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Hi

I am looking at buying an new optical mouse. I have 2 laser ones but I want to give an optical a try as I don't want any acceleration and I am a low sensitivity user.

I have narrowed it down to either the Corsair Raptor M40 or the M45. From what I can see, the key difference other than the DPI is that the M40 uses an Avago ADNS-3090 sensor manufactured by Pixart (I know of the cross license agreement) and the M45 uses a Pixart PMW3310 sensor.

From what I can see the Avago ADNS-3090 is a widely used sensor and is well respected and has been around for some time. The Pixart PMW3310 on the other hand is not widely used. Is the 3310 fairly new? (which may explain why it isn't used in many mice).

Furthermore, are there any other differences between the two sensors I may want to be aware of? Is the 3310 any good, and/or perhaps better than the 3090? Any known issues with either one? If you were to choose, which one of the two mice would you choose and why? The cost difference is negligible in my country so price is not a factor in choice.

Thank you in advance for responses and advise.

CTV
Edited by CTV - 4/16/14 at 12:44pm
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post #2 of 15
The PMW3310 is newer and is superior to the ADNS-3090 in pretty much every way.

It has much lower overall LOD (is adjustable). All CPU steps from 50 to 5000 are native (in increments of 50). It also has a much higher PCS compared to the 3090.
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post #3 of 15
This has been discussed at length before in another thread. What twerk said is correct.

Get the M45. Other options with the same sensor

Mionix Avior 7000/Naos 7000
SteelSeries Rival (had a firmware bug but is now fixed. lower build quality than the other 3310 mice though)
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3310 architecture follows a more refined path in terms of capabilities though also isn't revolutionary or new.

3090 is rather dated and limited in terms of what can be done in terms of feature set. Probable tracking speed isn't that far off from 3310, but limited to specific resolution scale.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by twerk View Post

The PMW3310 is newer and is superior to the ADNS-3090 in pretty much every way.

It has much lower overall LOD (is adjustable). All CPU steps from 50 to 5000 are native (in increments of 50). It also has a much higher PCS compared to the 3090.

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Originally Posted by metal571 View Post

This has been discussed at length before in another thread. What twerk said is correct.

Get the M45. Other options with the same sensor

Mionix Avior 7000/Naos 7000
SteelSeries Rival (had a firmware bug but is now fixed. lower build quality than the other 3310 mice though)

Thank you so much for the speedy response. Much appreciated.
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3310 architecture follows a more refined path in terms of capabilities though also isn't revolutionary or new.

3090 is rather dated and limited in terms of what can be done in terms of feature set. Probable tracking speed isn't that far off from 3310, but limited to specific resolution scale.

Your posts seem very familiar. wink.gif
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3310 architecture follows a more refined path in terms of capabilities though also isn't revolutionary or new.

3090 is rather dated and limited in terms of what can be done in terms of feature set. Probable tracking speed isn't that far off from 3310, but limited to specific resolution scale.

Pardon my ignorance, but what is tracking speed exactly?
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Pardon my ignorance, but what is tracking speed exactly?

The speed you can move the mouse from a to b without it flipping out and pointing at the sky smile.gif
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how much does the M45 weight without cable?
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how much does the M45 weight without cable?
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Size and weight:
without any weights, closures and cable 90gr.
72 x 39 x 120 mm (W x H x L)

quote from my review wink.gif
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