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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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Topre 45g

Topre 45gtactile - 45g force

161 ratings [ User Comments ]
8.358.898.14rate

-/10/10 Haven't gamed on it, but as a designer and developer, this is by far my favorite switch type when I'm working for longer stretches of time.

5/5/5 Either feels too tough for (subtle) typing or too light for gaming, the absence of real feedback will make you mad in both disciplines, unless you have very slim and light hands. I would definitely recommend the 55 grams variant over this one.

9/10/10 One with cupped rubber

10/10/10 da bes

10/10/10 It springs back fast and has a nice quiet tactile bump at the top of the press which makes a world of difference.

8/10/9 These are great for typing and you can also game on them pretty well!

-/9/- No other switch feels like the Topre. If rubber domes could feel this good, they would.

-/10/- I love this switch as a programmer and an author.

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Black Cherry MX

Black Cherry MXlinear - 60g force

600 ratings [ User Comments ]
8.166.657.20rate
Brown Cherry MX

Brown Cherry MXtactile - 45g force

1100 ratings [ User Comments ]
8.408.348.46rate
Blue Cherry MX

Blue Cherry MXtactile, clicky - 50g force

1185 ratings [ User Comments ]
7.698.978.17rate
Red Cherry MX

Red Cherry MXlinear - 45g force

910 ratings [ User Comments ]
8.777.127.70rate
Silent Red Cherry MX

Silent Red Cherry MXlinear - 45g force

9.056.527.60rate
Green Cherry MX

Green Cherry MXtactile, clicky - 80g force

270 ratings [ User Comments ]
7.617.717.20rate
Clear Cherry MX

Clear Cherry MXtactile - 65g force

237 ratings [ User Comments ]
8.388.086.86rate
White Cherry MX

White Cherry MXtactile, clicky - 80g force

7.106.306.40rate
Nature White Cherry MX

Nature White Cherry MXlinear - 55g force

8.588.838.50rate
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

9.777.168.21rate
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

7.979.248.50rate
Gateron Red

Gateron Redlinear - 45g force

8.537.948.24rate
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

7.697.286.32rate
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

161 ratings [ User Comments ]
8.358.898.14rate
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

7.516.696.90rate
Blue Kailh

Blue Kailhtactile, clicky - 50g force

6.706.386.47rate
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

291 ratings [ User Comments ]
7.339.118.06rate