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|Review: Gigabyte M6980 Gaming Laser Mouse|
|Posted by Will Smith|
|Sunday, 21 November 2010 23:03|
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Today's gaming industry is not to be taken lightly. It's now estimated that in 2011, it could be worth as much as $20 billion USD. Already, there are numerous manufacturers who are enjoying the success that the gaming industry have brought. These include of course Steelseries, Razer and Logitech who specialise in gaming peripherals such as mice and keyboards, and also more recently Coolermaster and Antec, with their gaming chassis. Now one would think the gaming industry would probably be saturated by big players. Well, it is but there seem to be plenty more room for new players to try and capture some of this market share. So with this in mind, it's not surprising to see Gigabyte taking the right steps and getting more involved in this niche, but very lucrative market.
The M6980 comes with Gigabyte's unique GHOSTTM Macro Engine. It features 8KB on-board memory allowing users to program and store 3 gaming profiles on the mouse. With your personal macro settings stored on the mouse, you can then take this mouse anywhere and use their profiles on any computers.
Furthermore, the M6980 offers 3 dpi settings ... 800, 1600 and 2000dpi with 1000rps report rate, and 20g acceleration. This provides extremely accurate movement and good responsiveness, which is prefect for any gamer. With 9 programmable buttons and 3 gaming profiles, the M6980 should be more than enough for the most die-hard of gamers.
And finally, the ergonomic and streamlined design of the M6980 fits perfectly within your hands. It's comfortable yet not too large. We've come across gaming mice where it's so large ... you literally need to spread the whole palm of your hand to use it.
The specifications and features of the Gigabyte M6980 Gaming Laser Mouse sounds pretty high tech/end. It will be interesting to see how it performs in our tests. We'll be testing it on a few popular games such as StarCraft II, Left for Dead, Call of Duty and of course Counter Strike. Let's see how this mouse performs, and will it satisfy the demands of the extreme gamer?
OK, let's get on with it and take a closer look at the specifications of the Gigabyte M6980 Gaming Laser Mouse ...