Corsair Scimitar RGB Elite vs. Razer Naga X

If it’s hard for you to decide which one you want, the Scimitar or the Razer. Here is a review of both Corsair Scimitar RGB Elite vs. Razer Naga X.

Their main differences will give you a closer look and probably help you with your decision. Keep reading our article and find out the similarities and differences in their performance, optical sensors, DPI, design, RGB lights, weight, and price.

Corsair Scimitar vs. Razer Naga Specs

Corsair Scimitar RGB Elite

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  • Sensor Type – Optical
  • Sensor Model – PixArt PMW3391
  • Sensitivity – 18,000 CPI
  • Polling Rates – 125, 250, 500 or 1,000 Hz
  • Lift-off Distance – Adjustable via iCue software
  • Programmable Buttons – 17
  • LED Zones – 4 programmable RGB zones
  • Cable Length – 5.9 feet (1.8m)
  • Measurements (LxWxH) – 4.7 x 3 x 1.7 inches (119. 4mm x 77mm x 42.4mm)
  • Weight – 4.3 ounces (122g)

Razer Naga X Specs

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  • Sensor Model – Razer 5G Optical
  • Sensitivity – 100-18,000 DPI
  • Polling Rate – 125/500/1,000 Hz
  • Programmable Buttons – 16
  • LED Zones and Colors – 2x RGB
  • Cable Length – 6 feet (1.8m), braided
  • Connectivity – USB Type-A
  • Measurements (LxWxH) – 4.69 x 2.93 x 1.69 inches (119.13 x 74.50 x 42.93mm)
  • Weight – 3.88 ounces (110g)

Corsair Scimitar RGB Elite vs. Razer Naga X Quick Review

The Corsair Scimitar RGB Elite is the third version that comes after the Original and the Pro version of the Scimitar. They attempted to create the best MMO mouse for gaming. It has 17 programmable buttons, including 10 button grids that are found on the left panel. Also, it features a new PixArt sensor and a higher CPI that goes to max 18,000.

On the other hand, the Razer has been competing for the best gaming mouse since 2009, and they were updating their models over the years. And in 2021, we have the Razer Naga X, which features 16 programmable buttons, including a 12-button thumbpad, RGB, and the latest Razer mouse technology.

Design and Comfort

Corsair Scimitar RGB Elite

The Corsair Scimitar RGB elite is three inches wide. It features a groove for your right finger on the textured area on the right side. Compared to some other FPS mice, the Corsair has a different ergonomic feel, which is a pleasant one. The Corsair is 119.4mm x 77mm x 42.4mm, and it weighs about 122g.

The materials feel premium, and it has a matte finish on the buttons and the palm rest all the way to the small plastic details found below the left mouse button.

The PixArt PMW3391 sensor is surrounded by brushed aluminum, and the logo is written on the LMB edge.

It has four RGB zones found in the front, macro bank, logo, and mouse wheel. And it allows you to customize each one of the zones individually.

Razer Naga X

Overall, the Razer Naga design has not changed a lot, it has a small resting place for your finger on the right side, and the general shape of the mouse fits nicely in your hand. The Naga X is 119.13 x 74.50 x 42.93mm, and it weighs about 110g.

Both of the Naga X click buttons use Razer’s 2nd generation optical, mechanical mouse switches.

The Naga has two RGB lighting zones, which are found on the scroll wheel and the 12-button thumbpad. And unlike many of the other gaming mice, the Naga’s logo does not have RGB.

Gaming Performance

The Corsair Scimitar RGB Elite was mainly made for the MOBA and MMO (duh). And by that, they made the design ideal for long gaming matches.

The iCue software allows you to set macros to abilities or even buy commands.

The Corsair has a higher CPI than prior models of Scimitars that goes up to 18,000.

The Corsair provides you with amazing precision and smoothness. And allows you to store three profiles that are identifiable by red, green, or blue LED, and each of them have five different CPI levels. In addition to its MOBA credit, it is also an amazing mouse for long strategy sessions.

The Razer Naga X uses the Razer 5G optical sensor, which provides up to 18,000 CPI.

The 5G sensor is less powerful than in the pricier Razers models, but it is still compatible with MMO gaming and general use. The Razer Sensor and the CPI provide you with an amazingly smooth gaming experience.

Features and Software

The Corsair Scimitar RGB Elite features the iCue software. With the software, you can program the macro bank to be able to do whatever you want. The buttons’ programming is pretty easy. You just need to select one of the buttons, hit the record icon, and proceed with whatever you want that button to do, and it is saved.

Also, you can easily assign patterns to the RGB lighting zones. The iCue software also provides you with a very helpful calibration tool.

You can also assign six DPI profiles, each one with three separate sensitivity levels.

As with the Razer Naga, it has the Razer Synapse software that is one of the best around.

The Synapse software allows you to change all the buttons on the mouse. Including the click and the scroll up and scroll down. You can even change the main Right and Left clicks. The Razer Naga X supports the Razer HyperShift, and that allows you to set a button that will change all the bindings to a second profile.

You can create as many button profiles as you want in the Synapse, but only one profile can be saved on Naga’s memory.

You can easily adjust the standard RGB effects using Synapse, but if you want to do more, you will need to add Razer’s Chroma Studio software.


Corsair Scimitar vs. Razer Naga: and the winner is…

Gaming mice have evolved over the past years. But we are finally getting some amazing MMO mice now.

The Corsair Scimitar RGB Elite comes for a price of around $100, and it offers better quality than expected for that price. With the Scimitar, you get a huge CPI range savable on multiple profiles. Also, you can adjust its handy macro bank to fit in your hand as you like.

However, there is a common problem with the Corsair, all of the 17 buttons are so close together, and it can be hard to hit the button you desire.

Besides that, it is a well-built and sensibly designed mouse.

The Razer Naga X also comes at a similar price rage as the Corsair Scimitar. It’s pretty much a classic mouse that gets you a workhorse MMO mouse, but you can update it with the amazing Razer’s software.

The Corsair Scimitar vs. Razer Naga are both amazing gaming mice that will provide you some amazing gaming experience.

However, the Corsair Scimitar is only suited for MMO, and that makes it hard to use as a regular everyday mouse.

As the Razer Naga X is ideal for every type of use.

So with all that said, we think that the better choice between the Corsair Scimitar vs. Razer Naga is the Razer Naga X.

About The Author

Stole Trishanski

Ever since Stole was a kid, when he wasn’t playing video games he was probably in some corner disassembling any gadget he could get his hands on. His curiosity and will to learn made him into a huge tech nerd and enthusiast. Finally, after years of practice, learning, and breaking hundreds of gadgets Stole is helping others learn everything about tech.

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