Asus offers the most diverse selection of motherboard utilities that we’ve seen. Most of these are well-explained on the firm’s Web site, but we took a little extra time to examine its TurboV overclocking utility.
Like some of its competitors, Asus offers a few built-in overclocking profiles to allow builders to instantly boost frequency in four 200 MHz steps.
All voltage levels can be adjusted within the motherboard’s BIOS limits from within Windows. Enabling on-the-fly CPU ratio selection requires a reboot, however.
Graphics overclocking is limited to the platform’s integrated GPU. Universal utilities from other sources are still a good option for any discrete graphics card.
Asus’ fan controls are fairly impressive, as these let users select a slope, rather than steps.
- Overclocking, Quick Sync, And SSD Caching
- ASRock Z68 Extreme4
- Z68 Extreme4 UEFI
- Z68 Extreme4 Utilities
- Asus P8Z68-V Pro
- P8Z68-V Pro UEFI
- P8Z68-V Pro Utilities
- Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3
- Z68X-UD3H BIOS
- Z68X-UD3H Utilities
- Test Settings
- Benchmark Results: Crysis And F1 2010
- Benchmark Results: Just Cause 2 And Metro 2033
- Benchmark Results: Audio And Video Encoding
- Benchmark Results: Productivity
- Power, Heat, And Efficiency
- Overclocking Results