ASUS adds RGB Disable Switch and search function to ROG motherboard BIOS

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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  2. cryohellinc

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    Not having them at all would have been even better.
     
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    Hmm not sure this is newsworthy. You can already turn off RGB on most motherboards anyway. I can on my MSI board

    Don't see the issue, you can choose not to have them on. By that logic, those who like RGB should be saying you HAVE to have it turned on? Strawman argument. You don't like RGB (I couldn't care less about it myself but it doesn't bother me the way it seems to bother you), then turn it off, simple. Your argument is like saying "I don't like air con, please don't put it in cars" ummmm...just choose NOT to use it!
     
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    Convenient.
     
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    The RGB on my Z370-E has been dead since the board left the factory...
     
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    I have all the features mentioned on my Maximus X Hero.
    BIOS Version 1101, 23.03.2018
    RGB disable switch is what got added with the latest BIOS. (and maybe a search function, catn remember)

    It's a boringly good system :) I have yet to encounter a one single issue.
     
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    I have zero uses for RGB, but I'd be very bitter had that happened to me. CBB with RMA?
     
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    There is a difference, and I sympathize with Irenicus. RGB is useless bling that we're all paying for, simply because component makers want something new to sell. A much better analogy to cars would be adding more chrome ornaments. Sure, somebody somewhere would want them, but that doesn't justify the added costs and waste of resources.

    And now touting the ability to turn off the stoopid lights is completely risible. Asus should be ashamed of that blurb.
     
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    Let me put it simply for you - why should I pay for something I don't need?
    Exclude it from the price, and I will be more than happy to ignore it.
     
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    Its great to see secure erase as a built-in BIOS feature for both SSD's and NVME SSD's! I'm still running a Gigabyte Z87X-UD5H and i7 4770K so I've been out of the loop for a bit, lol! I use secure erase through bootable media so having access via BIOS would be very convenient!
     

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    So much RGB these days...

    5 years from now Asus will release RGBs that feature a motherboard.
     
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    Fair enough, but then you could make that argument about practically every single product you buy in this world. I doubt RGB comes at much of a premium on motherboards and there are in fact motherboards WITHOUT RGB so choose one of them instead of whining?
     
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    Your attitude and vocabulary remind me of a typical youtube comment section plebian. Who's whining my friend? The only one here salty by the looks of it is you.
     
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    It depends on number and built in functions in those RGB controllers. While simple RGB controller with no blinking, transitions can be as cheap as $2, those on MBs usually have transitions/effects, are soft controlled, BIOS integration, Added USB or other interface, multiple channels, ... Software development and maintaining cost. That may add even $20 to each RGB MB.

    For a moment I toyed with idea to have nice lighting in PC starting at Blue 20°C Turning slowly to White at 45~50° and then transitioning to Red at 60°C as that's where I do not get on GPU ever and on CPU rarely. I would say it would be neat warning system.

    But then... I am not into it as I am used to have OSD anyway. Sad thing is that almost any MB in high end comes with RGB. Now memories have it too, but there is still good number w/o and those which have it are passively controlled from external RGB controller (like one on MB).
     

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