Corsair Vengeance M90 and K90 ReviewBluePanda - April 2, 2012
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The Corsair M90 was put through a week of rigorous testing. During this time it was closely examined regarding the following four traits: speed, comfort, precision, and customization.
A mouse is a key effort in any shooting game and just general working about your computer without using the keyboard for everything; however, as a mouse there really is no apparatus or methods for systematically testing it. Subjective commenting and critiquing on speed, comfort, precision, and customization will help you decide if you are ready for the M90 from Corsair.
- Processor: Core i7 2600K @ 4.4 GHz 100 x 44
- CPU Cooling: Noctua NH-U12P SE 1366
- Motherboard: GIGABYTE Z68AP-D3
- Memory: Mushkin 991996 Redline PC3-17000 9-11-10-28 8 GB
- Video Card: XFX HD 6970
- PSU: Antec TruePower New TP-750
- Hard Drives: SSD 2x Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 RAID 1
- Optical Drive: N/A
- OS: Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit SP1
- Corsair M60
- EG Meduza
- ROCCAT Kova [+]
- Zowie EC2
- Razer DeathAdder 3500 DPI
- Logitech MX510
- Logitech Internet 350 mouse
Speed is a major factor in using a mouse. If you can’t get from point A to point B in a reasonable time, you might be dead in your game, or just simply frustrated with whatever you are working on. To rate speed, I used a scale of 1 to 10 with a score of one being representative of it just won’t move and a score of 10 being this mouse got ticketed for speeding.
Precision is a key element in making your every headshot. If the mouse is wandering or just not quite pointing where you feel it should be then your skill almost doesn’t even matter. The mouse was rated from 1 to 10, with 1 meaning just give up, and a score of 10 meaning it was meant to be.
If you are going to raid all night you will need a comfortable mouse, something your hand can control without really knowing you are using a mouse. A scale of 1 to 10 was used to rate the comfort level of the mouse. A value of 1 means you might just want to use the keyboard to do everything, and a value of 10 says that without the mouse, something is missing… almost like when you are missing your car keys in your pocket.
If your mouse doesn’t even have a scroll wheel, I cannot talk to you. However, if you are one of those people sitting here with only a left click, a right click, and a scroll wheel… well then we need to talk. I’m not saying your mouse needs to be as full of buttons as the Razer Naga but having some buttons can really improve not only the way you move about menus but also the way you get around in game. Using a ranking from 1 to 10, a score of 1 goes to those of you with only one button (go Apple!) and a score of 10 goes to the mouse that can do everything!
Overall it's always hard to compare one mouse to the next after using it for a week or so, or even after switching between multiple in a month. It is always easy to say which ones were comfortable compared to others and the Corsair M90 was one odd mouse to me. I never got used to the standard forward and back keys and ended up moving them somewhere else. I guess it was nice being able to do this, but disappointing that the other keys were so “odd” to reach. Perhaps it’s my small hands that prevented me from really enjoying this one, so I’ll truly have to leave this one up to you to critique.
Speed and precision are really dependent of user settings. You can have a really fast mouse if you want or you can move it around slower than a sloth. It's up to you. Corsair lets you control this 100% so you can't complain much there. This essentially goes hand and hand with the customization. Being able to set DPI settings in 100 DPI increments is pretty nice considering most let you change sensitivity with little Windows slider only. Being able to assign any of the 15 buttons to whatever you desire was a nice touch as well – the Sniper feature from the M60 was available and still was my absolute favorite feature on the mouse.