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Razer Synapse vs. SteelSeries Engine? Which one is better?

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I saw complaints about both of them, but which one can you acceptably live with?
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Synapse stores your settings on the cloud, at first it was really buggy but now most of the bugs are gone. In the beginning I hated it but now it is much more stable.
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From what I heard, Steelseries Engine is rather buggy. What is for sure is that it occupies loads of RAM, considering it is only a mouse driver (ca. 120 MB).
You mostly will have to only use it once though, with most of their mice, as they can store your settings within, which allows you to disable or deinstall the driver after configuration.


With Synapse it can be different - depending on the mouse, you will need to run the program permanently. For example, Taipan is not able to store settings, as it is lacking internal storage. Deathadder 2013 will keep at least one set of settings (dpi and polling rate).
Being worked pretty hard on, Synapse runs stable though and offers nice functionality. You still need to create a profile to use it in the first place, afterwards it can be permanently switched to offline mode though.
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