ASUS Z170-A Motherboard Review

For a full video walkthrough of the BIOS on the Z170-A be sure to check out our video below.

ASUS’s EZ-Mode in the BIOS really makes it easy to set your XMP profile, boot device priority, do some auto-tuning, and see live temperatures, fan speeds, and voltages without really even having to go deep into the BIOS.


The Q-fan control that is in the BIOS allows you to easily set PWM or DC mode on all of the fan headers and also configure the fan curve. You also have the ability to “optimize” the fans for the best performance in your specific case.


ASUS’s EZ Flash Utility has been around for a while and allows you to easily update your BIOS from a flash drive. They have now added the ability to update the BIOS from the internet.


ASUS has carried over the GPU Post feature from their ROG line to the mainstream line. This feature allows you to see what graphics cards you have installed and what speeds they are running at.


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