Jetway’s Aptio UEFI is a little earlier in the development stage than that of its competitors, lacking so much as a differentiation between it and Intel’s H67 version. Several settings for the CPU’s graphics controller are thus blacked-out or ineffective, but have not yet been removed.
Intel Turbo Boost doesn’t work on this firmware revision, making changes to its multipliers ineffective. We look forward to a revision that will fix this quirk.
A second menu has redundant multiplier settings, plus BCLK and CPU Voltage. While CPU Voltage changes were ineffective, BCLK overclocking was top-rate. This gives us even more hope for a revised UEFI.
The HI08’s memory menu has a few more settings than those of competing ECS and Foxconn motherboards, but lacks any “auto” mode for timings.
Jetway enabled a separate voltage menu for its chipset, memory controller, and memory bus. Good memory overclocking results appear to indicate that at least the DIMM voltage works. Again, we look forward to future updates to Jetway’s firmware.
I'm just missing benchmarks like SATA/USB speeds etc. Please Tom's get those numbers for us!
1. SLI "support". Do not understand why end-user has to pay for mythical SLI "sertification" (all latest Intel chips support SLI by definition) and a SLI bridge coming with the board (at least 75% of end users would never need one). The bridge should come with NVIDIA cards (same as with AMD ones). Also, in x8/x8 PCIe configuration nearly all NVIDIA cards (exept for low-end ones) will loose at least 12% productivity - with top cards that is about $100 spent for nothing (AMD cards would not see that difference). So, If those cards are coming as SLI-"sertified" they have to be, in the worst case, equipped by NVIDIA NF200 chip (though, I would not recommend to by cards with this PCIe v.1.1 bridge). As even NVIDIA GF110 cards really need less than 1GB/s bandwidth (all other NVIDIA and AMD - less than 0.8GB/s)and secondary cards in SLI/CrossFire use no more than 1/4 of that, a normal PCIe v.2.0 switch (costing less than thrown away with x8/x8 SLI money) will nicely support three "Graphics only" x16 slots, fully-functional x8 slot and will provide bandwidth enough to support one PCIe v.2.0 x4 (or 4 x x1) slot(s)/device(s).
2. Do not understand the author euphoria of mass use of Marvell "SATA 6G" chips. The PCIe x1 chip might not be "SATA 6G" by definision, as it woud newer be able to provide more than 470GB/s (which is far from the standard 600GB/s) - so, I'd recommend to denote tham as 3G+ or 6G-. As it is shown in the upper section, there is enough bandwidth for real 6G solution (PCIe x8 LSISAS 2008 or x4 LSISAS 2004). Yes, will be a bit more expensive, but do not see the reason to have a palliative solutions on $200+ mobos.