[section_title title=Performance and Testing]
As usual, we’ll start the performance side of things with some synthetic testings. None of these tests are to be taken as gospel due to their homebrew nature and not everyone will be interested in the results anyway, however, there are plenty of you out there that appreciate reviews that actually test mice and this section is for you. All my testing is done on an OcUK Mega Mat XXL
ENOTUS MOUSE TEST V 0.1.4
Enotus mouse test can give us a few bits of sensor information such as DPI and polling rate. The methodology used in this benchmark is to always run it at the maximum DPI the mouse supports and also at 1000Hz. I did get some inconsistent readings during the benchmarks of this mouse using enotus. For instance I did find it slightly odd that the polling rate wasn’t even close to 1000hz, the CPI measurement was way off and the max speed readings seemed low when compared to Mouse tester. To check the Polling rateI loaded up DIRM and a few other polling tests to produce a rough average at 8200 CPI.
Obviously polling rates are never perfect, even the mouse movement recorder we use was throwing out some seriously high polling rates upwards of 1000hz, sometimes this is a glitch in the software. For the mean time I’ve decided to use DIRM to confirm the polling rate, due to the lack of ENOTUS you can get a bit more information regarding the jitter and smoothness from the graphs in the next section.
Graphs (8200 CPI)
We like to include a range of tests based on various settings of the mouse to give you an idea for how well the mouse tracks through XY pointers, this gives you an idea of mouse performance. These benchmarks record the sensor movements which help identify jitter at different CPI levels, and a number of other characteristics of the sensor, we include these for all those mice geeks out there.
Graphs (3200 CPI)
Graphs (1600 CPI)
Graphs (800 CPI)
The velocity test is an extension of the above graphs, we basically run the mouse at the highest settings. And throw the mouse all over the place, this is designed to simulate the movements of the mouse during gameplay, sometimes the max tracking speed will be slower than advertised because our testing arms aren’t that fast!
I was able to push the mouse to 2m/s which is quite fast although the quoted speeds are much higher, but again I’m not a robot. We hope you enjoy the graphs, being the newest additional to our testing protocols. It was a shame about Enotus giving odd readings, but lets move onto the real world testing to see if we have any issues.