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Offline Kuy

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Does DPI matter after a certain point?
« on: 04:24 AM - 07/14/19 »
This might seem like a stupid question, but anyway.

I know a Xim best performs at 3200 or your max mouse DPI. My question is, after a certain level of DPI, is there any noticeable difference besides aim assist strength?

Lets say Iím using 12k DPI, and decide to bump it up to 16k, besides how aim assist might feel, is there anything different in my mouse movement? Or if there is, is it even noticeable?

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Re: Does DPI matter after a certain point?
« Reply #1 on: 06:41 AM - 07/14/19 »
Short answer
Try it, test it, use whatever feels best for you, but in general (IMHO) even 1000 DPI is more than enough.

Long answer
DPI stands for "Dots Per Inch". This means:
a) how many "dots" can be placed (or "detected") within an inch (2.54cm)?
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b) how many "points/dots/millimeters of movement" can be detected by a particular device (within 2.54cm)?

E.g. for printers in printing quality: how many ink-dots can it "spit" on a paper within a 2.54cm length (i.e. what is an ink-spot's diameter, so how many of them can fit on a 2.54cm "line" of those?)
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for moving a mouse: how slight the movement can be, that is still detected by the device?

So there are two questions here:
1, What "humanly" is possible for the slightest movement you can make with your hands over a mouse? If it's let's say 0.1mm, that means 25.400 DPI (2.540mm / 0.1mm). But if it's 0.3mm (more realistic), that's just 8.450-ish DPI for the mouse to detect even the slightest move of your hand
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2, In what quality can this be reflected on screen? (which has it's own "DPI", e.g. 3.840 x 2.160 pixels is 3.840 horizontal "DPI" and 2.160 vertical "DPI".


I think you know the answer now: It doesn't really matter. IMHO even 1000 DPI is more than enough most of the time as you are not hunting for single pixels in super-high resolution (which your eyes couldn't even detect), but if 3200 feels good/better, go with it. Whatever feels good, really.

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Re: Does DPI matter after a certain point?
« Reply #2 on: 07:18 AM - 07/14/19 »
hey,

this has been covered in this topic with a longer in-depth explanation:
https://community.xim.tech/index.php?topic=65749.0
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Re: Does DPI matter after a certain point?
« Reply #3 on: 11:21 AM - 07/16/19 »
This might seem like a stupid question, but anyway.

I know a Xim best performs at 3200 or your max mouse DPI. My question is, after a certain level of DPI, is there any noticeable difference besides aim assist strength?

Lets say Iím using 12k DPI, and decide to bump it up to 16k, besides how aim assist might feel, is there anything different in my mouse movement? Or if there is, is it even noticeable?

Anything over 2000 dpi adds smoothing for most mouse sensors. For Razer mice it's 1800

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Re: Does DPI matter after a certain point?
« Reply #4 on: 12:01 PM - 07/16/19 »
there may not be any truth to this,  it could be in my head.  but it seems like high dpi,  lets say 16000. even if I have the same in game sensitivity as 3200 dpi,[ 30- 180]   on the 16000 I have to use a little smoothing because its more sensitive , where on 3200  I don't .  I don't know if its because the mouse is reading more dots per square inch or its mouse acceleration.