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Sapphire uses an American Megatrends BIOS that is pretty standard. The BIOS is split into Main, Performance, Advanced, PCIPnP, Boot, Security and Exit submenus. The Main page has the BIOS Version, Build Date ID, Processor, speed, count, system memory, date and time. The only things you can change in this menu is the date and time.
The Advanced menu is where you can disable or enable devices like Firewire, onboard audio, onboard sound etc. It is split into IDE Configuration, Hardware Health Configuration, USB Configuration, ACPI Configuration, Intel VT-d Configuration, PCI Express configuration and onboard device configuration. The IDE Configuration menu is where your SATA RAID and the rest is self-explanatory.
The Performance menu is where the tweaking in the system occurs. This has three submenus that are CPU Configuration, Memory Timing Configuration and Voltage Configuration. The CPU Frequency and PCIE Frequency settings, the Ratio the QPI settings and Memory frequency can be set on the main Performance screen. The CPU features such as C1E and Virtualization technology can be disabled from the CPU Configuration screen.