Flawless Sensor Mouse List – The perfect mouse

A flawless sensor mouse is some of these things that I always thought I had, but never knew I didn’t. When we buy some of these extremely expensive gaming mice we expect them to be the best engineered devices available. Sadly this is not the case, and a flawless sensor mouse (or superior sensor, sometimes perfect sensor) is actually quite rare. Lots of gaming mice sensors are equipped with certain algorithms and try to predict our movement. Most of us competitive gamers don’t want that. In competitive gaming we want our mice to produce our exact movements on the screen. We want to be as close to the metal as possible.

Most people aren’t even aware that a mouse sensor could have flaws or that flawless mouse sensors are even available. It certainly might even be debatable what a flawless sensor actually is. So we want to get this straight:

What’s a flawless sensor mouse? What’s a superior sensor or perfect sensor mouse?

All these words are interchangeable and mean one thing: We want a mouse sensor that doesn’t interfere in what we are doing. When we talk about a flawless sensor mouse we mean that there is little to no prediction algorithms, no mouse acceleration, no jitter, and no axis differences. All of these things were regularly included in some mice to make the use of these mice more comfortable and predictable.

While most mice currently available still have some flaws, we consider these mice sensors to be the cream of the crop or ‘flawless’. All these issues mentioned before should be absent to be considered a flawless sensor mouse. This is mostly the case for optical mice, laser mice regularly have a variety of other issues associated with them. Laser mice for example can be ‘too’ sensitive and produce irregular outputs.

Basically all of the mice are used by professional gamers. We gathered them from our CS:GO Setups and Overwatch Setups. You really can’t go wrong with any of these. But if you want to make sure they fit your hand, have a look at our size comparisons as well. The most important thing we can recommend though is to try them out in person.

Additionally, for left-handed people choosing a mouse can be difficult as well. That is why we have provided information on whether they are ambidextrous or not.

Please feel free to have a look at the list. We would very much appreciate any corrections. Please make a comment if we got anything wrong. Thank you.

