It has been proven to a great extent that how important it is to measure the polling rate to improve your gaming life. But how to measure it by using the mouse rate checker tool? What is the easiest way to check the polling rate of the mouse you’re going to buy?
You can use this convenient online tool to test the polling rate of your mouse. In real-time, this tool measures how many times a mouse communicates with a computer in a second , so you don’t need to install or download any software. It’ll also display your mouse’s average possible rates.
How To Use Mouse Rate Checker Tool
Just follow the steps below.
- Simply press the “CLICK TO START” button.
- Once you click the start button, the tool will start measuring the polling rate of your mouse and show results.
- Somewhere in between the several movements, it tells you the average rate.
- Even though you won’t be able to keep your eyes stick on the list of hertz down there, you can check the individual readings by scrolling up.
- To check the onset readings, press “CLICK TO STOP” and scroll up.
If the tool “CLICK TO START” button is not working take a mouse test for testing mouse buttons.
(Though my mouse’s polling rate is quite bad, even then I tried hard to take the screenshot. Pat on my back.)
Mouse Polling Rate Description
Mouse polling rate is measured in Hz that reports the mouse’s position to a computer.
Let’s break this definition down this way:
- 125 Hz: If your mouse supports this rate, it communicates its position to your computer 125 times every second, or 8 milliseconds.
- 500 Hz: It means your mouse communicates its position 500 times every second to your computer or every 2 milliseconds.
- 1000 Hz: It communicates its position to your computer 1000 times every second or every 4 milliseconds.
One thing that is worth remembering here is that a higher polling rate always decreases the lag that occurs when you move your mouse and when the movement shows up on the screen.
So the million-dollar question is: Which polling rate is better, 500Hz or 1000Hz?
It depends upon your CPU resources. The higher the resources are, the higher the rate would work on them. 500Hz is smoother, while 1000Hz is snappier (again it depends on your CPU resources).
Still not sold on it? I know there must be something more to the basics, including how best polling rate can let your mouse live up to your expectations.
Let’s read out some rapid-fire questions about polling rates.