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OK cool. What is the benefit of having your DPI lower as opposed to higher?
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More DPI = More desktop travel distance per certain mouse movement; so it can be translated to pixels per inch instead of dots per inch. That is, however, if the sensitivity and acceleration are set to 1:1.
With acceleration, the more you travel at a certain velocity in a direction, the more your mouse speeds up. That is a good compensation for low sensitivity, which helps for example swift 180o turn around with a quick, yet short hand movement and in the same time, a precise headshot when you are gently moving the cursor. So higher acceleration with lower DPI - you get the idea.
However, a higher DPI indicates a higher precision of the cursor (also, in lot of the cases where it isn't .."downsampled" so to speak with forced lower sensitivity it results in super fast cursor movement on the desktop). Summing it up - higher DPI setting = faster movement. Set a lower sensitivity while maintaining the high DPI and you get the same effect as using Anti-Aliasing regarding Image Quality - you downsample a higher resolution, thus better quality of the image and less jagged edges (in this case, a smoother mouse experience and less omitted pixels when you need precise cursor movement and positioning).

I found it a bit hard to explain precisely, I hope the post was helpful. redface.gif
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Around 1000. Slow enough to not fail when I aim down sights, but so fast that my gun sprays bullets.
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1800 DPI
500 Hz polling rate
Windows sensitivity: 6

Maybe I'll have to switch it up seeing as how everyone practically uses 400-800.
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Originally Posted by fragamemnon View Post

More DPI = More desktop travel distance per certain mouse movement; so it can be translated to pixels per inch instead of dots per inch. That is, however, if the sensitivity and acceleration are set to 1:1.
With acceleration, the more you travel at a certain velocity in a direction, the more your mouse speeds up. That is a good compensation for low sensitivity, which helps for example swift 180o turn around with a quick, yet short hand movement and in the same time, a precise headshot when you are gently moving the cursor. So higher acceleration with lower DPI - you get the idea.
However, a higher DPI indicates a higher precision of the cursor (also, in lot of the cases where it isn't .."downsampled" so to speak with forced lower sensitivity it results in super fast cursor movement on the desktop). Summing it up - higher DPI setting = faster movement. Set a lower sensitivity while maintaining the high DPI and you get the same effect as using Anti-Aliasing regarding Image Quality - you downsample a higher resolution, thus better quality of the image and less jagged edges (in this case, a smoother mouse experience and less omitted pixels when you need precise cursor movement and positioning).

I found it a bit hard to explain precisely, I hope the post was helpful. redface.gif
Is this the reason why that the 3988 sensor mice have reported "smoothing"?
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Is this the reason why that the 3988 sensor mice have reported "smoothing"?

That, my friend, is out of my game. But there will be others to provide feedback, I am sure. thumb.gif
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