Top Mechanical Keyboards (Ranking)

Here you find an overview of the top mechanical keyboards that are currently available and their performance in various tests and reviews. More information about each keyboard, its mechanical switches, features, illumination and layout can be found in the respective articles.

We calculated a mechanical keyboard score for each keyboard. This score is the result of our overall evaluation. It is based on ratings and critics from various magazines and websites and makes an easy comparison between different mechanical keyboards possible. A higher score stands for more positive reviews.

New Mechanical Keyboards 2017

The following mechanical keyboards are only available for a short time in 2017. There are not too many reviews available yet and therefore these keyboards are rated separately.


Corsair K95 RGB Platinum

K95 RGB Platinium

The Corsair K95 RGB Platinum is a new flagship keyboard model from Corsair, introduced in January 2017. The naming might suggest, that the keyboard is simply a revised Corsair K95 RGB. But that's not the case, ... (Read more)

Mechanical Keyboard Score: 93

Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2

Razer BlackWidow Chroma with Wrist Rest Front

The Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 is the successor of the BlackWidow Chroma (provided that you consider the BlackWidow Chroma X only as a variation of the original). It is available since January 2017 and can be considered as a high-end ... (Read more)

Mechanical Keyboard Score: 80

Top Mechanical Keyboard Ranking

The following mechanical keyboards are available for quite some time now and there exist several reviews for most of them. A fair comparison and ranking is possible.


Razer BlackWidow Chroma

The Razer BlackWidow is a very well known mechanical gaming keyboard. As early as 2010 Razer presented the first version of the BlackWidow. It was one of the first mechanical keyboards specifically designed for gaming. ... (Read more)

Mechanical Keyboard Score: 88

Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB

Corsair Strafe RGB

The Corsair Gaming Strafe is, as the name already suggests, a mechanical gaming keyboard. The first version of the keyboard was released in June 2015. The RGB Silent version followed later that year. Strafe vs Strafe ... (Read more)

Mechanical Keyboard Score: 86

Das Keyboard Model S

DasKeyboard-Model-S

Das Keyboard Model S is a mechanical keyboard from Metadot Corporation. The company builds mechanical keyboards since 2006. The first version of Das Keyboard Model S was released in 2009. The keyboard won the hearts of ... (Read more)

Mechanical Keyboard Score: 86

Corsair Gaming K70 (Vengeance K70)

Corsair is one of the leading manufacturers of mechanical gaming keyboards. Gaming K70 (previously Vengeance K70) is the current standard series, Gaming K95 (previously Vengeance K95) is the current series with massive macro support (specifically ... (Read more)

Mechanical Keyboard Score: 85

Corsair Gaming K95 RGB (Vengeance K95)

Corsair Gaming k95

Corsair is one of the leading manufacturers of mechanical gaming keyboards. Gaming K95 RGB (previously Vengeance K95) is the current series specifically designed for MMO- and MOBA-players. The K95 RGB comes with huge macro support, ... (Read more)

Mechanical Keyboard Score: 84

Das Keyboard 4

Das Keyboard 4

Das Keyboard 4 is the successor of the popular Das Keyboard Model S from Metadot Corporation. The company remains true to its product line's philosophy and passes on fancy features like backlight illumination or a lot of ... (Read more)

Mechanical Keyboard Score: 82

CM Storm Quick Fire XTi

CM Storm Quick Fire XTi

The CM Storm Quick Fire XTi is the first mechanical gaming keyboard from Cooler Master that comes with multi-color backlighting. It's not a full RGB lighting, but it has tons of customizing options and its own advantages. Gaming Keyboard with Extras The ... (Read more)

Mechanical Keyboard Score: 82

SteelSeries Apex M500

SteelSeries Apex M500

The Apex M500 is a mechanical keyboard from SteelSeries. It offers more features than the SteelSeries 6Gv2 but less than the flagship model Apex M800. Robust Mechanical Gaming Keyboard One of the main selling points of the ... (Read more)

Mechanical Keyboard Score: 82

CM Storm QuickFire Rapid

CM Storm QuickFire Rapid

The CM Storm QuickFire Rapid is a mechanical keyboard from Cooler Master. The keyboard is very popular in the United States. People like its build quality, the good gaming performance and that fact, that you get ... (Read more)

Mechanical Keyboard Score: 81

SteelSeries Apex M800

SteelSeries Apex M800

The Apex M800 is the high end model from the manufacturer SteelSeries. The mechanical keyboard uses QS1 Switches, these are specifically for the Apex M800 created switches. Similar to the Romer-G Switches in the Logitech ... (Read more)

