Content creator der8auer aka Roman Hartung knows what he’s talking about when it comes to PC hardware or peripherals. RGB lighting is a must in any game setup these days, but some systems work well and others don’t really need it. Via YouTube, Hartung has chosen his RGB software of 2022 as his worst and came to a definite conclusion.
der8auer picks the worst RGB software 2022
Various manufacturers such as MSI, ASUS, Corsair, Razer and GIAGBYTE provide their own RGB software for their hardware and peripherals. This should help with switching and synchronizing lights. However, not all systems work the same in this regard.
Content creator and PC builder Roman “der8auer” Hartung compared various systems against each other in his annual review and won the dubious award for Worst RGB Software of 2022.
The results are based on community polls and may vote for the worst RGB software in about two months of research. About 6,000 participants voted.
The RGB software Aquacomputer worked best. About 31% of respondents said they had no problems with their systems. Of course, less than one third of her (studyed) users satisfied is not optimal, but this is already positive. On average, only 8% of respondents said they were satisfied with the RGB software they use.
Bugs, bloatware, or compatibility issues
The Worst RGB Software 2022 survey, for example, was categorized in terms of bloatware, bugs, and UI issues according to software and hardware compatibility, but also by frequency of updates and whether certain features are effective. It was also categorized with respect to the fact that That is, whether or not you will be asked to pay an additional fee.
ASUS and Thermaltake shared third place in the Worst RGB Software award. Regarding Thermaltake, der8auer and survey participants mostly criticize the obvious bugs, as the RGB lighting adjustments often only work conditionally or don’t work at all. On the positive side, Thermaltake didn’t hide any features behind a paywall, and updates and syncs weren’t criticized.
ASUS is tied for third place in ArmoryCrate and Aura Sync. Compatibility issues with solutions from other manufacturers, such as Corsair’s iCUE software, are criticized above all else here.
In the category of bloatware, extra software that no one wants but just gets installed with, ASUS even ranks in the worst second place. The sad leader here is Razer. Research.
MSI takes second place in Worst RGB Software 2022, and MSI ‘So many problems’ According to the8auer. Especially when it comes to software compatibility, MSI’s software is at the bottom, but UI issues and bugs are also worrisome. Hartung also criticizes registration requirements.
GIGABYTE Has The Worst RGB Software 2022
Meanwhile, the dubious award for worst RGB software 2022 is secured by manufacturer GIGABYTE. In a survey of approximately 6,000 participants, the manufacturer’s software received only an overall rating of 1.87 out of 5 stars.
With 20% in the bugs category and 29% in the UI issues area, GIGABYTE unfortunately holds the top spot. At the same time, only 1% of all respondents said they had no problems with their RGB software.
Ultimately, der8auer came to a clear conclusion. A lot has changed in the last few years, especially in the area of hardware. Getting a bad graphics card or a bad motherboard is almost impossible today. However, with software, it looks completely different.