MouseSensorTypeFlawless?DPIHZWeight in gSize (Length / Width / Height) in cmHandednessSource
ASUS ROG GladiusAvago ADNS-3988OpticalYes1 - 6400200011612.6 / 6.7 / 4.5Right-handed#1
Cooler Master MasterMouse Pro LPixart PMW3360OpticalYes400 - 12000100010712.5 / 6.8 / 3.8Ambidextrous#1
Cooler Master Storm AlcorAvago ADNS-3090OpticalYes1 - 400010008612.5 / 6.0 / 4.0Right-handed#1
Cooler Master MizarAvago ADNS-9800LaserNo1 - 8200100010012.5 / 6.0 / 4.0Right-handed#1
Cooler Master Storm SpawnAvago ADNS-3090OpticalYes1 - 350010008510.7 / 7.5 / 3.5Right-handed#1
Corsair Gaming M65 ProPixart PMW3360OpticalYes100 - 12000125 / 250 / 500 / 100011511.8 / 7.2 / 3.9Right-handed#1
Corsair M45Pixart PMW3310OpticalYes1 - 500010009611.8 / 7.7 / 3.9Right-handed#1
Dream Machines DM1 ProPixart PMW3360OpticalYes400 / 800 / 1600 / 2400 / 4800 / 1200010008512.6 / 6.8 / 3.9Ambidextrous#1
Finalmouse 2016 - Classic ErgoPixart PMW3310OpticalYes400 - 32005007413.7 / 5.6 / 5.3Ambidextrous#1
Finalmouse 2016 - Tournament ProPixart PMW3310OpticalYes400 - 32005007613.7 / 5.6 / 5.3Ambidextrous#1
FinalMouse 2015Pixart PMW3310OpticalYes400 - 32005007413.7 / 5.6 / 5.3Ambidextrous#1
FinalMouse 2016Pixart PMW3310OpticalYes400 - 320010007413.7 / 5.6 / 5.3Right-handed#1
Finalmouse Scream OnePixart PMW3360OpticalYes400 - 320010007913.7 / 5.6 / 5.3Ambidextrous#1
Logitech G100sAvago AM010OpticalYes250 - 2500125 / 50082.511.7 / 6.3 / 3.7Ambidextrous#1
Logitech G302Avago AM010OpticalYes240 - 400010008911.5 / 6.5 / 3.7Ambidextrous#1
Logitech G303Pixart PMW3366OpticalYes200 - 1200010008711.5 / 6.5 / 3.7Right-handed#1
Logitech G400Avago ADNS-3095OpticalYes200 - 3600100010913.1 / 7.3 / 4.3Right-handed#1
Logitech G400sAvago ADNS-3095OpticalYes200 - 3600100010913.1 / 7.3 / 4.3Right-handed#1
Logitech G402Avago AM010OpticalYes240 - 4000100010813.6 / 7.2 / 4.1Right-handed#1
Logitech G403Pixart PMW3366OpticalYes200 - 12000100087.312.4 / 6.8 / 4.3Right-handed#1
Logitech G502Pixart PMW3366OpticalYes200 - 12000100012113.2 / 7.5 / 4.0Right-handed#1
Logitech G900Pixart PMW3366OpticalYes200 - 12000100010713.0 / 6.7 / 4.0Ambidextrous#1
Logitech G Pro Gaming MousePixart PMW3366OpticalYes200 - 1200010008311.6 / 6.2 / 3.8Ambidextrous#1
Mionix Avior 7000Pixart PMW3310OpticalYes1 - 7000125 / 500 / 10009312.4 / 9.3 / 6.5Ambidextrous#1
Mionix Avior SKPixart PMW3310OpticalYes1 - 7000125 / 500 / 10009312.4 / 9.3 / 6.5Ambidextrous#1
Mionix CastorPixart PMW3310OpticalYes400 - 10000125 / 500 / 100093.812.2 / 7 / 4Right-handed#1
Mionix Naos 8200Avago ADNS-9800LaserNo1 - 8200125 / 500 / 10009313 / 9.8 / 8.4Ambidextrous#1
Newmen GX-1 ProAvago ADNS-3090OpticalYes1 - 4000125 / 500 / 100012.3 / 3.8 / 2.6Ambidextrous#1
Nixeus REVELPixart PMW3360OpticalYes400 / 800 / 1200 / 1600 / 2000 / 3200 / 5000 / 1200010008512.6 / 6.8 / 3.9Ambidextrous#1
Razer AbyssusAvago ADNS-3888OpticalYes100 - 3500125 / 500 / 100010911.7 / 6.4 / 3.8Ambidextrous#1
Razer DeathAdder 2013Avago ADNS-3988OpticalYes100 - 6400125 / 500 / 100010412.7 / 7 / 4.4Right-handed#1
Razer DeathAdder ChromaAvago ADNS-3988OpticalYes100 - 10000125 / 500 / 100010512.7 / 7 / 4.4Right-handed#1
Roccat Kone PurePro-Aim Laser Sensor R3LaserNo1 - 820010009311.5 / 7 / 3.5Right-handed#1
Roccat Kone Pure OpticalPro-Optic Sensor R3OpticalYes1 - 400010009311.5 / 7 / 3.5Right-handed#1
Roccat SavuPro-Optic Sensor R3OpticalYes1 - 400010008712.1 / 7.1 / 4.0Right-handed#1
SteelSeries IkariAvago A3060OpticalNo400 / 800 / 1600100010013 / 8.3 / 3.6Right-handed#1
Steelseries Kana V2Avago ADNS-3090OpticalYes400 - 4000125 / 500 / 10008812.4 / 6.4 / 3.7Ambidextrous#1
SteelSeries Kinzu v3Avago ADNS-3050OpticalNo100 - 16000125 / 500 / 100013512.485 / 6.846 / 4.197Right-handed#1
SteelSeries Rival 100Avago A3059OpticalNo1 - 6500125 / 500 / 100013013.3 / 7 / 4.5Right-handed#1
SteelSeries Rival 300Pixart PMW3310OpticalYes1 - 6500125 / 500 / 100013013.3 / 7 / 4.5Right-handed#1
Steelseries Rival 700Pixart PMW3360OpticalYes1 - 6500125 / 500 / 100013512.5 / 6.9 / 4.2Right-handed#1
SteelSeries Rival [Fade]Pixart PMW3310OpticalYes1 - 6500125 / 500 / 100013013.3 / 7 / 4.5Right-handed#1
SteelSeries SenseiAvago ADNS-9500LaserNo1 - 5700125 / 500 / 100010212.55 / 6.83 / 3.87Ambidextrous#1
SteelSeries Sensei RawAvago ADNS-9500LaserNo1 - 5670125 / 500 / 10009012.55 / 6.83 / 3.87Right-handed#1
Zowie AM-GSAvago ADNS-3090sOpticalYes450 / 1150 / 2300125 / 500 / 10008812.5 / 3.9 / 6.0Ambidextrous#1
Zowie EC1-AAvago ADNS-3310OpticalYes400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200125 / 500 / 10009712.8 / 6.9 / 4.3Right-handed#1
Zowie EC1 eVo CLAvago ADNS-3090sOpticalYes450 / 1150 / 2300125 / 500 / 10009712.8 / 7.0 / 4.3Right-handed#1
Zowie EC2-AAvago ADNS-3310OpticalYes400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200125 / 500 / 10009312.0 / 6.4 / 4.0Right-handed#1
Zowie EC2 eVoAvago ADNS-3090sOpticalYes450 / 1150 / 2300125 / 500 / 10009312.0 / 6.5 / 4.0Right-handed#1
Zowie FK1+Avago ADNS-3310OpticalYes400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200125 / 500 / 10009512.8 / 6.8 / 3.8Ambidextrous#1
Zowie FK1Avago ADNS-3310OpticalYes400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200125 / 500 / 10009012.8 / 6.7 / 3.7Ambidextrous#1
Zowie FK2Avago ADNS-3310OpticalYes400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200125 / 500 / 10008512.4 / 6.4 / 3.6Ambidextrous#1
Zowie ZA11Avago ADNS-3310OpticalYes400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200125 / 500 / 10009012.8 / 6.7 / 4.0Ambidextrous#1
Zowie ZA12Avago ADNS-3310OpticalYes400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200125 / 500 / 10008512.4 / 6.4 / 3.9Ambidextrous#1
Zowie ZA13Avago ADNS-3310OpticalYes400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200125 / 500 / 10008012.0 / 6.2 / 3.8Ambidextrous#1


