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ASUS Introduces Intel Baseline Profile for Enhanced CPU Stability on Z790 Motherboards

ASUS has released a new BIOS update for its Z790 motherboards, integrating an Intel Baseline Profile to address stability issues encountered with Intel’s 13th and 14th Gen CPUs, particularly affecting high-end Core i9 processors. This update defaults all settings to those recommended by Intel, likely at the expense of some performance.

Addressing the Stability Problems

The move follows reports of stability problems, such as random crashes and errors, particularly during demanding gaming scenarios. The issues were largely attributed to motherboard settings that allowed CPUs to operate beyond their recommended power limits for prolonged periods.

This development is crucial for gamers and developers using platforms like Unreal Engine, who have faced significant disruptions due to these instability issues. Notably, Tim Sweeney of Epic Games acknowledged the positive impact of these BIOS updates on system stability.

Performance Impact of the Intel Baseline Profile

Implementing the Intel Baseline Profile in the ASUS BIOS will result in lower power consumption and possibly reduced performance. For instance, tests showed a 12.6% drop in performance in the Cinebench R23 multicore test for the Core i9-14900KS after applying the new profile.

ASUS’s initiative reflects a broader trend among motherboard manufacturers to enhance system stability by aligning more closely with CPU manufacturers’ specifications, despite the potential compromise on peak performance.

Overall, this BIOS update from ASUS represents a significant step towards more stable and reliable system performance, particularly for users pushing the limits of Intel’s latest CPUs. While it may dampen maximum performance, the trade-off for increased stability is deemed beneficial for most users, especially in a gaming context.

Solomon Thompson

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