Lights and Software
When you first power on your system you’ll notice multiple lights on the board light up. There are lights around the CPU socket, on the memory slots, along the far edge of the board, on the AORUS logo on the PCH heatsink, on the two top PCI-Express slots, and by the audio solution.
All of these LEDs are RGB and can be controlled via Gigabyte’s RGB Fusion software. This is one of the better RGB software package’s we’ve seen for motherboards. When you open it up you are brought to the Basic tab that lets you set an effect or color for all of the RGB LEDs on the board.
In the advanced tab you can select each RGB section of the board and set it to its own mode and color. This is great if you wanted to really customize your lighting.
Finally there is the Intelligent tab that will set the LEDs to be different colors based off thing like CPU temperature, CPU usage, LAN speed, etc.
The next piece of software I want to talk about is Easy Tune. It has come a long way in the past couple of year and is now a very useful app. The main tab is Smart Boost where you can instantly overclock your system. There is a normal OC mode, but also AutoTuning that will run tests and see what is the best overclock for your system.
Advanced CPU OC allows you to change things like your BCLK, active CPU cores, CPU core ratio, as well as voltages.
Advanced DDR4 OC gives you the ability to enable or disable an XMP profile as well as set your timings.
Finally there is Advanced Power where you can set Load Line profiles.
One other piece of software that is very useful and one you are likely to use is the SIV or System Information Viewer. Now don’t let the name fool you, there is a lot in this program. Of course when you open it you have the information on your system etc.
But within SIV is Smart Fan 5. It is weird Smart Fan 5 is not its own stand-alone app, because it is really hard to find. When you open SIV Smart Fan 5 will actually tune you fans automatically. In the Smart Fan 5 Auto tab you can set a fan profile from Quiet, Standard, Performance, and Full Speed.
Smart Fan 5 Advanced allows you to set a custom fan curve or fixed RPM for each fan header on the board. Within SIV you also can set system alerts for temperatures and record temperature and voltages over time.
One last thing that I want to mention is that all of the Apps are launched and downloaded within Gigabyte’s App Center. So all you have to do is download this single app and it will download everything else for you. So much better than downloading 10 different apps and installing them.