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Mechanical Keyboard Switches Official Mechanical Switch Rater and Guide (v2.6.0)

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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White Cherry MX

White Cherry MXtactile, clicky - 80g force

7.106.306.40rate

1/1/1 A good switch on paper in actual usage it's inconsistent as all hell.

3/9/5 what cherry thought when creating whites "lets take a good switch and add so much lube that it gunks it up" i cant stand the factory lube cherry has and greens are only good for typing and with this amount of lube you are better of buying gaterons

10/10/10 stiff keys is life.

10/10/10 Switch is best!

10/10/10 10/10 IGN

9/10/9 for typing its the best switch that i've ever tried. if youre more into gaming its great too but blues are better.

9/10/10 Typing with these switches is great. The higher than normal actuation force makes it super easy to get used to only pressing the key down halfway, thus slightly increasing my typing speed. Gaming is great as well, though I stick to RPGs and Racing.

-/8/- If you like Cherry MX Blacks, you may like these even more. Their special design causes their resistance to increase sharply once you're past the actuation point, so they're the best switch for quick typing without "bottoming out".

6/5/5 Great in theory, mediocre in reality. Blues may be too loud for some, and that is where one may consider whites. However, the sound is dampened by lubricant which, in many cases, actually eliminates the click entirely, making this just a heavy brown.

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Black Cherry MX

Black Cherry MXlinear - 60g force

604 ratings [ User Comments ]
8.166.647.19rate
Brown Cherry MX

Brown Cherry MXtactile - 45g force

1113 ratings [ User Comments ]
8.408.348.46rate
Blue Cherry MX

Blue Cherry MXtactile, clicky - 50g force

1200 ratings [ User Comments ]
7.678.978.17rate
Red Cherry MX

Red Cherry MXlinear - 45g force

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

Silent Red Cherry MXlinear - 45g force

9.006.277.52rate
Green Cherry MX

Green Cherry MXtactile, clicky - 80g force

271 ratings [ User Comments ]
7.607.727.20rate
Clear Cherry MX

Clear Cherry MXtactile - 65g force

241 ratings [ User Comments ]
8.398.106.90rate
White Cherry MX

White Cherry MXtactile, clicky - 80g force

7.106.306.40rate
Nature White Cherry MX

Nature White Cherry MXlinear - 55g force

8.208.478.20rate
Tactile Grey Cherry MX

Tactile Grey Cherry MXtactile - 80g force

5.505.505.38rate
Linear Grey Cherry MX

Linear Grey Cherry MXlinear - 80g force

6.296.145.38rate
Silver Cherry MX

Silver Cherry MXlinear - 45g force

9.787.298.23rate
KBT Black

KBT Blacklinear - 60g force

5.865.575.43rate
KBT Brown

KBT Browntactile - 45g force

7.176.757.31rate
KBT Blue

KBT Bluetactile, clicky - 50g force

7.338.007.31rate
KBT Red

KBT Redlinear - 45g force

6.505.505.75rate
Greetech Black

Greetech Blacklinear - 55g force

2 ratings
5.003.504.00rate
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

3 ratings
8.508.008.00rate
Gateron Black

Gateron Blacklinear - 50g force

7.617.267.41rate
Gateron Brown

Gateron Browntactile - 45g force

8.158.448.33rate
Gateron Blue

Gateron Bluetactile, clicky - 55g force

8.039.288.52rate
Gateron Red

Gateron Redlinear - 45g force

8.507.818.45rate
Gateron Clear

Gateron Clearlinear - 35g force

8.207.537.69rate
Gateron Green

Gateron Greentactile, clicky - 80g force

6 ratings
6.006.836.50rate
Matias Click

Matias Clicktactile, clicky - 55g force

8.106.926.37rate
Matias Quiet Click

Matias Quiet Clicktactile, clicky - 55g force

7.647.296.33rate
Matias Linear

Matias Linearlinear - 35g force

8.005.335.29rate
Topre 30g

Topre 30gtactile - 30g force

7.305.885.48rate
Topre 35g

Topre 35gtactile - 35g force

58 ratings
8.076.565.45rate
Topre 45g

Topre 45gtactile - 45g force

163 ratings [ User Comments ]
8.368.908.16rate
Topre 55g

Topre 55gtactile - 55g force

8.318.357.41rate
Black Kailh

Black Kailhlinear - 60g force

6.535.485.06rate
Brown Kailh

Brown Kailhtactile - 45g force

7.516.756.93rate
Blue Kailh

Blue Kailhtactile, clicky - 50g force

6.686.446.53rate
Red Kailh

Red Kailhlinear - 50g force

6.065.345.40rate
Green Kailh

Green Kailhtactile, clicky - 60g force

4.764.644.60rate
Buckling Spring

Buckling Springtactile, clicky - 65g force

297 ratings [ User Comments ]
7.369.128.07rate