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Rafizia

what is a mouse polling rate?

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i have a logitech g102 pro and in the software i have polling rate option between 125, 250, 500, and 1000, is the 1000 hz the best?


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7 hours ago, Rafizia said:

i have a logitech g102 pro and in the software i have polling rate option between 125, 250, 500, and 1000, is the 1000 hz the best?

Polling rate is how many time a computer checks for the mouse's position.


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This is how many times in a second the mouse will look for input and send it to your computer. With 1000Hz your mouse will send inputs to your PC every 1ms. Basically, the higher, the better.


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In short,

how USB mice work is not that they report their position back to the computer when they want,

instead the computer asks for its position and the mice returns it.

 

Polling rate is how many times per second that request is made.

 

Usually:

Higher polling rate = more updates = more data flow = potentially lower input latency

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4 hours ago, Aleksa Djordjic said:

how USB mice work is not that they report their position back to the computer when they want,

instead the computer asks for its position and the mice returns it.

source?

 

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Polling rate is the measure of how many times your mouse reports its position to your computer. Polling rate is measured through the unit Hz (Hertz). If your mouse's polling rate is set to 100Hz, it means that it's reporting its position to your computer at 100 times in 1 second, or in every 10 milliseconds.

https://support.razer.com/articles/1527861171#:~:text=Polling rate is the measure,or in every 10 milliseconds.


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27 minutes ago, Aleksa Djordjic said:

 

"works by polling your device..... your computer essentially ask your keyboard and mouse, hey watcha doin? watcha doin? watcha doin? and the keyboard or mouse will then respond, by saying for example: nothing, moving to the left..."

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"Polling rate is the measure of how many times your mouse reports its position to your computer."

also from the forum guide:

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Polling Rate

Its the rate at which mouse sensor updates it's information regarding it's position or movement measured in Hz.

your first statement doesnt really add up.
 


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So yeah as mention already. 500Hz minimum recommend, 1000Hz would be recommended for like 240Hz monitors and fps gaming at such. 


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