Almost every review of our products mentioned ASUS AURA SYNC light, which is equipped with a set of devices the company: motherboards, graphics cards and peripherals. At first glance, in the RGB-illumination is nothing new, beautiful flashing computer hardware has learned many years ago. It happened with the light hand of marketers who are looking for what else can be improved Soup and gain more competitive advantage.
However, ASUS AURA Sync – a special case. Soup with aura can work in close cooperation with each other. Such lights can not only decorate any moddersky project or housing with a transparent window. PC may display a different color temperature of the processor or blink to the beat of the music. In addition, all lighting zones (on matplate, video card, and peripherals) can do it all simultaneously. Now, whenever the PC is no longer necessary to carefully choose the color of each device by hand – enough to run just one application. By the way, all of the above apply not only to iron, but also to the LED strip.
Sounds a set of regalia is very interesting, so let’s see how it works ASUS AURA SYNC and what opportunities it can offer the owner of the ASUS devices. First, we consider the possibility of ASUS AURA as an example three separate devices: the motherboard ASUS Z170 PRO GAMING / AURA, video card ASUS GTX 1050 TI STRIX OC and keyboard ASUS ROG CLAYMORE CORE. Then will collect these devices stand the test and find out how it will work synchronization between them.
You can read full review ASUS Z170 PRO GAMING / AURA. The board ASUS Z170 PRO GAMING / AURA is available only one zone adjustable backlight ROG AURA – a series of LEDs located on the reverse side, along the 24-pin power connector. Highlighting the audio section (in the opposite corner of the board) is not configurable, and the default red light.
The backlight is adjusted in the utility AURA. This program allows you to fine-tune the Aura on all connected devices, ASUS, but in this section we will talk only about the motherboard.
Despite the fact that ASUS Z170 PRO GAMING / AURA is available only one illumination area, utility AURA showed 5 available zones. Nevertheless, one can adjust only the left-most, the first zone. On the other system boards can separately adjust the lighting side of the board, chipset, CPU power subsystem, and so on.
To board the motherboard can be used as much as 10 lighting effects. Here you can set the desired coverage area and one to apply this effect to all the others by means of a button. Simple and convenient. Video examples of work highlighting ASUS AURA SYNC published below.
Also ASUS Z170 PRO GAMING / AURA AURA lights have two dozen ASUS motherboards. It can be as popular solutions such as ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Extreme, and cheap boards with AMD’s chipsets, for example, ASUS X99-A II.
Similarly done and work with graphics cards, is equipped with ASUS AURA. Do graphics cards can be up to three lighting zones and all of them are available for user customization.
Three illumination area is at the top solutions, such as the ASUS GeForce GTX 1080, 1070, and the ASUS Radeon 480 and 470 of different modifications. Typically this will bekpleyte logo, and two zones, symmetrically arranged on housings radiators. In boards of lower rank are only two zones (on the radiator shell) or one zone (the ASUS logo, located between the fans). At the low-end models AURA support is not provided for – to reduce the cost of the cards.
If the card does not work in a pair with multiple devices with aura, then it is available for just 4 simple lighting options. If we combine the graphics card to the motherboard, the amount of illumination modes will increase. But more on that will be discussed in the next section.
Implementation ASUS AURA in gaming peripheral ASUS depends on each device. Gaming mouse and keyboard are not so strongly unified as the graphics card or motherboard. Therefore, the number of zones with backlighting will depend on each model of gaming peripherals.
You can read full review ASUS ROG Claymore.
At the keyboard are five ROG Claymore backlight zones: WASD, QWER, arrows, Fn button or the entire keyboard immediately. Highlighting each zone is activated and configured in the utility Armoury, but using AURA Sync utility to configure only one is available, a single zone, which includes all key ASUS ROG Claymore.
Effects available in ASUS AURA Sync app from the keyboard a little, there are only three. However, as the card, this keyboard only manifest themselves during the use in a pair with the motherboard.
Soup Combine all into one bundle can be in the utility AURA Sync. If you have three devices can get several options ligaments:
Despite the fact that the device will work in tandem, in the first, a static mode, you can set the color of each individual lighting zones. However, at the press of a single button one static color can be transferred to all areas related to each other device.
When the devices work in tandem, the choice of available modes of illumination increases. Due to the motherboard, keyboard and video card may be involved in the effects of which will not be available if you use these devices in solo mode. Of course, in the case of the ASUS ROG Claymore Core we are talking only about the ASUS AURA Sync application.
More one important possibility is to support ASUS AURA LED strips with power supply voltage of 12 volts. On the ASUS matplatah, supporting the Asus AURA can be soldered at least one 4-pin connector for the LED strips. This approach saves space in the system unit, and at the same time get rid of clutter and other “boxes”, which may be connected LED strip. Perhaps this is the biggest plus for those who create unique and beautiful PC. In such projects, the free space in the buildings, as well as an opportunity to get rid of extra cables often is crucial.
The only disadvantage of this approach is that the LED strip is still poorly standardized. Their connectors are not invented by a single key. Simply put, reverse the polarity when connecting a backlight easier and as a result, you can burn a new and beautiful LED tape. By the way, exactly the same result can be achieved by connecting the tape from the supply voltage of +5 V to matplate c Aura. All major manufacturers of cables or lighting, such as Cablemod, Bitfenix, Phanteks and DeepCool already sell LED strip, which can be connected to matplatam with aura.
However, the temporary absence of common standards does not prevent the eminent manufacturer of towers to support the backlight ASUS AURA Sync. For example, the housing Phantex, NZXT, DeepCool, IN WIN and others have come with a set of LED strips, which can be connected to the ASUS motherboards with support for Asus AURA. Such housing often note sticker or sign Rog Certified.
Creating and Running ASUS AURA SYNC technology strongly hints at the fact that ASUS are trying to build their own ecosystem. The company’s slogan, “in search of the incredible”, and you know this is the case, when a slogan, it’s not just a pretty pretentious phrase, but actually display what the company does. ASUS engineers have once again been able to offer customers something that previously was not, though, and lay literally under his nose. The idea of illumination is not new, but to unite all the Soup and teach them to be synchronized with each other, no one previously had not occurred. We believe that ASUS does not stop in its development of intellectual illumination, and we are now seeing the first steps. And these first steps we liked. Implementation is already on top, everything works as planned, and will be able to understand even a child. If for some reason you missed the video, which shows all lighting modes, we recommend that you run through a little back story, you will not regret.
Ahead of the new year, and we suggest you replace the boring garlands latest components ASUS AURA SYNC. Believe me, light and joy will not be less and will not have to throw.