Asus is adding RGB Windows Dynamic Lighting support to its latest motherboards

Asus is planning to support Microsoft’s new Dynamic Lighting feature that allows Windows 11 users to control a motherboard’s RGB lighting without needing a separate app. Asus has started testing new beta BIOS updates for both of its AMD 600 and Intel 700 series motherboards that include the Dynamic Lighting support.

Microsoft added Dynamic Lighting to Windows 11 in September, providing native RGB lighting controls inside Windows for the very first time. The feature lets users control RGB lights using the open HID LampArray standard, and manufacturers like Acer, Asus, HP, HyperX, Logitech, Razer, and Twinkly have all partnered with Microsoft to support this.

The Dynamic Lighting support on Asus’ latest motherboards requires a BIOS update that should be available in the coming weeks. A beta version is available right now from Asus’ forums for AMD and Intel boards, but I wouldn’t recommend flashing a beta BIOS unless you’re happy to restore an older BIOS version if you run into bugs.

Once your Asus board supports Dynamic Lighting you can then manage the brightness, colors, and effects in the Settings section of Windows 11. The lighting controls are fairly basic right now, but at least you can avoid Asus’ Armory Crate tool and use native RGB controls in Windows. This also means you don’t have to use third-party RGB controller software like OpenRGB either, unless you need the extra functionality it provides.

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