Working and gaming with the EVGA Torq X10 mouse has been a mixed experience. In terms of performance, the Torq X10 performed admirably on any surface that we tested it on. The Teflon feet are especially useful, making the mouse extremely easy to glide even on rough wooden surfaces. When we disabled all software acceleration, we could not spot any native acceleration coming from the laser sensor.

If there is one performance-related issue that we could complain about, it probably is the cycling DPI settings. If you are at the lowest DPI setting and click the DPI-down button, the mouse will go to the highest DPI setting and vice-versa. This is of critical importance in heavy action games, where DPI changes are almost certainly going to be made hectically and carelessly. While this is a concern, our major complaints with the EVGA Torq X10 mouse are regarding its ergonomics.

Even at its lowest possible height, the Torq X10 is a very large mouse and it is fairly difficult to grasp it comfortably, especially if you are used to non-symmetric ergonomic designs or if you have small hands. With my small to medium sized hands, the Torq X10 felt excessively large and bulky, even though I am used to working with large mice, such as the Logitech G602, on a daily basis. The placement of the side buttons feels off as well and will require at least a short learning curve before you can use them effectively.

There may be users that will like the size of the Torq X10, and tastes in mice are somewhat subjective, but there are also going to be users that simply find the X10 to be uncomfortable. Our advice is as usual that you should try this mouse in person before making a purchase.

The Software

The EVGA Unleash software that can be used to program the Torq X10 is easy to use and very well designed. There are two arched sliders at the top, one for the DPI level and one for the mouse sensitivity. For those that prefer a more straightforward input, there are also two numeric input boxes under the sliders. These will affect the DPI level and sensitivity of the current DPI setting, and the DPI can be set from just 200 DPI up to 8200 DPI.

Next to the sliders are the lighting controls, which allow the user to select from seven colors and adjust their intensity. Although there are only seven colors for the user to select from, we do not find this to be a drawback, even when compared to products that claim to offer millions of colors. Besides, once you realize how hideous every color other than red looks on the Torq X10, it is extremely unlikely that you will be switching the lighting color at all, even if only to recognize the set profile.

As for the buttons, the software allows for the complete repositioning and reprogramming of the buttons. You can switch between right hand and left hand mode by clicking a single icon and you can reposition or repurpose any button you want, even the main buttons. If you desire, you can set all side buttons to perform a single action, or disable any button entirely. As for the programmable actions, you can program the buttons to perform virtually any possible action, ranging from simple clicks and macro commands to screenshot captures and "rapid-firing" modes.

In the advanced settings tab, the user may adjust the DPI settings in detail. The first thing that can be adjusted is the number of DPI levels, ranging from just one and up to a maximum of five levels. It is also interesting that the DPI setting may be adjusted independently for each of the two movement axis. The polling rate of each DPI level may also be adjusted, although we do not really see the point with a wired mouse such as this. EVGA also added adjustments for the OS settings, including angle snapping and software acceleration. These settings are best left untouched for most people but advanced gamers will most likely want to disable them.

The macro programming and management capabilities of the software are quite good, although not iconic. It is possible to program any keystroke macro, as well as edit the time intervals. The recorder will recognize any mouse and or keyboard key pressed. However, it does not record the movements of the mouse, which is critical to perform advanced actions while gaming. Yes, you can cast several spells almost instantaneously, but you will not be able to open your inventory, swap gear and close it again in less than half a second. You will need a third-party macro recorder for that and, if it supports the compiling of .EXE files, you can then set the mouse button to launch the compiled application.

The Unleash software does support the export and import of macros to and from files, as well as the export and import of the entire profile. For those that like to share macros and other settings, this is a useful feature.

EVGA Torq X10 Mouse Capsule Review Conclusion
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  • stevenmi89 - Monday, August 18, 2014 - link

    logitech g502 MASTER RACE!
  • Margalus - Monday, August 18, 2014 - link

    I just bought a g502 to try it out. That tiny little toy is going back to the store pronto. It's only good for very petite young ladies it is so tiny. not comfortable at all. Buttons are all in bad places. Keep accidentally hitting the dpi change buttons, or it keeps changing by itself, not sure which. All I know, it is about the worst mouse I have ever used.
  • Samus - Monday, August 18, 2014 - link

    Not to mention every piece of overpriced Logitech crap I have ever owned has failed and their warranty process is appalling.

    I remember I had a set of 5.1 speakers and the two rear (wireless)speakers failed, and under warranty, they were UNABLE to replace them because they were discontinued, but offered to replace them with the "newer" model which didn't have wireless rear speakers....the whole point I bought them was for wireless rear channels.

