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[Gaming NB/DT] GameFirst Relative Introduction

GameFirst V Introduction V5

GameFirst VI Introduction V6


GameFirst V Introduction V5

Note: The content of this article is applicable to GameFirst V with main version number V5.0,such as V5.0.24.1, V5.0.9.0, and etc.  If the application software ever undergoes significant changes, another new article will be published when necessary.


GameFirst V, similar to GameFirst IV,

GameFirst V is a gaming tool for players, designed for ASUS ROG products for network optimization and acceleration.


GameFirst IV

GameFirst V


Supports Kabylake and  the previous models     
(Including GL12CM/G21CN)

Supports Coffee Lake and newer models  (Excluding GL12CM/G21CN)

Enhanced Features List :     
  SMART priority     
  Category options     
  Individual program category     
  ROG First     
  Minimized UI     
  Language Preference and Automatically Startup


1) SMART priority    
Application -> AUTO -> SMART     
With SMART Priority selected, GameFirst will appoint the most used programs as priority.     

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2) Category options  
Application -> AUTO -> SMART -> Web     
Each category shows the programs running within that group.     
Users can easily set up any program in the entire group as Priority or as Disabled.

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3) Individual program category   
3-1 Selecting the categories allows users to reclassify the programs.      
3-2 Users can assign any program to a category based upon their preferences.      
3-3  Type of Application : Web / Game / Live Stream / File Transfer / Stream / Others / User Define.


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4) ROG First  

Searches for any ROG routers which support the ROG First feature. This feature can also accelerate the networking packets of your system so that you can enjoy a faster and smoother networking experience.     


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5) Minimized UI  

Minimizes the main window but all the functionality now runs in a smaller UI.

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6) Language Preference and Automatically Startup  

The First time you execute GameFirst V, the preference settings will pop up. You can choose language, enable GameFirst to start at Windows startup and set up the update for online database.

Then, you can right click on the GameFirst V tray icon in the task bar to select your preferences.     

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Q1:  Is ROG First a VPN ?     
A1:  No, ROG First has a direct connection between an Asus ROG router and a ROG PC so any PC game selected can boost and run smoothly.


Q2:  How does the priority setting in ROG First differ from the Game Type section in GameFirst? 
A2:  Game Type in the GameFirst application only supports the PC. Once the PC loses the signal, it can no longer assist.     
       However, for ROG First, its goal is to handle such situations anywhere with a network. Currently, GameFirst only allows the user to set game boost mode on the router without needing to log in to the router interface.


Q3:  Is there any restriction in the Router? Does every router support ROG First? 
A3:  Officially, this software only supports ROG routers, but it will soon support all current router models that are still on the market. Older routers won't work.     
      (Supports the ROG GameFirst API use : The APIs supports all models of RT & GT series if the router firmware version is or later.)     
       Note : Please check your Firmware version by clicking here.


Q4:  Does ROG Router need to set up anything else to support ROG FIRST?
A4:  The ROG router still needs to be set up by the end user with the setting procedures at the first login. Once completed, the API can be used.

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GameFirst VI Introduction V6


GameFirst VI - Introduction

Models Supported

GameFirst VI Install& Uninstall

GameFirst VI Dashboard

GameFirst VI Network Monitor

GameFirst VI Network Analyzer

GameFirst VI Smart Router

GameFirst VI Settings



1. GameFirst VI - Introduction

GameFirst VI, an integration network tool, designed for ASUS ROG products for network optimization. It can effectively reduce network delay, minimize in-game lag, and also create the best network environment for players.


2. Models Supported

Support Windows 10 OS and model GA401 series

* For more models supported, please refer to the ASUS Official website


3. GameFirst VI Install& Uninstall

How to get and install GameFirst VI, please refer to ASUS Official website Link

How to uninstall GameFirst VI, please refer to ASUS Official website Link


4. GameFirst VI Dashboard

4-1 How to start GameFirst VI

Please type and search [GameFirst VI] in the Windows Search Box, and then click on [Open]


4-2 Dashboard


System resources: Includes Network Smoothness, CPU Usage, Upload and Download display


Profile Option: Select a profile you would like to apply - Gaming First, Live Streaming First, Multimedia First or Adaptive Intelligence

* For Profiles setting, please refer to(8-3 Profiles)


Application categories and status: You can check application categories and network status in the page. Please see the list below for more details.

