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Originally Posted by r0ach
I think the exact opposite. People do notice the smoothing/lag on mice like the Deathadder 2013. They will notice the Steelseries Rival smoothing/lag as well. The only reason it hasn't become a major issue yet, is because the market adoption rate of these sensors probably isn't that high. As more and more people get these poorly designed, excessive smoothing sensors, there will eventually be a critical mass of people that all realizes, hey, these are worse than the sensors that came before them. Then people will start demanding firmware fixes and such then.
Or, Steelseries/Razer/Roccat/Logitech and other companies could actually address this issue now before it becomes the inevitable problem that it will be.
Another reason that it hasn't become a big issue yet is, lots of people always install mouse software, turning their native DPI steps into interpolated, so they don't even know what the thing is supposed to feel like.
You obviously like to get your system running well. I do the same but I don't test the system to see how well it works. I just disable everything I don't need and always run games on lower post processed settings. Must people don't have a nice setup that makes certain things more apparent. Plus they don't have much experience with older mice.
I would refrain from using the word "smoothing" because it is sort of misleading. You would think all optical sensors (even the MLT) have some smoothing/correction/processing to improve tracking. The word "latency" is a better description. People won't mind "smoothing", they will mind "latency". No one wants their stuff to be "laggy".
I think Logitech is the best bet at making something nice. Well, maybe not shape wise. SteelSeries are likely not the ones to do that. Razer isn't worried about that stuff. Logitech seem to have very smart people to work on stuff.Comment (Click to show)
Originally Posted by whybother
I've got a G400 and G400s now (thanks Logitech freebies). The smoothing is apparent on both tbh, but the G400s does feel slightly worse. It's so bad I've now gone back to using a less than accurate Logitech G5 while I build an mxAdder.
The effect of smoothing seems to be increased with sensitivity, something to consider when people claim not to notice. I don't notice any issues when sniping at maybe 20"/360. My run and gun 5"/360 makes the smoothing very apparent - it's like a rubber-band effect as I have to keep correcting movement after a snap turn.
The G400 is one of the better mice out there. Should be as good as the DeathAdder 3/3.5G when using 800 CPI. At least from what I have heard and seen. The G5 wouldn't be better.
I find that I notice latency more when I use a low sensitivity. When I swipe my mouse quickly... I am not referring to "negative acceleration".Edited by popups - 11/8/13 at 8:42pm