Required BIOS Updates Are Available for Your Intel® X299 Chipset and Intel ® Core™ X-Series Desktop Processor-based System

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10/07/2019

This article applies to the following SKUs: Intel® Core™ i9-10980XE, i9-10940X, i9-10920X, and i9-10900X processors. These SKUs are launched in Q4, 2019.

Advisory

The Intel® X299 Chipset is a high-end desktop (HEDT) chipset designed for motherboards that support the Intel® Core, ™ X-series desktop processors based on line grid array (LGA) 2066 socket. It is a key component to maintaining compatibility while enabling processor innovations on the platform is the motherboard BIOS.

The Intel® Core™ i9-10980XE, i9-10940X, i9-10920X, and i9-10900X processors contain several changes. This will require a BIOS update to your Intel® X299 Chipset-based motherboard in order to boot. Intel recommends you update the BIOS on your Intel® X299 Chipset-based systems for compatibility with SKUs mentioned.

Note Updating your BIOS to support the Intel® Core™ i9-10980XE, i9-10940X, i9-10920X, and i9-10900X processors WILL remove compatibility with the follow Intel ® Core™ X-series processors: i5-7640X, i7-7740X.

Call to Action

Contact your motherboard manufacturer directly for BIOS updates and further information.