Razer’s New HyperPolling Wireless Dongle

Giving Your Razer Wireless Mouse Superpowers?

If you have a Razer Viper V2 Pro, DeathAdder V3 Pro, or Basilisk V3 Pro and find that 1000Hz polling rate just too slow for your liking, then Razer has a new product you might want to pick up.  The Razer HyperPolling wireless dongle is capable of 2000Hz and 4000Hz polling rates, which should in theory significantly reduce the latency you experience when using one of those wireless mice.  It can only be purchased from Razer directly, for a price of $30.

In order to test the veracity of these claims, TechPowerUp made use of NVIDIA’s Latency Display Analysis Tool to measure the actual latency the dongle offers.  Those tests showed that the HyperPolling wireless dongle does indeed reduce the measured latencies, once TPU figured out how to move the mice in a way that actually required a 4000Hz polling rate.

It seems that in order to really benefit from this wireless dongle you need a system with a HEDT CPU and a 240 Hz or even 360 Hz display, otherwise your system is unlikely to handle a polling rate that high.  The dongle also drinks power, the Viper V2 Pro they tested usually held at least 80 hours of usage, which the HyperPolling wireless dongle reduced to around 24 hours.

If you do game competitively, especially games that support sub-frame input like Overwatch and Diabotical, have a high end CPU and a really fast monitor then this is something you could benefit from.  If not, it’s probably overkill but certainly won’t hurt.

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