Mechanical Keyboard Switches Official Mechanical Switch Rater and Guide (v2.5.1)

Our attempt to answer the ubiquitous question: "Which switch is best for me?" Switch feel will always be a matter of personal preference, but here's how thousands of other users rank switches for gaming, typing, and universal use. Be sure to contribute your rating for mechanical switches you're familiar with.

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Black Cherry MX

Black Cherry MXlinear - 60g force

545 ratings [ User Comments ]
8.186.617.16rate
Brown Cherry MX

Brown Cherry MXtactile - 45g force

1006 ratings [ User Comments ]
8.398.318.43rate
Blue Cherry MX

Blue Cherry MXtactile, clicky - 50g force

1090 ratings [ User Comments ]
7.678.968.14rate
Red Cherry MX

Red Cherry MXlinear - 45g force

849 ratings [ User Comments ]
8.787.127.71rate
Silent Red Cherry MX

Silent Red Cherry MXlinear - 45g force

4 ratings
9.756.678.33rate
Green Cherry MX

Green Cherry MXtactile, clicky - 80g force

249 ratings [ User Comments ]
7.667.677.18rate
Clear Cherry MX

Clear Cherry MXtactile - 65g force

224 ratings [ User Comments ]
8.398.046.75rate
White Cherry MX

White Cherry MXtactile, clicky - 80g force

7.396.346.55rate
Nature White Cherry MX

Nature White Cherry MXlinear - 55g force

8.5010.009.00rate
Grey Cherry MX

Grey Cherry MXtactile - 80g force

2 ratings
5.505.505.50rate
Dark Grey Cherry MX

Dark Grey Cherry MXlinear - 80g force

3 ratings
6.676.336.00rate
Silver Cherry MX

Silver Cherry MXlinear - 45g force

4 ratings
10.007.008.75rate
KBT Black

KBT Blacklinear - 60g force

5.335.004.83rate
KBT Brown

KBT Browntactile - 45g force

7.707.007.73rate
KBT Blue

KBT Bluetactile, clicky - 50g force

7.367.937.31rate
KBT Red

KBT Redlinear - 45g force

6.505.505.75rate
Greetech Black

Greetech Blacklinear - 55g force

1 ratings
9.006.007.00rate
Greetech Brown

Greetech Browntactile - 45g force

7.806.476.24rate
Greetech Blue

Greetech Bluetactile, clicky - 50g force

19 ratings
6.895.956.72rate
Greetech Red

Greetech Redlinear - 45g force

1 ratings
7.006.006.00rate
Gateron Black

Gateron Blacklinear - 50g force

5.935.155.31rate
Gateron Brown

Gateron Browntactile - 45g force

8.098.468.21rate
Gateron Blue

Gateron Bluetactile, clicky - 55g force

7.899.308.47rate
Gateron Red

Gateron Redlinear - 45g force

13 ratings
8.177.627.85rate
Gateron Clear

Gateron Clearlinear - 35g force

7.927.877.57rate
Gateron Green

Gateron Greentactile, clicky - 80g force

3 ratings
7.338.007.67rate
Matias Click

Matias Clicktactile, clicky - 55g force

8.146.926.35rate
Matias Quiet Click

Matias Quiet Clicktactile, clicky - 55g force

7.727.226.20rate
Matias Linear

Matias Linearlinear - 35g force

8.065.044.92rate
Topre 30g

Topre 30gtactile - 30g force

7.325.835.40rate
Topre 35g

Topre 35gtactile - 35g force

51 ratings
8.046.335.06rate
Topre 45g

Topre 45gtactile - 45g force

145 ratings [ User Comments ]
8.238.817.97rate
Topre 55g

Topre 55gtactile - 55g force

8.358.147.19rate
Black Kailh

Black Kailhlinear - 60g force

6.615.515.08rate
Brown Kailh

Brown Kailhtactile - 45g force

7.456.556.82rate
Blue Kailh

Blue Kailhtactile, clicky - 50g force

6.646.336.43rate
Red Kailh

Red Kailhlinear - 50g force

6.105.265.39rate
Green Kailh

Green Kailhtactile, clicky - 60g force

5.155.055.10rate
Buckling Spring

Buckling Springtactile, clicky - 65g force

270 ratings [ User Comments ]
7.449.158.08rate