My mom said my eyes would turn into rectangles from playing too much PC. Joke's on her though, they are in glorious 16:9 now.

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153 Responses

  1. oneG says:

    Why is the g403 from Logitech not considered? Too new?

  2. sk1p says:

    Rival 700 has smaller size than Rival 300 πŸ™‚

  3. Osodank says:

    You should add the Finalmouse Tournament Pro. It’s a very popular one!

  4. Tekkie says:

    What about the Razer Mamba Tournament Edition?

  5. Ivailo Kasarov says:

    Does the Logitech G100S considered a mouse with flawless sensor? I think I saw it in one reseach,but I don’t remember the name of the page.

  6. Basically, every Logitech mouse is flawless, and the fun part is that those mice are really cheap too, i got my g502 for 45 euro

  7. Ivailo Kasarov says:

    Because I’m on a low budget,I can’t really afford something like a G Pro or Flick G1,I was thinking of the G100S. Would you guys suggest it? I mean Cloud9’s n0thing plays with it I guess.Also which mousepad would you suggest for it? I was thinking of getting cloth,but they say it works best at hard pads? IDK

  8. Ivo Kasarov says:

    Thank you for the answer, Max. Just one more thing.Since I often go to LANs, but there are restrictions to downloading or using gaming related software. So what I’m saying is if I set 400 dpi to default when I’m home, would it change if I plug the mouse to a PC without LGS (Logitech Gaming Software)?

