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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  • jigglywiggly - Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - link

    Can you do a real review on a mouse for once? Max sensor speed, how good the clicks are, open it up and show which buttons it uses, etc.
  • Gonemad - Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - link

    I've had a Logitech G5 that survived over 10 years, being most of them playing Diablo 2, which is was known as the "mouse-destroyer" of its day. Yes, it was a bit overpriced - the price of 5 run-of-the-mill mice back then - but it survided longer than 10 mice, so it paid itself many times over. It didn't fade, it didn't peel, the cloth-wrapped cable didn't shred, the buttons still perfectly. It just needed a wet cloth every now and then to clean the gunk out. I happen to be left-handed, and its design, despite being right-handed, doesn't prevent the reverse utilization. So yeah, Logitech gear is a bit of hit-and-miss, but the G5 and another wireless model, ( that I don't remember the exact name, but the single AA battery lasts 9 months) are perfect examples of craftsmanship.

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