Bundled Applications continued

AURA RGB LED Lighting Control

The AURA applet controls the active state of the RGB LEDs embedded in to the board as well as LED strips connected to the board's RGB LED 12V header. The controlled LEDs can be configured for any desired color using the color picker control and to operate in a variety of modes including static, breathing, strobing, color cycle, rainbow, rainbow comet, flash and dash, glowing yoyo, cpu temperature, and music effect. Further, the applet has an embedded preview panel, so that you can determine the look and effect that best suites your system build.

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.


The ROG RAMCache application can be used to setup an external high-speed cache partition for any attached hard drives or SSDs using an allocated portion of system memory. The upper limit of the cache is determined by the amount of memory in the system.

GameFirst IV

GameFirst IV is the latest revision of ASUS' application for optimizing network traffic through the on-board network controllers for gaming use. It offers the same functionality as offered with the Killer NIC series of network adapters. The application offers Auto mode with pre-configured profiles as well as Manual mode for more granular network traffic configuration.

Network Monitor page, Top 5 Applications tab

Network Monitor page, Application Usage tab

Network Monitor page, LAN Usage tab

Network Monitor page, Wi-Fi Analyzer tab

Network Information page, Network Information tab

Network Information page, Gateway Information tab

Sonic Radar II

To take advantage of the integrated audio subsystem enhancements, ASUS includes their Sonic Radar II application. Sonic Radar II integrate a HUD into your first person shooter game to directionally track pre-configured sound effects in-game and real-time. The application includes a multitude of presets for a variety of game types as well as an auto-detect mode.

Controls page

Gaming EQ page

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