Here we go again, the two top gaming mice lines have both received an update, so let’s see who emerges victorious this time. When we compared the Razer Viper Ultimate vs G Pro Wireless, the Razer Viper Ultimate managed to eke out a victory, but will it be the same this time? Let’s get into the Logitech G Pro X Superlight vs Razer Viper V2 Pro battle and maybe Logitech could win this time, time to pitch Team Green against Team Blue and see who comes out on top.
Both contenders have undergone a weight-loss diet to become two of the lightest gaming mice we’ve seen recently. Unfortunately, they’ve both sacrificed some features to attain their target weight, so don’t expect any frivolities like RGB lighting or variable resistance scroll wheels here. The Logitech G Pro X Superlight vs Razer Viper V2 Pro is a battle of performance first and foremost, so let’s cover all the bases and see how they stack up.
Logitech G PRO X Superlight
Size (H x W x D) mm
125 x 63.5 x 40
Available in white, black, or pink
Unlimited battery life when paired with POWERPLAY mouse pad
Razer has upgraded the sensor this time around. The Focus+ of the Viper Ultimate could manage 20,000 DPI with a maximum IPS of 650, whereas the Viper V2 Pro Utilizes the all-new Focus Pro 30K optical sensor. This new sensor pushes the capabilities of the Viper V2 Pro to 30,000 DPI and a max IPS of 750. Of course, no one plays at 30k DPI, but the extra headroom does result in a little more precision regardless of which DPI you use.
Logitech has been less adventurous, retaining the exact same HERO 25K sensor from the original G Pro Wireless. It’s a great sensor that’s capable of 25,600 DPI and 400 IPS, but we would have liked to have seen some upgrades to the sensor given the ~$150 price bracket. Additionally, the Viper V2 Pro outperforms the G Pro X Superlight in terms of Max acceleration too, with 70g as opposed to just 40g from Logitech.
Round 2: Charging – USB Type-C vs Micro USB
Logitech made the perplexing decision to stick with Micro USB, despite the ever-growing popularity of USB Type C, whereas Razer has made the jump. This has resulted in a clear victory for Razer as the USB Type-C standard has a faster data transfer speed, more than 10x the amount of power transfer, and is reversible, making it objectively superior to Micro USB as a charging standard.
This becomes a moot point if you pair the G Pro X Superlight with the Logitech POWERPLAY mouse pad, but as we are comparing the mice themselves, not optional accessories, the Razer Viper V2 Pro takes this round. Even with the easy win, we still miss the fantastic magnetic charging dock from the Razer Viper Ultimate, but they of course scrapped it during the Viper V2 Pro’s drastic weight-loss program.
Round 3: Size and weight
Both mice are almost identical in shape, and the dimensions vary by ~4mm at the most so there’s not much between them when it comes to size, however, there is a significant discrepancy when it comes to weight. The Logitech G Pro X Superlight weighs 5g more than the Razer Viper V2 Pro, which makes more difference than you might think in terms of gaming mice.
It’s worth noting here that the Viper V2 Pro has a more angular front end due to the length and shape of the mouse buttons. So people with Larger hands might prefer the V2 Pro as there’s more surface area on the buttons, additionally, they are slightly concave, so they cradle your fingers more effectively. Overall The Viper V2 ultimate wins this round due to the lighter weight, but in terms of shape, it’s hard to make a decision because it’s very subjective.
Round 4: Software – Intuitive vs aesthetic
Given the lack of RGB lighting and other such fun features, the software has become slightly less important, but we’re still going to cover it as it’s the only way to set profiles and change DPI on both mice. Both are perfectly functional, and reasonably light on system resources, which is unusual for peripheral software suites so both have been well-optimized. Logitech’s G Hub software utilizes a simplistic two-tone UI and is very easy to navigate.
Synapse 3 opts for a more stylized green and black vibe, presenting far more options to the user, but loses some clarity for the sake of comprehensiveness. It’s not bad, just less clear, additionally, it needlessly separates certain options into different tabs, whereas G Hub is far more cohesive as a whole.
We’re going to give this round to G Hub. It’s far more intuitive in terms of design and allows for quicker navigation, without sacrificing on features if you want to get into the nitty-gritty. Additionally, it eats around 3x less RAM than Synapse 3, so it’s been optimized more thoroughly, which is always going to be a big plus.
Round 5: Price – Expensive vs expensive
These two are the absolute top dogs of readily available gaming mice and have correspondingly hard-to-swallow price tags. In short, they are both overpriced but as they are marketed towards the top of the scale in terms of target audience and performance, people will still happily pay the price. At the time of writing the Logitech G Pro X Superlight is priced at ~$143 on Amazon, vs the Razer Viper V2 Pro at ~$149.99 so the Logitech G Pro wins, but over time prices will fluctuate so it’s almost a moot point.
The G Pro X Superlight boasts some supreme build quality despite the minute weight of 63g. There is no rattles or creaks present whatsoever, though there is one weird thing. The scroll wheel rocks to the left, but it isn’t a side-click function, it’s simply unsecured. It doesn’t feel like it’ll fall out, but it’s still a weird idiosyncrasy that we’ve never seen in a gaming mouse. The people over at r/mousereview seem to think that Logitech has removed a piece of plastic that would normally keep it in place in order to save weight. We can’t think of a more realistic explanation so we’ll go with that for now. It doesn’t affect the experience of using the mouse or the in-game performance, but it’s still weird and we feel compelled to point it out.
The Razer Viper V2 Pro doesn’t have the same issues and passes the rattle and creak tests similarly well. Though, we do have to concede that the G Pro has a more premium-feeling surface finish that appears to adhere to the hand more reliably. Aside from the surface of the Viper V2 Pro, the plastics feel great and we suspect both mice will last for years to come. At least, they’d better given how expensive they are.
Despite the weird scroll wheel, this round goes to Logitech for the superior surface finish and the more clicky and textile scroll wheel, though some may find it a little loud. The scroll wheel on the Viper V2 pro has a more grippy texture, however, so take this into account when making your final choice.
Round 7: Battery life – 80 hours vs 70 hours
During our testing period, both the G Pro X Superlight and the Viper V2 Pro performed well. Neither of them went flat quickly enough to be of concern. Essentially, regardless of which mouse you go for, the battery life will be more than sufficient. However, we have to give this one to Razer as the Viper V2 Pro is rated for 80 hours of battery life in constant motion at a 1000hz polling rate, beating Logitech’s 70-hour battery life by 10 hours. Of course, you probably won’t be using either of these mice for 80 hours straight, but more battery life is better.
Logitech G Pro X Superlight vs Razer Viper V2 Pro: The results
So, after 7 rounds of battle, we have our results. Both contenders have fought admirably, but there can be only one winner. Both are fantastic mice and if you need the best performance possible, they are worth the money too. So, if you need the best of the best and you’re willing to spend big bucks deluxe on a gaming mouse, we recommend the Razer Viper V2 Pro. But it only won by one point, so you can’t go wrong with the G Pro X Superlight from Logitech either. Additionally, we recommend reading the full review of both mice below.
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