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  • Aorus Z490 Master Motherboard Review
  • Aorus Z490 Master Motherboard Review


    UEFI Features

    UEFI (BIOS) designs are a delicate mix between allowing the user to make system changes quickly and displaying information the user needs.  The Aorus UEFI has been redesigned to add flyout menus for system status and change the overall look.  By default the UEFI opens in “easy mode” which displays all of the major system specs on one dashboard.  From there you can make a few minor changes or enter the advanced mod by pressing F7

    Sadly the new design doesn't have page titles or a breadcrumb trail so finding where you are in a particular menu can be a little tricky beyond what section has been highlighted at the top.  It should be noted that anything with a Star next to it is automatically moved to a Favorites’ menu so you can quickly make changes to what you happen to be testing.

    Below are some of the more interesting screens found in the Z490 Aorus Master BIOS.(in no particular order)

    OverClocking Features

    Some of the BIOS screens below are dedicated to overclocking and depending on your cooling method and processor selection can have a profound impact on 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.