Making a killing out of the X79 platform.
The introduction of the X79 motherboards marks the introduction of the Gigabyte 3D UEFI BIOS. Once started, you can see the entire motherboard layout is presented at a slightly tilted angle, whereupon hovering your mouse over different components will show the ability to tweak those parts.
Opening up any of these sections will pop up a rather simple looking sub-menu where further changes can be made. Of course, the real meat of the BIOS is accessed in the ‘Advanced’ option which lists the familiar M.I.T. tuning area. This is where most overclockers will be spending their time, tweaking the hell out of each and every option.
For overclocking the test Core i7-3960X, I simply went to ‘Advanced Frequencies Settings’ to change the CPU Clock Ratio to ‘47’ from ‘33’and then in the ‘Advanced Voltage Settings’ I changed the CPU Vcore to ‘1.450V’ from the stock ‘1.240V’ which gave me the most stable overclock. These exact same settings wouldn’t even boot the G1.Assassin 2 with the previous BIOS.