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Mouse DPI from 1080p to 1440p

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If someone was using a 24" 1080p monitor at 400 DPI and then switched to a 27" 1440p monitor, what DPI should the mouse be set to, to get a similar sensitivity?


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"why dont u just try and see what feels good?"

this is golden.

 

and you should try and see what feels good and natural for you. 


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Considering 2560x1440 is roughly 1.5 times the pixel count of 1920x1080 on each axis, I'd say an increase in sensitivity of 1.5x seems logical. Since you use 400DPI at 1080p, you should (theoretically) get similar results with 600DPI.

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why dont u just try and see what feels good?

 

Edit: thats what he said?

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Everyone has their own preference. personally i use 5600 DPI on my 1080 and it still doesn't feel like enough. Yes i know i am insane with my mouse, don't judge...

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Everyone has their own preference. personally i use 5600 DPI on my 1080 and it still doesn't feel like enough. Yes i know i am insane with my mouse, don't judge...

 

That fits your entire screen into 1/5th of an inch of movement. You don't have windows pointer speed lowered or enhanced pointer precision enabled?

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I'm not the only one who uses [well, used to use :(] 400 dpi?!


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I'm not the only one who uses [well, used to use :(] 400 dpi?!

I'm guessing you play csgo or Fps games. 400 DPI is low. But I know many successful cs go/DayZ/Fps players *PsiSyndicate* who use 400 dpi.

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I'm guessing you play csgo or Fps games. 400 DPI is low. But I know many successful cs go/DayZ/Fps players *PsiSyndicate* who use 400 dpi.

It's because the old dell mice that were practically and industry standard for decades were 400 dpi. I grew up on that thing


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That fits your entire screen into 1/5th of an inch of movement. You don't have windows pointer speed lowered or enhanced pointer precision enabled?

I have everything turned up to it's max and it still feels slow with productivity things. On games it feels fine but anything else feels pretty slow (programming, 3D modeling, etc.). most people HATE using my computer just because my mouse speed it too uncontrollable for them which i must say is kind of a bonus xD

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I have everything turned up to it's max and it still feels slow with productivity things. On games it feels fine but anything else feels pretty slow (programming, 3D modeling, etc.). most people HATE using my computer just because my mouse speed it too uncontrollable for them which i must say is kind of a bonus xD

 

Enhanced pointer precision can't be maxed, it's on/off.

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What I would do is open a FPS game on your 1080P, move your move from left to right over the complete width of your mousepad and see how big of a turn you make. then get your 1440p screen and keep changing the DPI until you're making the same turn.


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400dpi sounds really low are u sure thats right?

 

why dont u just try and see what feels good?

 

Edit: thats what he said?

 

 

Why it wouldn't be right?

 

There are shitloads of competitive fps players that use that low sensitivity, you do not need higher for pretty much anything unless you are trying to do pixel perfect drawing and even then a drawing tablet is more useful.


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Lol I use 8200 on my 1080p and it feels really slow

You move 1mm and you'll easily have covered your entire screen.

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Why it wouldn't be right?

There are shitloads of competitive fps players that use that low sensitivity, you do not need higher for pretty much anything unless you are trying to do pixel perfect drawing and even then a drawing tablet is more useful.

A higher sens would be worse for drawing. I usually drop down to 400dpi for that sort of stuff.

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Why it wouldn't be right?

 

There are shitloads of competitive fps players that use that low sensitivity, you do not need higher for pretty much anything unless you are trying to do pixel perfect drawing and even then a drawing tablet is more useful.

Because 400dpi what i would use for drawing lol i sit at like 4000dpi thats not fast at all imo im terrible with high sensitivities.

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I added a little bit to mine when going up to 1440p, at the same settings it just felt too slow

 

On my g500 i have my DPI going 300-600-900-1200-1500

 

I normally keep it on setting 2 so 600dpi, feels great in BF4, i can decrease or increase depending on what I am doing


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A higher sens would be worse for drawing. I usually drop down to 400dpi for that sort of stuff.

 

Sensitivity != dpi, and I am not meaning like 250x250px pictures.

 

In really high resolutions the accuracy from dpi is usefull.


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Sensitivity != dpi, and I am not meaning like 250x250px pictures.

 

In really high resolutions the accuracy from dpi is usefull.

Sensitivity IS DPI, though. The higher your DPI, the more sensitive the cursor is to movements your hand makes.

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Sensitivity IS DPI, though. The higher your DPI, the more sensitive the cursor is to movements your hand makes.

meaning it moves more for the same amount of space on the mousepad.

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It's off

 

Okay, so with windows pointer speed maxed and DPI at 5600, not only does your mouse skip pixels, but you have your entire monitor stuffed into an area of 2.5 x 1.25 millimeters (I think). Perception of pointer-speed aside, any semblence of accuracy has been objectively scattered to the wind and forcing your wrist to move in such small increments probably isn't doing it any favors in the long-run, either.

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