Lighting and Software
When you power your system on there are three sections of the card that will light up with RGB lighting.
You have the main MSI logo section on the top of the card, two accent sections towards the top of the card, as well as two more accent sections on the bottom of the card. This lighting is not over-done and I feel is just enough lighting for a graphics card. The bottom accent lights sort of reflect off your motherboard for a cool effect.
The lighting on the card can be controlled with MSI’s Mystic Light app, which can be found inside of the Dragon Center software package. There are quite a few different lighting effects to choose from as well as the ability to change the brightness and speed of effects.
MSI’s Dragon Center was created with the goal of integrating all the separate software programs we offer for our Components, Desktop Systems and Peripherals into one platform. You’ll notice the “G” on the left of the screenshot below, this is the one-click gaming mode which optimizes the system for max performance.
If you click on the performance tab you can set either a silent or OC profile for the card as well as select between two custom profiles, which you can configure yourself.
MSI also offers their Afterburner software, which allows you to fully tune your graphics card by adjusting clocks, power limits, etc. I really wish MSI would be able to add this into Dragon Center so I would just have to download a single app and have everything accessible through there.