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Old 04-24-2015, 04:23 PM
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Default CUE 16.8M Color Statement

Thank you for your patience. In this latest update, we are pleased to announce a new mode for our RGB Keyboards that allows you to access 16.8 million colors for your background and foreground lighting. The new mode improves the transition in animated color gradient effects as used in the popular Mega Rainbow and Spiral Rainbow profiles. This feature is available in the new CUE 1.5.108 and firmware 1.20 and can be downloaded at http://www.corsair.com/en-us/support/downloads. This mode is enabled by checking “Enable 16.8m color mode” in the CUE “Settings” tab.



Each of us see colors differently so you may or may not perceive a huge difference with 16.8 million color mode enabled. Visit our forums, load up a few profiles and see for yourself. Hopefully you like what you see. Similarly, some users may notice flicker in some combination of effects. While reducing flicker is possible, this would have impacted the keyboard response time. Performance is top priority at Corsair and we made the decision to keep the advance lighting options available despite some side effects. We hope you agree and if you find the flicker objectionable, you can revert to the original color mode for certain lighting profiles.

In addition to the 16.8 million color mode, we have also introduced a new USB protocol for both the software and the firmware. This new protocol will resolve many issues our users have provided feedback about and we are confident that this will drastically increase the overall user experience for those concerned with the performance and functionality aspects of the keyboard. Please check the patch notes for more information as well.

If you have any questions, comments, and/or concerns, please contact us at KBinquiries@corsair.com and we’ll be happy to answer your inquiry.

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Old 04-24-2015, 05:11 PM
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So will the flickering be a permanent fixture of using 16.8 million colors, or will that be addressed somehow?


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Old 04-24-2015, 05:18 PM
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So will the flickering be a permanent fixture of using 16.8 million colors, or will that be addressed somehow?
It's permanent.
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It's permanent.
In which case, Corsair should include an epilepsy warning with the product.


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Old 04-24-2015, 05:40 PM
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post video of this flickering


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post video of this flickering
I'll post a video a little later showing some of the flickering.
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Old 04-24-2015, 05:43 PM
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ty, very much appreciated

EDIT: When its in flicker mode does emit a noise like " UNCE UNCE UNCE UNCE UNCE" ?

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Old 04-24-2015, 06:10 PM
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ty, very much appreciated

EDIT: When its in flicker mode does emit a noise like " UNCE UNCE UNCE UNCE UNCE" ?
Nah, it's just a visual flicker.

The first half of this video is with the 16.8m mode off, while the second half is with the mode on. Simpler profiles probably won't have this severe of a flickering problem.

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Would the flickering be minimized if we had some sort of ability to change how many colors we were using? So instead of 16.3 million colors we just used 32.7k colors?


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Old 04-24-2015, 06:26 PM
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XD im not sure if you were joking back but either way thats funny XD

TY for the vid


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The long awaited 16.8m colors. It's beautiful. :')


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Also made a video showing a bit of the flicker.


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Well, congratulations on getting it fixed, I honestly had serious doubts it was possible.

The flickering, although quite minor, shows that some sort of trickery had to be done to achive this, though, and I'm a bit concerned that it might have an effect on the longevity of the components.

But I'm very impressed overall, looks so much better than before. I take that little flicker over the constant steps every day of the week.


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Well, congratulations on getting it fixed, I honestly had serious doubts it was possible.

The flickering, although quite minor, shows that some sort of trickery had to be done to achive this, though, and I'm a bit concerned that it might have an effect on the longevity of the components.

But I'm very impressed overall, looks so much better than before. I take that little flicker over the constant steps every day of the week.
This doesn't impact the hardware. What we ended up doing, and why it took so long as well as resolve two birds with one stone with light freezing, was the development and implementation of a entirely new USB protocol. This is why the new firmware won't work with older software and why it's proving to be much more stable than previous iterations. The beta team was a big help in testing this too.


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Is the refund option still available?


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