Best gaming keyboard 2020: Our top picks for mechanical, membrane, full-size, tenkeyless and wireless keyboards for your setup

The keyboard might not seem an important part of your PC gaming setup initially, but it can mean the difference between winning and losing those fast-paced online battles. Enter our guide to the best gaming keyboard 2020.

There are many players in the keyboard game, but a few stand taller than the rest. Keyboards from Corsair, SteelSeries and Razer are dominating the market these days, but there are plenty of other options for all budgets, too.

Check out our guide to the best gaming keyboard 2020 below…

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The best gaming keyboard overall: Corsair K95 RGB Platinum XT

Perfect in every way

The Corsair K95 RGB Platinum is the best gaming keyboard on the market because it nails absolutely everything a serious gamer needs. Programmable keys: check. Per-key RGB lighting: check. Anti-ghosting: check.

This mechanical keyboard also features Cherry MX Speed switches, which deliver lightning-fast response times so you never miss a thing when the action is fast-paced and competitive. This is THE gaming keyboard of 2020.

The best compact gaming keyboard: SteelSeries Apex Pro TKL

Strong, compact, personal

The SteelSeries Apex Pro is probably the closest competitor to the Corsair K95 RGB Platinum, but the best if you’d prefer to do away with the numpad.

This stunning tenkeyless (TKL) keyboard features OmniPoint switches which can be customised to give you just the result you need, depending on whether you have a feather touch or one that’s a bit more rugged.

Also features per-key RGB lighting, anti-ghosting and programmable keys and macros, of course.

The best wireless gaming keyboard: Logitech G915 LIGHTSPEED

Pure, unrestricted speed

For those building a completely wire-free rig, the very best bet for a keyboard is the Logitech G915 LIGHTSPEED. It features all the regular top-end features – per-key RGB lighting via LightSync RGB technology and customisable keys – in a super-slim, super-fast package.

The 1 ms response time ensures there’s no downside to dropping the wires, and with 30 hours’ playtime and the ability to go wired too, this is definitely the way of the future. A TKL version is available, too.

The best gaming keyboard under £100: HyperX Alloy Origins

Durability and dynamism

For a pro look and feel without a pro price tag, check out the HyperX Alloy Origins. This gaming keyboard features per-key RGB lighting for under £100, as well as custom switches made to be responsive and accurate, so you’ll never miss what you’re aiming for.

The Alloy Origins is also a great choice for anyone with a heavy touch, boasting an “aircraft-grade” aluminium frame, all presented in a nice compact way so it’s not too bulky. It’s really surprising how much you get for your money with this one.

The best gaming keyboard under £50: Razer Cynosa Chroma

Ballin' on a budget

Razer has a bunch of great keyboards that can compete with even the best products on this list, like the BlackWidow Elite and the Huntsman TE, but where they’re leagues ahead of the rest is in the budget world.

The Cynosa Chroma from Razer is undoubtedly the best gaming keyboard if you’re on a tight budget. It features customisable RGB backlighting, silent membrane keys, and anti-ghosting with 10-key rollover. You can still make top of the leaderboards at this low price.

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André Pusey