Testing & Results
The GAMDIAS ZEUS E-Sport Edition Laser Gaming Mouse was used to complete both daily tasks and to participate in numerous gaming sessions for a period of approximately four weeks. The programs utilized while conducting normal daily activity included Microsoft Office 2007 (Word, Excel, Outlook), Adobe CS5 (Dreamweaver, Photoshop), Skype, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Audacity, and more. The games played while testing the GAMDIAS ZEUS included Battlefield 3 and Battlefield 4 Beta through Origin, Company of Heroes and Battlefield: Bad Company 2 through Steam, and Assassins Creed III through Ubisoft.
- Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3
- System Memory: 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1333 G.Skill Ripjaws X Series
- Processor: AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 3.3 GHz Six-Core Processor
- Audio: ASUS XONAR DG Headphone Amp & PCI 5.1 Audio Card
- Video: EVGA GeForce GTX 550 TI
- Optical Drive: Pioneer Black Internal BD/DVD/CD Writer BDR-207DBKS
- PSU: Corsair HX Series HX750 750W GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
- Monitor: AOC e2752Vh (27″) & Samsung SyncMaster PX2370 (24″)
- Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate
As the specifications indicate, the GAMDIAS ZEUS gaming mouse is capable of 125 / 250 / 500 /1000 Hz polling rates. The polling rate can be adjusted in the HERA GUI under the tab that reads “Mouse Control,” which is located in the left-hand navigation. The GAMDIAS ZEUS was set to 1000 Hz and the Mouse Rate Checker was used to produce the following polling rate results:
There is really nothing mind-blowing to report in terms of the benefits provided by the GAMDIAS ZEUS when conducting work-related tasks. Of course, having 9 programmable buttons can certainly have it perks, but the most useful feature is having the ability to adjust the DPI on the fly. The two buttons closest to the scroll wheel can be used to manipulate the DPI, and this comes in really handy when precise movement is required, such as when editing images in Photoshop.
From a gaming standpoint, I felt that the GAMDIAS ZEUS helped to improve my performance, especially in FPS games. Having 11 total buttons, nine being programmable, is highly beneficial and when you get accustomed to your button assignments, you can really start to dominate. In Battlefield 3, I was able to assign buttons for every weapon/device in my inventory rather than utilizing the scroll wheel. As I’m sure those of you that play Battlefield 3 are well aware, scrolling through your inventory to find the right weapon, especially when you’ve emptied the magazine on your primary weapon and need to quickly switch to the secondary, is very inefficient to say the least.
I have medium-large hands and the GAMDIAS ZEUS fits well and feels very natural in my right hand. Whether you have large or small hands, its size should be very accommodating and allow for its user to employ either the claw-style or palm-style grip. Even after several consecutive hours of use, the ZEUS remained very comfortable. Plenty of the credit for this result is due to the mouse’s ability to customize the physical configuration. Even though each of the three adjustable areas on the sides of the mouse have only about a 1/4″ of movement, it was enough for me to find a comfortable configuration.