Aura Sync is the new RGB lighting standard from ASUS. Here’s how it works!

Aura Sync is the new RGB lighting standard from ASUS that allows gamers to customize their Aura Sync capable components, including but not limited to motherboards, graphics cards, and peripherals using a single click of a button through the included Aura software utility.

Using Aura Sync, gamers can customize the colors of their ASUS products to enhance their battlestation and match gameplay.

The next-generation ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 graphics cards are the first graphics cards with ASUS Aura Sync lighting technology.

How does Aura Sync work?

Using Aura Sync, gamers can customize the colors of their ROG Strix graphics cards using any color they choose.

ASUS Aura Sync allows gamers to create a setup which is unique and personal to them through a simple click of a button on the ASUS Aura software utility without worrying about complicated configurations.

What are some of the best products that support Aura Sync?

The ASUS Aura SDK allows programmers to take full advantage of the RGB lighting technology by enabling complex illumination effects for third-party PC components.

ROG Strix GTX 1080 Ti features an LED backlit ROG logo which can be synchronized with Aura Sync compatible motherboards with special lighting modes, adding even more flare to gamers’ battlestations.

Why is it better than other RGB lighting?

Aura Sync offers gamers a customized setup that is easy to install by simply connecting the component to the motherboard via an included cable.

With Aura Sync, gamers get complete control of their RGB lighting with different lighting modes without having to worry about additional software requirements or complicated setups.

LEDs are instant on and off, offering great light effects without any additional effort.

How to setup aura sync

Using Aura Sync, gamers can customize the colors of their ASUS products to enhance their battlestation and match gameplay.

All they need to do is simply attach a compatible ROG Strix graphics card or motherboard to their system, install the Aura software from the support DVD or download it from the official website, and select a lighting mode to suit their gaming mood.

How do I customize the Aura Sync features?

ASUS Aura software is installed together with ROG Strix graphics cards or motherboard, allowing gamers to customize their setup through the easy-to-use interface.  

Gamers can simply select the color they want or set it to changing mode, where colors will cycle automatically; choose from different lighting effects like music waves, breathing effect, and GPU temperature.

Gamers can also control RGB lighting on compatible components such as case fans, CPU coolers, memory modules, and water-cooling pumps.

What Aura Sync products are available?

  • ROG Strix GTX 1080 Ti
  • ROG Rampage V Edition 10
  • ROG Rampage VI Apex Edition
  • ROG Maximus IX Formula/Code/Hero
  • TUF X299 Mark 2 Motherboard series with 3D-printing mounts

Aura Sync can also be found on compatible ASUS components such as:

  • Case fans
  • CPU coolers
  • Memory modules
  • Water-cooling pumps

Pros and Cons about Aura Sync


  • Easy and fast sync of colors and lighting modes with Aura Sync capable components.
  • Customization of color and lighting modes without the need to use wire, timers, or complicated software settings.
  • Compatible with Windows 7, 8.1, and 10 for all your needs. Share your specs anywhere you go!
  • A variety of lighting modes to choose from.


  • None.


As Aura Sync continues to expand availability across the family of ASUS graphics cards and motherboards, gamers can enjoy their favorite RGB lighting effects with just a simple click of a button.

Aura Sync offers gamers customizable RGB colors that are easy to install using the included cable and software from an AURA compatible component without having to worry about complicated installations.