Razer recently released the Viper 8KHz. So, how does this new gaming mouse stack up against the Viper, Viper Mini and Viper Ultimate?
You can find out in this comparison guide between the four Razer Viper computer mouses.
When compared to the other versions, the Razer Viper 8KHz is the only one to feature an 8000 Hz polling rate. Although this feature takes up more CPU resources, you can also get better latency reduction when compared to the other Viper mouses.
Aside from the polling rate, the 8KHz version of the Viper is on par with the Ultimate version in most performance categories. The two are tied with having the best maximum sensitivity, best maximum speed, best maximum acceleration, best durability, most programmable buttons and most on-board memory profiles.
With that said, the Viper Ultimate is the only mouse out of this group to support a wireless connection and be compatible with the Razer Mouse Dock Chroma add-on.
If you are interested, you can purchase any of the aforementioned computer mouses on Amazon with the following links:
- Razer Viper 8KHz Ultralight Ambidextrous Wired Gaming Mouse
- Razer Viper Ultralight Ambidextrous Wired Gaming Mouse
- Razer Viper Mini Ultralight Gaming Mouse
- Razer Viper Ultimate Lightest Wireless Gaming Mouse
Viper 8KHz vs. Viper vs. Viper Mini vs. Viper Ultimate Comparison Chart
You can check out a comparison table for all four gaming mice below.
|Razer Viper 8KHz Ultralight Ambidextrous Wired Gaming Mouse||Razer Viper Ultralight Ambidextrous Wired Gaming Mouse||Razer Viper Mini Ultralight Gaming Mouse||Razer Viper Ultimate Lightest Wireless Gaming Mouse|
|Dimensions||126.73 mm x 57.60 mm x 37.81 mm (or 4.99 in x 2.27 in x 1.49 in)||126.73 mm x 57.60 mm x 37.81 mm (or 4.99 in x 2.27 in x 1.49 in)||118.30 mm x 53.50 mm x 38.30 mm (or 4.66 in x 2.11 in x 1.51 in)||126.73 mm x 57.60 mm x 37.81 mm (or 4.99 in x 2.27 in x 1.49 in)|
|Weight||71 grams||69 grams||61 grams||74 grams|
|Wired Connectivity||Speedflex cable||Speedflex cable||Speedflex cable||Speedflex cable|
|Wireless Connectivity||Not supported||Not supported||Not supported||HyperSpeed Wireless|
|Battery Life||Not applicable||Not applicable||Not applicable||Up to 70 hours|
|Polling Rate||8000 Hz||1000 Hz||1000 Hz||1000 Hz|
|Maximum Sensitivity||20000 DPI||16000 DPI||8500 DPI||20000 DPI|
|Maximum Speed||650 IPS||450 IPS||300 IPS||650 IPS|
|Maximum Acceleration||50 G||50 G||35 G||50 G|
|Switch Durability||70 million clicks||70 million clicks||50 million clicks||70 million clicks|
|On-Board Memory Profiles||5||1||1||5|
|Tilt Scroll Wheel||Not supported||Not supported||Not supported||Not supported|
|Mouse Feet||100% PTFE||100% PTFE||100% PTFE||100% PTFE|
|RGB Lighting||Razer Chroma RGB||Razer Chroma RGB||Razer Chroma RGB Underglow||Razer Chroma RGB|
|Dock Compatibility||Not supported||Not supported||Not supported||Razer Mouse Dock Chroma|
|Warranty||2-year warranty||2-year warranty||2-year warranty||2-year warranty|
|Pricing||Check price on Amazon.||Check price on Amazon.||Check price on Amazon.||Check price on Amazon.|
Just like the Viper and Viper Ultimate, the Viper 8KHz is a True-Ambidextrous gaming mouse.
Unlike the other three, the Viper Mini is a False-Ambidextrous mouse.
In terms of physical size, the 8 KHz version is the same as the Viper and Viper Ultimate. The Mini version has shorter length and width but is a little bit taller when compared to the other three.
