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Gigabyte Ghost GM-M8000X Laser Gaming Mouse Review

Gigabyte Ghost GM-M8000X Laser Gaming Mouse Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Gigabyte's Ghost M8000X is an infrared laser mouse, so there is no red light LED glowing below. Instead, you'll find a nine button performance mouse built for competitive gaming around a 6000 DPI laser sensor with on-the-fly sensitivity adjustment and a high 1000 reports/second USB polling rate.
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External Mfg. Website: Gigabyte Feb 25 2010   Max Page  
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Macro Madness - Gigabyte's GHOST software

One of the major features of the Gigabyte Ghost GM-M8000X mouse is the ability to assign macro functions to the programmable buttons. In other words, a single click of a button can be pre-programmed to do multiple things in one go.

Once a series of macro steps has been recorded and assigned to a button, a single click will execute the entire sequence at your command. This functionality can be very helpful for gamers who play complex real-time strategy games and want to bind complicated unit selection or building queue plans to a single button, rather than waste precious time digging through directories.

Of course, macro keys and buttons aren't a particularly new technology, but they've always been a real hassle to use and set up on mice. The nice thing about Gigabyte's GHOST software is that setting it up is incredibly easy. You just drag and drop the commands from a list of key presses or mouse actions on the left hand panel in the order that you want buttons pressed. The macro scripts can then be saved and assigned to the mouse in the main software panel.

LIVE Demo from CES 2010 - The Gigabyte M8000X gaming mouse features a Pro Laser 6000DPI gaming-grade sensor, 70 customizable onboard macros, two durable Omron 10 million click rated switches, 12000 frames per second resolution, and a few other tricks to make it stand out.

Gigabyte also includes a number of pre-programmed functions for the M8000X that bind common computer functions to the M8000X's programmable buttons. There's a pretty extensive array of commands, so this menu can be useful if you don't want to go digging through the macro functions yourself.

Movement sensitivity can be adjusted on the fly or set through the GHOST software panel. It's also possible to adjust the USB reporting rate, although for maximum smoothness it's best to leave it at 1000 reports/second.

Scrolling sensitivity can also be set in the GHOST control panel. Setting the scroll sensitivity simply increases the amount of lines the scroll wheel skips at a time, so at its highest setting it will skip entire pages at a time. Next, our first hand thoughts on gaming with the Ghost M8000X mouse.

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Contents of Article: Gigabyte Ghost GM-M8000X
 Pg 1.  Gigabyte Ghost GM-M8000X Laser Gaming Mouse Review
 Pg 2.  — Macro Madness - Gigabyte's GHOST software
 Pg 3.  First Hand Gaming with the M8000X laser mouse

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