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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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Brown Cherry MX

Brown Cherry MXtactile - 45g force

1157 ratings [ User Comments ]

7/7/7 typing is weird, meh

9/9/9 Less typing fatigue than blues, less noisy. Better for gaming than blues.

10/10/10 BROWN CHERRY MX, Perfect in all situations, it really is the best

-/4/- A strange feeling to type on, so I don't like it.

6/8/7 l o l

10/10/10 Soopar Goodly

9/8/9 The perfect compromise between speed and tactility.

7/5/5 Very weak tactility - almost more like a scratchy linear switch. MX Red is superior for gaming, MX Blue or MX Green far superior for typing.

9/9/10 No annoying other people sound and clicky feel of blue and the lightness of red best overall

8/10/8 The best all around switch available.

10/10/10 ya

9/8/10 All rounder

9/10/10 You feel when the switch quietly actuates, making typing faster & preventing accidentally holding a key down without realizing it.

9/8/9 This is a perfect blend between the Red and Blue MX Cherry switches. It offers the Force of a Red and the tactile bump of a Blue w/o the "click". For purely typing I would prefer a higher force like a Clear MX Cherry.

9/9/9 Best

8/10/9 Just love the tactile feel that these provide while being quieter than MX Blues

9/9/9 Basic switch that everyone would love for gaming and also typing. Buts sometimes it's hard to find this type of switch because most of mechanical keybioards seller in Indonesia sell blue or red switches

10/10/10 its the best among all

10/7/9 as i myself feel that reds and browns are to light it is not my first pick even after blues as that would be a tie between greens and clears for the simple reason that i like the click and that the clears have a bigger bump

10/10/10 great!

8/10/10 Best switch

9/9/9 the best all around switch

9/6/7 I'm really meh because I like using them for gaming due to the nearly instantaneous response time, but to type on it I am not that big a fan. They feel very squishy.

10/10/5 it is simpely the best for everything

6/9/8 I miss my MX Brown KB.. but it's a bit too noisy for work and even for home when there's other people hanging out in the same room.

8/8/8 Overall the best choice for everything from typing to gaming to everything else, very well rounded keys

8/9/8 The Best

10/10/10 effortless gaming and typing

10/10/10 Great for everything, great tactile bump makes for satisfying typing experience. Excellent for prolonged gaming sessions.

10/10/10 Thought they would be terrible but after learning to touch type I have completely abandoned MX Clears. They are way too tactile for touch typing, so these are perfect, not as scratchy as some people say they are either.

10/10/9 Very Noice

10/10/10 Great at gaming, great at typing. Great overall. if you use the computer for gaming and general inet usage, this is the switch to get. Even if you are 100% typist, if dont buy that "statisfactory clicky" bs, these are the switches you need

-/10/- I don't do any gaming, but for typing, I love the feel and sound of the browns.

10/6/7 Unsatisfying tactile feel. Tactile feedback is almost non-existent unless extremely lightly pressing on the switch.

9/9/10 Best allrounder with no 'click' but with feedback.

9/9/8 Amazing feel on my strafe! I used it for countless several page essays with no problem, as well as logged over 500 hours of gaming on it. very pleased.

8/7/8 I tried out several types of switches before I settled on the Cherry MX Brown switch. I found the Red too mushy for me and the Blues were too clicky for my taste. For gaming 8 and for typing 7 overall an eight

9/9/10 Second best for gaming and second for typing in my opinion. Best overall but this is obviously what the user prefers

5/7/8 the low force makes it not ideal for heavy fingers

9/6/7 I have the Corsair K70 RGB, I usually play dota2, it's perfectly for combo, ez shift. Infact, in writting it's really not better than red sw, i compare with my the previous keyboard coolermaster quickfire TKL

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Black Cherry MX

Black Cherry MXlinear - 60g force

613 ratings [ User Comments ]
Silent Black Cherry MX

Silent Black Cherry MXlinear - 60g force

3 ratings
Brown Cherry MX

Brown Cherry MXtactile - 45g force

1157 ratings [ User Comments ]
Blue Cherry MX

Blue Cherry MXtactile, clicky - 50g force

1232 ratings [ User Comments ]
Red Cherry MX

Red Cherry MXlinear - 45g force

947 ratings [ User Comments ]
Silent Red Cherry MX

Silent Red Cherry MXlinear - 45g force

Green Cherry MX

Green Cherry MXtactile, clicky - 80g force

280 ratings [ User Comments ]
Clear Cherry MX

Clear Cherry MXtactile - 65g force

251 ratings [ User Comments ]
White Cherry MX

White Cherry MXtactile, clicky - 80g force

Nature White Cherry MX

Nature White Cherry MXlinear - 55g force

Tactile Grey Cherry MX

Tactile Grey Cherry MXtactile - 80g force

Linear Grey Cherry MX

Linear Grey Cherry MXlinear - 80g force

Silver Cherry MX

Silver Cherry MXlinear - 45g force

KBT Black

KBT Blacklinear - 60g force

KBT Brown

KBT Browntactile - 45g force

KBT Blue

KBT Bluetactile, clicky - 50g force


KBT Redlinear - 45g force

Greetech Black

Greetech Blacklinear - 55g force

2 ratings
Greetech Brown

Greetech Browntactile - 45g force

Greetech Blue

Greetech Bluetactile, clicky - 50g force

20 ratings
Greetech Red

Greetech Redlinear - 45g force

5 ratings
Gateron Black

Gateron Blacklinear - 50g force

Gateron Brown

Gateron Browntactile - 45g force

Gateron Blue

Gateron Bluetactile, clicky - 55g force

Gateron Red

Gateron Redlinear - 45g force

Gateron Clear

Gateron Clearlinear - 35g force

Gateron Green

Gateron Greentactile, clicky - 80g force
Matias Click

Matias Clicktactile, clicky - 55g force
Matias Quiet Click

Matias Quiet Clicktactile, clicky - 55g force

Matias Linear

Matias Linearlinear - 35g force

Topre 30g

Topre 30gtactile - 30g force

Topre 35g

Topre 35gtactile - 35g force

58 ratings
Topre 45g

Topre 45gtactile - 45g force

168 ratings [ User Comments ]
Topre 55g

Topre 55gtactile - 55g force

Topre Variable

Topre Variabletactile - 45g force

4 ratings
Black Kailh

Black Kailhlinear - 60g force

Brown Kailh

Brown Kailhtactile - 45g force

Blue Kailh

Blue Kailhtactile, clicky - 50g force

Red Kailh

Red Kailhlinear - 50g force

Green Kailh

Green Kailhtactile, clicky - 60g force

Buckling Spring

Buckling Springtactile, clicky - 65g force

307 ratings [ User Comments ]