  9. Ivailo Kasarov says:

    Oh..Well that’s ok. I appreciate the time you took to answer me tho. It really helped me. Thank you once again, Max!

  10. sirinava says:

    Hey Max, would you consider doing a settings & setup list for Rainbow Six Siege? Great work btw!

  11. Paul Su says:

    Hey just wondering where the G402 stands? Thanks!

  12. raulEM says:

    Hi max, thanks for the information I’m actually thinking to set up a PC from zero ground… I like the Logitech G600, cause I really like MMOs, I would like to know if it’s flawless as well… Thanks again

  13. Xavier Ample says:

    Any data on the Corsair M65?

  14. johncessna says:

    What about the Logitech G300s? Hoping to pick something up locally so I can play this weekend and my old mouse is killing me.

  15. John Freeman says:

    You should add the Nixeus Revel, Dream Machines DM1 Pro S, Corsair M65 Pro, and Coolermaster Mastermouse Pro L. All of these use the PMW3360 sensor.

  16. Talha Sert says:

    Why is g402 not in the list Max? (I saw you wrote flawless for that in the comments but it is still not in the list)

  17. Jonathan Ye says:

    There’s no data of Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer 3.0, can this be added ?

  18. Korax says:

    I think you should add mad catz mices too, they’re pretty popular among fps players (and I own one too xD).

  19. Dan8288236748 says:

    So why does it say no by the rival 100 and sensie raw?

  20. Kev says:

    Razer Deathadder Elite?

  21. art says:

    How Logitech G302 is not flawless? G402 and G100s is use same sensor but it’s flawless

  22. Yurierl says:

    ADNS-9800 is known as the delay issues. But I think the delay issue of Cooler Master Mizar was fixed by firmware.
    Also the Mionix Naos 8200 had been fixed the issue before Mionix started selling, Mionix announced so.
    Therefore, these two are flawless mice, I guess.

  23. Yago says:

    Hello Max, do you have infos about Cougar mice? I think they got really good looking mice and many sensors they use are here, like ADNS-3090 or Pixart PMW3310, but I dont know if they are well implemented.

  24. ray says:

    how about g102 prodigy? i heard it has Mercury sensor? flawless?

  25. Aymaan says:

    What about logitech G203 Prodigy?

  26. remnant24 says:

    Missing some more PMW3310 ones:
    Asus Strix Claw
    Fnatic Gear Flick
    Mionix Naos 7000
    QPAD 8K Optical

  27. Michael says:

    So are you saying that any mouse with laser sensor is not flawless? Phillips twin eye is flawless except for z-axis lag which can be almost fully eliminated by calibration. No built-in acceleration as well as far as I know.

    • remnant24 says:

      It’s a well known fact within communities like ESR and Overclock.net that no laser mice have “flawless” tracking at this point. The Z-axis issue is not lag, it’s a bug where the sensor translates movement on the Z-Axis into X and Yβ€”there’s no calibrating around that, or at least not in a way that will get through raw input, and you should use raw input or your tracking will be flawed anyway. Plus, the PTE also suffer from “dynamic CPI scaling” which basically feels like acceleration.

  28. Alex anime says:

    WHy not the Razer Naga Hex V2

  29. raulEM says:

    Does the G300s is flawless? I didn’t see the sensor on the list, for what I’ve read it uses a 3055, thanks

  30. Horia says:

    Razer Abyssus V2?

  31. Justin Lee says:

    I feel like deathadder 2013 and g403 feel significantly different at the same DPI and same mouse settings….what can I do to equalize? I am getting many more headshots with my old Deathadder than my new g403 right now! I want to change my g403 to feel the same as my deathadder!

