SAPPHIRE has made yet another announcement introducing a special BIOS exclusive for this graphics card which will aid in performance boost. With its release, the SAPPHIRE R9 290 brought forward the enthusiast level performance and for those who think of the flagship R9 290X model to be too overly priced, they can have all the new features at a more affordable rate in the SAPPHIRE R9 290.
MSI has released a new BIOS that allows its X79 chipset motherboards to support Intel’s newest 22 nm LGA2011 Ivy Bridge-E processors. All users need to do is simply download the new BIOS and install it and their motherboards will now be compatible with the new processors.
Like most other motherboard manufactures Biostar has put out a BIOS that enables overclocking on K-Series Haswell processors using their H87, B85 and H81 motherboards. Normally if you would want to overclock your K-Series CPU you would have to buy a Z87 motherboard, but with Biostar motherboards you do not have to!
As many of you know NVIDIA will be releasing the GeForce GTX 770 graphics card towards the end of the this month. Now there is some new information out that you will be able to flash older GeForce GTX 680 cards with a new BIOS and turn them into GeForce GTX 770 cards. We have heard that the GTX 770 would be using a new chip, the GK104-425 A2, but what if it was just a GeForce GTX 680 in disguise?
Motherboard BIOS’s have really come a long way in the past few years with the introduction of the UEFI graphical interface BIOS. This allows for a very nice graphical user interface for your BIOS and also allows you to use both your keyboard and mouse for easy navigation. It looks like things are going to get even better with Haswell motherboards. Gigabyte has revealed their latest UEFI BIOS design and it uses a full 1080p resolution!
So you’ve picked up a Intel Z77 board and an Ivy Bridge unlocked CPU and you want to know how to make your CPU perform better. In this guide I’ll be detailing how to overclock your CPU with both offset and fixed voltage methods, along with ideal board/BIOS parameters for your new clock to remain stable. So are you ready to overclock? Let’s go!
Recently Bob did an article on finding out the model of your motherboard. Since you usually find out the version of your board’s BIOS at the same time, I thought that an article on updating, or flashing, your BIOS would be a good idea. There were numerous articles on the subject back when I first got into building, and all of them involved a 3.5” floppy drive. Today, nearly all motherboards have multiple options for flashing the BIOS, and normally a floppy isn’t required.