Gigabyte's Disappointing Z390 BIOS "Overhaul" – GSM FRP

Gigabyte has needed a new BIOS for a long time, and it looks like they tried to revamp UEFI for Z390. Sort of.
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In this video, we painstakingly walk through Gigabyte’s BIOS weaknesses to better illustrate why it can sometimes be frustrating or unintuitive to work with. Gigabyte’s hardware has improved substantially generationally — in most cases, anyway — but its BIOS remains a weak point, allowing ASUS to hold the lead for one of the best OC BIOSes out there. Even with Z390’s overhauls, Gigabyte has a lot of work to do.

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Host: Steve Burke
Video: Andrew Coleman

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43 thoughts on “Gigabyte's Disappointing Z390 BIOS "Overhaul" – GSM FRP”

  1. Hey GN! Just in-case it slipped by you guys.. Gigabyte refreshed it's bios on the z390's again.. Wondering if you guys would by chance have any plans on doing a followup to your video here.. I flashed after having some system stability issues.. but then just went to the second board bios till I felt like redoing ALL my freaking setting again..

  2. Oh wow I guess the stubborn top software engineer at Gigabyte finally retired and they finally can make improvements to the BIOS hud that hasn't been changed since the 90's.

  3. Forget Gigabyte BIOS, the real problem is the bloated utility software, I looked at this one Z390 Aourus board and it has 25 freaking utility software, I mean come on, if I install all of it on a 16gb RAM system I wouldn't have any memory left to run Chrome!!

  4. It black friday 2019 and i just purchased this Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Master, i9-9900KS & 128GB of Corsair Vengeance LPX (4 x32GB) RAM, am i going to have issues with the memory on the board???

    Gigabyte says (back in Jan 2019, as in 11 months ago) that their Z390 boards support 32GB modules. Do you know if this is the case or am i going to be sorely upset when my parts arrive???

    Any help would be much appreciated.


    Milo Hajek

  5. Gigabyte's M.I.T. (Motherboard Intelligent Tweaker) is quite ironic at times. "INTACT" is priceless. Sent from my hasn't bricked yet, OLD, GA-Z68. 😉

  6. Gigabyte has actually made a new BIOS that looks very close to ASUS BIOS like since version F10 in Z390 Aorus Master. I believe their X570 AMD motherboards also have this newer BIOS layout. May be you need to redo your video GamersNexus ?

  7. If people that work with computers and overclocking are CONFUSED by what the makers have labeled things, then EVERYONE ELSE IS DOOMED! WTF? Some of the items you can modify are also able to be messed with in other screens so some people could be confused by that too. Just more screens in more screens.

  8. Hello, I don't understand why I can't overclock my CPU. I got a Z390UD and a I5 9600K but I can't and I don't understand why. Do you know how I can do it ? I saw a tutorial that look pretty easy and I don't understand why it's locked on my motherboard

  9. I don't know if it's the motherboard but since I bought this model for my i9-9900 CPU 3.10GHz.
    Everytime I'm using Adobe Lightroom the PC reboot… I'm with bios version F10C.


  10. Gigabyte overhauled it's bios again since you did this. It kinda sucks for me since every tutorial I see about overclocking this board uses the version of the bios that you are reviewing.

  11. I am hoping you see this comment. I am wondering if you could do a current overclocking video on the Aorus Master 11c Bios and go in depth on the menu. I have a i9 9900kf processor and would like to see what you would do. Thank you in advance

  12. 11:16 "… and you let people who want to play with hymens do that because that's a special group of people who want to do that that should be buried…" – Auto Captions FTW!!!

  13. Watching this video because my Gigabyte Z390 Gaming X motherboard has bricked. Maybe the machine god will favour me with good luck to bring my mobo back from the dead.

  14. I can’t even boot to display and I have no idea how to flash my motherboard and I think I may have bricked it already but have no way to tell seeing it won’t even boot and I don’t even know what I can do! It won’t boot and flashing it doesn’t seem to work since I have no way to view I’m just big sad

  15. Do you believe that you never get a second chance to make a first impression? Before I retired I worked in public relations personal support and imagery. Having said that… can you possibly mumble any more…because I think I almost understood half of what you said? This is not constructive criticism, it's suggestive support!

  16. I AGREE! Gigabyte has a Disappointing BIOS for Z390. I have Z370 Aorus Gaming WiFi BIOS is okay, upgraded mobo to Z390 Aorus Pro WiFi and BIOS is terrible as not User Friendly and features spread about making it frustrating. Note: need to Update Z390 BIOS to F12k helped the CPU Vcore and power to become much more stable. The Z390 Aorus Pro WiFi has excellent WiFi reception compared to the faulty Z370 Gaming WiFi mobo as can't discover any networks and have to reboot several times. Z370 Gaming WiFi has two USB 3.0 mobo headers, 1 USB 2.0 and no USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C header, the Z390 Pro Wifi has One USB 3.0 header, One USB 3.1 Type C but has 2 USB 2.0 headers. Neither Motherboard could support (all 5) the 4 USB 3.0 ports and 1 USB 3.1 Type C on the Phanteks Enthoo Pro 2 front control panel. Really Sad. I have very good CPU i7-8700k temps on Z390 Pro WiFi using Corsair H100i Pro as CPU at 4.5GHz idle temp 25 to 28C and under load between 60 to 65c and Heavy Load or Stress Test got to 77C, think 1 core hit 81c. In the BIOS had turned off EIST and all C-States. I like my CPU Frequency to be constant at 4.5GHz not going Green or fluctuating or cycling down and back up to save energy AKA Throttling. Could push the i7-8700k to 4.7GHz as that is supposed to be top Turbo speed. Vcore guessing was 1.21 anyways it was low. Some people like to really Over Clock or attempt 5.0GHz as not easy to be Stable at 5.0GHz. Single Core tests are lower and Multi-core is higher if you OC. For Work Bench or Production you should OC, for Gaming best to use Default CPU Speed. Memory XMP works perfect with my 32GB (4×8) of Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200MHz. PSU Seasonic PX-850 is insane for its small size and fully modular. Did not have any Cable management issues with Enthoo Pro 2 full size case and love the vertical PSU mount.

  17. My dude…. that's not an overhaul, wowzers, that is a reskined Asus Strix bios from the 7th Gen Prime boards. I spotted that right of the bat. They couldn't make adaptive voltage look different so they entirely disabled it.

  18. Because of this review a revision on this board has took away the Peripherals and chipset Tabs and everything complained about VCore has been added but IM STUCK WITH A ON BOARD LED LIGHT THAT WILL NEVER SHUT OFF!

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