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ASUS Adds “Intel Baseline Profile” Option In BIOS To Mitigate 14th & 13th Gen CPU Gaming Stability Issues

ASUS Adds “Intel Baseline Profile” Option In BIOS To Mitigate 14th & 13th Gen CPU Gaming Stability Issues

ASUS has introduced a new “baseline profile” setting in its motherboard BIOS that should help alleviate Intel 14th and 13th Gen stability issues.

Intel 14th and 13th Gen CPUs suffer from stability issues, mostly in games, and the only way to fix them is to sacrifice performance by using the baseline settings by enabling the “baseline” limit. go

Intel's 14th and 13th Gen Raptor Lake CPUs have been released. Widespread gaming stability issues are encountered. As motherboard manufacturers push some CPUs beyond their limits through their default BIOS. Moreover, excessive voltages and power are being pumped into the processors, causing the silicon to degrade over time.

This is causing major problems for gamers all over the internet, with many of them seeing “out of video memory” popups when loading Unreal Engine games that are CPU intensive during the initial “shader completion” loading screen. Too much pressure. This has prompted people to return their CPUs.opting for competitors like AMD, and even though Intel acknowledged the issue some time ago and said they are currently investigating the reports, there doesn't seem to be an official fix in the works. Is.

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However, motherboard manufacturers such as ASUS And MSI With a pre-built PC builder, Falcon Northwest, have stepped up and proposed effective solutions to stability problems, not only reducing the problems but also eliminating them, but the solutions come at a cost. ASUS rolled out its latest BIOS for Z790 motherboards, which includes a new BIOS function called “Intel Baseline Profile” that optimizes the CPU by reducing power limits and improving stability in games. Resets to Intel's factory default settings.

Falcon Northwest describes the functionality of the baseline default settings including the following guide (in the case of ASUS motherboards). Note that ASUS's “Intel Baseline default” option automatically sets all of these settings as shown above without manual tweaking.

Go to the Ai Tweaker tab.

  • ASUS MultiCore Enhancement (MCE) -> disabled
  • SVID behavior -> Auto (set to Intel Failsafe requires additional stability)

Go to the Internal CPU Power submenu in the Ai Tweaker tab.

  • IACEP -> active
  • SA CEP -> active
  • Inverse Temperature Dependent Throttle -> active

Go to the Thermal Velocity Boost submenu in the Ai Tweaker tab.

  • TVP voltage correction -> active
  • Better TVB -> active
  • Overclocking TVB -> Disable.

Go to Advanced Tab (CPU Configuration\CPU – Power Management Control)

  • CPU Status -> active
  • Improved C status -> active

The company has also posted a set of solutions on its official X account, which revolves around some BIOS adjustments, and here's what they suggest:

For anyone experiencing crashes with Intel 13th/14th Gen CPUs, we have a beta test. Reduction You can try For ASUS Z790 motherboards & i9K CPUs:

1) Update to the latest BIOS. Load defaults.

2) Set all values ​​of screenshot, reboot further.

3) Return to BIOS. Check the set power values ​​against this table (mentioned below). If different, set manually. Our settings override the ASUS ones that are out of Intel's specs. Unknown if they prevent problems and may not fix all CPUs, but are more secure. While we wait for official news, we want to share what has helped us.

Note: This is not an official Intel or ASUS guide.

– Falcon Northwest by X

Image source: Falcon Northwest

Well, thanks to Falcon Northwest's attempt to come up with a really good guide to help not only its customers but all 14th and 13th Gen CPU owners out there with these issues. ASUS and MSI have also been working internally to fix these issues for some time and to their credit. But it should be used as a caution for future launches and shows how going beyond Intel's set defaults can affect stability on chips.

But what is the cost of going all default? Well, this seems to have been answered by an OCN forum member, RaMsITowho quickly tested the new BIOS on an ASUS ROG Maximus APEX Z790 Encore motherboard using an Intel Core i9-14900KS. With all power limits removed and the CPU running at its maximum capacity, the chip scored 40,998 points in the Cinebench R23 multi-core test but with power limits set and other BIOS features (MCE, etc.) With activation, the score dropped to 35,851. points, a -12.5 percent drop in performance.

Intel Core i9-14900KS (ASUS APEX Encore) No Limit / Unlocked:

Intel Core i9-14900KS (ASUS APEX Encore) Enforce Limits / Baseline:

That's a huge difference and shows just how power dependent Intel's latest 13th and 14th gen CPUs are. So yes, whether you stick to the default “baseline” settings or downclock/underclock the CPU yourself, you will see some performance impact compared to the unstable (unlocked power) chip output. .

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