    Aside from that, my G15 LCD went out, and the replacements backlighting failed within a few months (but passed the 90-day warranty for replacement items) and the keyboard is basically useless without the backlighting since the etching and keys are similar in color.

    Our DiNovo Edge had its warranty claim denied just months after owning it when the left button stuck. They claimed it was abused. Ironically the model I bought refurbished on eBay to replace it has lasted years. It's currently the ONLY Logitech product in my home. Turtle Beach headset, Steel Series mouse, Coolermaster keyboards, Creative speakers, all higher quality than their Logitech competition.

    I have more depressing Logitech stories than Auschwitz so I'll just leave it be...
  • MadMan007 - Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - link

    I did an RMA request with Logitech for a G400s because I am pretty picky and felt the mouse scroll wheel wasn't smooth. It was technically functional but didn't operate well...sometimes the notches were a bit rough and different scrolling up or down. They shipped me a replacement after I emailed them an image of my receipt, I didn't have to return the poorly functioning mouse which actually works 'ok'. All-in-all a pretty stellar RMA experience.

    Perhaps the RMA experience varies depending upon product type?
  • Remz246 - Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - link

    I do a lot of RMA with my job and I can say Logitech is of the most bizzard ones. If you call and the support service begin to nitpick, just end the conversation and call back. For the same set of speakers, one asked me the send the whole unit at my charge, one ask me to cut the controler and send it and one just said to trash the thing because a new unit was on the way.

    On the product side, I try to revisit there product because they did some price drop but were pretty expensive. Razer is taking the same route as Logitech in the G5 years, and for that I'm slowly removing Razer product from my shelves.
  • Tunnah - Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - link

    Razer are terrible. I was a big fan and got a keyboard and mouse. The keyboard failed at 12 months and a week. The mouse died at 14 months. However I really liked the mouse so bought another one...which died at 11 months. Took 2 months to get back to me, they didn't repair it though, simply gave me a credit note at the shop. They didn't have the Imperator in stock so ended up with the Deathadder, which has 2 less buttons and also the scroll wheel squeaks.

    Gonna try Corsair next I reckon
  • Mumrik - Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - link

    "Not to mention every piece of overpriced Logitech crap I have ever owned has failed and their warranty process is appalling."

    Funny. Through more than decade I've never had a Logitech product fail. That's all keyboards/mice though, and this is the first time I hear about a negative experience with their support.
  • Kepe - Thursday, August 21, 2014 - link

    I've owned Logitech products since I got my first own PC when I was ~14. Now I'm 27 and none of the Logitech products I have bought have failed. They all still work, a couple with minor issues though. My iTouch keyboard and Mouseman Dual Optical mouse work perfectly fine, after 13 years of service. Of course I've replaced them with newer hardware, but my sister used them both on her PC for a couple of years recently. I have the 1st gen G5 and G15, those work fine as well. The G15 has a flickering problem with the right side of the keyboard illumination, but it doesn't really bother me. Now I have a G502 and I absolutely love it. I have rather small hands and thin fingers and I've never had any problems with accidentally shifting the DPI. I also replaced the G15 because I wanted a mechanical keyboard. Unfortunately Logitech only makes one model and I didn't like it, so I bought a Func KB-460 with Cherry MX Red switches (it's amazing).
    I also have a Logitech Wingman 3D joystick (had it for way over a decade, 0 problems with it), a Logitech 4.1 speaker system that I've also had for over a decade and haven't had any problems at all (I still use it), and a Logitecg G25 wheel + pedals and a Webcam Pro 9000, both of which I've had for six years without any problems. The only faults with Logitech products I have encountered are the flickering lighting on my 7-year-old keyboard (started to flicker this year) and a calibration issue with a Logitech MOMO racing wheel, where the wheel won't maintain its calibration and drifts to either side so that I have to keep the wheel at an angle to drive straight. But that is a problem on a decade+ old device. Nothing lasts forever, but for me Logitech has always meant quality products that last way longer than the rate at which I replace them with better, newer stuff.
  • tcb4 - Monday, August 25, 2014 - link

    Just had my g500 fail on me after about 3 years of ownership and some fairly heavy use over the last couple of years in particular. I can't say I'm that mad about it though, it still works, it's just the left click is intermittent (lost the receipt and I'm not even sure if I'm within the warranty period.) I decided to swap it out for the new (and hopefully more durable) G502 Proteus Core. That said, I am typing this up on my 5-6 year old logitech G15 V1 that has had 0 issues since I bought it new at Best Buy back in 08 or 09.
  • AnnihilatorX - Friday, August 29, 2014 - link


    You can fix the intermittent click very easily on the G500. I have done so on mine and since then it has been perfect. Let me see if I can find the video guide:

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