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Old 04-24-2015, 05:25 PM
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Exclamation Light flickering with type lighting(heat map typing)

Hey, so I just updated my CUE and KB firmware and yes, everything is smoother but I noticed the type lighting if you press multiple keys at once, the lights start flickering on the keyboard... This happens on the 16.8 mil color mode only..

Corsair guys: will this be fixed soon?

General public: do you experience this issue?


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Old 04-24-2015, 05:27 PM
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They know about the flickering. Apparently the hardware isn't up to snuff.

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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.

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Old 04-24-2015, 05:28 PM
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General public: do you experience this issue?
Oh yeah, I definitely notice it. Hopefully it's something that can be fixed in the future with software optimizations, but I fear it's something that might not be able to be fixed due to hardware constraints.
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Old 04-24-2015, 05:35 PM
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They know about the flickering. Apparently the hardware isn't up to snuff.
So technically they are saying they won't fix it as it will hinder performance?


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Old 04-24-2015, 05:36 PM
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No "fast and fluid 16.8M multicolor animation" then. No wonder Corsair changed the description on their website.

Marketing should be employed once the R&D department say "yes, we've done it".


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Old 04-24-2015, 05:39 PM
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Oh yeah, I definitely notice it. Hopefully it's something that can be fixed in the future with software optimizations, but I fear it's something that might not be able to be fixed due to hardware constraints.
That is also my fear.... But if you think about it, why would corsair advertise the keyboard as 16.8 million colors if the hardware could not handle it?


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Old 04-24-2015, 05:55 PM
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There are going to be some cases where 16.8m color mode isn't optimal for certain lighting profiles due to the byproduct of flicker. This was why the box when checked/unchecked affects the lighting in real time so you all can decide what is best.
The flickering can not be fixed without sacrificing performance.
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The flickering can not be fixed without sacrificing performance.
Honestly I find this absolutely ridiculous... They claim the keyboard can show 16.8 million colors, and it can only display 512. They make us wait 8 weeks after the statement from the CEO (which is long after the initial release of the keyboard) then finally they release the update claiming 16.8 million colors but it turns out it doesn't have the capability to run it.. Absolutely rediculous and I am sure many people will agree with me here...


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Well it seems the engineers screwed up big when picking out parts for these keyboards. The competition has had the full color spectrum and fluid animation from the start, yet Corsair still hasn't been able to achieve that :/ Oh well.. At least my light blue doesn't look cyan..


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Well it seems the engineers screwed up big when picking out parts for these keyboards. The competition has had the full color spectrum and fluid animation from the start, yet Corsair still hasn't been able to achieve that :/ Oh well.. At least my light blue doesn't look cyan..
Yup seems like it... Wow..

Honestly I would love to hear something from a corsair employee so we can see what is actually going to happen with our keyboards.


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Old 04-24-2015, 06:17 PM
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yeah Im quite depressedly disappointed, I really had high hopes for this. My decision isnt 100% made til i see a video of the flickering but im leaning against this.

If I end up decide not to get this my next question is; when is V2 coming out with all the features working as expected (without flicker for example)


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that is also my fear.... But if you think about it, why would corsair advertise the keyboard as 16.8 million colors if the hardware could not handle it?

$$$$$$$$$$$$ ?


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Old 04-24-2015, 07:29 PM
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yeah Im quite depressedly disappointed, I really had high hopes for this. My decision isnt 100% made til i see a video of the flickering but im leaning against this.

If I end up decide not to get this my next question is; when is V2 coming out with all the features working as expected (without flicker for example)
Not noticing this flickering.

edit: oh heat map 1 sec...

edit: still not seeing this.

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Old 04-24-2015, 07:49 PM
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Well it seems the engineers screwed up big when picking out parts for these keyboards. The competition has had the full color spectrum and fluid animation from the start, yet Corsair still hasn't been able to achieve that :/ Oh well.. At least my light blue doesn't look cyan..
To be technically accurate, every controller has a limitation of some sort but by restricting what you can and cannot do, you can hide this limitation. In all honesty, we could have done the same too but most people don't mind the limited palette and rather have the full customization options. It isn't the most ideal situation like I've said in a previous post but I still feel we have an amazing product that can do things no one else can.


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Not noticing this flickering.

edit: oh heat map 1 sec...

edit: still not seeing this.
You'll notice it on more complex profiles with multiple lighting effects happening simultaneously and such.

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