ASUS Announces NVM Express Devices Support for All X99 and Z97 Motherboards

ASUS today announced that it is the world’s first motherboard brand to support all NVM Express™ (NVMe) storage devices via BIOS update and optional ASUS Hyper Kit expansion card.

The  BIOS update enable all ASUS X99 and Z97 motherboards to be compatible with the latest NVMe storage devices, including those with PCI Express® (PCIe®) and M.2 (PCIe) interfaces. All ASUS X99 motherboards are also compatible with the latest 2.5-inch NVMe SFF-8639 solid-state drives (SSDs), via the exclusive ASUS Hyper Kit expansion card — for ultimate data-transfer bandwidth up to 32Gbit/s.

All ASUS X99 and Z97 motherboard support NVM Express

Supported Motherboards

ChipsetModelPCI ExpressSFF-8639(with ASUS Hyper Kit)BIOS Version
X99Rampage V Extreme/U3.1YesYes1401
X99-Deluxe/U3.1YesYes1702
X99-Pro/USB 3.1YesYes1702
X99-A/USB 3.1(Transfer Express)YesYes1702
X99-A/USB 3.1YesYes1702
Rampage V ExtremeYesYes1401
X99-DeluxeYesYes1702
X99-ProYesYes1702
X99-SYesYes1702
X99-AYesYes1702
Sabertooth X99YesYes0216
Z97Z97-Deluxe/USB 3.1(NFC & WLC)YesN/A0401
Z97-Deluxe/USB 3.1YesN/A0401
Z97-Pro(Wi-Fi ac)/USB 3.1YesN/A0501
Z97-A/USB 3.1YesN/A0501
Z97-E/USB 3.1YesN/A0403
Z97-K/USB 3.1YesN/A0402
Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1/USB 3.1YesN/A0401
Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2/USB 3.1YesN/A0203
Maximus VII FormulaYesN/A2601
Maximus VII HeroYesN/A2601
Maximus VII RangerYesN/A2601
Maximus VII GeneYesN/A2601
Maximus VII ImpactYesN/A2601
Z97-Deluxe(NFC & WLC)YesN/A2205
Z97-DeluxeYesN/A2205
Z97-Pro(Wi-Fi ac)YesN/A2205
Z97-ProYesN/A2205
Z97-AYesN/A2205
Z97-ARYesN/A2205
Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1YesN/A2205
Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2YesN/A2205
Sabertooth Z97 Mark SYesN/A2205
Gryphon Z97 Armor EditionYesN/A2205
Gryphon Z97YesN/A2205
Z97-Pro GamerYesN/A2103
Z97-CYesN/A2404
Z97-EYesN/A0702
Z97-KYesN/A2603
Z97-K R2.0YesN/A0802
Z97-PYesN/A2801
Z97M-PlusYesN/A2801
Z97I-PlusYesN/A2604
H97H97-Pro GamerYesN/A2405
H97-ProYesN/A2801
H97-PlusYesN/A2502
H97M-PlusYesN/A2501
H97M-EYesN/A2402
H97I-PlusYesN/A2603
Sumon Pathak
Lawyer by day, Overclocker and reviewer by night, and a sniper in weekends.
Sumon Pathak
News Reporter
Lawyer by day, Overclocker and reviewer by night, and a sniper in weekends.
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