abit Motherboards with Intel 45nm Processor Support
Model Platform Notes
I-45CV Intel 945GC/ICH7 Wolfdale Only with BIOS Upgrade
I-45C Intel 945GC/ICH7 Wolfdale Only with BIOS Upgrade
IP35 Pro Intel P35/ICH9R -
IP35 Intel P35/ICH9R -
IP35 E Intel P35/ICH9 -
IP35V Intel P35/ICH7 -
IX38 QuadGT Intel X38/ICH9R -
Fatal1ty FP-IN9 SLI NVIDIA 650i SLI In Qualification Testing
IN9 32X-MAX NVIDIA 680i SLI In Qualification Testing

abit will be releasing optimized BIOS spins for their P35 boards shortly and the IX38 QuadGT has full support out of the box. abit has confirmed their NVIDIA based 650i/680i motherboards will officially support Wolfdale and Yorkfield.


ASUS Motherboards with Intel 45nm Processor Support
Model Platform Notes
P5KPL-E Intel G31/ICH7 -
P5KPL Intel G31/ICH7 -
P5KPL-VM Intel G31/ICH9 -
P5K-VM Intel G33/ICH9 -
P5K-V Intel G33/ICH9 -
P5E-VM HDMI Intel G35/ICH9R -
P5K-Pro Intel P35/ICH9R -
P5K-E Series Intel P35/ICH9R -
P5KR Intel P35/ICH9R -
P5K Premium Intel P35/ICH9R -
Blitz Formula Intel P35/ICH9R -
P5K3 Premium Intel P35/ICH9R -
Blitz Extreme Intel P35/ICH9R -
P5K3 Deluxe Series Intel P35/ICH9R -
P5K Intel P35/ICH9 -
P5K SE Intel P35/ICH9 -
P5KC Intel P35/ICH9 -
P5K WS Intel P35/ICH9R -
P5K64 WS Intel P35/ICH9R -
P5E-VM DO Intel Q35/ICH9D0 -
P5E3 WS Pro Intel X38/ICH9R -
P5E WS Pro Intel X38/ICH9R -
Maximus Formula Intel X38/ICH9R -
P5E3 Deluxe Intel X38/ICH9R -
P5E3 Intel X38/ICH9R -
P5E Intel X38/ICH9R -
P5E3 Deluxe WiFi Intel X38/ICH9R BIOS 0601 Optimized
Maximus Extreme Intel X38/ICH9R -
P5GC Intel 945GC/ICH7 -
P5GC-VM Pro Intel 945GC/ICH7 -
P5GC-VM Intel 945GC/ICH7 -
P5G-MX Intel 945GC/ICH7 -
P5WDG2 WS Intel 975X/ICH7R In Qualification Testing
P5W64 WS Intel 975X/ICH7R In Qualification Testing
P5N-E SLI NVIDIA 650i SLI BIOS update required
Striker NVIDIA 680i SLI BIOS update required
P5N32-E SLI NVIDIA 680i SLI BIOS update required
Striker Extreme NVIDIA 680i SLI BIOS update required
P5NT WS NVIDIA 680i LT SLI BIOS update required

The vast majority of the ASUS Intel-based chipset motherboards will POST and operate fine with the currently released BIOS spins. However, we expect of flood of BIOS updates from ASUS shortly to address proper processor recognition and to optimized BIOS releases for the performance oriented motherboards. ASUS is even trying to qualify their two 975X workstation motherboards and we expect an answer within 24 hours if this will be possible. Their complete lineup of NVIDIA-based motherboards will work, although a BIOS update will be required for full functionality.


Biostar Motherboards with Intel 45nm Processor Support
Model Platform Notes
TP35D3-A7 Deluxe Intel P35/ICH9R -
TP35D2-A7 Intel P35/ICH9 -
P35D2-A7 Intel P35/ICH9 -
TF7150U-M7 NVIDIA GF7150/630i -
TF7100P-M7 NVIDIA GF7100/630i -
GF7050V-M7 NVIDIA GF7050/610i -
TF650i Ultra-A7 NVIDIA 650i SLI -
945GC Micro 775 V6.1 Intel 945GC/ICH7 BIOS i9gcm814 - Wolfdale only
945GC-M7 TE Intel 945GC/ICH7 Wolfdale Only
TF680i SLI Deluxe NVIDIA 680i SLI In Qualification Testing

Biostar is offering full Wolfdale and Yorkfield support on their Intel P35, NVIDIA GeForce 7xxx, and NVIDIA 650i SLI products. Wolfdale is only supported on the 945GC chipset, and the 680i SLI is still an open question mark.

