The Art of Overclocking heeft een vergelijking gepost tussen de Logitech Mouseman Wheel USB en Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer. De optische werking van de Intellimouse werd in games zoals Quake niet erg handig bevonden:
Quake time! As the dedicated Quake player I am, of course I wanted to see how it performed in Quake. I started up with Quake1 (QW). The first thing I noticed was that the sensitivity was lower than with the Logitech. Before this was adjusted, I ran around making some quick turns. Now, just as I had been afraid of, it didn't work very well. The Intellimouse Explorer just couldn't handle the quick turns, resulting in that either I didn't move at all, or I started spinning uncontrolled. I adjusted the sensitivity and tried again. It worked a lot better now, but it still 'missed' sometimes. It was at this point I realized this mouse was nothing for me. I gave it a test run in Q3test with the same result. It mostly worked, but sometimes I lost the control totally due to my fast movements. A very common issue when playing FPS games is also the need for lifting the mouse and moving it when you run out of mousepad. With the Intelli Explorer I had to lift it very high because the intellieye would otherwise still keep tracking, which was very annoying. The overall smoothness in FPS games was, if not worse, at least not better than with the Logitech.