CM Storm Inferno announced

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CM Storm Inferno announced

CM Storm is set to take the gaming world by storm, giving you the edge over the competition. The Inferno, armed with a 4000 DPI twin laser sensor, 128kb of onboard Sentinel-X memory and the brand new Storm Tactics Multiplayer key will evoke your killer instinct.

Accuracy in movement is just as important in an MMO as it is in a FPS game and that’s why the Inferno is equipped with a 4000 DPI twin laser sensor with a custom laser engine. This also means that the Inferno is excellent for playing a wide variety of other games and not just MMO’s. You do of course have full control over the DPI setting and you can store up to three custom game profiles thanks to 128kb of onboard Sentinel-X memory. The profiles can retain macros, scripts and just about any other customization you can come up with and it’s as simple as pressing a button to switch between your profiles.

The Advanced Storm MacroPro key enables quick and easy set up to your macros, scripts and mouse actions. The Rapid Fire Tactical key is ideal for getting out of tight corners when you need to lay down a lot of fire power quickly. As it’s located just next to the left mouse button, it’s also easy to get to and you don’t have to figure out which key it is. Finally the Storm Tactics Multiplier key gives you access to 32 extra button outputs for macros, scripts, rapid fire and other unique commands.

The CM Storm Inferno was designed from the ground up to be a gaming mouse with MMOs in mind.  With no less than 11 buttons, nine of which are programmable, you have access to everything you need just a simple click away. In addition, with a lift-off distance of 2mm, 1000Hz polling, 1ms response time and a max speed of 115 inches per second and you have a well rounded gaming mouse. The Inferno has also been ergonomically designed for maximum comfort over extended periods of time. The CM Storm Inferno is built for winners, no matter the game.

We expect that the CM Storm Inferno will be available on retail shelves by Week 33 (Aug 16 - 22) and the expected retail price is €49.95 (~£40/$65).

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16-07-2010, 18:49:41

It's been a long time since I won a 5770 via this forum, and unfortunately from a mixture of delays (initially ATI but then, of course, exams!) I've only just got around to starting to bench it properly. I've been meaning to make this thread for a long time, so here it is! I promised I'd do a mini review for the community, and although it's now not as new a card as it was, it's still a great value one. However, there is a slight twist, as I currently also have a nVidia GTX280, which you may know is a more powerful card.

I'm currently in the process of benching the 280 and the 5770 and I plan to compare the results for all here once that's finished. What's the point you may ask? Well, I consider the 280 to be a fine card still, very capable even with the latest games, so consider it a good benchmark of awesome game performance, and we'll see just how close the 5770 can come for just a fraction of the price I paid for the nVidia card.

That's not all though. Once the GTX280 is benched I'm going to sell it and buy another 5770! Then, I'll bench the 5770CF performance and measure it against what's been seen so far. At the moment the 5770CF setup seems like a brilliant value for money choice, so let's see what it can deliver. OC3D has already covered 5770CF this year and it was very promising. We'll see if driver maturity and a different set of benchmarks has changed this. Is it still the brilliant setup that rivals a 5870 for almost £100 less?

I'll be benching a range of games on the machine below:

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition @ 3.8GHz
ASUS Crosshair III Formula
G.Skill Ripjaw DDR3 (2x2GB) PC3-12800CL7 (7-8-7-24 @ 1600MHz)
Corsair H50 (2x Yate Loon 1200RPM Push-Pull Exhaust)
BFG Geforce GTX280 OC / ATI Radeon 5770 / ATI Radeon 5770 Crossfire
Corsair HX620 Modular power supply
Creative X-Fi Xtremegamer
2x1TB Samsung F1 HDDs (RAID 0)
250GB WD storage
Zalman ZM-MFC1+ Fan controller
Antec P182SE case with 3x Yate Loon 1200RPM case fans


The current list of games/apps to bench is below:

3DMark Vantage
DiRT 2
Fallout 3
Need for Speed: Shift
Left 4 Dead
Far Cry 2
GTR: Evolution
Crysis Warhead
Grand Theft Auto 4

That's quite a lot of benching to get through, and it should be updated soon. I'll take any requests for games to bench (if I have them available of course - or at least a demo) and answer any questions you might have on methodology too. Initial results show the 5770 to be a surprise....

As well as this, I'll also be covering the general look and feel of the cards (presented to you via photography!), some of their key features and perhaps even a look at the drivers for any interested who haven't owned a nVidia/ATI card before.

So without further ado, here's a quick glimpse at the first set of cards to be benchmarked before all the results are up:





I'd welcome any input or feelings about the benches and tests to come. Of course when the results are up there'll be more to talk about! I could have done this like a private review but I felt that opening things up a little might make it more interesting, especially since 5770CF has already been covered here on OC3D (and fairly well too!).

PS - could an admin/mod please advise on the character/image limit on each post? - I may need to reserve some to keep this thread neat.

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16-07-2010, 19:40:49

look forward to it mate never really seen what a gtx280 was capable of, and love ur mouse mate i have the 3500dpi version and its reallllly great best one ive owned :)

16-07-2010, 19:48:38

The GTX280 was a fairly short-lived card. It's hot, but my one isn't that loud at all (quieter than the 5770 in perceivable terms - I'll expand on that later) and it's performance is still extremely good today. I don't think the card has yet benefit from the massive amount of performance enhancements like those from nVidia seen on the G92 core, but it has improved non the less.

I just looked and noticed the DeathAdder has sneaked into one of the shots there! Indeed, it is a great performing mouse and comfortable to boot. I recently updated the firmware and now I've got the dreaded double-click problems however. I'll have to check the warranty if it gets any worse.

16-07-2010, 19:51:07

i didnt buy it new i bought it second hand and the guy had lost his recipt so sold it as faulty but i knew of that firmware problem and got it for £13 :D and ive never once had a problem with it since :D

and im lookin forward to seeing what that 280 can so as i was lookin at the hydro copper ones a week ago but never really researched there performance

16-07-2010, 21:45:02

I'm looking forward to this too. I've got a 5770 myself but I've never been able to compare it with a GTX280 or anything similar. Would love to see the CrossFireX performance on your system aswell. :D

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