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Thread: what is the difference between a gaming mouse and normal mouse?

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    what is the difference between a gaming mouse and normal mouse?

    my friend recently got gaming mouse and gaming keyboard and i dont see what the difference is from a normal mouse or keyboard.also what is the difference between the 2 keyboards??

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    what is the difference between a gaming mouse and normal mouse?

    The gaming mouse has more DPI, meaning it is more accurate and smooth for gaming. They should also be heavier (solid type build) and have a nice feel to them, for example they should not be too small or too big for comfort. Some gaming mouses have additional buttons on the side or wherever for whatever reason or even settings.I'm not sure about the keyboard tho.

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    what is the difference between a gaming mouse and normal mouse?

    Dylan had a nice reply about the mice.About the keyboards, I would personally say that they're ripoffs, but they usually have their key matrices optimized for gaming. On a normal keyboard for example, you probably can't press W, A, and S simultaneously without at least one of them being blocked. Most gaming keyboards are optimized so that it won't be blocked. They'll also generally offer backlighting.

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    what is the difference between a gaming mouse and normal mouse?

    Let me add to the good answers you've received already.Gaming mice and keyboards are usually more ergonomic, and have less input lag than a normal device. The input lag is key. With many devices, you click the button, it takes anywhere from 8 to 25/1000 of a second (8 to 25ms) to process it and another 2-3ms to send the response to the computer. Granted, you don't notice the 8ms, and 25ms is probably still unnoticeable, but many a shoot-out in FPS games are won by he/she who has the least video/input device/internet lag. Gaming mice have less input lag (2 to 8ms), and 1ms polling rates (the rate it sends info to the computer)Gaming mice specifically have features that make them better for gaming. They are more precise (the DPI mentioned earlier), have less lag, and include things like weight cartridges and on-the-fly dpi switching. The DPI switching allows you to go from really fast motions to very controlled movements. For example, you might want to run around with an assault rifle in a game, then switch down to a controlled movement for a long-range sniper shot.Gaming keyboards are generally back-lit, and have higher-quality parts. This means they look awesome, have a better feel to the button, and last longer. I'll grant that it doesn't matter as much to most people, but it will matter a lot if you're pressing six buttons at once. For gamers - especially FPS (first-person shooter) gamers, gaming mice are a must-have, and keyboards are just a lot nicer. MMO players will also appreciate gaming mice for having more buttons, which allows them to bind more functions and macros to east-to-press buttons.

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