Even though I am a big fan of the UEFI (unified extensible firmware interface) BIOS, ASRock leaves me unimpressed. Don’t get me wrong, everything you need is in there (and then some) from a functional perspective, but it just looks cold and like it fell out of an insert from a Special Edition TRON BD. This is two in a row for me. The ASUS Z97-AR was a little hard to look at, and this one is a bit too “Mr. Freeze” for me.
Unlike others, there is no simple mode for the novice. Instead, you are thrust into a tweaker’s madness.
OC Tweaker can be a playground for those that are looking to have a little fun or a graveyard of endless BSDs for anyone that quick clicks.
Within Advanced you will find the configurations for the following items: CPU Configuration, Chipset Configuration, Storage Configuration, Intel® Rapid Start Technology, Intel® Smart Connect Technology, Super IO Configuration, ACPI Configuration, USB Configuration and Trusted Computing.
Table of Contents
- Board Layout & Features
- UEFI BIOS
- UEFI BIOS Cont.
- Included Software
- Test System Setup
- Benchmarking: Ethernet Performance
- Benchmarking: SATA Performance
- Benchmarking: AIDA64 Benchmark
- Benchmarking: PCMark 8
- Benchmarking: Handbrake
- Benchmarking: Cinibench R15
- Benchmarking: HyperPi
- Overclocking & Final Thoughts