    • Max says:

      There should be hardly any difference between the two. So either you have to get used to the G403 or maybe just keep playing with the deathadder 2013?

  32. Fred Boivin says:

    Can’t find any optical mouse like the ss sensei anything close?

  33. Justin Lee says:

    hmm..and my Rival 300 feels different also. So weird. My deathadder is about to bite the dust unfortunately as it disconnects frequently and then reconnects. Maybe a razer synapse issue?

    I remember someone commenting that the actual DPI of preprogrammed (3 dpi settings) Zowie evo EC2a was not exactly as advertised…like 50 or 100 dpi off.

    • Max says:

      Yeah, mouse drivers often cause trouble. That’s why I prefer Zowie mice which are just plug and play without the driver hassle.

  34. Name (required) says:

    You need to include “sensor smoothing” in the data.

    3310: 24 frame
    3366: 2 frame
    3360: 2 frame for 200~2000 CPI, 32 frame for >2100 CPI
    3988&3989: 12 frame, 24 frame, and 48 frame for CPI ranges 3200 CPI respectively.

  35. Grast says:

    how about Razer Diamondback?

  36. Diego Jp says:

    why keeping not flawless mice?

    • Max says:

      Otherwise people that are looking for this mouse would not know if we just forgot this particular mouse or if it really is not flawless.

  37. Fred Boivin says:

    Bought Revel and an FK1 and god damnit as much as the fk1 feels smoother on the mouse pad I land more shots with the Revel and it is noticeable

    Is it because I had a sensei for 4 years and revel is pretty much the same or the sensor?! Idk but revel for 40$ 10/10

  38. raulEM says:

    Hi max, what about the corsair Harpoon with its PMW3320 is it flawless? I hope so, for the price I could be the perfect mouse for entry lvl gamers… Thanks for the feedback

  39. YA says:

    is really rival 100 not flawless?

  40. Narf sc2 says:

    What about Logitech G203?

  41. Diego Jp says:

    Is Cougar Minos X3 flawless? is sporting a PWM3310!

  42. MemeMan says:

    What about the new Roccat Kone mice with their owl-eye sensors, are they flawless? They’re based off a PixArt 3361.
    (http://www.roccat.org/en-US/Labs/owl-eye/) for more info I guess.

  43. Red says:

    Miniox Castor or Logitech g402 ? More People say g402 is better, is True ?

  44. narrow says:

    I was wondering if the Hansung GTune M42 Archer is any good and if it’s flawless?

  45. Daniel says:

    What about Deathadder Elite? any difference with Deathadder Chroma?

  46. tGd says:

    Why is the Deathadder Elite from Razer not considered?

    • Max says:

      We will add a bunch of new mice to the list soon, including the Razer Deathadder Elite. It is Flawless if you were wondering! πŸ™‚

  47. Wedzy says:

    what about VicTsing Mouse Gaming 2400DPI?

  48. Mathijssen says:

    Hey Max! I want to know what about the new Lancehead Razer Mouse. If its not flawless can you recommend me a wireless one? I have the zowie but the cable bothers me and i dont know if the bungee will work.

  49. Juan says:

    Nixeus Revel or Logitech G Pro? Just thinking on overall build quality, scrollwheel (I use it for weapon change in-game), sensor, weight and cable. I’m not interested in shape advices.

  50. Mathijssen says:

    But they have delay the wireless mice? Apart from that i have a wireless headset too and i want to know if there may be any loss signal having the both peripherals wireless.
    And what about the Razer Lancehead and Corsair Glaive?
    Thanks Again!

  51. hey master, when do you want to update the list?

  52. Mad Catz RAT 8 also has PMW3360

  53. sn0w_man says:

    According to Logitechs Website, the G100s has a resolution of 250-2500 dpi.

