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As topic reads I have a question in regards to 1000hz vs 500hz polling rate with click latency, just wondering if 1000hz is 2x as quick as 500hz. Assuming your pc and mouse can handle consistent 1000hz polling rate of course.

Thanks for the reponses.
post #2 of 11
Yes, it's twice as quick (on paper, sort of).
As you know, 500 Polling rate makes 500 checks within a second. 1000 Polling rate makes 1000 checks within a second.
In real world situations, you can't tell the difference between them.
Edited by BradleyW - 2/24/16 at 9:02am
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You also have to increase windows polling rate. Solely increasing usb poll rate won't necessarily lead to a lower latency feel. Try the program named after its creator, Hypermatrix. Personally, I cannot play SF without it.
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You also have to increase windows polling rate. Solely increasing usb poll rate won't necessarily lead to a lower latency feel. Try the program named after its creator, Hypermatrix. Personally, I cannot play SF without it.
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Why not just set a "SetResolutionTimer" as a service and have it run at windows start? I've been using this since I moved to Windows 8.1.
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Why not just set a "SetResolutionTimer" as a service and have it run at windows start? I've been using this since I moved to Windows 8.1.

I don't only because Windows 10 is able to correctly set the fastest resolution timer during 3D application use.
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Ah, so they finally fixed that. Good to know.
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Quote:
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Ah, so they finally fixed that. Good to know.

It would seem so. I always keep a lookout though just in case I come across a game that won't kick the lower timer in gear.
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post #9 of 11
It is "twice as fast", but not by 1ms. On average latency at 500Hz is 1ms (0-2ms) and 0.5ms at 1000Hz (0-1ms). So on average it's only 0.5ms quicker. *dutifully repeating what I've learned*

Setting 0.5ms timer resolution instead of 1ms that most games set themselves is beneficial, but not in raw latency terms.
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It did help fix that god awful fps issues I had in CSGO and osu. I was freaking mad when I saw how badly my fps dipped on windows 8.1 compared to windows 7 in god damn menu of all places.

W7 had 120fps stable in CSGO menu.
W8.1 barely held 100fps and moving my mouse made it go down to 70. Osu! couldn't even hold the 250fps limit, hovering somewhere in the 230.
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