Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Mice › Quick Look: Gigabyte GM-M6880 Laser Gaming Mouse
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Quick Look: Gigabyte GM-M6880 Laser Gaming Mouse

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
Quick Look: Gigabyte GM-M6880 Laser Gaming Mouse

I was working on a buddy's rig the other day, installing a new video card for him and cleaning it up a bit. (It's amazing what people will do for pizza and beer). He had been using this really old, crappy optical mouse. It was really slow, even with the driver pointer speed cranked all the way up. He's not a heavy gamer, but does play a few games. More since I fixed his system up for him. So, I insisted he get a new mouse. I mean, you just can't make due gaming with an old crappy mouse, but I also knew he wasn't going to put out for an expensive mouse either.

We checked out our local favorite parts store and they had this Gigabyte mouse in stock. Gigabyte? I remembered hearing about it, but I had never seen one. It's a 1600 DPI laser mouse. I know that seems low, but I had used similar laser mice in the past and gotten good results. Gees, it was only $21 too! Wow, $21. I would have paid $21 for a crappy generic mouse, so it seems like not much of a gamble

338

It's only 100 grams, a little light for me but about what he was used to. It has DPI-on-the-fly, a front and rear thumb button and that's about it.

338

The buttons felt great, not too hard to click but still responsive. The case is all plastic, nothing special. I wouldn't say it felt cheap, more like solid plastic feel. There are rubberish grips on the sides that really make it feel better than just plastic. The case really reminds me of the basic Logitech design. I use a claw grip and it felt great to me. His grip is closer to a palm grip and he was also happy with it. The cable is a plain ordinary cable, as opposed to the cloth covered cable. I never really developed a preference for one or the other myself.

338

Everything is easy to reach and easy to click. Nothing extra, but all the basics. You can toggle the DPI by clicking on the button behind the wheel. Basically slow, medium and fast (400, 800, 1600). We were using it on medium on the desktop and it felt great. The skates were nice and smooth on the cloth pad we were using. The wheel is nothing special but does the job.

338

This mouse is not amazing, it's not going to replace your Razer, or RAT, or Logitech or whatever your favorite mouse is. What it can do though, is stand in very well when you need a spare. It's also great for occasional gamers who want a good experience from their game without having to think about fancy mouse settings, or why this or that feature isn't working in some game. They want it to point, work well and feel good. This mouse fits that bill perfectly.

338

The Gigabyte software, which must be downloaded from their website, is basically just an add-on to the Windows 7 control panel mouse software. It adds another tab that lets you program the thumb buttons and mouse wheel button for some common system functions. The thumb buttons work in games and can be set up in individual games settings.

I have to admit I like this mouse. If only because it's twenty one bucks. TWENTY ONE BUCKS. I'm in Canada, so you guys south of us should get it for even less.

Pros:
1. AROUND TWENTY BUCKS.
2. Good feeling movement.
3. Laser sensor
4. Nice buttons in easy reach.
5. No fancy software.
6. No worries.
7. IT'S TWENTY BUCKS!

Cons:
1. No cloth cable.
2. No extra buttons.
3. No LEDs
4. No fancy shift levels or profiles.
5. No fancy software.
6. No nothing.

Loved it. Everyone should purchase this mouse as a spare at the very least. Anyone looking for a nice mouse cheap, you can't go wrong here. Gigabyte has created the ultimate budget gaming mouse. Did I mention it's about twenty bucks?
Nukeyork
(24 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 4770k ASUS Sabertooth Z87 MSI Radeon RX480 Gaming X 8GB MSI Radeon RX480 Gaming X 8GB 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
16G Kingston 1600MHz Corsair Force Series SSD 180GB Crucial MX300 SSD 525GB Western Digital WD10EALS 1TB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
ASUS BW-12B1ST Blu-ray RW Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate Windows 10 64 pro LG 34UM65-P 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Hcman Zhuque Teamwolf Mechanical Corsair AX750 Corsair 760T Steel Series Sensei Wireless Gaming Mouse 
Mouse PadAudioOtherOther
Steel Series 4HD Pro On Board Thermaltake X 5G Superspeed USB 3.0 Hard Drive ... Logitech Driving Force GT Steering Wheel 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Thrustmaster T.Flight Hotas X Joystick NZXT Hue LED Controller Razer Orbweaver Chroma RGB Mechanical Gaming Co... Ergotron LX Desk Mount LCD Arm 
  hide details  
Reply
Nukeyork
(24 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 4770k ASUS Sabertooth Z87 MSI Radeon RX480 Gaming X 8GB MSI Radeon RX480 Gaming X 8GB 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
16G Kingston 1600MHz Corsair Force Series SSD 180GB Crucial MX300 SSD 525GB Western Digital WD10EALS 1TB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
ASUS BW-12B1ST Blu-ray RW Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate Windows 10 64 pro LG 34UM65-P 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Hcman Zhuque Teamwolf Mechanical Corsair AX750 Corsair 760T Steel Series Sensei Wireless Gaming Mouse 
Mouse PadAudioOtherOther
Steel Series 4HD Pro On Board Thermaltake X 5G Superspeed USB 3.0 Hard Drive ... Logitech Driving Force GT Steering Wheel 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Thrustmaster T.Flight Hotas X Joystick NZXT Hue LED Controller Razer Orbweaver Chroma RGB Mechanical Gaming Co... Ergotron LX Desk Mount LCD Arm 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 7
A4Tech had already done that "best budget gaming mouse" with better sensor options. By the way that laser sensor is pretty bad, I bet is an older avago which are known for subpar max speed and such.
For 1600CPI you have led based sensors that will outperform that laser sensor in every way, except maybe in lift off distance.

