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There aren't a lot of posts here about the Nexus. I am guessing this is either the wrong place to be posting and asking for help or I am in the wrong place. I have found tons of RGB profiles on the web for iCUE but I am not finding much in the way of Nexus modders. All that said...

 

Is the Nexus dead as far as Corsair is concerned?

Am I looking in the wrong place for help and mods? If so please point me in the right direction.

 

Corsair employees: Is there a roadmap for the Nexus?

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iCUE Nexus is still very much an active product. We are working to add additional widgets, with more functionality included in iCUE releases. There are a couple other threads with other users posting suggestions of widgets they would like to see, so feel free to participate in those discussions as well. Unfortunately we're not able to discuss unreleased products, so I wouldn't be able to share details about our roadmap.
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I absolutely love the Nexus - it is really a great product I wouldn't want to miss anymore. I really hope it won't die soon. Unfortunately, I also noticed the Nexus disappearing completely from the stores - it is currently listed at only one store where it is not on stock and no date is revealed when they will get stock again.
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I have the Nexus since a while, and the absolutely poor status of widgets and profile examples available within the software has not improved. There should be a rich online resource with widgets, buttons and profile available provided by Corsair by now.

 

As is is now, the very promising hardware looks like abandonware, with no visible effort put into developing some attractive Corsair online resource with massive of useable examples, done by Corsair, or by active and skilled users. If this doesn't change soon, iCue Nexus will be dead in the water, and big potential and Corsair resources wasted for nothing, by clueless Corsair managers leaving a great product really halfbaked.

 

I really had hoped to see more afte some weeks of use.

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iCUE Nexus is still very much an active product. We are working to add additional widgets, with more functionality included in iCUE releases. There are a couple other threads with other users posting suggestions of widgets they would like to see, so feel free to participate in those discussions as well. Unfortunately we're not able to discuss unreleased products, so I wouldn't be able to share details about our roadmap.

 

It's been months without even a new basic feature such as a GPU utilization widget.

 

A discord widget, a media player widget.... I'm sure the community would happily create these things if the SDK opened up more.

 

I feel like by the time any of this gets added the Nexus will be replaced with another product already.

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It's been months without even a new basic feature such as a GPU utilization widget.

 

A discord widget, a media player widget.... I'm sure the community would happily create these things if the SDK opened up more.

 

I feel like by the time any of this gets added the Nexus will be replaced with another product already.

 

 

Yeah, it will be nice to get some updates for the Nexus iCue.

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My Nexus arrived today and I have some comments and suggestions:

 

1. I tried the individual CPU widgets but it only offers me 8 of them but I have 16. If I config the first 6 widgets for CPUs 1 thru 6 then the values on each widget does not look anything like any of the graphs of Task Manager. Bug?

 

2. The Load widget seems to work and be accurate. However, I was hoping that if I have a widget n times as wide then the graph will work for n times as much time. However, it's the exact same graph just stretched out n times. Would be great to have an option for that.

 

3. Would be great to have widgets to monitor memory, disks, network, etc too.

 

4. Could you not create some kind of custom API whereby e.g. an external app creates a bitmap every second and it can be transmitted to the Nexus? In this way then 3rd parties can create arbitrary content for the Nexus? For example, then I (or anybody else) could whip up a script to create monitoring for whatever I want and share it with others...

 

5. I always have task manager open and would love to show the following info on the Nexus either as widgets or myself somehow via some kind of custom API: CPU graph and/or percentage for each of 16 CPUs, Memory usage in GB, Disk I/O, and Network I/O.

 

Thanks for reading! And -- as an experienced programmer -- I'm happy to chime in with implementation suggestions if necessary :-)

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So, it's been about 8 months since this thread started. I'd like to ask again. Is the nexus dead? Is there going to be an updated version of the nexus if or when this software update ever comes out?

I realize software is hard, but we could really use some smaller incremental updates once in a while. 

