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List of 8 Series Motherboards Compatible with Intel Devil’s Canyon (Intel Core i7-4790K and Core i5-4690K)

The new Haswell Refresh-K Series, codenamed Intel Devil’s Canyon, Intel Core i7-4790K and Core i5-4690K processors were originally exclusive for the new Intel 9 Series-based motherboards (the Z97 and H87 motherboards). However, before the official launching of the said processors, there were already many reports claiming that the Intel Core i7-4790K is working on Z87 based motherboards. And now, it is official that the older 8 series users can enjoy the new Devil’s Canyon processors just by updating their BIOS provided by their motherboard’s manufacturer. But not all 8 series boards are compatible with the Devil’s Canyon. Most motherboards that are compatible with the new Devil’s Canyon are the more popular Z87 and H87 boards. See the full list of Z87, H87, B85 and H81 motherboards that are compatible with the new Intel Core i7-4790K and Core i5-4690K below.

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List of Motherboards Compatible with Intel Devil's Canyon
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List of Motherboards Compatible with Intel Core i7-4790K and Core i5-4690K

Below is a list of motherboards that are compatible with the latest Devil’s Canyon Processors, the Intel Core i7-4790K and Core i5-4690K.

  • ASRock B85 Pro4 | Chipset: B85 Form Factor: ATX
  • ASRock B85iCafe4 | Chipset: B85 Form Factor: ATX
  • ASRock B85M | Chipset: B85 Form Factor: microATX
  • ASRock B85M BTC | Chipset: B85 Form Factor: microATX
  • ASRock B85M Pro4 | Chipset: B85 Form Factor: microATX
  • ASRock B85M-GL | Chipset: B85 Form Factor: microATX
  • ASRock B85M-HDS | Chipset: B85 Form Factor: microATX
  • ASRock B85M-ITX | Chipset: B85 Form Factor: Mini-ITX
  • ASRock Fatal1ty H87 Performance | Chipset: H87 Form Factor: ATX
  • ASRock Fatal1ty H97 Killer | Chipset: H97 Form Factor: ATX
  • ASRock Fatal1ty H97 Performance | Chipset: H97 Form Factor: ATX
  • ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: ATX
  • ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Professional | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: ATX
  • ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer | Chipset: Z97 Form Factor: ATX
  • ASRock Fatal1ty Z97X Killer | Chipset: Z97 Form Factor: ATX
  • ASRock H81M | Chipset: H81 Form Factor: microATX
  • ASRock H81M BTC | Chipset: H81 Form Factor: microATX
  • ASRock H81M-DGS | Chipset: H81 Form Factor: microATX
  • ASRock H81M-GL | Chipset: H81 Form Factor: microATX
  • ASRock H81M-HDS | Chipset: H81 Form Factor: microATX
  • ASRock H81M-HG4 | Chipset: H81 Form Factor: microATX
  • ASRock H81M-ITX | Chipset: H81 Form Factor: Mini-ITX
  • ASRock H81M-VG4 | Chipset: H81 Form Factor: microATX
  • ASRock H81TM-ITX | Chipset: H81 Form Factor: Mini-ITX
  • ASRock H87 Pro4 | Chipset: H87 Form Factor: ATX
  • ASRock H87E-ITX/ac | Chipset: H87 Form Factor: Mini-ITX
  • ASRock H87M | Chipset: H87 Form Factor: microATX
  • ASRock H87M Pro4 | Chipset: H87 Form Factor: microATX
  • ASRock H87M-ITX | Chipset: H87 Form Factor: Mini-ITX
  • ASRock H97 Pro4 | Chipset: H97 Form Factor: ATX
  • ASRock H97M | Chipset: H97 Form Factor: microATX
  • ASRock H97M Pro4 | Chipset: H97 Form Factor: microATX
  • ASRock H97M-ITX/ac | Chipset: H97 Form Factor: Mini-ITX
  • ASRock P81 Pro3 | Chipset: H81 Form Factor: ATX
