- ASUS AI Suite 3
- ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 5 with 5-Way Optimization
- TPU (Turbo Processing Unit)
- EPU (Energy Processing Unit)
- DIGI+ Power Control
- Fan XPert 4
- Turbo App
- USB 3.1 Boost
- AI Charger+
- PC Cleaner
- Motherboard Connect
- Disk Unlocker
- ASUS Wi-Fi GO!
- ROG GameFirst IV
- ROG RAMCache II
- ROG CPU-Z
- ROG AURA RGB Lighting Control
- ROG Mem TweakIt
- DAEMON Tools Pro Standard
- ASUS WebStorage
- ROG Sonic Radar III
- ROG Sonic Studio III
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 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 Overwolf utility is an in-game overlay that allow for display of an in-game utility bar for accessing a variety of apps and functions without leaving the game interface. ASUS offers a variety of premade skins and overlays through their ROG site.
Dual Intelligent Processors 5
The main app opens to the Dual Intelligent Processors 5 page, organized into separate sections for each of the five 5-Way Optimization features. The overclocking settings are housed in the TPU section. The EPU section houses power saving related settings. The DIGI+ VRM section houses settings specific to the board power circuitry, and the Fan Xpert4 section contains fan controls. The Turbo App section houses application specific performance, network priority, and audio settings. Along the top of the app are the current power saving settings enacted and the start button for the 5-Way Optimization wizard. Along the bottom of the app are real-time monitoring display settings.
5-Way Optimizations Wizard start page, TPU section
TPU, CPU Frequency settings page
Fan Xpert4 page
DIGI+ Power Control, CPU settings page
Turbo App page
ROG 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, color cycle, rainbow, comet, flash and dash, wave, glowing yoyo, starry-night, strobing, temperature, and music effect.
ROG RAMCache II
The ROG RAMCache II 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 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.
Sonic Radar III
To take advantage of the integrated audio subsystem enhancements, ASUS includes their Sonic Radar III application. Sonic Radar III 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.
Sonic Studio III
The ROG Sonic Studio III applet is an ASUS developed application allowing for advanced configuration of the audio subsystem, and its attached input and output devices. The application provides effects type enhancements for the audio chipset provided control panel applet. Further, Sonic Studio III offers advanced tools for optimized in-game recording and streaming of those in-game sessions.
HDMI 2.0(a? b?) and/or
HDMI 2.0(a? b?) and/or HDCP2.2?
Does the 2 M.2 ports support
Does the 2 M.2 ports support raid 0 or 1?
It should. Intel RST supports
It should. Intel RST supports RAID for M.2.
There is still the DMI 3.0 bottleneck of 3.93 GB/s theoretical though. Sequentials won’t see true scaling for RAID 0 for something like 960 Pros and Evos, but you can see up to around 3.5 GB/s reads with two of them.
Great review. When you start
Great review. When you start your full reviews of all the new boards with RGB could I ask if you would comment on the control of the illumination offered. Knowing number of seperate zones and brigtness control of the LEDs would be wonderful information for me as an aesthetic builder.
Again, great review.
Does this mobo support nvme
Does this mobo support nvme and can it boot Windows from an nvme m.2 drive, or two in raid 0?