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  • EVGA X79 Dark Motherboard Review
  • EVGA X79 Dark Motherboard Review


    UEFI Features

    EVGA has spent considerable effort to redesign their UEFI implementation and we are extremely pleased with the results.  At the top of the UEFI menu you'll find a quick reference display that gives you all of the vital statics about the system including what memory slots are populated, the speed of the video cards installed and various voltage and temperatures.  In the middle you will find the calculated CPU speed showing both BCLK and multiplier.

    At its most basic level the new UEFI layout is similar to most with the main menus across the top and submenus contained within each section.  Mouse and keyboard navigation are quite good though we did find mouse tracking to be a little slow.  All of the sections are clearly indicated with helpful descriptions located to the right hand menu.

    Below are some of the more interesting screens in no particular order.  
    It should be noted that both CPU and Memory settings span multiple pages with the Memory settings encompassing four pages of content.  Note at the bottom of the memory page you'll find module presets that will pre-tune your modules for the best performance.
    As with all BIOS menus it is a good idea to root around and identify all of the settings you are looking for and discover what their dependencies might be.  We found that several settings were hidden from view but were contained in logical sub menus.  Overclocking profiles can be saved in the Save&Exit section with the ability to leave a descriptive title.