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that's because your in game sensitivity is now to high and is just combining with the high dpi, its either higher dpi with low in game sense, or low dpi with high in game sense they feel much different and different people prefer either.

What's better low dpi vs lower in game sens or vice versa?

that's where it gets tricky i prefer high dpi low game sense but i no plenty of people that prefer it the other way, just comes down to finding the spot you prefer.
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that's where it gets tricky i prefer high dpi low game sense but i no plenty of people that prefer it the other way, just comes down to finding the spot you prefer.

Not really preferential, 1800 dpi w/ 2.5 sens for example is the exact same in terms of cm/360 as 900 dpi w/ 5 sens. Only difference is you'll virtually never experience pixel skipping with 1800 dpi and you might on 900 if you have a huge monitor, although the lower your sens the lower your needed DPI will be to prevent skipping and vice versa. Additionally on games without raw input, like COD4, negative acceleration is dependent on your DPI, FPS, and resolution, however I'm too lazy to explain tongue.gif
    
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using the phoon mouse thingy it says estimated useful dpi for 1920x1080 is 398. Its weird cause people always tell me i need more than 400 dpi for my resolution.
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using the phoon mouse thingy it says estimated useful dpi for 1920x1080 is 398. Its weird cause people always tell me i need more than 400 dpi for my resolution.

It depends on your sensitivity.
    
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post #15 of 24
The mouse sensor generally works best at a certain CPI (DPI is for printers). Off the top of my head for the DA that would be 1800 for the Xai 1620. If you use other CPI setting performance may suffer.
post #16 of 24
My current mouse is at 3600 dpi (my old mouse I used 5200dpi) while ingame sensitivity is usually halfway (I dont usually touch this) and with one movement I can do a 900Degree turn ingame - why you ask? Because I can, because its comfortable for me and because I pwn people easier - pesky dogtag stealers fail with my mouse at 3600dpi.

I play every game with these settings, every other slower setting feels like granny pace. Its easy.
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5000dpi usually means the cursor will move 5000 pixels on Y if you move the mouse an inch on Y.

CPI is more accurate, yes, but mouse CPI almost always equals DPI because 1 count = 1 pixel on screen.

Running a massive CPI/DPI and lowering the sensitivity via software is commonly thought to be bad as it artificially alters the input.

Honestly, though, if it feels right to you and you're pulling a 50KDR then don't change it biggrin.gif
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[that's because your in game sensitivity is now to high and is just combining with the high dpi, its either higher dpi with low in game sense, or low dpi with high in game sense they feel much different and different people prefer either.

He was right, greater CPI means higher speed. You forgot: low CPI with low sense = best option.
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Lowered windows settings and cranked the DPI. I'm much more accurate (I think precise is proper word) in Windows.

It isn't. Windows' pointer speed slider on the left side always means ignoring some counts from the mouse. It's just lowering CPI. For example 1600 CPI @ 3/11 is same as 400 CPI @ 6/11.
Edited by Glymbol - 12/18/11 at 1:46pm
post #19 of 24
My reading says otherwise. So does my testing. DPI from what I'm reading is the same thing as CPI.

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Short for characters per inch, a typographic measurement specifying the number of characters that can fit on a printed line one inch long. The measurement really makes sense only for fixed-pitch fonts where every character has the same width. For proportionally-spaced fonts, the cpi represents an average number rather than an absolute number.

All I'm seeing is "per inch".

Allen was saying, the mouse would track at a much smaller scale on your surface. So if your OS side pointing settings were cranked or even neutral, it would track more surface while at a software accelerated rate. This was my understanding, and ever since I had changed the settings I find the head a lot more quicker. Same with sniping, with my original settings I had to poke my mouse to actually get my reticle between their eyes. With my new settings I can actually pin point my target much faster and respond at the appropriate time.
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post #20 of 24
You don't ever need more than 1000 dpi. Anyone who says otherwise is lacking in common sense. The overinflated DPI is all marketing.
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