Corsair has announced that it has upgraded the sensor in its Sabre RGB gaming mouse, from the 6,000 dots-per-inch (DPI) it was previously offering, to a much more sensitive 10,000 DPI. Nothing else has been changed, and while some may therefore regard this as mostly a marketing move, it does provide some measure of future-proofing as we all migrate to higher definition displays.
Corsair as a brand name is not as associated with peripherals as it is with internal memory and storage components, but it’s received some strong reviews for a number of its input accessories in recent years. Clearly though, it felt it was falling a bit behind in terms of raw specifications, so the Sabre RGB mouse is now that bit more capable.
10,000 DPI allows you to cross multiple 1080p displays in a fraction of an inch of hand movement, so it is not a setting that many people regularly use. Indeed most professional first-person shooter gamers opt for lower sensitivities, allowing larger arm movements, as that makes for better accuracy.
Not everything is about what pro gamers like though of course, so for those who prefer a more sensitive mouse, Corsair now offers this alternative. There is also an argument to be made that if you have two or three 4K displays, then a higher sensitivity mouse allows you to move your pointer around without lifting and dragging more than once; but very few people have that sort of set-up.
For those worried that the new mouse might mean Corsair is moving away from high-end optical sensors, which tend to be favored by those who have a passion for mice, you needn’t worry at all. The new Sabre sensor is also optical, though the brand name and model number have yet to be detailed.
Considering Corsair previously used an Avago S3988, if we had to hazard a guess, we’d imagine that this mouse uses the 10,000-DPI-capable Avago 3989, which we’ve seen in other high-end gaming mice like the Razer DeathAdder Chroma, though please note that this is unconfirmed at this time.
Other features of the Sabre remain unchanged. It maintains its multi-zone RGB lighting, PTFE feet, and braided cabling with cable protector. It also continues to support the Corsair Utility Engine.