BIOS Features (cont’d)
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As you can see there are at TON of memory options in the advanced memory timings section.  Good luck discerning them all…

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Here is where all the new options involving Hybrid SLI are set up.  You can enable Hybrid SLI and the on-board GPU independently in case you just want the mGPU to act as an extra graphics card rather than take advantage of the other features.

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After enabling the on-board GPU you can select a frame buffer size appropriate for your tasks – 256MB is probably the best choice for most users.  Keep in mind that if which ever amount you choose will be taken from main system memory so you’re OS won’t have regular access to it for performance. 

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The other ASUS regular options round out our look at the BIOS with the profiles configurations, the integrated BIOS flash utility and the Express Gate options.


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