  54. Tlhsrt says:

    Max is cooler master xornet ii (Avago 3320) flawless? because Im using deathadder chroma but its so big for my hands and I cant aim nice in cs go. Xornet ii looks comfortable. Also if you guys have other small mouse suggestions im here to listen.

  55. Diego says:

    According to the list, g400s (logitech) is flawless, but i feel that it has some input lag, and i’m not the only one i think.

    • Max says:

      This list is about the sensors of the mice. We only state that the sensor of the g400s is flawless. The input lag you might feel has almost certainly nothing to do with the sensor. Hope this helps! πŸ™‚

  56. Mathijssen says:

    Did you try the Corsair Glaive mouse? I didnt found the g403 here and i dont like the g900 design. What about the New Razer Lancehead?

  57. Talha Masood says:

    Hi Max Hope you are doing fine based on your list I have bought Asus Gladius is it a nice mouse and being on top of the list does it mean it is the best out of all other’s on list secondly the polling rate of 2000hz how can it help in fps games please explain when you get time.

    • Max says:

      The list is not a ranking so the place of the mouse in the list does not matter. Mouse HZ is just how often the mouse reports its position to the computer. The higher, the better if it can consistently handle the 2000 HZ.

  58. taboz says:

    What’s up with the QPAD DX-20 ?

  59. Sean says:

    Hey Max, I’m looking for a flawless mouse as close to the Logitech Mouseman Dual Optical as possible in terms of size, shape and buttons… I just love the side button that my thumb rests over and just requires a gentle squeeze without changing my grip… any recommendations? (I currently have the Logitech G9X and it has no rounded support especially in the back so it doesn’t fit my hand as well, I hate the travel and position on the thumb buttons since I have to change my grip and worst of all I can’t track for crap on it! For some reason it skyrocketed in price after being discontinued so I’m thinking of selling it used and replacing it.) Thanks for putting this awesome list together! One more question, where is the best place to go to try out these mice in person?

  60. Miguel says:

    hello, is the ASUS strix Claw considered a flawless mice?
    ps and is there any copy/lookalike of this mouse ( Lift-off Distance – Shapewise and – sensor placement and mayby friction & fps )

    (got Not to big hands, and playing overwatch

    Using Hyperx pulsfire atm with strix claw speed mat or even a control mat, but its just not working ok. prolly due being bigger i guess hyperx 127+ vs strix 122+ in Lenght Height
    i would go back to asus strix claw, but due alot of program processes 7 i think for this mouse,
    so looking for a coppy off (strix claw) but other brand.

    pls any help appreciated

  61. camplo says:

    Hello fellow mouse enthusiast! for the life of me I can’t find “the one” it seems so simple. I want; shaped as much as possible, like a microsoft intelli 1.1a….Flawless sensor……at least 100dpi increments…..3ms or less click latency….
    This list and the click latency list need to be updated so maybe some of the new mice fit the bill. Maybe someone can help get me sorted out. The best shapes I’ve seen (coolmast pro L andv asus ROG gladius) If I knew the click latency for the ORG gladius I might settle for it. please and thank you. πŸ™‚

  62. Rich says:

    Why isn’t the rival 100 a flawless sensor? Just wondering.

  63. GiftUngiven says:

    Hello, thanks for the hardwork, what about corsair m95 vengeance, i bought It for gw2 but using It now for ow… I dont really wanna change it sinceramente it’s pretty expensive

    • Max says:

      It’s not the best since it’s a laser mouse but if you just play casually it’s definitely good enough for your needs.

  64. Jeroen Debleser says:

    Corsair Glaive RGB?

  65. Muti says:

    Is Pixart PMW3325 flawless? Thanks for the list btw^^.

  66. Oneill366 says:

    What about pmw3305? Like a4tech bloody v5 and other?

  67. bendromatic says:

    what about roccat nyth, Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball, corsair scimitar pro rgb mmo gaming mouse, logitech g600 mmo gaming mouse

  68. Matthew Mallonee says:

    What about the razer lancehead tournament edition?

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