Mechanical Keyboard Score: 81

CM Storm Quick Fire Rapid-i

CM Storm Quick Fire Rapid-i

The CM Storm Quick Fire Rapid-i is the successor of the QuickFire Rapid and features white backlight illumination. As its predecessor, the keyboard has a tenkeyless design, which means, it has no numpad and is a bit smaller than other ... (Read more)

Mechanical Keyboard Score: 80

Logitech G610 Orion Red / Brown

Logitech G610 Orion Brown Red

The Logitech G610 Orion Red and the Logitech G610 Orion Brown are two mechanical keyboards from Logitech that feature Cherry MX Switches. The previous two mechanical keyboard models from Logitech (G910 Orion Spark and G810 Orion Spectrum) featured Romer-G ... (Read more)

Mechanical Keyboard Score: 80

Cherry MX-Board 3.0

Cherry MX Board 3-0

The MX-Board 3.0 is a cheap mechanical keyboard from the German manufacturer Cherry. The keyboard doesn't necessarily have a particular target group. Depending on the chosen switch type, it might be an interesting keyboard for gamers as ... (Read more)

Mechanical Keyboard Score: 79

Cherry G80-3000

Cherry G80-3000

The Cherry G80-3000 is one of the most successful mechanical keyboards from Cherry. The first version was released in the end of the 1980s. Since then, the keyboard was reworked several times, but in the ... (Read more)

Mechanical Keyboard Score: 79

Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum

Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum

The Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum is a mechanical keyboard that targets gamers and is focused on delivering performance. Logitech Vice President Ujesh Desai said, they met with dozens of gamers and asked them, what they ... (Read more)

Mechanical Keyboard Score: 79

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2016

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2016

The Razer BlackWidow is one of the worlds most famous mechanical gaming keyboard series. Its first model was produced in 2010, a time when mechanical keyboards were more of a niche product. The Razer BlackWidow Ultimate ... (Read more)

Mechanical Keyboard Score: 79

Logitech G910 Orion Spark

Logitech G910 Orion Spark

Logitech is one of the most famous and most popular manufacturer of gaming keyboards and gaming mice, but so far there are only two mechanical keyboards available. The Logitech G910 Orion Spark is the current ... (Read more)

Mechanical Keyboard Score: 78

Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. TE (Tournament Edition)

The Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. Series is well known among most gamers. Their keyboards usually offer a lot of utility and performance, but also have quite a high price. The Mad Catz Strike TE (Tournament Edition) ... (Read more)

Mechanical Keyboard Score: 78

Cherry MX Board 6.0

Cherry MX Board 6.0

The previous MX Board from Cherry was labeled with the number 3.0. Now Cherry decided to skip two numbers and call the new keyboard Cherry MX Board 6.0. Compared to the Cherry MX Board 3.0, ... (Read more)

Mechanical Keyboard Score: 77

Logitech G710 Plus

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Logitech is certainly one of the most famous and popular manufacturer of input devices. It is well known for its popular gaming keyboards and gaming mice. Although Logitech has a very broad selection of different ... (Read more)

Mechanical Keyboard Score: 76

Razer BlackWidow X Chroma

Razer Blackwidow X Chroma

The Razer BlackWidow X Chroma got introduced in March 2016 and is a basic minimalist version of the Razer BlackWidow Chroma. Razer BlackWidow X Chroma Features As its predecessor, the Razer BlackWidow X Chroma is a mechanical gaming ... (Read more)

Mechanical Keyboard Score: 76

SteelSeries 6Gv2

SteelSeries 6Gv2

The 6Gv2 is the lower priced mechanical gaming keyboard from SteelSeries. Compared to other gaming keyboards, the SteelSeries 6Gv2 doesn't come with a lot of spectacular features. It focuses on the most important aspects and ... (Read more)

Mechanical Keyboard Score: 75

Cooler Master MasterKeys Pro

Cooler Master MasterKeys Pro

MasterKeys Pro L and MasterKeys Pro S are the first two RGB backlit mechanical keyboards from Cooler Master. At first glance, the keyboards looks similar to the most recent keyboard model from Cooler Master, the Quick Fire ... (Read more)

Mechanical Keyboard Score: -

Das Keyboard Prime 13

Das Keyboard Prime 13

Das Keyboard Prime 13 is a minimalist mechanical keyboard from Metadot. Minimalist Mechanical Keyboard The keyboard doesn't offer any fancy features, it just tries to deliver a good typing experience by focusing on high quality materials and simple ... (Read more)

Mechanical Keyboard Score: -

Razer BlackWidow X Ultimate

Razer BlackWidow X Ultimate

The BlackWidow X is a new keyboard series, introduced by Razer as a budget friendly option in March 2016. The Razer BlackWidow X Ultimate is the minimalist version of the BlackWidow Ultimate. And while there ... (Read more)

Mechanical Keyboard Score: -