Today’s gaming mice come with a range of parameters for an enhanced user experience. A mouse’s DPI (dots per inch) is one of the most important settings when choosing the gaming mouse best suited to your style.

Remember when mice housed a rubber ball that rolled around as you moved the cursor? As old as this sounds, this system marked the start of PC mice as we know them today. You will no doubt be aware that today optical and laser mice are used instead.

What is a mouse’s DPI?

DPI (dots per inch) measures a mouse’s sensitivity. In other words, it is the number of dots that a sensor recognises within the space of a screen. This unit of measurement is used to discriminate between two dots. A higher DPI allows a mouse to recognise more dots, meaning there is less distance between them.

For example, when a mouse has a DPI of 6400, moving the mouse one inch will move the cursor 6400 pixels. This improves response speed when gaming, as in the case of Energy Sistem‘s Gaming Mouse ESG 2 M2 Flash.


What does all this mean? The cursor will move more quickly or slowly in accordance with screen resolution and the DPI selected. DPI is typically less than 10,000 in a 1080p, or, at most 4K, display. This is more than enough, as an extremely high DPI would cause the cursor to fly across the screen.

To find out more about Energy Sistem’s gaming peripherals, check out the website for details of our gaming keyboards, mice and headphones. You’re just one step away from the next victory!

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