  • ASRock P85 Pro3 | Chipset: B85 Form Factor: ATX
  • ASRock Q87M vPro | Chipset: Q87 Form Factor: microATX
  • ASRock Z87 Extreme3 | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: ATX
  • ASRock Z87 Extreme4 | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: ATX
  • ASRock Z87 Extreme4/TB4 | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: ATX
  • ASRock Z87 Extreme6 | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: ATX
  • ASRock Z87 Extreme6/ac | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: ATX
  • ASRock Z87 Extreme9/ac | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: ATX
  • ASRock Z87 OC Formula | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: EATX
  • ASRock Z87 OC Formula/ac | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: EATX
  • ASRock Z87 Pro3 | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: ATX
  • ASRock Z87 Pro4 | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: ATX
  • ASRock Z87E-ITX | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: Mini-ITX
  • ASRock Z87iCafe4 | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: ATX
  • ASRock Z87M Extreme4 | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: microATX
  • ASRock Z87M OC Formula | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: microATX
  • ASRock Z87M Pro4 | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: microATX
  • ASRock Z97 Extreme3 | Chipset: Z97 Form Factor: ATX
  • ASRock Z97 Extreme4 | Chipset: Z97 Form Factor: ATX
  • ASRock Z97 Extreme6 | Chipset: Z97 Form Factor: ATX
  • ASRock Z97 Pro3 | Chipset: Z97 Form Factor: ATX
  • ASRock Z97 Pro4 | Chipset: Z97 Form Factor: ATX
  • ASRock Z97E-ITX/ac | Chipset: Z97 Form Factor: Mini-ITX
  • ASRock Z97M OC Formula | Chipset: Z97 Form Factor: microATX
  • ASRock Z97M Pro4 | Chipset: Z97 Form Factor: microATX
  • ASUS GRYPHON Z87 | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: microATX
  • ASUS GRYPHON Z97 | Chipset: Z97 Form Factor: microATX
  • ASUS H87-PLUS | Chipset: H87 Form Factor: ATX
  • ASUS H97I-PLUS | Chipset: H97 Form Factor: Mini-ITX
  • ASUS H97M-E/CSM | Chipset: H97 Form Factor: microATX
  • ASUS H97M-PLUS | Chipset: H97 Form Factor: microATX
  • ASUS H97-PLUS | Chipset: H97 Form Factor: ATX
  • ASUS MAXIMUS VI IMPACT | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: Mini-ITX
  • ASUS MAXIMUS VII IMPACT | Chipset: Z97 Form Factor: Mini-ITX
  • ASUS MAXIMUS VII GENE | Chipset: Z97 Form Factor: microATX
  • ASUS MAXIMUS VII HERO | Chipset: Z97 Form Factor: ATX
  • ASUS MAXIMUS VII RANGER | Chipset: Z97 Form Factor: ATX
  • ASUS MAXIMUS VII FORMULA | Chipset: Z97 Form Factor: ATX
  • ASUS SABERTOOTH Z87 | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: ATX
  • ASUS SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK1 | Chipset: Z97 Form Factor: ATX
  • ASUS SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK2 | Chipset: Z97 Form Factor: ATX
  • ASUS Z87-PRO | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: ATX
  • ASUS Z97-A | Chipset: Z97 Form Factor: ATX
  • ASUS Z97-AR | Chipset: Z97 Form Factor: ATX
  • ASUS Z97-C | Chipset: Z97 Form Factor: ATX
  • ASUS Z97-DELUXE (NFC & WLC) | Chipset: Z97 Form Factor: ATX
  • ASUS Z97-DELUXE | Chipset: Z97 Form Factor: ATX
  • ASUS Z97I-PLUS | Chipset: Z97 Form Factor: Mini-ITX
  • ASUS Z97-K/CSM | Chipset: Z97 Form Factor: ATX
  • ASUS Z97M-PLUS | Chipset: Z97 Form Factor: microATX
  • ASUS Z97-PRO (Wi-Fi AC) | Chipset: Z97 Form Factor: ATX
