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Razer Blade 2016 GTX 1060 (Benchmarks)

Discussion in 'Systems' started by technokat, Oct 9, 2016.

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  1. Good comment, I think I may be wasting money NOT getting a better adapter. I wonder how many of the signal issues I have had might be due to using a cheap adapter(?). Seems kinda likely. Here are pics tho showing it can work.

  2. rou6e

    rou6e New Member

    @Robert5 : Are you sure that it's the 1060 which output on your DisplayPort ? No trouble to play at 100fps ? If so, I will try to find one myself too :D

    And here my "review" for my new toy :

    Notes :
    - Everything is done on 1080 version
    - Fans are very, like, very very very, noisy during FS.
    - Fans noise is acceptable when set to "chill" mode in synapse, when no game is launched
    - Laptop is very "hot" during stress tests

    - Stock 256go version : Read 1565 mo/s # Write 308 mo/s (meh)
    - Samsung 960 Evo 512 go version : Read 3325 mo/s # Write 1697 mo/s (yeah)

    - Stock + GPU 376.19 + FANS max : 9148
    - Same + TWEAKS + FANS normal : 9151
    - Same + TWEAKS + FANS max : 9150 // I will stay in normal fans now..
    - Same + EC4 : 9166 (was EC2 before)
    - Same + OC Core +165 / Memory 0 : 9547 / max temp 77°
    - Same + OC Core +165 / Memory +200 : 9587 / max temp 80°
    - Same + OC Core +165 + 960 EVO 512 : 9584 / max temp 77°

    Well.. Score is acceptable ! Quite stunned that tweaks didnt change anything (except OC ofc).
    Seems that fans doing what they want during stress tests / gaming, so silent mod is OK for me.
    In order to compare result with an other kind of configuration, my modest desktop computer (i5 4690k OC 4ghz + 970GTX) is around 9700.
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  3. Thank you for the pics!

    As far as the 1060 outputting the video, I don't think Optimus lets that happen. I'll try to get a similar adapter to see if it works since the one you have is out of stock.


    This one is in stock at a local store though so I'll try that

    @Robert5 - can you post one more pic for me?
    Could you go into nvidia settings (right click - nvidia settings) and then change resolution, and see if 144hz is actually enabled in the machine itself? Thank you agian!
  4. No trouble for Rocket League, but other games? YMMV.

    Yeah, what Souskei said ... not output from the 1060 directly, if I understand Optimus (which I'm sure I don't). I run RL "on the 1060" at 100fps 2560x1440 which is about max for no OC but the output is copied through the Intel 530 to go out display port ... which from reading here and elsewhere is why there is no gsync. I actually thought gsync would work when I bought the blade but then I read up on it and I guess gsync is a rare find(?) in laptops. Not sure.

    For RL, I have vsync on so that frames get slotted into the 144Hz whenever they can, AFAIK. If I cap the fps in game to 100fps and then overclock it is the exact same experience but the 1060 temp drops from 77 to 76. Which I guess makes sense(?), if it gets its work done quicker and is idle longer.

    Hdmi connection is actually on the 1060 ... monitor shows up in nvidia settings instead of 530 settings ... and forcing apples to apples benchmarks shows hdmi to be the highest performing graphics pathway (vs displayport or laptop screen), probably due to hdmi avoiding the copying back through the 530.
  5. It is in the Intel settings...
  6. The_Bluffeur

    The_Bluffeur New Member

    No one found something to just stop the fans on economic mode to save batterie and to avoid noise ?
  7. chhappy7

    chhappy7 Member

    Economic mode? Do you mean the quiet mode? Or do you mean the battery saver mode?

    Either way, even while plugged in, I have ppt open, and Chrome with 6 tabs, an outlook, messanger app, Logitech Gaming software, and Razer Synapse running and if anything my coil whine is louder than the fan noise on quiet settings. Now even to hear coil whine, I need to bring my ear next to the keyboard.
  8. The_Bluffeur

    The_Bluffeur New Member

    i wanted to mean quiet mode and battery saver, i can hear on mine that the fans are turning.
  9. Chuggz

    Chuggz New Member

  10. Firebat246

    Firebat246 The One

    I am running on ultra everything with the render res in the advanced tab set to 175% (that is the AA)

    The only thing I turned down was the view distance to 6.. because on any rig you play WoW on that will really hurt fps with how un-optimized the game is. You WILL see drops into the 30s in certain zones but again... I have a desktop with 1080sli and I even see drops on that beast.
  11. MoRT489

    MoRT489 New Member

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  12. vistar

    vistar Active Member

    Once a certain a speed is reached, hard to tell a difference.
    Benchmark wise, yes. The stock 256gb PM951 has a lower sequential write speed but great read, I was getting 300Mbs or so in the write speed, which is lower than many sata ssd.
    The 950 pro, I get ....

