ASUS Z87-Pro Motherboard Review
- AI Suite III
- TurboV EVO
- DIGI+ Power Control
- Fan XPert 2
- USB 3.0 Boost
- Ai Charger+
- USB Charger+
- Wi-Fi GO!
- Disk Unlocker
- USB BIOS Flashback Wizard
- Kaspersky® Anti-Virus
Ai Suite III
The Ai Suite III application is a bundling mechanism for all the included ASUS designed utilities, providing a centralized panel from which to access and run the applets. The main app opens to the Dual Intelligent Processors 4 page, which shows an overview of the different app settings. ASUS also includes a standalone version of TurboV that is not integrated into the Ai Suite III application pool, offering the same type of voltage and frequency manipulation that you've come to know from the integrated version of TurboV.
Dual Intelligent Processors 4
The main app opens to the Dual Intelligent Processors 4 page, which shows an overview of the different app settings and focused in on board performance aspects. The integrated overclocking settings are housed in the TPU tab. The EPU tab houses power saving related settings. The DIGI+ Power Control tab houses settings specific to the board power circuitry, and the Fan Xpert2 tab contains fan controls. Along the bottom of the app are real-time monitoring display settings. The other applets can be accessed by clicking on the down arrow in the top center of the app title bar. The Ai Charger + and USB Charger+ applets configure the USB port for optimized fast-charging of Apple-specific or generic USB-based devices. The USB 3.0 Boost applet supercharges your USB 3.0 ports, allowing for enhanced read and write performance with the amount of performance gain based on the USB 3.0 device in use. 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.
TPU tab, CPU settings page
TPU tab, CPU Strap settings page
DIGI+ Power Control tab, CPU settings page
DIGI+ Power Control tab, DRAM settings page
Fan Xpert2 tab
Fan Xpert2 tab, Tuning report in progress page
Fan Xpert2 tab, Tuning report compilation page
Application selection page
ASUS also includes a standalone version of TurboV that is not integrated into the Ai Suite III application pool, offering the same type of voltage and frequency manipulation that you've come to know from the integrated version of TurboV.
CPU Ratio tab