February 25, 2024

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

Chipset Model PCI Express SFF-8639(with ASUS Hyper Kit) BIOS Version
X99 Rampage V Extreme/U3.1 Yes Yes 1401
X99-Deluxe/U3.1 Yes Yes 1702
X99-Pro/USB 3.1 Yes Yes 1702
X99-A/USB 3.1(Transfer Express) Yes Yes 1702
X99-A/USB 3.1 Yes Yes 1702
Rampage V Extreme Yes Yes 1401
X99-Deluxe Yes Yes 1702
X99-Pro Yes Yes 1702
X99-S Yes Yes 1702
X99-A Yes Yes 1702
Sabertooth X99 Yes Yes 0216
Z97 Z97-Deluxe/USB 3.1(NFC & WLC) Yes N/A 0401
Z97-Deluxe/USB 3.1 Yes N/A 0401
Z97-Pro(Wi-Fi ac)/USB 3.1 Yes N/A 0501
Z97-A/USB 3.1 Yes N/A 0501
Z97-E/USB 3.1 Yes N/A 0403
Z97-K/USB 3.1 Yes N/A 0402
Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1/USB 3.1 Yes N/A 0401
Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2/USB 3.1 Yes N/A 0203
Maximus VII Formula Yes N/A 2601
Maximus VII Hero Yes N/A 2601
Maximus VII Ranger Yes N/A 2601
Maximus VII Gene Yes N/A 2601
Maximus VII Impact Yes N/A 2601
Z97-Deluxe(NFC & WLC) Yes N/A 2205
Z97-Deluxe Yes N/A 2205
Z97-Pro(Wi-Fi ac) Yes N/A 2205
Z97-Pro Yes N/A 2205
Z97-A Yes N/A 2205
Z97-AR Yes N/A 2205
Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1 Yes N/A 2205
Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 Yes N/A 2205
Sabertooth Z97 Mark S Yes N/A 2205
Gryphon Z97 Armor Edition Yes N/A 2205
Gryphon Z97 Yes N/A 2205
Z97-Pro Gamer Yes N/A 2103
Z97-C Yes N/A 2404
Z97-E Yes N/A 0702
Z97-K Yes N/A 2603
Z97-K R2.0 Yes N/A 0802
Z97-P Yes N/A 2801
Z97M-Plus Yes N/A 2801
Z97I-Plus Yes N/A 2604
H97 H97-Pro Gamer Yes N/A 2405
H97-Pro Yes N/A 2801
H97-Plus Yes N/A 2502
H97M-Plus Yes N/A 2501
H97M-E Yes N/A 2402
H97I-Plus Yes N/A 2603