Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/193866/are-there-any-benefits-from-plugging-your-mouse-into-a-usb-3.0-port/
When you are serious about online gaming, you look for every edge that you can find. The question is, will plugging your mouse into a USB 3.0 port provide any speed or response benefits over a USB 2.0 port? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post debates the question.
Personally, I would say no. I consider myself having been a serious gamer for decades, now. USB 3.0 is mostly about bandwidth for data throughput...so it's not likely, even with high-end gaming mice, that you're doing to catch any real benefit over 2.0. You're better bet is to focus on the tech behind mouse-to-surface-scans (such as Darkfield), battery life, and wireless tech (E.g. bluetooth vs RF, etc.).
The answer is yes if you have a USB 3.0 Mouse with high-end precision but the benefit is pretty much negligible and most people wouldn't notice it. I know there was a test on this to see if there is any benefit and yes but the difference was so insignificant that it was a waste of time and a 3.0 slot. The test that showed benefits was a mouse that was like $800 and obviously a Mythbusters style excessive test...yet still was 99.99% pointless.
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