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, 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.


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 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

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

About tab, Validation popup

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

Sonic Radar II

To take advantage of the enhanced audio subsystem integrated into the Maximus VII Formula, 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

SupremeFX HI-FI Control Panel

For use with the bundled SupremeFX HI-FI device, ASUS included a control panel allowing very granular control over the sound input to and output from the device. The fine control over the bit-depth and sample rate allows for tweaking of audio reproduction and recording, putting powerful tools into the hands of the user for an exception audio experience.

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