Plus I really hate that OEM shaped rubber thumbgrip form factor you see in every generic "gaming" mouse.
For that 20 bucks go get an A748k, you can't go wrong. A4tech has even fixed the high Lift Off Distance of LED based mouse with a lift sensor, I havent tried but looks promising.
Ztylo
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q8200 MSI P35 Neo2 FR Sapphire HD 7870XT 4 GB (2x1GB Mushkin + 1x2GB OCZ) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Hitachi HDS7200 Hitachi HDS7200 OCZ Vertex Samsung Writemaster DVDRW 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermaltake TMGi1 Windows 8 x64 Viewsonic VX2250 CMStorm Quickfire Rapid CherryMX Brown 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Earthwatts Platinum 650W Sunbeamtech VentMax CMStorm Spawn // SSeries WoW Gold Puretrack Stealth // SSeries QCK 
Audio
Xonar D1 
  hide details  
Reply
Ztylo
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q8200 MSI P35 Neo2 FR Sapphire HD 7870XT 4 GB (2x1GB Mushkin + 1x2GB OCZ) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Hitachi HDS7200 Hitachi HDS7200 OCZ Vertex Samsung Writemaster DVDRW 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermaltake TMGi1 Windows 8 x64 Viewsonic VX2250 CMStorm Quickfire Rapid CherryMX Brown 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Earthwatts Platinum 650W Sunbeamtech VentMax CMStorm Spawn // SSeries WoW Gold Puretrack Stealth // SSeries QCK 
Audio
Xonar D1 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
I was using an MX Revolution for years and it only has an 800 DPI resolution. Never had any problems with it, always worked perfectly in every game I tried it in. This mouse has double the resolution, but we still used the 800 DPI setting while we were testing it.

We could guess at which laser it uses, but it really doesn't matter. All that matters is how it works, and during my testing it worked flawlessly.

"Subpar" max speed? Compared to what? This is a $20 mouse. All I can say is that at the 800DPI setting this mouse felt excellent and I had no complaints about it. And, I'm pretty picky about mice. I've tried and returned an awful lot of them over the last year or year and a half. I can't think of any computers I use now that I wouldn't be happy using this mouse on. The DPI is not the be all and end all of how well a mouse works. The MX I had never caused any issues at all. I have had more problems with the $60 + gaming mice I've been testing over the last year or so than I had with this $20 mouse. In fact I bought four mice that cost over $100 and although they're great mice, they had more issues than this simple mouse does.

As I said, it's not going to replace whatever your favorite mouse is right now, but it's a great spare mouse and it's also great for the casual gamer.

It's too bad you don't like the rubber grip. I prefer it over just plastic. Again, the MX Revolution I used for years (and am still using at work) has the same type of rubber on the sides and I found it very comfortable. I find just plastic or dimpled plastic feels really cheap compared to plastic covered with these rubber grips.

This mouse reminds me a lot of some Logitech mice, only at 1/2 the price.

