ASUS ROG STRIX X370-F Gaming AMD Motherboard Review: Page 5 of 9
Posted by Damon Bailey on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 8:00am
System Configuration & BIOS
RAM: 16GB G.Skill TridentZ RGB 3200Mhz
The main page of the BIOS includes basic information about the system as configured.
Overclockers will enjoy the Ai Tweaker Tab and its Overclock related settings.
The advanced Tab lets you deep dive into system settings, from CPU and Drive configuration, to Network and drive settings.
Some settings such as SMT multi-threading and disabling cores can only be found under the related sections of the advanced tab.
The monitor tab shows all relevant system voltages, temperatures, and RPM feedback from connected fans and pumps.
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.
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.
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.
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’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.
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.