As part of MSI’s eco-system, both GK50 and GM50 (and many other MSI devices) use Dragon Center. Inside this software both our devices can be fully customised by having keys and macros assigned. Other attributes like the polling rate can be managed too.
RGB LED lighting can be synchronised across devices and modified accordingly, or if you prefer to have both devices without any lighting this can be disabled altogether.
Of the various systems we’ve encountered, MSI’s software is easy to use and we encountered no problems whatsoever.
GK50 comes equipped with full NKRO (N-Key Rollover). We tested whether this claim stood true and sure enough it did.
Moving to Kailh Low Profile Switches from Cherry MX Browns for this particular review wasn’t difficult at all. In fact, it was quite enjoyable. In gaming GK50 performed as expected – key presses are precise and work well with fast reflexes. Less travel does mean however, that you may inadvertently hit as key sooner than you had thought.
Those who would prefer to keep keyboard operation more discreet may want to opt for a different key switch – the Kailh Low Profile Switches are clicky and can be regarded as quite distracting.
In regards to GM50, thoughout our testing we encountered no issues, however we did find the desire for a heavier mouse. GM50 is just 87g and this does affect gameplay. If you prefer a lightweight mouse then you won’t find this to be a problem.
The optical sensor within our gaming mouse responded very well indeed, allowing us to get the most out of the games we tested. Traction and glide are both areas which GM50 excels in.