Overclocking provides gamers the ideal way to gain to push their CPUs and GPUs to the absolute limit and benefit from the highest performance possible from their respective machines.
Gigabyte EasyTune 6 provides a set of tools specific to Gigabyte-branded motherboards that allow in-system control of overclocking and extensive monitoring of fan speed as well as CPU and GPU temperatures.
Upon opening the program you can choose from the tabs titled CPU, Memory, Tuner, Graphics, Smart and HW Monitor. We will start off with the CPU, but first a warning. You need to have an advanced knowledge of computing to operate this program, as not knowing the maximum workable values of both the CPU and GPU could result in causing severe damage to both components and rendering the entire computer useless. So make sure you know what you're doing!
Now that’s out the way, you can head to the CPU tab to be shown all the statistics on the vital cogs of your computer, including the CPU and BUS speeds, motherboard, BIOS and processor.
Click on the Tuner tab and you will be presented with the Power On values of both the CPU and Front Serial Bus (FSB), as well as the target value for both components. To overclock the CPU, move the slider alongside the FSB to the desired level and click Set at the bottom of the page and watch the CPU target value move upwards.
Overclocking doesn't end there. Head over to the Graphics tab to change the values of the Core and the Memory to produce a better outcome from the GPU. Below the slider the temperature of the GPU is constantly displayed in Celsius and Fahrenheit. While all this overclocking is going on, the fan will be working hard to cool the components down and adjustments can be made to the fan speeds in the Smart tab.
Under the HW Monitor tab at the far end you can view the target fan speed and safe operating temperature of both the system and CPU to again make sure that everything is moving along smoothly. You can also examine the voltage of various elements of the machine.
Gigabyte EasyTune 6 comes in different versions for AMD and Intel processors, works on most versions of Windows and is completely free-of-charge.
Verdict: Gigabyte EasyTune 6 provides an easy-to-use program to monitor advanced overclocking of your CPU and GPU while keeping a constant track on the system’s health.