  • ASUS Z97-PRO | Chipset: Z97 Form Factor: ATX
  • ASUS Z97-WS | Chipset: Z97 Form Factor: ATX
  • BIOSTAR B85MG | Chipset: B85 Form Factor: microATX
  • BIOSTAR H81MHC | Chipset: H81 Form Factor: microATX
  • BIOSTAR H81MHP2 | Chipset: H81 Form Factor: microATX
  • BIOSTAR H81MHV3 | Chipset: H81 Form Factor: microATX
  • BIOSTAR H81MLV3 | Chipset: H81 Form Factor: microATX
  • BIOSTAR Hi-Fi B85N 3D | Chipset: B85 Form Factor: Mini-ITX
  • BIOSTAR Hi-Fi B85S3+ | Chipset: B85 Form Factor: microATX
  • BIOSTAR Hi-Fi Z87W | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: ATX
  • BIOSTAR Hi-Fi Z87X 3D | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: ATX
  • BIOSTAR Hi-Fi Z97WE | Chipset: Z97 Form Factor: ATX
  • ECS B85H3-A3 | Chipset: B85 Form Factor: ATX
  • ECS B85H3-M | Chipset: B85 Form Factor: microATX
  • ECS B85H3-M3 | Chipset: B85 Form Factor: microATX
  • ECS B85H3-M4 | Chipset: B85 Form Factor: microATX
  • ECS B85H3-M7 | Chipset: B85 Form Factor: microATX
  • ECS H87H3-M | Chipset: H87 Form Factor: microATX
  • ECS H87H3-M3 | Chipset: H87 Form Factor: microATX
  • ECS H87H3-M4 | Chipset: H87 Form Factor: microATX
  • ECS H87H3-TI | Chipset: H87 Form Factor: Mini-ITX
  • ECS Z87H3-A2X EXTREME | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: ATX
  • ECS Z87H3-A2X GOLDEN | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: ATX
  • ECS Z87H3-A3X | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: ATX
  • ECS Z87H3-A4 | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: ATX
  • ECS Z87H3-AX EXTREME | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: ATX
  • ECS Z87H3-AX GOLDEN | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: ATX
  • ECS Z97-MACHINE | Chipset: Z97 Form Factor: ATX
  • GIGABYTE G1 Sniper 5 | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: EATX
  • GIGABYTE G1 Sniper M5 | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: microATX
  • GIGABYTE G1 Sniper Z5 | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: ATX
  • GIGABYTE G1 Sniper Z5S | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: ATX
  • GIGABYTE G1 Sniper Z87 | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: ATX
  • GIGABYTE G1.Sniper B5 | Chipset: B85 Form Factor: ATX
  • GIGABYTE GA-B85-D3V | Chipset: B85 Form Factor: ATX
  • GIGABYTE GA-B85-HD3 | Chipset: B85 Form Factor: ATX
  • GIGABYTE GA-B85M-D2V | Chipset: B85 Form Factor: microATX
  • GIGABYTE GA-B85M-D3H | Chipset: B85 Form Factor: microATX
  • GIGABYTE GA-B85M-D3V | Chipset: B85 Form Factor: microATX
  • GIGABYTE GA-B85M-DASH | Chipset: B85 Form Factor: microATX
  • GIGABYTE GA-B85M-DS3H | Chipset: B85 Form Factor: microATX
  • GIGABYTE GA-B85M-HD3 | Chipset: B85 Form Factor: microATX
  • GIGABYTE GA-B85N | Chipset: B85 Form Factor: Mini-ITX
  • GIGABYTE GA-B85N-WIFI | Chipset: B85 Form Factor: Mini-ITX
  • GIGABYTE GA-B85TN | Chipset: B85 Form Factor: Mini-ITX
  • GIGABYTE GA-H81.AMP-UP | Chipset: H81 Form Factor: ATX
  • GIGABYTE GA-H81-D3 | Chipset: H81 Form Factor: ATX
  • GIGABYTE GA-H81-D3P | Chipset: H81 Form Factor: ATX
  • GIGABYTE GA-H81M-D2V | Chipset: H81 Form Factor: microATX
  • GIGABYTE GA-H81M-D3V | Chipset: H81 Form Factor: microATX
  • GIGABYTE GA-H81M-DS2 | Chipset: H81 Form Factor: microATX
  • GIGABYTE GA-H81M-DS2V | Chipset: H81 Form Factor: microATX
  • GIGABYTE GA-H81M-H | Chipset: H81 Form Factor: microATX
  • GIGABYTE GA-H81M-HD2 | Chipset: H81 Form Factor: microATX
