Gigabyte did not just improve their software offering but also ditched the old 3D BIOS UEFI implementation in favor of something we feel is hugely better. The new UEFI interface is a much smoother feel overall and works very well. The settings all can be adjusted via sliders or manual input. One thing we found very cool is that there is a switch after each setting that you can enable which allows real time adjustment so that you can enter a setting then simply click apply and have that setting directly in the BIOS without rebooting for most.
The new UEFI is nice but it is possible that some users will prefer the old keyboard based method, which you can still switch to with a single button press and go directly to the older menu style (but still clickable) BIOS.
The BIOS does have a small number of memory presets from in house overclocker HiCookie but the selection is rather limited focusing on select GSkill memory sets and Hynix/PSC IC DIMMs.
Another cool feature is to customize your own BIOS tabs with specific settings you use most often which means if your only adjusting a few things for overclocking you can boot right into BIOS on your own custom tab with only those settings showing to make finding settings and adjustments much easier.
Introduction - Gigabyte Z87X-OC Well we are now many boards deep into the Z87 line and now we got a new fun toy from the team over at Gigabyte. This is one of the OC Series boards, and yes I did say one of them as there are two different OC model boards the Z87X-OC and the Z87X-OC Force. The Z87X-OC Force is a full 4 Way sli and Crossfire model designed for overclocking and using a bridge chip to allow more PCIe lane availability to allow 4 Way SLI function. The board we have today is the Z87X-OC which…
Performance - 9
Value - 10
Quality - 9.5
Features - 9.5
Innovation - 9
The Z87X-OC is an amazing innovation from Gigabyte offering unprecedented value and features earns it the Bjorn3D Golden Bear Award