TIL: polling rates for keyboards

I was setting up my GMMK Pro keyboard over the weekend and I ran into an interesting feature in the Glorious Core software, “polling rate” which is the first time I’ve seen this feature.

I went looking around and from reddit I got linked to this Geekhack thread: Keyboard polling rate

Simply put, the keyboard’s polling rate is at what frequency the computer checks for input from the keyboard. Since this keyboard is meant for gaming, it of course comes with the ability to change it from 125hz to 1000hz.

1000hz refers to every 1 milliseconds.

125hz refers to every 8 milliseconds.