With the Hyperpolling technology of its Viper 8KHz, Razer increases the frequency of exchange with the computer from 1000 Hz to 8000 Hz in order to eliminate the sworn enemy of competitive gamers, latency. Was it necessary to go that far?
Truly very responsive, the Razer Viper 8KHz achieves its objectives, but struggles to assert its superiority in practice. The gain related to the passage to a frequency of 8000 Hz is indeed expressed by definition under the millisecond, which will remain imperceptible for many players compared to a classic Viper operating at 1000 Hz. No revolution therefore, but a mouse on which competitive gamers can rely on.
- Flawless responsiveness.
- Fast and precise optical sensor.
- Good grip.
- Really ambidextrous: 2 buttons on each edge.
- USB cable flexibility.
- Slice buttons not necessarily easy to operate.
- Sensitivity change button under the mouse.
- Interest of 8000 Hz not very obvious.
NB: The reported price drop is calculated by comparing the lowest price of the day with the average of the lowest prices charged by all merchants for the product last month, with security rules to exclude prices from shops whose the VAT policy is not clear (known as “grey” shops, typically in the case of imports from China).
The SteelSeries Prime+ is a mouse clearly cut out for gaming. Its exemplary handling, the responsiveness and longevity of its optical switches, as well as its dual sensor make it an ally of choice for competitive multiplayer, even if it doesn’t. is not as light as some competitors. Its strength is also a weakness: it is indeed really not versatile and can hardly be used in office automation, the fault of a wheel that is certainly effective, but ultra-basic. If its Oled screen is interesting on paper, in practice its usefulness is very limited, especially since it entails an additional cost compared to the Prime model without a screen.
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