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Corsair STRAFE MK.2 RGB Mechanical Keyboard Review

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Testing & Results

Testing Methodology

The best way to test a keyboard is to simply use it. The STRAFE MK.2 was tested for an overall period of 30 hours with Ghost Recon: Wildlands, Star Citizen, , Photoshop CS6, and various typing tasks including this review.

Corsair claims to set itself apart when it comes to anti-ghosting and full key rollover. The term “ghosted” refers to the keystrokes that are not detected and then drop off (for example, when someone presses D-C-U and only sees D-C, the U has been ghosted). While anti-ghosting is present in most gaming keyboards, it is often restricted to a certain number of keys or sections of keys. Popular sections of limited anti-ghosting may include the WASD part of the keyboard as it incorporates the keys that are the most common to use for first-person shooter games.

Corsair claims:

“100% anti-ghosting with full key rollover ensures your commands and simultaneous keystrokes always register the way you intended.”

Now we’ll see how accurate that is.

Test System

  • Motherboard: MSI X99A SLI PLUS LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99
  • System Memory: HyperX Savage 64GB (8x8GB)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-5930K Haswell-E 6-Core 3.5 GHz LGA 2011-v3
  • Audio: On-board
  • Video: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 GAMING
  • PSU: Seasonic 1200W Platinum
  • Monitor: Dell UltraSharp U2412M IPS 24″ x 3 @ 5760×1200
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Pro (64-bit)

Results

Corsair-STRAFE-MK2-Mechanical-Keyboard-Aqua-Key-Test-Result

As you can see from the results above, Corsair’s claim for full key rollover is accurate, at least as accurate as I can test since I can’t physically press all the keys at the same time, but you get the idea. I can, however, press enough keys to know that you won’t have a large enough combo for the full key rollover to matter.


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