- ASUS AI Suite 3
- Thermal Radar 2
- DIGI+ Power Control
- USB 3.1 Boost
- Ai Charger+
- Disk Unlocker
- USB BIOS Flashback Wizard
- ASUS HomeCloud
- ASUS CPU-Z
- PC Cleaner
- ASUS Boot Setting
- ASUS WebStorage
- ASUS HyStream
- ASUS AOHelp
- Push Notice
- Turbo LAN
- Turbo V Core
- DAEMON Tools Pro Standard
- ASUS WebStorage
- Norton Internet Security
Ai Suite 3
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. All applets can be accessed by clicking on the expansion button on the middle left side of the page. The applet list then slides out to the right in a frame along the inside left of the page. The PC Cleaner applet is a new addition to the suite, used to clean out extraneous system cache and temp files from the drive. The AI Charger+ applet configure the USB port for optimized fast-charging of Apple-specific or generic USB-based devices. The USB 3.1 Boost applet supercharges your USB 3.1 ports, allowing for enhanced read and write performance with the amount of performance gain based on the USB 3 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 Radar 2
When opened, 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 Recorder 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.
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
Fan Control section, Fan position popup
Thermal Status section
Thermal Status section, Thermal Assessment in-progress page
Thermal Status section, Thermal Assessment completion page
DIGI+ Power Control section
DIGI+ Power Control section, CPU settings page
DIGI+ Power Control section, DRAM settings page
USB 3.1 Boost
The USB 3.1 Boost applet enables USB 3.1 devices attached to the USB 3.1 ports to perform in enhanced speed modes – Turbo mode for non-UASP capable devices and UASP mode for UASP-capable devices. Both modes offer increased performance over stock operating mode by enabling burst-mode style data transfer over the USB 3.1 data channels.
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.
CPU Ratio tab
two additional Weaknesses:
two additional Weaknesses: disgusting sli bridge and two small fans 😉
On my Z77 Sabertooth I had to
On my Z77 Sabertooth I had to force the fans off (horribly whiny things even on lowest speed), and the ONLY way was with the Asus fan software (BIOS settings won’t turn off).
Then I upgraded past Windows 7 and discovered no fan software! Luckily the W7 software worked for W8 and W10.
Now I don’t know how quiet the fans are but if at all noisy they need to rethink things.
Slower, quiet Assist fans would be a LOT better than the only two choices:
1. ON – annoying noise, or
2. OFF – no air flow
*I did set my fans to come on if temp goes above 50degC for the chipset (which for me is rarely), as well as 1 minute after turn off, but MOST people probably wouldn’t figure that out easily.
AH but did morry bend the
AH but did morry bend the pins?
Bend the pins on what? I
Bend the pins on what? I don't do that on purpose 😉
How can it say it has quad
How can it say it has quad SLi/CFX support with only 3 PCIE Slots
quad support = 2 x dual GPU
quad support = 2 x dual GPU cards…
I expect Star Citizen to
I expect Star Citizen to eventually support four GPU’s via DX12 fairly efficiently.
Maybe a Pascal card similar to 2xGTX980Ti each, with DX12 using four GPU’s for each frame.
(8GB VRAM per GPU would mean 8GB usable for AFR or up to 32GB usable for SFR)
There must be bins filled
There must be bins filled with SATA Express connectors at their manufacturing facilities they’re just trying to get rid of.
just trying to remind people
just trying to remind people about RAID
The led light on my mouse
The led light on my mouse continues to stay on when I shut down my computer. I tried going in to my BIOS and Ai Tweaker and turn the EPU Power Saving Mode to disabled to Enabled, but that didn’t help. How can I fix this issue?