Be prepared for all this... Would probably be a good idea to get yourself a bag of popcorn or some other snack for this lengthy readthrough, haha.
So basically, this mouse arrives without the buttons bound to what you desire, and is set to 1000hz polling rate by default. The problem is that if you happen to have the latest Windows 10 Updates (that started deploying in like March or April 2021), the EVGA Unleash RGB X17/20 software does not work....at all...no matter what... This is due to the software not detecting the mouse on newer versions of Windows, as the mouse's firmware needs to be updated...via the software that isn't working... But once the mouse's firmware is updated, the system will then detect the mouse and the app will magically start working- no joke.
But due to those newer builds of Windows having updated versions of Microsoft .NET Framework, you cannot easily get the app's Firmware Updater (in the "Program Files (x86)\EVGA\Unleash RGB\FWUpdate" folder to work... And it also won't automatically happen in the Unleash RGB x17/20 RGB software since the software won't launch.... So essentially, you have to have access to a dang computer that's running an older version of Windows 10 (or any other, older versions of Windows as they may potentially still work; I imagine this is due to those older Win10 builds having older versions of Microsoft .NET Framework built-in). Luckily enough, I had a spare laptop that was running a version of Windows 10 from about a year ago. I installed EVGA Unleash RGB X17/20 and it actually opened fine, without any issues! Just after opening, it instantly detected the mouse this time and immediately asked me to update the mouse's
firmware. I did, and then waited for it to finish... After it was done, I changed it to 8,000hz polling rate, hit "Apply" and then "Save," and then unplugged the mouse and plugged it back into my primary PC. I used it to reinstall the EVGA Unleash RGB X17/20 software (as I had uninstalled it prior), and it this time the software opened immediately as it detected the mouse with the newer firmware installed.
So all in all, the setup for this mouse was super dang annoying... But once I got it working- my god. It's fantastically good! I previously had a Logitech G502 for like...ever lol; but then switched to a Viper 8K.... But I really started missing the G502's design and so I snagged this EVGA X17 as it's shaped similarly and isn't ambidextrous like the Viper 8K. And man, do I love this freaking mouse now! 8,000hz Polling Rate; 7 extra buttons that can be changed to any key or recorded macros; beautiful exterior coloring (in the grey model, which is what I choose); three sensors in the bottom (I imagine for increased tracking with more accuracy); lightweight (that can also be made heavier with the included weight set); and a non-ambidextrous shape that feels better and more tangible in my right hand with my odd mouse grip lol.
Overall, this mouse is AMAZING. BUT, it's only amazing WHEN YOU GET IT WORKING. If you're thinking about upgrading to an 8,000hz polling rate mouse, definitely snag this one if you're not used to an ambidextrous mouse. But aside from that, Razer mice also run this crazy software/services in the background of your computer at all times that waste a bit too many resources if you don't know how to close them out/stop them. So if you're into computer performance whilst gaming, then this EVGA mouse would definitely take the cake!
Okay, wow... Sorry for writing so much... I hope this helps someone out in the future!
Take care everyone who got this far in the read lol *high five*
|商品尺寸||12.34 x 7.16 x 4.27 cm; 272.16 克|