This new post is going to discuss a visually special kind of PC motherboards that are manufactured by ASUS and that may be more or less impressive by means of their technical power or features, but whose bottom line is a beautiful type of lighting they have. Various manufacturers implemented similar technologies, and this time we will be dealing with a well-defined range of motherboards – those ones built with the ASUS Aura Sync technology!
What is ASUS Aura?
Some modern motherboards have dedicated LED sets that generate RGB visual effects, thus giving a beautiful look to the PC and a pleasant light to the room when there is dark. There are several motherboard manufacturers that implement such LED visual effects on their motherboards, and ASUS’ specific implementation is called Aura.
So, ASUS Aura is a software that takes control over LEDs on ASUS motherboards. Well, this may apply to video cards too, but this specific post is about motherboards. In this context, we call it Aura RGB LED Lighting. It can be easily regulated from the BIOS of the motherboard, we can add effects like flashing / blinking, or just let the beautiful lights be uniform!
Of course, we are also given the option not to turn on these Aura lights at all, but this way we would miss the opportunity to show all the best of the motherboard:).
The ASUS Aura specific motto is quite a suggestive one: Outshine the Competition. Gigabyte motherboards are provided some LED visual effects too, meaning that Asus really has at least one competitor around!
The two types of Aura
Yes, there are two Auras! The ASUS Aura technology comes in two parts: Aura RGB (that is about the RGB LED effects themselves) and Aura Sync (this is a geeky one, it allows us to synchronize the LED lighting between RGB-gifted devices like motherboards, keyboards, monitors…). So if we get ASUS Aura Sync and want more Aura devices (not only the motherboard) to be parts of our computers, then we can also make their delighful RGB effects look the same at the same time, thanks to Aura Sync!
Well, this one is for those of you who pay enough attention to the beauty of visual effects. For users like me, having an ASUS Aura motherboard at home is sufficient. But of course you may want your more or less geeky computers at home to be as shining as possible, and the ASUS Aura RGB powers would successfully replace the regular artificial light in the night :). I would like a sight like that too!
Software is needed too!
In order to benefit from Aura (especially if we want synchronization), we will need some special software to be installed on the PC. And the BIOS settings may not be enough for that –
Asus Motherboards with Aura Sync
If we are curious to check out the Asus website and look for meaningful motherboards that support this beautiful feature, I have to „warn” you from the beginning that there is plenty of them! They belong to various chipsets, be it newer or older, so basically we may end up surfing through tens [not tons :)] of pieces there.
By personal experience, I have an Asus motherboard with Aura Sync (ASUS PRIME X299-A) at home too. If I power its supply on, even without turning the PC on too, its RGB LEDs enter in action immediately! And the lights of this motherboard model blink slowly.
ASUS provides a special kit of light effects on their high-end motherboards, and there is a good reason why this technology is called ASUS Aura.