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Razer Green Gen 3 Keyboard Switch Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Nov 06, 2023 at 12:55 pm
Razer Green Gen 3 Picture
  1. Updated Nov 06, 2023: Review published.

Compared To Other Keyboard Switches

Cherry MX Blue

Cherry MX Blue and Razer Green Gen 3 are clicky switches with click jacket designs, making a loud and signature clicky sound on the downstroke. The Razer's feel a bit smoother out of the box, and they have a clear housing that allows for better RGB illumination.

Cherry MX Red

Cherry MX Red are linear switches that actuate smoothly throughout their entire keypress. On the other hand, Razer Green Gen 3 are heavier clicky switches with shorter pre-travel, but they're noticeably less smooth from the factory. Both switches offer similar latency performance.

Cherry MX Brown

Cherry MX Brown switches are tactile and have a small bump to overcome during actuation. On the other hand, the Razer Green Gen 3 switches are clicky switches. They're noticeably heavier-feeling and loud, making a signature click sound on the downstroke. Both switches offer the same level of latency performance.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
8.1
Design
Compatibility
Cherry MX PCB Pinout
Yes
Pin Count
3
Keycap Mount
MX Style with Perimeter
9.5
Design
Illumination
Upper Housing Color
Clear
Upper Housing Finish
Clear
Performance
Performance
Keystrokes
Feel
Clicky
Operating Force
61 gf
Actuation Force
55 gf
Pre-Travel Distance
1.9 mm
Total Travel Distance
3.9 mm
6.3
Performance
Factory Smoothness
Scratchy Factor
20.1
Mid Actuation Peak Noise
-65.4 dB
Mid Actuation Peak Frequency
4,634 Hz
7.2
Performance
Latency
Press Average
2.1 ms
Press Std Dev
±0.08 ms
Release Average
6.9 ms
Release Std Dev
±0.09 ms