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Razer DeathAdder Gaming Mouse



Testing System:

  • Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Processor
  • ASUS P5N32-SLi SE Deluxe Motherboard
  • OCZ Gold 1GB (2 x 512MB) DDR2 800 Memory
  • eVGA 7950GT KO Video Card
  • XG Vortec 600watt Power Supply
  • Western Digital 250GB IDE Hard Drive
  • Western Digital 160GB SATA 3.0GB/s Hard Drive
  • Seagate 80GB IDE Hard Drive
  • LG DVD-R DL Burner
  • Windows XP Media Center 2005
  • Audigy 2 Sound Card
  • SilverStone TJ-06 Black with Window
  • Razer Driver Version 1.03
  • Razer Firmware Version 1.10
  • Logitech SetPoint 3.3a
  • Razer Mantis “Control” Mouse Pad


    To test the Razer DeathAdder, Logitech New G5, and the Logitech MX518, I’m going to be testing for speed, comfort, and precision.  You may notice that I did these tests already for the MX518 and the new G5, but these tests will be different because I’m using the Razer Mantis “Control” Mouse Pad.  This test is not used in conjunction with any games; just me moving them on the mouse pad in different directions and speeds. All of the tests are out of 10; 10 being perfect and 1 being terrible.

Both the DeathAdder and the new G5 slide really well on this mouse pad and are extremely graceful.  The MX518 feels like it’s getting caught on the mouse pad when you slide it. The DeathAdder is lighter than my G5 and moves slightly faster.

The Logitech mice are the same shape, so they feel the same. The only reason that I marked the Razer down one point, was because the hump on the left-side of the mouse (ergonomic) is a little bit higher than I thought, but we’ll see if that benefits during hours of intense gaming.  I also think the scroll wheel on the DeathAdder is much smoother and faster than the new G5 and MX518. The buttons are perfectly shaped to hold my fingers comfortably.

Now we’re going to test precision out with my favorite games: Counter-Strike: Source and Battlefield: 2.



All the mice were used for at least one hour for each game.

Wow, I am completely impressed with the DeathAdder. I felt like I could do any really extreme movements with it and then easily find the center again. My hand felt good on the DeathAdder the whole time. I never slipped once on this mouse. My kill to death ratio soared in both games because I sincerely felt like I had perfect aim.

  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (Continued) & Installation
  3. Configuration
  4. Specifications
  5. Testing
  6. Conclusion
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