Socket 939 Motherboards with Dual-Core BIOS

In addition to the Official X2 Support list from AMD, manufacturers are releasing x2 BIOS updates for their motherboards. Below is a list compiled from the manufacturers that claim x2 compatibility with their BIOS update.

In general a board must be Socket 939, and the x2 updates, at least for the present, are mainly limited to the nVidia nForce4 family and a few VIA K8T890/K8T800Pro motherboards. The new ULI 1689 chipset also features x2 support, with AGP 8X on the M1689 and PCIe with the M1695. There are also several older VIA AGP boards in the X2 support list. ATI Crossfire AMD and SiS 756 also support dual-core, so new motherboards using these chipsets will support the new X2 Athlon 64.

"Check Web Site" means we could not find BIOS support for x2 processors at the website, and that you need to check the website or contact the manufacturer for an updated support lisitng.

Dual-Core BIOS Revision is the earliest listed BIOS to support Dual-core. Later BIOS for the same board can reasonably be expected to also support x2 processors.

AMD Dual-Core BIOS Releases

 

AMD Dual-Core BIOS Releases

Manufacturer

Model Number

Dual-Core BIOS Revision

Abit

 

Fatal1ty AN8 SLI

AN8 SLI

AN8 Ultra

AN8

AN8-V

1.5

(6/16/05)

AV8 - 3rd Eye

AV8

 2.1

(6/16/05)

Albatron

K8SLI

K8NF4U

K8NF4X

1,07a (Beta)

(5/30/05)

AOpen

Check Website

Check Website

ASRock

K8 Combo Z (ULi)

K8 Upgrade-VM800

2.1 (5/19/05)

1.4 (6/03/05)

Asus

A8N-SLI Premium

A8N-SLI Deluxe

A8N-SLI

A8N-E

1005

1010

1008

1004

A8V Deluxe

A8V

1013

0205

Biostar

N4SLI-A9

NF4UL-A9

NF4ST-A9

nslia614

nf4ua614

nf4sa614

Chaintech

VNF4/VNF4 Ultra

V5.0 (6/03/05)

S1689 (ULi)

0523 Beta (5/23/05)

DFI

LANParty nForce4 SLI

LANParty UTnF4 SLI-D

LANParty UTnF4 SLI-DR

LANParty UTnF4 Ultra-D

LANParty UTnF4 Ultra-DR

NFLD510 Beta

(5/10/05)

NOTE: 6/23/05 Recommended

LANParty UT LP NF3 Ultra-D

Shipping BIOS

ECS

KN1 Extreme

nForce4 A939

1.1A (6/02/05)

1.0D (6/02/05)

KV2 Extreme

KV2 Lite

1.2C (6/27/05)

1.1B (6/27/05)

Epox

9NPA+ SLI

Beta 05.05.26

Foxconn

NF4UK8AC

NF4K8AA

See Website (www.foxconnchannel.com)

Gigabyte

 K8N Ultra SLI

Check Website for other nF4

F3 (6/28/2005)

Check Website

K8U-939 (ULi-AGP)

F1

Jetway

939GT4-SLI

939GT4-Ultra

Check Website

MSI

K8N SLI Platinum

K8N Diamond

K8N Neo4 Platinum

K8N Neo4-Fi

K8N Neo4-F

3.4 (6/02/05)

1.4 (6/02/05)

1.5 (6/03/05)

1.5 (6/03/05)

1.5 (6/03/05)

MSI K8T Neo2-F/FIR

9.1 (6/08/05)

RS480-M2 (ATI)

RX480-M2 (ATI)

3.4 (5/13/05)

Soltek

SL-NF4PRO-939

1.1 (6/02/05)

SL-K8TPro-939

SL-B9D-FGR

SL-K8T-939FL

W1.5 (5/25/05)

G1.3 (5/16/05)

F1.1 (5/23/05)

 

 

AMD Recommended Motherboards for Dual Core Final Words
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  • arswihart - Friday, July 8, 2005 - link

    epox has release official dual-core BIOS's for the 9npa+ and 9npa SLI Reply
  • leexgx - Thursday, July 7, 2005 - link

    -mood mode on-
    silly post system
    -mood mode off(ish)- :)

    why are you lot setting your self on fire when its only been out for an week or so every board by the end of the month will get its bios updates put up (well the ones that do realy support it)
    Reply
  • leexgx - Thursday, July 7, 2005 - link

    Reply
  • OldDummy - Monday, July 4, 2005 - link

    The FN95 V3 motherboard works with the X2. This is the motherboard in the SN95G5 V3,It works well. Reply
  • SUOrangeman - Saturday, July 2, 2005 - link

    The Shuttle released a new BIOS for the SN25P on 21 June. The linked README doesn't refer to this new release (yet), but I'm hoping that it has something to do with X2 support.

    http://global.shuttle.com/Download/Download_File.a...
    Reply
  • OldDummy - Thursday, June 30, 2005 - link

    Shuttle SN95G5 V3 has problems with the X2 but a bios is in the works.
    Reply
  • Wesley Fink - Thursday, June 30, 2005 - link

    The chart on page 4 has been updated based on information sent in by readers - Thank you. If we could verify the BIOS existed and claimed x2 support by the mfg, then it was added to the list.

    If we have overlooked any x2 BIOS please let us know. The motherboard supported, BIOS rev date, and where the BIOS can be downloaded would help us in verifying the information.
    Reply
  • porn loader - Thursday, June 30, 2005 - link

    The new DFI UT LP NF3 Ultra-D supports rev E/x2 cpus right out of the box.. Reply
  • 100proof - Thursday, June 30, 2005 - link

    I don't believe this question has been asked yet. In refference to the comments concerning the addiotion of 433, 466, and 500 DDR speeds for Revision E processors, which motherboards currently have bios releases that support these speeds?
    Reply
  • ceefka - Thursday, June 30, 2005 - link

    Likewise. a very useful article. Reply

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