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If you want the best gaming performance, it's time to gear up. Today we're taking the best gaming keyboards on the market and putting them through their paces for you.
GIGABYTE AIVIA K8100
GIGABYTE is not the first name that springs to mind when talking about gaming accessories. Motherboards and VGA, definitely; computer cases, sure! But gaming keyboards? Well, the first GIGABYTE gaming keyboard to hit our shores is the AIVIA branded K8100 and it’s bloody awesome.
Out of the box it looks pretty low-key (pardon the pun), but it has a lot of thought put into it. For example, your WASD keys, plus 1-4, R-Ctrl and space all have a different weighting to the other keys. It means they spring back quicker, just what you want when bashing away. Secondary keys (Shift, Tab etc.) have a second level of force.
There are also five macro buttons above the F keys on the left hand side of the board that can in turn be toggled with five sets of macros. It’s not as elegant as the Logitech system, and the placement is a bit out, but the software is extremely functional. There’s the usual backlighting and USB hub, plus some pretty cool touch sensitive audio controls. Anti ghosting is limited to 20 keys around WASD, so though it’s not perfect anti ghosting, it’s still four times better than most keyboards.Available from GIGABYTE, retailing for $69.APC rating: 7/10