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Razer Viper 8K Hz - Ambidextrous E-Sport Gaming Mouse with 8000 Hz HyperPolling Technology (Optical Focus + Sensor with 20K DPI, 2nd Gen Optical Mouse Switches, 71g Lightweight Design) Black

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Everyone can use it, too. Much like the older models, this Viper is cleverly put together so that the unneeded side buttons won't be accidentally hit during play (the same is true of having the DPI button on the underside of the mouse, which is a decision I'm not a fan of but I understand the logic behind it). One very important caveat is that you need some decently beefy gear to reap the rewards: the 8Khz polling rate will make your PC work harder and unless you’re gaming on a high refresh rate monitor the advantages of the high polling rate will not be tangible at all. There’s also the fact that not all games support this kind of polling rate, so you might not get the full benefit from this tech for quite a while. Consider it an early adopter tax. Under the hood, the Viper 8K has been upgraded with Razer’s latest Focus+ sensor. On paper, it’s a substantial bump in performance. The DPI has been boosted from 16K to 20K, the max speed has increased to 650 inches per second, and a quoted “industry best” accuracy of 99.6%. In practice, these upgrades won’t mean much to the average gamer (I couldn’t really feel them) but just might to competitive esports pros or those looking to break into the scene. This sensor also features Razer’s Motion Sync technology, which aligns the pulse of the mouse’s polling rate with the pace the host PC seeks updates to increase accuracy. Due to the different technologies that are inside the 8KHz it weighs just a bit more than it did when it first released with a max polling rate of 1000Hz. This one comes in at 71 grams. That puts it just above the ‘ultralight’ category (we consider every mouse that’s 70 grams or less to be an ultralight mouse) but of course it’s still an extremely respectable weight.

Does Razer put its hertz where its mouth is? Before we could find out, we had to meet the Viper 8K Hz’s minimum requirements. Yes, this mouse has its own recommended specs. For testing, I also set the laptop to use its discrete GPU only and put the CPU and GPU on boost modes in the laptop’s Synapse software to further fight latency. 8,000 Hz Polling Rate Testing With a polling rate of 8kHz in CSGO I had extreme stuttering. The game was lagging moving the mouse. The issue was even more extreme using a VOIP application (Teamspeak or Discord). Some game engines, particularly in older titles, simply cannot handle high polling rate devices well, as they were never designed with such devices in mind. so far, it's been about 2 weeks. this mouse is ultra light to me coming from a steelseries rival 600. the steelseries was slightly over 100 grams so it's almost 30 gram difference. this weighing in at 74. I didn't really expect it to affect my or even be noticeable. boy was I wrong. instantly lighter and the feet on this mouse glide so smoothly.In addition to beefier specs, the Focus+ also has some high-end features. But to be honest, there’s a good chance you’ll never notice them.

The Razer Viper 8K Hz is a speed demon. Don't get me wrong; we're talking fractions of a second here, and most of us won't see a huge difference compared to previous editions. It isn't going to offer any benefit if you've got an older monitor, either. But it's a big deal for those who want to squeeze every last millisecond of speed from their gear. There's a reassuring feeling about your mouse being the fastest one out there, too. When I did this same action with the Viper 8K Hz, the points of the oval where I could see arrows seemingly shoulder-to-shoulder expanded. It still mostly occurred on the left and right sides but was starting to appear more into the top and bottom sides. 8,000 Hz was ultimately enabling my screen to show me more frequent updates of my pointer’s location.If you do use Synapse, you can store an limited number of profiles, including with RGB settings, usable with the software open, and every profile will be able to launch automatically with specific games or other apps. Doing the usual testing (shaking, squeezing, tapping) reveals that this is built really well. Nothing felt loose or annoying, and even when I applied as much pressure as I could the shell did not budge. This is one really nicely built product. Obviously I cannot comment on the actual durability (I don’t test these products for years) but from what I can tell there’s no need to worry. The 8k polling rate. this provides an extremely smooth mouse movement. this may be different from person to person. maybe mouse pads make a huge difference I have a relatively cheap one atm. One issue I've run into is Apex legends WILL NOT run a polling rate over 2000 on a 144 hz monitor. or at least not on mine. rainbow six siege I can crank to 8k and no issues. so maybe its game/display/system dependent I dont have a way to test it.

the wire on this is absolutely perfect. 0 drag, dont even notice it's there until I look down. dont have to use my cord bungee either. I almost got the viper ult but knowing how this mouse feels, it would've been a waste of money to me.The reason for this is because of CPU use, it’s possible that 8K could actually lower your in-game FPS if you’re running an processor or graphics card.

As always I’d like to conclude this section with a disclaimer: I don’t know you, so I don’t know your preferences. You might have smaller hands and love large mice, or you might prefer super flat mice even with a palm grip. Always take these ‘grip and size recommendation’ portions by us reviewers with a grain of salt, as everyone is different. Buttons and Scroll Wheel EU Declaration of Conformity for Abyssus Lite & Goliathus Mobile Construct Ed. Bundle (RZ83-0273).pdf

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I investigated using https://rzr.to/pollingrate from Razer. The results confirmed my first impression: The 144 Hz requirement is more attainable, but Razer claims that the higher the refresh rate, the greater the benefits. This is a future-proofing mouse, and it’s best mate currently is, really, a 360 Hz monitor, which we’ve found to show noticeable improvements in speed and response compared to 240 Hz monitors. I didn’t have one on hand though, so for my testing I used a Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model, one of the best gaming laptops.

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