UEFI BIOS Continued – Tuning
When it comes to tuning, you have a plethora of options on the MSI MEG X570 Unify. You never feel as though you are lacking the options you need to get the most out of your system. The OC menu is laid out well enough and you basically just go down the list of settings and hit everything you need and dive into submenus that are relevant along the way for the most part. That’s not to say that this couldn’t have been done better, but the functionality is there and there isn’t much of a learning curve coming off of other brands or the BIOS of old.
The UEFI BIOS has tons of settings for RAM, voltages, and all of the usual things one can expect in an enthusiast’s motherboard. I’ll talk about overclocking later, but suffice it to say, the MSI MEG X570 Unify works well on automatic settings. The automatic rules allow for a pain-free tuning experience. It takes very little effort to reach your CPU’s maximum potential. Memory compatibility also seems good with XMP working very well and memory voltages setting themselves correctly.
As you can see from the various screenshots, the amount of tuning options can seem daunting or even excessive. One thing I do like is that you can collapse the memory settings down similar to a directory tree in Windows Explorer. You’ll find the most important tuning settings, such as voltage offsets and load-line calibration etc.
One thing that sets a UEFI BIOS apart from that of other manufacturers beyond the user experience is the included tools. MSI doesn’t break any ground here but offers a comprehensive set of tools that one might need or at least find useful. This includes temperature monitoring, fan control, overclocking profiles, and a flash utility. The flash utility can update the BIOS from the internet or local storage.
The UEFI BIOS also has a flashback function should you need it. One thing I will say, I dislike the way the UEFI BIOS forces you into a flash mode by rebooting the system after you choose to enter the flash utility. It seems unnecessary and it is pretty annoying. That said, this isn’t a huge deal as you shouldn’t have to deal with this all that often. However, it isn’t something I see on other boards and I don’t know why MSI does this.