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Corsair K95 PLATINUM Vs K95 RGB PLATINUM XT: Which to Buy?




Corsair is a renowned company known for its gadgets like RAM, Motherboards, keyboard, and desktop liquid base coolers. The Corsair range of keyboards have long been a successful one, combining excellent build quality with stunning features and that famous scroll wheel volume control. Corsair’s flagship K95 is best of the gaming keyboard era, Initially, it was introduced in 2013 later with the RGB model arriving after a year.

The company upgraded the K95’s Platinum RGB model in 2017 to include RGB light bar up top and Cherry MX Speed switches alongwith MX Blue and Brown options. In its latest version, the K95 RGB Platinum XT puts addition of premium Double Shot keycaps, integrated Elgato Stream Deck software that support for the six macro keys on the left side and an excellent padded wrist rest.


The k95 platinum xt is easily operatable, has well managed keys, can be comfortablely used for years without any problem, has per-key RGB backlighting with 19-zone LightEdge. This provides eye catching lighting effects with extensive customization options. The next point is the PBT Double-Shot Keycaps.

These are 1.5 mm thick keys that hinder wear and tear, refusing to fade even after years of extensive gaming. There are 6 dedicated macro keys, which are fully functional.

You can barter them with provided S-key keycaps, and program special streaming commands with help of Elgato Stream Deck software. You can’t oversee the removeable cushioned palm rest.

More importantly, is the 8 MB Onboard profile storage allow to store 5 profiles in hardware instead of only 3. The switches options are available: Speed RGB Silver, RGB Brown, RGB Blue. New Silver and Brown switches give new, extended 100 million key guarantees.

Cherry MX Speed Silver RGB are fast switches. They provide the speed and accuracy of linear mechanical switches with no audible click.

This keyboard give full anti-ghosting to make sure your keypresses are always registered regardless of how many you press at once, including the multimedia keys and profile switch etc.

CORSAIR K95 RGB PLATINUM has features including CHERRY MX Speed key switches supported by a lightweight aluminum frame. 8MB profile storage alon with hardware macro and lighting playback make profile access independent of external software.

The K95 RGB Platinum has aluminum build. A reversible and magnetic rubber pad provides a fluent micro-finish on one hand and a rougher texture on the other. the switches setoff with just 1.2mm of movement.


In short, we can say that Corsair K95 PLATINUM has a mild advancement over the Corsair K95 RGB PLATINUM XT. They virtually provide almost same gaming experience. Each one is present with Cherry MX Speed and Cherry MX Brown switches, but the PLATINUM XT is available with Cherry MX Blue switches with slight differences in prices.

  • Because of rough texture and magnetic rubber pad of k95 platinum it requires to clean regularly because it attracts dust.
  • XT has double shot keycaps as compared to ABS.
  • XT offers, five onboard profiles, rather original three, that provide more storage.
  • XT provides extended 100 million key advancements. So, after considering all of the above factors, I will prefer XT over k95 platinum.



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