Index DFI, ECS, EVGA, and Foxconn


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  • nowayout99 - Sunday, November 25, 2007 - link

    The popular Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L board is Yorkfield-friendly with the F6 update. Reply
  • mbf - Monday, November 19, 2007 - link

    ...changed its mind about support for Penryn processors on i975X-based boards. As the newly revised list at http://event.asus.com/mb/45nm/">http://event.asus.com/mb/45nm/ shows there is now not a single i975X-based board on that list. Very strange when an even more aging chipset like the i945GC at least still supports the dual-core (Wolfdale) models. Strange stuff indeed... Reply
  • papi4baby - Thursday, November 15, 2007 - link

    Thanks. Reply
  • MichaelD - Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - link

    I have a Gigabyte P965-DS3 Rev1.0. Any word on Yorkfield compatibility? Reply
  • CZroe - Tuesday, October 30, 2007 - link

    As is stands, I'm most interested in the Asus P5N32-SLI PLUS. It was made as a cheaper alternative to the P5N32-SLI and is superior because it uses all solid caps and remains feature-identical with the 680i board. The interesting part is that it is actually a combination of a 650i and an AMD chipset to get 2x16 PRG slots and more. This is why I am extremely curious to know if it supportes these next-gen CPUs. It is often incorrectly called a 680i board or a 650i board, so Asus had to come up with their own chpset name for it on the website (though no one seems to have gone along).

    Please ask and update because it's popular in high-end systems. Also, it is the cheapest board I could find with DTS Connect, so I'm sure a lot of mid-range HTPC buyers snapped it up too and they would like to know.
  • MAValpha - Monday, October 29, 2007 - link

    Wait, so abit is updating their 945G board, but not their once-flagship AB9 Pro or QuadGT? I'll be more than a little surprised if the VRM isn't compatible, as 1333FSB support certainly isn't the issue here...

    And more disappointing, DFI isn't doing anything with the RD600-based ICFX3200-T2R/G! Is this board just being swept under the rug as a costly mistake?
  • 8KCABrett - Monday, April 7, 2008 - link

    Actually, Abit does now have a beta BIOS which supports the 45nm CPUs out for a few more of their P965 boards, including the AB9 QuadGT.

    Here is a thread on the subject in the ABIT forums:


    Here is the BIOS download post: http://forum.abit-usa.com/showthread.php?t=122393">http://forum.abit-usa.com/showthread.php?t=122393
  • Lord 666 - Saturday, September 20, 2008 - link

    Took the plunge and tried installing a Q9550 into my Abit AB9 Quad GT. First tried the BIOS 17 that was on their Tawain site, but it was not marked beta. Watched the bios with the E6600 in board over the weekend, found it to be stable so I moved forward with installing the new CPU into an existing Vista Ultimate 32bit build.

    While the CPU was functional and noticeably faster than the E6600 that was in previously, there were random application errors during bootup and while idle. Right after bootup, there were application failures tied into Windows Media Center. After selecting a previously known working file with Windows Media Player, it would play the first second and then crash the application. WMC wasn't able to access live TV anymore because it stated my dinky USB TV tuner was not found (but saw it within device manager)

    I wiped Vista and went to XP64 and have not had these issues... but that the same time don't have WMC and other XP 64bit issues.

    Lesson learned is I should have stuck with the Q6600 with this board. In the process of finding a suitable board for the Q9550 and going to eventually pair the still rock solid QuadGT with a new Q6600.
  • Calin - Monday, October 29, 2007 - link

    There was a time when only VIA had support in chipset for the fastest FSB from Intel (the 133MHz front side bus P3 chipsets) Reply
  • CZroe - Tuesday, October 30, 2007 - link

    I dunno... Weren't there even 440BX boards with 133FSB? I think you are talking about UDMA133/EIDE133/ATA133. That was not an official standard and IBM refusted to make drives supporting it. When IBM sold the division to Hitachi and nVidia nodded with UDMA133 on the nForce, we finally got UDMA133 Deskstar HDDs. ;) Reply

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