Razer Diamondback 3G
|Razer Diamondback 3G|
|Installation, Use and More|
The past many years, Razer has been proven to be one of the best manufacturers for gaming mice. Back in 2000, the Boomslang made a revolution in the gaming industry. This was to be the first of high DPI mice that gave Quake players an edge over anyone else that was still playing with a $10 Microsoft PS/2 mouse. As time progressed, Razer has improved their designs and software to give the user a wide range of mice custom tailored to their gaming needs. The Copperhead and Diamondback gave Counter-Strike players the advantage with their size and sensitivity. The Krait gave the precision that RTS players demanded without compromise. Now that infrared technology has come to the playing field, Razer has dawned a new product, the Diamondback 3G. Will the IR technology in this mouse surpass the older Diamondback or the Microsoft Habu? Time to frag . . .
First Looks and Impressions:
The 3G comes in a box that is very stylish and well detailed with information regarding the technical information and system requirements for the mouse. On the box, you will see numbers such as “6400 FPS”, “1800 DPI”, “5.8MP per second”, and other details. What does this information all mean, and why is this mouse only 1800 DPI versus 2000 DPI like the Habu? We’ll get to that later on.
Once the mouse is removed from the box, you get the bundle that comes with all other Razer mice; the driver CD, certificate of authenticity, and documentation. When you look at the mouse, you will find that is nearly the same thing as the previous generation Diamondback. The only differences to the 3G are the changes from an optical laser to an IR laser, and the change to the Copperhead surface and not the clear Diamondback surface. Everything else remains the same except for what lies under the hood of this vicious rodent. The USB cord is fairly long, perfect for systems that are sitting below your desk.
To test this mouse, we will be using the following hardware and software combinations:
- Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 Rev 1.0 - MemoryExpress
- Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 - MemoryExpress
- 4 x 1GB Crucial Ballistix Tracer PC2-6400 - MemoryExpress
- EVGA GeForce 8800 GTX - MemoryExpress
- Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 4 - MemoryExpress
- Windows Vista Ultimate 64 Bit
- Battlefield 2142, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Team Fortress 2, Hellgate London
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