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Originally Posted by Riou View Post

Look at my screenshot. It says G500 with an option to enable/disable Angle Snapping (aka prediction, drift control).
You are using the wrong terminology. Prediction is not the same thing as acceleration. Prediction is how the mouse compensates for drawing straight lines.
I already know about the slight hardware acceleration of Avago 9500 sensor mice.

I know the difference between prediction and acceleration. I'll say it one more time. In set point, with the G500. The check box for Prediction Dose not work. I was also saying that the slider bar for how much acceleration is bogus too, you can turn it down some but even at 0 it is still there. I dont know how to be more clear than this lol.

I think it has to do with setpoint more than the mouse. I noticed my G400 dose not use Setpoint but instead using the Logitech Gaming software. I wish I could say for sure though.
Edited by KhaoticKomputing - 2/17/12 at 8:29pm
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So about my question. The Cyborg R.A.T. 3 is $49.99 on TigerDirect.com (the retailer that I bought the G500 from). I guess now I'm wondering which is better. G400 or the R.A.T. 3?

imo the RAT mice are worse than the G500, so G400 all the way...
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The G500 does not have prediction by default, I was messing around with one a few days ago and there is a difference between having prediction on and off. I wouldn't say that there is much prediction when the option is enabled either, seems about the same as my old G5.

The acceleration on the other hand has already been beaten to death in this thread.
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Yeah I like mine too
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I know the difference between prediction and acceleration. I'll say it one more time. In set point, with the G500. The check box for Prediction Dose not work. I was also saying that the slider bar for how much acceleration is bogus too, you can turn it down some but even at 0 it is still there. I dont know how to be more clear than this lol.
I think it has to do with setpoint more than the mouse. I noticed my G400 dose not use Setpoint but instead using the Logitech Gaming software. I wish I could say for sure though.

I have used a Xai, Sensei and G9x. There is a difference between the angle snapping off and angle snapping on.

With angle snapping on you get basically a straight line like holding shift in photoshop. With angle snapping off, you get more up and down movement.

450

I repeat again...I already know about the 3-4 percent acceleration built into the sensor.
Edited by Riou - 2/17/12 at 8:44pm
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Can I have some input on the R.A.T. 3? I think acceleration and prediction has been discussed enough lol.
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Can I have some input on the R.A.T. 3? I think acceleration and prediction has been discussed enough lol.

All I know about the RAT mice is that Siateck is a sister company to MADCATZ. From reading on the net the reviews on the RAT mice are mixed. The only bad thing was back on release there was a rash of faulty sensors and sonsors failling within a few weeks. Never heard if it was resolved or not.
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??? Best mouse I've ever had, I replace my MX518 with it, I still use the MX518 on my laptop and other rig. Best 2 mouses in the world I think. Never had a problem with either of them.
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post #49 of 188
RAT series are less then stellar for the most part. The G400 is WAY more accurate in all cases.
The EC2 was mentioned earlier, I'm currently using a EC2 Blue and it's a great mouse. Smaller though, so if you have big hands this isn't the mouse for you.
Depending on your grip style, I'd suggest the Zowie AM (claw grip) or a Death Adder. I personally don't like the G400 body shape, but you most likely will coming from a MX518.
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EDIT:
I've owned a G500, I didn't care for it either. Body shape was bleh, sensor position is what did it for me though, couldn't stand it.
Also own a Death Adder, Intelli Mouse, and EC2 blue.
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Disagree. PTE does have it's z-axis flaw, but I don't think anything is can be more "accurate" when it comes to tracking on multiple surfaces across a span of CPI values. Flaws aside, the Sensor was picked up and used for this very reason.

Interesting how bashing a popular mouse gets so many replies lol


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No, he's right.
The sensor position is what causes the acceleration to occur.
I can deal with it, some people just don't adapt to the acceleration as well as others.


lol no. It's inherit to the firmware and or actual hardware. Every ADNS-9500 mouse on the market share this issue.


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good point. laser mice are more fussy about the surface they're on. i use mine on a wooden desk and it aint that bad really. i know what the op is on about though. its take a little getting used to going from and optical to laser mouse. a non reflective surface is best. shiny surfaces cause a lot of trouble.

Both Optical and Avago's frame based laser sensors can be fussy.


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Originally Posted by KhaoticKomputing View Post

Proof. Please. According to Logitech tech support you cannot turn them off with the G500. They have no drivers or Firmware to change it. There is a rumor that a firmware update will remove them but it is false.

It's there. He's correct.
Edited by Skylit - 2/17/12 at 9:46pm
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