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Posted by Damon Bailey on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 8:00am

System Configuration & BIOS

CPU: AMD Ryzen 1500X
Motherboard: ASUS ROG STRIX X370-F
RAM: 16GB G.Skill TridentZ RGB 3200Mhz
GPU: Galax GTX 1070 HOF
SSDs: Corsair Force LX 256GB, 4x Corsair Force GT 240GB, Samsung 960 PRO 2TB
OS: Windows 10 Professional X64

ASUS ROG STRIX X370-F Gaming AMD Motherboard

The main page of the BIOS includes basic information about the system as configured.

ASUS ROG STRIX X370-F Gaming AMD Motherboard

ASUS ROG STRIX X370-F Gaming AMD Motherboard

Overclockers will enjoy the Ai Tweaker Tab and its Overclock related settings.

ASUS ROG STRIX X370-F Gaming AMD Motherboard

The advanced Tab lets you deep dive into system settings, from CPU and Drive configuration, to Network and drive settings.

ASUS ROG STRIX X370-F Gaming AMD Motherboard

Some settings such as SMT multi-threading and disabling cores can only be found under the related sections of the advanced tab.

ASUS ROG STRIX X370-F Gaming AMD Motherboard

The monitor tab shows all relevant system voltages, temperatures, and RPM feedback from connected fans and pumps.

ASUS ROG STRIX X370-F Gaming AMD Motherboard

The Tools tab has some handy features. ASUS’s EZ Flash 3 Utility should be your first stop for a new system to apply the latest BIOS updates for best system stability and performance. This was also our first step.

ASUS ROG STRIX X370-F Gaming AMD Motherboard

SPD information in the tools will give you all the ram timings that you need to monitor as well as basic information about each stick installed.

ASUS ROG STRIX X370-F Gaming AMD Motherboard

The Qfan Tuning utility here will ramp your fans up and down for a few moments to learn their respective performance characteristics and tune the minimum and maximum setpoints for you.

ASUS ROG STRIX X370-F Gaming AMD Motherboard

GPU POST will show not only GPU’s, but any PCIe device installed in the three main PCIe X16 slots. Here we have a single GTX 1070 installed.

ASUS ROG STRIX X370-F Gaming AMD Motherboard

ASUS ROG STRIX X370-F Gaming AMD Motherboard

ASUS ROG STRIX X370-F Gaming AMD Motherboard

ASUS ROG STRIX X370-F Gaming AMD Motherboard

ASUS’s EX Tuning Wizard will ask you some basic questions about your system and then proceeded to overclock and tune the system within reasonable limits for that configuration. If tinkering with voltages, clocks, multipliers and the other myriad of settings isn’t your thing, but you still want to get the best performance you can get, you are quite literally a few mouse clicks away from a free performance upgrade here.

ASUS ROG STRIX X370-F Gaming AMD Motherboard

Last but not lease is the EZ Mode. If you just want to see basic information, and select a performance preset and/or boot device, you can do it all right here without digging through menus at all.

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