We have criticized before the BIOS/UEFI from GIGABYTE because the options are limited and suffer some structural organization and could use some improvements. Nonetheless, for the consumer on this range of price and this specific model, it offers the necessary. Here is a quick tour of the principal options the BIOS offers.
The main screenshot of the BIOS/UEFI that can be useful to the consumer.
We suggest using the “advanced” mode of the motherboard, even for rookie PC builders who are engaging on their first PC build. This is the main tab, MIT, where you can find the most relevant sub-options for the end user. Of course, another important tab is the SAVE & EXIT where you can go and save changes done. In addition, the SAVE & EXIT tab contains Profiles, an important option.
Advanced Frequency Settings: Here you can enable XMP profile and configure manual overclock by changing the CPU multiplicator. For those interested on using Precision Boost Overdrive, we suggest to leave the CPU Clock Ratio on automatic. The motherboard does not count with a Clock Gen, so it is not possible to do BCLK overclock.
Advanced CPU Core Settings: Here there are some useful options for advanced users, such as:
Advanced Memory Settings: This option is useful if an end user want to use advanced memory settings, such as dialing memory tings and sub-timings.
Advanced Voltage Settings: The options inside this option is one of the weak points of the motherboard itself. There is only a +/- Offset Voltage option, but what troubles me is that there is no LLC (Load Line Calibration) of any kind. For PBO not having LLC does not matter, but for APUs you might want to control VDroop (Drop on voltage).
Smart Fan 5: This option is helpful to tweak the fans manually that you have plugged on the motherboard. The UI is very simple and straight forward, which is a good thing.
BIOS Tab: Some options can be useful within this menu, such as changing Boot priorities manually, enable/disable Fast Boost and enable CSM support, among others.
Power tab: This tab might be useful for some user who want to disable HPET (High Precision Event Timer).