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Razer Viper V3 Pro Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.5
Reviewed May 21, 2024 at 12:23 pm
Latest change: Writing modified Jun 11, 2024 at 12:51 pm
Razer Viper V3 Pro Picture
7.3
Work
9.5
Video Games (FPS)
8.3
Video Games (MMO)
9.8
Raw Performance

The Razer Viper V3 Pro is a lightweight wireless gaming mouse that continues Razer's popular Viper lineup. Its symmetrical shape is identical to the Razer Viper V3 HyperSpeed, where it also adopts its new, more subdued design language. Compared to the previous generation Razer Viper V2 Pro, it has an updated sensor that now supports a maximum wireless polling rate of 8000Hz out of the box.

Our Verdict

7.3 Work

The Razer Viper V3 Pro 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.
  • Comfortable symmetrical shape.
Cons
  • Scroll wheel lacks free-scrolling and L/R tilt inputs.
  • No Bluetooth connectivity or multi-device pairing.
9.5 Video Games (FPS)

The Razer Viper V3 Pro is an outstanding FPS gaming mouse. It has excellent build quality and is extremely lightweight, making it easy to move quickly and accurately. Its symmetrical shape is very accommodating and suitable for a variety of hand sizes and grip types. It also has remarkable performance, delivering incredibly low click and sensor latency suitable for gamers at the highest competitive level.

Pros
  • Exceptional click latency.
  • Outstanding sensor latency.
  • Extremely lightweight.
  • 8000Hz polling rate.
  • Excellent build quality.
  • Comfortable symmetrical shape.
Cons
8.3 Video Games (MMO)

The Razer Viper V3 Pro is a great mouse for MMO and MOBA gaming. It doesn't have as many side 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
  • Exceptional click latency.
  • Excellent build quality.
  • Comfortable symmetrical shape.
Cons
  • Has fewer side buttons than dedicated MMO mice.
9.8 Raw Performance

The Razer Viper V3 Pro delivers exceptional raw performance. Its maximum polling rate is 8000Hz, and it has incredibly low and consistent click latency and exceptional all-around sensor performance. Altogether, this mouse is well-suited for playing games in any genre and at any competitive level.

Pros
  • Exceptional click latency.
  • Outstanding sensor latency.
  • 8000Hz polling rate.
Cons
  • 7.3 Work
  • 9.5 Video Games (FPS)
  • 8.3 Video Games (MMO)
  • 9.8 Raw Performance
  1. Updated Jun 11, 2024: We've mentioned the newly-reviewed Finalmouse ULX Pro Series in the Weight section of this review.
  2. Updated May 21, 2024: Review published.
  3. Updated May 16, 2024: Early access published.
  4. Updated May 10, 2024: Our testers have started testing this product.
  5. Updated May 08, 2024: The product has arrived in our lab, and our testers will start evaluating it soon.
  6. Updated May 01, 2024: We've purchased the product and are waiting for it to arrive in our lab.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Razer Viper V3 Pro is available in Black or White color options. At the time of writing, no variants are available. We bought and tested the Black version. You can see the label for our unit here.

Compared To Other Mice

The Razer Viper V3 Pro continues Razer's popular Viper lineup and succeeds the previous flagship model in the series, the Razer Viper V2 Pro. It features a new shape, a more subdued design language, an updated sensor, and support for a maximum wireless polling rate of 8000Hz out of the box. It's also lighter than the previous generation.

This mouse competes with flagship wireless gaming mice like the Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT 2, the Finalmouse UltralightX, and the WLmouse BEAST X. It edges out the competition on account of its build quality, its superb mouse feet, and its outstanding overall raw performance.

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

Razer Viper V2 Pro

The Razer Viper V3 Pro and the Razer Viper V2 Pro are high-performance, lightweight wireless gaming mice with similar symmetrical shapes from the same lineup. The V3 has an updated shape with a slightly rounder hump and is ever-so-slightly bigger. The V3 is also lighter, has an updated sensor that supports a maximum wireless polling rate of 8000Hz out of the box, and delivers even better click and sensor latency performance.

Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT 2

The Razer Viper V3 Pro is a slightly better gaming mouse than the Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT 2. While they both have excellent performance, the Razer is lighter, supports a higher maximum polling rate of 8000Hz, has better build quality and mouse feet, and delivers better overall sensor performance than the Logitech.

Ninjutso Sora V2

The Ninjutso Sora V2 and the Razer Viper V3 Pro are lightweight, high-performance wireless gaming mice with symmetrical shapes. They both provide outstanding performance overall, but the Razer has better click latency and a higher native polling rate of 8000Hz. On the other hand, the Ninjutso is significantly lighter.

Finalmouse UltralightX

The Razer Viper V3 Pro and the Finalmouse UltralightX are lightweight, high-performance, wireless gaming mice. The Finalmouse is significantly lighter than the Razer thanks to its carbon-composite shell with honeycomb-shaped cutouts. However, the Razer has superior build quality and a more conventional design with a solid plastic shell. The two mice perform very similarly overall, but at the time of writing, the Razer supports a higher maximum polling rate of 8000Hz, whereas the Finalmouse's is only 4000Hz.

Pulsar X2V2

The Razer Viper V3 Pro and the Pulsar X2V2 are lightweight, high-performance wireless gaming mice with symmetrical shapes. They weigh about the same, but the Pulsar has an open bottom plate design that leaves its inside open to dust and debris. While they both perform remarkably well, the Razer has a higher maximum polling rate of 8000Hz and slightly lower click and sensor latency than the Pulsar.

Finalmouse ULX Pro Series

The Finalmouse ULX Pro Series and the Razer Viper V3 Pro are both lightweight, high-performance wireless gaming mice. The Finalmouse is much lighter than the Razer due to its carbon-composite shell with honeycomb-shaped cutouts. However, the Razer has better build quality and a more traditional design with a solid plastic shell. Overall, the two mice perform similarly, but at the moment, the Razer supports a higher maximum polling rate of 8000Hz, while the Finalmouse's maximum polling rate is only 4000Hz.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Type
Standard
Coating
Matte
Lighting Color No Lighting

The Razer Viper V3 Pro has a nearly identical design to the Razer Viper V3 HyperSpeed but without the CPI button on the top of the mouse. It has a much more minimal aesthetic than older Razer releases, lacking many of the aggressive angles that typified prior models. It has a single Razer logo at the back of the mouse and no RGB lighting besides a small status LED in front of the scroll wheel. It displays your CPI profile when you change it and the battery status when it's plugged in or at low battery.

It's available in black or white. The white colorway has a slightly different feel to the coating because it has an extra layer of UV protection to reduce yellowing over time.

Design
Shape
Length 5.0" (127 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

Because of the properties of the plastic finish on this mouse, we applied an aerosol spray that adds small white particles visible in the scan but not present on the mouse out of the box.

This is only cosmetic and helps ensure we can capture a readable scan but doesn't affect the accuracy of the measurements.

5.6
Design
Portability
Box Volume
19.83 inยณ (325 cmยณ)
Receiver Storing
No

This is a medium-sized mouse, and while it'll fit into most laptop bags without issues, it's not designed specifically for portability. It lacks an internal compartment to store its USB receiver when it's not in use.

8.5
Design
Build Quality

This mouse has excellent build quality overall. The matte plastic coating feels smooth and comfortable, and the build has no flex, even when applying considerable pressure. We've seen reports from users online that the white colorway of this mouse has a coating with a slightly different, grippier texture than the black colorway we tested due to it having an extra layer of UV protection to reduce yellowing over time.

9.3
Design
Weight
Lowest Weight
53.8 g
Default Weight
53.8 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No

This mouse is extremely lightweight, and the weight distribution is well-centered, making it easy to move quickly and accurately. It's slightly lighter than the previous generation Razer Viper V2 Pro.

If you're interested in an even lighter option, check out the Finalmouse ULX Pro Series.

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

This mouse has a comfortable, symmetrical shape that's identical to the Razer Viper V3 HyperSpeed and similar to other models in the Viper lineup with 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.

