ASUS TUF M3 Review

Asus TUF M3 Review
Asus TUF M3 Review

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Most people do not want to spend more than Rs. 2000 on a gaming mouse. This is the reason, I have reviewed Logitech G102 LIGHTSYNC and Redragon Cobra M711 in the past. Recently, I saw ASUS TUF M3 Gaming Mouse and found it interesting. So, I decided to get this one and see if this one is worth spending money on it. I usually play FPS games and have been using ASUS TUF M3 for 4 days. If you are planning to buy ASUS TUF M3, check out my full review of the ASUS TUF M3 Gaming Mouse

  • Connectivity: USB 2.0
  • Sensor: PAW3325
  • Resolution: 7000 DPI
  • Max Speed: 100 IPS
  • Max Acceleration: 20 G
  • USB Report rate: 1000 Hz
  • L/R Switch Type: 20M
  • Button: 7
  • AURA Sync: Yes
  • Grip style: Palm grip / Claw grip
  • Game Type: FPS
  • Cable length: 1.8m
  • Dimensions: 118.2(L)x68(w)x40(H) mm
  • Weight Without Cable: 84g

ASUS TUF M3 Review

Asus TUF M3 is a medium-sized mouse with an asymmetric ergonomic shape. The shape is suitable only for the right-hand person. It properly fits in the palm and remains comfortable. The mouse is made of matte plastic. The upper part is dark grey and the sides are black. It is quite light at 84 grams of weight. The primary mouse buttons use Kailh switches that are rated for 20 million clicks. Button stiffness is light. and you get informative feedback. The scroll wheel has a rubberized coating for better scrolling. Its individual steps are nicely separated and scrolling is quite noisy. It also has two buttons for switching DPI at the top. There are two glossy buttons on the left side. Side buttons are at easy to reach positions and offer clicks feedback on the press. There’s also a TUF Gaming logo with RGB-backlit. At the base, the mouse has Teflon feet that glide smoothly on the mouse pad.

M3 features a regular rubber cable that feels decent. The cable is 1.80 meters long and also has an attached ferrite bead to reduce signal noise.

ASUS TUF M3 comes with a PAW3325 sensor that is capable of up to 5000 DPI but Asus has found a way to get the maximum DPI to 7000. Using the DPI up or down buttons, you can navigate through six pre-defined DPI steps: 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, and 10,000 DPI.

Asus claims a 1000 Hz polling rate for the mouse that’s similar to what other gaming mice of this segment promise. You can also adjust the polling rate if you want to set it to a low value.

Asus TUF M3 Review

TUF Gaming logo is the single RGB Lighting zone. You can adjust the lighting effects using the ROG Armoury II software.

The mouse is compatible with ROG Armoury II software. This software can be used for DPI adjustment, polling rate adjustment, control button debounce time, and basic acceleration/deceleration function. You can also control RGB Lighting and remapping mouse buttons.

Here are a few screenshots of the ROG Armoury II software.

Note: Technically, the correct word is CPI but brands use DPI. So, I also use the DPI word in my most article.

Wrap Up

I really liked this gaming mouse, especially due to its price point. Sensor performance is decent, buttons are of good quality, you get full software customizability and basic RGB lighting that gamers like to have. The mouse has a solid build quality. I recently switched to TUF M3 from Legion M200 and saw performance improvement in my gaming. The primary reason could be the weight. TUF M3 is slightly lighter and it fits better. Logitech G102 LIGHTSYNC is also good but that’s slightly smaller. If you have a large palm, TUF M3 will be better.

Also read: Logitech G102 LIGHTSYNC Review

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Asus TUF M3 Review

8.5 Score

"Sensor performance is decent, buttons are of good quality, you get full software customizability and basic RGB lighting that gamers like to have."

The Good

  • Good design
  • Good performance
  • Customization using ROG Armoury II software

The Bad

  • Non braided cable

Breakdown

  • Design 80%
  • Performance75 80%
  • Features 80%
  • Value for money 85%