Testing & Results
The best way to test a mouse is to simply use it. We’ve also tested the mouse with USB 2.0 and USB 3.0. With the Corsair Scimitar Pro Gaming Mouse being equipped with a slider for the thumb buttons, I expect maximum comfort from this mouse. The Corsair Scimitar was tested for an overall period of 30 hours with Diablo III, Tom Clancy’s The Division, and Photoshop CS6.
- Motherboard: MSI X99A SLI PLUS LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99
- System Memory: HyperX Savage 64GB (8x8GB)
- Processor: Intel Core i7-5930K Haswell-E 6-Core 3.5 GHz LGA 2011-v3
- Audio: On-board
- Video: 2 x XFX Double Dissipation R9-290X (4GB) (Crossfired) (1 card after-market water cooled)
- PSU: Seasonic 1200W Platinum
- Monitor: Dell UltraSharp U2412M IPS 24″ x 3 @ 5760×1200
- Operating System: Windows 10 Pro (64-bit)
The Corsair Scimitar Pro performed very well during gameplay. Regretfully, I did have some wrist pain after each extended session. This could be the result of simply adjusting to a new mouse, or it could be that the mouse is smaller in size compared to my regular mouse and personal favorite, the Roccat Nyth.
As for Photoshop, the easily adjustable DPI settings make it work very well for fine motor control when utilizing Photoshop tools. The macro buttons came in handy for executing routine or redundant Photoshop tasks.
The Corsair Scimitar Pro can change its polling rate between 125 and 1000Hz. The max, 1000Hz, was used for all of my tests. According to our (Benchmark Reviews) polling tools, Direct Input Mouse Rate & Mouse Rate Checker, the Scimitar Pro performed exactly as advertised on both USB 2.0 & 3.0.