View Full Version : MX518 vs. G500?
02-12-2011, 04:14 PM
Which is better?
02-12-2011, 04:15 PM
They're basically both the same, except the G500 has a higher DPI you can adjust it to and comes with weights.
If 2000 dpi is good enough for you, just get the MX518. I got one off the clearance rack at Target for 20 bucks, still using it to this day where the G500 already got thrown out and was only used on a secondary rig.
02-12-2011, 04:40 PM
I have the MX518 and I highly recommend it. It has a max dpi of 1800, not 2000. I've not had any experience with the G500 but I heard it has some negative acceleration issues which is bad if you are a low sensitivity player like myself. Let's say you're making quick swipes across your mouse pad, with negative acceleration, if you swipe your mouse say 90 degrees, your crosshair will land in a totally different position. However, this problem can be compensated if you use a higher sensitivity. Again this issue only seems to affect low sensitivity players.
Here is a video detailing negative acceleration:
I would get a G500, I've got a G5 myself, and the extra buttons are def a plus for me.
MX518 - 7 buttons
G5 - 9 buttons
G500 - 10 buttons
02-12-2011, 05:18 PM
I love my G500. Tried the MX518 and the feel on the G500 is unparalleled.
02-12-2011, 07:08 PM
I've had those two mice exactly, haha. I greatly prefer the G500, which I am using now. :)
02-12-2011, 07:10 PM
I have both and have no negative acceleration issue. That case is either specific to his setup or his driver use, or its an outdated issue. I use exceptionally low sensitivity as well.
They're the same mouse structure, just a few differences, basically the G500 has more bells and whistles.
Of useful note for the G500: The chord is not plastic, its woven material, the mouse material has a higher friction (which is nice for me, feels more precise, no sliding of the fingers), an extra side button, better placed mouse sensitivy change buttons, higher DPI. It comes with extra weights (which most may not use a difference, but I found an exact weight which felt best. It has larger and better placed mouse feet and it looks better hehe.
Either one is nice if its your first non-3-button ms standard mouse. Not many will get a real use out of the extra features, but for some its a much improved option, just depends on how particular you are and what you can tell is an actual difference from use.
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