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    UEFI Features

    EVGA has spent considerable effort on their UEFI design to make it easy to understand.  Like the previous version all of the major details are located across the top from CPU speed to PCI Express Lane distribution, voltage and temperature.  The menus themselves are direct and to the point.  You’ll find a detail pane to the right that shows a short description of the highlighted feature and should be standard on all motherboards.

    Below are some of the more interesting screens in no particular order.

    There are a few Overclocking specific features in the EVGA UEFI.  The first is the OC Robot which will test your CPU and cooling system and determine a good overclock for you.  This is a great way to test your CPU but, I would recommend you only use it as a baseline to get you started.

    Some of the other screens are how XMP may impact your system and some of the manual overclocking options you can choose.

    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 found them later at the very bottom of a long page.   Also be sure to venture into the Advanced Settings menu as many CPU and board features are located there.