Mad Catz R.A.T Pro X3 Supreme Edition Review
Published: 23rd August 2020 | Source: Mad Catz | Price: |
We have to say that the Mad Catz R.A.T 8+ Adv totally surprised us by combining a monstrously capable sensor with a good selection of tweakable elements, excellent software and lighting, and a reasonable price point for such a fully featured mouse. If there was a tiny negative it was the bold, slick red coating wouldn't be to the taste of everyone.
When the Pro X3 Supreme Edition arrived in our office we were understandably excited. After all, if the 8+ Adv was as good as it was, then a mouse labelled as the Pro X3 Supreme will surely not only best that 8+, but with a monochrome aesthetic, even more things to change, and a significantly hiked price tag it would be amongst the finest mice to grace our offices.
As we'll soon discover, things aren't always as good in the real world as they appear on paper. However, that is a discussion for 8 pages time, in the meantime let's cast our eyes over the specifications and then go through the million possible configurations of the R.A.T Pro X3 Supreme.
The 8+ Adv had the same PixArt PWM3389 sensor, except on the 8 it went up to 20000 DPI. Here on the Pro X3 it tops out at 16000 DPI. Okay that's still plenty of fine control but for a mouse costing more than twice the price of the 8+ Adv we were hoping for an even higher fidelity sensor. You can't call a mouse the Supreme Edition and rock up with a 16000 DPI sensor. However, 16000 DPI is more than enough for most mortals, and the Pro X3 is all about the flexibility of it's chassis, so let's take a look at that.