PCIe*-based interface for active state operation (S0 state)
SMBus for host and management traffic (Sx low power state)
CPU Level Up function is an automatic OC function. Based on your CPU, the BIOS will display OC options in terms of higher CPU model. Once selected, BIOS will automatically adjust the all the OC parameters for you. This way, you have a very easy way to get performance out of your CPU.
CPU Tweaker’s Paradise contains Skews and Drive Strength that can be tweaked for sub-zero operation. The aptly Memory Tweaker’s Paradise section has similar settings but related to the IMC and memory. Generally speaking lowering Skews and Drive Strengths can improve stability under sub-zero conditions.
PCH Chipset Tweaker’s Paradise and VGA Tweaker’s Paradise. The PCH Chipset Tweaker’s Paradise section has chipset voltages, Drive Strength, and Skews. Again users can tweak these to maximize stability when benching. VGA Tweaker’s Paradise is used only when VGA Hotwire is set up and with it you can push voltages for up to two video cards."
Helps you to assign top priority to game packets and allocate more bandwidth to the game, ensuring the best online gaming experience.
Choose from a preset mode to suit what you're doing – Optimization, Game, Media Streaming or File Sharing. You can manage bandwidth down to the level of individual applications, with five priority levels (highest, higher, normal, lower, lowest) and even the ability to block specific traffic. GameFirst III even has a built-in Network Monitor tool.
The Extreme Tweaker section of the BIOS is where you will spend a good majority of your time if you are used to overclocking manually. This section provides all the CPU and DRAM specific settings to get the most from your hardware. Up front, ASUS has said the "auto" rules for the vast majority of settings are tuned well enough that no manipulation or adjustments are needed for most of the settings. You have access to pretty much every option as far as voltages, Load Line Calibration, current limits, and overrides.
AI Overclock tuner can be set to Auto, Manual, or three preset speeds that mirror the vast majority of CPU capabilities on the market.
DRAM Timing Control allows the end user to tune the timings of the installed modules for improved frequency margins or outright performance.
GPU DIMM Post shows the installed DRAM modules' current frequency, as well as the installed discrete GPU type and PCIe Lane allocation.
Digi+Power control is used to set and apply a value for LLC along with the current limits, phase controls, VRM Switching frequency, and more. Again, the auto rules are pretty good. Tweakers' Paradise lets you get a little more granular as far as power settings go. Towards the bottom of the page, we get to the voltages that can be tweaked.
It is an extremely useful feature. If you put in an overclock that fails, the BIOS will restore the motherboard to a stable setting, for example, I try to boot with an Intel E6400 (stock: 2.1ghz) overclocked at 3.6, and with higher voltage. It fails and the board restores me to 2.8 ghz. That way I can get into the BIOS and change things without having to open up the case and reset the CMOS. It saves a lot of time and effort.
Simply connect the provided USB cable between the ROG USB connector on the motherboard rear I/O, to a laptop, netbook or another PC. Next load the software on the supporting PC and tweak the ROG motherboard or graphics card remotely, without even touching the ROG PC! The benefits benchmarks who like to remotely tweak their setups without disturbing them during performance tests.
LN2 mode is a special jumper that allows superior performance when trying to eliminate the cold boot bug. Initially it provides a more relaxed self timing on the board to allow it to initialize at lower levels. Now this does not eliminate the cold boot bug entirely. It will always depend on your CPU, but it will help get you a lower than your normal cold boot bug state. There is a lN2 mode in the BIOS is similar in providing a relaxed state for the board, but the jumper is on the hardware level that would override the setting in the BIOS.
Used to set the memory sub-timings from within the Windows environment. This tool features an efficiency score that will help you improve the memory performance of the modules installed.
Just select your hardware and using easy-to-understand scenarios to tune system performance or streamline your RAID configuration for faster data retrieval and backups!
Improve your DRAM performance with a click!