Application Overview

Included Applications

  • ASUS AI Suite 3
  • Thermal Radar 2
  • DIGI+ Power Control
  • Ai Charger+
  • Disk Unlocker
  • USB BIOS Flashback Wizard
  • Turbo LAN
  • AURA RGB Lighting Control
  • Intel Extreme Tuning Utility
  • DTS Audio app
  • Norton Internet Security

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 BIOS Flashback Wizard creates a BIOS file that can be used in conjunction with the BIOS Flashback functionality built into the board to re-flash the BIOS without the need for booting. This is functionality that I wish more motherboard vendors would embrace because it is easier than you think to corrupt a BIOS. Normally, the board is toast if you cannot boot into the BIOS or reset it successfully. This BIOS Flashback function gives you another option and has saved my bacon in at least one instance in the recent past.

Thermal Radar 2

When opened, The main app opens into the Thermal Radar 2 interface and more specifically to the Thermal Tuning page. The Thermal Radar 2 applet is organized into separate tabs for each of the offered features. The Thermal Tuning tab contains zone specific component temperature information as well as the Thermal Tuning wizard to auto-tune your system for optimal temperatures. The Fan Control tab contains configuration settings for all fans attached to motherboard headers. The VGA tab contains settings for controlling the fan operation of a supported video card with multiple fan configuration options available. The Thermal Status tab gives real-time reporting on the thermal characteristics of your system based on predefined zones. The Recorder tab displays real-time information on all system monitored temperatures, voltages, and fan speeds in a graph over time type format. The DIGI+ Power Control section houses settings specific to the board power circuitry for the CPU and DRAM. Along the bottom of the app window are real-time monitoring display settings.

Thermal Tuning page, Temperature popup

TPU page, CPU Frequency settings page

Fan Control page

Fan Control page, Fan Position popup

Fan Control page, Fan details page

Thermal Status page

Thermal Status page, Temperature popup

EPU page

Recorder page

DIGI+ PowerControl page

DIGI+ PowerControl page, Temperature popup

DIGI+ PowerControl page, CPU settings

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, strobing, temperature, and music effect.

Temperature tab

Music tab


The USB BIOS Flashback applet gives the user the ability to download BIOS file update from the ASUS web site for the board and save them to a USB thumb drive. The download BIOS file is named correctly for use by the board's BIOS Flashback functionality.

h, wave, glowing yoyo, starry-night, strobing, temperature, and music effect.


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

Stress Test page

Benchmark Test page with results shown

Profiles page

Application Profile Pairing page

Monitoring mode

DTS Audio

The DTS Audio applet can be used to customize the sound delivered through headphones connected to the board. Sound can be configured for specific headphones, content types, and sound stereo preferences.

Headphone Selection page

Content Mode page

Stereo Preference page

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