HyperX Pulsefire Core Gaming Mouse Review

Testing and Conclusion

As usual, to test I fire up FPS game like Battlefield 1, CS: GO, Battlefield 5 and few other games, the PixArt PAW3327 sensor is accurate and there no accelerations issue. As for comfort concerned it’s very comfortable to hold because of its small size, and standard grip style will be fingertip grip or claw grip. The shape of Pulsefire Core helps quite a bit to comfortably hold the ring and pinky finger and the thumb didn’t interfere with the side buttons. Overall the mouse is comfortable to use, though it’s a small mouse so if you have a very large hand than you may feel a little discomfort.

Enotus Mouse Test v0.1.4

Model: HyperX Pulsefire Core

Resolution:         2600 dpi               \excellent\

Polling speed:   976 Hz

Max speed:        0.71 m/s (72415 points/s)            \ok\

Precision:            98.0 % (0.10 m/s)             \good\

Smoothness:     14.3 %   \bad\

Debug data:        [(’59’, ‘0.74’), (’83’, ‘1.01’), (’71’, ‘0.97’), (’59’, ‘1.03’), (’72’, ‘0.97’), (’71’, ‘1.00’), (’72’, ‘1.00’), (’72’, ‘1.00’), (’72’, ‘0.98’), (’72’, ‘1.01’)]

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Final Thoughts

Overall HyperX Pulsefire Core sand true to its name and offers all the core features of a gaming mouse, yes it’s not a direct replacement for higher-end gaming mouse like HyperX own Pulsefire Surge or ASUS Gladius II, those offers much better sensors, features and build quality, but they cost more. For the price, Pulsefire Core has most of the things that a gamer want, a small well-shaped light mouse, perfect for people who want a basic ambidextrous mouse. The lightweight and small design also make it a good choice for gaming laptops users for mobile gaming. The PixArt PAW3327 sensor is accurate with 6200 DPI is plenty for any gaming scenario. The RGB lighting is pretty basic but it’s there if you like it. The buttons on the Pulsefire Core are pretty good with tactile feel and switches rated for 20 million clicks. Though it feels slightly less responsive than Omron switches on my Gladius II. The scroll wheel also has a tactile feel. The only thing I feel need some improvement is NGenuity driver software which has the potential but needs some tweaking and polishing. Other than that HyperX Pulsefire Core is a solid gaming mouse on a budget that can offer performance and feel even rival much higher tire gaming mouse. We are giving it our SILVER AWARD.

HyperX Pulsefire Core Review
8.9 Overall
Pros
  • Great build quality
  • Ambidextrous design
  • Good sensor
  • 20-million-click switches
  • Two side buttons
  • Two DPI switches for easy switching
  • 1.8m long and braided cable
  • Built-in onboard memory for saving profile on the mouse
  • Cons
  • Not ideal for all grip style
  • The software needs some tweaking
  • Build Quality8.5
    Performance9.5
    Features8.5
    Price9
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