The RGB Lighting on the ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is impressive to say the least and is very comprehensive whatever your taste – so much so that it warranted its own dedicated section in this review.
Asus provide a utility called Aura which allows you to fully customise the lighting from an application within Windows. Aura features several pre-defined modes including Static, Breathing, Strobing (which isn’t that great to be honest), Colour Cycling (like Razer’s spectrum cycling on their Chroma products) and ‘special effects’ which can make the RGB lighting react to either music or change colour dependent on the GPU’s core temperature (we think the latter is pretty neat!).
It should also be noted, the application appears to save the RGB lighting effects to the card’s ‘memory’ and is retained between reboots or when the software is not longer installed (i.e. it doesn’t just apply the lighting effects on Windows startup only) which we thought was a very nice touch.
For the clinically insane among you there is also an ‘Off’ feature:
The card with default lighting inside our test rig looks as follows:
Moving the camera underneath reveals the fan shroud RGB lighting (note – the fans are not spinning due to being below the threshold temperature):
The following shots show several variations of colour that are available but note this is only limited by your imagination – virtually any colour combination is possible when mixed with the Aura application:
ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti – RGB lighting demo – Video
Finally, while not actually RGB lighting, one other really nice feature purely for the diagnostic ‘is it in yet?’ (easy now – minds out of the gutter please) is a pair of PCI-E power connector LED status lights. The card features a simple ‘red – disconnected’ and ‘white – connected’ LED system: