The Vengeance® M90 MMO laser gaming mouse was designed to complement the K90 MMO mechanical gaming keyboard. I won't lie, the M90 seems intimidating to use, even to a tech-savvy nerd like myself. At first, I thought — 9 buttons on the side?! Then I realized the profile mechanism and wondered "SIX profiles?! FIFTY-FOUR programmable side-keys?!" Too often, premium mice and keyboards pester the user with a conundrum of buttons and design bits with relatively little to no usability, given the cost and looks. My own past experience with similarly endowed products told me to be wary, but after an hour of usage, I forgot that those mice I used in the past ever existed.
Vengeance® M90 Performance MMO and RTS Laser Gaming Mouse
If you’ve read my previous blog write-ups on the Corsair Vengeance® K60 FPS Gaming Keyboard and the Vengeance M60 FPS Laser Gaming Mouse, then you’ll know that in the past I was never a big promoter of expensive keyboards and mice. By “expensive” I mean, anything over twenty ($20.00) dollars, and I say all of this because such products have almost never enhanced my own user experience to the point where I felt the price was justified. The Vengeance K60 and M60 really changed my tune by following an essential design philosophy: simple appearance, and quality performance. Our flagship Vengeance K90 MMO Gaming Keyboard and M90 MMO Laser Mice follow the the same philosophy, just turned up to 11. Well — turned up to 54 actually...
Our Hydro Series™ high-performance liquid CPU coolers offer compatibility with a wide variety of both Intel and AMD platforms. The AMD AM2 and AMD AM3/AM3+ platforms both use the same mounting mechanism. Here's a pictoral guide for mounting these coolers onto AMD AM2 and AMD AM3 based motherboards to supplement the instructions included with the units. Pictured here is everything you will need to mount your cooler to your AMD AM2 or AMD AM3/AM3+ motherboard including a screwdriver, a mug of coffee, and an assistant.
Corsair Link™ is an integrated system that gives you complete control of your PC’s CPU cooling and case lighting systems. I recently did some Corsair Link testing to document some of its features. This is yet another instance where my job affords me the opportunity to play a fun game while testing our products. It's a difficult job but, someone has to do it. Take it easy on me if you see me out in BF3 land.
We all know SSDs are fast but are limited to smaller drive capacities. The Corsair Accelerator Series SSD Cache Drives allow you to get SSD performance while still having large hard drive like capacities. The Corsair Accelerator Series SSD Cache Drive is available in 30GB, 45GB, and 60GB. To test the performance I used the 60GB drive along with a Western Digital Green 1.5TB hard drive. The drives were plugged into a Gigbyte GA-Z68A-UD4P running a 2500K with 16GB of Vengeance Memory. After installing Windows I ran several benchmarks. After running the benchmarks I installed the Dataplex caching software. You can read the software install blog here.
The Accelerator Series solid-state cache drives are designed for desktop PC users who want to give their Microsoft® Windows® based PC a dramatic performance boost with minimal cost and hassle. Corsair's new line of SSD cache drives includes premium caching software from NVELO, for improved boot times and lightning-quick file access. The software quickly installs in 5 easy steps.
For those users still using HDDs for the primary or OS drive, there is a great new way to add an SSD to the mix to gain great performance while still using the full storage capability of their HDD. You will not need to reinstall the operating system and you'll be up and running in minutes. Add SSD caching software and an SSD to an average system and you can have your cake and eat it too!
In order to provide a better user experience for our new Vengeance® Gaming Mice and Keyboards, today we are releasing the Beta 2.12 version of our Vengeance Gaming Software. This version corrects many of the issues that users are experiencing with our Vengenace M60 and M90 mice, and the Vengeance K90 Keyboard, including improved macro recording functionality, improved game compatibility and bug fixes.
We're constantly working to improve our software, and we would appreciate that any and all comments be submitted to the Corsair Tech support group at http://www.corsair.com/support/.
The Vengeance Gaming Software User Guide is undergoing final revisions and should be released in the next few days.
Software updates for each product are available immediately using the links below:
For more information please read the complete release notes below:
Today, laptop memory is relatively inexpensive. Prices have fallen since 1066Mhz was considered "high-end laptop memory", and now most laptops come with 1333MHz memory as standard. In the past, the vast majority of laptop memory upgrades were done by gamers and enthusiasts who were willing to shell out the extra premium, while "everyday" users held back. Now, everyone can enjoy the benefits of upgrading their SODIMMs without experiencing sticker shock. This blog will demonstrate how to upgrade your SODIMMs, followed by a representation of the performance differences between stock laptop memory and Corsair Vengeance™ laptop memory.
Lenovo TP T420 (Samsung) 1333MHz 4GB SODIMM
In my previous blog post, I reported my experience playing Counter-Strike, using the Corsair Vengeance® K60 Performance FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. However, in order to play any game you not only need a keyboard, but a mouse as well. That said, it would make sense for me to have used a Corsair Vengeance Series M60 FPS Laser Gaming Mouse, and, as where I have reported my user experience with the K60 keyboard in my previous post, I will do the same for the M60 Laser Gaming Mouse in this blog post.