ASUS ROG Z270 Maximus IX Formula Motherboard Review: Page 6 of 9

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Posted by Paul Malfy on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 12:00pm

The BIOS

I used the most up to date BIOS version, Version 0604 x64 released on 12/08/2016, with the UEFI, or Unified Extensible Firmware Interface, a software interface between an operating system and platform firmware. UEFI replaces the Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) firmware interface used in older motherboard. In the UEFI, you can set the basic and advanced functions of your motherboard, as well as update the BIOS. You can set the boot order of specific drives, set fans curves for fans plugged directly into your motherboard and overclock your CPU to name a few. There are 2 different modes in the Bios, EZ mode and Advanced. I usually set my BIOS to advanced, as there are more options for tweaking and tuning in advanced mode.

ASUS ROG Z270 Maxiumus IX Formula Motherboard

This is the screen you first see in advanced mode.

ASUS ROG Z270 Maxiumus IX Formula Motherboard

The Extreme Tweaker menu allows you to turn on XMP mode as well as set you overclock to your CPU.

ASUS ROG Z270 Maxiumus IX Formula Motherboard

You’re able to set the Core ratio per core, or you can sync all cores.

ASUS ROG Z270 Maxiumus IX Formula Motherboard

TPU and EPU can be enabled or disabled in the Extreme Tweaker menu. You can also set the DRAM Frequency.

ASUS ROG Z270 Maxiumus IX Formula Motherboard

You can also adjust the voltage in the Extreme Tweaker.

ASUS ROG Z270 Maxiumus IX Formula Motherboard

In the Advanced Section, you can configure each part of the motherboard separately.

ASUS ROG Z270 Maxiumus IX Formula Motherboard

The BIOS allows you to monitor temperature of each component on your motherboard.

ASUS ROG Z270 Maxiumus IX Formula Motherboard

The Q-Fan Control makes it possible to set custom fan curves for each fans in your system.

ASUS ROG Z270 Maxiumus IX Formula Motherboard

The Tool section is where you can save overclocking profiles and update the BIOS.

ASUS ROG Z270 Maxiumus IX Formula Motherboard

Like the AI Suite, the Bios has an EZ TUNING feature that allows your system of auto tune the overclock of your CPU.

ASUS ROG Z270 Maxiumus IX Formula Motherboard

You can also set the type of cooling you CPU is cooled by, as well as set up a storage RAID.

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