Mobo ready for 4th gen Intel CPU out of box?

dankstagof

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my boss recently purchased a sabertooth x79 mobo and a 4930k and it obviously wont post because the BIOS is out of date. he isn't going to be purchasing a 3930k just to flash the bios so I ask you all:

Are there any motherboards out there that are Intel 4th gen ready out of the box?

The only one I know of is the EVGA Dark + Classified, but the general consensus is that they're pure garbage.
 

Sakkura

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Asus Sabertooth X79 supports USB BIOS Flashback, so you don't need a compatible CPU to flash the BIOS. Just put the BIOS on a USB flash drive, put it in, and press the button. Voila, new BIOS, 4930K supported.