Mechanical Keyboard SwitchesMK's official mechanical keyswitch guide

Switches are a mechanical keyboard's most important feature. Switch feel will always be a matter of personal preference, but
we've organized reviews, specifications, products, images, and more to make finding your perfect switch easier than ever.
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Cherry MX Blue

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  • Clicky + Tactile
  • 55cN force
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Gaming7.69
Typing8.95
Universal8.17
Rate It 1,350 ratings
August 6, 2019

It’s really clicky just the way I like

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Cherry MX Brown

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Gaming8.41
Typing8.37
Universal8.49
Rate It 1,266 ratings
August 15, 2019

An all around excellent Cherry switch.

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Cherry MX Red

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Gaming8.77
Typing7.13
Universal7.73
Rate It 1,025 ratings
August 22, 2019

I have been using it for 1 year have no complaints (Also have used other cherry switches) and love it

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Cherry MX Black

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Gaming8.15
Typing6.67
Universal7.21
Rate It 647 ratings
August 2, 2019

surprisingly better than i thought. great for gaming. seems to give more accuracy. similar to the red switches but with slightly more resistance

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Cherry MX Green

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  • Clicky + Tactile
  • 80cN force
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Gaming7.56
Typing7.76
Universal7.25
Rate It 292 ratings
August 9, 2019

With how heavy I type, these greens are absolutely perfect. They are exactly like blues which I loved in the past, but with more activation force r...

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Cherry MX Clear

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Gaming8.28
Typing8.15
Universal7.06
Rate It 280 ratings
August 21, 2019

Clears are great switches overall with a strong tactile feel, and great thoccy bottom out noise. Only problem is that the bottom out force is aroun...

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Cherry MX Silver

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Gaming9.40
Typing7.40
Universal8.21
Rate It 106 ratings
July 31, 2019

I have been using these switches for about a year. Definitely made with gaming in mind. They are alright for typing but that is definitely not the ...

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Cherry MX White

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  • Clicky + Tactile
  • 80cN force
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Gaming7.17
Typing6.38
Universal6.47
Rate It 103 ratings
March 25, 2019

Yes

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Cherry MX Silent Red

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Gaming8.82
Typing6.56
Universal7.56
Rate It 59 ratings
February 26, 2019

Great for gaming (likely because of the bit shorter key travel and how easy the keys go down). If you have a lot to type (hundreds of pages per day...

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Cherry MX Nature White

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Gaming8.05
Typing8.29
Universal8.00
Rate It 22 ratings
July 12, 2018

The Nature White switches are the perfect balance for me.The Cherry MX reds were too light, and blacks were too heavy. They provide the right amoun...

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Cherry MX Silent Black

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Gaming6.00
Typing6.58
Universal6.25
Rate It 12 ratings
April 11, 2019

very good switch with a nice and heavy actuation. It is linear however, so as a novice typist i often find myself hitting other keys on accident.

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Cherry MX Linear Grey

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Gaming6.67
Typing6.89
Universal6.00
Rate It 10 ratings
July 10, 2019

Linear switches aren't only good for gaming as it seems some others may think... These are good heavy switches and emit a thocky sound which I like...

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Cherry MX Tactile Grey

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Gaming6.30
Typing6.40
Universal6.20
Rate It 10 ratings
January 30, 2017

well this is a clear with a mx green switch and it has a bigger bump again good cherry now you have made something we needed unlike natural whites!

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Cherry ML

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Gaming10.00
Typing9.50
Universal9.75
Rate It 4 ratings
June 13, 2019

With proper keyboard design palm rest is not required!

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Gaming8.33
Typing9.67
Universal8.33
Rate It 3 ratings
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