MSI Z97 XPower Motherboard Review
- Command Center
- Super Charger
- Live Update 6
- Smart Utilities
- ECO Center
- XSplit Gamecaster
- Fast Boot
- Intel Extreme Tuning Utility
- Norton Internet Security Solution
- Sound Blaster Cinema 2
- Google Chrome Browser
The Command Center is a centralize utility for board settings configuration and tuning, similar in nature to the Intel Extreme Tuning Utility. The Super Charger applet allows the user to fast-charge USB devices from the board's USB ports. The Sound Blaster Cinema 2 is used to configure the on-board audio subsystem. Live Update 6 give the user a Windows-based interface for BIOS backup and update. The Smart Utilities combines the Intel Rapid Start Technology, Smart Response Technology, and Smart Connect Technology utilities into a single user interface for easy user configuration of the Intel-related board functionality. The ECO Center applet houses settings for controlling board component power usage. The Xsplit Gamecaster utility can be used to create in-game recordings and live streams.
MSI Command Center
The MSI Command Center application serves as a centralized utility for Windows-based performance configuration and tuning. Included in the interface are settings mirroring those available in the BIOS for the CPU, DRAM and GPU, as well as the ability to set up a dedicated RAM disk using the MSI RAMDisk functionality. MSI even includes a page explaining OC Genie and how to activate the automated overclocking engine.
CPU section, Manual mode CPU fan and voltage settings
DRAM and IGP settings
OC Genie settings
Advanced section pop-ups
Settings section pop-ups
Information section pop-ups
Command Center in minimized UI mode
Intel Extreme Tuning Utility
The MSI branded Intel Extreme Tuning Utility is an application providing 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.
Manual Tuning section, Core settings page
Manual Tuning section, Graphics and Memory settings page
Stress Test page
Intel Extreme Tuning Utility in minimized UI mode
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