When it comes to lighting on this board the only thing that lights up is the AORUS logo on the rear I/O cover. This is really toned-down for an AORUS board, but remember you do have the RGB headers on the board if you do want to add some more bling to your system.
As far as motherboard companion software Gigabyte makes downloading apps very easy with their APP Center. Through it you can download all of the drivers, software, and misc apps for your motherboard. This saves you so much time!
Gigabyte’s main motherboard companion software is EasyTune. Here you can full tune your system within Windows. On the main screen you can set your operating mode.
The next tab is Advanced CPU OC. Here you have sliders for all different types of settings that have to do with tuning your CPU.
Advanced DDR OC gives you option to set your memory frequency and enable an XMP profile, as well as set your timings.
Advanced power has to do with power settings. You have load line calibrations, phase control, and more.