Originally Posted by w1tch
Hello, I would like to share my results:
Mouse: Glorious Model O
CPU: Ryzen 1600
GPU: RX 580 8GB
RAM: [email protected]
MSIutilv2: all pci devices use msi mode
Drivers/Bios: latest revision
Problem: cannot flick in csgo, really hard to play kz maps - bad strafe sync.
Goal: How should I go about achieving "optimized system" graph as from original poster?
Here's your problems:
1) Stop reading ANY posts from people who claim you should use that stupid utility to switch all devices to MSI mode that aren't already that way by default like ethernet controller. I get garbage mouse movement by changing ANYTHING to MSI mode. Changing the GPU to MSI mode is a noob trap setting because while it does make it feel like the cursor has less 'friction' on a lot of setups, your accuracy will be significantly worse. It makes cursor movement objectively worse. Period. Nvidia GPUs ship with MSI mode off by default, and I see you have an AMD GPU and those ship with MSI mode on. The context of my post was discussing MSI mode for Nvidia GPUs, so not sure what happens by turning it off for AMD cards.
2) I have both the Model O and Model O- and while they have some of the fastest response 3360's I've ever seen, the overall sensor implementation is going to be less accurate than something like the 3366 in the Logitech G403. People can probably compete at a high level with the Model O, but Logitech's sensor implementation is better, and so is Steelseries' 3360 in the Sensei 310 (but it's too wide and slippery rubber grip to even use).
3) Ram latency makes a HUGE difference on my DDR3 builds for cursor movement. It sounds like it would not, but it does. The difference in using CAS9 and CAS 7 is night and day. If you're using DDR4, I would not buy anything less than 3200 mhz CAS 14.
4) When I had a room full of GPUs mining digital ****coins, I noticed all the 3rd party AMD cards had terrible mouse movement compared to the R9 290 reference. A lot of Nvidia 3rd party cards have worse mouse movement than reference as well, but NOWHERE NEAR as bad as I saw for 3rd party AMD cards. I'm on an Asus 1660 Super Strix right now with dual bios and the "quiet mode" bios switch isn't very good, but the default "performance mode" BIOS switch is good if you were looking for a cheap card without a gimped BIOS implementation ($250). If you wanted to play it safe, I would get an Nvidia reference card, though. You should also be using only 441.66 Nvidia driver (other new ones aren't nearly as good latency-wise) and the following settings:
Important: You also need to change this setting under "Desktop and Color Settings". I don't think the setting comes up if you connect by DVI, but does for HDMI and possibly others: