Author: Bob Buskirk
- The BIOS
- Included Software & ASUS Features
- System Overview & Testing Procedures
- Testing – CPU & Memory
- Testing – System
- Testing – Video
- Testing – Gaming
- Final Thoughts
Included Software & ASUS Features
All ASUS motherboards come with ASUS’s AI Suite II software. Our of all the motherboard software out there this software is the most useful. It really has all of the tools you would want and makes things like overclocking easier for you. Again we have included a video that goes over the AI Suite II software.
As we covered in the above video the USB 3.0 boost allows you to speed up the transfer speed of your USB 3.0 device. To test this we used a Thermaltake BlacX 5G hard drive dock with a Corsair Force GT drive. Our first test we ran without USB 3.0 boost enabled.
Now we enabled turbo mode and you can see the speed difference.
Every ASUS Republic of Gamers motherboard comes with ASUS’s ROG Connect software. This allows you to connect another system to your motherboard (via the ROG connect USB port) and monitor as well as troubleshoot your system. Install the ROG Connect software on the remote machine then go ahead and connect it to your motherboard. Now open the software and you are able to monitor voltages, temperatures, fan speeds and frequency. You can also adjust the BCLK frequency and the CPU, VCSSA, PLL, VTT and 2nd VTT voltages.
RC Poster will show you the post codes as your system boots up, much like the debug LED on the motherboard. If you system is not booting or hanging this will allow you to see where it is stopping.
RC Remote is a remote control for your system. You can remotely power the system on and off, reset the system and reset the BIOS.
Finally RC Diagram allows you to monitor up to 5 values whether they are voltages, temperature or fan speed. The information is displayed in a nice graph.