  • GIGABYTE GA-H81M-HD3 | Chipset: H81 Form Factor: microATX
  • GIGABYTE GA-H81M-S1 | Chipset: H81 Form Factor: microATX
  • GIGABYTE GA-H81M-S2PH | Chipset: H81 Form Factor: microATX
  • GIGABYTE GA-H81M-S2PV | Chipset: H81 Form Factor: microATX
  • GIGABYTE GA-H81M-S2VP | Chipset: H81 Form Factor: microATX
  • GIGABYTE GA-H81N | Chipset: H81 Form Factor: Mini-ITX
  • GIGABYTE GA-H81TN | Chipset: H81 Form Factor: Mini-ITX
  • GIGABYTE GA-H87-D3H | Chipset: H87 Form Factor: ATX
  • GIGABYTE GA-H87-HD3 | Chipset: H87 Form Factor: ATX
  • GIGABYTE GA-H87M-D3H | Chipset: H87 Form Factor: microATX
  • GIGABYTE GA-H87M-HD3 | Chipset: H87 Form Factor: microATX
  • GIGABYTE GA-H87N | Chipset: H87 Form Factor: Mini-ITX
  • GIGABYTE GA-H87N-WIFI | Chipset: H87 Form Factor: Mini-ITX
  • GIGABYTE GA-H87TN | Chipset: H87 Form Factor: Mini-ITX
  • GIGABYTE GA-P85-D3 | Chipset: B85 Form Factor: ATX
  • GIGABYTE GA-Z87-D3HP | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: ATX
  • GIGABYTE GA-Z87-DS3H | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: ATX
  • GIGABYTE GA-Z87-HD3 | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: ATX
  • GIGABYTE GA-Z87M-D3H | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: microATX
  • GIGABYTE GA-Z87M-D3HP | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: microATX
  • GIGABYTE GA-Z87M-HD3 | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: microATX
  • GIGABYTE GA-Z87MX-D3H | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: microATX
  • GIGABYTE GA-Z87N-WIFI | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: Mini-ITX
  • GIGABYTE GA-Z87P-D3 | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: ATX
  • GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-D3H | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: ATX
  • GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-HD3 | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: ATX
  • GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-OC | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: ATX
  • GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-OC Force | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: EATX
  • GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-SLI | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: ATX
  • GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-UD3H | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: ATX
  • GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-UD4H | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: ATX
  • GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-UD5 TH | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: ATX
  • GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-UD5H | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: ATX
  • GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-UD7 TH | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: EATX
  • MSI B85-G41 PC Mate | Chipset: B85 Form Factor: ATX
  • MSI B85-G43 | Chipset: B85 Form Factor: ATX
  • MSI B85-G43 GAMING | Chipset: B85 Form Factor: ATX
  • MSI B85I | Chipset: B85 Form Factor: Mini-ITX
  • MSI B85M-E33 | Chipset: B85 Form Factor: microATX
  • MSI B85M-E33 V2 | Chipset: B85 Form Factor: microATX
  • MSI B85M-E43 DASH | Chipset: B85 Form Factor: microATX
  • MSI B85M-E45 | Chipset: B85 Form Factor: microATX
  • MSI B85M-G43 | Chipset: B85 Form Factor: microATX
