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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 04-03-2019, 09:17 PM - Thread Starter
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is there any benefit to running a dpi closer to your monitor resolution?

I know a lot of people play with 400-800 dpi for example on 1920x1080 resolution, I play with 800 dpi aswell,

Just wondering if there is any technical reason that a dpi closer to your monitor resolution would be better? because I've read that somewhere but might be false


like for example 1600 dpi or 2000 dpi when playing on 1920x1080, or just stay on lower dpi as long as it feels good?


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I usually run 2000 to 2500 because I am accustomed to small hand movements of the mouse to cover much ground. I don't have a huge computer space, so over the years I got VERY acquainted with using wrist movements instead of whole hand movements. But that is personal. I also game in multiple resolutions (both 1080 or 1440 at up to 144hz)... It is an adjustment at times, but usually within an hour or two I can acclimate.
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Not unless you only have one inch of play in moving your mouse around on the table, or have some RSI issues that make you not want to move the mouse very far.

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There might be some technical reason that one DPI is "better" than another but I usually just set speed to 6 in Windows, disable the precision thing then set a few different numbers to the DPC switch and move the mouse around till I find a zone that's comfortable. Then I reset the numbers assigned to the switch to be closer together so I can find the one I like best or change in game if I feel like, all your game sensitivity settings should revolve around your DPI.

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there is no technical reason to match dpi with monitor resolution
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No.
Plus 2d plane (osu, rts) vs 3d view matrix (fps, tps) is totally different.
Higher resolutions will want more cpi on 2d because 1 count = 1 pixel with accel and interpolation off.
3d view matrix is unrelated from resolution.

So for both no, screen's horizontal resolution is not to target even for 2d. Might work for you.
For me, 1200cpi on 1920*1080 feels the best in 2d and 800 for 3d (no difference between 800*600 or 4k, if this surprises you, this guy managed to have the patience to explain it thoroughly once and for all: https://www.reddit.com/r/Competitive...elieve_in_the/)

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No.
Plus 2d plane (osu, rts) vs 3d view matrix (fps, tps) is totally different.
Higher resolutions will want more cpi on 2d because 1 count = 1 pixel with accel and interpolation off.
3d view matrix is unrelated from resolution.
This. Modern 3D engines use angular movement.

Just use whatever feels comfortable in Windows at 6/11 (only because some in-game menus don't use raw input).

I like 2000 DPI at 1440p.

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I do 2000~2400dpi - for me, it's more precise and accurate to control the mouse with my fingers and my wrist rather than leaving it up to my forearm(?) movement to cover many inches of actual mouse movement. but again, that's just what I found to be my preference and what I'm used to...

Sometimes let's say I'm using a 8x scope in a game, then this may be a bit too sensitive - but some mice have a button you can press-hold to lower sensitivity during the button hold... or you can change sensitivity for scope use in some games.

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Max on mouse, stock ingame (g602)

a full 720 rotation is like 4 inches

No arm movement, only wrist.


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