Page 1:Maximizing The LGA 1150 Mainstream?
Page 2:ASRock Z97 Extreme6
Page 3:Z97 Extreme6 Software
Page 4:Z97 Extreme6 Firmware
Page 5:Asus Z97 Pro(Wi-Fi ac)
Page 6:Z97 Pro(Wi-Fi ac) Software
Page 7:Z97 Pro(Wi-Fi ac) Firmware
Page 8:Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H
Page 9:Z97X-UD5H Software
Page 10:Z97X-UD5H Firmware
Page 11:MSI Z97 MPower
Page 12:Z97 MPower Software
Page 13:Z97 MPower Firmware
Page 14:Supermicro C7Z97-OCE
Page 15:C7Z97-OCE Software
Page 16:C7Z97-OCE Firmware
Page 17:How We Tested Enthusiast-Oriented Z97 Motherboards
Page 18:Results: 3DMark and PCMark
Page 19:Results: SiSoftware Sandra 2014
Page 20:Results: 3D Games
Page 21:Results: Audio and Video Encoding
Page 22:Results: Adobe Creative Suite
Page 23:Results: Productivity
Page 24:Results: File Compression
Page 25:Results: Power, Heat and Efficiency
Page 26:Results: Overclocking
Page 27:Which Z97 Motherboard Is Best?
Z97 Pro(Wi-Fi ac) Software
Asus Ai Suite hasn’t changed noticeably from our previous discussion, though the combination of wireless controller and a new test processor give us a few things to discuss in this Z97 Pro(Wi-Fi ac) review.
The firm’s five-way optimization protocols brought our processor to 4.6 GHz at 1.33 to 1.35 V, which slightly exceeds both our recommended 1.30 V limit for continuous operation of fully-loaded Haswell-based cores, and our CPU cooler’s capability. Your processor and use scenario may make these settings more agreeable.
Ai Suite still offers fan speed and voltage regulator controls to save noise and/or energy as the user desires.
Software controls are available within firmware limits for base clock, CPU ratios, and most of the Z97 Pro(Wi-Fi ac)’s voltage levels. Better still, all of the adjustments we made (within our CPU’s capabilities) worked.
EZ Update links AI Suite directly to Asus’ driver servers. EZ Update’s “USB BIOS Flashback” tab to puts the latest Z97 Pro(Wi-Fi ac) firmware onto your USB thumb drive.
Asus Wi-Fi Engine let you turn your 802.11n Wi-Fi transceiver into an AP, using gigabit Ethernet to reach the Web.
Asus continues to provide a quick-charging USB port option for BC1.1-compliant portable devices, turbo mode for USB 2.0, UASP performance enhancements for USB 3.0, and traditional quick-charge mode for non-BC1.1 devices.
A Web extension for Ai Suite system monitoring, Asus Push Notice is accessible through downloadable iPhone and Android apps.
More than just a basic status report, Asus System Information also provides the most comprehensive memory programming information we’ve seen. Ai Suite’s software version tab is similarly complete.
- Maximizing The LGA 1150 Mainstream?
- ASRock Z97 Extreme6
- Z97 Extreme6 Software
- Z97 Extreme6 Firmware
- Asus Z97 Pro(Wi-Fi ac)
- Z97 Pro(Wi-Fi ac) Software
- Z97 Pro(Wi-Fi ac) Firmware
- Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H
- Z97X-UD5H Software
- Z97X-UD5H Firmware
- MSI Z97 MPower
- Z97 MPower Software
- Z97 MPower Firmware
- Supermicro C7Z97-OCE
- C7Z97-OCE Software
- C7Z97-OCE Firmware
- How We Tested Enthusiast-Oriented Z97 Motherboards
- Results: 3DMark and PCMark
- Results: SiSoftware Sandra 2014
- Results: 3D Games
- Results: Audio and Video Encoding
- Results: Adobe Creative Suite
- Results: Productivity
- Results: File Compression
- Results: Power, Heat and Efficiency
- Results: Overclocking
- Which Z97 Motherboard Is Best?