Razer Deathadder Elite and Gigantus Mousepad Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

Razer Deathadder Elite and Gigantus Mousepad Review

Introduction

The Razer Deathadder Chroma was one of our favourite mice from recent times, and today we have the Elite version up for review. With an improved sensor inserted into an otherwise unchanged design it should continue the long run of Razer as the weapon of choice for those for whom price is no object.

In addition to the Deathadder Elite we also have the Gigantus mousepad. A gaming surface that very much lives up to its name by being big enough to play your favourite title at an extremely low sensitivity whilst ensuring you never run out of space.

Let's find out if the new sensor keeps the Deathadder on the shortlist of best mice around.

Technical Specifications

Much like storage solutions use their sequential read speed as the headline figure, gaming mice are all about the maximum sensor resolution, and with the Deathadder Elite Razer have joined a very exclusive club of mice which have a 16000 DPI sensor. The manufacturer arms race of sensor resolutions continues unabated. 

Away from that we have all the usual features of the Deathadder; great quality switches, full RGB lighting, light weight, great rubber grips and a lot of customisable buttons. There is little to dislike from the specifications side of things.

The Gigantus has equally shouty specifications. 455mm x 455mm. Possibly the largest surface we've ever looked at. 

Razer Deathadder Elite

Razer Deathadder Elite and Gigantus Mousepad Review  

Gigantus Mousepad

Razer Deathadder Elite and Gigantus Mousepad Review  

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Most Recent Comments

29-12-2016, 12:47:45

dabar_šolta
i think point of more dpi is similar to anti-aliasing,maybe way overkill but why not when there is technology available.

on picture should be circle motion , from A to B is high dpi ,from B to C and from C to D is 5x lower dpi so all fine movement in between is lost.Quote

29-12-2016, 13:26:23

Nelis
Using the deathadder chroma. I turned down the dpi to 1500. Any higher and it feels like i have a muscle cramp. The mouse flying over the screen like roadrunner. Seeing al these really high dpi mice nowadays I have a hard imagine what the dickens you need or use it for. But I am a old fart is propably the reason whyQuote

29-12-2016, 19:49:08

jimma47
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Originally Posted by Nelis View Post
Using the deathadder chroma. I turned down the dpi to 1500. Any higher and it feels like i have a muscle cramp. The mouse flying over the screen like roadrunner. Seeing al these really high dpi mice nowadays I have a hard imagine what the dickens you need or use it for. But I am a old fart is propably the reason why
I had my DeathAdder (3.5 IIRC?) turned down also.

I think it's basically aimed at marketing - Highest number wins. I'm sure there are people out there that can and will use those settings but it's certainly not average old me.Quote

29-12-2016, 21:11:22

Dicehunter
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Originally Posted by Nelis View Post
Using the deathadder chroma. I turned down the dpi to 1500. Any higher and it feels like i have a muscle cramp. The mouse flying over the screen like roadrunner. Seeing al these really high dpi mice nowadays I have a hard imagine what the dickens you need or use it for. But I am a old fart is propably the reason why
Nothing to do with being older, I've been using a max of 1000DPI since I started gaming on PC when I was 15, 15 years ago.

I've never seen the attraction of super high DPI, It makes aiming much harder.Quote

30-12-2016, 03:23:33

Chrazey
I wonder how high/what DPI professional gamers use? Like FPS professionals etc?...Quote
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