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GIGABYTE X299 AORUS Gaming 9 Motherboard Review (Page 6)

By Steven Bassiri from Jul 10, 2017 @ 8:12 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

Steven's Motherboard Test System Specifications

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The X299-Aorus Gaming 9 might be the most lit motherboard in existence, and in a good way.

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I had asked those at GIGABYTE in charge of things such as RGB LEDs, why they had so many RGB LEDs that shined directly out, and weren't diffused, on their Z270 motherboards. They told me that they assumed that the light would be caught under GPUs and air coolers, producing a glowing effect. I gave them an analogy of a lamp on a table, we have lamp shades for a reason, as direct light shining can bother. It's like looking at 20 different tiny flashlights.

We prefer diffused light, and GIGABYTE did diffuse all the RGB LEDs in their new X299 lineup. GIGABYTE also added digital LED control into their motherboard, at least in the IO shield and audio shield, and their demo mode produces some really cool effects, as with digital RGB LEDs you can control each LED individually, including their brightness. You can make one color shot down the motherboard, or fade up and down with more precision, as you see on the picture on the right.

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