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2018/01/12 14:58:51 (permalink)
BIOS 1.08/1.07/1.06 Updates (Spectre)

  • Update CPU microcode for Intel security
  • Improves smart fan speed control
  • Improves Intel SGX compatibility
  • Add SW-TPM function
  • Add SPD control item for additional memory RGB control
This BIOS is intended to update the CPU microcode to increase security related to the reported Spectre vulnerability for processors used on Z270 motherboards.  This microcode update is expected to be used in conjunction with related patches from your Operating System or VMM to ensure complete protection from reported vulnerabilities. 
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Windows Installation
  • Download the correct .zip file below for your motherboard:
         134-KS-E279-KR - EVGA Z270 Classified K - v1.08
         132-KS-E277-KR - EVGA Z270 FTW - v1.07
         111-KS-E272-KR - EVGA Z270 Stinger - v1.06
  • First go into your BIOS and load defaults, save and exit
  • Close all open programs.
  • Go into the folder where you unzipped this package and open update.bat
  • Press Y to start the flash process
  • DO NOT TURN OFF POWER OR RESET DURING THE FLASH PROCESS
  • After the flashing is finished, the system will automatically shut down. Then power on again and go into BIOS to setup.
  • NOTE: If flash box immediately closes after flash attempt, the flash may need to be ran from a CMD prompt with administrator privileges or DOS version.
  
BIOS Installation
  • Extract the contents of .zip file to USB flash drive (must be formatted as FAT32)
  • Reboot the machine and go into the system BIOS
  • From the BIOS, navigate to the Save & Exit tab and open "Select BIOS File."
  • Select the .bin file you wish to flash.
[New BIOS added 3/27]
post edited by EVGATech_LeeM - 2018/03/27 11:24:06
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    Ferullo2024
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    Re: Z270 BIOS Update with Spectre updates 2018/01/13 16:09:04 (permalink)
    Okay when I got the zip file Im not sure what the format was so I will check that. I got it updated but I went the online way. But couldn't figure out why it would pull it from the USB
     
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    Re: Z270 BIOS Update with Spectre updates 2018/01/24 17:09:47 (permalink)
    I'm sure it's a bit late, but make sure to unzip the folder prior to trying to flash the BIOS.
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    Re: Z270 BIOS Update with Spectre updates 2018/02/06 10:43:03 (permalink)
    Please note that we've temporarily removed the Spectre updates, as we are in the process of providing a new BIOS version with updated microcode.  I do not currently have an expected date of release, however, so we ask that you patiently wait while we work on this.  I will provide further updates when they are available.
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    Re: Z270 BIOS Update with Spectre updates 2018/02/07 20:44:22 (permalink)
    So what was the reason for removing the BIOS updates?
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    Re: Z270 BIOS Update with Spectre updates 2018/02/08 06:14:52 (permalink)
    That is a good question, I have been running on the new bios and was wondering the same thing?
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    Re: Z270 BIOS Update with Spectre updates 2018/02/08 11:53:01 (permalink)
    Nameless Gentleman
    So what was the reason for removing the BIOS updates?


    Read post #4.




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    Re: Z270 BIOS Update with Spectre updates 2018/02/14 18:44:21 (permalink)
    Nameless Gentleman
    So what was the reason for removing the BIOS updates?


    tech73x
    That is a good question, I have been running on the new bios and was wondering the same thing?


    intel asked manufactures to pull it do to some crashing errors been caused by the new micro code. so if you did already install it and are having crashing issues since then roll back to the last version.



                                   
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    Re: Z270 BIOS Update with Spectre updates 2018/02/14 18:49:19 (permalink)
    That's what I just got done reading :). Thanks quadlatte for the help,
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    Re: Z270 BIOS Update with Spectre updates 2018/02/20 17:46:33 (permalink)
    https://newsroom.intel.com/news/latest-intel-security-news-updated-firmware-available/
     
    Intel has made the microcode updates available to OEMs for 6th, 7th, and 8th gen processors. That means firmware updates can begin again. No timeline, of course, but at least now we know that EVGA should have what they need in order to restart the process.
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    Re: Z270 BIOS Update with Spectre updates 2018/03/21 03:37:36 (permalink)
    Any word on when the next update will be released?
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    Re: Z270 BIOS Update with Spectre updates 2018/03/23 12:46:56 (permalink)
    aa777888
    Any word on when the next update will be released?




    EVGA released the updates for X299 yesterday. I'd expect ours to roll out "soon."
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    Re: Z270 BIOS Update with Spectre updates 2018/03/27 11:04:49 (permalink)
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    aa777888
    Any word on when the next update will be released?




    EVGA released the updates for X299 yesterday. I'd expect ours to roll out "soon."


    "Soon" is now here.  The latest microcode updates are now available.
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    Re: Z270 BIOS Update with Spectre updates 2018/03/27 11:19:25 (permalink)
    EVGATech_LeeM
     
    "Soon" is now here.  The latest microcode updates are now available.




    Following error trying to download E277 and E272. No problems for E279.
     

    404 - File or directory not found.

    The resource you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.

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    Re: Z270 BIOS Update with Spectre updates 2018/03/27 11:22:39 (permalink)
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    EVGATech_LeeM
     
    "Soon" is now here.  The latest microcode updates are now available.




    Following error trying to download E277 and E272. No problems for E279.
     

