Make the below changes in the Advanced BIOS config settings. You may either select Gen 1 or Gen 2. But be consistent throughout:

If Only Installing 1 or 2 GPUs, Install in This Order

  1. First GPU goes into PCIEX16_1
  2. Second GPU goes into PCIEX16_2

If this order is violated (i.e., the 16x are left empty while others are filled), the M.2 slot closest to the CPU will not read the attached GPU.

  1. Boot > Above 4G Decoding: Enabled
  2. Advanced >
    1. PCH Configuration > PCI Express Configuration > PCIe Speed: Gen 2
    2. System Agent (SA) Configuration >
      1. DMI/OPI Configuration > DMI Max Link Speed: Gen 2
      2. PEG Port Configuration >
        • PCIE16_1 Link Speed: Gen 2
        • PCIE16_2 Link Speed: Gen 2
    3. PCH Storage Configuration > Disable Unused SATA ports: Disable all except where your SSD is plugged-in. You can also disable the M.2 Shared channels (SATA6G_5 and SATA6G_6). Our SSD plugged in SATA6G_2 (and a spare in SATA6G_1), so we disabled ports 3 through 6.
    4. USB Configuration > Single Port Control > Disable unused USB ports: Disable 9 through 14 (All USB 2.0 ports)
    5. APM Configuration > Restore AC Power Loss: Last State
    6. Onboard Devices Configuration > HD Audio Controller: Disabled

Disabling Uneeded Options

As a side note, in order to reduce power consumption as much as possible, we disabled unused SATA and USB ports as well as the audio controller and LED disco lights.

After you made these changes press the F10 hot-key to save and reboot.

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  • David Bueno

    thanks alot for this guide!

    • Code Sport I/O

      Glad it helped out!

      • David Bueno

        if you would like to add something to your guide to setup the z270-A with GPU for mining, i can shortly say that incase some are having some reboots from time to time, a big fan cooling the gpu makes it work for me! without the fan i get reboots quite often, and with a decent big fan there is rarely any reboots.

  • Peyman Dordizadeh

    Hi.
    Is it possible do 9 GPU mining with Asus Prime Z270-A in Windows 10? I was reading somewhere that Windows won’t recognize more than 8 GPUs. I appreciate your help.

    • Code Sport I/O

      @peymandordizadeh you can have more than 8 GPUs on Windows by mixing AMD and Nvidia GPUS. For example, 8 AMDs and 1 Nvidia would work on a windows rig.

      We’ve seen forum threads from users purportedly being able to get 9+ GPUs of a single chip-set (e.g., all AMD) working on windows. But we haven’t been able to verify this ourselves, so until proven it just might be hot air. YMMV

      • Vlado

        Yes, I have 9pcs RX580 on Z270-A working correctly. You must have new AMD drivers (not only Blockchain drivers) a change settings to Compute. And BIOS setting up there.