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Razer Viper V3 HyperSpeed Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.5
Reviewed Nov 21, 2023 at 10:49 am
Razer Viper V3 HyperSpeed Picture
7.2
Work
9.2
Video Games (FPS)
8.2
Video Games (MMO)
9.6
Raw Performance

The Razer Viper V3 HyperSpeed is a wireless gaming mouse that continues Razer's popular Viper lineup. While it shares a similar symmetrical shape with the other mice in the lineup, it's slightly wider, with a more pronounced hump in the middle of the palm rest. It also has a more subdued aesthetic with fewer aggressive angles and accents than previous Viper mice. A single AA battery powers it, and you can connect to this mouse wirelessly using the 2.4 GHz HyperSpeed USB receiver. It's also compatible with Razer's HyperPolling Wireless Dongle, which supports up to an 8000Hz polling rate.

Our Verdict

7.2 Work

The Razer Viper V3 HyperSpeed is a decent mouse for work use despite not being designed for it. It has excellent build quality and a comfortable symmetrical shape, and its buttons are easily reprogrammable. However, its scroll wheel lacks a free scrolling mode and L/R tilt inputs, and you can only pair the mouse to one device at a time.

Pros
  • Excellent build quality.
Cons
  • Scroll wheel lacks free-scrolling and L/R tilt controls.
  • No Bluetooth connectivity.
9.2 Video Games (FPS)

The Razer Viper V3 HyperSpeed is an outstanding mouse for FPS gaming. It has remarkably good sensor performance overall, with low click and sensor latency and high accuracy for a very responsive and snappy gaming experience. It feels very well built and has a comfortable symmetrical shape with mouse feet that glide smoothly across mousepads and desks. It's slightly heavier than other mice in the lineup due to the AA battery.

Pros
  • Superb overall sensor performance.
  • Remarkably low click latency.
Cons
  • Slightly heavier than some alternatives.
8.2 Video Games (MMO)

The Razer Viper V3 HyperSpeed is a great mouse for MMO and MOBA gaming. It doesn't have as many reprogrammable buttons as dedicated MMO mice, but you can still reprogram almost all of them using the companion software. It has excellent build quality, a comfortable symmetrical shape, and excellent sensor performance, delivering a responsive-feeling gaming experience.

Pros
  • Superb overall sensor performance.
  • Remarkably low click latency.
  • Excellent build quality.
Cons
  • Has fewer additional buttons than dedicated MMO mice.
9.6 Raw Performance

The Razer Viper V3 HyperSpeed has superb raw performance overall. It has remarkably low click and sensor latency and reacts very accurately and consistently to your inputs.

Pros
  • Superb overall sensor performance.
  • Remarkably low click latency.
Cons
  • 7.2 Work
  • 9.2 Video Games (FPS)
  • 8.2 Video Games (MMO)
  • 9.6 Raw Performance
  1. Updated Nov 21, 2023: Review published.
  2. Updated Nov 01, 2023: Early access published.
  3. Updated Oct 20, 2023: Our testers have started testing this product.
  4. Updated Sep 28, 2023: The product has arrived in our lab, and our testers will start evaluating it soon.
  5. Updated Sep 18, 2023: We've purchased the product and are waiting for it to arrive in our lab.

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Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Razer Viper V3 HyperSpeed is only available in black. You can see the label for the unit we bought and tested here.

Compared To Other Mice

The Razer Viper V3 HyperSpeed continues Razer's lineup of Viper gaming mice. It has a similar overall shape and features to other Viper models but with a more subdued aesthetic and a new matte plastic finish. It occupies a mid-range price bracket compared to the more expensive Razer Viper V2 Pro and Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT 2, with the key difference being that it uses an AA battery for power instead of having an internal rechargeable battery. It's also significantly heavier than current flagship wireless gaming mice and uses Razer's older Gen 2 mechanical switches instead of optical ones. That said, it offers similar overall performance to Razer's flagship models at a lower price point.

For more recommendations, see our picks for the best FPS mice, the best gaming mice, and the best wireless gaming mice. Or, if you're interested in other Razer options, see our article on the best Razer mice.

