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Ah I see. Now you've got me curious. So what makes my mouse better than a regular? Besides being able to change CPI speeds? My mouse is undoubtedly more accurate even at faster speeds and the mouse delay I had with my standard Dell mouse is gone now, but I'm wondering, when on paper, what specs should I look at in a gaming mouse(in the future). Also, so since CPI is just speed, how does it differ from DPI and which is better?
CPI and DPI are the same. Just different ways to describe it CPI(Counts per inch), DPI(Dots per inch). On paper you can hardly see anything of the mouse real performance as the true performance boils down to how the sensor and pollingrate behaves. If the sensor has things like acceleration, prediction, smoothness and LOD(lift of distance) is normally not stated in the spec. The pollingrate is normally just stated in numbers like 125, 500, 1000Hz. But in reality the pollingrate can be both stable and unstable. Some "1000hz" mice only reaches about 800Hz, and others aren't stable at their specified pollingrate and might switch between 500 and 1000Hz irl. The it comes to the parts of the mouse, what kind of switches are used to for the buttons, how the scroll it built, how the shell is build and how the cable behaves. Lets just say that there's a lot of things taking into consideration smile.gif
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Originally Posted by MrFerrari View Post

CPI and DPI are the same. Just different ways to describe it CPI(Counts per inch), DPI(Dots per inch). On paper you can hardly see anything of the mouse real performance as the true performance boils down to how the sensor and pollingrate behaves. If the sensor has things like acceleration, prediction, smoothness and LOD(lift of distance) is normally not stated in the spec. The pollingrate is normally just stated in numbers like 125, 500, 1000Hz. But in reality the pollingrate can be both stable and unstable. Some "1000hz" mice only reaches about 800Hz, and others aren't stable at their specified pollingrate and might switch between 500 and 1000Hz irl. The it comes to the parts of the mouse, what kind of switches are used to for the buttons, how the scroll it built, how the shell is build and how the cable behaves. Lets just say that there's a lot of things taking into consideration smile.gif

Wow, that is alot to consider. Thanks for the info. Welp my mouse may not be perfect but I'm very satisfied with it. A good introduction to the gaming mouse world. It was a tad of an impulse buy haha, was on sale and last one in the store. I would've gotten the deathadder, but they didn't have the lefty version in stock. Now time for a keyboard wink.gif Will +rep all that helped when I get home, can't do it on itouch for some reason.
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