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 ElitePixart PMW3389OpticalYes1 - 16000125 / 500 / 100010512.7 / 7 / 4.4Right-handed#1
Razer DeathAdder 2013Avago ADNS-3988OpticalYes100 - 6400125 / 500 / 100010512.7 / 7 / 4.4Right-handed#1
Razer DeathAdder ChromaAvago ADNS-3988OpticalYes100 - 10000125 / 500 / 100010512.7 / 7 / 4.4Right-handed#1
Razer Lancehead TEPixart PMW3389OpticalYes1 - 16000125 / 500 / 100010912.6 / 7.1 / 3.9Ambidextrous#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

Kai

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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159 Responses

  1. Wedzy says:

    what about VicTsing Mouse Gaming 2400DPI?

  2. 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.
    Thanks!

  3. 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.
    Thanks!

  4. 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!

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

  6. Mad Catz RAT 8 also has PMW3360

  7. sn0w_man says:

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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™‚

  10. 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?

  11. 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.

  12. taboz says:

    What’s up with the QPAD DX-20 ?

  13. 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?

  14. 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

  15. 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™‚

  16. Rich says:

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

  17. 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.

  18. Jeroen Debleser says:

    Corsair Glaive RGB?

  19. Muti says:

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

  20. Oneill366 says:

    What about pmw3305? Like a4tech bloody v5 and other?

  21. bendromatic says:

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

  22. Matthew Mallonee says:

    What about the razer lancehead tournament edition?

  23. kindnuguz says:

    Just wanted to drop in and say “Thank you” for this. Keep this list going as it’s a wealth of information for us people looking for the best gaming mouse. <3 <3

  24. Ijoli says:

    I think the Lancehead TE (not the same sensor as regular lancehead) should be added. ItΒ΄s supposed to have the same sensor as the deathadder Elite which is top of the line!

  25. Spector says:

    What about Gigabyte XM300? I heard so much praise for this mouse for the money and even chosen as n.2 mouse by a pro Quake Champions player. It has 3988 sensor so it should be flawless or ain’t it?

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