if all you do is play games, its probably best idea. But if you want to do anything productive, probably not.Buggy, bloated, and broken PC gaming peripheral software makes me want to buy a console.
Not for an ASUS motherboard. And it's been YEARS since Intel allowed you to download chipset specific drivers from their website like they used to for all their chipsets. This is because each manufacturer customizes the drivers these days for their own specific implementation. ASUS no longer allows you to simply download their chipset, network adapter, storage controller or audio controller drivers. For all their newer boards you MUST install Armoury crate or else settle for whatever generic drivers Microshaft has to offer, IF they do.
Realtek has not for a long, mainly, allowed users to directly download drivers, because again, most of these audio chipsets are customized by the motherboard manufacturer and generally require equally customized drivers to work properly. ASUS can pound sand IMO until they quit this garbage and also get their customer service back to being a priority instead of doing every damn thing they can to make life difficult on the very people who keep them in business. They used to be among the best in that regard. Now, they are IMO among the worst.
Yessss. Logitech webcam software was always the easiest to operate. I kept coming back to it for years
That's weird, because almost every board since Z390 I've looked at lately have all listed ONLY Armoury crate under their driver downloads but now it looks like only SOME of them are this way. Also looks different depending on WHICH ASUS website, US, Global, AUS, etc. you visit maybe are all different.
iCue also uses a LOT of system resources. In fact, Link did the same thing to a lesser extent. I no longer run either one with Corsair AIO coolers because performance in my benchmarks dropped 3~5%, plus issues with things like app stability. You'll note that Sarah says, "I can spare the 3.54GB, but I’ll admit that I’m pretty curious to know why iCue needs so much space just to change the colors of, like, seven lights. I know iCue also monitors hardware (unsolicitedly — I didn’t ask for this from my RGB software, Corsair), and this explains some of the app’s heavier resource usage but not its size."oh no, Icue uses hdd space... its not like you have to be restricted in size any more, just buy a bigger drive. Drive space restrictions can be a thing of past. Not like we are using a phone here.
Icue is more than just rgb, if you have an AIO it can be handy for changing fan or pump speeds.
Buggy, bloated, and broken PC gaming peripheral software makes me want to buy a console.
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