October 27, 2021

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Razor Viper 8Khz Review: 8000 Hz gaming mouse to kill delay

Razor Viper 8Khz Review: 8000 Hz gaming mouse to kill delay

Advanced optical sensor

Unlike the so-called “5G” sensor on the classic Viper, the Viper 8KHz is compatible with the Viper Ultimate by adopting the latest Focus + sensor from the manufacturer. Optical sensor with point of revolution, but uncorrectable performance, can withstand up to 50 accelerations g And is capable of operating at speeds of 16.51 m / s. Performance is required anyway, even for fast gamers like 20,000 dpi sensitivity that cannot be used with our current screens (even in multi-screen 4K usage). However, we are very pleased to take advantage of such a sensor, which ensures impeccable monitoring (99.6% declared accuracy) and certainly allows us to make the best use of the hyperpolling technology introduced in this Viper 8KHz.

The gain of 8000 Hz is not clearly visible

The novelty is that the switching frequency between the mouse and the computer is actually at the frequency level, which can now reach 8000 Hz, which is eight times higher than the Viper. In other words, accelerating the transmission of information to a computer to minimize delays as much as possible is, in theory, 1/8 of a millisecond (0.125 ms). However, in reality, we are talking about gains of less than 1 ms. Knowing that most of the current screens for gamers display a maximum of 144 Hz, that is, one image for every 7 ms, and some 360 ​​Hz (2.8 ms) monitors coming out, we understand that the mouse is not a weak link in the delay chain.

However, it is clear that the Razr Viper 8KHz is actually the most responsive mouse we have ever tested, although it is very difficult to distinguish between operation at 1000 Hz and 8000 Hz. The advantage is not the test tools provided for it. We can be sure that we are liberated from any phenomenon Micro stuttering, Small image changes that occur when the transmission delay between two mouse positions is irregular.

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However, we need to be careful about the CPU professionals involved in such an operating frequency, because if it is low on a modern processor it is not too low and affects the fluidity of games that consume CPU resources. Therefore we take care to go back to 1000 Hz in this case, to make the most of 8000 Hz, it is necessary to aim at as high a display frequency as possible (144 Hz is ideal, or at a maximum capacity of 360 Hz on monitors even more), along with a good graphics card, A good processor is also required. In other words, it is better to target games that do not have much resources and have a solid setup.