    Attached Files:

  13. Badgertista

    Badgertista Well-Known Member

    Just do like I did : sent an email to Razer Support and they replied to me that it won't void the Warranty. I'll be keeping that email for a loooooong time.
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  14. Destrok

    Destrok Well-Known Member

    play nice kids. Lets properly articulate our points and have discussions instead of flaming people for having different views of the situation.
    also duuuuuuuuude haven't we gone over this in like three threads? Opening your blade will void your warranty, plain and simple. Do not tell people they can tamper with their blade without voiding their warranty. You have an email, yes, obviously someone messed up. I know admins have reached out to you about it. I have explained the reasoning before in other threads and admins backed up that you cannot tamper with your blade if you want to keep your warranty.
  15. Badgertista

    Badgertista Well-Known Member

    I do agree that if you break something yourself while replacing the SSD, it's not covered by the warranty and for good reasons. If it would really void the warranty, I would not have bought the 2014 Blade, then the 2015 Blade, then (soon) the 2016 Blade, because it would be a deal breaker for me: that is the reason why I ask Razer Support before buying and I clearly mention the reason why. So what you're saying is that someone from Razer Support messes up every time?

    Also, MS Store and Amazon honors the Warranty even if you replace the SSD (as long as you keep the original one). So it's not like there's no alternatives and I don't see why Razer wouldn't sell under the same conditions as their resellers.

    But actually no, no admins reached out to me about it. And I don't remember having a discussion with you about it either, so this is the first one :smile_:

    For me that's different: the word "tamper" is more like if you try to repaste the CPU/GPU, to replace the RAM that is soldered to the motherboard, etc ... then yeah, that's something else and those kinds of things voids your warranty.
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  16. Destrok

    Destrok Well-Known Member

    So I just dug through the forums to make sure I'm not crazy and it totally was another person I had the argument with in a slightly different situation so I am super sorry I got you two confused. My bad.
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  17. Lunatics

    Lunatics Member

    I think we can all agree that there are no warranty void if removed stickers that are needed to go through to gain access to the SSD. If you feel inclined to upgrade your SSD I don't think anyone should be afraid of. Just be careful when you open it, don't be stupid and break or mishandle anything....and most of all save your old drive. If you pop it back in in the event you need to send it back there's no way they would know you had a different one in it for most of the time.
  18. Destrok

    Destrok Well-Known Member

    Taken straight from the FAQ page:

    "Will I void the warranty by opening or upgrading my Razer Blade's components on my own?
    Yes, opening the Razer Blade will void your warranty. If there are any issues with your Razer Blade, please contact your local Razer System Support Team by viewing the links the left side of the page"

    So I would do what @Badgertista did and contact support beforehand for clarity and assurance.

    Now lets get back to benchmarking
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  19. Badgertista

    Badgertista Well-Known Member

    In no way do I want to create apocalypse over the warranty. But it doesn't make sense in my mind that replacing the SSD without damaging anything would void the warranty.

    Although replacing it is always to the user's own risk if he doesn't know what he's doing ... because yes, some people won't know how to do it, leave the battery connected while performing the upgrade, etc ...

    this is exactly what I quote when I ask them :)
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  20. Destrok

    Destrok Well-Known Member

    sorry again for confusing you with the other guy. Generally the philosophy is that if the device has not been opened, they know for a FACT that the problem was there when it came off the factory floor. If a user opens a device they don't have absolute certainty as to what was or was not done. So typically that is why opening things voids warranties. Sure, replacing the SSD realistically shouldn't affect anything else but it is just a certainty thing for most manufacturers.

    It is definitely confusing though how the FAQ's and warranty pages say one thing and support says another. Hopefully they can get that fixed and have a unified stance on the issue.

    I can see why you guys wanna upgrade. I'm shopping around myself and I think I've decided on the stealth instead of the Blade 14 but the jump in price for solely SSD sizes is kinda steep... Luckily I have plenty of external drives already in my laptop bag, and if I go stealth I won't be taking up space with games. I'm ok with having project files on other drives.
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