A feature rich package for Ivy Bridge.
The UEFI BIOS on the Maximus V Formula is similar to the recent ROG motherboards we have covered in the past. The red and black themes continue in here, along with a host of sections and sub-sections which allows you to customize every bit of the motherboard you can think of.
Of course, the best part is the easy to understand explanation on the top right side of each menu, so even if you’re new to the whole overclocking scene, it won’t be so difficult to get into things. Entering the amounts manually for the voltage, BCLK, Turbo Ratio and XMP profile is very easy. All you need to do is enter the values depending on the type of cooling you’re using.
Of course, if you’re not planning on some extreme LN2 level of overclocking, you may want to try out the simple overclocking on the ‘Extreme Tweaker’ wherein the ‘CPU Level Up’ will overclock your Ivy Bridge processor up to 4.60GHz without touching anything else in there. Restart and you’re running a fully stable and tweaked out Ivy Bridge processor, in our case the test Core i7-3770K CPU went from stock speeds of 3.4GHz to 4.6GHz on the Intel XTS 100H heatsink without breaking a sweat.
For testing the ASUS Maximus V Formula the below testbed was used: