Gaming Mouse MCU List
First up,same as with the Sensorlist, the mice and hardware listed on this page is in no way a measurement of performance, tracking or latency properties. Performance between mice with similar hardware may vary due to various reasons. Regardless, there are those individuals that will find this information useful, and if you want to make sure the stars are aligned correctly. Discussion is of course welcomed.
I will update the list whenever i feel like it, keep in mind that this is just a small start, so please dont go "This mouse has mcu that" for now, there will be many additions over the next few days, corrections and revisions of mice are welcome.
|Bloody V3||SoNiX SN8F2253BSG|
|ROG Gladius||STMicroelectronics STM32-F103-T6U6A||ARM M3|
|ROG Sica||STMicroelectronics STM32-F103-T6U6A||ARM M3|
|Strix Claw||NXP LPC11U14F||ARM M0|
|Alcor||Holtek HT32F1755||ARM M3|
|Mizar||Holtek HT32F1755||ARM M3|
|Sentinel Advance II||SoNiX SN8F2288FG|
|Xornet II||ST Microelectronics STM32-F042-G6|
|300m||Sino Wealth SH88F88P|
|Cyclops X||ST Microelectronics STM32-L100-RBT6|
|TorQ X5 Optical||NXP LPC11U14F|
|Erebos Extension Optical||Holtek HT82F553|
|Maurus X||NXP LPC11U14H|
|G302||STMicroelectronics STM32-L100 R8|
|G400 "Rev.2"||SunplusIT SPCP866E2A|
|G502||STMicroelectronics STM32-L100 R8|
|MX 518 2nd Gen.||Cypress CY7C63743C|
|R.A.T. 8||NXP MKL26Z128VFT4|
|R.A.T. T.E.||Cypress CY7C64215|
|Intellimouse Explorer 3.0||MLT04 (SoC)|
|Intellimouse Optical 1.1||MLT04 (SoC)|
|Wheel Mouse Optical 1.1||MLT04 (SoC)|
|Avior 7000||STMicroelectronics STM32-F103-RBT6||ARM M3|
|Avior 8200||STMicroelectronics STM32-F103-RBT6||ARM M3|
|Castor||STMicroelectronics STM32-F103-RBT6||ARM M3|
|Naos 7000||STMicroelectronics STM32-F103-RBT6||ARM M3|
|Naos 8200||STMicroelectronics STM32-F103-RBT6||ARM M3|
|Abyssus 3.5G||ELAN Microelectronics EM78M680DCMJ|
|Abyssus 2014||NXP LPC11U22F||ARM M0|
|Abyssus "V2"||NXP LPC11U23F||ARM M0|
|Deathadder 3.5G||Cypress CY7C64215|
|Deathadder 4G/ Chroma||Freescale MC9S08JM32||S08|
|Deathadder Elite||NXP LPC11U35F||ARM M0|
|Imperator 3.5G||Freescale MC9S08JM6||S08|
|Naga 2014||NXP LPC11U23F||ARM M0|
|Taipan||NXP LPC11U14F||ARM M0|
|Kiro||STMicroelectronics STM32-F042-G6||ARM M0|
|Kone Pure||STMicroelectronics STM32-F103-C8T6||ARM M3|
|Kone Pure Military||STMicroelectronics STM32-F103-C8T6||ARM M3|
|Kone Pure Optical||STMicroelectronics STM32-F103-C8T6||ARM M3|
|Kone XTD||STMicroelectronics STM32-F103-C8T6||ARM M3|
|Savu||NXP LPC1343||ARM M3|
|Lumenata Pro||SoNix SN8F2288JG + SN8P2608|
|Ikari Optical||Cypress CY7C64215|
|Kana v2||Freescale MC9S08JM8||S08|
|Kinzu v2||Freescale MC9S08JM8||S08|
|Sensei RAW||Freescale MC9S08JM16||S08|
|Sensei Wireless||Freescale MC9S08JM60||S08|
Sagitta Spectrum H6L
|Level 10 M||SoNiX SN8F2288FG|
|Theron Infrared||SoNiX SN8F2288FG|
|Theron Smart||NXP LPC11U34F|
|Ventus X||STMicroelectronics STM32-F103-T6U6A|
|ZM-GM4 "Knossos"||Freescale MC9S08JM16||S08|
|ZA Series||Cypress CY7C64215|
Is it rly better ?
Well, that is the question, how do mice exactly profit from 32 Bit if they can even profit from it, tbh i dont know anything about it other than the obvious stuff, the R Series is also quite interesting altough i know even less about real time computing.
For now the only thing i can say is Firmwarequality > Computingpower, altough apparently writing Firmware for 32bit architectures is easier than for 8bit.
Are there any references that give descriptions of the differences between MCUs and how they affect the mouse performance overall?
All Mice Owned/Tried (Click to show)
Steelseries Rival, Ninox Aurora, Comfort Mouse 6000, Wheel Mouse Optical 1.1a, Intellimouse Explorer 3.0, PureTrak Valor, Roccat Lua, Logitech G602, Logitech MX310, Razer Deathadder 3G, Razer Deathadder 3.5G, Razer Deathadder 4G, Razer Abyssus 2010 LoL Edition, Creative Fatal1ty 1010
MICE TRIED/PREVIOUSLY OWNED
Steelseries Sensei, Steelseries Sensei RAW, Steelseries Kinzu, Steelseries Ikari Optical, CM Storm Spawn, CM Storm Recon, Razer Imperator, Razer Naga 2012, Razer Taipan, Razer Naga 2014, Logitech G502, Logitech G100s, Logitech G302, Logitech G600, Logitech G700, Logitech G500, Logitech G500s, Logitech G400, Logitech G400s, Logitech G402, Zowie EC2-A, Zowie FK1, EVGA X3, EVGA X5, EVGA X10, Corsair M45
Obviously the biggest reference are the Suppliers themselves when it comes to specs, typing in the part number in Google should give appropriate results, i cant tell you the specific differences of for Example the Motorola/Freescale S08 Architecture and ARM, but as far as i always understood it more bit means more possible at the same time, so while i havent discovered a direct advantage of simply having more power and for some MCU´s speed, writing firmware for 32bit is easier than for 8bit which should reduce Performancegaps in theory for Brands who arent that good with FW writing, like CM Storm for Example, if they even do it themselves. Also ,as Skylit told me, the F100 Series from ST is rather cheap and should offer more than enough speed for anything that doesnt have 2 LCD´s, 10 Lightingmodes and 500 Buttons, L100 is also considered "Value Line" so it should be similar priced altough it has slightly more speed.
Plenty of sensors support 16bit of resolution per axis, thus a 32bit MCU should be able to process both axes at the same time with clever tinkering, and should allow up to 32bit per axis from the sensor (not sure that's happening on current offerings, not going to check, no time).
Agree on the first part, partially disagree on the second one.
You're more restricted on 8bit MCUs, but less bits mean less circuit complexity, which has quite a few potential advantages (less consumption, less electrical interference, higher potential clocks and so on). It depends on what your focus is and the balance of the chip. We've seen 32bit ARM MCUs coming to mice all those years, and it also brought worse firmware and unwanted or unneeded features.
In general, if your firmware programmers are very focused on optimization, you want a MCU with which they can squeeze all the performance from the sensor, and this usually does not mean the most powerful one, but rather the one that matches the capabilities of the sensor plus a margin.
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