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What is mouse DPI?

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2014-09-16 14:44:14

DPI is dots per inch, it also relates directly to the mouse

READING, along with the movement on screen. So that said, if you

use a 1024x786 screen resolution, using a 1000DPI mouse, it would

'technically' take 1 inch to move from one side to the other. But

it also relates to how many 'screen shots' the mouse takes per

second. So higher DPI = more screen shots per 'movement cycle'

which translates into a smoother movement of your mouse, and yields

a higher speed. You can also reduce your movement speed (most

commonly done in the game you are playing) to adjust the higher

speed. So if you go from a 400 DPI mouse with 4 sensitivity, a 1600

DPI mouse and a 1 sensitivity would give you the same speed, but

higher precision.

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