Corsair Gaming K70 (Vengeance K70)

Corsair is one of the leading manufacturers of mechanical gaming keyboards. Gaming K70 (previously Vengeance K70) is the standard series, Gaming K95 (previously Vengeance K95) is the series with massive macro support (specifically for MMO- and MOBA-players).

Update June 2018: The successor of the Gaming K70 is now available: Corsair K70 RGB MK.2.

K70 vs K70 RGB

The Corsair Gaming K70 is the available in two variations: the ordinary Gaming K70 and the Gaming K70 RGB. As the naming already suggests, the Corsair Gaming K70 RGB is offering multicolor per-key backlighting and the Corsair Gaming K70 is offering only red backlighting. The brightness though can be individually adjusted for all keys in both models.

The multicolor backlighting leads to a higher power consumption and therefore the USB-Passthrough of the K70 had to be cut in the K70 RGB model.

Both models do not have any dedicated macro keys, but there are still some differences regarding the macro support. All the keys of the K70 RGB are programmable (via Corsair Utility Engine), therefore a macro can assigned to an arbitrary key on the keyboard. The ordinary K70 on the other hand does not support macros at all.

Cherry MX Switches

All Corsair Gaming K70 models are using original Cherry MX Switches. The K70 RGB is available with red and blue switches, the K70 is available with red, blue and brown switches.
So overall there are 5 different variations of the Corsair Gaming K70. Some merchants and shops list every one of them as a separate product, don’t let this confuse you.

More Features

The keyboard has a 104-Key-Rollover. This means, that you could press every single key on the keyboard at once and not a single input should be lost. To provide comfort in every situation, the keyboard has a removable palm wrist and dedicated media controls.

Tech Specs for Corsair Gaming K70 RGB

Dimensions: 438 x 163 x 24 mm
Weight: 1200 g
Connection: USB (2 ports)
Illumination: Yes (RGB)
Cable Length: 200 cm
Key Rollover: NKRO
Numpad: Yes
Macro Keys: No macro keys
Media Keys: Dedicated media controls
USB Passthrough: No USB Passthrough
Switches: Cherry MX Brown, Cherry MX Red
Extras: with palm rest, fully programmable
Available since: Jul. 2015

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Mechanical Keyboard Score


The mechanical keyboard score is our overall score for a keyboard. The score is based on the available ratings and critics and makes an easy comparison between different mechanical keyboards possible. It is also used for our mechanical keyboard ranking.


PC World

December 29, 2014

2.5 out of 5 stars

"Corsair's K70 RGB and K95 RGB should be the best RGB mechanical keyboards thanks to real Cherry MX switches, but the software side is a broken nightmare."

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November 10, 2014

9 out of 10 points

"Overall I can find little to fault in the K70 RGB, it looks and feels expensive and the range of colours that the keyboard can be configured to show off is superb."

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Kit Guru

October 2, 2014

9 out of 10 points

"If you want by far and large, the most impressively backlit keyboard in the world, look no further than the Corsair Gaming K70 RGB."

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Tom's Guide

October 1, 2014

4 out of 5 stars

"The K70 RGB is one of the best gaming keyboards available, offering a plethora of lighting options and solid performance in a sleek design."

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PC Gameware

September 24, 2014

10 out of 10 points

"Having spent time with the Corsair Gaming K70 RGB and CUE, I can wholeheartedly say it is currently my favourite Gaming keyboard."

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September 23, 2014

4.5 out of 5 stars

"Frankly, this is the color-customizable mechanical gaming keyboard to get. But unless you're ready to dig deep, prepare to wrestle with Corsair's software."

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September 22, 2014

86% overall score

"It's rare that we reach for the Extreme Ultra award when dealing with a humble keyboard, but if there's one thing the Corsair Gaming K70 RGB is not, it's humble."

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Hardware Heaven

September 22, 2014

Performance Award

"The software is powerful but sadly not in any way intuitive however the board itself has excellent build quality, decent lighting, plenty of effects and a wonderful typing/gaming experience."

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September 22, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

"The Corsair Gaming range gets off to a flying start with the world's first RGB-backlit mechanical keyboard. "

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September 22, 2014

4.5 out of 5 stars

"Must have if you love backlighting. Looks fantastic and performs great."

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PC Mag

July 24, 2014

4 out of 5 points

"The Corsair Vengeance K70 (Cherry MX Red) is a mechanical gaming keyboard with features gamers will quickly embrace, like swappable keycaps and individual key backlighting."

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December 9, 2013

4.5 out of 5 stars

"Corsair’s Vengeance K70 keyboard looks, feels, and plays great. It's not cheap, but it's one of the best gaming keyboards we’ve used, period."

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PC Gamer

July 11, 2013

93% overall rating

"A beautiful, robust gaming keyboard and my favourite mechanical switch board around."

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Reviews in other languages

PC Games Hardware

September 24, 2014

Note 1.52

"Die vorerst noch exklusive Bestückung der Corsair K70 RGB mit Cherry-MX-RGB-Schaltern macht sie auf jeden Fall zu etwas Besonderem. "

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