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post #1 of 99 (permalink) Old 05-27-2018, 05:20 PM - Thread Starter
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"What DPI do you game at?" thread

honestly I'm curious, because I game at high DPI with a small aluminum coated mousepad, but I see many pro players using some 400dpi dell mouse often.

So I'm here to ask: What DPI do you guys game at?

I usually game at 4800 DPI with my gskill ripsaw mouse. previously it was 3200 on my G502 mouse which I no longer have. my mousepad is better quality now, and I'm more comfortable with the bump up in dpi

Although I just doublechecked my mouse settings and it was actually at 8200 and I didn't even notice on desktop or gaming until I set it back to 4800. this actually kind of blew my mind.

Anyway, tell me your thoughts people. What DPI do you use and why?

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400 DPI and 2.2 in-game sens for CS:GO. I play any other game casually, or with a controller (like Dark Souls), so those don't matter. I like a low sensitivity for CS:GO because I've found it easier to aim with. When rapid mouse movement isn't required 9 out of 10 times, it's really helpful for being precise.

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800 cpi with 1 sensitivity for Source games and 1.3 for idTech games. 4/11 windows sensitivity to make it tame for windows.
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I've been sort of toying with my DPI recently on my Nixeus Revel. I do prefer using 800 DPI for my desktop casual use, but I find 1600 DPI (plus adjusting my sensitivity in-game) smoother to play with for aiming games. It's probably placebo, or my mouse's DPI gets higher the more its scaled up (like 400 DPI actually being ~409 DPI and getting higher as it goes), but either way, I think my cursor's movements look better on 1600 DPI. I'm aware that past a certain point, higher DPI doesn't make a visual difference depending on resolution, FOV, and in/360. (source: https://sensor.fyi/info/#resolution-cpi-dpi-ppi)



My sens in CS:GO right now is 1600 DPI, 0.4 in game.

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1440p, mouse sensitivity 6 so there's no/minimal acceleration and 3 stage DPI at 800, 1000 and 1200. I mostly use 1000 but it's nice to change on the fly. My in game sensitivity is between 25 and 50%.

Why low such low DPI? Well if you do precise aiming you'll see (especially at 1080p) that a higher DPI has much more jitter than low DPI and higher sensitivity.
BTW when comparing DPI the resolution used matters, 1000dpi is much faster on a 1080p screen than a 1440p screen because there are less pixels to travel across.

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400 dpi mostly because I play around 50cm/360 in any shooter. 800+ can feel a little shaky and in some games I can't get the sens I want with higher dpi. If I played higher sens I would probably use 800.
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This is not very handy without in game sensitivity. I suggest valve games since everyone's got em and they all run the same sensitivity AFAIK.


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800 DPI.

It's perfect for me on 1080p desktop so I don't have to switch DPI ever and it's something just about every mouse has as a preset.

Sensitivity in CSGO is 1, forget what it is in other games.

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I'm used to 400 dpi on my desktop, so that's what I use.
I mostly play Overwatch, so 400 dpi, 10.75 ingame. Angle skipping / pixel skipping doesn't bother me, so I stick to what I'm used to.
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I used 800 DPI, but 800 DPI on a 2560x1440 screen isn't quite enough to guarantee pixel accuracy unless staying in a super low sensitivity, so I've bumped up to 1600 DPI now.

If there's one thing I can say from my performances in competitive multiplayer games since 2007; I've always done my best when I've secured that pixel perfect dpi.

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