Included Software & Features
The first feature that I want to point out is the actual lighting on the motherboard. Like most motherboards these days the PCB isolation of the sound solution lights up. Gigabyte has also added a light on the PCH heatsink that lights up yellow.
One really cool feature is the lights on the I/O shield. You plug it directly into the board and you will notice it turn on when you system is powered on. I’ll let the photo below do it justice. The I/O shield LEDs and the audio solution LEDs can be turned on and off via Gigabyte’s ambient LED app.
Gigabyte has a an entire suite on motherboard companion apps. They all fall under Gigabyte’s “APP Center”. I really wish I would have been able to download them all at once rather than one-by-one from Gigabyte’s website.
Gigabyte’s EasyTune software has everything you need to fine tune your system and overclock it.
System information Viewer allows you to see all of the information about your system, set up fan profiles and system alerts.
V-Tuner allows you to easily tune your graphics card.
USB Blocker will allow you to block specific USB devices from the system.
Smart Timelock will let you set up specific locks on your PC at specific times.
@BIOS gives you all of the information on your current BIOS and lets you easily update the BIOS from the internet or a file.