Bundled Applications

Included Applications

  • ASUS AI Suite 3
  • Thermal Radar 2
  • DIGI+ Power Control
  • USB 3.0 Boost
  • Ai Charger+
  • USB Charger+
  • Disk Unlocker
  • USB BIOS Flashback Wizard
  • ASUS Wi-Fi GO!
  • Media Streamer
  • Push Notice
  • Turbo LAN
  • Turbo V
  • DAEMON Tools Pro Standard
  • ASUS WebStorage
  • Norton Internet Security

Ai Suite 3 / Thermal Radar 2

The Ai Suite 3 application is a bundling mechanism for all the included ASUS designed utilities, providing a centralized panel from which to access and run the applets. The main app opens into the Thermal Radar 2 interface and more specifically to the Thermal Tuning page. The Thermal Radar 2 applet is organized into separate tabs for each of the offered features. The Thermal Tuning tab contains zone specific component temperature information as well as the Thermal Tuning wizard to auto-tune your system for optimal temperatures. The Fan Control tab contains configuration settings for all fans attached to motherboard headers. The VGA tab contains settings for controlling the fan operation of a supported video card with multiple fan configuration options available. The Thermal Status tab gives real-time reporting on the thermal characteristics of your system based on predefined zones. The Reporter tab displays real-time information on all system monitored temperatures, voltages, and fan speeds in a graph over time type format. The DIGI+ Power Control section houses settings specific to the board power circuitry for the CPU and DRAM. Along the bottom of the app window are real-time monitoring display settings. The other applets can be accessed by clicking on the tile icon in the upper right corner of the window. The Ai Charger+ and USB Charger+ applets configure the USB port for optimized fast-charging of Apple-specific or generic USB-based devices. The USB 3.0 Boost applet supercharges your USB 3.0 ports, allowing for enhanced read and write performance with the amount of performance gain based on the USB 3.0 device in use. The USB BIOS Flashback Wizard creates a BIOS file that can be used in conjunction with the BIOS Flashback functionality built into the board to re-flash the BIOS without the need for booting. This is functionality that I wish more motherboard vendors would embrace because it is easier than you think to corrupt a BIOS. Normally, the board is toast if you cannot boot into the BIOS or reset it successfully. This BIOS Flashback function gives you another option and has saved my bacon in at least one instance in the recent past. ASUS also includes a standalone version of their Turbo V Core applet, giving the user Windows-based voltage and bus frequency manipulation control. Note that this applet is not integrated into the Ai Suite 3 application nor is it visible from the ASUS auto-run installation utility on their install disc.

Thermal Tuning section, Zone Temperature popup

Thermal Tuning section, Thermal Tuning wizard initialization page

Thermal Tuning section, Thermal Tuning wizard in-progress page

Thermal Tuning section, Thermal Tuning wizard results page

Fan Control section

VGA section

Thermal Status section

Thermal Status section, Thermal Assessment in-progress page

Thermal Status section, Thermal Assessment completion page

Thermal Status section, Thermal Assessment report page

Thermal Status section, Thermal Assessment report page continued

Recorder section

DIGI+ Power Control section

DIGI+ Power Control section, CPU settings page

DIGI+ Power Control section, DRAM settings page

Ai Suite 3 application selection page

Turbo V Core

The Turbo V Core applet gives you voltage, CPU speed, and device frequency manipulation capabilities in-line with the UEFI options available in the BIOS screens. The applet is divided into three tabs – Advanced, GPU Boost, and CPU Ratio. The Advanced tab houses the CPU, memory, and chipset related voltages. The GPU Boost tab house CPU integrated graphics core-related frequency and voltage settings. The CPU Ratio tab contains settings for controlling the CPU ratio value.

GPU Boost tab

CPU Ratio tab

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