Cougar have done some interesting things behind the scenes with their new Revenger S mouse, which can be set to a reporting rate of 2 KHz, doubling USB's 1 KHz polling rate. This is quite the trick, as without modifying how your motherboard's USB works the polling rate will remain at 1KHz. Cougar's mouse reports twice every millisecond, however it is not spaced out as you might expect, instead the mouse seems to report at 900μs and 100μs with a packet of 64 bytes, as opposed to 8 bytes. The Tech Report delve into the technology in their review as well as offering insight into the difference in use with the mouse at 1K and at 2K report rates; check it for yourself here.
"Cougar's Revenger S gaming mouse has a top-shelf Pixart PMW3360 optical sensor with a twist: a claimed 2-KHz polling rate for lower latency in critical moments. We dug in to see just how Cougar achieved this unusual figure and what it means for the gaming experience."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- SteelSeries Rival 600 @ TechPowerUp
- Corsair's K70 RGB MK.2 keyboard @ The Tech Report
- Corsair Strafe RGB MK.2 @ Guru of 3D
- Mistel MD600 Barocco RGB Keyboard @ TechPowerUp
- Azio Armato CE Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review @ NikKTech