EVGA TORQ X10 Gaming Mouse Review
By David Ramsey
Manufacturer: EVGA Corporation
Product Name: TORQ X10 Gaming Mouse
Model Number: 901-X1-1103-KR
UPC: 843368030230 EAN: 4250812404985
Price As Tested: $49.99 (Newegg pre-order) $69.99 Carbon (Newegg pre-order)
Full Disclosure: EVGA Corporation provided the product sample used in this article.
Gamers drive high-end computing: if you don’t think so, consider the renaissance of (expensive) mechanical keyboards in the last couple of years. Of course gaming mice have been common for a while, and EVGA has just thrown their hat into this very competitive ring with the EVGA TORQ X10 mouse. Boasting a fully ambidextrous design, 9 programmable buttons, an 8200-DPI laser sensor, solid metal base, and a dramatic style, the TORQ X10 mouse also comes in at a very competitive price, especially if you pre-order it. Benchmark Reviews connects this new mouse to our gaming machine to investigate how well it works in this article.
Mice, like keyboards, are very personal things. A mouse that some people like, others will hate; it could be size, or the way the mouse feels. Wireless mice seem to be the norm these days, but many gamers prefer the perceived superior responsiveness and reliability of a corded mouse, and the X10 is corded.
What distinguishes a gaming mouse from a “normal” mouse? Generally, it will have more buttons; the buttons will be programmable, and the mouse hardware itself will be different: gaming mice tend to be sturdier, have higher resolution sensors, and some offer physical adjustability, so the shape, size, and weight of the mouse can be changed. Let’s take a look at the EVGA TORQ X10 and see what it’s got.
|Sensor||Avago 9800 laser|
|Switch type||Omron – 20 million clicks life cycle|
|Max Polling Rate||1000Hz|
|LEDs||Red, green, blue, yellow, orange, pink, purple|
|Profiles||5 onboard (512K memory)|
|Design||Full ambidextrous design|
Let’s unbox this mouse in the next section