Introduction

It is natural for any growing company to look for diversification. For EVGA, a company known for their high quality GPU cards and gaming motherboards, growth has led them to seek further attention from gamers. The company already released several high performance PSUs and a few cases when their first gaming peripheral, the Torq X10 gaming mouse, arrived at our labs. We will be taking a quick look at it and see what it can offer to gamers and advanced users in today's capsule review.

Key features and specifications

  • Max DPI: 8200
  • Sensor Type: Laser (Avago 9800)
  • Main Switch Type: Omron - 20 Million Click Lifecycle
  • Programmable Buttons: 9
  • Min/Max Weight: 121G/134G (without cable)
  • Max Polling/Report Rate: 1000Hz
  • LED Color: Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, Orange, Pink, Purple
  • Feet Type: Low Friction PTFE
  • Max Number of Profiles: 5 (512K Onboard)
  • Height: 1.25in - 31.75mm (min) 1.5in - 38.1mm (max)
  • Length: 4.5in - 114.3mm
  • Width: 2.25in - 57.15mm

The specifications are good, though naturally there's more to a mouse than paper specifications. The Torq X10 includes programmable buttons, adjustable weight, profile and macro support, and adjustable DPI sensor.

  • Onboard storage can support up to 5 separate profiles
  • Ambidextrous design supports right or left handed gamers
  • Adjustable height system supports all gamers
  • Adjustable DPI up to 8200 DPI with On-the-Fly Sensitivity adjustment
  • Adjustable weight system
  • Highest quality materials including silver coated wire and Omron switches (20 million click life cycle)
  • Robust software allows full control over mouse including Macro setup, profiles and OSD
  • Super low friction PTFE mouse feet

Packaging and bundle

We received the EVGA Torq X10 in a well-designed, wedge-shaped package. The mouse can be clearly seen beneath the clear top of the package, which envelops the mouse and allows for a rough hands-on experience when browsing at a local shop.

Inside the box, we found six cylindrical weights, Teflon feet, an adjustment tool, and a very basic quick-start guide. There is no media with the drivers/software of the mouse; the user will have to download it from EVGA's website. Furthermore, do not fear if you accidentally lose the tool; it is a simple Torx T10 screwdriver that can be easily found at most tool shops or online. Ostensibly, the Torx T10 screw is what gave this mouse its name.

EVGA Torq X10 Mouse Capsule Review
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  • mindbomb - Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - link

    there would be no polling rate for usb 3.0 peripherals, they are interrupt based iirc. Reply
  • MadMan007 - Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - link

    Avago laser sensors are inherently flawed - they have built-in acceleration which may not be noticed by some but should not be recommended in a world with 'perfect' optical sensors. There are more mice with the ADNS 3310 coming out now. Don't buy into the OMG LAZER MOAR DPI!!11 hype. Reply
  • nissefar - Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - link

    This. You guys should do some research on sensors when you review mice. Reply
  • Kalessian - Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - link

    If you want a good fps (quake, cs, ut, etc) mouse, try the Zowie FK1 or the SteelSeries Rival. Both use the 3310 sensor I believe.

    I may get an FK1 to see if it is worthy of replacing my WMO.

    You may also want to mention switch type for buttons. Omron, Huano, ...
    Reply
  • jibberegg - Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - link

    "It's also hard to justify the >30% price increase just for a layer of carbon fiber on the sides of the mouse"

    As opposed to, say, the amount of money I've spent on virtual hats in TF2?
    Reply
  • Deelron - Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - link

    Pretty much. Given how much a mouse is used and how long it's expected to last $30 seems trivial for a much better experience (if indeed it actually does improve the feel dramatically). Reply
  • edzieba - Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - link

    You'd have to pry my MX revolution out of my cold, dead hand. Reply
  • crabdog - Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - link

    I love my Razer Deathadder mouse. It has a really nice build quality and a fantastic sensor. Just wish it was a bit bigger as I have kinda large hands and long fingers. Reply
  • austinsguitar - Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - link

    oh ya.... that mouse is a virgin magnet.... just review the logitech g502 if you havent. i love it, and it doesnt look or feel like a toy... Reply
  • Coup27 - Thursday, August 21, 2014 - link

    I am another one who has used countless Logitech products and never had one fail yet.

    After using G9's and G9X's for more years than I can remember, I have switched over to a G502. I generally like it, but it's proving difficult to really get used to and it become natural.

    I am a bit stuck with Logitech whether I like it or not. They seem to be the only one, or one of the only ones who offer left and right button clicks integrated into the scroll wheel. I use these for back/forward in Windows and Chrome and previous sheet / next sheet in AutoCAD and I simply couldn't live without those buttons.
    Reply

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