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MSI Vigor GK80 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

Rating: 8.5.

The Vigor GK80 represents the top of the line for MSI's range of gaming keyboards. At the time of review, the street price was a penny under £160, which means getting into the ring with market-leading products like the Razer Black Widow Chroma V2, Corsair's K70 RGB and the Alloy Elite RGB from HyperX. Tough challenge. When the bell rings after the final punch has landed, will the GK80 still be standing?

We recently reviewed the GK80's little brother, the MSI Vigor GK40, which was a membrane keyboard with a ‘mechanical feel'. The GK80, however, is a proper mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX Red switches.


Main Key Switches CHERRY MX RGB Red Switches
Keyboard Interface Wired USB 2.0
Normal Keys 104/105 keys (Standard)
System Requirement System with USB port
Dimensions (mm) 439*141*38 / 482x84x200 mm (with package)
Backlight Full RGB Illumination (16.77 Million Colors)
Operating System Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP Mac OS X
Accessories 4x Double Material Metal and Plate Keycaps, 12x Double Injection and Material Keycaps with comfortable surface, 1x Key Puller, 1x Wrist Rest
Cables 2 m Braided Fiber
Keystroke Life 50+ Million
Multimedia Keys Dedicated Keys
Gaming Mode Fn + Windows
N-Key Rollover N-Key Rollover (Gaming mode), 6-Key Rollover (Standard mode)
Weight 1400 / 2300g (with package)

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