Cherry MX Red: Cherry MX Red switches are often favored by gamers due to their linear nature, which means there is no tactile bump or audible click when a key is pressed. This makes them ideal for rapid-fire key presses and gaming. They have a low actuation force of 45g, which means they require less force to activate than other switches. This can make typing easier and less fatiguing for extended gaming sessions.
One popular option for Cherry MX Red switches is the Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Cherry MX Brown: Cherry MX Brown switches are a popular choice for both typing and gaming due to their tactile bump and quiet operation. They have a medium actuation force of 55g, which provides a more tactile feedback than Cherry MX Red switches. This makes them ideal for typing, as they provide a satisfying feedback without being too noisy.
One popular option for Cherry MX Brown switches is the Ducky One 2 RGB TKL Mechanical Keyboard
Cherry MX Blue: Cherry MX Blue switches are known for their loud, audible click when a key is pressed. They have a tactile bump and require a higher actuation force of 60g, which makes them ideal for typing. The audible click provides an added level of feedback and can be satisfying for some users.
One popular option for Cherry MX Blue switches is the HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Cherry MX Black: Cherry MX Black switches are similar to Cherry MX Red switches in that they are linear, but they require a higher actuation force of 60g. This makes them less popular for gaming, but they can be ideal for typing for users who prefer a heavier switch.
One popular option for Cherry MX Black switches is the Filco Majestouch-2 Mechanical Keyboard
Cherry MX Speed: Cherry MX Speed switches are similar to Cherry MX Red switches in that they are linear, but they have a shorter actuation distance of 1.2mm. This makes them ideal for gaming, as they provide a faster response time than other switches. However, the shorter actuation distance can make typing more difficult for some users.
One popular option for Cherry MX Speed switches is the SteelSeries Apex Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
For more options, check out our Gaming keyboards collection