Lights and RGB Fusion Software
When you power on your system you’ll notice that the board lights up with quite a lot RGB LEDs, as I said in the introduction of this review this board has more RGB LEDs than any X299 motherboard currently available. You have LEDs on all of the expansion slots, the PCH heatsink, memory slots, above the CPU socket, on the rear I/O cover, and audio components cover, and of course on the rear I/O shield. You also have two RGBW LED headers on the board plus the digital RGB header. For those not familiar with digital LED strips, these give you the ability to individually address each LED on the strip.
Since these are RGB LEDs you can match the colors to the theme of your build. Here are what some different colors looks like.
Each one of the LED sections on the board is individually controllable. So you can come up with some pretty cool layouts. Here is one of our favorites we created.
The LEDs can be programmed and controlled using Gigabyte’s RGB Fusion software. There is a large slider on the top of the application window that allows you to turn the LEDs completely off on the board. There are three main tabs in the software: Basic, Advanced, and Intelligent. Basic applies a mode to all of the LEDs on the board. The sections you have here are Pulse, Music, Color Cycle, Static, Flash, Random, Wave (only audio, rear I/O), Double Flash, and DEMO.
Moving over to the advanced tab here is where you can program each LED section individually. There is a layout of the board and you simply select the LED section you want to program. Then you can set a mode, and with each mode another panel will open up with a color selection, speed, and brightness. You’ll notice a Peripheral devices section which will allow you to use RGB fusion on different devices like RGB memory, graphics cards and more. There is also the ability to save settings to three different profiles.
Finally there is the Intelligent tab where you can have the LEDs react to different things going on inside your PC like CPU Temperature, CPU Usage, CPU Fan speed, LAN Speed, System Temperature, and even set the LEDs on a schedule.