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I am using the laptop in my sig, it supports USB 3.0 but also 2.0, I've been trying my V8 on the USB3 but it doesn't seem to have any noticeable effect in games.

Is there any difference between USB 2 and 3 usage for gaming mouse? Which is recommended?
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Afaik a mouse doesn't use the full bandwidth of a usb slot, it's main bonuses for 3.0 over 2 is for transferring large files and I believe the amount of power it's able to supply Eg, it's faster to charge a phone through a USB 3 than USB 2 port.

Mice wouldn't make any difference that I can think of, but I'm sure there'll be experts chiming in at some point to give a better answer biggrin.gif
post #3 of 60
If your device is fully usb 3 capable and your chipset/OS supports native usb 3, then by all means use usb 3.
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Originally Posted by Yahar View Post

If your device is fully usb 3 capable and your chipset/OS supports native usb 3, then by all means use usb 3.

Laptop uses a 3rd party controller though :s
Edited by TK421 - 4/22/14 at 8:01am
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post #5 of 60
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Mice wouldn't make any difference that I can think of, but I'm sure there'll be experts chiming in at some point to give a better answer biggrin.gif

Didn't notice any either. But I do use USB 3.0 for my keyboard. USB 3.0 has 1 feature similar to PS2 and that is its ability to not continuously poll but only when necessary. Not that it gives me a actual ingame benefit, but it does stop ISR count spamming.
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post #6 of 60
Use 2.0, in fact 3.0 can cause problems in my experience. You are NOWHERE near bandwidth limits on 2.0 at 1000 Hz.
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post #7 of 60
I've had my USB 3.0 port cause issues with consistent tracking on some of my mice, and completely break others (Roccat Kone XTD).
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Use 2.0, in fact 3.0 can cause problems in my experience. You are NOWHERE near bandwidth limits on 2.0 at 1000 Hz.

these are my thoughts as well. i don't use 3.0 and would recommend to just stick with the reliable 2.0.
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I've had my USB 3.0 port cause issues with consistent tracking on some of my mice.

This is my experience as well. Plugging a G400 into a USB2 vs USB3 port on my motherboard feels completely different. Feels way more accurate on USB2.
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