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Why would you think that the Nexus is "dead"?

That would be pretty surprising since it pretty much just came out.

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It's been out for a year and got very, very little love. Typically, this would be the time to launch the next version of the product. 

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8 hours ago, axiun said:

It's been out for a year and got very, very little love. Typically, this would be the time to launch the next version of the product. 

First, there have been a number of updates for the Nexus in iCUE. Maybe not the things that you are looking for but they have added functionality into iCUE. Second ... Corsair doesn't typically release the "next version" of the product within a year so I don't have any idea where you are getting that from.

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As much as the Nexus is an awesome idea, it has been left more or less unloved. I've had mine for about 3 months and in that time there have been no firmware updates, and I haven't seen any additional functionality added to iCUE for the Nexus over that period. Additionally, the CUE SDK has also not been updated since May, and the Nexus has not yet been added to the SDK anyways.

 

23 hours ago, DevBiker said:

First, there have been a number of updates for the Nexus in iCUE. Maybe not the things that you are looking for but they have added functionality into iCUE.

@DevBiker since you seem to know, what functionality was added into iCUE relating to the Nexus since it was released? I personally haven't seen much in the way of changes/improvements from what was originally released, but I may have missed something.

 

As a tiny touchscreen that I have stuck to the top of my keyboard, this has so much potential for a tiny utility/helper device. I would love to set up folders with overclocking tools, system monitors, game launchers and dev tools that I could have customised widgets, backgrounds, animations, etc. for. If we even just had SDK support, I could code that myself and throw it up on GitHub for others to see and contribute to. Unfortunately, we're still stuck with the same options for customisation we had months ago, and from what I've read those have been mostly the same since launch.

 

I want to be able to create 2 GPU temperature graphs (hotspot and average), or 2 CPU graphs (hottest core and package). Have all 16 threads usage overlayed on the same graph with colour per core. I want to be able to create a plugin for JetBrains Rider that will give me contextual suggestions on my Nexus while I code. I want to do these things, but unfortunately since there's no SDK support, and iCUE limits me to only pre-defined functions, I can't.

 

It would be really nice to see Nexus support at least added to the SDK. Or iCUE's Nexus controls to get expended upon to the point that we can create our own folders, monitors, etc. Either way, a lot of potential is being left on the table with the Nexus. It's capable of a lot more, we should be seeing that.

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It would be nice if you could change the Nexus screen based upon a selected profile or even have a macro option that selects a particular Nexus screen. Essentially, I want a particular Nexus screen displayed when I start a particular game.

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On 8/9/2021 at 10:23 PM, Mick_K said:

It would be nice if you could change the Nexus screen based upon a selected profile or even have a macro option that selects a particular Nexus screen. Essentially, I want a particular Nexus screen displayed when I start a particular game.

This has been discussed in the past. If they make the Nexus screens and performance tied to an individual profile, then you must create individual Nexus screens for all of your profiles. That also means updates and changes must be done for each and every profile. That is a lot of management and it also creates a lot of bulk in the profiles for those that already complain about the storage space. Having to swipe left 2-3 times before you start your gaming is about as low as you can get for management. 
 

Hotkeys or some other trigger to go to a specific screen is an interesting idea. 

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I hate bump posts as much as anyone else, so I'll add some meat.  Whenever the planned updates come along I sure hope they involve such things as configuring the ranges for display meters like my water temp, voltages, power draw etc which is mostly what I use the thing for any more given lack of development in other areas.  I always have to remind myself that it redefines for itself what an average level is and just because a graph is topped out doesn't mean anything's high or low or whatever.

Apart from that, The Nexus feature-set is holding me back less and less from trying alternative RGB management software options, as it doesn't grow and they do.

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Purchased this thing thinking it would have a lot more options to display system stats than it does.  Don't understand why it can't show basic stuff like GPU utilization, RAM Utilization, etc. Also lacking the ability to change the look of current charts / graph data.  I wish I would have done more research before purchasing, because as its stands, there is so much lost potential in this product. 

