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Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.4
Reviewed Sep 28, 2022 at 12:37 pm
Latest change: Writing modified May 29, 2023 at 12:43 pm
Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro Picture
6.8
Work
9.0
Video Games (FPS)
8.0
Video Games (MMO)
9.2
Raw Performance

The Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro is a lightweight, wireless gaming mouse that continues Razer's DeathAdder lineup. Like earlier versions, this mouse has a right-handed design and is best suited for larger-sized hands. As a departure from previous models, this version has a slightly different shape and is significantly more lightweight. It also includes several significant upgrades under the hood, including a new sensor, a new generation of optical switches, and improved battery life.

Our Verdict

6.8 Work

The Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro is good for office and multimedia tasks, though it isn't specifically for this use. It connects wirelessly with its USB receiver, and you can reprogram all the buttons using the customization software. However, there's no Bluetooth connectivity, and the scroll wheel lacks a free-scrolling mode and left-right tilt inputs.

Pros
  • Comfortable right-handed shape.
  • Excellent build quality.
Cons
  • Only suitable for larger-sized hands.
  • Scroll wheel lacks left-right inputs and a free-scrolling mode.
  • Bulky; isn't designed to be stored in laptop bags or cases.
9.0 Video Games (FPS)

The Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro is a remarkable FPS gaming mouse. It's extremely lightweight and feels very well built. The ergonomic, right-handed shape is comfortable, though it's best suited for larger-sized hands. The feet glide smoothly on mousepads and desks, the sensor is extremely accurate and consistent, and it has exceptionally low click latency.

Pros
  • Extremely lightweight.
  • Incredibly low click latency.
  • Excellent build quality.
Cons
  • Only suitable for larger-sized hands.
  • Bulky; isn't designed to be stored in laptop bags or cases.
8.0 Video Games (MMO)

The Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro is a great mouse for MMO or MOBA gaming, though it doesn't have as many programmable buttons as a dedicated MMO gaming model. That said, this mouse feels very sturdy and comfortable for right-handed users with larger-sized hands. Performance-wise, it has incredibly low click latency and an extremely accurate and consistent sensor.

Pros
  • Incredibly low click latency.
  • Comfortable right-handed shape.
  • Excellent build quality.
Cons
  • Only suitable for larger-sized hands.
  • Bulky; isn't designed to be stored in laptop bags or cases.
9.2 Raw Performance

Pros
Cons
  • Bulky; isn't designed to be stored in laptop bags or cases.
  • 6.8 Work
  • 9.0 Video Games (FPS)
  • 8.0 Video Games (MMO)
  • 9.2 Raw Performance
  1. Updated May 29, 2023: We've added a link to the newly-reviewed ASUS ROG Harpe Ace Aim Lab Edition in the Wireless Versatility section of this review.
  2. Updated Mar 28, 2023: We've retested the wired and wireless click latency in the Click Latency section of this review after suspecting an error with our initial test results. Our original results were slightly lower, and while we're not certain what produced the error, we've repeatedly confirmed the new figures and updated our article with the new results, which are much more in line with expectations.
  3. Updated Dec 09, 2022: We've converted this review to Test Bench 1.4. This update modifies our Hand Size Recommendation test, adding a more granular hand size recommendation chart. We've moved several minor tests into different test groups, removed the Travel usage, and added a new Raw Performance usage. For more details, you can see our full changelog here.
  4. Updated Sep 28, 2022: Review published.
  5. Updated Sep 14, 2022: Early access published.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro we tested is the black colorway. There is also a white color variant available. You can see the label for our unit here.

Compared To Other Mice

The Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro continues Razer's popular DeathAdder lineup. This mouse features several improvements over the Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro, including an updated sensor, the newest generation of Razer's optical switches, and a longer advertised battery life. This version is also significantly lighter. However, it's important to note that Razer has made changes to the shape of this version, and it feels noticeably different in hand than earlier DeathAdder models. This mouse has outstanding gaming performance, similar to Razer's other premium-priced flagship, the Razer Viper V2 Pro. The main difference between this mouse and the Viper V2 Pro is that this mouse has a right-handed shape best suited for larger-sized hands and a palm or claw grip. In contrast, the Viper V2 Pro has a symmetrical shape best suited for a broader range of hand sizes and a claw or fingertip grip.

For other recommendations, see our picks for the best wireless gaming mice, the best FPS mice, and the best lightweight mouse.

Razer Viper V2 Pro

The Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro and the Razer Viper V2 Pro are high-end wireless gaming mice. They both weigh virtually the same and have very similar outstanding gaming performance; the major difference between them is shape. The DeathAdder has a right-handed shape and is best suited for larger hands using a palm or claw grip. On the other hand, the Viper V2 Pro has a symmetrical shape and is best suited for a somewhat wider range of hand sizes using a claw or fingertip grip.

Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT

The Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro and the Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT are high-end wireless gaming mice. They are both extremely lightweight, weigh virtually the same, and offer similarly outstanding gaming performance. The biggest difference between them is their shape. The Razer has a right-handed design best suited for larger hands using a palm or claw grip. On the other hand, the Logitech has a symmetrical shape and is suitable for a wider range of hand sizes and grip types. The Razer also has a slightly longer advertised battery life and uses optical left- and right-mouse buttons, while the Logitech has mechanical switches.

Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro

The Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro is an updated version of the Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro. Both mice have very similar right-handed shapes best suited for larger hands using a palm or claw grip. However, the V3 Pro has a slightly modified shape compared to the V2 Pro and other earlier versions in the DeathAdder lineup. The updated V3 Pro is also significantly lighter, offers better gaming performance, and has longer battery life.

Razer DeathAdder V3

The Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro and Razer DeathAdder V3 are very similar mice in the same lineup. The V3 Pro is a wireless model and is marginally heavier. On the other hand, the V3 is a wired-only model that has a smoother matte plastic finish and supports a higher maximum polling rate of 8000Hz.

Pulsar Xlite V2 Wireless

The Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro and the Pulsar Xlite V2 Wireless are wireless gaming mice with similar right-handed shapes best suited for larger hands using a claw or palm grip. Both mice offer similar, outstanding gaming performance and weigh virtually the same. However, the Pulsar has perforations in its body to lighten its weight, while the Razer has a solid plastic body. Additionally, the Pulsar uses mechanical switches, while the Razer uses optical switches and has a significantly longer battery life.

LAMZU Atlantis

The Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro and the LAMZU Atlantis are lightweight wireless gaming mice. The Razer has better overall gaming performance and a more subdued look. It's larger and has a right-handed shape best suited for a palm or claw grip. On the other hand, the LAMZU is a bit lighter and has a symmetrical shape best suited for a claw grip. It's also available in a range of more striking colors.

GLORIOUS Model D

The Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro and the GLORIOUS Model D are gaming mice with similar right-handed shapes best suited for larger hands using a palm or claw grip. That said, the Razer has significantly better gaming performance, is slightly lighter, and is a wireless model, while the Glorious is a wired-only model.

ASUS ROG Harpe Ace Aim Lab Edition

The Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro and the ASUS ROG Harpe Ace Aim Lab Edition are lightweight gaming mice with comparable gaming performance. The Razer has a right-handed shape, better overall build quality, and higher-quality mouse feet. On the other hand, the ASUS has a symmetrical shape and is somewhat lighter. It also has marginally better sensor performance and features RGB lighting and Bluetooth connectivity, which the Razer lacks.

GLORIOUS Model O 2 Wireless

The GLORIOUS Model O 2 Wireless and the Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro are wireless gaming mice. The GLORIOUS has a symmetrical shape, a somewhat longer advertised battery life, and RGB lighting, which the Razer lacks. On the other hand, the Razer has an ergonomic, right-handed shape. It's also lighter, has higher build quality, and delivers significantly better gaming performance.

Zaunkoenig M2K

Both the Zaunkoenig M2K and the Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro are lightweight gaming mice. The Zaunkoenig is a wired-only model and is substantially lighter. It also natively supports a maximum polling rate of up to 8000Hz. However, it's only suitable for use with a fingertip grip and doesn't have any side buttons. Conversely, the Razer is a wireless model that has two side buttons on the left. It's also significantly larger and better suited for different hand sizes and grip types.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Type
Standard
Coating
Matte
Lighting Color No Lighting

The Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro looks very similar to previous versions in the lineup, but Razer has made several small changes to the shape and removed the RGB lighting and pair of CPI buttons below the scroll wheel. This version also has distinct left- and right-click buttons, while on previous versions, they were part of the outer body.

Design
Shape
Length 5.0" (127 mm)
Width 2.6" (67 mm)
Height 1.7" (43 mm)
Grip Width
63 mm
Ambidextrous
No
Left-Handed Friendly
No
Finger Rest
No
5.5
Design
Portability
Box Volume
22.21 inยณ (364 cmยณ)
Receiver Storing
No
8.0
Design
Build Quality

The Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro feels very sturdy, despite being significantly lighter than previous versions. There aren't any rattling sounds if you shake the mouse, and the click buttons are very stable. That said, the bottom panel exhibits some flex with enough pressure, and you can actuate the side buttons if you squeeze with enough force into the plastic sides of the mouse. However, neither of these minor issues should present problems during regular use.

8.9
Design
Weight
Lowest Weight
61.7 g
Default Weight
61.7 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No

The Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro is extremely lightweight and significantly lighter than the previous generation DeathAdder V2 Pro. It's also only marginally heavier than the smaller Razer Viper V2 Pro.

Note: Razer indicates the white-colored variant of this mouse is approximately one gram heavier than the black version due to differences in the painting process.

Design
Hand Size Recommendation
Palm Grip Hand Recommendation
Claw Grip Hand Recommendation
Fingertip Grip Hand Recommendation

The Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro has a comfortable, right-handed shape with a fairly tall profile, making it well suited for a palm or claw grip. Razer has made some small modifications to the shape of this version, so it does feel quite different in hand compared to previous DeathAdders. This version has more subdued flared edges towards the front and has more shallow comfort grooves on both the left- and right-click buttons. The hump on the palm rest has also been moved slightly towards the inside edge, and the side buttons are a bit higher on the body.

