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What polling rate do you guys use?

1000 Hz
16 (45.7%)
500 Hz
17 (48.6%)
250 Hz
0 (0%)
125 Hz
2 (5.7%)

Total Members Voted: 35

Voting closed: 03:14 AM - 12/19/18

125 Hz vs 250Hz vs500 Hz vs 1000 Hz polling rate  (Read 4408 times)

Offline baadnewz

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125 Hz vs 250Hz vs500 Hz vs 1000 Hz polling rate
« on: 03:13 AM - 12/12/18 »
What are you guys using? If I understood correctly you must use what your mouse can handle,so to speak. But what is really the difference? Does 500 Hz give you more aim assist? What are guys using? I have a Logitech G502.Any recommendations?
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Re: 125 Hz vs 250Hz vs500 Hz vs 1000 Hz polling rate
« Reply #1 on: 03:44 AM - 12/12/18 »
I am using 1000hz with my Logitech G Pro and 500hz on my xim.

The only difference I feel between 1000hz and 500hz is that 1000hz gives me a bit more jitter.

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Re: 125 Hz vs 250Hz vs500 Hz vs 1000 Hz polling rate
« Reply #2 on: 05:20 AM - 12/12/18 »
Mouse set to 1kHz, but as it only reports at ~950Hz, Apex is set to 500.

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Re: 125 Hz vs 250Hz vs500 Hz vs 1000 Hz polling rate
« Reply #3 on: 06:05 AM - 12/12/18 »
500/500 for me. I have messed around with 12k dpi @ 1000hz on my g pro but honestly I felt my aim degraded and actually got worse at these settings for whatever reason. Odin has a done a lot of good work explaining the concepts behind the best settings for the XIM and I have to say the man seems to know what he is talking about. If you haven't I recommend you check out his videos on mouse polling rate and sensitivity. For whatever reason, I find my ability to stay on target is greater with 500hz polling rate on my xim and mouse vs 1000hz. It feels like the aim assist bubble is stronger around the target at 500, but in a good way, it seems to help stay on target and hit those headshots easier.

I do switch back and forth sometimes just to see if it's placebo or maybe it's in my head but I consistently find that 500 feels best for me, probably because my mouse at 1000hz does not even come close to polling consistently. I'm currently running [email protected] on a Logitech g pro!

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Re: 125 Hz vs 250Hz vs500 Hz vs 1000 Hz polling rate
« Reply #4 on: 06:48 AM - 12/12/18 »
I do switch back and forth sometimes just to see if it's placebo or maybe it's in my head but I consistently find that 500 feels best for me, probably because my mouse at 1000hz does not even come close to polling consistently. I'm currently running [email protected] on a Logitech g pro!

I've gone through all the settings, from 800 DPI to 12k DPI. I stopped looking for settings two weeks ago,and stayed at 12k DPI 1000 Hz. I mention that when I bought the apex I played about two months with 4K DPI and 1000 Hz polling. Last night after I told myself that I won't change DPI again, I switched from 12K ,1000, to 4K DPI and 500 Hz. The aim assist is  way stronger and my shots are more accurate. I am though,finding some difficulty entering and exiting the aim asssist bubble. But even if I find it more difficult, I perform way better at 4k than I did at 12k. So I will stay at 4k DPI.

DPI problem been answered, I want to know the perfect polling rate. I watched all Od1n's tutorials but I didn't knew that you can set your apex and mouse polling rates different from one another. I mean,I learned from tutorials,that the polling rates must be the same. But I read on the forum,that many people use their apex on 250 Hz, and mouse polling rate on 1000Hz or 500 Hz. I just can't go through all these settings anymore. I just don't have the power anymore. 6 months I looked for the perfect DPI. I just can't do it anymore,for polling rate too. I just want an aswer. Preferably,the perfect answer? Joking guys, have a great one. Thanks for all your replies and votes. Keep posting here ,your settings.

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Re: 125 Hz vs 250Hz vs500 Hz vs 1000 Hz polling rate
« Reply #5 on: 07:22 AM - 12/12/18 »
When it comes to polling rates, yes 1000hz will cut through AA slightly better then the rest. This is simply due to responsiveness. Jitter, cuts through AA better then a straight line. It really comes down to three things.
1. How steady your hand is. Some folks simply have a steadier hand then others or they simply don't mind a little jitter. For those folks the payoff is responsiveness and less AA.
2. How consistent your mouse's polling rate is. If your mouse doesn't poll at 1000hz consistently you will get stutter with Apex polling at 1000hz. The important thing is that your mouse polling rate is = or > then your Apex polling rate, they don't have to be the same. I personally have not experienced this with the G502. But I don't run really high sensitivity either, middle of the road for me pretty much.
3. Your mouse pad, this is often overlooked. But the combo of your pads material and the mouse (sensor) you're using can improve or degrade performance.

The honest truth is, there is no one setup to rule them all. I've seen Xim users Dominate using all kinds of different setups. Everything from extravagant curves and acceleration at 12000 dpi to No curves or acceleration at 800 dpi. I'm sorry!  :-X


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