Understanding DPI settings

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by James3793, Oct 16, 2016.

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  1. James3793

    James3793 New Member

    Hey guys,

    Sorry if this is a noob question but I thought I would come here for help.

    I recently splashed out on a Mamba Chroma Wireless as well as a BlackWidow Chroma and the Firefly mouse mat. Its a beautiful set to look at and use but recently I have been struggling with the mouse and the customizable settings.

    When it comes to mice, I have always gone with the more simple, no frills models and while this mouse feels great, I am unsure on how I should be using the DPI settings.

    The mouse is 1600 DPI but if I have the mouse set to that, I need to basically drop all my in game mouse sensitivity settings as close to zero as possible for the mouse to even be playable. I know you can customize the five sensitivity stages which I have done and I play around with these in game but I cant help but feel I am not using this correctly or too my advantage.

    How should I be using the DPI settings and how does this work alongside the in game sensitivity settings? somehow I dont think I should be dropping the in game settings as low as I am.

    I play a fair amount of FPS games so I want to get this feeling right for me.

    Thanks so much in advance.
     
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  2. Neco2510

    Neco2510 Member

    If it works for you then keep doing what you're doing. I have different DPI stages set and use macro keys to move them up and down, but keeping the same DPI setting and using in game sliders to adjust is just as valid.

    Do what feels right, doesn't matter what anyone else does or says :) as with most things in life
     
  3. James3793

    James3793 New Member

    Thank you! I'll keep playing around and finding a happy medium.

    So out of interest, what is the benefit of have 16,000 DPI as an option?
     
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  4. Predator5

    Predator5 Well-Known Member

    For gaming at extreme resolutions, such as 4K or future 8K.
     
  5. Neco2510

    Neco2510 Member

    Yeah my mouse can go up to 10k dpi, but the most I ever have it at is 3000, and thats only for desktop use as I have two monitors. 10/16k is partly future resolution proofing as pretator says and partly marketing gimmick/hype.
    Gaming wise most pros only use 800dpi.
     
  6. James3793

    James3793 New Member

    Cool, I play at 4K often and when I can. I have been playing the BF1 beta and trial at 4K which has led to my questions. So you think set the mouse to 16k DPI for these games and lower the sensitivity in game if it's too quick?
     
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  7. Predator5

    Predator5 Well-Known Member

    Look. There is no ''too'' quick. Adjust it to your preference. It has no effect to the mouse performance whatsoever. I use the DeathAdder 2013 which has potential to go up too 6400 dpi, but I keep it at 800.
     
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  8. James3793

    James3793 New Member

    Thanks man, I appreciate the help. I read a few articles and lots of people seem to keep the DPI fairly low.
     
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