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Nothing is inherently bad about max DPI setting--it depends on how you tend to move your mouse and what your personal preference is. GanjaSMK explained the relationship between your mouse DPI setting and Windows mouse sensitivity very simply and clearly.
    
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There's nothing wrong with that (unless it's interpolated). When people start buying mice with as much dpi as they can get, it's pretty pointless/dumb.
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Originally Posted by Methoxetamine View Post

Or sometimes it's called the placebo effect. As long as you're not skipping pixels (and some other factors) it shouldn't make a difference.
I've tested/owned several mice (mamba 4g, ec2, naos 3200/5000, abyssus, da 3g v2, kinzu v1) so anecdotal evidence goes so far.
Try moving your hand/arm faster.

Not placebo effect(in my case). If one wants a mouse with no angle snapping or prediction, then the G500 is no the mouse for them. So it did made a difference.
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I was implying if there was no acceleration, prediction, ****ed up **** with mice in general.
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Originally Posted by KhaoticKomputing View Post

Not placebo effect(in my case). If one wants a mouse with no angle snapping or prediction, then the G500 is no the mouse for them. So it did made a difference.

Avago 9500 sensor mice like the G500 can turn off angle snapping. If you still have the G500, try drawing horizontal lines with angle snapping on and off. There should be a clear difference. The only flaw of Avago 9500 is slight acceleration at low sensitivity.

Now the G500 has that front sensor placement so that is may be where some people cannot get used to.
Edited by Riou - 2/29/12 at 1:23pm
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Avago 9500 sensor mice like the G500 can turn off angle snapping. If you still have the G500, try drawing horizontal lines with angle snapping on and off. There should be a clear difference. The only flaw of Avago 9500 is slight acceleration at low sensitivity.
Now the G500 has that front sensor placement so that is may be where some people cannot get used to.

Blah..... between the acceleration and the sensor placement the mouse sucked for me.... Why can't people accept that the G500 sucks for some people? everyone has to defend it's honor or something? You even edited your post to show that the G500 has design that might not be ok for some, add the acceleration and its a total unpredictable at best IMO. Then the left and right click switch's failing just make's it a fail mouse for some one like me who wants a more predictable and consistent sensor.

By all means if the acceleration and sensor placement don't bother you i'm sure you would be happy with it unless you switch's wear out.
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Quote:
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Blah..... between the acceleration and the sensor placement the mouse sucked for me.... Why can't people accept that the G500 sucks for some people? everyone has to defend it's honor or something? You even edited your post to show that the G500 has design that might not be ok for some, add the acceleration and its a total unpredictable at best IMO. Then the left and right click switch's failing just make's it a fail mouse for some one like me who wants a more predictable and consistent sensor.
By all means if the acceleration and sensor placement don't bother you i'm sure you would be happy with it unless you switch's wear out.

I prefer the G400 over the G500. I just wanted to state the facts of the G500's Avago 9500 sensor.
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- Heavier than most mice even without weights.

- Inconsistent positive acceleration that cannot be turned off.

- Odd sensor position near the front of the mouse, most likely moved for that l33t weight system.

- Low tracking speeds on cloth.


Yeah, the G500 sucks.
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- Heavier than most mice even without weights.
- Inconsistent positive acceleration that cannot be turned off.
- Odd sensor position near the front of the mouse, most likely moved for that l33t weight system.
- Low tracking speeds on cloth.
Yeah, the G500 sucks.

Thank you! but watch out, your going to get it for that post! lol
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tl;dr: From what I know, higher DPI = Smoother and more precise experience, so why do people run at lower DPI settings?

there's your problem, that's not what you know, that's what you think, and that is where you are wrong

High DPI is a marketing gimmick that has simply ballooned out of control in recent years in a mouse developer arms race. Back when all the optical mice were 400DPI and nothing else, there was merit for having higher DPI, but now that we are into the multi thousands its simply unnecessary.

People buy a new mouse and ignorantly crank up the DPI as they automatically assume its better, and they then proceed to compensate for that ridiculous DPI by cranking down sensitivity settings and/or their accuracy suffers as a result.

Some of the best professional gamers in the world use extremely low DPI and overall sensitivity, that fact alone should be enough to dispel the ridiculous "truth" that high DPI is better. Ultimately what every mouse owner should be doing is finding their own ideal DPI. Ignore trying to shoehorn the absolute upper end to work with what you use, and instead keep sensitivity settings stock and adjust the DPI until you are most comfortable.
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