When comparing SteelSeries Rival 300 vs EVGA Torq X5 Optical, the Slant community recommends SteelSeries Rival 300 for most people. In the question“What is the best gaming mouse?” SteelSeries Rival 300 is ranked 16th while EVGA Torq X5 Optical is ranked 30th.
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Pro Great for those with large hands and using claw grip
Pro Comfortable to handle
This mouse is very well balanced in weight, size and ergonomics making for a mouse that is easy and comfortable to handle.
Pro Great value for money
At $39 the Rival gaming mouse has a great balance between build quality and value for money.
Pro Highly accurate
The Steelseries Rival gaming mouse has a built in Pixart PMW3310 optical sensor that offers great tracking control. There's no angle-snapping, hardware acceleration, or jitter.
Pro Great accompanying software suite
Steelseries uses a software suite called Engine 3 that is low resource and used to customize their gaming mouse options.
Pro Somewhat ergonomic
The X5 has a decent resting area for the ring finger to rest as well as the thumb and pinkie finger.
Don't fret lefties!
Pro Customisable lighting
The X5 has color options as well as simple breathing affects.
Pro Uses the Pixart 3988 (6400 dpi/cpi)
The Pixart 3988 is one of the best sensors with zero acceleration and exceptional tracking.
Pro Smaller design
The smaller design of this mouse has been appreciated by many.
At under 100 grams, the X5 is very lightweight. Although some prefer heavier mice, the lightweight nature improves handling and overall accuracy.
Con Not extremely ergonomic
Not entirely fit for claw grips with small hands, and gets uncomfortable after a while.
Con Rubber grips get worn out very quickly
Con Rubber grips get slippery with sweaty hands
When using the mouse for long duration's the sweat from the users hands can make the rubber side grips slippery.
Con Scroll wheel
Although it features nice, defined scroll steps, the rubber coating on the X5's scroll wheel is quite unexceptional to say the least.