Mad Catz R.A.T 8+ Adv Gaming Mouse Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

Mad Catz R.A.T 8+ Adv Gaming Mouse Review

Introduction

The R.A.T mouse is famous amongst those of us who pay close attention to our rodents. It was the first mouse that really stamped the skeletal design on the marketplace, and has always been tailored to those who want to customise their mice to the nth degree.

There are many models within the R.A.T range and we've got two on hand to see how they stack up against the most famous options available to the avid gamer. We'll look at the X3 Pro Supreme in a future review, for today though we're looking at the R.A.T 8+ Adv. Unlike a lot of the Mad Catz range the 8+ Adv is available in a very red, very shiny design, which will immediately split the audience. However, we think there is enough packed into that skeletal frame that the pro's will love it regardless of aesthetic considerations.

As always, we'll look through the specifications before getting down to brass tacks, and there is much to discuss and tweak on the 8+ Adv.

Technical Specifications

The domination of PixArt sensors on modern mice is all but complete. Whereas once the Avago sensors were everywhere, the smoother response of optical sensors when compared to their LASER counterparts saw a huge amount of development work improve them to the point that using a LASER has no benefits at all anymore, and PixArt with their PWM range have found places in nearly every mouse we've reviewed in the last couple of years. With 20000 DPI and 400 IPS the PWM3389 shows its class, and with 2000 Hz polling rate the RAT 8+ Adv isn't wanting in the responsiveness stakes either.

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Most Recent Comments

28-08-2020, 14:35:37

boria0
I had one of the earlier models of this mouse. Can't remember which one exactly. I loved everything about it. Customisation, adjustability, looks.
Sadly it packed up shortly after the warranty ended. I paid a lot of money for it and was extremely happy with my purchase until it died. Should have lasted much longer for the price.
I'm on my second roccat tyon. 1st one didn't die but I had some double clicking. Common issue with this model. Got 2nd one for 29.99 on Black Friday. I wish it was a little bit smaller.Quote

29-08-2020, 06:19:42

Dark NighT
Quote:
Originally Posted by boria0 View Post
I had one of the earlier models of this mouse. Can't remember which one exactly. I loved everything about it. Customisation, adjustability, looks.
Sadly it packed up shortly after the warranty ended. I paid a lot of money for it and was extremely happy with my purchase until it died. Should have lasted much longer for the price.
I'm on my second roccat tyon. 1st one didn't die but I had some double clicking. Common issue with this model. Got 2nd one for 29.99 on Black Friday. I wish it was a little bit smaller.

I've had 2 of these older models, both of them were really nice in shape, but the internal hardware was crap, esp the mouse switches which for both of mine went bad and one click ended up in being a double click, which is impossible to work with.Quote

29-08-2020, 07:07:33

smilertoo
I have the RAT 7 MMO, it's a great mouse but started double clicking; I'd buy the same again if it was still sold.Quote

30-08-2020, 08:41:14

The_Crapman
I'm still on a rat7, about 6 years old now. Nothing I've seen or been able to hold has come close to fitting my hand and awkward grip to replace it with. I had been considering an m65 elite recently as the rat has taken quite a beating the last few months and it's starting to kick off. If I can get one of these in the same matt black I'm sold. I just couldn't do that red, either visually or from my sweaty sweaty hands.Quote

30-08-2020, 12:22:27

Deadtroopers
Like. Weighty, excellent sensor and specs. Red? I'll be looking at the screen and my hand will be covering it. Lighting? Ditto.Quote
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