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Roccat Nyth Review

Roccat Nyth Review

Some of our favourite gaming mice of the last few years have been released by Roccat, a company who are not afraid to be a little bit different. With their latest mouse they are retaining the interesting paddle/fin and add a whole load of button alternatives… and if that wasnt enough removable/replaceable panel too! Welcome to our Roccat Nyth Review.

Roccat Nyth Review – The Mouse

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For the Nyth Roccat stick with a familiar box design on the Nyth, it gives us some key feature info, a good view of the mouse and fold open to reveal the device. Bundled with it we get the usual product documentation and drivers are downloaded from the Roccat site. For our testing we used one of Roccats Taito surfaces, a fabric topped model which is available in various sizes.

Looking specifically at the Nyth, you can see it above in its out of box configuration. There are two areas of illumination on the mouse body, one being the logo/writing and the other being a light which  glows from underneath that lip at the tail end of the mouse.

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On the left side of the mouse we find the area which separates the Nyth from Roccats other mice, a 12 button thumb area. However that isn’t the whole story. All 12 of these buttons can be removed and replaced by other designs, for example we could have a top row of four individual buttons, a blank row in the middle and a mix of single and double on the bottom. Roccat say there are over 18,000 combinations possible.


The right side of the mouse is also rather interesting, over here we can go with a slim side panel or replace it with a wider model with added comfort for palm users.

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Overall there are 18 buttons on the Nyth (12 side, left, right, wheel, paddle and front of wheel) and each of these can be assigned a second  function using the EasyShift+ software option in Roccats control panel.  Flipping the mouse over we can see that there are four low friction feet on the base of the mouse, a switch towards the side which releases the side which releases the side buttons and then in the centre is our 12000 DPI laser sensor (adjustable in 1dpi increments). The mouse features 1000Hz polling, 1sm response time,50g acceleration and a 16 bit data channel. Speed ratings are 3.8m/s (150ips) single axis, 5.4m/s (212ips) dual axis.

Controlling all of this is a 72Mhz Turbo Core V2 32 bit Arm based MCU which has access to 576kB of onboard memory. Also present is an adjustable lift off distance and zero angle snapping/prediction.


The final point of note on the hardware side, other than the presence of a 1.8m braided cable, is the travel case. This has a section inside for our alternate side panel as well as the alternate buttons/covers.

Roccat Nyth Review – Software

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Not only a new mouse… but a new control panel too! This is Roccats latest software “Swarm”. Looking through the software the first screen allows us to set the 5 DPI profiles for quick switching, pointer speed and illumination. Next up is sensitivity, scroll speed, tilt speed and double click speed before we move on to button assignment (including game presets). Advanced options gives us sensitivity, lift off distance, pad calibration polling rate and sound feedback.

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For a lot of manufacturers that level of functionality would be enough but Roccat go the extra mile, offering compatibility with Alienware lighting, mobile connectivity (work in progress), cloud compatibility and automatic update checks.

Roccat Nyth Review – Conclusion


Highly configurable mice are nothing new in the gaming market, for example Razer’s Naga or Mad Catz RAT series, however they are always fun to play with. The Nyth is no different. Looking at the overall design first we are more than happy with the body shape and weight. This is a chunky mouse for sure and in our opinion the wider of the two grips suits it best, giving a nice resting place for our third finger and a bit of grip on the side from our smallest digit. The majority of the surfaces are soft touch and the little lip below the thumb area is a nice addition, again giving a resting point.

We are not huge fans of the top fin, either on this or the Tyon. Its a little awkward to activate for our liking compared to traditional buttons. A solution looking for a problem to solve more than anything else. The thumb area is a success though with its plentiful selection of alternative options and layouts. Our only minor issue is that Roccat should have made the blank panels soft touch too, offering a bit of grip on that side for those who want it. Having said that, it is a cool idea that Roccat will support 3D printing for alternate buttons.

As far as performance goes, we had no issues in our testing. The Swarm software was receiving regular updates during the review process and from day one it worked perfectly with Windows 10. The new sensor is responsive, tracks well on hard and soft surfaces and offers a huge range of configuration which is always ideal. Changes to the mouse settings were applied/active instantly and the software showed no lag when used.

Summary: Well built, chunky but comfortable, hugely configurable on a hardware and software level and some top notch sensor performance.

Gold Award

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Stuart Davidson

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