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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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Blue Cherry MX

Blue Cherry MXtactile, clicky - 50g force

1200 ratings [ User Comments ]
7.678.978.17rate

8/9/9 Fits my typing-first priorities. Seems to deter the number of typographical errors due to increased feedback. Less detrimental in games than I was expecting, especially coming from MX Reds.

6/9/8 Awesome switch for typing, but the click can sometimes get in the way.

6/10/8 Great switch for typing. Doable for gaming, but I wouldn't really recommend it.

8/10/9 Very satisfying to type on

8/10/8 Decent in gaming, tried playing Blues with WoW and D3 and i feel some fatigue on long gaming session compared to Red. Very good in Typing hands down.

10/10/10 best switch!

7/9/8 For first time mechanical keyboard owners: if you want the quintessential switch which is balanced in every aspect of typing & gaming then buy these. These are the perfect switches to find out what you like and don't like in switches.

7/9/8 These switches are definitely loud, but if noise isn't an issue they are fun to type on.

7/9/8 These switches have ok tactility that loses it's punch over time. A switch that uses a metal tactility leaf like the Matias Click switch and the older white and blue alps provide stronger tactility, which the marketing value of these switches.

7/9/8 It is too slow for gaming but perfect for typing.

8/9/8 will annoy others

8/10/9 about the best switch money can buy imo as it is durable and feels good and the click is perfect (if you like it to begin with) but for some people in some games browns/clears or reds/blacks would be better for speed

6/10/7 fantastic keys for satisfying typing, but as a gamer i think it's a bit of a hassle. also be sure to buy this only if you live alone and work at home because it's FLIPPIN LOUD.

9/8/10 Great all round, nice clicky sound and tactile feedback. It's beautiful

10/10/8 super satisfing switches for everything but they are loud.

8/10/9 I like the clickiness and also the feeling that comes with typing on them. That little click is not just helpful for knowing where your keystroke is, but is actually really fun to type on. Gaming with them is excellent and very fluid.

8/9/8 Great tactile feedback. You when the key is pressed.

7/8/7 Not so good for gaming, good for typing, loud for everything else

8/9/8 used blues for 3 of 4 previous keyboards, loud, but satisfying.

10/7/8 ez to push but too noisy

7/9/8 Blue switches are my favorite to use at home. I'm not much of a gamer, but I am a software coder, and the responsiveness of touch typing on these switches is fantastic. They are, however, too loud for an office.

10/10/10 Love the clicky and tactile feedback! I use it for gaming and typing every day and i love it, it suits me the best of all the other cherry mx switches. I have tried red switches, blue and brown but i prefer blue.

7/9/8 It is an absolute pleasure to type with these key switches, but linear switches are optimal for games.

7/9/8 It is an absolute pleasure to type with these key switches, but linear switches are optimal for games.

10/10/10 I love the cherry mx blue switches they might be loud but they feel awsome to game on and to write on. People say that they are bad for gaming, there so wrong the blues are the best switch ever. (AWSOME SWITCH)

5/7/5 Tactility is weak and the click is very shrill, but they are quite light and smooth.

1/7/5 the loud clicking makes gaming not ideal and the low force makes it mediocre for typists

9/10/10 Good thing.

10/8/8 It's a bit noisy when a button is hit; I feel a bit worry when my wife is reading a book in the same room. By the way, I love its sound; it does enjoyed me a lot when no one in my room.

7/8/7 Great switch, sadly not linear, and is ridiculously loud. You may think it won't bother you, but after a while I promise you that you will return it and get a quieter one.

8/9/9 Only dragging down in games where you use movement(not much), in games where you need to fast press a button its as good for as for writing.

4/8/6 Clicky switches are difficult to employ in office environments, making a lot of the benefits garnered from using them null. For Gaming they are more distracting than helpful.

10/10/10 it really express what mechanical keyboard is all about

10/10/10 Blue is love

8/10/7 nice switch,excellent tactical feel

7/8/8 personally I don't get used to Blue switches at all. the typing feel just doesn't suit me well. I feel more comfortable typing with brown switches, and blue switches are definitely not suitable for gaming...every single key press is much slower...

8/10/9 so f***ing loud but best for osu

7/9/8 Overall? great switches. not totally great for gaming as the actuation point can interfere with strafing, but for typing these are the best you can get. solid, and loud, a good plus.

9/9/9 if you can get used to the hysteresis 'tis a good switch for everything. plus clicky, yay!

10/10/10 I prefer blues for everything

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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