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We have discussed in detail the “Asus AI Suite II” software bundled with contemporary Asus mainboards in our Asus P8Z77-V Deluxe review. Therefore, today we are going just to point out some of the most prominent differences. You can easily see that the list of software tools and utilities bundled with Asus Sabertooth Z77 mainboard has become slightly different. This is quite logical as there is no Wi-Fi/Bluetooth module here, for instance, and therefore, some of the utilities are no longer needed.

“ASUS TurboV EVO” utility allows setting overclocking parameters, saving them into a profile, or resorting to automatic overclocking in the “Auto Tuning” sub-section. “ASUS DIGI+ Power Control” utility is sued to configure processor and memory voltage regulator and power settings. “ASUS Sensor Recorder” utility can create diagrams showing dynamic changing of the voltages, temperatures and fan speeds and then save all these data into a file. “ASUS Ai Charger+” and “ASUS USB Charger+” programs allow rapidly charging mobile devices even if the system is in one of the power-saving states. The only difference between them is that the first program works with Apple devices, while the second – with the devices from other makers. “ASUS USB 3.0 Boost” utility will speed up data transfer using Turbo or UASP modes (the latter will only work in Windows 8 or newer OS). ”ASUS Network iControl” utility will help connect to a network and set bandwidth priorities for different applications.

One of the distinguishing features of the “TUF” mainboard series is “TUF Thermal Radar” technology, which functionality has been implemented through a namesake utility.

This utility will not only show where all thermal diodes are located and what their readings are, what fan speeds and voltages are current. It will also allow selecting one of the preset profiles or adjust the rotation speed of any fan manually.

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