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post #1871 of 5770
I want to know why ASUS decided to cut cost and include Asmedia controller for USB 3.1 and not Intels.

Gigabyte actually used Intels controller, but Asus decided to skip even on their highend motherboards.

Why?

Asmedia is never as stable or good as Intel's, does not matter if its SATA, USB etc.
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Originally Posted by Nivity View Post

I want to know why ASUS decided to cut cost and include Asmedia controller for USB 3.1 and not Intels.

Gigabyte actually used Intels controller, but Asus decided to skip even on their highend motherboards.

Why?

Asmedia is never as stable or good as Intel's, does not matter if its SATA, USB etc.

A few things spring to mind

1) No performance advantage using the Intel controller as it is bridged via Alpine Ridge.
2) Increased cost for no gain other than perception - see number 1 above.
3) The Extreme and Impact both have the Intel controller.
4) Sometimes pays to put money into other areas - such as fan controls.
post #1873 of 5770
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Please let us know when a new Bios for the Hero VIII which fixes the issues with adpative VC in Bios 1001 may be expected ?

I don't want to downgrade since 0802/0902 seems to require higher VC than 1001 and i got a SM951 SSD.

I heard from my friend, the 0902 seems not so bad overall.
Im using 1001 now because if you set voltage as offset or manual, the real difference in idle power consumption will be around 5W and this is "nothing" (in money for month). So Im use manual voltage control and LLC5, perfect stable voltage!
I believe, next BIOS coming soon, we can waiting and thats all smile.gif.
For old tests as 3D05 or SUperpi seems 1001 a little worse, other side not many guys buy the MB because they want benchmarking only Superpi every day smile.gif. In modern tests and rendering is new BIOS a bit better than old one....
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Anyone know what Asus mutlicore does in the UEFI, its enabled by default, thx
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Do not worry about the code displayed when in the OS. The clicking is the audio output relay latching to prevent DC thump.
TY. yeah - basically dismissed the 51 q-code as everything has been running perfectly, including the ram at 3466 and 3500. thumb.gif
daaum - I'd miss DC thump if I had separate speakers connected. smile.gif
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@FlanK3r

I have tried quite a few different bios versions myself ... 0802>0902>1001>0603 ... and ended up using unofficial 0040.

1001 is bugged, adaptive mode is there and does not work as it is supposed to.

so i hope Asus will soon come up with a fixed bios for the Hero just like they already did for a few other boards.
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Hi,
Im using Z170 PRO GAMING motherboard with 0703 BIOS. It seems to work ok but with so many bios versions coming out (0802, 0803, 0908) Im wondering if theres something wrong with the 0703. (bios notes of newer versions "Improved stability" arent really helpful)

Also is it normal that when i use adaptive voltage setting my VID reading changes (for example I set adaptive to 1.3 and VID goes up from 1.264 to 1.305)? I thought it should affect VCore and not VID.

So far it looked stable with 6600K 4.7 GHz at 1.312 VCore (adaptive voltage set to 1.270 and VID reading 1.29 iirc) but it seems too good to be true, so Id like to know if maybe theres wrong reading because of the bios?
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VID has to change for Vcore to change, with load.
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Any idea when the Asus Fan Extension card will be released in US?
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Anyone know what Asus mutlicore does in the UEFI, its enabled by default, thx

its "higher level" of Intel spec, so example at Haswell were higher difference between Intel spec and multicore Asus spec in performance, with Skylake its close to zero smile.gif (because its 4/4.2 GHz by Intel)

example of i7-4770K by Intel spec:

base clock 3.5 GHz
turbo clock with all 3 or cores load: 3.7 GHz
turbo clock with 1 or 2 core in load: 3.9 GHz (max boost)


Asus edhanced 4770K spec:
turbo clock in every case is 3.9 GHz (for load all cores and together for 1 or 2 cores)
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