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Gigabyte Force M7 Thor Gaming Mouse Review

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Gigabyte Force M7 Thor Gaming Mouse Software

In the packaging, the Force M7 Thor has no manual or driver CD.  However, if you head over to Gigabyte’s website you will be able to download a software program specifically for the mouse.  It is not the most feature packed software for a gaming mouse, but it is very simple to use and does it’s job very well.

The top section of the software is where you map your 5 buttons to certain keybinds and actions.  The left click is not able to change, however all the other buttons are.  You can choose to set actions to the buttons such as copy, paste, forward, back, and scrolling up or down.  However, most gamers will want to use the custom keybinding option.  This allows you to do things like set one of the thumb buttons to “R” so that you will be able to quickly reload in FPS games.  This comes in very handy, and is always nice to have.

Gigabyte Force M7 Thor Laser Gaming Mouse Software

The lower half of the software is dedicated to setting custom DPI values to your 3 levels of selections.  You can go as low as 400 dpi and all the way up to 6,000 dpi on the high side.  The values increase by 400 dpi, so you can adjust the settings to fit your various playing/working styles.  Want to have a speedy dpi setting for running and gunning and a much lower, more precise dpi setting for sniping.  This software allows you to do exactly that.

The Force M7 Thor’s polling rate is set at 1000Mhz.  Below you can see my results of testing this rate, and how well the mouse performs compared to the stated specs.

Gigabyte Force M7 Thor Laser Gaming Mouse Rate Checker

Next, we are going to take a look at how well the mouse performed in gaming and desktop applications.


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2 comments

  1. Jamie Hampton

    Comparing the scores given with the reviewers comments of praise seems to be quite different from what I expected. I think the scores might be more accurate assessment, but don’t correspond to verbal praise.
    In my experience a number rating system is usually not as accurate as personal descriptive rating. For example: the Air Force performance rating was from 1 to 9 each year. No one got less than an 8, (unless they were getting ready to boot you), most got a nine or it was next to impossible to get promoted otherwise. So the descriptive narratives is where the reporting officials would make you shine above others who did the same job as you.
    How did the rating system becomes so bad I do not know. A “5” was suppose to be your normal Joe. 6 being better, 7 even better, 8 excellent, 9 outstanding. As I said most got 9 and so all became outstanding. To give an 8 the person must have did something that couldn’t be whitewashed or hidden from public(military review). If given a 7 you were not even doing your job so you were not wanted and was a way to keep you from getting promoted or able to re-enlist. 1 through 6 never existed unless you really pissed off your reporting supervisor or his supervisor.
    My hardest job was being forced to write a performance review on someone I never met and have only the people who have work with them and their views of his/her work. And any other paper trails available to read.
    What am I saying? That verbal reviews are more descriptive than numbers and I find more useful. Number ratings can be more accurate if used properly. Both if use, should coincide. Don’t give high praise then give a low number rating. It looks stupid.

  2. Jeremy Miller

    Thanks for your input Jamie! I understand your thoughts, however I personally do not see an 8.3 overall score being a “low number rating.” I think anything over an 8 is very, very good! The mouse IS very good, and I have used it a lot. Is it better than more expensive, high quality built gaming mice? Absolutely not. However given its price point, it is an excellent value for a very capable gaming mouse. Thanks again, and your input is noted on the number scale :)

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