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1000hz polling vs 500hz from a gaming standpoint

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So just picked up an el cheapo Reddragon Phoenix mouse off Amazon for $20. And wow. thing is so far becoming a dream come true for me.. As a leftie, i'm limited to choice.. i like the weight, and seeing that i now have a 144hz g=sync monitor, i wanted a good gaming mouse to run alongside.

This mouse moves like silk ! absolutely no stutter. Software is easy to use, and build quality is excellent..

But, by default its polling rate is set to 500hz rather than 1000hz

Trying to figure out why that would be... Sometimes the bigger number isn't always the better option.

I've set it to 1000hz and it works flawlessly, but it was also working flawlessly at 500hz.

So what's the advantages between being set at 1000hz as appose to 500hz?

Is there any ? TBH I don't know, that's why i'm on here asking in a mice forum !
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2 milliseconds vs 1 millisecond total input lag from the mouse. (1000 divided by hz= response time/lag in milliseconds).
1ms lag difference can't be felt by humans, but for someone trying to get EVERY possible sort of advantage in a game, well...
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you can't feel it but you can see it in some games.
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2 milliseconds vs 1 millisecond total input lag from the mouse. (1000 divided by hz= response time/lag in milliseconds).
1ms lag difference can't be felt by humans, but for someone trying to get EVERY possible sort of advantage in a game, well...
more like 1ms vs 0.5ms. but yea negligible

1000hz is a bit smoother in games like csgo where framerate isn't steady.
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500hz is less straining on bad desktop applications that update in response to mouse movement

aside from that 1000hz is just better, but only negligibly
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