Gigabyte did not just improve their software offering but also ditched the old 3D BIOS UEFI implementation in favor of something we feel is hugely better. The new UEFI interface is a much smoother feel overall and works very well. The settings all can be adjusted via sliders or manual input. One thing we found very cool is that there is a switch after each setting that you can enable which allows real time adjustment so that you can enter a setting then simply click apply and have that setting directly in the BIOS without rebooting for most.
The new UEFI is nice but it is possible that some users will prefer the old keyboard based method, which you can still switch to with a single button press and go directly to the older menu style (but still clickable) BIOS.
The BIOS does have a small number of memory presets from in house overclocker HiCookie but the selection is rather limited focusing on select GSkill memory sets and Hynix/PSC IC DIMMs.
Another cool feature is to customize your own BIOS tabs with specific settings you use most often which means if your only adjusting a few things for overclocking you can boot right into BIOS on your own custom tab with only those settings showing to make finding settings and adjustments much easier.
Performance - 9
Value - 10
Quality - 9.5
Features - 9.5
Innovation - 9
The Z87X-OC is an amazing innovation from Gigabyte offering unprecedented value and features earns it the Bjorn3D Golden Bear Award
2020 will go down as a horrible year for getting hold of new graphics card. I still know people who ordered the new Nvidia Series 30 graphics card at launch in September 2020 and still have not been able to receive it.
One avenue to get a new Series 30-card might be to go the laptop route instead as it is much easier to get hold of those. Nvidia recently released their RTX 3060, RTX 3070 and RTX 3080-GPU’s for laptop and today I am testing the Razer Blade 15 Base Edition that comes with a Intel i7-10750H, a 15” 165 Hz QHD-screen and a RTX 3070.