The Cynosa V2 is a new gaming keyboard released by Razer in 2020. So how does this new model stack up against the older Cynosa Lite, Cynosa Chroma and Cynosa Chroma Pro? You can find out in this comparison guide between the four keyboards.
When compared to the older Cynosa gaming keyboards, the V2 version uses the more advanced N-key roll over. The newer model also adds dedicated media keys in addition to having multiple cable routing options.
The Razer Cynosa Chroma Pro does have one small advantage over the Razer Cynosa V2 in that the Pro version offers underglow lighting effects.
In terms of performance when it comes to gaming, we recommend getting the Razer Cynosa V2 due to the improved roll over feature. The Razer Cynosa Chroma and Razer Cynosa Chroma Pro are tied for second best while the Razer Cynosa Lite comes in last at roll overs.
If you are interested, you can purchase any of the four aforementioned keyboards on Amazon with the following links:
- Razer Cynosa Lite Gaming Keyboard
- Razer Cynosa Chroma Gaming Keyboard
- Razer Cynosa Chroma Pro Gaming Keyboard
- Razer Cynosa V2 Gaming Keyboard
Cynosa Lite vs. Cynosa Chroma vs. Cynosa Chroma Pro vs. Cynosa V2 Comparison Chart
|Razer Cynosa Lite Gaming Keyboard||Razer Cynosa Chroma Gaming Keyboard||Razer Cynosa Chroma Pro Gaming Keyboard||Razer Cynosa V2 Gaming Keyboard|
|Key Type||Soft cushioned gaming-grade keys||Soft cushioned gaming-grade keys||Soft cushioned gaming-grade keys||Soft cushioned gaming-grade keys|
|Polling Rate||1000 Hz Ultrapolling||1000 Hz Ultrapolling||1000 Hz Ultrapolling||1000 Hz Ultrapolling|
|Rollover||10-key rollover||10-key rollover|
|N-key roll over|
|Programmable Keys||Fully programmable keys with on-the-fly macro recording||Fully programmable keys with on-the-fly macro recording||Fully programmable keys with on-the-fly macro recording||Fully programmable keys with on-the-fly macro recording|
|Razer Synapse 3 Support?||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Dedicated Media Keys?||No||No||No||Yes|
|Backlighting Type||Single Zone Razer Chroma RGB backlighting||Individual Key Razer Chroma RGB backlighting||Individual Key Razer Chroma RGB backlighting||Individual Key Razer Chroma RGB backlighting|
|Cable Routing Options?||No||No||No||Yes|
|Warranty||2 years||2 years||2 years||2 years|
|Pricing||Check price on Amazon.||Check price on Amazon.||Check price on Amazon.||Check price on Amazon.|
All four gaming keyboards are equipped with soft cushioned gaming-grade keys, which are designed to sound quiet and feel comfortable.
Polling rate measures how much your keyboard will send data to your computer. All four products feature 1000 Hz Ultrapolling, which means that they will send data to your PC 1,000 times per second.
Rollover is a feature where your computer will register multiple keys that were press simultaneously. The Razer Cynosa Lite features a 10-key rollover, which means that it should able to register up to 10 key press if you press them all at the same time.
The Razer Cynosa Chroma and Razer Cynosa Chroma Pro support 10 key rollover and anti-ghosting, a feature that will block additional simultaneously key presses from being registered after the 10-key limit has been reached. This is done to prevent any erroneous key registrations.
The new Razer Cynosa V2 features the more advanced N-key roll over, which will register all simultaneous key presses without any issues.
The Cynosa Lite, Cynosa Chroma, Cynosa Chroma Pro and Cynosa V2 all have fully programmable keys in addition to providing on-the-fly macro recording, a feature that lets you set up a sequence of key presses without any software.
Razer Synapse 3
Of course, you can also use the Razer Synapse 3 software to configure your macros. With this program, you can also rebind buttons, customize lighting, setup profiles and more.
The Razer Cynosa Lite, Razer Cynosa Chroma, Razer Cynosa Chroma Pro and Razer Cynosa V2 all support Razer Synapse 3.
Dedicated Media Keys
With the Cynosa V2, Razer added dedicated media controls as you will have quick access to pausing, playing and skipping media files. You can also adjust the brightness and volume levels with dedicated keys.
All four gaming keyboards in this versus guide come with a game mode, which prevents you from accidentally interrupting your game session when enabled.
All four products use Razer Chroma RGB backlighting, which provides 16.8 million customizable colors. The Lite version of the Cynosa uses a single zone while the Chroma, Chroma Pro and Chroma V2 use individual backlit keys.
The Razer Cynosa Chroma Pro also features underglow lighting that will light up the underside of your keyboard. As a result, you get to set up the lighting for the 22 bottom zones on the left, right and front sides.
Cable Routing Options
The new Razer Cynosa V2 Gaming Keyboard have been built with grooves that will let you tuck and rout the cable in three different directions. This is helpful for those who want to make their desktop area less cluttered and more organized.
The Cynosa Lite, Cynosa Chroma, Cynosa Chroma Pro and Cynosa V2 have been built to be spill resistant as the devices should be able to withstand light splashes of water (the keyboards can’t be submerged in water, however).
The Razer Cynosa Lite Gaming Keyboard, Razer Cynosa Chroma Gaming Keyboard, Razer Cynosa Chroma Pro Gaming Keyboard and Razer Cynosa V2 Gaming Keyboard each include a 2-year warranty.