Bundled Applications continued
Killer Network Manager
The Killer Network Manager applet provides the user with settings and monitoring tools for configuring the on-board Killer NIC adapter for optimal use. The Overview, WiFi Analyzer, and Settings tabs show network statistics for the network adapter, while the Applications tab gives the user control over adapter operation and application based traffic prioritization.
WiFi Analyzer page
Intel Extreme Tuning Utility
The Intel Extreme Tuning Utility app provides board and subsystem level information about the CPU and memory speeds, allowing for both automated and manual based overclocking of the board. Additionally, multiple stress tests are integrated into the application for settings testing as well as area to save and retrieve settings profiles.
Advanced Tuning section, Core settings
Advanced Tuning section, Cache and Graphics settings
Stress Test page
Benchmark Test page with results shown
Application Profile Pairing page
Sound Blaster X-Fi 5
The Sound Blaster X-Fi 5 applet provides sound enhancing tools for the integrated sound subsystem with its deafult mode providing seven profile presets for various usage scenarios in the Profile page. The SBX Pro Studio page provides fine tuning of various sound related settings. The Scout Mode page gives user control over in-game sound settings, allows for tweaking of ambient sound parameters. The Voice FX and EAX Effects and EQ pages provide specific settings for voice input and sound output, while the Advanced Settings page contains speaker-specific settings.
SBX Pro Studio page
Scout Mode page
Voice FX page
EAX Effects & EQ page
Advanced Settings page, Speakers / Headphones tab
Advanced Settings page, Speaker Calibration tab
Mr. Morry Teitelman what’s
Mr. Morry Teitelman what’s wrong with the CMOS battery placement? the major issue u didn’t mention is related to the auto vcore? the new bios really fixed the problem? thanks.
It’d be cool if a long term
It’d be cool if a long term motherboard review was done to test the reliability of various mobos.
Cool it has the 2 M.2 slots
Cool it has the 2 M.2 slots
what’s the point of reviewing
what’s the point of reviewing this,ryzen is here. lol.
Don't worry, the Ryzen board reviews will be here soon enough…
Silver award with only 1
Silver award with only 1 weakness? Oh come on!
This is supposed to be a review not a marketing puff piece.
Tell us what the downsides of this motherboard are!
This is a very nice
This is a very nice motherboard. Would you put this above or below the Strix s270e?
The few sites I have read say its a great mobo in the “mid-range” but then they often say z270e is likely the better option (https://www.esportsource.net/best-gaming-motherboards/z270/)
Do you have any input? Missing piece is a mobo for my new build and want to order today haha 🙂