ASUS rebels against Intel, adds Devil Canyon support to Z87 boards

Intel wanted motherboard makers to push users to upgrade to Z97, ASUS bucked the trend and added support for Devil's Canyon on Z87.

| Jun 1, 2014 at 7:32 pm CDT

Intel's Devil's Canyon CPUs are the next thing to be excited about, but most thought they would require an upgraded motherboard for the new CPUs to work - an upgrade to Z97. Well, that isn't the case for ASUS at least.

ASUS rebels against Intel, adds Devil Canyon support to Z87 boards | TweakTown.com

ASUS has pushed back at Intel, providing support for Devil's Canyon-based CPUs on its Z87 motherboards - something that was posted on the XtremeSystems forums. The post says: "Most, if not all of their Z87 boards have received a BIOS update allowing the use of Intel's devil canyon processors. This is also backed up on their Cpu support lists".

This is a good thing for owners of Z87-based motherboards who were waiting on the new CPUs, or would like to upgrade to the new CPUs, without having to upgrade to a new motherboard, too. Especially when you may have plunked down $400+ on a high-end board.

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