Wednesday January 17, 2018

UEFI BIOS Updates For Spectre

With the Spectre vulnerability exposed, Intel is rushing out new microcode, and motherboard manufacturers are working hard to get BIOS updates released. The news today about InSpectre got us thinking, have there been any BIOS updates for our machines, and will there be? It looks like X99 is as far back as Intel is willing to go with microcode updates.

ASUS has a page you can find here to see if your motherboard has an updated BIOS. Unfortunately only 2 X99 boards appear like they will be getting any love.

GIGABYTE has a similar page here, unfortunately it does not look like they are going back to X99 at this time, but Gigabyte did tell us several X99 boards are in testing now, and the page will be updated when it becomes available for download.

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MSI's page is available here. So far they have only released updates for Z370, but there is a list of motherboards that will be getting the update.

ASRock doesn't have a dedicated page that we could find, but its support site shows many new BIOS updates have been released in the last week, with presumably more coming soon. (Update: UEFI/BIOS patch microsite for AsRock.)