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Color crazy: The many RGB lighting solutions

By Bryan Chan & Ian Chee - 18 Apr 2017

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ASUS Aura Sync

ASUS' Aura Sync is likely one of the most comprehensive RGB lighting systems in the market today. With this technology, you can customize and sync the lighting effects of various ASUS components, including motherboards, graphics cards and keyboards. Aura Sync is controlled by the ASUS Aura Sync software.

Aura Sync is rather customizable.

Key features:

  • Up to nine different lighting modes
  • Compatible with third-party RGB LED strips
  • Compatible with select non-ASUS components, including G-Skill Trident Z


Gigabyte AORUS RGB Fusion

Designed for PC enthusiasts, AORUS' RGB Fusion system gives you just as much, if not more customization options than ASUS' Aura Sync. On some AORUS motherboards, like the GA-Z270X-Gaming 7, there are swappable overlays that light up. You can print your own overalys for a truly unique look. Lighting effects can be synchronized, or controlled individually.

You can control the lighting effects via the RGB Fusion App.

Key features:

  • Up to seven different lighting modes
  • Three light zones
  • Advanced mode
  • Support for RGBW and UV light strips via light strip pin header


MSI Mystic Light

The RGB lighting solution from MSI is geared towards simple users. There are five different lighting modes to choose from, and they can be customized via the MSI Gaming App and software.

Key features:

  • up to five different lighting modes
  • Support for light strips via light strip pin header