The PC industry is an ongoing war that no builder wants to lose. As always, if there is no specific level of importance for primary or secondary technologies, each brand takes a different approach in search of differentiation.
As for the lighting and control industry of RGB for PCs and manufacturers of boards or GPUs, there are important distinctions in these conflicts, since some use them and others follow them, all under two different levels, above all, 100%.
The LED battle will end without the winner and many more defeated
The entire PC and LED industry is constantly at war. Each manufacturer has chosen one or both of the standards if possible for their benefit. The idea is simple: to create an individual, personalized and focused ecosystem for each product with the goal of attracting users with an already purchased product to achieve effective synchronization with other parts of that manufacturer.
It's a kind of compulsory honesty that they both have ASUSas GIGABYTE, ASRock, Razer, Logitech and other products have followed the chart to start users, where they have had to install one or more lighting control software and where it is not visible.
This creates so much outrage that it compares to the price received by brands including RGB, which ultimately forces the average user to go against the LEDs or rely on one of the products. This is a useless war that will end without the victors and the many defeated, where now it seems as though a little light comes on after a beating.
ASUS and Corsair are leading the way
If the acceptance of 4-pin, 12-volt and 3-pin, 5-volt It was somehow difficult for manufacturers to take over the LED industry, Corsair went its own way without caring about anything or anyone else.
The connectors are their own, are equally limited in duplication of systems and to install them often we need additional Hardware that allows us to add or manage their other products. It doesn't look like Americans will change their strategy, especially if their system is comprehensive, complex and efficient with ICue, but what is clear is that they should be open to the world.
Some manufacturers try to do the same with other manufacturers such as SSD, RAM or sound cards, which means that different types of products to be installed on their software, discarding extra work and optimization with each version. For this reason, ASUS and Corsair are already working on the first joint project that, of course, will respect its own independent software. It is incorrect, no doubt, but it is the first step for two large companies to set an example of what can be achieved while respecting a previous investment, and it can lay the foundations for future software where, you know, many types of products will be added to its development by dividing costs.
One program for RGB control of LEDs of any kind?
Perhaps it is a dream come true, especially since it means acknowledging the defeat that is already known to all and it costs thousands and thousands of dollars for engineers and engineers. But you never know, the first step is that among the products it finally offers support, whether it's motherboards, headphones, mice, graphics cards and more, where as you create stability, you can probably talk about the regular program.
Maybe a mediator is needed (Microsoft has Windows?) to get to the beautiful port, where you can create a .dll repository for each component and product, upload it to the Redmond cloud and manage everything from the operating system itself. In any case, this will not happen tomorrow or next year, or it could happen in 2022.
They should sit down, talk, reach agreement and understand that the user wants to buy a product that best meets their needs without relying on external software for each one with a different product to sync the lighting system and share the bus with others.
When these brands realize they have lost everything, that there are no winners, it can be a time when this happens and the whole industry will celebrate.
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