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Is Higher DPI with low sensitivity better?

Like the title says, is enabling max DPI then lowering the mouse sensitivity better than setting the DPI to desired mouse speed?

I'm using a Razer Naga Chroma as my preferred mouse. It goes up to 16,000 DPI. I prefer the sensitivity of 1,800 DPI so I have it set there with 1000hz polling rate.

I'v been noticing that in some FPS games (mainly Squad) when trying to make shots at over 300 meters without a high power scope, I don't have precise enough movement. At times, enemy players are only 2-3 pixels wide on my 1440p monitor. So I need pixel by pixel movement, and my mouse won't do it. It will either not move, or skip too many pixels at a time so I can't hit my target. It's been irritating me all day since I started playing this game again.

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1800 DPI is fine for that sensor (no added smoothing), so I'd say the reason you're not being able to correct for targets that small is your sensitivity is too high. There's a limit to how incrementally you can move your wrist/arm, especially if your mousepad+mousefeet interaction is reasonably high in static friction.

I suggest lowering sensitivity and trying to adapt.

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there's people who say higher DPI/low in-game is better and there's people who say the opposite but neither account for the lazy factor

I run the same DPI in game as I do in Windows (600) and adjust in-game sensitivity to make it how I want it because I'm lazy, does well enough for me.

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depends on Sensor , in fact of adding smoothing at some higher CPI steps ... and also on the game ... if Im correct e.g. CSGO get's some pixelskipping above ingame sense 3.5 ( but not sure )
most Sensor are fine to 1800-2100CPI ... and I think thats fast enough
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Quote: Originally Posted by The Pook View Post
I run the same DPI in game as I do in Windows (600) and adjust in-game sensitivity to make it how I want it because I'm lazy, does well enough for me.
People do it otherwise ?
Never did it differently
Does it make sense to use high DPI ingame and then just half it with ingames slowdown options
i use 350DPI everywhere , as 400 feels awkward and 450 is too fast , there is no 360 or 370

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Ok, so after posting this I did some testing since I remembered there was offline testing range with marked distances to targets.

I can say it is significantly better playing with 16,000 DPI with the in game sensitivity set to 0.1 in game. The mouse speed felt about the same with these settings. It made the pixel by pixel movement very easy where I can hit targets at 750 meters, which is well past the effectiveness of infantry weapons.

Just to contrast I went back down to 1800 dpi with 1.0 in game sensitivity and it was skipping 4-5 pixels at a time at only 300 meters.


So, is there a way I could set my mouse to 16,000 DPI and not be unusable on desktop?

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Windows has a sensitivity setting, type main.cpl in a command prompt.

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Windows has a sensitivity setting, type main.cpl in a command prompt.
I did this, but it doesn't feel quite right on desktop. The mouse feels less precise now.

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Quote: Originally Posted by Shaded War View Post
I did this, but it doesn't feel quite right on desktop. The mouse feels less precise now.

then use lower DPI, lol.

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Ok, so after posting this I did some testing since I remembered there was offline testing range with marked distances to targets.

I can say it is significantly better playing with 16,000 DPI with the in game sensitivity set to 0.1 in game. The mouse speed felt about the same with these settings. It made the pixel by pixel movement very easy where I can hit targets at 750 meters, which is well past the effectiveness of infantry weapons.

Just to contrast I went back down to 1800 dpi with 1.0 in game sensitivity and it was skipping 4-5 pixels at a time at only 300 meters.


So, is there a way I could set my mouse to 16,000 DPI and not be unusable on desktop?

So assuming that those numbers you're talking about are in Squad, I'm pretty sure the reason you like 16000/0.1 more is simply because it's slightly lower sensitivity. Your 1800 DPI at 1 in-game sens is 2.9 cm per 360 degrees, which is ridiculously high sensitivity. At 16000 DPI with 0.1 in-game sens, you move to 3.3 cm per 360 which is still extremely high sens, but at least slightly more controllable.

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