Razer Viper V2 Pro

The Razer Viper V3 HyperSpeed and the Razer Viper V2 Pro are high-performance wireless gaming mice in the same lineup. While the two perform very similarly, the V2 Pro is much lighter, thanks partly to its built-in rechargeable battery. It also uses newer optical switches instead of the mechanical ones found on the V3 HyperSpeed. While the two have a similar overall shape, the Viper V3 HyperSpeed has subtle changes and a new, more minimal aesthetic.

Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT

The Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT and the Razer Viper V3 HyperSpeed are high-performance wireless gaming mice with a comfortable, symmetrical shape. They both have excellent performance when it comes to gaming, but the Logitech is significantly lighter due in part to its built-in rechargeable battery. An advantage of the Razer is that it supports a polling rate of up to 8000Hz using their HyperPolling Wireless Dongle, but they sell it separately.

Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro

The Razer Viper V3 HyperSpeed and the Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro are both high-end wireless gaming mice. The DeathAdder has an ergonomic right-handed shape and uses an internal rechargeable battery. It's also significantly lighter than the Viper. On the other hand, the Viper uses an AA battery for power and has slightly better build quality than the DeathAdder.

Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT 2

The Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT 2 and the Razer Viper V3 HyperSpeed are high-performance wireless gaming mice with symmetrical shapes. The two perform similarly, but the Logitech is significantly lighter. The Logitech has an internal rechargeable battery and a higher native polling rate of 2000Hz. On the other hand, the Razer mouse supports a polling rate of up to 8000Hz using Razer's HyperPolling Wireless Dongle, but it's sold separately. The Razer also uses an AA battery for power and has slightly better build quality with less flex and play in the buttons than the Logitech.

Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Type
Standard
Coating
Matte
Lighting Color No Lighting

The Razer Viper V3 HyperSpeed has a similar overall shape to other mice in Razer's Viper lineup but with a more minimal aesthetic and fewer aggressive angles. It's made of matte black plastic with a soft coating and has a subtle glossy black Razer logo on the palm rest. There isn't any RGB, but it has a small battery status LED in front of the scroll wheel.

Design
Shape
Length 5.0" (128 mm)
Width 2.5" (64 mm)
Height 1.6" (40 mm)
Grip Width
63 mm
Ambidextrous
Shape Only
Left-Handed Friendly
Yes
Finger Rest
No
7.6
Design
Portability
Box Volume
20.02 inยณ (328 cmยณ)
Receiver Storing
Yes

This medium-sized mouse will fit into most laptop bags without any issues. There's also a compartment where you can store the USB receiver.

8.5
Design
Build Quality

This mouse has excellent build quality overall. The soft-touch matte plastic coating feels smooth and comfortable, and the build has no flex even when applying considerable pressure.

8.6
Design
Weight
Lowest Weight
65.9 g
Default Weight
88.4 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No

This mouse is somewhat lightweight. We obtained the Default Weight result with an AA Amazon Basics rechargeable battery weighing 27.5g. We achieved the Lowest Weight result using an aluminum foil ball adapter to allow the use of an AAA battery. We used an AAA Energizer Lithium battery that weighs 7.6g.

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

The Razer Viper V3 HyperSpeed has a comfortable symmetrical shape similar to other models in the Razer Viper lineup with some subtle changes. Notably, the hump in the middle of the mouse is slightly taller, and its sides flare out slightly at the bottom. The result is a fairly wide shape that's more suitable for a palm or claw grip for those with medium or large hands.

6.6
Design
Wireless Versatility
Maximum Of Paired Devices
1
Bluetooth
No
Receiver
Yes
Battery Type
1x AA
Use When Charging
No ( Single use batteries)
On/Off Activation
Auto Off And On/Off Switch
Receiver Extender
No
Battery Indicator Yes

You can connect to this mouse wirelessly using its included 2.4 GHz USB receiver. It's also compatible with Razer's 8000 Hz HyperPolling Wireless dongle, but they sell it separately. Razer advertises that this mouse has up to 280 hours of battery life with the included AA battery and HyperSpeed receiver at 1000Hz and up to 55 hours at 8000Hz with the HyperPolling receiver. This mouse doesn't support Bluetooth.

