Cherry MX Speed Silver

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Cherry MX Speed Silver
Cherry MX Speed Silver -- infobox.jpg
Manufacturer Cherry
Family Cherry MX
Product code MX1A-51NN/51NW
Introduced 2016
Switch type Linear
Sense method Metal leaf
Actuation force 45 cN
Pretravel 1.2 mm
Website CHERRY MX SPEED Silver.htm

Cherry MX Speed Silver is a linear variant of the Cherry MX switch, and is Cherry's official name. The RGB equivalent is Cherry MX Speed RGB Silver.


It has a shorter actuation distance than others at 1.2 mm for faster presses in gaming. The total travel distance is also shorter at 3.4 mm.

The slider material contains metallic particles to give it a silvery appearance.

This switch is available in two variants:

  • MX3A-51NN without pins
  • MX3A-51NW with pins for PCB-mounting

The sides of the movable contact, that the slider engages, are lubricated.

Key feel

It has been reported to feel similar to a Cherry MX Red switch although some testers find that it is heavier [1].

A Corsair representative has claimed that it uses the same springs as Cherry MX Red. [2].



  1. Youtube video. Linus Tech Tips BRAND NEW Cherry MX Speed Switches! - Corsair Booth, PAX East 2016. Posted and watched 2016-04-27.
  2. Forum post on SweClockers by "Corsair Johan": Corsair släpper tangentborden Rapidfire med nya brytarna Cherry MX Speed. Retrieved 2016-04-26