BIOS/UEFI and Software
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here we have the inbox USB flash drives menu for installation of software and drivers.
I know there's a lot to unpack, but ASUS has several options all built within the AI Suite control panel.
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.
Last updated: Jun 11, 2020 at 04:13 pm CDT
- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Motherboard Features and Marketing]
- Page 3 [Packaging and Accessories]
- Page 4 [Maximus XII Extreme Overview]
- Page 5 [PCB and Circuit Analysis]
- Page 6 [BIOS/UEFI and Software]
- Page 7 [Test System and Configuration]
- Page 8 [WPrime, SuperPi, Cinebench, and AIDA64]
- Page 9 [Handbrake, Blender, 7-Zip, and WebXPRT]
- Page 10 [Unigine and UL Benchmarks]
- Page 11 [System I/O Benchmarks]
- Page 12 [Clocks, Overclocking, Thermals, and Power Consumption]
- Page 13 [Final Thoughts]