Originally Posted by fssbzz
NKRO on Razer BlackWidow with native PS/2?
is this true?
They're trying to say that both of their BlackWidows are superior because they don't require the use of PS/2 in order to achieve key rollover that is good enough for gaming. They're saying that their matrix is good enough even though it is nowhere near full NKRO.
Take notice of how they claim that the PS/2 connection creates limitations that USB overcomes. This is Razer's sneaky way of saying that PS/2 is inferior because if you have a PS/2-only keyboard (with no option for USB without a PS/2 to USB adapter), then you will be screwed if there's no PS/2 port which would force you to use an adapter. So they're trying to say that by using this matrix, they didn't have to make this keyboard into a full NKRO keyboard which means it doesn't need PS/2 which means that it can always use USB which they're saying is superior because obviously, you can plug a USB keyboard into any USB port.
But in reality, they're just trying to maximize their sales by saying "our keyboard is the best mechanical keyboard on the market, and here's why". The chance of making money will cause a company to do almost anything to sell their product, even if it means being sneaky in their advertising. Even people who only speak English will think that this answer in the FAQ means that it has full NKRO when using an adapter. Mark my words: we will eventually see somebody complaining that the BlackWidow does not work with a USB to PS/2 adapter; these people will say that Razer lied.
But I see right through it (and it actually makes me angry that they're being this sneaky). They're saying that the BlackWidow is the superior choice because it doesn't have full NKRO which means it doesn't require the use of PS/2 just to have peace of mind that there won't be any key rollover issues. This is supposedly because the matrix they chose is good enough that it might seem like it has full NKRO for all normal gaming use. But here's something that I find funny about that answer that Razer gave: USB spec limits key rollover to 6 simultaneous key presses along with 4 simultaneous modifiers (like Ctrl, Shift, Alt, etc.). So, their "gaming matrix" is nothing special. Even the lowly little Logitech G11 seems like it has full NKRO for all practical purposes even though it does not. Does the Logitech G11 have a special "gaming matrix"? Nope!
So, screw Razer.
Originally Posted by Crazy9000
It's too late to stop the anti-ghosting terminology now. Even Deck mentions it in their FaQ
Fortunately, Deck is just making sure everyone understands what the actual terminology is without being negative and saying "...as some incorrectly call it
" or something to that effect. I mean, they could have just been lazy and said that it has "extreme anti-ghosting". heh
Originally Posted by ripster
The OCN Mechanical Keyboard Guide does not help the confusion with this definition. ANY keyboard can handle up to 8 keys at once if you search long enough.
You're the first person I've ever seen in this thread to say that the USB spec limit is 8 simultaneous presses and not 6. Is it really 8?