Shootouts
Shootout: The best RGB mechanical gaming keyboards in town
By Ciara Alarcon & James Lu - 17 May 2016,12:00pm

Scores & Winner

And the best RGB mechanical gaming keyboard is…

Roccat Ryos MK FX

The Roccat Ryos MK FX offers the most features out of all of our mechanical keyboards, and is also one of the most affordable. While its non-removable wrist rest will make it unsuitable for those with limited desk space, if you have the space for it, the wrist rest is both comfortable and practical. We loved the thumbster macro keys, which are much easier and quicker to hit than the awkwardly positioned macro keys on most keyboards. We also liked the EasyShift[+] key and the LED lighting and macro customization provided by Roccat’s Swarm software.

Standard Cherry MX switches and stems also means proven reliability and easily replaceable keycaps, should you want a custom set. The only negative thing worth noting is a lack of switch choices. If you like MX Browns, the Ryos MK FX should be your first choice, but if you prefer other Cherry switches, you can opt for the Roccat MK Pro (which lacks RGB lighting but is available in Cherry MX Red, Brown, Black and Blue switches).

Ratings Breakdown
Model Design Features User-Friendliness Performance Value Overall
Armageddon RGB Raptor MKA-11 8.0 8.0 8.0 8.0 7.5 8.0
Cooler Master Masterkeys Pro L 7.5 8.0 8.0 8.5 7.5 8.0
Corsair K95 RGB 8.0 8.5 8.5 8.5 7.5 8.0
Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum 8.0 8.5 8.0 8.0 8.0 8.0
Razer BlackWidow X Chroma 8.0 7.5 8.0 8.0 7.0 7.5
Roccat Ryos MK FX 8.0 9.0 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5
SteelSeries Apex M800 8.0 8.0 8.0 8.0 7.0 8.0
TT eSports Poseidon Z RGB 7.5 7.5 8.0 8.0 9.0 8.0