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On 9/16/2021 at 5:48 PM, Zone55555 said:

I hate bump posts as much as anyone else, so I'll add some meat.  Whenever the planned updates come along I sure hope they involve such things as configuring the ranges for display meters like my water temp, voltages, power draw etc which is mostly what I use the thing for any more given lack of development in other areas.  I always have to remind myself that it redefines for itself what an average level is and just because a graph is topped out doesn't mean anything's high or low or whatever.

 

On 11/3/2021 at 11:39 PM, Mr_Armageddon said:

Purchased this thing thinking it would have a lot more options to display system stats than it does.  Don't understand why it can't show basic stuff like GPU utilization, RAM Utilization, etc. Also lacking the ability to change the look of current charts / graph data.  I wish I would have done more research before purchasing, because as its stands, there is so much lost potential in this product. 

Those are not software features available in CUE, so the Nexus won't be able to do it either.  They will need to add it to the base program first, then there is the secondary question of whether the Nexus will able to implement those changes.  The graph range fluctuations have been an issue since CUE 3 changed the functionality.  It does not seem like that is coming back nor are we going to get basic persistent min/max values. 

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On 2/16/2021 at 7:13 PM, Corsair Nick said:

Our development team is working on some planned updates for Nexus, and we'll provide you all with an update once available. Don't have a set timeframe on when they will be available, but they are in the works.


I'd sure like to have at least some of the same meters that my task manager can show me... 
or maybe the ability to launch shortcuts with ARGUMENTS‽ like the forums say it used to be able to do in older iCue versions. 

could you at least tell us what you have planned?
or maybe just let us know that Corsair laid off the entire Nexus development staff? like what's happening over at Corsair?

I'm not upset, I just don't understand. I'd like some clarification on the direction of this product, and it's future. 

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Another feature request for whenever anything ultimately happens with Nexus updates:

Widgets currently take a standard size that is disproportionate with what some simpler displays need.  For instance, I'd like to Layer/Stack two high temperature readings from the cores on my i9-9900k, just text no graphs.  Instead of present where 6 widgets cover only 6 cores and i can't get a singular view across the whole die of temperatures.  I already have the option to turn off graphs and make the text small, would be handy to have different widget sizes to support doing what I want.  This will become even more of a benefit once I get my 12900k up and running with those 8 extra E-cores.

And as mentioned before - some customization of what colors to use at what temperature ranges would make this just *chef's kiss* for my intended purpose.

(Yes I have a phone turned into a system monitor with Pitikapp that can arbitrarily do anything I want, but as we all know the other monitoring software options out there don't play well with iCue because of semaphores, so if iCue is gonna be the sticking point it'd be nice for it to carry its weight all on its own)

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On 11/15/2021 at 1:57 AM, VioDuskar said:

could you at least tell us what you have planned?
or maybe just let us know that Corsair laid off the entire Nexus development staff? like what's happening over at Corsair?

I'm not upset, I just don't understand. I'd like some clarification on the direction of this product, and it's future. 

Corsair does not talk publicly about their future product maps or plans ... ever. It just doesn't happen.

However, there are ways that one can be clever and guess at some things by reading the tea leaves. One is by looking at job openings (I saw a monitor PM post some 2 years before the monitor came out.) The second is to look at their investor releases. As they are now (recently) a publicly traded company, they have disclosures that they must make under securities law. A peek at the investor relations page shows this: https://ir.corsair.com/news-releases/news-release-details/corsair-acquires-majority-ownership-taiwan-based-electronics. So Corsair now has a 51% stake in a company that specializes in displays. Well, if securing those components and the supply chain is a challenge, that is most certainly one way to address the problem, isn't it?

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The fact that Corsair's latest keyboard releases lack a rear USB port doesn't exactly speak favourably re the future of the Nexus.

Shame, as an improved version of it might have grabbed my attention a bit.

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