ASUS Aura Software Causing Delays in Counter-Strike 2, Reports Valve Employee

ASUS's RGB lighting software, Aura, is reportedly causing gameplay delays in Counter-Strike 2, according to Valve employee Dunn Fletcher, who shared the information on social network X.


Identifying the Issue

Fletcher discovered that the process lightingservice.exe, which is part of the Aura software, intermittently pauses Counter-Strike 2 for 60 milliseconds. This issue occurs during the display adapter enumeration process, though the exact cause remains unclear.

Valve's Response

Fletcher publicly reached out to ASUS, offering to provide their engineers with Event Tracing for Windows (ETW) logs to help resolve the issue. However, he did not provide guidance on how players can avoid these unexpected delays while the problem is being addressed.