  • MSI B85M-P32 | Chipset: B85 Form Factor: microATX
  • MSI B85M-P33 | Chipset: B85 Form Factor: microATX
  • MSI B85M-P33 V2 | Chipset: B85 Form Factor: microATX
  • MSI H81I | Chipset: H81 Form Factor: Mini-ITX
  • MSI H81M-E33 | Chipset: H81 Form Factor: microATX
  • MSI H81M-E33 V2 | Chipset: H81 Form Factor: microATX
  • MSI H81M-E35 | Chipset: H81 Form Factor: microATX
  • MSI H81M-P32 | Chipset: H81 Form Factor: microATX
  • MSI H81M-P33 | Chipset: H81 Form Factor: microATX
  • MSI H81M-P33 V2 | Chipset: H81 Form Factor: microATX
  • MSI H81-P33 | Chipset: H81 Form Factor: ATX
  • MSI H87-G41 PC Mate | Chipset: H87 Form Factor: ATX
  • MSI H87-G43 | Chipset: H87 Form Factor: ATX
  • MSI H87-G43 GAMING | Chipset: H87 Form Factor: ATX
  • MSI H87I | Chipset: H87 Form Factor: Mini-ITX
  • MSI H87M-E33 | Chipset: H87 Form Factor: microATX
  • MSI H87M-E35 | Chipset: H87 Form Factor: microATX
  • MSI H87M-G43 | Chipset: H87 Form Factor: microATX
  • MSI H87M-P32 | Chipset: H87 Form Factor: microATX
  • MSI H87M-P33 | Chipset: H87 Form Factor: microATX
  • MSI H97 GAMING 3 | Chipset: H97 Form Factor: ATX
  • MSI H97 GUARD-PRO | Chipset: H97 Form Factor: ATX
  • MSI H97 PC MATE | Chipset: H97 Form Factor: ATX
  • MSI H97I AC | Chipset: H97 Form Factor: Mini-ITX
  • MSI H97M-E35 | Chipset: H97 Form Factor: microATX
  • MSI H97M-G43 | Chipset: H97 Form Factor: microATX
  • MSI Z87 MPOWER | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: ATX
  • MSI Z87 MPOWER MAX | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: ATX
  • MSI Z87 MPOWER SP | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: ATX
  • MSI Z87 XPOWER | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: XL-ATX
  • MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: ATX
  • MSI Z87-G43 | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: ATX
  • MSI Z87-G43 GAMING | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: ATX
  • MSI Z87-G45 GAMING | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: ATX
  • MSI Z87-GD65 GAMING | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: ATX
  • MSI Z87I | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: Mini-ITX
  • MSI Z87I GAMING AC | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: Mini-ITX
  • MSI Z87M GAMING | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: microATX
  • MSI Z87M-G43 | Chipset: Z87 Form Factor: microATX
  • MSI Z97 GAMING 3 | Chipset: Z97 Form Factor: ATX
  • MSI Z97 GAMING 5 | Chipset: Z97 Form Factor: ATX
  • MSI Z97 GAMING 7 | Chipset: Z97 Form Factor: ATX
  • MSI Z97 GAMING 9 AC | Chipset: Z97 Form Factor: ATX
  • MSI Z97 GUARD-PRO | Chipset: Z97 Form Factor: ATX
  • MSI Z97 MPOWER | Chipset: Z97 Form Factor: ATX
  • MSI Z97 MPOWER MAX AC | Chipset: Z97 Form Factor: ATX
  • MSI Z97 PC MATE | Chipset: Z97 Form Factor: ATX
  • MSI Z97 U3 PLUS | Chipset: Z97 Form Factor: ATX
  • MSI Z97 XPOWER AC | Chipset: Z97 Form Factor: EATX
  • MSI Z97-G43 | Chipset: Z97 Form Factor: ATX
  • MSI Z97-G43 GAMING | Chipset: Z97 Form Factor: ATX
  • MSI Z97-G45 GAMING | Chipset: Z97 Form Factor: ATX
  • MSI Z97-G55 SLI | Chipset: Z97 Form Factor: ATX
  • MSI Z97-GD65 GAMING | Chipset: Z97 Form Factor: ATX
  • MSI Z97I AC | Chipset: Z97 Form Factor: Mini-ITX
  • MSI Z97I GAMING AC | Chipset: Z97 Form Factor: Mini-ITX
  • MSI Z97M GAMING | Chipset: Z97 Form Factor: microATX
  • MSI Z97M-G43 | Chipset: Z97 Form Factor: microATX
  • MSI Z97S SLI PLUS | Chipset: Z97 Form Factor: ATX

