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Gigabyte EX58-UD4P Review


Closer Look:

Continuing on from the last page, we now go to the tweaks for everything non-overclocking related in the BIOS. Luckily, Gigabyte arranged it so that the overclocking was the first page, and the rest are all optional and convenience settings, as well as health monitoring.

Standard CMOS Features is for time and drive management primarily. Advanced BIOS Features control boot hierarchy, as well as other key boot information. Hard drive SMART health system is also enabled here.



















Integrated Peripherals is used to setup SATA/USB settings, audio, LAN, etc. RAID options are also here, as are USB keyboard and mouse support. Power management has options for anything relating to powering and turning on the computer, including powering on by keyboard/mouse, turning on at a set time, and power modes.



PC Health has the basic voltage information for the CPU, memory, and 5v rail as well as a few temperatures for the CPU, Northbridge, and system. Motherboard fan header speeds are also displayed in RPM. Temperature and fan failure warnings can be enabled or disabled here, and CPU fan speed can also be tweaked some.


Users can save up to eight different CMOS setups, as well as to an external source. The motherboard can also load the different profiles, as well as its own successful boot record and files. This is a very handy feature for normal users and overclockers alike, especially the addition of the file capabilities.



The Ultra TPM chip is enabled on the last page labeled Security Chip Configuration. It is suggested to use this feature with password in BIOS, because intruders could easily enter the BIOS and disable it if they wanted. This is combined with the included software, and the key can be stored and copied onto a USB drive for ease of access.


Let's take a better look at all of the features.

  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look: Bundled Accessories
  3. Closer Look: The Motherboard
  4. Closer Look: Drivers & Programs
  5. Closer Look: The Bios
  6. Closer Look: The Bios (Continued)
  7. Specifications & Features
  8. Testing: Setup & Overclocking
  9. Testing: Apophysis, WinRAR
  10. Testing: SPECview 10, PCMark Vantage
  11. Testing: SiSoft Sandra 2009
  12. Testing: ScienceMark 2.0, Cinebench 10, HDTune 2.55
  13. Testing: Far Cry 2
  14. Testing: Crysis Warhead
  15. Testing: BioShock
  16. Testing: Call of Duty World at War
  17. Testing: Dead Space
  18. Testing: Fallout 3
  19. Testing: Left 4 Dead
  20. Testing: 3DMark 06 Professional
  21. Testing: 3DMark Vantage
  22. Conclusion
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