When it comes to a quality wireless gaming mouse, there are hundreds of options out there. However, it often comes down to the two gaming giants, Logitech and Razer. The Razer Viper Ultimate vs G Pro Wireless. Today we’re going to compare these two fantastic mice to see which one comes out on top. The battle will be fought tooth and nail, and both gaming mice will be pushed to the limit, let’s see which one cracks first.
Let’s have a look at the contenders, first up is the venerable long-time favorite amongst esports pros and PC gamers in general, the Logitech G Pro. It features Logitech’s in-house developed HERO 25K sensor, a 1ms wireless response time, and weight of 80g/0.17lbs. Razer’s competitor is the Viper Ultimate, with a 20K sensor, a lighting 0.2ms response time, and it tips the scales at a feathery 74g/0.16lbs. Don’t worry, we’ll have all the vital specs and more listed and compared further down this page.
Razer Viper Ultimate vs G Pro Wireless – First look
The Viper Ultimate comes in swinging with The Razer Focus+ sensor, developed with influence from the folks over at Pixart, a mouse sensor giant in the industry. This is a smart move as It’s allowed razer to tap into the venerable heritage and experience from Pixart. The DPI maxes out at 20k, which is marginally less than the G Pro Wireless, but still more than enough for most gamers, be it competitive or casual. During our testing, it never skipped a beat and we didn’t experience any spin-out or other such rogue performance anomalies.
The G Pro Wireless just slightly tops the Viper in terms of DPI with a maximum of 25k. While Razer worked with Pixart on the development of their sensor, Logitech worked with epsorts pros for the development of this mouse. Their websites boasts the ability of the mouse to move at speeds of over 400IPS without spinning out and after our testing we fully believe them. Much like the Viper Ultimate, the max DPI is far higher than most gamers will need, but the extra headroom is always a plus.
To the victor, the spoils. Logitech wins this round for the superior DPI and the remarkable accuracy even under extreme speeds. The heritage of the famous Pixart sensor used in the Viper Ultimate can’t be argued with, but the HERO 25k remains victorious.
Round 2: Charging – Micro-USB vs magnetic dock
This round is over unfortunately quickly for one of our competitors. The G Pro Wireless charges via a standard micro-USB cable, it’s not technically proprietary, but the ‘horns’ on each side that secure it are a little superfluous as Micro-USB has a friction lock anyway. Unless you buy the pricey PowerPlay wireless charging mousepad, the charging experience is bog-standard with the cable inserted into the front of the mouse.
Razer’s solution is far more elegant. The Viper ultimate comes with an RGB-illuminated magnetic charging dock. It’s powered via Micro-USB and even has a handy socket for the 2.4GHz USB wireless receiver hidden on the top. The mouse has two magnetic contacts on the underside, simply align these with the corresponding prongs on the dock, and the mouse sticks right on. Fans of desktop tidiness and showing off their gear will like this as the dock hold the mouse at a tilted angle towards the user.
Surprisingly absolutely no one, Razer wins this round for a convenient, neat, and easy-to-use dock that is cleverly designed to hide the wireless receiver inside. The Micro-USB connection that powers the dock is also inset, so when you plug it in you can’t see the connector itself. This makes the entire dock look even cleaner. The PowerPlay mousepad for the G Pro does essentially remove the need for charging entirely, but as it’s not included with the mouse itself, Razer emerges victorious here.
One point to each of our contenders so far, the Razer Viper Ultimate vs G Pro Wireless battle is heating up, let’s see what the next stage holds.
Round 3: Size & weight
This is a particularly subjective section of the skirmish as the ideal weight and size of a gaming mouse are very personal preferences. Competitive FPS types generally prefer a lightweight, smaller mouse for those wild flick shots. whereas those with a taste for turn-based strategy might prefer a heavier mouse with more deliberate movement and extra buttons. Considering you’re trying to choose between two of the lighter, more streamlined wireless gaming mice out there, we reckon that you’re more of an FPS person. With that presumptuous statement out of the way let’s get into the details.
The G Pro Wireless weighs in at a respectable, albeit unimpressive 80g/0.17lbs with dimensions as follows: 125mm (L) x 63.5mm (W) x 40mm (H). This is a fairly standard profile for a wireless gaming mouse. The Viper Ultimate’s shape and size aren’t too dissimilar either with a weight of 74g/0.16lbs with measurements of 126.73mm (L) x 57.6mm (W) x 37.81mm (H).
