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Gateron Red

Updated on: 27 July, 2021

Gateron make some of the smoothest linear switches available. The Gateron Red key switch is a clone of the Cherry MX Red and is the most popular Gateron switch for gaming. It offers a very smooth feel with a medium level of activation force at 45g.


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Summary

Gateron Red

The Gateron Red is included in several popular mechanical gaming keyboards, and for good reason. They have a buttery smooth feel whether you are gaming or typing.

79.8%

Criteria

Smoothness
72.0%
Weight
80.0%
Sound
81.0%
Cost
86.0%

  • Nice and smooth switch.
  • Smoother and cheaper than the Cherry MX Red.
  • Improves even futher after being lubing.
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Specifications

Specifications
Key Switch Features
Switch Type 
Linear
Plate Mount Available - 3 Pin 
Yes
PCB Mount Available - 5 Pin 
Yes
Backlight Compatible 
Yes
Physical Specifications
Activation Force 
45g
Bottom-out Force 
55g
Activation 
2mm
Travel 
4mm
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