ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero Motherboard Review: Page 5 of 9

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Posted by Damon Bailey on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 8:00am

System Configuration & BIOS

CPU: Intel Core i7-8700k

Motherboard: ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero

RAM: 32GB GeIL EVO Spear 3200Mhz

GPU: Galax GTX 1070 HOF

SSD: SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB

OS: Windows 10 Professional X64

ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero Motherboard

ASUS’s EZ Mode is as its states: easy. You get access to a few options such as enabling XMP memory profiles, Rapid Storage, and boot devices, as well as some performance profiles.

ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero Motherboard

ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero Motherboard

Pressing F7 brings you to the advanced mode of the UEFI. This is the ‘Extreme Tweaker’ section and is where ASUS stashes all of the Overclocking settings.

ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero Motherboard

ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero Motherboard

ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero Motherboard

The Advanced section holds many of the less used settings that can be quite important, such as CPU settings for Hyper-threading and core disabling, as well as many other things like onboard devices.

ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero Motherboard

The Monitor page is where you can keep tabs on temperatures, fans, and even voltages. You can enable and disable monitoring of things like the CPU fan as well.

ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero Motherboard

Items in the Boot section are pretty obvious, things like boot order, fast boot and even secure boot are in here.

ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero Motherboard

The tools tab is quite handy and nearly always the first place we go to update out BIOS.

ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero Motherboard

You can even check out detailed information like ram SPD readings in here.

ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero Motherboard

The last place we’ll visit in this section is Qfan Control, accessed by pressing F6. You can adjust fan settings here for everything connected, or click one button and ASUS handle it for you.

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