One of the most anticipated features I personally have been excited about with the P8P67 Pro is the new Extensible Firmware Inferface or EFI BIOS. The new BIOS is a fully featured graphical interface where users can finally use their mouse instead of just keyboard commands to adjust the BIOS. We flashed the BIOS to version 1003, which adds these performance enhancements:
1. Updates CPU ratio item to allow automatic activation of Intel Turbo Boost when CPU Ratio is above the Intel specification.
2. Enhance PCH native SATA performance.
3. Enhance USB 3.0 / PCIE performance.
4. Enhance USB 3.0 compatibility under BIOS setup screen.
5. Enhance USB compatibility.
Note: ASUS just put out a new BIOS version 1204 on Jan. 27 that reduces the system’s boot time if clearing RTC.
EFI BIOS Utility in EZ Mode (main screen) – Users can change the boot priority and system performance just by clicking on an icon that represents different hardware components and automated performance configurations. Users can also change the language they see as well as monitor the board’s temps, voltage, and overall system fan speeds.
Advanced Mode (Main tab)
Closer look at the BIOS and CPU information under the Main tab
Ai Tweaker Tab
Ai Overclock Tuner in manual mode
Turbo Ratio sub-menu under Ai Tweaker tab
Memory Frequency sub-menu under Ai Tweaker tab
EPU Setting sub-menu under Ai Tweaker tab
DRAM Timing Controls sub-menu under Ai Tweaker tab
CPU Power Management sub-menu under Ai Tweaker tab
Advanced tab main menu
CPU Configuration sub-menu under Advanced tab
Monitor tab main menu – top half
Monitor tab main menu – bottom half
Boot tab main menu
Tool tab main menu