Gigabyte still uses a traditional BIOS for its motherboards, having implemented a workaround for drives larger than 2 TB that doesn't require a UEFI. Its M.I.T. menu still shows a few key statistics, along with several submenus.
The Advanced Frequency Settings menu is less than elaborate, instead relying on another submenu to access advanced CPU core features. CPU, DRAM, and integrated graphics ratios are adjustable at the menu level, along with the system’s base clock.
Digging deeper, we find CPU current protection, Turbo Boost mode, and power management settings.
Jumping back to the M.I.T. main menu allows one to access the Advanced Voltage Settings submenu. The Z68XP-UD3 adds DRAM reference and termination voltage settings to the core and bus voltage adjustments we normally use.
The Advanced Memory Settings menu includes a redundant DRAM ratio selection, along with another submenu choice. Setting “DRAM Timing Selectable” to Quick allows both channels to be adjusted simultaneously, with primary and secondary timings found in the activated submenu.
- Almost Affordable
- ASRock Z68 Pro3
- Z68 Pro3 Firmware
- Biostar TZ68A+
- TZ68A+ Firmware
- Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3
- Z68XP-UD3 Firmware
- Intel DZ68DB
- DZ68DB Firmware
- MSI Z68A-GD55
- Z68A-GD55 Firmware
- 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
- Value Conclusion