The Razer Viper is one of the best gaming mouse options out there, and the company has just released its latest iteration of the mouse, which features the fastest polling rate of any available on the market. The Razer Viper 8K sends data at eight times the speed of its standard model, reducing latency and improving input delay. The Viper 8K also replaces the standard model at the $80 price point. It’s available right now through Amazon and Best Buy.
The Razer Viper 8K does feel significantly smoother than my mouse of choice, the Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro. I haven’t noticed too much difference in my K/D ratio, but I have had a great time using it, thanks to that 8,000Hz polling rate. It’s not quite as dramatic as going from a 60Hz monitor to a 144Hz one in terms of in-game performance, but it does feel like a similar jump in smoothness that will only get better if it comes to Razer’s other mouse shapes–the Viper doesn’t boast my preferred ergonomics, but if this technology came to the DeathAdder, I could see myself switching back to a wired option.
Razer has made other improvements to its wireless connectivity and input delay over the past year. It introduced a number of HyperSpeed wireless mouse options in 2020, including the DeathAdder V2 Pro. In our testing, we haven’t noticed a difference between the wired and wireless models in games like Rainbow Six Siege and Valorant. If you’re looking for more mouse recommendations, check out our guide to the best gaming mouse for your needs.