Testing & Results
The Sentey Lumenata Pro was tested on both USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports for over 100 total hours. The programs and games that were used during testing, regular Windows and browser use aside, include: Adobe Photoshop CS6, World of Tanks, Battlefield 3, Diablo III.
Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth Z87
System Memory: Corsair XMS3 4GB x 4
Processor: Intel i7-4770K Haswell @ 3.5 Ghz
Video: XFX Double Dissipation R9-290X (4GB)
PSU: Corsair HX Series 1000HX
Monitor: Dell UltraSharp U2412M IPS 24″ x 3 @ 5760×1200
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit)
Lumenata Pro has an available function, through the software only, to change its polling rate between 125 and 1000Hz. The max, 1000Hz, was used for all of my tests. According to our (Benchmark Reviews) polling tools, Direct Input Mouse Rate & Mouse Rate Checker, the Lumenata Pro performed exactly as advertised on both USB 2.0 & 3.0.
During my testing, with a monitor set to a resolution of 5720×1200, I stayed in the 5200 to 5900 resolution range, this proved to be quite comfortable for me. Working in Photoshop CS6, I had to lower the DPI to around 2000 to 3000 depending on how much control I needed and how small of an area I was trying to work in. These DPIs are a little lower than what I normally use, but only because the Lumenata Pro is lighter than my current mouse.
While gaming with the Lumenata Pro, I did have to drop the resolution down to around 800 DPI while playing World of Tanks, mainly because with how easily I could spin the turret was making it difficult to shoot on the run. Battlefield yielded a similar outcome, but with only dropping to 3000 during game play and 2000 during sniping. Diablo III I ran at a constant 2200 DPI, which for me was the sweet spot for Diablo III with this mouse. I’m sure with more practice and some improved hand and I coordination on my part, I could easily run this mouse at some of the higher DPIs, although I can’t fathom sniping at 8200 DPI!
None of the usual problems from the ADNS-9800 sensor was experienced during my testing, which tells me that the adjustable lift feature has proven to be a superb idea. Having all the macro buttons proved to be beneficial in both gaming and applications (Photoshop). With gaming, I could easily assign simple or complex macros and execute them with one click. While in Photoshop, I assigned specific functions and shortcuts to the macro keys, making Photoshop that much more efficient.