Unboxing and Review of HyperX Pulsefire FPS Pro RGB Gaming Mouse

HyperX Pulsefire FPS Pro RGB Mouse

HyperX released and updated the Pulsefire FPS Pro gaming mouse in late 2018, based on the older Pulsefire FPS from 2017. It is equipped with a gaming-grade Pixart optical sensor and RGB lighting. The suggested retail price (MSRP) has now dropped to $45 USD from $60 USD. Let’s find out how the Pulsefire FPS Pro perform.


HyperX Pulsefire FPS Pro RGB Mouse

The Pulsefire FPS Pro has a same packaging design as other recent HyperX products, with a mostly white background and bright red accents. The HyperX logo is at the bottom right. You can see a few short descriptions about the mouse, such as upgraded sensor and comfortable/ergonomic design.

HyperX Pulsefire FPS Pro RGB Mouse

On one side of the box, a side photo of the Pulsefire FPS Pro can be found, showing the shape of the mouse. There are a couple lists about the specifications and minimum system requirements.

HyperX Pulsefire FPS Pro RGB Mouse

You have a HyperX Thank You letter and support card inside the box. A quick start guide is also here with information like button layouts.

HyperX Pulsefire FPS Pro RGB Gaming Mouse

HyperX Pulsefire FPS Pro RGB Mouse

The Pulsefire FPS Pro is a slightly bigger mouse than the Pulsefire Surge we reviewed earlier. It has a length of 127.6 mm, width of 71.1 mm and height of 41.9 mm. It is mainly designed for right-handed users with only one set of buttons on the left side.

Most of the body is made from plastic, colored in this cool-looking gunmetal finish. There is a translucent “HyperX” logo on the top of the mouse, which can be lit up by the RGB LEDs. Two large rubber feet can be found on the bottom, which I find no problem sliding the mouse on my mouse pad.

HyperX Pulsefire FPS Pro RGB Mouse

Apart from the left and right buttons, the Pulsefire FPS Pro has another four buttons, including the top DPI switch, middle mouse button (scroll wheel) and the two side buttons. All buttons can be re-programmed through the HyperX NGenuity software. The primary buttons are equipped with genuine Omron switches, which are rated for at least 20 million clicks.

The mouse has a 1.8-meter USB cable for connection. It is not detachable, but is braided for extra durability.

HyperX Pulsefire FPS Pro RGB Mouse

There are textured rubber pads on both sides, which would help users to have a better grip and control of the mouse movements.



The Pulsefire FPS Pro features the Pixart PMW3389 optical sensor, capable of having up to 16,000 DPI, 450 IPS and 50 G of acceleration. It is one of the best and popular gaming sensors in the market. It has a polling rate of 1000 Hz or 1 ms.

HyperX Pulsefire FPS Pro RGB Mouse

We used the MouseTester v1.5.3 to test how well does the Pulsefire FPS Pro’s sensor perform. The measured CPI/DPI at various settings were about 6% higher than the rated/nominal CPI. The difference is the smallest at 16,000 CPI at around 5.82%, while it is the largest at 6400 CPI at 7.56%.

HyperX Pulsefire FPS Pro RGB Mouse

The polling rate is very stable between 900 Hz and 1100 Hz. There is no sudden drop or spike in frequency.

I generally set the Pulsefire FPS Pro at 1000 DPI to 1300 DPI. The mouse movement is precise and predictable. In games, I can flick the mouse accurately to enemies without any issues. I do not experience any jittering effect and acceleration, when using the mouse.

User Experience

I love the design of the Pulsefire FPS Pro, which is comfortable to use without causing any fatigue or stress on my hand and arm. The taller height may make the mouse more suitable for palm or claw grips than fingertip grips. It weighs in at 99 grams excluding the cable and 130 grams including the cable on our own scale. The build quality is solid with little to no flex for the enclosure. Everything is secured in place with no rattle.

The two main buttons are tactile and responsive. However, HyperX chooses to use a lower-end Ormon switches, that are rated for 20 million clicks, instead of 50 million from the Pulsefire Surge (its review here). 20 million is still a lot, but a even more durable switch is always better.


HyperX Pulsefire FPS Pro RGB Mouse

Like any other HyperX products, the Pulsefire FPS Pro uses the NGenuity software for any customization. You can create up to 3 profiles for the mouse, which will be stored in the onboard memory.

There are three categories on the left for configuration. You have four built-in RGB lighting effects, including solid, breathing, trigger and cycle. The Pulsefire FPS Pro only has one RGB lighting zone, which all lights can only have the same effect at the same time. An additional lighting zone would be nice to see.

You can save up to five preset DPI levels, which can be controlled in a 50 DPI interval. The scroll wheel’s LED will flash the corresponding color to indicate that particular DPI level has been activated. The polling rate is set to 1000 Hz by default. In the “MACROS” sessions, you can reassign different functions to the buttons, as well as creating custom macros.

RGB Lighting

On the Pulsefire FPS Pro, only the scroll wheel and the HyperX logo will have RGB lighting. Both lighting areas are synchronized and controlled as a single lighting zone. The RGB lighting are bright and have vivid colors. The transitions between various lighting effects are smooth.


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The HyperX Pulsefire FPS Pro is definitely a step-up over the now 2-year old Pulsefire FPS. Mouse tracking is accurate without acceleration and noticeable stutter. The RGB lighting is bright and is a nice addition to the mouse for a cooler appearance. The NGenunity software is not bad and have decent features to set up different configurations, but the user interface and responsiveness can still be improved.

The Pulsefire FPS Pro was originally priced at $59.99 USD, when it was first launched in 2018. Now, it costs $44.99 USD (MSRP), and comes with a 2-year warranty. It is on par, if not cheaper, with other gaming mice with identical PMW3389 sensor. Combined with the great build quality, performance and the RGB lighting/features, the mouse is very competitive in the market at this price range. If you have larger hands or prefer palm grips, the Pulsefire FPS Pro should be inside your consideration list for the next gaming mouse.

You can purchase the mouse from your local/online resellers or the links below from Amazon or Newegg.

Thanks HyperX for providing us the mouse for review. (Review Sample)

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