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USB vs PS/2 Performance Difference?

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  • PS/2
  • USB
  • Peripherals
Last response: in Computer Peripherals
December 31, 2002 1:59:26 AM

Hi, Long time reader, first post.

First of all, why no search options on this forum? Might stop a lot of the same posts over and over like I read.

Secondly, should power supplies have their own forum?

I have a USB Microsoft IntelliMouse Optical mouse (6000 scans per second). Will I lose any performance plugging it into the PS/2 connector?

That's all. Thanks for your help. :) 

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December 31, 2002 7:53:11 AM

There is seach options on this forum. It is a on the left and say Search boards on it.
I did not notice any difference with different port.
January 1, 2003 6:25:33 AM

I think you will... USB is faster i believe...but i guess it depends on what type of game your playing if it will make a difference. If not used for FPS games I don't think it matters. I play delta force and I do notice a diffence especially when knifing.
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January 3, 2003 9:02:20 PM

The transmition speed on ps/2 is slower than USB, but I beleive that you won't see the difference because the mouse does not even use all the bandwith available to it when connected through ps/2.

The reason for USB mouses and keyboards is mainly the plug-and-play advantage.

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January 13, 2003 6:40:05 AM

I find USB to be slightly unreliable, and the performance difference negligable.

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January 15, 2003 7:10:26 AM

I read the article you posted and now im a little confused when I test both my mice 1 with ps/2 the other with USB using mouserate I get a higher sampling rate with USB about 200hz avg...whereas with ps/2 I get about 120 hz avg?? It appears that using USB connection gives a higher faster sampling rate isn't this higher rate going to be better in FPS games? or am I mistaken?