I present to you Firebat's Blade 15! (144hz/i7-8750H)

Discussion in 'Systems' started by Firebat246, May 24, 2018.

  1. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Defective products is always there on first wave order on any devices, had experience from other brands, that’s why I don’t do pre order.
    Here’s the gaming mode FS score from Notebook Review Forum, break again that “14K Magic score”;)
    https://www.3dmark.com/fs/15593733
     
  2. Zoglog

    Zoglog New Member

  3. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    From Test results and review that showed online on day 1, 1/5 ratio so far I know, well that unlucky YouTube guys only who has that experience, not counted poeple who are still installing things there, they’ll report it online if they have DOA experience. It’s too early to judge that, I’d wait for couple days saying that.
     
  4. YoungStarDC

    YoungStarDC New Member

    Over at the Notebook Review forums, the CPU hit 99 degrees when a user played The Witcher 3. It seems as if he either has one with the worst thermal paste job ever, or Razer messed up again.
     
  5. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Yes I saw that but OP said there’s no in game struggling, which is quite weird. On 94 celcius on 7700HQ i already see the lag, sometimes crashing, the CPU try to cooling down with lowering performance. Or it is new features on 8 gen laptop CPU to be able to hold until those higher temperature, -0,135 is also quite low UVolting value compared to 7700HQ with -0,120 average...Though it’s right imo also bad for CPU lifespan playing on that temperature.
     
  6. YoungStarDC

    YoungStarDC New Member

    I've no idea on how it holds, perhaps it was just one core at 99. Either way, like you said, it's bad for the lifespan of the machine. I am slowly moving away from buying the Razer and going with the ASUS Zephyrus M based on the first results.
     
  7. tostendorf

    tostendorf Active Member

    Just wait for more results to judge. Remember, that a lot of aero 15x and zephyrus with 8th core had temperature issues as well.
     
  8. RazerRanix

    RazerRanix Active Member

    if tou thought it was too early to buy the blade 15 without more review you should also think that it s too early to not buy a product based on 1 RMA and 1 incomplet temp test.

    let s just wait we will have answers soon enough.
    Don t expect the blade to be 60° or less than 40 deb.
    you know where you are going with this kinf of format.
     
  9. YoungStarDC

    YoungStarDC New Member

    Well the Zephyrus M actually performs amazing with a liquid metal repaste. The most impressive thing about that is that it’s running a full 1070, not one with MAX Q design.

    Pretty much all previous Blade 14 generations had severe thermal issues. It’s on Razer that it’s users fear the worst now.

    Believe me, I’m hoping the first indications are wrong, but three users reporting hitting the 90 isn’t really giving me hope.
     
  10. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    I’m praying every day that it will show up good review on it, on Razer subreddit ex MacBook Pro and XPS 15 user that happy about it, usually Mac user will complain first about Fans noise, but he didn’t and said okay, when I’m not wrong...hopefully;) That is nice if it’s:) I’m already sold at 8750H to increase my setting performance, so I hope and wish it’ll be okay.
     
  11. rb6freak

    rb6freak New Member

    How's the keyboard feel compared to previous gen? I hope it's very much the same travel distance and resistance as the 2016/17 blade 14's. If its like the stealth, I cannot use it.
     
  12. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    This is a decent result, with a better thermal paste work this laptop should be unbeatable:)
    Another result with not bad thermal. @Firebat246 i think now is Magic score is on 14,5K:)
    AA07BC17-725B-4EF9-BE5D-569C01E30498.jpeg
    PS: Anyone need Blade 14 2017;)
     
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  13. Firebat246

    Firebat246 The One

    Alright guys well I played a decent amount of Farcry 5 and Battlefield 1 last night and I was sitting between 90-100c on the CPU. I actually think its a bad CPU to be honest. Could it be bad paste job? Sure but less likely seeing as they would have picked up on this during QC. I even undervolted -.125mv and still was over 90c. The gpu almost never hit 80c and was usually around 75c. I am chalking this one up to a bad Intel CPU. Thankfully I have been dealing with the Razer team the past 12 hours sending in screenshots etc to help them out. I will do a Firestrike test anyways for you guys to see what I get.

    I want to note.. that even with the CPU running as hot as it was.. I still didn't dip below 60-80 fps on Ultra settings for both games. And that still is with thermal throttling as the CPU was fluctuating from 2.2ghz to 4ghz. No crashes or BSOD's etc. I will end up putting better paste on my Blade either way.. but this is not simply a bad paste job. More info to come!
     
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  14. YoungStarDC

    YoungStarDC New Member

    Yikes, I'm worried and still can't make a decision..
     
  15. Firebat246

    Firebat246 The One

    When a CPU goes bad or is bad.. It can literally happen just like that. All things considered my machine runs great. The build quality/screen.. everything is sound. I have owned TONS of PC's and Laptop's. I have had a 5 thousand dollar laptop with GTX 980 sli. You name it I have used it. So I don't point fingers as fast as some do.
     
  16. surfer1081

    surfer1081 Well-Known Member

    @Firebat246 Thanks for all the info you have given thus far for testing and results. I'm sold on buying one in the near future. We all will stay tuned to your results of what it might be that's giving your CPU a hard time.

    Edit: Was your 5000 laptop an MSI GT80 series by chance? Very close to what I spent for mine, then sold it to my cousin just last year which was a 980 SLI. Miss that very much :)
     
  17. Firebat246

    Firebat246 The One

    It was actually a Clevo custom built from a company called Mythlogic. They are horrible now and not to be trusted... if they didn't already go out of business. I had a lot of issues with my machine and when I finally got it fixed I sold it.
     
  18. YoungStarDC

    YoungStarDC New Member

    Well I need to choose between the Blade and the Zephyrus M (Full 1070 - G-Sync). Got some insight?
     
  19. Firebat246

    Firebat246 The One

    I have heard of a-lot of throttling issues with the Zephyrus. I haven't really looked into it because I don't like how the bottom opens and how flimsy it feels with the flex. I also don't want the bottom of my laptop open because who knows what can find its way in there.
     
  20. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Plus Zephyrus:
    Hybrid G sync and Optimus, but in term battery life it’s useless since the battery capacity only 55watt, when I’m not wrong.
    Better full 1070, but with gaming mode Blade 15, it’ll be no a big difference.
    2 years guarantee I think.
    Plus Blade 15:
    2018 Bezel thickness
    2018 thin gaming laptop weight 2,1kg
    Don’t need dusting every month because bottom cover is closed.
    Display port.
    Users friendly parts upgrade.
    Better battery life.
    Better rgb lightning, now logo could be turned off also on FHD, not only touch screen one like before.
    Sick design (personally) all aluminum unibody like MacBook...married with xps...in Africa dessert that made it black;), could be also be used for formal situations.
    Bad from both:
    Price;)
    Some Blade 15 cpu temperature is quite high, Zephyrus is as well high.
     
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