ASUS Maximus XII Extreme (Intel Z490) Motherboard Review (Page 6)

| Jun 9, 2020 at 1:06 am CDT
Rating: 95%Manufacturer: ASUSModel: ROG MAXIMUS XII EXTREME

BIOS/UEFI and Software

UEFI

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Spamming the delete key gets you into the UEFI, and you are greeted by the red-themed ASUS UEFI, which all ROG boards use. By default, it starts in this easy mode screen but can get to advanced mode with F7.

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This is a small representation of the number of menus and options you have for setting, tuning, and tweaking your system form the ASUS UEFI. Now, boards with lesser features may have less here as well, but the UEFI is stuffed with options to set up the Maximus XII Extreme to exactly how you need it.

Software

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First, up for software will be the ASUS Armoury Crate; this is a software that allows you to control which drivers are installed or motherboard software as well. The Armoury Crate also is a control panel to enable adjustment and control of several features on the board.

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The Armoury Crate is one of those things that I like because it can allow installation of a NIC driver, which means it can then grab the newest drivers for you, and you are not necessarily stuck with an older driver version from the inbox USB drive.

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Here we have the inbox USB flash drives menu for installation of software and drivers.

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I know there's a lot to unpack, but ASUS has several options all built within the AI Suite control panel.

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ASUS has its skinned version of CPUID's CPU-Z app, and its one of the better-looking skins as several board vendors have their skinned versions as well.

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