Corsair recently released the third generation of the Scimitar Gaming Mouse called the RGB Elite. So how does the new version compare against the second generation of the series, the Scimitar Pro RGB? You can find out in this comparison guide.
Corsair has made a few improvements with the Scimitar RGB Elite when compared to the older Scimitar Pro RGB. The newer release has more DPI (18,000 vs. 16,000) in addition to having much better durability (click-rated for 50 million vs. 20 million). Otherwise, the two gaming mouse have the same features and specifications.
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Scimitar Pro RGB vs. Scimitar RGB Elite Comparison Chart
|Scimitar Pro RGB||Scimitar RGB Elite|
|Weight||122 g||147 g|
|Connectivity||Wired USB||Wired USB|
|Cable||1.8m braided fiber cable||1.8m braided fiber cable|
|Mouse Button Type||Omron||Omron|
|Mouse Button Durability||20 million click-rated Omron switches||50 million click-rated Omron switches|
|Report Rates||125 Hz|
|Prog Buttons||17 programmable buttons||17 programmable buttons|
|Key Slider Side Panel?||Yes||Yes|
|On Board Memory Profiles||3x||3x|
|Dynamic Four-Zone RGB Backlighting?||Yes||Yes|
|CUE Software||CUE 2.0||iCUE|
Windows 7, 8 or 10
|USB port 2.0
Windows 7, 8 or 10
|Warranty||Two-year warranty||Two-year warranty|
|Pricing||Check price on Amazon.||Check price on Amazon.|
At 122 g (without the cable and other accessories), the new Scimitar RGB Elite weighs 17% less than the Scimitar Pro RGB, which has a listed weight of 147 g (without the cable and other accessories).
The Pro RGB and RGB Elite use a wired USB for connection.
Both Corsair Scimitar gaming mouse comes with the same 1.8m braided fiber cable.
Mouse Button Type
The 2nd and 3rd versions of the Scimitar utilize Omron as the mouse button type.
Mouse Button Durability
The Omron switches in the Scimitar RGB Elite has been rated for 50 million clicks. This is 2.5 times more longer lasting than the Omron switches in the Scimitar Pro RGB, which has been rated for 20 million clicks.
Both products are made for the palm gripping style.
Both gaming mouse are designed for massively multiplayer online (MMO) and multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA). The games in these genres usually require a lot of different inputs. With the prog buttons, you can easily access all the buttons with just one hand.
The Scimitar RGB Elite and Scimitar Pro RGB utilize an optical sensor.
The Scimitar RGB Elite has a higher DPI at 18,000 when compared to the Scimitar Pro RGB, which has a DPI of 16,000.
For the uniformed, DPI stands for dots per linear inch. The higher the amount the dots, the more sensitive the mouse will be.
Both products offer the same report rates (also known as polling rates) as you can select between 125 Hz, 250 Hz, 500 Hz and 1000 Hz.
Report rates measure how many times a mouse will reports its position to your PC every second. For example, the 1000 Hz setting means that the mouse will report its position 1,000 times per second.
The Corsair Scimitar RGB Elite Gaming Mouse and Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB Gaming Mouse both offer 17 programmable buttons for macros and remapping. 12 of those are located on the side while the rest are placed on top.
Key Slider Side Panel
Both products also come with a Key Slider Side Panel. This allow you to reposition the panel containing the 12 side programmable buttons to that you can comfortably reach them with your thumb.
On Board Memory Profiles
The two Corsair Scimitar gaming mouse in this versus guide can also store up to 3 memory profiles. As a result, you don’t have to adjust your macros and/or lighting settings every time.
Dynamic Four-Zone RGB Backlighting
Both also use a four-zone RGB for backlighting as you can customize the light emitting from the mouse across four different color zones.
The Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB Gaming Mouse uses the Corsair Utility Engine 2.0 for software while the Corsair Scimitar RGB Elite Gaming Mouse utilizes the iCUE.
For the Scimitar Pro RGB, you will need a PC with USB port, internet connection (to download the aforementioned Corsair Utility Engine software) in addition to an operating system of Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10.
For the Scimitar RGB Elite, you need a PC with an USB 2.0 port, internet connection (to download the iCUE software) as well as an operating system of Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10.
Corsair provides a two-year warranty for both the Scimitar Pro RGB and Scimitar RGB Elite.
You can also take a look at the official overview videos of both gaming mouse below.