Corsair - Corsair M65 Pro RGB 12000 dpi


Corsair M65 Pro RGB 12000 dpi: the optical mouse of snipers

Aprox. 49€

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Like the manufacturer's keyboards, Corsair mice evolve in small touches. After adding an RGB backlight, the M65 gains the suffix "Pro" and switches to an optical sensor with a precision of 12,000 dpi. What to forget the previous laser sensor?

Positive points

Precise and fast optical sensor.

Comfortable grip.

Reactive and relatively discreet switches.

Useful sniper button.

Weight adjustable from 119 to 140 g.

Good manufacturing quality, robustness.

Complete software.

Bad points

Sniper button a little too centered: risk of involuntary activation.

No horizontal scrolling of the wheel.

For right-handers only.

Our review


The M65 Pro RGB is the sniper's mouse from the Corsair range of mice and is mainly intended for shooting games like FPS. Two versions are sold: one black, which we are testing here, uses a soft-touch coating on its upper shell, while the other sports a white dress in smooth and shiny plastic.

Like the other Corsair mice in the 2016 range, the M65 Pro RGB leaves the laser for optics and this change of sensor is therefore the object of our attention, since it constitutes the main change compared to the M65 RGB that we tested in 2014.



Like the Saber before it, the M65 swaps its laser sensor with an optical sensor - in fact, laser models are still available in stores, but Corsair only presents optical mice on its website. The optical sensor used here is a PMW336x model from the manufacturer Pixart, capable of climbing to a maximum sensitivity of 12,000 dpi, when the RGB Optical Saber at 10,000 dpi is satisfied with a Pixart PMW3310 model. This PMW336x is very close to the one that equips the Logitech G502 and shows excellent qualities in terms of precision and responsiveness. Impossible to get him off despite our relentless attempts. We will not dwell long on the sensitivity of 12,000 dpi put forward, since such a high value is absolutely useless in practice and is only there to shine on the technical sheet. Even with multiple Ultra HD displays, the pointer would move far too quickly. For example, at 12,000 dpi, a movement of about 3.6 cm would be enough to cover the width of 3 UHD screens! Players are often content with less than 2000 dpi and most pros are even less than 1000 dpi.

Regarding surface detection, the PMW336x of this M65 Pro RGB does much better than the PMW3310 of the Saber Optical RGB. We were able to use it on a larger number of surfaces, including our white test desk. Optical sensor requires, it should not all the same hope to use it on glass. Since this is a gamer's mouse, we can only advise you to use a mouse pad, which will optimize both the sliding and the precision of the mouse.

Despite all the qualities of this sensor, we would have appreciated an even lower minimum cut-off height (lift-off) (three possible levels), to eliminate even better the parasitic movements when we lift the mouse to reposition it on the carpet.

As on any good gaming mouse, the frequency of exchange with the computer can reach 1000 Hz (125, 250 or 500 Hz also possible if you want to limit the CPU occupation). Responsiveness is thus there.

If the M65 Pro RGB is very precise, it is however not the most suitable for those who play in low sensitivity, particularly because of its grip and its mass which do not make obvious the lifting of the mouse. However, when used with medium to high sensitivity, the M65 provides good nervousness and its sensor is very convincing.



Although it separates from its laser sensor, the M65 in its Pro RGB version does not lose in the change. Its optical sensor is particularly convincing and still accommodates a large number of surfaces. Comfortable and responsive, this mouse reveals its full potential in shooting games, with a sniper button on the side which is useful here. Too bad, however, that a few handling faults tarnish this beautiful painting.