So after many months of mouth watering to try this, I finally eliminated most of my pc's input latency and decided to reenable usb3 and try this
I main a Razer Naga 2012
, which I have been using for 4+ years now (5600dpi, 1000hz)
Best mouse for gaming I've ever tried, despite the crappy software that's lagtastic and needs to be disabled and reinstalled whenever you want to mess with the settings. It is a bit heavy, but the buttons more than make up for that bit of extra weight.
Was very sad to see that the overclocking tweak didn't quite work...
Then I found a pair of old Microsoft optical mice.
The Microsoft Comfort Optical 3000
went from a cap of 125hz
, but no further. Still pretty awesome!
It is a light but still kinda stiff mouse, I've never liked how the mousewheel feels, very rubbery, and its side button seems out of place.
BUT the Microsoft Wheel Mouse Optical USB and PS/2 compatible
went from 500hz
I'm wondering if it's because of the PS/2 compatibilty that it is able to do this, or just the really barebones design of it... but whaterever the case, it is a big surprise.
It is a VERY light mouse, just 2 clicks and a mousewheel. Very comfortable for browsing, though it is lacking forward and backwards buttons
Now my OCD is giving me ideas of Frankensteining the sensor with my Naga so that I could have the best of both worlds, hahaha!
Then I went back to the Razer Naga and found out that it can't reach 1000hz back through your overclocking setup if the polling rate is set lower through the Razer Synapse software, it basically caps the rate and I assume this setting is saved in the onboard memory of the mouse. So the setting was at 125hz and I couldn't tweak it beyond that.
So I'm wondering that if someone were able to add a new entry to the dropdown polling rate menu of the software (which currently allows 125, 500, 1000), it would allow the new value to be saved to the mouse and thus allowing to test the limits of the mouse.
OR find a way to access or bypass the onboard memory so that the value can be overriden by your overclocking tool. These seems overly complicated, but I'm all for tweaking stuff in my spare time
I also did follow the advice of putting dpi to the max 5600dpi (was at a comfy 600dpi), contrary to the past years when I believed it had an impact on latency, and it seems to have a snappier effect, like the polling rate had been doubled (though it is a bit harder to control), though this may just be placebo.Edited by sgtdisembodied - 4/18/17 at 2:54am