ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero Motherboard Review: Page 5 of 9
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’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.
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.
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.
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.
Items in the Boot section are pretty obvious, things like boot order, fast boot and even secure boot are in here.
The tools tab is quite handy and nearly always the first place we go to update out BIOS.
You can even check out detailed information like ram SPD readings in here.
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.