Gamepad Machenike G5 Pro

Machenike G5 Pro

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Compatible: AndroidiOSLinuxPCNintendo Switch
Interfaces: BluetoothCableDongle
Release date: 07 November 2023
Price range: $34.38$65.99, find on: amzn.to, aliexpress.com

Machenike G5 Pro input lag comparison

WARNING: The data below is obtained by programmatically measuring input latency. Which was tested using Gamepadla Tester.
This method works on the principle of XinputTest and cannot show the real latency of the gamepad. Learn more...
#ConnectionModeMin.Avg.Max.Polling rate JitterOSFW
Machenike G5 Pro
1Dongle(USB Controller)2.97 *5.54 *9.02 *180.48 of 250 Hz 1.49
Win 10
10.0.19045
231208
2CableXinput0.96 *2.14 *4.97 *467.4 of 500 Hz 0.76
Win 10
10.0.19045
231208
3BluetoothXinput11.95 *12.44 *13.57 *80.39 of 125 Hz 0.46
Win 10
10.0.19045
231208
*Note: Latency with an asterisk are based on polling rate and do not represent actual input-lag.

Other tests

#ConnectionModeMin.Avg.Max.Polling rate JitterOSFW
Machenike G5 Pro
4Dongle(USB Controller)1.98 *5.5 *9.03 *181.73 of 250 Hz 1.65
Win 10
10.0.19045
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5DongleXinput3.5 *6.05 *12.13 *165.25 of 250 Hz 2.06
Win 11
0001
6DongleXinput3 *6.16 *12.52 *162.23 of 250 Hz 2.17
Win 11
10
0031007
7CableXinput0.98 *1.06 *2.01 *943 of 1000 Hz 0.18
Win 11
000001
8CableXinput0.97 *2.15 *5 *464.11 of 500 Hz 0.8
Win 10
10.0.19045
---
9CableXinput1 *2.33 *4.97 *428.68 of 500 Hz 0.87
Win 11
0001
10CableXinput1 *2.38 *5.51 *419.77 of 500 Hz 0.87
Win 11
10
0031007
11BluetoothXinput11.95 *12.43 *13.43 *80.44 of 125 Hz 0.47
Win 10
10.0.19045
---
12BluetoothXinput14.02 *14.97 *16.03 *66.81 of 125 Hz 0.47
Win 11
10
0031007
*Note: Latency with an asterisk are based on polling rate and do not represent actual input-lag.
More information

Latency

This chart shows how quickly your gamepad responds to button presses. Each point on the graph represents a test result.

  • The horizontal axis (X-axis) measures the time that has passed from pressing the button to the game responding. This time is called "latency".
  • The vertical axis (Y-axis) shows how often we got such a result, in percentages.

If you hover over a point on the graph, you'll see how long the latency was and how often it occurred.

The smaller the latency, the better. In an ideal world, as soon as you press a button on the gamepad, the action happens instantly in the game. If there's a large delay, you might press the button, but the action only happens some time later. In fast-paced games where every second counts, a high latency can become a problem.

Use this chart to figure out how fast your gamepad reacts.

Polling rate

The polling rate (also known as the report rate) in gamepads refers to how often the controller sends input information to the console or computer. It's measured in Hertz (Hz), which translates to the number of times per second the device reports its status to the computer.

For example, a gamepad with a polling rate of 125 Hz sends its status to the computer 125 times per second, or every 8 milliseconds.

The polling rate is essential in gaming for two reasons:

  1. Responsiveness: A higher polling rate means the controller communicates its state to the computer more frequently, resulting in faster and more responsive gameplay. In fast-paced or competitive games, even a slight increase in responsiveness can give players an advantage.

  2. Accuracy: A higher polling rate can also increase the accuracy of the controller. This is particularly important for devices like gaming mice, where precise movements can be critical, but it can also impact gamepads, especially in games that require accurate inputs.

However, it's important to note that a higher polling rate can also put more strain on the computer's CPU, as it needs to process inputs more frequently. Moreover, beyond a certain point, increases in polling rate may not yield noticeable improvements due to limitations in human reaction time and display refresh rates.

Jitter

Jitter is a measure of how much the gamepad's latency varies during testing. It is calculated as the standard deviation of the recorded delay times. A lower jitter value indicates more consistent latency, while a higher jitter suggests unstable performance. Low jitter is important for a smooth, responsive gaming experience.

Stick test of Machenike G5 Pro

Deadzones

Gamepad Machenike G5 Pro has no inner deadzones, which has which has a positive effect on aiming accuracy and micro control. Also Machenike G5 Pro has no skip motion, which makes controlling the center part of the axis more precise. The outer deadzones is normal. Its significant presence does not limit the range of motion and does not have a negative impact on control.

Axis behavior

The sticks of the Machenike G5 Pro gamepad have a high resolution, which allows you to register 143 positions from the center point to the outermost position. This is truly a good result! However, the Machenike G5 Pro has no axis binding. This is a good indicator that completely eliminates "rail-like" horizontal and vertical stick movements. Random stick stop positions of the Machenike G5 Pro gamepad are fixed clearly without tremor. This ensures accuracy in controlling the scope during gameplay. When the Machenike G5 Pro stick is released, it always returns exactly to the center position without deviation. Which is good enough, given the lack of an internal deadzones.

Circular shape

The stick circle shape of the Machenike G5 Pro is only 0.2%. This is an excellent accuracy rate!

Tested on firmware: 231208, by Eder Mendes

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