Here’s the correct laydown on BIOS. We’ve seen it reported that the GIGABYTE Z170X Gaming 7 was shipped with only the F2 MIT BIOS and GIGABYTE was concentrating on MIT and dropping UEFI. The information is correct in one sense, the board shipped to reviewers with the F2 MIT BIOS and it was very immature at the time.
The GIGABYTE Z170X Gaming 7 comes with Easy BIOS a kind of rudimentary UEFI BIOS selection Screen for the inexperienced. The Gaming 7 also has old school MIT BIOS for people who can’t grasp UEFI, or prefer, MIT BIOS, then it has UEFI BIOS and it has HD UEFI. The settings in HD UEFI are identical to the settings in 1024 UEFI but HD UEFI gives system information around the sides of the screen. All told you are looking at 4 different BIOS with something like 60 pages. That’s pretty unmanageable for a review format. Rest assured all the BIOS’s contain all the same settings, just displayed differently.
If you choose peruse our F5a BIOS Gallery because as a special treat we left it at the 4700MHz OC settings with the Ram at 3000MHz (overclocked from 2666MHz) and the settings may help you with the Z170X Gaming 7 or other similar boards.
We chose BIOS F5a and in the HD UEFI version for our BIOS Gallery, the HD BIOS gives the same options and 1024 but has system information around the edge of the screen and is a more eloquent iteration of GIGABYTES BIOS. More companies need to follow this elegant design and provide current system settings, speeds and monitoring on every BIOS screen as it’s a much evolved and ahead of its time design.