    404 - File or directory not found.

    The resource you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.



    Thanks. Fixed.
     
    Please redownload E279, as it was linked to the old Spectre microcode file (v1.07), whereas the new one is v1.08.
    post edited by EVGATech_LeeM - 2018/03/27 11:25:05
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    Re: Z270 BIOS Update with Spectre updates 2018/03/27 11:24:12 (permalink)
    EVGATech_LeeM
     
    Thanks. Fixed.



    Thank you!
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    Re: Z270 BIOS Update with Spectre updates 2018/03/27 11:25:37 (permalink)
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    Thanks. Fixed.



    Thank you!


    YW.  Please note my edit above.  Make sure you grab version 1.08 for the E279.
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    Re: Z270 BIOS Update with Spectre updates 2018/03/27 11:30:51 (permalink)
    EVGATech_LeeM
     
    YW.  Please note my edit above.  Make sure you grab version 1.08 for the E279.




    Thanks LeeM, I tried to download all of them just to test links as when I tried to download mine, the E277 one, I got the 404 error.
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    Re: Z270 BIOS Update with Spectre updates 2018/03/27 11:45:21 (permalink)
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    EVGATech_LeeM
     
    YW.  Please note my edit above.  Make sure you grab version 1.08 for the E279.




    Thanks LeeM, I tried to download all of them just to test links as when I tried to download mine, the E277 one, I got the 404 error.


    Thanks.  I always appreciate an assist.


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    Re: Z270 BIOS Update with Spectre updates 2018/03/28 07:38:59 (permalink)
    just updated the bios and it killed my nvme speeds, like 100k off the iops read and writes and about 500MB/s off the reads. not good at all.

                                   
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    Re: Z270 BIOS Update with Spectre updates 2018/03/28 08:53:40 (permalink)
    RE: EVGA Z270 Stinger
     
    Dark Mode still doesn't disable the M.2 Key-M Activity LED (Page 10/11 in the manual). With a clear side case (NZXT H200i), this is still extremely annoying. Any chance EVGA will consider a fix? I've previously reported this through support channels with no response to date.
     
    I'd honestly rip the LED off the board if I weren't concerned with EVGA's potential warranty response.
     
    This problem has been there for 1.04 and 1.05 as well. My board shipped with 1.04, so I don't know if prior bios' were impacted.
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    Re: Z270 BIOS Update with Spectre updates 2018/03/29 09:19:46 (permalink)
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    RE: EVGA Z270 Stinger
     
    Dark Mode still doesn't disable the M.2 Key-M Activity LED (Page 10/11 in the manual). With a clear side case (NZXT H200i), this is still extremely annoying. Any chance EVGA will consider a fix? I've previously reported this through support channels with no response to date.
     
    I'd honestly rip the LED off the board if I weren't concerned with EVGA's potential warranty response.
     
    This problem has been there for 1.04 and 1.05 as well. My board shipped with 1.04, so I don't know if prior bios' were impacted.


    I checked with our BIOS team on this.  Unfortunately, there is no control pin by hardware for the LED, so it cannot be disabled through a BIOS update or BIOS setting.  I'd probably recommend a small piece of electrical tape to cover over it as the safest way of reducing the light.
     
    As for warranty, I would not suggest removing the LED as that would be considered physical damage, but I think you probably already guessed that.
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    Re: Z270 BIOS Update with Spectre updates 2018/03/29 09:26:15 (permalink)
    quadlatte
    just updated the bios and it killed my nvme speeds, like 100k off the iops read and writes and about 500MB/s off the reads. not good at all.


    Our internal testing with an Intel 600P and a Samsung 960EVO show negligible differences between BIOS 1.05 and 1.07.  I wonder if something else might be going on.
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    Re: Z270 BIOS Update with Spectre updates 2018/03/29 11:06:10 (permalink)
    Funny enough I have both of those drives installed, the 960 is the boot drive. Ran both the Samsung and CDM5 tests right after the update, iops on both read and writes we're down 100k and reads we're down, write mb's we're about the same, 1750MB on the 960 and 540MB on the 600p. There was a Windows update that installed after the bios update, the OS side of the bug patch, but to take a hit like that is huge. Boot time did slow a little also.

                                   
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    Re: Z270 BIOS Update with Spectre updates 2018/04/02 00:25:55 (permalink)
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    Funny enough I have both of those drives installed, the 960 is the boot drive. Ran both the Samsung and CDM5 tests right after the update, iops on both read and writes we're down 100k and reads we're down, write mb's we're about the same, 1750MB on the 960 and 540MB on the 600p. There was a Windows update that installed after the bios update, the OS side of the bug patch, but to take a hit like that is huge. Boot time did slow a little also.



    What values are you getting for iops and read/write speed?

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    Re: Z270 BIOS Update with Spectre updates 2018/04/02 19:26:59 (permalink)
    They've all had some update since then...I don't know..I just got warranty board brand new one back, I don't know hang on to it...buy another windows key something. 
    I doubt it even really needs the update though dude.
     
    Dog out the supermicro for awhile. it's the weirder stuff kind of like the Asus's and the svid etc..but you might have raise system agent and whatever IA/ISA I did BSOD page fault when Ocing etc. 
    Didn't have to on these. 

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    Re: Z270 BIOS Update with Spectre updates 2018/08/06 15:56:22 (permalink)
    thanks
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