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BIOS Update Advisory for Intel® Adaptive Boost Technology on Intel® Core™ I9-11900K/KF Processors

Summary: This article covers how to enable Intel® Adaptive Boost Technology on Intel® Core™ I9-11900K/KF Processors.

Problem Statement: What is Intel® Adaptive Boost Technology? Which CPUs support this feature? How do I enable it?

Solution: Intel® Adaptive Boost Technology (ABT) is a new feature with 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900K and i9-11900KF processors that improves gaming performance by opportunistically allowing higher multi-core turbo frequencies. Intel® Adaptive Boost Technology operates within system power and temperature specifications when current, power, and thermal headroom exists.

Intel® ABT is available on all i9-11900K and i9-11900KF processors. However, enabling this feature requires an Intel® ABT ready BIOS. This advisory is to inform you that Intel® ABT ready BIOS updates are available from motherboard manufacturers. Refer to the links below or contact your motherboard manufacturers for details on availability.

BIOS Availability: Intel® Adaptive Boost Technology ready BIOS is available from these motherboard manufacturers.

ASRock
ASUS
Biostar
EVGA
Gigabyte
MSI
NZXT

Please note this list does not include all motherboard manufacturers. If you do not see your motherboard manufacturer listed here, contact them directly.

If you need further assistance, please contact Intel Customer Support.


Required BIOS Updates for Intel® 400 Series Chipset and 11th Gen Intel® Core™ Desktop Processors

Problem: Intel® Z490 and H470 chipset-based motherboards may not boot with the upcoming 11th Gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors.

The Intel® 400 Series Chipset is a scalable chipset designed for motherboards that support the 10th Gen and upcoming 11th Gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors. A key component to maintaining this broad compatibility while enabling processor innovations on the platform is the motherboard BIOS.

Solution: Intel® Z490 and H470 chipset-based motherboards may require a BIOS update to boot the upcoming 11th Gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors. Intel recommends that you update the BIOS on your Intel 400 Series Chipset-based systems for compatibility with the upcoming 11th Gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors.

Note: Motherboards based on Intel® B460 or H410 chipsets are not compatible with upcoming 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors.

Summary: Update the BIOS on your Intel® Z490 or H470 chipset-based motherboards for compatibility with the upcoming 11th Gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors. Motherboards based on Intel® B460 or H410 chipsets are not compatible with 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors.

Refer to the links below or contact your motherboard manufacturer directly for BIOS updates and further information.

ASRock
ASUS
Biostar
Colorful
EVGA
Gigabyte
MSI
NZXT
Shangke ( Maxsun / SOYO )

Please note this list does not include all motherboard manufacturers. If you do not see your motherboard manufacturer listed here, contact them directly.

If you need further assistance, please contact Intel Customer Support.


Required BIOS Updates for Intel® 400 Series Chipset and Intel® Xeon® W-1300 Workstation Processors

Problem: Intel® W480 chipset-based motherboards may not boot with Intel® Xeon® W-1300 processors.

The Intel® W480 chipset are designed to be compatible with Intel® Xeon® W-1200 and forthcoming Intel® Xeon® W-1300 workstation processors. In addition, 10th Gen and 11th Gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors are also compatible to Intel® W480 chipset boards. One key component to maintaining this broad platform compatibility and enabling processor innovations is the motherboard BIOS.

The Intel® Xeon® W-1300 workstation processors will contain innovations that may require BIOS update to existing Intel® Xeon® W-1300 capable motherboards to boot. Affected configurations are combinations of any Intel® Xeon® W-1300 workstation processor paired with an existing motherboard based on Intel® W480chipset.

Solution: BIOS updates required for Intel® Xeon® W-1300 workstation processors compatibility are available from motherboard manufacturers. Refer to the links below or contact your motherboard manufacturers for more details on BIOS updates availability and motherboard compatibility.

Summary: Update the BIOS on your Intel® W480 chipset-based motherboards for compatibility with Intel® Xeon® W-1300 workstation processors.

Refer to the links below or contact your motherboard manufacturer directly for BIOS updates and further information.

ASRock
ASUS
Gigabyte
SuperMicro

Please note this list does not include all motherboard manufacturers. If you do not see your motherboard manufacturer listed here, contact them directly.

If you need further assistance, please contact Intel Customer Support.