ItemNameImage Description
AApplication groupTo define application categories,for example Game、Live stream、Multimedia、Web、File transfer and Others
BSpeed Speed To switch the network traffic priority for application (For example Extreme/ High/ Medium/ Low)
C ApplicationApplication’s name
DDownload/Upload speedTo display Download/Upload speed
EDefault networkTo assign network connection for each application,for example WiFi or Ethernet connection
FBlock trafficTo disable application network connection
GClose applicationTo close application
To select application group,speed priority、bandwidth control and block traffic,as shown below


For icons to , please refer to the descriptions from sections H-1 to H-3

H-1 Group①: Defines the application categories: Game, Live stream, Multimedia, Web, File transfer and Others

H-2 Block traffic: Disables application network connection

H-3 Enable Application policy

   Speed: Switches the network traffic priority for application: Extreme/ High/ Medium/ Low 

   Enable bandwidth control: Controls application bandwidth rate-limiting

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5. GameFirst VI Network Monitor

5-1 Top 5 Apps: Monitors network usage for the Top 5 apps or group


5-2 Group traffic: Monitors network upload/download speed in real time by group


5-3 Network traffic: Monitors the real time data for upload or download rate

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6. GameFirst VI Network Analyzer

6-1 Network Information: Review gateway information and status (Status, Speed, Physical address, IPv4 Address, IPv6 Address, Subnet Mask and Default Gateway)


6-2 Wi-Fi Quick Assist: Analyzes the available wireless signals and signal strength. Also, shows the current WiFi connection, channel and the number of shared connections.

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7. GameFirst VI Smart Router

Discover ASUS ROG router with ASUS ROG First which accelerates the networking packets of your system so that you can enjoy faster and smoother networking experience.

For icon to icons, please refer to the list below for more details

Item Name Image Description
DiscoverDiscover ASUS ROG router whether is with ASUS ROG First function
Router Log-InLog-in the router you connected
Wi-Wi ChannelViewing the current WiFi connection, the channel and the number of shared connections available wireless signals and the signal strength
Game BoostTurn on Game Boost

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8. GameFirst VI Settings

8-1 Game Turbo

For icon to icons, please refer to the list below for more details.

Item Name Image Description
Foreground AccelerationAutomatically accelerate the foreground application
Show Booster NotificationsPop-up boater notification window when launching games
Auto-Close Booster NotificationsAutomatically close the booster notification window after 5 seconds
Booster Download SpeedAdjusting TCP/IP window flow size to help optimize the rate which data is transferred between replication log server hosts
Extreme Upload for Lower LatencyEnable TCP_Nodelay on intensive applications for lower latency


8-2 General

For icon to icons, please refer to the list below for more details.

Automatically launch on startupAutomatically launch GameFirst VI while startup
Pop up window to show closing optionWhile closing GameFirst VI, a notification window will pop up for choosing to close or minimize program
Use the latest profileUsing the last profile after restart GameFirst VI
LanguageLanguage selection (GameFirst VI will restart after apply new language)
ResetReset all applications policies/ profiles policies/ general settings


8-3 Profiles

Allows you to define each application (Game, Live stream, Multimedia, Web, File transfer and Others) speed priority and enable bandwidth control.

For to icons, please refer to the list below for more details.

Profiles: Select Profiles you would like to modify (Gaming First, Live Streaming First, Multimedia First or Adaptive Intelligence)

Speed:  Switch the network traffic priority for the application (Extreme/ High/ Medium/ Low)

Enable Application policy: Controls application bandwidth rate-limiting


8-4 About:  Confirm the current version of Gaming First VI and [Check for updates] for new updates

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9. Q&A      
Q1: What are the new features for GameFirst VI?

A1:  *UI optimization

*Adding AI Adaptive Intelligence Profile

*Adding rule setting by each application

*Adding TCP packet acceleration related application

*Provide IP geolocation、server locations and ping value for each application

*Auto-Switch to High Performance during games

*Able to close an application in GameFirst VI


Q2: How do I check my network connection status?

A2: The connection status will be shown as indicated below

 No connected

 Connected,only Intranet

 Connected with Internet


Q3: Does my router support ROG First function?

A3: If your router doesn’t support ROG First function, you will see the page below when you click [Smart Router] and [Discover]② 

* For router models with ROG First supported, please refer to ASUS official website

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‎09-20-2023 06:00 PM
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