MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming Reviewccokeman - June 9, 2013
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MSI Z87-GD65 Closer Look:
Every motherboard manufacturer has its own set of software tools that best work with its hardware; MSI is no different in that respect. Included with the Z87-GD65 are the following tools.
Super Charger is used to manage the power supply through the identified high current USB 2.0 port to allow charging your portable electronics such as smartphones, tablets, or multimedia devices. Fast Boot gives you a direct ticket into the BIOS when this option is enabled in the BIOS. Using the GO2BIOS button functions similarly and is needed since the keyboard is inactive when in Fastboot mode. Super RAID is a tool that looks like a front end for access into Intel's Rapid Storage Technologies.
By including the Killer Networks E2200 ethernet connectivity you by default gain access to the Killer Network Management software package. This software package enables the end user the ability to tailor Internet bandwidth by application.
The use of the Realtek ALC 1150 codec brings with it the Realtek HD Audio manager control panel that proves to be fully functional. An added enhancement is the inclusion of the Sound Blaster Cinema Suite. This enables the use of several preset options including Movie, Game, Music, and a Custom profile. Configurable within the profiles are Surround, Crystalizer, Bass Boost, Smart Volume, and Dialog Plus.
MSI Live Update 5 is useful for checking MSI's servers for updates to the installed utilities, BIOS, and drivers. This process can be run automatically or as a manual process. Simply choose what you want to do and start the process.