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Are there any nice gaming keyboards with full support for macros and other programming going through the ps/2 port?
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It's a lot easier with USB so I don't know of any currently shipping ones off hand.

Funny, the Keyboard Guide doesn't mention that.
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I'm not even sure this is possible due to PS/2 being designed just for a keyboard, usb allows it because there aren't any restrictions on the type of signals it can send.
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I guess a company can introduce a hybrid. n key rollover with the regular ps/2 ports and a usb port for the macros.
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In all reality 6kro is more than most people need and while the polling may take a bit off of your processor just looking at your system I can tell that wouldn't matter
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and if they really want to they can actually achieve greater than 6KRO over USB like with what Microsoft pioneered with the Sidewinder X4

really the only "advantage" PS/2 has left is theoretically faster response time, and its not like its really that big of a deal, particularly if any of the USB keyboards are polled at 1000Hz
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Yea PS/2 is interrupt but the polling is so fast it won't actually make a difference to you it's differences that a human can't detect.
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Just don't change the OCN Mechanical Keyboard Guide. I'd have nothing to talk about here.
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I'm not even sure this is possible due to PS/2 being designed just for a keyboard, usb allows it because there aren't any restrictions on the type of signals it can send.
It's perfectly possible, it would just take more effort. You could have a button on the keyboard you press to set up the macro, then you'd hit the buttons how you want them macro'd, then hit that button again to end the setup. USB you can just have software on the computer and it would be easier for both parties.
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