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

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

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  1. grant.fourie

    grant.fourie New Member

    Snap! RMA went out yesterday for a power supply that sounded like bacon frying in a pan. Agree that support was incredibly helpful.

    If anything, Razer seems to have mastered the art of the RMA.
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  2. Soelreaver

    Soelreaver New Member

    I will be doing mine in a couple of Days. Looking Forward to hearing your Results
  3. Firebat246

    Firebat246 The One Staff Member

    Great speeds with the 970 Evo 2TB if anyone is interested a worth while buy!
  4. NIwImdo1ng

    NIwImdo1ng New Member

    Hey … I am new to OC and thermal stuff. I hope to learn more from others. I am curious about the 100c thingy so I google and found this https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Impact-of-Temperature-on-Intel-CPU-Performance-606/ .

    Now I am little confused … the article seems to say hitting 100c is pretty normal and can happen. Intel take cares of it from there.

    Can some kind soul help me out here to confirm hitting 100c is normal?
  5. DarthVader0

    DarthVader0 Member

    My perspective is that Intel throttles the CPU once it hits 100c, and its not a pretty normal thing. I personally don't like seeing my temps approach that mark and in all my computers I've not had to deal with it. Heat is the enemy of electonrics and 100c is pretty darn hot.
  6. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Razer Blade is like Mountain bike, it always stays on dangerous area;) You need to know and maintain it well as well the track (games) that you’ll go through...And Macbook is city bike, anyone can use it:) Though I agree @DarthVader0 hitting 100 isn’t good, you need to maintain it to stay lower like max90.
  7. JesseY68

    JesseY68 New Member

    Seems there are lot of concerns about the thermal issues on CPU instead of GPU, and people are getting different machines with different thermal issue. I am wandering if continue to manually drop the Max CPU in the windows battery power setting until making the temp drop to the 80 degrees, then what is the score now?
  8. Soelreaver

    Soelreaver New Member

    How was the Fresh Install?
  9. Firebat246

    Firebat246 The One Staff Member

    100c is the thermal limit for the 8750H as it is most Intel processors. It is where it will throttle so the temps drop below 100c. Anything over that is shut down point to avoid damaging the CPU (not that long periods at 95c won't also cause degradation of the CPU faster than normal).

    The issue here is that most manufacturers will set their own thermal throttle point starting at say..90c.. or 85c, so it keeps the laptop from spiking too fast towards those 100c marks. Can a CPU operate up to those temps? Sure... is it great for it? Not fantastic no.. and will you get full speeds? Likely not.

    Fresh install went fine.. keep in mind that if you don't actually burn the ISO like the old days it will automatically install windows 10 Home not pro since that is what's already registered to the machine. If you want to buy a Pro CD key and fresh install you need to do it the old way vs using the media creation tool from windows. Aside from that keep in mind you will have zero drivers. The Blade 15 is very new.. so you may want to wait until Razer has a full driver set available before doing so to make it easier on you.
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  10. Stalkyre

    Stalkyre Member

    Can you tell us how the text is for word and other presentation software? I am on fence about waiting for the 4K touch. Many thanks!!!
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  11. Firebat246

    Firebat246 The One Staff Member

    Unless you are trying to be extra picky I think the text looks great. It's a good screen and one of the better 1080p panels I have seen on a laptop.
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  12. Stalkyre

    Stalkyre Member

    Thank you so much for the reply. I have a dell 15 4K now and was hoping not to notice much of a difference so I can get a laptop with better battery life and improved gaming :)
  13. DarthVader0

    DarthVader0 Member

    If you don't mind me jumping in, I think any FHD screen may not look as sharp against a 4k.
  14. marcinthecloud

    marcinthecloud New Member

    Thanks for all your work on this. Did you buy an extended warranty from some place by chance? I'm looking to keep mine for 2 years so I'd like to be covered outside the typical warranty period. Square Trade has one but it's $400 for 3 years - no 2 year option
  15. DarthVader0

    DarthVader0 Member

    Ouch, that's pretty pricey. Check your credit card many offer extended warranties. I believe Amex has one
  16. TimDogg

    TimDogg Member

    Ah I see, Im going with your advice with the 970 EVO 2TB. You're right, why carry around an extra accessory. I still have to lug my MacBook Pro around to compile for iOS Apps that compliment our main ERP system so the less accessories, wires, scanners, devices, the better.

    Firebat, should I wait until the drivers are released? Upgrading the RAM off the bat should be fine right? Im thinking about getting these.

  17. Stalkyre

    Stalkyre Member

    That is what I am concerned about. Truth is that most of the time my dell XPS is connected to a monitor. More and more however I find myself working with docs at home and would hate to find text difficult to work with on an FHD screen.

    But that XPS is lousy for gaming...

    Question is whether the 4K will work well for gaming since there are no reviews out for it yet....
  18. Firebat246

    Firebat246 The One Staff Member

    Technically you should be able to enter a windows pro CD key and it should convert to pro. But I'm having trouble getting mine to work. Basically because there's already a home CD key attached to the Blade it will default to home. Once you enter the key it should convert it to pro.

    That memory should work fine and you shouldnt have any issues with compatibility.
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  19. VoorheesMMA

    VoorheesMMA Well-Known Member

    super jelly man!!
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  20. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Drivers are just uploaded today on support page.
    For Overwatch, CSGO, Rocket League yes but for AAA titles 1070 isn’t enough maybe on 1440p, but definitely way better than on XPS, 1050ti? It’s around double performance bump, if 1050 it’s over that.
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