Page 1:More Power!
Page 2:Features Comparison
Page 3:Asus Rampage III Extreme
Page 4:Rampage III Extreme BIOS
Page 5:Rampage III Extreme Utilities
Page 6:Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD9
Page 7:GA-X58A-UD9 BIOS
Page 8:GA-X58A-UD9 Overclocking Utilities
Page 9:MSI Big Bang-XPower
Page 10:Big Bang-XPower BIOS
Page 11:Big Bang-XPower Overclocking Utilities
Page 12:Test Settings
Page 13:Benchmark Results: Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Crysis
Page 14:Benchmark Results: DiRT 2 Demo, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call Of Pripyat
Page 15:Benchmark Results: Audio And Video Encoding
Page 16:Benchmark Results: Productivity
Page 17:Benchmark Results: Synthetic
Page 19:Power, Heat, And Efficiency
GA-X58A-UD9 Overclocking Utilities
Gigabyte’s EasyTune6 utility for Windows provides several status and overclocking menus to adjust CPU, memory, and graphics performance.
The EasyTune6 Tuner menu is where the excitement happens. Choosing the Quick Boost option allows the board to attempt an automatic overclock to the frequency of a higher-model processor, while Easy mode brings up an array of manual options that are mostly blocked-out. Advanced mode unlocks its settings, beginning with base clock and memory ratio.
The Ratio tab is limited to CPU clock only, while the Voltage tab offers a far broader selection of adjustments that mimic those found in BIOS.
It’s unusual to find a basic graphics card overclocking utility in motherboard tuning software, but Gigabyte is also a video card manufacturer. This utility should work with most recent Gigabyte cards, but our Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 threw its fan settings way off.
The EasyTune6 Smart menu doesn’t report drive status, but is instead the only method Gigabyte provides for altering its automatic fan-speed control. While this level of control is annoyingly not found in BIOS, the software method works extremely well.
Hardware monitoring includes a full set of alarm controls to notify users if any problem occurs.
- More Power!
- Features Comparison
- Asus Rampage III Extreme
- Rampage III Extreme BIOS
- Rampage III Extreme Utilities
- Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD9
- GA-X58A-UD9 BIOS
- GA-X58A-UD9 Overclocking Utilities
- MSI Big Bang-XPower
- Big Bang-XPower BIOS
- Big Bang-XPower Overclocking Utilities
- Test Settings
- Benchmark Results: Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Crysis
- Benchmark Results: DiRT 2 Demo, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call Of Pripyat
- Benchmark Results: Audio And Video Encoding
- Benchmark Results: Productivity
- Benchmark Results: Synthetic
- Power, Heat, And Efficiency