Firmware Update: Intel NUC7ixBNx 0079

Intel has for its NUCmodels in the 7ixBNx series released new firmware with version number 0079. Depending on the model, there is an Intel Core processor of the type i7-7567U, i5-7260U or i3-7100U. In addition, the BNK models only have an m2 connection for storage, and the BNH models add a bay for a 2.5″ drive. The list of modifications for this firmware is as follows:

This download record provides options for updating the BIOS of these Intel NUC products: NUC7i7BNH, NUC7i7BNB, NUC7i5BNH, NUC7i5BNK, NUC7i5BNB, NUC7i3BNH, NUC7i3BNK, and NUC7i3BNB. You only need to download one.

Know Errata
Due to the Intel ME firmware update in BIOS version 0079, you can’t downgrade to version 0072 or earlier.

BIOS Version 0079 – BNKBL357.86A.0079.2019.0516.1758

  • ROM Image Checksum: 0x477A
  • ME Firmware:
  • EC Firmware: 08.15
  • Memory Reference Code: Based on 3.6.4
  • Integrated Graphics
  • Option ROM: Build 1059 PC 14.34
  • UEFI Driver: 9.0.1084
  • SATA RAID Option ROM:
  • AHCI Code: Based on AHCI 13
  • LAN Option ROM: v0.1.10 PXE-2.1 (build 092)
  • Visual BIOS: 2.2.23

New Fixes/Features:

  • Updated processor microcode.
  • Fixed the issue where the BIOS was inaccessible using the USB Type C port.

BIOS Version 0078 – BNKBL357.86A.0078.2019.0425.1314

New Fixes/Features:

  • Added ENERGY Star e-logo support.
  • Implemented security fix.

BIOS Version 0076 – BNKBL357.86A.0076.2019.0219.1646

New Fixes/Features:

  • Fixed issue where Thunderbolt Software always asks to approve device when Thunderbolt Security in BIOS is set to Legacy Mode.
  • Updated BIOS code for security fixes.
  • Updated VBIOS to Build 1059 PC 14.34.
  • Updated GOP to version 9.0.1084.
  • Updated Intel ME firmware to version
  • Updated RST to version

Version number 0079
Release status Final
Website Intel
License type Freeware