Asus ROG Maximus XII Formula BIOS
Asus didn’t really change much with how their BIOS user interface looks like or design. I don’t mind since I think Asus’ BIOS UI is one of the best, if not the best, out there. Below are some screenshots of the Maximus XII Formula’s BIOS. You can click the image for a larger view.
Up next, let’s check out some of the software that are (thankfully) optional to install.
Asus Z490 Motherboard Software
There are two main software that Asus wants you to install on your system. There are also several optional apps that I haven’t included in the screenshots below. The first main software is the Asus Armoury Crate, which by the way is baked-in in the BIOS.
I can’t remember if Armoury Crate is enabled by default on the BIOS or not. But basically, it will keep on asking you to install Armoury Crate. You can disable it on the BIOS though. Below are the things you can expect in version 188.8.131.52.
In addition to the Armoury Crate, there’s also the Dual Intelligent Processor 5. This software lets you control and tweak the system’s settings; specifically, the fans, CPU, memory, and other hardware related configuration. Below are some of the screenshots.
Personally, I’m not a fan of these software. I’d rather configure and set things up at the BIOS level. But if ever you do need such software, Asus has a solution for you.
Now, time to see some numbers and find out how the ROG Maximus XII Formula fare with other Z490 motherboards. Please continue on the next page.