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AORUS X3 Plus v6 (Skylake) Gaming Laptop Review (Page 4)

By Steven Bassiri from Jan 31, 2017 @ 18:40 CST
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: AORUS

Software

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AORUS's Command Center is where you find other AORUS custom programs such as OC Guage, OC Launcher, Fan Control, KB Backlight, Mouse Speed, Mute, Brightness, Power Mode, Monitor Switch, Camera, Color Gerent, OSD Switch, and USB Charge. Some of these are just glorified Control Panel options, but many are not. OC Gauge is nice, and OC Launcher is easy to use. My unit came set with a 4GHz overclock.

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The Macro Key program allows you to set 20 different Macro keys in five different profiles. AORUS's Audio Equalizer gives you a lot of control over audio effects.

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AORUS Driver Update will compare current driver versions to those available on their website and will update them for you; BETA drivers are also available. Since the notebook doesn't come with a USB flash drive with a backup OS, you can make on using the System Backup program.

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Since the unit has a Killer wired network adapter, you get their network manager. A program which is just as useful, PowerDVD is also included, but since the notebook doesn't have a built-in optical disk drive, I don't see how much it can offer.

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X-Split Broadcaster and Gamecaster are both pre-installed, you get a free one-year license.

BIOS

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AORUS's UEFI is very basic and doesn't offer much regarding customization. I did find that if you set SAT mode to RAID, save and reset, then you can go into Intel's Rapid Storage Technology menu and setup RAID of the two M.2 drives, however, your unit might ship with an array already created and an OS already installed.

You cannot overclock from the UEFI either, that has to be done through Windows. I don't think you will need to use the UEFI that often, if at all, only if you want to change your storage configuration.

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