Source: Intel 1, Intel 2

UPDATE: Upon recently checking on the list provided by Intel (the sources), it seems that Intel has totally changed the list and removed all the 8 series motherboards and replaced them with all the latest 9 series motherboards. At the time I posted this article, the motherboards listed from the source pages are the motherboards mentioned above. It looks like Intel doesn’t intend the Devil’s Canyon to be used in older 8 series motherboards. If you are an owner of an 8 series motherboard and plan to upgrade to a Devil’s Canyon using your current motherboard, I strongly recommend that you ask your motherboard manufacturer first to see if your motherboard can really support Devil’s Canyon.

UPDATE 2:I checked some of the popular Asus Z87 motherboards and all of them have a BIOS update for “Enhance compatibility for new Anniversary Edition and Devil’s Canyon CPU”. I think MSI released a BIOS updated as well. Again, I recommend you check first your motherboard’s respective manufacturer first before upgrading to Devil’s Canyon.

Note: The list above, although officially provided by Intel, is definitely not a complete list. There are other Z87 and/or H87 (including the newer 9 series) motherboards that are not listed above that could support the latest Devil’s Canyon processors. If you happen to know an older motherboard that supports either the Intel Core i7-4790K or the Core i5-4690K and is not included in the list provided by Intel, kindly include it in the comment section below. A CPU-Z screenshot to support your claim would be helpful as well.

Price and Availability

If you don’t own either one of them yet, both the Intel Core i7-4790K and Core i5-4690K Devil’s Canyon processors are now available for order. Shipping will start as early as June 20. The Core i7-4790K is priced at around $333.99. Meanwhile, the Core i5-4690K is currently priced at $236.99.

For features and specifications of the processors, see here: Intel Core i7-4790K and Core i5-4690K Devil’s Canyon Officially Unleashed


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  • estilen

    What about MSI Z87-G55? -_-

    • Jeff

      Hi estilen
      I visited MSI’s page for the Z87-G55. They released a BIOS version A.5 dated 2014-02-25. According to the description “- Improved RAID card compatibility.
      – Improve memory compatibility.
      – Updated VBIOS and GOP Driver.
      – Support Next Generation Processors.”
      But it was not clear whether the update includes Devil’s Canyon or Haswell Refresh CPUs only. Besides the BIOS was released way to early this year. It’s best to contact MSI support just to make sure.

  • zatone

    I bought the ASRock Z87 Extreme 11/ac and it is not in the compatibility list 🙁

    That is a big let down for such an expensive motherboard.

    • Jeff

      Like I said, the list above is not complete. Don’t loose hope yet. See if ASRock has released a BIOS update for your board. Usually high end Z87 motherboards are able to support Devil’s Canyon. Or ask somebody who has the same motherboard that you use and who was able to try DC on their system.

  • Robert Severson

    Your source links dont show many of the z87 boards you say are supported? I.e. ga-z87x-ud3h

    • Jeff

      Yes, Just recently found out. Intel must have change the entire list and remove all the 8 series motherboards.

