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post #11 of 14
The only way you can get a positive effect out of high dpi is if you play at ridiculously high sens. But then again it doesn't matter anyway.

Dpi is just sensitivity, it does not mean accuracy at all.
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post #13 of 14
Ah I'll just chime in for the fun of it.

800 dpi is enough for most/all users. If you play way high sens, like 2-3cm/360 you might need 1600. But then you are just using your luck, since our muscles are actually kinda crap at pinpoint accuracy.

Now lets do math.

Say you have a 1920*1200 monitor. You are playing FPS with a FOV value of 90. Which means there are exactly 7680 points on the screen horizontally where you could be aiming at.

Lets say you have a decent sensitivity - 10 inches/360 degrees

So your mouse to achieve perfect accuracy in game would need to report 768 points per inch.
Edited by 2shellbonus - 9/22/13 at 8:14am
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post #14 of 14
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Originally Posted by 2shellbonus View Post

Say you have a 1920*1200 monitor. You are playing FPS with a FOV value of 90. Which means there are exactly 7680 points on the screen horizontally where you could be aiming at.

Lets say you have a decent sensitivity - 10 inches/360 degrees

So your mouse to achieve perfect accuracy in game would need to report 768 points per inch.

Sub-"pixel"--level aiming does in fact feel smoother but it's not a big deal; "pixel" skipping from too high an in-game sens is way more noticeable. Personally I play everything at 400 CPI for the simple reason that many games don't have good enough sensitivity controls (either fineness or lower bound) to replicate my 25"/360 at anything above that and I'm too lazy to set up separate profiles for every single game. thumb.gif

Plus most optical mice I've used aren't much good at above 1800 and l haven't liked any of the laser mice I've tried.
Edited by Imprecision - 9/22/13 at 8:29am
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