What’s the DPI of a Mouse and It’s Effect

DPI is a measure of sensitivity of a mouse, or how little you have to move your mouse to move whatever virtual object you’re controlling on the screen, such as […]<div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style addthis_32x32_style" addthis:url='http://www.pc-hardware-china.com/whats-dpi-mouse-effect/' addthis:title='What’s the DPI of a Mouse and It’s Effect'><a class="addthis_button_facebook"></a><a class="addthis_button_twitter"></a><a class="addthis_button_pinterest_share"></a><a class="addthis_button_linkedin"></a><a class="addthis_button_blogger"></a><a class="addthis_button_google_plusone_share"></a><a class="addthis_button_reddit"></a><a class="addthis_button_tumblr"></a><a class="addthis_button_folkd"></a><a class="addthis_button_compact"></a><a class="addthis_counter addthis_bubble_style"></a></div>

DPI is a measure of sensitivity of a mouse, or how little you have to move your mouse to move whatever virtual object you’re controlling on the screen, such as your gun in a first-person shooter or your cursor in a real-time strategy game.

Soms people like to use another parase, CPI. CPI means the positioning accuracy of mouse,The unit of positioning is DPI/CPI. Means when you move the mouse by one inch,The maximum number of messages of accurate positoning .
DPI is an abbreviation of “Dots per inch”,Means the numbers of pixels of one inch .
CPI is an abbreviation of “count per inch” ,Both The DPI and CPI are used to indicate the resolution of mouse ,But the DPI is static indicator,which much more suitable for printer and scanner,because the movingof mouse is dynamic process,So the CPI indicator is much suitable for mouse.

DPI is resolution, sensitivity is primarily how fast the cursor moves. Higher DPI (dots per inch) means the cursor has a smoother, more accurate feel for pinpointing precise spots, as per in sniping. Higher DPI mice have more increments the LED or laser reads with, a denser scan so to speak. However going too high in DPI can have adverse effects on the sensitivity for things that don’t require precise pinpointing.

For that reason if you have not tested the one you want to buy, or can at least return for refund with no hassle, it’s best to have an on-the-fly DPI adjustment on the mouse somewhere, and not underneath. Somewhere that’s easily reachable and adjustable while you’re playing. That said, many settle on a given DPI spec that is either not adjustable, or leave it at one setting. Once you know what amount of DPI is comfortable for the gaming you do, it opens up a lot of brands, models and price ranges.

In other words, you don’t necessarily HAVE to have on-the-fly DPI adjustability. It just takes the guesswork out if you’re not sure how much DPI you need. In your case however you already own one, and it’s even DPI adjustable. So now you just need to differentiate between speed of cursor movement, and smoothness of precise pinpointing, and find the sweet spot, or keep adjusting as you go.

To put it another way, ever heard of mouse look getting “squirrelly” when it’s cranked up high? Fast cursor panning in and of itself if left to just the mouse options can be hard to control. Ideally you want speed and precision. To a degree it depends how the game you’re playing is coded, esp games that are made on console and ported to PC. That in itself is one of the best reasons to have an adjustable DPI mouse.

Notice, Higher DPI doesn’t just mean higher speed, it also means higher accuracy of the mouse cursor. If you have a very low speed and your mouse has a very high DPI (those two are not the same things), you can move your mouse cursor in really small discrete steps, as opposed to a really low dps mouse where the cursor will literally make jumps of 10 pixels or more as opposed to smooth movements.

Basically if you have a full speed 1800 dpi mouse it’s the same as having a 3600dpi mouse at 50% speed. However, sometimes the mouse is going to make mistakes and with twice as much detail being read into your mouse movements (and the surface the mouse is on) the 3600dpi /50% filter mouse/setting is going to be a lot smoother and more precise. So therefore it’s good to have as high a dpi mouse as possible, since you can then get speed and smoothness.

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