Review: AORUS Z790 Tachyon



As far as the BIOS is concerned, by default, you’ll land on a page with the basic information of your BIOS. In order to access all the parameters, you will have to press the F2 key. Beginners will already be able to manage the XMP profile and the fan management on this light page. Now you know us well enough to know that it is directly to the full BIOS.

The first available tab is “Favorites” which allows you to have direct access to the settings you change most often, it’s always very useful. The ” Tweaker ” part, as its name indicates, will be full of options allowing you to set up your processor, your memory kit but also to manage the different voltages. A small “Favorites (F11)” allows you to access the BIOS settings that have been saved as favorites.

In the ” Tweaker ” tab you can find the different parameters of your memory kits but also those for your processor. Most of the parameters to adjust the voltages are also found in this section. As a bonus, Aorus offers here custom XMP but nothing very interesting since the highest profile for Hynix chips is 6400 MT/s knowing that our kit already has an XMP of 7200 MT/s. On the other hand, some optimization options are present but we will talk about them again when we will overclock the DDR5.

We’ll tell you about the settings dedicated to processor and memory overclocking in the dedicated pages later in the article.

Finally, saving profiles is highly recommended when performing tests. It saves time. Don’t hesitate to ask for advice on our forum and discord if you encounter any problems when setting up your BIOS.

The official F2d BIOS:

The BIOS that we used during our tests is the version that is logically intended for cold testing but be aware that the official BIOS is available directly on the AORUS website, it is the F2d version. Not really a big difference in the layout of the categories.