0
Design
Cable
Connectivity Wireless
Cable Length
N/A
Cable Type
No Cable
Permanent Kink
No
Port Type: Mouse End
No Port
Port Type: PC End
No Port

This mouse is wireless only; you can't use it wired.

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

This mouse has feet that glide remarkably smoothly on mousepads and desks. Third-party replacement feet are also available.

Design
In The Box

  • Razer Viper V3 HyperSpeed
  • USB receiver
  • AA battery
  • User documentation
  • Razer stickers

Control
Control
Main Button
Switch Type
Mechanical
Switch Model
Razer Mechanical Mouse Switch Gen 2

Unlike the Razer Viper V2 Pro, which uses Razer's newer optical mouse switches, this mouse uses the older second-generation mechanical switches.

7.4
Control
Additional Buttons
Total Number Of Buttons
6
Number Of Side Buttons
2
Number Of Programmable Inputs
14
Profile Switching Button
Yes
Gesture Support
No

You can reprogram nearly every button on this mouse to perform various functions like profile switching, windows shortcuts, and multimedia controls. You can configure a Hypershift button to enable a second layer of button assignments.

9.5
Control
Click Latency
Expected Connection
2.4 ms
Wired
N/A
Receiver
2.4 ms
Bluetooth
N/A

This mouse has outstandingly low and consistent click latency. It provides an extremely responsive-feeling experience that's well-suited for casual and competitive play. We tested this mouse at its native polling rate of 1000Hz.

We also tested this mouse at 8000Hz using Razer's HyperPolling Dongle, which they sell separately. While we expected the latency to be slightly better, we found the results marginally worse at 2.8 ms. We were surprised by these results, so we retested to validate and got similar results. This may be an issue with the software, and we'll update this review if we learn more. If you've experienced a similar issue, let us know in the discussions.

9.6
Control
CPI
SRAV @ 1600 CPI
-0.12%
SRAV @ 800 CPI
-0.09%
SRAV @ 400 CPI
-0.25%
SRAV @ Fixed CPI
N/A
Precision Error Between Speeds
0.71%
Precision Error Between CPI
0.71%
Worst Tracking Error
-2.25%
Minimum CPI
100 CPI
Maximum CPI
30,000 CPI
CPI Adjustment Steps
100 CPI

This mouse has fantastic CPI performance overall. Its sensor delivers extremely good tracking accuracy, and the physical movements you make with your mouse translate closely to your cursor movements on-screen. We tested this mouse at its native polling rate of 1000Hz.

9.2
Control
Sensor Latency
Delay To Start Of Movement
12.1 ms
Delay At Half Movement
3.3 ms
Delay To End Of Movement
2.6 ms

The Razer Viper V3 HyperSpeed has remarkable sensor latency performance. It reacts very quickly to the physical movements you make with your mouse, and you won't notice any delay. We conducted this test at a polling rate of 1000Hz.

We also tested this mouse at 8000Hz using Razer's HyperPolling Dongle, which they sell separately. We found that the delay at half movement was slightly better at 2.5 ms, but both the delay to start movement and the delay to end movement were slightly worse at 12.3 ms and 4.9 ms, respectively. As with Click Latency, we reran the tests to confirm and got similar results.

Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Sensor Model
Razer Focus Pro 30K
Works On Glass
No
Minimum Lift Off Distance
1.2 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

This mouse's polling rate options are 125Hz, 500Hz, and 1000Hz. Razer also offers a HyperPolling Wireless Dongle, which allows you to increase the polling rate to 8000Hz. The sensor on this mouse is positioned relatively far towards the front.

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

This mouse has a grippy scroll wheel with a textured rubber finish for grip. It has well-defined steps and operates quietly, even when scrolling quickly.

Control
Noise
Click Noise
Quiet

The buttons and the scroll wheel on this mouse are fairly quiet and won't bother those around you.

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

This mouse uses Razer's Synapse 3 software, which is user-friendly and relatively easy to navigate. You can change settings like CPI, polling rate, lift-off distance, surface calibration, and power settings. Like companion software from other major manufacturers, users often criticize it for taking up disproportionate system resources and requiring frequent updates. Synapse 3 may be 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

All default button functions work in both Windows and macOS.