Page 4 - Conclusion
With the unholy amount of data -- 8000 reports per second, to be exact -- the Corsair Sabre RGB Pro is capable of generating, is this mouse hardcore enough to bring your five or six year old system to its knees in 2021? The company posts many warnings on their website that enabling the 8000Hz polling rate will require a late-model Intel Core i7 or AMD Ryzen 7 CPU, but from my personal experience, even with an older Intel Core i7-6700K CPU, I did not experience any serious issue other than the fact the CPU usage jumped to 10 to 15% compared to about 5% for a 1000Hz mouse in use. With that out of the way, the Corsair Sabre RGB Pro packs quite the hardware. The proven PixArt PMW3392 sensor, along with the available 8000Hz polling rate, allows the mouse to deliver a wide tracking resolution range, amazing responsiveness, lag-free performance, and razor sharp handling characteristics. The mouse itself is also sized and shaped well and weighs only 74g for those who want quick, swift movements in FPS and MOBA games. The lightweight paracord cable only added to the positive experience. I am also a fan of the feel of the Quickstrike Zero Gap mechanism in conjunction with quality Omron switches. However, it can clearly be seen most of the budget for this mouse went into what goes under the hood rather than the hood. Like the Corsair Katar PRO XT we reviewed a couple of months ago, the Sabre RGB Pro looks and feels like a generic office mouse. There are no soft touch or grip-enhanced surfaces anywhere. If that is not your concern, for an MSRP of $60, the Sabre RGB Pro is a solid choice for those who desire maximum hardware performance above all else.
Corsair provided this product to APH Networks for the purpose of evaluation.
APH:Renewal Award | APH Networks Review Focus Summary:
8/10 means Definitely a very good product with drawbacks that are not likely going to matter to the end user.
7/10 means Great product with many advantages and certain insignificant drawbacks, but should be considered before purchasing.
-- Final APH Networks Numeric Rating is 7.6/10
Please note that the APH Networks Numeric Rating system is based off our proprietary guidelines in the Review Focus, and should not be compared to other publications.
The Corsair Sabre RGB Pro is a true sleeper mouse equipped with the excellent PixArt PMW3392 sensor and 8000Hz polling rate for jaw-dropping performance.
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. A Closer Look - Hardware and Software
3. Subjective Performance Tests