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nah DA/abyssus can keep up with slightly higher speeds, and since ramla plays with an EXTREMELY low sens ( almost 2 times lower than this guy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-DdbLqm_Ao ) he's only satisfied with the very best tongue.gif
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Nice! Thanks for this! So would it be best if you would set your DPI to 2300 and then adjust your in-game sens? I am a pretty high sens player (I guess around 14-18 cm per 360).
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The perfect control speeds don't seem that bad to me at all. Well except the 1150 one. But In perspective this thing's perfect control speed is twice as high as the popular intelli 1.1 and 3.0 from microsoft.

According to this http://www.esreality.com/?a=longpost&id=1265679&page=14 It's perfect control speed is even higher than the mx518, which I personally could never make skip even once nor hit negative accel on.

When actually gaming (normally) do you hit those speeds you mentioned?
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The perfect control speeds don't seem that bad to me at all. Well except the 1150 one. But In perspective this thing's perfect control speed is twice as high as the popular intelli 1.1 and 3.0 from microsoft.
According to this http://www.esreality.com/?a=longpost&id=1265679&page=14 It's perfect control speed is even higher than the mx518, which I personally could never make skip even once nor hit negative accel on.
When actually gaming (normally) do you hit those speeds you mentioned?

he may hit them with 40"/360 but i dont know if he meant centimeters cause 40 inches is the slowest i heard of.
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The perfect control speeds don't seem that bad to me at all. Well except the 1150 one. But In perspective this thing's perfect control speed is twice as high as the popular intelli 1.1 and 3.0 from microsoft.
According to this http://www.esreality.com/?a=longpost&id=1265679&page=14 It's perfect control speed is even higher than the mx518, which I personally could never make skip even once nor hit negative accel on.
When actually gaming (normally) do you hit those speeds you mentioned?

sujoy [ESR] tested the mx518 at 1600dpi, its sensor is 400-800cpi native, if he tested at lower dpi then the max perfect control speed would be much higher
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sujoy [ESR] tested the mx518 at 1600dpi, its sensor is 400-800cpi native, if he tested at lower dpi then the max perfect control speed would be much higher

518 (A3080) should be 400-1600 native w/ counts halved from 1600 to produce a 800 CPI step.

518 V2 (A3080E) was 800-1800 with counts halved from 800 according to a Logitech engineer.

G400 (S3095) is 800-3600 with counts halved from both 800 and 3600 to produce 400 and 1800 CPI steps.

Max speed tends to be higher at lower CPI steps with most mice. Deathadder and the Zowie AM somehow voided that rule.
Edited by Skylit - 2/27/12 at 9:35pm
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450dpi 2.9 m/s
1150dpi 2.6 m/s
2300dpi 3.3 m/s

How did you come up with these numbers?
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The perfect control speeds don't seem that bad to me at all. Well except the 1150 one. But In perspective this thing's perfect control speed is twice as high as the popular intelli 1.1 and 3.0 from microsoft.

According to this http://www.esreality.com/?a=longpost&id=1265679&page=14 It's perfect control speed is even higher than the mx518, which I personally could never make skip even once nor hit negative accel on.

There's no point comparing these with Sujoy's results. Most likely Ramla tested with a software program like Enotus, which is highly inaccurate.
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sujoy [ESR] tested the mx518 at 1600dpi, its sensor is 400-800cpi native, if he tested at lower dpi then the max perfect control speed would be much higher

I was just about to post this. Using enotus on my 1600DPI MX518 the 800 and 1600 steps match Sujoy's findings but at 400 DPI it can track at twice that speed.

I think its unfortunate to hear that the button problem WAS real just like the Mico and that the perfect control speed is still less than that of much older mice. I'm still going to throw $60 at Zowie though, even If I have to file the buttons down and be forced to use the 2300 CPI step.
Edited by Derp - 12/11/11 at 9:37am
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I was just about to post this. Using enotus on my 1600DPI MX518 the 800 and 1600 steps match Sujoy's findings but at 400 DPI it can track at twice that speed.
I think its unfortunate to hear that the button problem WAS real just like the Mico and that the perfect control speed is still less than that of much older mice. I'm still going to throw $60 at Zowie though, even If I have to file the buttons down and be forced to use the 2300 CPI step.

That means Sujoy's testing is kinda flawed as his test only represent max resolutions.
post #20 of 714
Thanks for review!
I do believe you should clean your mousepad before making Perfect Control tests. It may cause inaccurate results.
2.9m/s Perfect control at 450 DPI is pretty good TBH. I'm pretty sure it'll be enough for me. I do ~24cm per 360.
I hope HiiYaa will post his review pretty soon, coz this point I'm pretty sure I'll order AM as soon as it shows in my country.

Btw. Ramla your the reason I didn't bought Mamba, and I'm thankful for that. smile.gif
Keep up the good work.!
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