  • Jack-H

    I into the page through the source “intel 1” and “intel2” on this page.But the list that intel provided only lists the 9 series motherboard,no 8 series.Why?

    • Jeff

      It seems that Intel changed the entire list with 9 series motherboards. At the time of posting this article, the motherboards mentioned above where the ones listed on Intel’s page, exactly. Damn, Intel must be discouraging AIB and people from using the Devil’s Canyon with the old system. Probably it’s Intel’s marketing move. Because if people can use the Devil’s Canyon with the older Z87 motherboards, there won’t be any reason to upgrade to Z97 and this would badly hurt the sales of Z97 motherboards. I’ll update this article and put a notation. Thanks for pointing that out.

  • matt

    What about msi z87 mpower sp

    • Jeff

      MSI released a BIOS update (AMI BIOS – 2014-03-03 – v1.8) that will support Haswell Refresh. I’ve checked the page. But just to be sure, contact support if it will support Devil’s Canyon or Haswell Refresh K series as well.

  • Ethan

    Does the Gigabyte GA-Z87X-HD3 Support these new CPUs? They have a BIOS update and it’s fairly recent. Here’s the update- http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4764#bios

    • Jeff

      Hi Ethan, the BIOS seems to be latest. But just to be sure, contact Gigabyte support and ask if that BIOS update will make your motherboard support Devil’s Canyon. The description didn’t specifically mentioned “for Haswell Refresh K Series or Devil’s Canyon”, unlike what Asus did.

  • Mehmet

    What about Asus Maximus VI Gene?

    • Jeff

      Visit the Asus Maximus VI Gene page from Asus, go to Support -> Drivers & Tools, Select your OS. You should be able to see a BIOS update there

  • Karaffa

    Hi! This motherboard: Intel DQ87PG compatible?

    • Jeff

      I’m not sure. Better check intel for that

    • Warren Wignall

      Did you ever find out if this motherboard is compatible? Been looking everywhere online after ordering the CPU today and then noticed it might not work.

  • deadmoose

    If i buy one of the H81 boards new, will it come with the updates pre-installed?

    • Jeff

      I’m not really sure, but most probably not. you’ll have to update it by yourself.

      • deadmoose

        ok, thanks 😉

  • Swedishkaviar .

    i have a msi B85M-G43 and i updated bios and when i changed my cpu to a i7 4790k my pc didnt work

  • Michael

    I´m looking forward to buy a new cpu and motherboard.
    I just want to know if anyone knows something about compatibility of i5 4690k and AsRock Fatal1ty Z97 Professional ?
    Ist this a good combo?

    • Jeff

      No problem with ASrock Z97 and i5 4960k. The i5 4690K will be a good combo with any Z97 motherboard actually.

      • Michael

        Thank you very much.
        its also written at the hp of asrock that it will be compatible.

  • Adrian

    Among these, which one would you most recommend for usage in tandem with an i5-4690k – i5-4690?

    • Jeff

      That’s actually a pretty general question.
      There are several factors to consider in choosing a motherboard, and usually it really depends on the needs of the user.
      But for i5-4690K Devil’s Canyon which is overclockable, I would recommend that you go with a Z97 motherboard, since H87 motherboards can not overclock a CPU.

  • Sebastian Tatis

    Will an i5 4690k cpu work with a G1 sniper z87 board?

  • Blank Pursuit

    Hey, is the MSI Z87-G43 compatible with the i5 4690k?

  • Phil

    Hi I’ve got a new Asus Z87-K and i7 4790K (Devils Canyon) on a completely new build. The board isnt listed above, and I have been unable to even get to the bios screen.

    Does this mean they are incompatible?

  • Anonymous

    Thank you so much for this information! Really helpful article!

  • Daniel

    I’ve recently gotten hold of a cheap Asrock Fatal1ty Professional z87 board.
    Will I be able to update the BIOS with an i5 4690k installed? Or will I only
    be able to update the BIOS with and older Haswell installed first?