From this, we can see that the Viper Ultimate is a tiny bit longer and features a skinnier and slightly flatter overall profile. This leads us to recommend the Viper for those of you with skinnier, longer hands, and the G Pro for those of you with a wider grip. Given the subjectivity of this section, we are only claiming the Viper Ultimate as the winner for its marginally lighter weight.
Round 4: Software – Razer Synapse 3 vs Logitech G Hub
Of course, practically every peripheral these days has to have its own accompanying software suite. Partially due to the increased customizability of the peripherals, and partially to get you to buy into the entire ecosystem so you only have to have one of these suites eating up your RAM. This is an annoying state of affairs but it’s become the standard so we just have to grin and bear it.
Razer’s solution is Synapse 3, a fairly bloated and tricky to use application. It’s very powerful and the core functionality like adjusting RGB or changing DPI is easy enough to use. Unfortunately, the more in-depth stuff like keybinds and macros takes a bit of fiddling to get the hang of. The extra modules available for download serve only to confuse the user and the Chroma Studio has the capability to create some really impressive RGB light shows, but it’s pretty tricky. Luckily you can download community-created profiles if you can’t be bothered to fiddle around for upwards of an hour.
Additionally, the bloat we mentioned earlier causes Synapse to take a chunky bite out of your RAM. Annoyingly, this is par for the course when it comes to peripheral software so we’d recommend keeping any of these applications closed as much as you can.
Logitech’s answer to the million-bytes of RAM question is G-Hub, a comparatively subdued piece of software. G-Hub doesn’t have nearly as much functionality as Synapse but the important things like RGB, Macros, and game profiles are well-represented here. Additionally, the design of the software itself is far less aggressive on the eyes. It’s a simple grey interface, and with simplicity, comes usability. It doesn’t take nearly as long to find your way in G-Hub which is a huge point in Logitech’s favor as an easy user experience is paramount in designing software of any kind.
Logitech claims the crown in this round for the simplistic G-Hub. It doesn’t have quite as much capability or control as Synapse 3, but the vast majority of users won’t care about, or notice the lack of superfluous features. Given how much easier it is to use than Razer’s equivalent, while still retaining the important stuff, it wins fairly easily in this round.
Round 5: Price – Expensive vs slightly more expensive
That’s right, given that these two are amongst the best of the best, this section of the conflict has become a war of attrition. As you might imagine, the included charging dock of the Viper Ultimate means its baseline price is significantly higher at $149.99, whereas the G Pro tends to start at $99.
These prices become slightly less relevant as big outlets such as Amazon and Best Buy tend to have seemingly unending discounts on gaming peripherals including these two. Additionally, with the recent release of the G Pro X Superlight, you can expect with considerable confidence that the price of the G Pro will slowly drop over time.
Razer takes the win here, but only just. Yes, it’s more expensive, but the included dock makes it worth it in our opinion. Given the huge variance in budget throughout the gaming community we find it hard to give a definitive answer here, But this is a battle so we have to make a decision. Again, prices fluctuate hugely so that this verdict with a pinch of salt as your milaege may vary. Congratulations, Razer, you adorable gigantic Singaporean conglomerate, you.
Round 6: Build quality – Rattles vs creaks
The G Pro is a remarkably solid mouse, probably due to its unibody-esque design. There are fewer individual segments to the mouse, so less opportunity for imperfect joins or manufacturing tolerance issues. There are zero audible rattles, even when subjecting the mouse to an unreasonably vigorous shake. There is a slight creak when you squeeze it, but less so than most mice out there. Additionally, the mouse wheel feels a little loose, and doesn’t click definitively between steps, this inspires less confidence in precision but makes for faster scrolling.
The Viper Ultimate is a bit disappointing here. It has a very pronounced rattle when shaken, even a gentle shake causes a noise. It is not too worrying but worth considering regardless. It also has a very loud creak when squeezed and the sides flex remarkably far inwards, this isn’t ideal considering the higher price of the Viper Ultimate.
