ASUS ROG STRIX X299-E Gaming Review
- Author: MAC
- Date: September 27, 2017
UEFI Explored pt.2
The Advanced tab is where you can tweak countless settings and enable or disable all of the motherboard’s components. The CPU Configuration sub-menu is where you can manipulate all the CPU-specific features like the Thermal Monitor, Hyper-Threading, Virtualization, Enhanced SpeedStep, Turbo Mode, C-States, etc.
The Advanced Tab is also where you can enable/disable or just find all the various settings and options for all the onboard devices like the audio, LAN, USB 3.0, SATA ports, etc. As you can see, there is a bewildering and overwhelming array of settings and options here. It is pretty remarkable for those who like granular controls.
The Monitor section contains the anti-surge setting, but is mostly dedicated to monitoring the various voltages, temperatures, and fan speeds. This whole section is really quite impressive, it has all the essential temperature and voltage readouts, as well as truly excellent and comprehensive fan control functionality.
The Boot tab is essentially where you set storage device priority, select the boot drive, enable/disable the full screen logo, and ton of other boot settings that can help with the installation or troubleshooting of various OS installations.
ASUS EZ Flash 3 is a built-in utility that greatly simplifies the BIOS updating process. You can easily update your BIOS from a ROM file located on your hard drive(s) or USB flash drive(s). It’s quick, painless, and it takes the worry out of BIOS flashing.
The ASUS Overclocking Profile feature gives users the option to save and switch between BIOS profiles, for example an everyday profile and a benchmarking profile. Not only is this infinitely quicker than manually inserting every setting, but the profiles can be saved and shared among other X299-E owners.
Before you save your settings and exit the BIOS, there is a handy window that lists the changes you made during this session. It’s a well thought out and implemented idea. The new General Help pop-up that you can find in the top-right corner is very handy for those who can’t remember all the new function key tasks.
- Packaging & Accesories
- A Closer Look at the X299-E Gaming
- A Closer Look at the X299-E Gaming pt.2
- Hardware Installation
- UEFI Explored
- UEFI Explored pt.2
- Included Software
- Included Software pt.2
- Test Setups & Methodology
- Feature Testing: AURA SYNC
- Feature Testing: Onboard Audio
- Feature Testing: M.2 PCI-E 3.0 x4
- Auto & Manual Overclocking Results
- System Benchmarks
- Gaming Benchmarks
- Voltage Regulations / Power Consumption