7.2
Design
Wireless Versatility
Maximum Of Paired Devices
1
Bluetooth
No
Receiver
Yes
Battery Type
Rechargeable
Use When Charging
Yes
On/Off Activation
Auto Off And On/Off Switch
Receiver Extender
Yes
Battery Indicator Yes

The Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro has an advertised battery life of up to 90 hours of constant motion using a 1000Hz polling rate. Razer also offers an "HyperPolling" receiver that you can buy separately, increasing the polling rate to 4000Hz. Using this receiver with a polling rate of 4000hz reduces the estimated battery life to 24 hours. This mouse doesn't support Bluetooth but. Check out the ASUS ROG Harpe Ace Aim Lab Edition if you want a high-performance wireless gaming mouse with Bluetooth support.

9.0
Design
Cable
Connectivity Wireless
Cable Length
6.2 ft (1.9 m)
Cable Type
Paracord-like
Permanent Kink
No
Port Type: Mouse End
USB-C
Port Type: PC End
USB

The Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro has a lightweight and flexible cable that doesn't retain any kinks from its packaging.

9.0
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Good
Material
Virgin Grade PTFE
Extra Included
No

The Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro has outstanding mouse feet with rounded edges. They glide easily on hard and soft mousepads and directly on desks, but they don't glide quite as smoothly as the feet on the Razer Viper V2 pro.

Design
In The Box

  • Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro
  • USB receiver
  • USB receiver extender
  • USB-C to USB-A charging cable
  • Adhesive rubberized side grips
  • USB covers
  • User documentation

Control
7.3
Control
Additional Buttons
Total Number Of Buttons
6
Number Of Side Buttons
2
Number Of Programmable Inputs
12
Profile Switching Button
Yes
Gesture Support
No

You can reprogram nearly all of the buttons on the Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro, except for the button on the underside of the mouse which is used to power the mouse on and off and cycle between five CPI settings. Additionally, one button needs to be set as the primary click button at all times. You can also set a Hypershift button which lets you program a secondary set of inputs. The left- and right-click buttons use Razer's Gen-3 optical switches and are rated for 90 million clicks.

9.2
Control
Click Latency
Expected Connection
3.2 ms
Wired
2.7 ms
Receiver
3.2 ms
Bluetooth
N/A

The Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro has exceptionally low and very consistent click latency. It delivers an extremely responsive-feeling experience for gaming in any genre and is well-suited for casual or competitive play.

9.3
Control
CPI
SRAV @ 1600 CPI
0.17%
SRAV @ 800 CPI
0.12%
SRAV @ 400 CPI
0.08%
SRAV @ Fixed CPI
N/A
Precision Error Between Speeds
0.13%
Precision Error Between CPI
0.13%
Worst Tracking Error
-4.75%
Minimum CPI
100 CPI
Maximum CPI
30,000 CPI
CPI Adjustment Steps
50 CPI
8.6
Control
Sensor Latency
Delay To Start Of Movement
14.4 ms
Delay At Half Movement
4.9 ms
Delay To End Of Movement
5.7 ms
Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Sensor Model
Razer Focus Pro 30K
Works On Glass
Yes
Minimum Lift Off Distance
1.2 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

The Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro's polling rate settings are 125Hz, 500Hz, and 1000Hz. Razer also offers a separate "HyperPolling" receiver available as a separate purchase on their website. This additional receiver allows you to increase the polling rate up to 4000Hz. However, these tests were conducted without this receiver, using a polling rate setting of 1000Hz.

Control
Mouse Wheel
Scroll Wheel
Notched Wheel
Scroll Wheel Steps
24 Steps
Scroll Wheel Tilt
No
Thumb Wheel
No
Thumb Wheel Steps
No Thumb Wheel

The Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro's mouse wheel feels fairly soft and quiet and has lightly defined steps with good precision. The middle click also feels good and doesn't accidentally actuate while you're scrolling.

Control
Noise
Click Noise
Quiet
Operating System And Software
Operating System And Software
Configuration Software
Software Name Razer Synapse 3
Software Windows Compatibility
Yes
Software macOS Compatibility
No
On-Board Memory
Yes
CPI (DPI) Adjustment
Yes
Polling Rate Adjustment
Yes
Profile Configuration
Yes
Profile Auto-Switching
Yes
RGB On/Off
No RGB

Overall, Razer's Synapse 3 software is very good. It's well laid out and fairly easy to use. You can customize various options, including CPI, lift-off distance, surface calibration, and power settings. However, similar to the software options from other major manufacturers, this software is the source of criticism from the broader community. While there weren't any issues experienced during the testing of this mouse, many users online criticize this software for requiring frequent updates and taking up disproportionate system resources, among other complaints. You may find this software frustrating if you prefer more lightweight software options or no software at all.

10
Operating System And Software
Mouse Compatibility
Windows Compatibility Fully
macOS Compatibility Fully

This mouse is fully compatible with Windows and macOS. However, the software is only compatible with Windows.