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, cpu temperature, and music effect. The board LEDS can be configured independently of an LED strip connected to the 12V RGB LED header, or synchronized with it using the Syc LED effects checkbox. Further, the applet has an embedded preview panel, so that you can determine the look and effect that best suites your system build.

Header1 section for connected RGB LED strip

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.


The ROG RAMDisk application is used to setup a write-able partition using a portion of your system memory. Setting up a Junction point configures the program to auto-administer the selected folders and files to take advantage of the high-speed RAM disk partition.

Junction page


KeyBot II is an ASUS-developed application that uses a chipset-centric approach to improving in-game keyboard macro speed and execution. The KeyBot II hardware process is slaved to the upper USB 2.0 slot on the board's rear panel with the Windows software used to configure macros, function keys, and shortcuts for customized game use. Furthermore, the Smart Input screen allows for storage of up to 50 characters into the KeyBot II chipset for use of the entered key sequence after invoking the user defined run button.

Smart Input page

Function Keys page

Shortcuts page

GameFirst III

GameFirst III 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 EZ mode with pre-configured profiles as well as Advanced mode for more granular network traffic configuration.

Network Monitor page

Bandwidth Test page

Network Information page

Setup, ISP Speed Test page

Setup, Priority profile mode page

Mem TweakIt

Mem TweakIt is used to configure memory timing settings with all settings from the BIOS available for configuration through Windows.

Timings #2 tab

Timings #3 tab

Timings #4 tab

Sonic Studio II

The ROG Sonic Studio II applet is an ASUS developed application allowing for advanced configuration of the audio subsystem, and its attached input and output devices. The application is a direct replacement for the audio chipset provided control panel applet. Further, Sonic Studio II offers advanced tools for optimized in-game recording and streaming of those in-game sessions.

Perfect Voice tab

Casting Enhancer tab

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