I'm not a pro gamer or anything, but don't a lot of them use low DPI optical mice?
Nukeyork
(24 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 4770k ASUS Sabertooth Z87 MSI Radeon RX480 Gaming X 8GB MSI Radeon RX480 Gaming X 8GB 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
16G Kingston 1600MHz Corsair Force Series SSD 180GB Crucial MX300 SSD 525GB Western Digital WD10EALS 1TB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
ASUS BW-12B1ST Blu-ray RW Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate Windows 10 64 pro LG 34UM65-P 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Hcman Zhuque Teamwolf Mechanical Corsair AX750 Corsair 760T Steel Series Sensei Wireless Gaming Mouse 
Mouse PadAudioOtherOther
Steel Series 4HD Pro On Board Thermaltake X 5G Superspeed USB 3.0 Hard Drive ... Logitech Driving Force GT Steering Wheel 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Thrustmaster T.Flight Hotas X Joystick NZXT Hue LED Controller Razer Orbweaver Chroma RGB Mechanical Gaming Co... Ergotron LX Desk Mount LCD Arm 
  hide details  
Reply
Nukeyork
(24 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 4770k ASUS Sabertooth Z87 MSI Radeon RX480 Gaming X 8GB MSI Radeon RX480 Gaming X 8GB 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
16G Kingston 1600MHz Corsair Force Series SSD 180GB Crucial MX300 SSD 525GB Western Digital WD10EALS 1TB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
ASUS BW-12B1ST Blu-ray RW Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate Windows 10 64 pro LG 34UM65-P 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Hcman Zhuque Teamwolf Mechanical Corsair AX750 Corsair 760T Steel Series Sensei Wireless Gaming Mouse 
Mouse PadAudioOtherOther
Steel Series 4HD Pro On Board Thermaltake X 5G Superspeed USB 3.0 Hard Drive ... Logitech Driving Force GT Steering Wheel 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Thrustmaster T.Flight Hotas X Joystick NZXT Hue LED Controller Razer Orbweaver Chroma RGB Mechanical Gaming Co... Ergotron LX Desk Mount LCD Arm 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 7
I'm not saying its bad because of its low cpi. Most users feel uncomfortable over 2000cpi.
I say that if you use low cpi (less than 3000 or such) there's no reason to stick with a laser sensor.
Gigabyte's marketing gimmick is to fool those who believe the laser would be better than the old led baser sensor without knowing the real properties, pros and cons of those.
Ztylo
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q8200 MSI P35 Neo2 FR Sapphire HD 7870XT 4 GB (2x1GB Mushkin + 1x2GB OCZ) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Hitachi HDS7200 Hitachi HDS7200 OCZ Vertex Samsung Writemaster DVDRW 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermaltake TMGi1 Windows 8 x64 Viewsonic VX2250 CMStorm Quickfire Rapid CherryMX Brown 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Earthwatts Platinum 650W Sunbeamtech VentMax CMStorm Spawn // SSeries WoW Gold Puretrack Stealth // SSeries QCK 
Audio
Xonar D1 
  hide details  
Reply
Ztylo
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q8200 MSI P35 Neo2 FR Sapphire HD 7870XT 4 GB (2x1GB Mushkin + 1x2GB OCZ) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Hitachi HDS7200 Hitachi HDS7200 OCZ Vertex Samsung Writemaster DVDRW 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermaltake TMGi1 Windows 8 x64 Viewsonic VX2250 CMStorm Quickfire Rapid CherryMX Brown 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Earthwatts Platinum 650W Sunbeamtech VentMax CMStorm Spawn // SSeries WoW Gold Puretrack Stealth // SSeries QCK 
Audio
Xonar D1 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mergatroid View Post

"Subpar" max speed? Compared to what?

He ment the actual movement speed of the mouse not the Cursor, for example, the MX518 has a malfunction speed of 4.50m/s, while the one of the G5 1,45m/s, so unless you use 1600dpi+ there is no reason to get a Laser Mouse over an optical.
post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 
Doesn't change the fact that the mouse works well and is inexpensive with mutliple DPI settings. (Did I mention it's around twenty bucks?) Beats the crap out of his old mouse.
Nukeyork
(24 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 4770k ASUS Sabertooth Z87 MSI Radeon RX480 Gaming X 8GB MSI Radeon RX480 Gaming X 8GB 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
16G Kingston 1600MHz Corsair Force Series SSD 180GB Crucial MX300 SSD 525GB Western Digital WD10EALS 1TB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
ASUS BW-12B1ST Blu-ray RW Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate Windows 10 64 pro LG 34UM65-P 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Hcman Zhuque Teamwolf Mechanical Corsair AX750 Corsair 760T Steel Series Sensei Wireless Gaming Mouse 
Mouse PadAudioOtherOther
Steel Series 4HD Pro On Board Thermaltake X 5G Superspeed USB 3.0 Hard Drive ... Logitech Driving Force GT Steering Wheel 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Thrustmaster T.Flight Hotas X Joystick NZXT Hue LED Controller Razer Orbweaver Chroma RGB Mechanical Gaming Co... Ergotron LX Desk Mount LCD Arm 
  hide details  
Reply
Nukeyork
(24 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 4770k ASUS Sabertooth Z87 MSI Radeon RX480 Gaming X 8GB MSI Radeon RX480 Gaming X 8GB 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
16G Kingston 1600MHz Corsair Force Series SSD 180GB Crucial MX300 SSD 525GB Western Digital WD10EALS 1TB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
ASUS BW-12B1ST Blu-ray RW Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate Windows 10 64 pro LG 34UM65-P 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Hcman Zhuque Teamwolf Mechanical Corsair AX750 Corsair 760T Steel Series Sensei Wireless Gaming Mouse 
Mouse PadAudioOtherOther
Steel Series 4HD Pro On Board Thermaltake X 5G Superspeed USB 3.0 Hard Drive ... Logitech Driving Force GT Steering Wheel 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Thrustmaster T.Flight Hotas X Joystick NZXT Hue LED Controller Razer Orbweaver Chroma RGB Mechanical Gaming Co... Ergotron LX Desk Mount LCD Arm 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 7
Yeah it works well, but the GM-M6800 works much better for the same Price.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Mice
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Mice › Quick Look: Gigabyte GM-M6880 Laser Gaming Mouse