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

You can connect to the Razer Viper V3 Pro wirelessly using the included 2.4 GHz USB receiver. While its receiver looks identical to Razer's HyperPolling Wireless dongle, it's not compatible with other Razer mice, and it isn't compatible with the HyperPolling dongle. Razer advertises this mouse with the following battery life figures:

  • Up to 95 hours at 1000Hz
  • Up to 62 hours at 2000Hz
  • Up to 40 hours at 4000Hz
  • Up to 17 hours at 8000Hz

9.0
Design
Cable
Connectivity Wireless
Cable Length
6.2 ft (1.9 m)
Cable Type
Paracord-like
Permanent Kink
Yes
Port Type: Mouse End
USB-C
Port Type: PC End
USB

This mouse comes with a thick USB-C to USB-A paracord-like charging cable. It feels high-quality and glides smoothly across desks and mousepads, but it's very heavy and significantly alters the weight distribution when you use it while plugged in.

9.5
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Very Good
Material
Virgin Grade PTFE
Extra Included
No

This mouse uses a new skate design for the Viper lineup, with significantly more surface area, that glides exceptionally well across mousepads and desks. Third-party replacement feet are also available.

Design
In The Box

  • USB receiver
  • USB-C to USB-A charging cable
  • Razer stickers
  • Adhesive mouse grips
  • User documentation

Control
Control
Main Button
Switch Type
Optical
Switch Model
Razer Optical Mouse Switch Gen 3
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 reassign the left-click button, but it must always be assigned somewhere. You can configure a Hypershift button to enable a second layer of button assignments. It has a combined CPI/Power button on its underside that's also reprogrammable.

9.9
Control
Click Latency
Expected Connection
1.0 ms
Wired
1.4 ms
Receiver
1.0 ms
Bluetooth
N/A

The Razer Viper V3 Pro delivers outstanding click latency performance, providing an extremely responsive feeling experience suitable for casual or competitive gaming.

We conducted this test wirelessly at its maximum polling rate of 8000Hz and at its maximum wired polling rate of 1000Hz.

9.7
Control
CPI
SRAV @ 1600 CPI
-0.02%
SRAV @ 800 CPI
-0.08%
SRAV @ 400 CPI
0.08%
SRAV @ Fixed CPI
N/A
Precision Error Between Speeds
0.69%
Precision Error Between CPI
0.69%
Worst Tracking Error
-3.62%
Minimum CPI
100 CPI
Maximum CPI
35,000 CPI
CPI Adjustment Steps
1 CPI

The Razer Viper V3 Pro has outstanding 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 it at its maximum polling rate of 8000Hz.

9.5
Control
Sensor Latency
Delay To Start Of Movement
12.5 ms
Delay At Half Movement
1.6 ms
Delay To End Of Movement
1.2 ms

This mouse has remarkable sensor latency performance. It reacts incredibly quickly to your inputs, and you won't notice any lag or delay.

We tested it at its maximum polling rate of 8000Hz and conducted supplementary testing at 4000Hz and 1000Hz and found the following results:

4000Hz:

  • Delay to start of movement: 16.5ms
  • Delay at half movement: 1.8ms
  • Delay to end of movement: 0.9ms

1000Hz:

  • Delay to start of movement: 17.2ms
  • Delay at half movement: 3.1ms
  • Delay to end of movement: 2.2ms

Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Sensor Model
Razer Focus Pro 35K
Works On Glass
Yes
Minimum Lift Off Distance
1.2 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
8000 Hz

This mouse's wireless polling rate options are 125Hz, 500Hz, 1000Hz, 2000Hz, 4000Hz, and 8000Hz. Its maximum wired polling rate is 1000Hz. It's also worth noting that the sensor now works on glass surfaces, which is novel for optical sensors.

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. It has a tactile middle click; you can also actuate it by pressing it to the right.

Control
Noise
Click Noise
Quiet

This mouse's main buttons, scroll wheel, and side buttons 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. There's also a CPI matching function that allows you to match the sensitivity of your mouse to another mouse.

Like with companion software from other major manufacturers, users often criticize Razer 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 Windows and macOS, but the software is only available for Windows.