Introducing the all-new Razer Blade

Discussion in 'Systems' started by Razer.WolfPack, May 22, 2018.

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  1. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    It stated June, we have still that month now. I saw on YouTube unboxing therapy got 4K model with Best Buy bill I think, so for US it’ll be really soon since Store usually is faster than retailers.
  2. mrvortep

    mrvortep New Member

    Got my RB15 from the MS store in Portland, OR yesterday (10% discount from list price for students, parents or other family members!). What a beautiful beast - reminds me of a jaguar or a lynx. Got the 4 year warranty too for $249.

    Fire Strike graphics score 15,611 out of the box. With Synapse profile set to Gaming, graphics score was 15,984

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  3. Bittersweettech483

    Bittersweettech483 New Member

    Where can i get that backgroung image?
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  4. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD
    Like the background? Don’t forget to support the developer... buy Razer Blade lol:stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
    It’s already above average 8750H and 1070 maxq Laptops. Some won gpu silicon lottery and got 15K overall with super OC through MSI afterburner but I bet they won’t use it daily it’s just for fun and stress test knowing the limit of their system.
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  5. mrvortep

    mrvortep New Member

    I don't know if I could hit that with overclocking and undervolting etc. Don't think I'll try to either, but the temptation could get the better of me...
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  6. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Your out of box score is already way better than Aero 15x score from notebookcheck review. And I saw also 15x users immigrating to Blade 15 after having both machines. It’ll come more enthusiast digging the possibilities on this machine I saw, so I think it’s just time matter to see other tweaks, since here in EU Blade 15 is just in stock yesterday. Of course I won’t use also that super OC mode and on daily usage just for fun knowing the max performance of our machine.
  7. vampirivan

    vampirivan Active Member

    this is wonderfull!
  8. mrvortep

    mrvortep New Member

    I've put this on reddit as well, I think it warrants investigation.

    After a fair amount of benchmark testing, I'm seeing a lot of inconsistency in how the CPU in the new RB15 performs.

    Using Fire Strike, the GPU performs completely proportionately to how it's clocked. I have had my graphics score range from 15,611 (everything stock) to 16,897 (overclocked GPU).

    In stark contrast, the Fire Strike physics score has ranged from 8,112 (everything stock, automatic fan), and between 9,527 and 16,598 (both these scores using stock voltage, multiplier and with manual 5,000 fan). Ambient temperature has been a steady 72F (air conditioned house).

    To have CPU physics scores ranging from 9.5k to 16.6k, both with: stock voltage, stock turbo multipliers, max manual fan is...very puzzling.

    The result of this inconsistency is overall fire strike scores ranging from just under 12k, to almost 14.5k - all on the same (my) RB15 laptop, all with stock voltage, and all with max manual fan speed (5,000).

    Here is a link showing the temps during a completely stock fire strike run: you can see the cpu temps and how the cpu0 throttles up and down.

    Any ideas anyone, Razer? Could it be the crackling power supply (mine crackles)?
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2018
  9. mrvortep

    mrvortep New Member

    Further on this: this looks terrible to me: check out this graph of all 6 cpu core clocks ( and cpu core temp during one single run of fire strike at full default settings (ie out of the box settings).

    You can see that most of the demo/test the cpu cores are sitting at around 1.3-1.7ghz! And then it has segments where it spikes up to 4.1ghz, albeit not for long. I started this monitoring seconds before the benchmark started, and did the screen shot seconds after the demo+test finished.

    No wonder the fire strike scores and physics scores in particular are all over the place.
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  10. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    It’s too blurry to check or is it my eyes...
  11. mrvortep

    mrvortep New Member

    Are you viewing it on a pc or mobile device?

    The top graph is max core temp, the six graphs below that are the core clock speeds. This is all during one demo+test run.

    In any case, even if it’s blurry you can see that most of the time the cores are not running even close to 4.1ghz. In fact, most of the time they are all running between 1.3-1.7ghz. This is despite the core max temp during those times being well BELOW thermal throttling levels.

    There is some major wonky power stuff going on I think.

    EDIT (CORRECTED Y AXIS): Here is a graph including CPU package power, core clocks and max core temp during a single fire strike default demo+test run:

    EDIT 2 (CORRECTED Y AXIS): Here are the core max temp, core clock and power package graphs from five runs of Cinebench 15 CPU test. The scores ranged from 967-816, with no specific pattern. A lot of volatility in the cpu power package again:

    As you can see, even with cinebench 15 CPU tests running back to back with no pause, the cores are *not* running anywhere near full turbo while temps never got above max 80C!

    Last edited: Jun 14, 2018
  12. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    I see it on mobile mostly, I want to see HWINFO64 temperature value only could see red or black, yes I read also the graph, that’s why I was thinking thermal throttle but your second picture shows me even on black values (good acceptable temperature), it is still not stable/ reach peak frequency, maybe it’s set on Bios to keep cpu to go on high temperature.
  13. poppacalypse

    poppacalypse Active Member

    not half... just all of them :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
  14. Suuns

    Suuns Member

    Yeah I also learned that liquid metal is not reliable. BUT
    How about this?

  15. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    I don't like him but that new guy seems know better than him...ah so that is not the question;) yes I heard about that on notebookreview forum, idk he use desktop motherboard that not expensive I think, but for Blade motherboard that costs over half the laptop price I don't want to take the risk. Damn I just sold today my budget laptop, I want to try it actually, that laptop has CPU thermal issue:/
  16. DarthVader0

    DarthVader0 Member

    I love his videos, if not for anything but the comedic value :) He's not dry and boring.

    As for that product, I wouldn't want to really take a chance. Its conductive (but not messy) and its not a proven technology.
  17. OdysseyOG

    OdysseyOG New Member

    well i have had the blade 15 for 24 hours and its already dead. all i was doing was browsing the web and it blue screened. i shut down after the blue screen gathered its data and hung there. now it will not turn on, light up, or indicate that its charging.... back to microsoft it goes
  18. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Did you do stress testing or temperature check after receiving it? How was that?
  19. OdysseyOG

    OdysseyOG New Member

    Good temps. Good 3D mark scores. Minimal light bleed. It did have the buzzing charger but hell that seems to be “normal” with this product.
  20. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    I see, I’ll check mine once comes next week. Is that buzzing noticeable normally, or you have to put your ear near that to recognize?
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