GIGABYTE Z77X-UP7 Motherboard Review
- EasyTune 6
- GIGABYTE 3D Power Utility
- Smart Recovery 2
- Auto Green
- Chrome Browser
- Norton Internet Security trial-ware
The @BIOS app gives the user a Windows-based interface for BIOS backup and update. Smart Recovery 2 allows for full backup and restore of system data with full NTFS volume support. Using the Auto Green app, a user can force the system into sleep or hibernation mode from a Bluetooth paired cell phone.
The EasyTune 6 applet provides Windows-based monitoring and setting manipulation capabilities. By default, the applet opens to the Tuning tab showing the auto-overclock presets. The user has the option for manual frequency and voltage setting manipulation by setting the Mode to Easy or Advance. In Advance mode, all three performance tabs are available to the user - Frequency, Ratio, and Voltage. The CPU and Memory tabs house current system setting pertaining to the named subsystems. The Graphics tab houses graphics-related frequency settings with the Smart and Monitoring tabs offering device monitoring and speed oversight methods.
Tuner tab, Advance Mode, Frequency sub-tab
Tuner tab, Advance Mode, Ratio sub-tab
Tuner tab, Advance Mode, Voltage sub-tab
HW Monitor tab, Voltage sub-tab
HW Monitor tab, Fan/Temp sub-tab
3D Power Digital Engine
The 3D Power Digital Engine applet gives the user full control over all aspects of the IR digital PWM phase controller chips. The app main screen displays a floating cube with three accessible sides - Frequency, Voltage, and Phase. Each of the sub-menus that opens when a cube side is clicked contains further sub-menus housing configuration options mimicking those in the BIOS' 3D Power Control sub-menu, located within the M.I.T. Advanced Voltage Settings menu.
Frequency page, PWM Frequency setting
Voltage Page, Turbo Voltage Response settings
Voltage Page, Load Line Calibration settings
Voltage Page, Over Voltage Protection settings
Phase Page, CPU Phase Control settings
Phase Page, Over Current Protection settings
Phase Page, PWM Thermal Protection settings