You can find the measurements, which is displayed as Length x Grip Width x Height, below:
Viper 8KHz, Viper and Viper Ultimate:
- 126.73 mm x 57.60 mm x 37.81 mm (or 4.99 in x 2.27 in x 1.49 in)
- 118.30 mm x 53.50 mm x 38.30 mm (or 4.66 in x 2.11 in x 1.51 in)
The new 8KHz of the Viper mouse is heavier than the standard Viper and Viper Mini but lighter than the Ultimate version.
You can find the weight specifications below:
- Viper 8KHz: 71 grams
- Viper: 69 grams
- Viper Mini: 61 grams
- Viper Ultimate: 74 grams
All four of the Razer Viper mice use the Speedflex cable, which is designed reduce dragging, to connect to your computer over a wired connection.
The Ultimate remains the only version of the Razer Viper to feature a wireless connection as it uses HyperSpeed Wireless, a technology that is advertised to be 25% faster than every other wireless technology currently available.
The Ultimate version is also the only version of the Viper to come with an internal battery. The mouse has a battery life that can last a maximum of 70 hours.
The biggest new feature of the Viper 8KHz is the 8000 Hz polling rate, which means that the mouse will report its position to your computer 8,000 times ever second.
The high polling rate results in less latency between moving your mouse and seeing the mouse cursor move on your computer screen. At the same time, the higher rate will take up more CPU resources.
In comparison to the Viper 8KHz, the other three versions of the Viper mouse have a polling rate of 1000 Hz.
All four versions of the Razer Viper are equipped with an optical sensor.
The new 8KHz version of the Razer Viper has the same maximum sensitivity, which is measured as dots per inch (DPI), as the Ultimate version. The Viper has a lower maximum sensitivity than the aforementioned two mouses while the Mini version has the lowest overall.
You can take a look at the sensitivity specifications below:
- Viper 8KHz: 20000 DPI
- Viper: 16000 DPI
- Viper Mini: 8500 DPI
- Viper Ultimate: 20000 DPI
The 8KHz version also has the same maximum IPS as the Ultimate version. The Viper is the next fastest while the Viper Mini is the slowest.
IPS, of inches per second, measures how capable a mouse is at keeping up with your physical mouse movement.
You can check out the IPS specs below:
- Viper 8KHz: 650 IPS
- Viper: 450 IPS
- Viper Mini: 300 IPS
- Viper Ultimate: 650 IPS
The Viper 8KHz is tied with the regular Viper and Viper Ultimate with having the highest mouse acceleration, which is the amount of distance your mouse pointer will move based on how fast you are physically moving the mouse.
The Viper Mini has the lowest acceleration out of the group.
You can check out the acceleration specs below:
- Viper 8KHz: 50 G
- Viper: 50 G
- Viper Mini: 35 G
- Viper Ultimate: 50 G
Just like the Viper and Viper Ultimate, the Viper 8KHz comes with 8 programmable buttons.
In comparison, the Viper Mini includes 6 programmable buttons.
The four versions of the Razer Viper use the optical switch type.
When it comes to the durability of the switches, the Viper 8KHz, Viper and Viper Ultimate have been rated for 70 million clicks while the Viper Mini have been rated for 50 million clicks.
On-Board Memory Profiles
Both the 8KHz and Ultimate versions of the gaming mouse come with five on-board memory profiles while the regular and miniature versions come with one each.
Tilt Scroll Wheel
None of the four computer mouses in this versus guide feature a tilt scroll wheel.
All four the of Vipers do come with 100% PTFE mouse feet, which will provide easy gliding on most surfaces.
The Viper 8KHz, Viper and Viper Ultimate feature Razer Chroma RGB lighting while the Viper Mini uses Razer Chroma RGB Underglow lighting.
The Ultimate version remains the only one in the Viper series to be compatible with the Razer Mouse Dock Chroma, which you can purchase on Amazon with this link.
The Razer Viper 8KHz Ultralight Ambidextrous Wired Gaming Mouse, Razer Viper Ultralight Ambidextrous Wired Gaming Mouse, Razer Viper Mini Ultralight Gaming Mouse and Razer Viper Ultimate Lightest Wireless Gaming Mouse each comes with a 2-year warranty.