Valve employee: ASUS RGB lighting causes lag in CS2

RGB lighting software for ASUS PC peripherals under the brand name Aura causes lags in the Counter-Strike 2 gameplay. This was reported by Valve employee Dunn Fletcher on the X social media.

The developer discovered that the lightingservice.exe process periodically stalls CS2 for 60 ms. For some reason unknown to him, this happens when there is a call for the display adapters to be enumerated.

Fletcher publicly approached ASUS with an offer to provide ETW trace to the company's engineers to solve the software issue. However, he did not explain how players can prevent the unexpected stalls during the troubleshooting period.