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Hi guys,

I just bought the Logitech Performance MX mouse today and I am not sure if I should keep it or exchange it for the G700. I took the Performance MX over the G700 because it has a better ergonomic design for my hand and is more pleasing to my eye. I do quite some gaming (no MMORPG though) and Microsoft office work.

The thing is, I read that the Performance MX is not good for gaming because of the 1500 dpi (as opposed to up to 5600DPI on the G700) and low polling.I am not sure how this translates into real-world performance over the G700, but it got me worried.

For anyone who has had experience, is the difference noticable, and in general, is the G700 that much better of a mouse? Do you think i should should go ahead and exchange it, or keep the Performance MX?

I like everything about the Performance MX (I do not need the many buttons the g700 has) except the described facts about the gaming performance, only 1500 DPI and general build (on the logitech site, there are quite some reviews complaining about the build quality). There was also some complaints about the G700 buttons getting stuck after a while, so I am really not sure right now.

So anyone who has had experience with the Performance MX, the G700 or both, please chip in.

Thank you,

J
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Originally Posted by JureS View Post

Hi guys,
I just bought the Logitech Performance MX mouse today and I am not sure if I should keep it or exchange it for the G700. I took the Performance MX over the G700 because it has a better ergonomic design for my hand and is more pleasing to my eye. I do quite some gaming (no MMORPG though) and Microsoft office work.
The thing is, I read that the Performance MX is not good for gaming because of the 1500 dpi (as opposed to up to 5600DPI on the G700) and low polling.I am not sure how this translates into real-world performance over the G700, but it got me worried.
For anyone who has had experience, is the difference noticable, and in general, is the G700 that much better of a mouse? Do you think i should should go ahead and exchange it, or keep the Performance MX?
I like everything about the Performance MX (I do not need the many buttons the g700 has) except the described facts about the gaming performance, only 1500 DPI and general build (on the logitech site, there are quite some reviews complaining about the build quality). There was also some complaints about the G700 buttons getting stuck after a while, so I am really not sure right now.
So anyone who has had experience with the Performance MX, the G700 or both, please chip in.
Thank you,
J

I have the G700. One thing I do know is that the MX is an office/home/desktop use mouse and the G700 is a pure gaming mouse that uses a gaming sensor. I do believe the batteries last much longer on the MX (6 days) as opposed to the 1-3 for the G700.
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DPI is only an indicator of how quickly the cursor moves relative to the movement distance of the mouse. It has very little to do with whether the Performance MX is better for gaming than the G700.

You are much more limited by the USB (and wireless) report rate (G700 can report at 1ms, Performance MX cannot communicate faster than 8ms), the battery saving profiles (G700 does not save battery as aggressively as Performance MX in order to improve sensor performance) and the rate at which the two sensors capture data (G700 sensor is significantly faster). Additionally, there are factors such as the microcontroller and other internal components that the two different devices use that contribute to the G700 being more oriented toward gaming than the Performance MX.
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I think the setpoint software isn't as good for the performance mx either. I never had an mx, but I can compare to about half a dozen other logitech mice.

The software lets you set macros, keystrokes, DPI, shortcuts, polling rate, power saving options, you name it. You can switch between 5 profiles manually or you can use automatic application detection and have virtually unlimited profiles.

DPI is kind of personal preference, I use up to around 2000 DPI. You can either use high DPI and low sensitivity settings or vice versa.

Basically, I'd look at the software (particularly profiles), DPI, and polling rate to make your decision.
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I have the performance MX and I can't say I find any problems with it. I had a Deathadder but it started to go so I got this for my birthday. I don't game exclusively but I find no problems, and actually like the mouse, when I do.
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Thank you for all your responses guys.
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DPI is only an indicator of how quickly the cursor moves relative to the movement distance of the mouse. It has very little to do with whether the Performance MX is better for gaming than the G700.
You are much more limited by the USB (and wireless) report rate (G700 can report at 1ms, Performance MX cannot communicate faster than 8ms), the battery saving profiles (G700 does not save battery as aggressively as Performance MX in order to improve sensor performance) and the rate at which the two sensors capture data (G700 sensor is significantly faster). Additionally, there are factors such as the microcontroller and other internal components that the two different devices use that contribute to the G700 being more oriented toward gaming than the Performance MX.

So how does that affect real-world performance in say FPS. Is it really that much of a difference? I would take the g700 without a thought if it fit my hand nicer, but I dont want to be using performance MX if it will ruin my gaming experience.

j
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First, so it's clear, I am Logitech's gaming mouse product manager.

The Performance MX will feel slightly more sluggish and less responsive, due mainly to the lower sensor frame rate and lower wireless/USB report rate. I would point out, though, that even despite this difference many many people have no problem with the responsiveness of Performance MX for FPS gaming. The G700 does edge it out in terms of performance, though. Additionally, the macro capabilities of the G700 are much better than the Performance MX.
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I can't really comment on the software side as I'm using mine on a Mac, but after buying this mouse, I can't get over how back-heavy it is. It's generally a heavier mouse than my DeathAdder, but I wish it was more evenly distributed. It's great as a normal mouse, but for me, using it for CS:S, I pick my mouse up a lot, so it throws me off when the mouse is much heavier in the back. I am still trying to give it a fair chance, though.
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Thank you guys, I switched to the G700 today, as it seems to be more suitable for my needs. Still, the design is much lovelier on the Performance MX.

Cheers!

J
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I can't say anything specifically about the G700, but I know a lot about the Logitech Performance MX, because I have owned two of them. I kept spilling water on mine, so broke them after awhile. I would recommend the Peformance MX over any other mouse I have ever tried, including my Cyborg Rat 9 that I used for over two years, just so I could justify the $150 purchase price. I had both the old and new designs, the MX Revolution and the Performance MX. I used each one for almost three years with no trouble, until after I dunked them in water two or three times each. There's little difference in the feeling of the mouse, but the Performance MX has battery technology that lasts about a week, plus the ability to plug it in while using it.

The important thing to know about mouse resolution is that gamers really don't need resolution beyond a certain point, because when you get up to the higher resolutions your tracking will be too slow for FPS games. The Performance MX has plenty of resolution for gaming. The RAT 9 has three resolution settings, and I usually used the lowest setting for everything. When you need high resolution is when you are using design software and art programs where the quality of your stroke is more important than speed.

At the same time, where you will absolutely get a better experience from the G700 is how fast the signal updates. The G700 updates much faster than the Performance MX to ensure you don't get any lag on movements. However, the Performance MX updates as fast as you really need. In fact, you're more likely to have processor lag from your mouse.

Also, it's important to consider the Performance MX uses Darkfield laser technology, which makes the sensor on the mouse rock solid on any surface, under any light conditions. That along makes the Performance MX many times better than the Cyborg Rat 9, and I think it would make up some of the slower updating you lose by picking it over the G700. The G700 doesn't have the Darkfield laser, so I don't know how good the sensor is. I would hope it would be at least as good as the Darkfield laser.
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