ASRock Z77 Extreme9 Motherboard Review

ASRock Extreme Tuning Utility:

ASRock Z77 Extreme9 comes with their renowned ASRock Extreme Tuning Utility or AXTU. It’s an overclocking and monitoring utility exclusive to ASRock motherboards. For Fatal1ty series of motherboards, this utility is called Fatal1ty F-Stream Tuning Utility and it comes with Fatal1ty theme and Fatal1ty exclusive features.

Let’s have a look at what AXTU offers with Z77 Extreme9. The main screen that comes up when the utility is launched shows temperatures, voltages, clock speeds and fan speeds. Second tab is the fan control tab which has different fan controlling options. Fan speeds can be set according to temperatures.

Next tab is the overclocking tab; it has several overclocking options. Some options require re-boot before they are applied.

OC DNA menu tells about the UEFI version and lets you load/save user defined profiles.

Next up is the IES or Intelligent Energy Saving tab. If you turn this feature on, it’ll reduce the number of output phases to reduce the energy consumption when cores are in idle state.

Last feature comes from the XFast 555. XFast RAM lets you make RAM drive or virtual disk.

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