Ideazon Reaper Gaming Mouserobgs - March 28, 2007
- 400, 800, and 1600 DPI resolutions
- Real time, on the fly DPI switching
- 6 programmable buttons
- Rubberized mouse buttons
- Gold Plated USB connector
- Illuminated Ideazon Z logo
- Intel E6600 Core 2 Duo processor
- Asus P5N32-E SLI motherboard
- 2GB OCZ PC2-6400 EL Platinum RAM
- eVGA 8800GTX video card
- OCZ 600W GameXStream power supply
- 3 Seagate 320GB SATA II drives
- LG GSA-H22L-BLK 18x DVD ROM
- Windows XP Professional SP2
Ideazon Reaper ZMS-1000 400/800/1600 DPI Optical Mouse
Dell M-UVDELL1 400 DPI Optical Mouse
For this test I will use the same system with the two different mice. The game I will be testing these mice with is the newest installment of Splinter Cell, Double Agent. Near the beginning of the game, good ol’ Sam Fisher has to prove himself to the JBA (John Brown’s Army) by running through a series of tests. One of these tests is a shooting range that requires quick response and precision marksmanship which is the perfect testing ground for this mouse.
As you can see in the picture, at the end of the gallery there are three score boards. The first score board displays the highest score reached. The middle score board displays your current points standing based on how close to the bull’s-eye you hit. The last score board is the minimum you need in order to proceed in the game.
Scoring is quite easy. The highest score you can get with one shot is 5, which is the bull’s-eye. The next ring outside the bull’s-eye is 3 points. Anywhere on the rest of the target is 1 point. You are given a clip of 30 rounds, so the most you can score with one clip is 150 points. In this test I will try to get as many points as I can with one clip with the Dell mouse and for each of the 3 resolutions on the Reaper Gaming Mouse. I will run through the course 10 times for each, which should give us a pretty good cross section of data. In the end, I will add up all the scores for each to see if there is a noticeable difference in accuracy through points.
Those who know this game also know that some of the targets continuously move across the shooting field while others come to a stop at inconsistent times, then start moving again. I could get a higher score if I only shot at still targets and disregarded the moving ones. But for fairness and to show a more accurate outcome for each test run, I will just keep shooting at whatever comes across the screen whether it is moving or not. Obviously this test is not purely scientific but it does show a pretty consistent trend toward the conclusion that higher resolutions could produce higher accuracy or even quicker response. You can also see that the score of the Reaper at 400 DPI pretty closely matches the score of the 400 DPI Dell mouse. If you look closely, you might have noticed I scored the highest one-time point count in test 9 with the Dell mouse.
|Mouse||Reaper Gaming Mouse||Dell Optical Mouse
I could really feel the difference with each resolution change of the Reaper. The lowest resolution at 400 DPI was very slow to respond and made moving around very awkward. To make a small move from one target to the next took a pretty large movement. Conversely, the highest resolution at 1600 DPI was very responsive. One small movement of the mouse sent the aiming reticule out of the shooting gallery. It was very hard to control but still I averaged well compared to the other scores. The 800 DPI setting was a very nice middle ground. The response was crisp and the accuracy was sharp, resulting in the highest scores. In game the Reaper at the 800 DPI setting was very enjoyable. It was easy to quickly get a bead on any immediate threat that had to be dealt with, then to switch to a higher DPI and quickly look around for any more that could be coming.