MSI Vigor GK80 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

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MSI Vigor GK80 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

MSI Vigor GK80

The premium keyboard market is a tough one, with many brands having some long-established product lines. Taking on the likes of Corsair, Razer, Logitech, Cherry and more in the £100+ price range is no easy task for any brand. However, MSI is ready to rumble, and with their long history of excellent PC gaming products, and a loyal fanbase, perhaps they can pull it off.

“Crafted around a strong aluminium base, the Vigor GK80 Gaming Keyboard provides gamers with a solid platform for years of intensive gaming. Also, provide ergonomic wrist rest for additional comfort for typing and gaming. The long USB cable is braided and the connector is gold-plated for extraordinary durability.” – MSI

The GK80 is their “go big or go home” keyboard, the king of their peripheral portfolio. It comes equipped with every feature you would expect from a high-end model, and that’s sure to please the enthusiast PC user. With full Cherry MX Red switches, a lightweight aluminium frame, more RGB than you can shake a stick at, N-Key, macro, multimedia controls and more. The list goes on. In fact, we have the list, check it out below.


  • Cherry MX RGB Red Switches backed with Lightweight aluminium construction
  • Full RGB LED Illumination, millions of colours and several astonishing light effects can be easily controlled by RGB Mystic Light
  • Fine-tune detailed settings with Gaming Center
  • N-Key Rollover and Windows Key Lock for smooth gaming experience
  • Dedicated Multimedia Hotkeys
  • 4x Luxury Metal Keycaps (Default) and 12x Rubber Keycaps provides excellent typing feedback
  • Sturdy palm rest for extra comfort
  • Braided Cables & Gold-plated Connector


Using MSI’s RGB Mystic Light, gamers can quickly change the outlook of their keyboards by choosing from millions of colours and multiple effects to match their setup. Get creative by changing the colours per key. Using Mystic Light Sync, colours and effects can be easily synchronized with other RGB components and peripherals for a stunning show.


For in-depth specifications, please visit the official product page here.

What’s in the Box

Included, you’ll find a full-width wrist rest. This is by far one of the best quality ones we’ve ever seen too. It comes with aluminium construction to match the keyboard, a weighted design, and durable rubber coating for added grip and comfort.

Also included, these stunning grip keycaps, as well as the stock WASD keys, as some custom colour ones come pre-installed. There’s even a key puller for easy installation and maintenance.

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