ASUS 2010 Product Seminar
Published: 28th May 2010 | Source: ASUS |
Asus unveiled a lot of awesome things at the seminar, and if we gave each of them their own page people would never read the entire article. The following features are definitely worth mentioning though.
RC Bluetooth is certainly one of the more unique new features ASUS have to offer on the ROG Extreme motherboards. After installing the application on a supported smartphone (currently a selection of Windows Mobile, Symbian and Android phones are supported) and pairing the motherboard with the phone, RC Bluetooth allows the user to change BIOS settings from their phone, monitor voltages and temperatures and even power the system on or off.
ROG Connect is similar to RC Bluetooth in some ways, but a lot more in-depth. By connecting another computer to the motherboard via USB, ASUS give you full monitoring and control of pretty much every setting available, adjustable on-the fly. This feature could no doubt prove itself incredibly useful to the target market of hardcore overclockers, allowing for precise tweaking and monitoring with no CPU overheads which could hinder a system pushed to the very limits.
USB BIOS Flashback
This is a feature that quite frankly any motherboard with overclocking options should have. When finding the overclocking limits of a computer, you’ll eventually go past them and sometimes going too far can lead to a corrupted BIOS. ASUS have made recovering from a failed BIOS or even just updating incredibly easy. As long as the board has 24 pin power connected, just insert a USB drive containing the BIOS file and press the button, an LED by the BIOS will flash and when it stops, the process is complete. It couldn’t get any simpler!