ASUS ROG Zenith II Extreme Motherboard BIOS
The ROG Zenith II Extreme Motherboard BIOS is very much like past ROG motherboards we have reviewed. If you have used any of these motherboards before you will be right at home.
Here we see the Home screen where we can enter different aspects of the ROG Zenith II Extreme Motherboard BIOS in EZ-Mode.
At the Main screen, we find typical BIOS functions found on these screens. At the right of the screen, the BIOS reports various system specifications that are useful.
The Ai Tweaker tab allows a user to set overclocking features.
The Advanced Tab shows more advanced system functions.
The last screen is the Tool Tab.
Overall, this follows the trend for the company’s BIOS which is good since it helps those who have used ASUS platforms transition between different offerings with a similar look and feel.
ASUS ROG Zenith II Extreme Motherboard Software
Drivers and Utilities for the ROG Zenith II Extreme Motherboard are found on a USB drive instead of on a CD/ DVD. Thank goodness for that update.
The last tab of interest is the Utilities section which brings up the next window.
One key software to look at is ASUS AI SUITE which allows a multitude of system adjustments.
With some motherboards, the software package is less relevant. With this, we think most users are going to install ASUS software to take advantage of some of the value-added features of the platform.
ASUS ROG Zenith II Extreme Motherboard RGB
Located on the IO backplate heatsink there is ASUS 1.77” LiveDash which is a built-in color OLED panel that displays useful information about the system. In addition, many RGB LEDs and effects light up the ROG Zenith II Extreme. If you like RGB on your motherboards the ROG Zenith II Extreme has you covered. If you prefer to not use RGB effects these can be completely turned off in the BIOS. You are paying for features like the OLED panel, so we think this is best combined with a translucent side panel case.
There is even more ROG Zenith II Extreme RGB goodness on the chipset heat sink.
Many do not like the RGB trend, but this looks very cool.
Next, we are going to do a quick specification check, and commence with our performance benchmarks.