Don’t be fooled by the name of the model, it has little to do with that model launched a couple of years ago. The brand picks up the “chassis” and changes its “engine” to offer a faster and more precise response. Razer Viper 8K is the brand’s response to the ongoing struggle to present a competitive product by obtaining a 8,000 Hz polling rate, eight times more than traditional ones.
In addition, it is equipped with its new Focus + optical sensor that achieves a 20,000 dpi sensitivity and an accuracy of up to 650 inches. His ambidextrous design opens the doors to all players with a pair of programmable buttons on each side. In short, an update that raises the performance of the new Razer gaming mouse to surprising heights.
Design and build
Razer once again provides us with a product that lives up to expectations. Your Razer Viper 8K Hz gaming mouse adapts to the playing field with a simple and ergonomic design line. This is how it manages to adapt to any gamer by being designed as an ambidextrous mouse. The differences with the original Viper model are minimal, as we already saw in its analysis. We highlight some aspects of him such as his light weight, 71 g on this new model, and the good grip it offered.
At the aesthetic level there is not much to object. We continue with the use of matte black and the brand logo with RGB Chroma lighting. Its non-aggressive design lines make it acclimate to both a gaming desk and an office. At the base it has two zones Teflon super glides 100% that favor the movement of the mouse regardless of the surface. We also see the button to change the DPI sensitivity and an indicator light to know the activated profile.
It forms a device prepared for long sessions in front of the computer even though it is made entirely of plastic. In his favor, we gain a low weight that allows us to be much more agile during tough confrontations. To achieve a better feel in the hand, the sides are covered with a rubber texture injected. Therefore, something that we will appreciate in the summer months. The dimensions of the Viper 8K are 126.73 x 57.6 x 37.81 mm, which allows you to have a comfortable hand position with low hand lifting.
Buttons and wiring
On both sides we have a couple of buttons that we can configure from your software. Being an ambidextrous mouse, their placement is symmetrical. Regarding the main buttons, Razer incorporates its Razer Optical Switches with an estimated duration of up to 70 million clicks. By pressing the optical switch, the shutter opens, allowing a beam of infrared light to pass through, thus sending an electrical signal to the equipment. As a result you get a response time of 0.2 milliseconds, three times faster than traditional switches.
The vertical touch scroll wheel is accurate, with a rubber cover and the usual grimaces to improve your control. As with the original model, it does not have horizontal scrolling. Lastly, its Razer Speedflex cable features synthetic fiber braiding, with a length of 1.8m and apparently good strength and flexibility for any quick movement. This Razer Viper 8K is not wireless, for this we have other models such as the Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro.
Razer Viper 8K technical characteristics
|Razer Viper 8K / Razer Viper 8K Hz|
|High or tall||37.81 mm|
|Cable length||1.8 m|
|Buttons||2nd Gen Razer Optical Switches|
|Switches life cycle||70 million clicks|
|Button quantity||7 + 1 programmable buttons with Razer Synapse 3|
|Programmable buttons||Yes regardless|
|Scroll wheel||Yes, special touch scrolling for games|
|illumination||Razer Chroma RGB|
|Lighting effects||16.8 million customizable colors|
|Traceability||Up to 650 inches per second (IPS)|
|Polling rate||8,000 Hz (0.125 ms)|
|Type of cable||Razer Speedflex|
|Size adjustment||Do not|
|Weight adjustment||Do not|
|software||Razer Synapse 3|
|System and software requirements||
Razer Synapse 3
|Compatibility||Windows 7 64 bit or higher|
Razer Viper 8K Hz Specifications and Performance
First of all, this Razer Viper 8K surprises with its 8,000 Hz polling rate. An unusual figure but that is given by its new Focus + optical sensor, capable of accurate and fast tracking. For comparison, gaming mice generally move at a rate of 1,000 Hz, so we see the figure multiplied by eight. Thanks to the high-speed USB microcontroller, its HyperPolling technology achieves the aforementioned frequency with a 0.125 ms latency.
Through the Razer Synapse 3 software we can configure the polling rates in different intervals: 125/500/1000/2000/4000/8000. To make the most of its possibilities, it is important to clarify that we will need a monitor at least 144 Hz, although the ideal would be a 360 Hz screen. Where we really notice differences are those shooter court games where fast actions are essential, with greater fluidity and effective clicks.
We continue with the sensitivity that is not far behind with 20,000 dpi, selectable from the bottom button and in the following sections: 400/800/1600/2400/3200. Besides, the tracking capacity of up to 650 inches and acceleration of 50G. Specifications that the most critical eyes will appreciate during home or competition games. And it is that this Razer Viper 8K is specially oriented to eSports players.
Razer Viper 8K Hz availability and price
In conclusion, the Razer Viper 8K Gaming Mouse is a clear evolution into the future with its 8000 Hz Razer HyperPolling technology. A surpass of the market standard to provide a more effective response to the gamer. However, to appreciate these characteristics it is necessary to have compatible hardware, especially with a high refresh rate monitor.
Similarly, the mouse configuration capabilities are really advanced. With a selection of sensitivity, access to macros and secondary functions, a total of 8 programmable buttons. Essential ingredients to obtain the best result in the games. Likewise, its lightness and quality of construction provide us with an agile and resistant game tool. Therefore, we awarded the Gizcomputer Gold Award.
- Ambidextrous design
- High precision optical sensor
- 8,000 Hz polling rate, a milestone
- Optical switches resistant to the passage of time
- Build quality, lightweight and ergonomic
- Configuration section
- The DPI selector is located on the base
- Hardware requirements to get the most out of your mouse