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Gateron G Pro 3.0 Yellow Linear Switches

G Pro 3.0 Yellow

BrandGateron
CategoryLinear

The Gateron G Pro 3.0 Yellow is the epitome of budget-friendly excellence in the realm of linear keyboard switches. When typing on them we hear a higher pitched clacky sound profile as well as a fairly bouncy type feel.

$3.10

$2.78

10 switches/order

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Weight

The G Pro 3.0 Yellow's bottom-out of 67g is heavier than 4 out of 5 switches

Light

Heavy

Depth

The G Pro 3.0 Yellow's total travel distance is 4mm (standard travel is 4mm)

Shallow

Regular

Technical data

Switch typeLinear
Switch brandGateron
ManufacturerGateron
Top housing materialPolycarbonate
Bottom housing materialNylon
Mount typePCB (5-pin)
Stem constructionStandard
Stem materialPOM
Spring15.4mm long spring
Actuation weight50g
Bottom-out weight67g
Factory lube statusYes, factory lubed
Pre-travel distance2.00 mm
Total travel distance4.00 mm

The technical data of a switch can be hard to understand. Our goal here is to demystify how these specs affect feel and sound. We hope this helps you discover whether or not a switch might be a good fit.

Actuation: 50g

A switch's actuation force, or force required to trigger a keystroke, on the Gateron G Pro 3.0 Yellow requires 50g of force. This is lighter than 51% of other switches' actuation force in our selection.

A switch's actuation force is based on the entire switch design.

Bottom-out: 67g

Bottoming out, or pressing all the way down, on this Gateron G Pro 3.0 Yellow switch requires 67g of force. With a heavier bottom-out than 81% of switches in our selection, the Gateron G Pro 3.0 Yellow is considered heavy.

A switch's bottom-out force is dependent solely on its spring weight.

What matters more: Actuation or Bottom-out Force?

If you prefer to bottom-out when you type, bottom-out force is the more relevant measurement. If you do not, then actuation force is more relevant.

Factory Lubed

The Gateron G Pro 3.0 Yellow is factory lubed. This is done to reduce friction and improve the feel of the switch. Other effects include reduced noise and if a tactile switch, slightly decreased tactility. Choosing a factory lubed switch saves you time and energy from having to lube the switch yourself. Factories have drastically improved the lubing process over the years, meaning more and more factory-lubed switches are great to use out-of-the-box.

Top Housing: Polycarbonate

Polycarbonate is the Gateron G Pro 3.0 Yellow's top housing material. The use of polycarbonate in housings creates a sharper, higher-pitched, and crisper sound profile. In part, this is because polycarbonate is a relatively stiffer plastic, which leads to a more clear and resonant sound profile. Aesthetically speaking, if a switch features a clear housing, it is more likely than not to be polycarbonate. Therefore, due to its translucency, polycarbonate is especially useful to have in the top housing of a switch if you plan to use RGB lighting.

Bottom Housing: Nylon

Nylon is the Gateron G Pro 3.0 Yellow's bottom housing material. Nylon is a classic switch housing material. Typing on switches that use nylon elicits a deeper and fuller sound profile. In part, this is because nylon is a relatively softer plastic and absorbs more sound than harder plastics, thereby creating a duller and rounder sound.

A note on housings

The Gateron G Pro 3.0 Yellow uses different materials in its top and bottom housings. As such, the qualities each housing material brings to the switch will be split between the bottom and the top of the switch.

When you press down on this switch you will feel the qualities of the bottom housing: the bottom housing has more of an impact on the bottom-out sound and feel. On the other hand, the top housing will have more of an impact on the sound when you let go of a key.

Mount type: PCB (5-pin)

The Gateron G Pro 3.0 Yellow is a PCB (5-pin) mount switch. PCB-mount, or 5-pin, switches feature 2 extra alignment pins when compared to their 3-pin counterparts. This ensures alignment (i.e. switch won't rotate and will stay in place) if your keyboard does not feature a plate or if you choose not to use one. If your keyboard's PCB does not have holes for these alignment pins, you will need to trim them off before installing them.

Stem construction: Standard

The cross-shaped stem construction is the most standard as well as the most classic, as it is derived from the original Cherry switches.

Descriptors

#polished

When referring to a polished switch, this indicates a switch has a smooth and refined finish, resulting in a sleek typing experience. This is due to either materials used and/or due to factory lubing. You can expect reduced friction and smooth key travel with these switches.

#high-pitched

High-pitched switches produce a sharp and crisp sound when pressed. If you do not like the more rich and bassy sound profiles of certain keyboard switches, be sure to pick higher-pitched ones.

#creamy

Creamy keyboard switches offer a smooth and buttery typing experience. Frequently, this is due to having lubricant applied in the switch at the factory, but this could also be because of specific materials. When typing on a creamy switch, you can expect a silky sensation. It's like gliding your fingers across the keys with ease, as they effortlessly melt into each keystroke.

#resonant

When typing on a resonant switch, you can expect a higher-pitched sound profile and an immersive auditory experience. The sound profile is clean and sharp.

Sound test

Everything that's included

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