BIOSTAR B360GT3S Motherboard Review

System Configuration & BIOS

 

CPU: Intel Core i7-8700k

Motherboard: BIOSTAR B360GT3S

RAM: 16GB G.Skill TridentZ RGB 3200Mhz (platform capped at 2666Mhz)

GPU: Galax GTX 1070 HOF

SSD: Sandisk Ultra 256GB

OS: Windows 10 Professional X64

BIOSTAR has a very clean and easy to navigate UEFI (BIOS) that is broken out into 6 main areas with a quick summary along the left side of the screen. The main page gives you a quick overview of your board and the BIOS revision, as well as installed memory.

The advanced tab is where you can actually start digging into settings.

The CPU configuration sub-menu shows you the currently installed CPU as well as turn on and off its various features like Hyper-Threading or Virtualization support.

PC Health Status is what is called hardware monitor on most platforms. You can see temps, fan speeds and voltages here.

The chipset section lets you adjust everything else on the board such as integrated devices.

The Boot configuration is another easy one, hop in here to adjust boot order and related settings such as NumLock that was off on ours.

The Security tab will probably one be used in business settings, getting into the BIOS is a daily occurrence for us at home so no need for a password.

The O.N.E. tab is your performance tuning section. The B360 Chipset limits this heavily compared to something like the Z370 chipset, but there are important things in here like memory XMP settings, even if speeds are platform limited to 2666Mhz.

Voltages are pretty well fixed to auto outside of the memory voltage itself.

The memory insight sub-section does let you check out the SPD information for your installed memory sticks.

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