eDPI Calculator - Find Your eDPI For Any Game

About This eDPI Calculator

Our eDPI calculator lets you find your eDPI for ANY game.

To use this eDPI Calculator, simply enter your in-game sensitivity and mouse DPI into the corresponding inputs. Your eDPI will automatically be calculated when you enter any non-zero numbers into the two inputs.

What is eDPI?

eDPI stands for "Effective Dots Per Inch". It's calculated by multiplying your mouse DPI by your in-game sensitivity.

eDPI = Mouse DPI * Game Sensitivity

Both your mouse DPI and in-game sens affect how far you need to move your mouse to rotate a certain distance in-game. eDPI considers both of these factors to compare the "effective sensitivity" of two players playing the same game. However, it can't be used to compare sensitivity in different games.

To compare or convert sensitivities between different games, use our Sensitivity Converter.

Below are a couple of examples that clearly illustrate eDPI and why it's useful.

eDPI Example 1:

  • Player A has an in-game sens of 2 and a mouse DPI of 800, which equals an eDPI of 1600.
  • Player B has an in-game sens of 1 and a mouse DPI of 1600, which equals an eDPI of 1600.

In the example above, both players have the same eDPI. Despite using different in-game sensitivities, their difference in mouse DPI means if they both move their mouse the same distance, they'll rotate the same amount in-game.

eDPI Example 2:

  • Player A has an in-game sens of 0.5 and a mouse DPI of 800, which equals an eDPI of 400.
  • Player B has an in-game sens of 0.5 and a mouse DPI of 1600, which equals an eDPI of 800.

Though both players use the same in-game sens, Player B has an eDPI twice as high as Player A because his mouse DPI is twice as high. This means Player B has an "effective sensitivity" twice as high as Player A. In other words, player B will only have to move his mouse half as far to rotate the same distance in-game as Player A.

Learn More: What is eDPI?

What is DPI?

DPI, which stands for Dots Per Inch, measures the number of pixels your cursor moves for every inch you move your mouse. The higher your DPI, the further your cursor will move for every inch your mouse sensor travels, and the higher your mouse sensitivity will be for all programs on your computer.

Your mouse will come configured with a certain DPI (or a range of DPIs that can be cycled with the button below your scroll wheel). Many mice manufacturers also have software that can be used to adjust the DPI of your mouse (e.g., Logitech G Hub, Razer Synapse, etc.).

Learn More: What is Mouse DPI?

Recommend DPI

We recommend a DPI between 400 and 1600, as most professional players use.

Using a DPI higher than this can cause smoothing or other undesirable effects. Mouse smoothing is where your mouse tries to predict how you're moving it because its sensor has reached its limit. Because smoothing is predicting the path of your mouse rather than using raw data, it can hurt the precision of your aim.

If you need a higher overall sensitivity for your game, we'd encourage you to increase your in-game sensitivity rather than your mouse DPI if its already 1600+.

In-game Sensitivity

When we mention "In-game Sensitivity", we're referring to the sensitivity in your game's settings. Unlike mouse DPI, your in-game sens only affects your sensitivity in that one game.

Video games use different game engines and scale sensitivity differently, which is why you generally can't use in-game sens or eDPI to compare two different games (unless they happen to use the same game engine and scale sens the same way).

Mouse Acceleration

Mouse acceleration in Windows speeds up the movement of your cursor as you move your mouse faster and slows it down as you move your mouse more slowly.

We recommend turning off mouse acceleration because it can cause inconsistency in how far you rotate, given a certain amount of mouse movement.

Learn More: How to Turn Off Mouse Acceleration in Windows

How to Calculate eDPI

To calculate your eDPI, multiply your mouse's DPI by your in-game sensitivity: eDPI = Mouse DPI * Game Sensitivity

eDPI Calculator Supported Games

Our eDPI calculator works for all video games, including 50+ of the most popular games: