DeepCool MC310 Review (Page 3 of 4)

Page 3 - Subjective Performance Tests

This is where the fun begins. After installing the DeepCool MC310 software, I adjusted the MC310 to my personal settings. This included modifying the sensitivity and calibrating the mouse for my current mousepad. I also took advantage of adjusting the scroll and fire speed. Afterward, the tracking performance test began. This was done by using it for my typical applications. These included simple web browsing, gaming, and Microsoft Office. Some graphics testing was also done in Adobe Photoshop. As the DeepCool MC310 is designed for first-person shooter or FPS and multiplayer online battle arena or MOBA games, I used games such as Valorant, Apex Legends, and League of Legends to test this mouse. Please note these are subjective tests, but I will attempt to make them as objective as possible with our cross-reference testing methods.

As previously mentioned, I personally prefer to use the palm grip style. The palm grip style works nicely with the DeepCool MC310 due to the size of the mouse. The crisp clicks of the Huano switches further complements this grip style. While the claw and finger grip can still be used with this mouse, it started to get uncomfortable after a long period due to the larger size of the shell. Therefore, I would say claw and finger grip users may want to opt for a smaller mouse like the Corsair Katar PRO XT. At 75g, the light weight of the DeepCool MC310 is advantageous for first person shooter games requiring swift actions for aiming and shooting, but it is slightly heavier than expected given its honeycomb shell. When it comes to sensitivity, I prefer it in the 3000 to 4000 DPI range, even when gaming, including FPS games. The 200 DPI to 12,800 DPI range of the DeepCool MC310 will have users enjoying the flexibility of sensitivity options.

The DeepCool MC310 is advertised as a gaming mouse, so I ran my tests on a variety of games. When playing FPS games like Valorant and Apex Legends, I like to hotkey common commands such as reloading and melee to available buttons on my gaming mouse. I was impressed with how responsive the DeepCool MC310 was when using the available buttons to activate common commands along with the primary right and left mouse click buttons. The DeepCool MC310 gave quick response rates when in combat, further complemented by the crisp clicks of the buttons. I found that adjusting the fire rate with the MC310 software had a small effect on performance when playing FPS games, which was underwhelming, but not a deal breaker by any means. The tracking movement was standard, although the light weight of the mouse made large movements easier when compared to heavier gaming mice. I found this to be especially true with League of Legends where I was constantly swinging the mouse around to move my champion to different areas of the map.

While the DeepCool MC310 is best utilized for games, I found it continued to deliver solid performance when using it for more work-related applications. This mouse continued to deliver on its tracking performance when using Microsoft Office applications, especially when going between multiple cells and sheets on Excel. When doing my regular browsing between different websites, the side switches gave a very nice response, with going back and forth between pages being almost seamless.

I found the DeepCool MC310 to be very responsive and precise with the switch clicks and maximum polling rate of 1000 Hz. This is a polling rate that you will find in most mice today, which I also think is very good for a budget mouse. The response time was very consistent with no observable input lag when testing from 200 DPI to 12,800 DPI. Jitter becomes noticeable once the sensitivity was moved up to higher DPI settings, especially at the maximum setting of 12,800 DPI. This is not super surprising given the price of this mouse. The lift-off distance is fairly low with the DeepCool MC310. The PTFE feet allowed the mouse to move smoothly over any flat surfaces I tested it on. From testing using my mouse pad, wooden desk, kitchen tablecloth, and marble desk at work, I found there were no issues with tracking. Overall, I found the performance of the DeepCool MC310 to be mostly solid overall for gaming and day-to-day use.

Page Index
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. A Closer Look - Hardware and Software
3. Subjective Performance Tests
4. Conclusion