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So, I was bored but more lazy to be doing the work I was supposed be doing and stubled upon this. Razer's Gaming Guide for n00bs. And out of curiousity I began reading it. In to the second page it reads:
Quote:
400dpi means a movement of one inch will result in 400 counts of movement. So generally speaking, the higher the DPI, the more accurate the mouse.

LOL. After that I decided to stop reading and post my finding on OCN. But then for lulz I decided to read one more line:
Quote:
What a higher DPI means to you is better control over your cursor on-screen. A good estimate to what's a good precision level to have in gaming mouse is roughly 3500dpi and above.

ROFL. So now a good gaming mouse needs 3500 and over dpi. WOW.
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post #2 of 15
Did they actually write "accurate"? I can understand precise, but accuracy isn't determined by a mouse.

False advertisement.


Other than that, the first line on the second quote is technically true, but it doesn't go far or mean anything when they start mixing facts with typical marketing bull crap aimed towards selling a product.
Edited by Skylit - 2/14/11 at 9:00pm
post #3 of 15
Razer has always been notorious for their marketing mumbo jumbo, they come up with gimmicky marketing for every aspect of their mice and bleat about how you absolutely need to have it even though most of their competition offers the same thing but in a different package:

Razer "Hyperesponse" buttons
Razer "Synapse" memory
Razer "Zero-acoustic Ultraslick" mouse feet
Razer "Precision 3.5G" optical/laser sensors

They're going to say whatever they can in order to try and make the sale. Its not a coincidence they arbitrarily come up with 3500DPI as the bare minimum you want considering that's the lowest max DPI they offer if you opt for a DeathAdder/Abyssus.
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Yeah people are dumb, this is an example as to why i started building custom computers
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post #5 of 15
uummm max dpi for me now is 2000

and just in cod games

all others max 1500

so...no
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post #6 of 15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Skylit;12390252 
Did they actually write "accurate"? I can understand precise, but accuracy isn't determined by a mouse.

False advertisement.


Other than that, the first line on the second quote is technically true, but it doesn't go far or mean anything when they start mixing facts with typical marketing bull crap aimed towards selling a product.

I copied it word by word. LOL.
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post #7 of 15
It's a marketing trick that noobs fall for all the time. The higher the number, the better it must be right?... No.

I lol when people say things like
"Only goes up to 1500 dpi on the Performance MX -- not very high. "
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they want to make money, can you blame them? Besides, more DPI is usually better when you can turn down the in-game sensitivity to a point where everything feels normal. Otherwise you just move erratically and cant aim. tongue.gif

I used to use 5700DPI and just turn down the in-game sensitivity and everything was just dandy. Now i am thinking about dropping to 3500DPI so that i can try out the black deathadder when it gets here and not have it feel all sluggish.
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post #9 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by hfcobra;12392035 
Besides, more DPI is usually better when you can turn down the in-game sensitivity to a point where everything feels normal. Otherwise you just move erratically and cant aim. tongue.gif
3500 CPI with 1920*1200 and FOV = 90 gives you "pixel perfect aiming" if you don't move your mouse less than 4.4cm for a 360° turn, just to put it into some relation.
post #10 of 15
meh I'd rather have a high DPI, and no accelerattion (ingame or windows) with max sensitivity thanks... (props to CSS for raw mouse input biggrin.gif)
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