You’re probably not surprised to see Logitech prevail here. Over the years they’ve built an enduring reputation for products that stand the test of time. The G Pro continues this reputation with rock-solid construction and materials with very little flex, in fact, it might be the most solid gaming mouse we’ve comes across, and we’ve tested a lot of mice.
Round 7: The battle of the batteries
Here we enter the 7th and final round of the Razer Viper Ultimate vs G Pro Wireless battle. Both the G Pro and the Viper ultimate tout battery life upwards of 60 hours, depending on the lighting of course. In our experience, neither mouse fell significantly sort of this number so the decision is fairly difficult to make. Both mice have perfectly sufficient battery lives whether you’re gaming, working, or scrolling Reddit for hours on end as we all like to do from time to time. Or daily.
We’re going to give the Viper ultimate the win for this round, yes it doesn’t have any direct leg up over the G Pro in terms of battery life strictly speaking. However, you” find yourself quickly acquiring the habit of snapping it onto the dock when not in use. Batteries will always run out, but the Viper Ultimate makes it easier and more convenient to prolong the inevitable. While both can be used with the included Micro USB cables, so functionally you don’t have to go without the mouse when it dies, Razer’s dock wins on the grounds of convenience.
Razer Viper Ultimate vs G Pro Wireless – The results
We’ve compared and contrasted these two fantastic gaming mice. We’ve considered the problems and proficiencies. We’ve put them through hell and back (Well, we played some games with them). The results of this intense battle are as follows:
The sensor. Logitech eeked out a victory here with marginally higher DPI, with the HERO sensor capable of reaching a dizzying 25,000. Razer’s Focus+ fell just behind, being capable of an impressive, but inferior 20,000.
Charging. Razer Dominated this round with their convenient and streamlined inlcuded magnetic charging dock. beating the uninspired Micro USB cable of the G Pro.
Size and weight. As mentioned earlier, this is an incredibly subjective section, even still, we had to crown a victor and we gave it to Razer for the Viper Ultimate’s slightly lower weight of 74g/0.16lbs compared to the G Pro’s 80g/0.17lbs. A photo finish if ever there was one.
Software. Logitech managed to win back a point here and equalize due to G Hub’s far more simple and Intuitive layout. While not quite as powerful as Synapse 3, it has the functionality where it counts, and its far more accessible.
Price. Given the fluctuating price of gaming mice, you may choose to entirely discard this round depending on the priuce of these mice at time of reading. Regardless we had to make the choice and we chose razer as the excellent magnetic charging dock makes the higher price worth it.
Build quality. The rounds were close calls up until now, but the G Pro wins by a landslide here as it exhibits far less creaking, rattling, and overall flex than the Viper Ultimate. The Viper is a solid mouse dont get us wrong, but the G Pro is far better.
Battery Life. Given the ever-increasing efficiency of batteries its no surprise that both contenders have impressive battery lives that easily last long enough while gaming. This round was so close that we gave the win to Razer as the magnetic dock makes it easier to frequently charge, meaning you can prolong the inevitable and hardly have to think about it.
The Viper Ultimate benefits from a cleverly designed charging dock and supremely comfortable ambidextrous design. Its light weight of 2.7oz/74g makes it a great choice for general gaming, especially FPS where speed is king. It’s tarnished slightly buy some creaky build quality and the side buttons are far too easy to accidentally press, but overall we strongly recommend this mouse.
The Logitech G Pro is an absolute beast of a gaming mouse, it doesn’t just outshine its wireless competitors but also beats many wired alternatives. Armed with the Hero optical sensor and weighing in at just 80 grams the Logitech G Pro is an excellent choice for your next gaming mouse
You can read our full review of both of these mice for more info
Razer Viper Ultimate vs G Pro Wireless – The Winner is revealed
It’s been a tough battle, both sides have fought admirably and sacrificed much in pursuit of victory. But the war has been won and these fantastic opponents can finally rest as we have crowned the winner.
The winner is the Razer Viper Ultimate. Its top-tier specs, magnetic charging dock, and lightness have earned it the win by one point. A very close battle indeed. The Viper Ultimate can go back back to its family, while the G Pro comes in second place, but only just.
There we have it, folks. These are both fantastic gaming mice and either of them will serve you well for years to come. You may choose to completely disregard our verdict and we welcome you to do so. Make your choice and give yourself an upgrade. You#ll find the full reviews of these mice and links to buy them below.