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Razer Blade 2016 GTX 1060 (Benchmarks)

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

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  1. vistar

    vistar Active Member

    Set Hibernation to 0

    Are you using batterybar to monitor the discharge rate? if you are 20,000mW or above in normal browsing that is the issue....it should drop to 11,000-13,000mW range.

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  2. vistar

    vistar Active Member

    The other things to do, not as major for me as disabling fastboot and hibernation, is set battery saver too 100%, disable all background apps and perhaps disable cortana if you don´t use it...more effective if disabled completely in registry.
  3. Thomas_le

    Thomas_le New Member


    Battery Bar says full time run is only 2:22 hours. Discharge rate is jumping from 10k to 12k.


    The second photo is the estimation of the windows system, about 5 hours more at 87% battery.

    I dont understand why there is a huge different estimation.

    And yes, I put 0 in the hibernation (balanced mode).

    Sent from my STV100-1 using Tapatalk
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  4. GodGundam

    GodGundam New Member

    sounds like an amazing gaming machine haha, but a bit pricing for the performance. thought the portability is amazing
  5. Masterlancer

    Masterlancer Member

    Thank you for everyone who benchmarked. Now its time to decide if I have patience for when kaby lake comes out.
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  6. vistar

    vistar Active Member

    @ThomasLe, if your discharge rate is in that range, you should get around 5 hours, despite what the full runtime says in BatteryBar. You can reset the battery profiles in preferences in batterybar to get a more accurate reading of your current use. BatteryBar uses an average of all the discharges rate to calculate the full runtime and can be way off when you are using the laptop lightly with a low relatively low discharge rate. The windows battery runtime is calculated based on your current discharge rate that is why it varies every minute.
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2017
  7. wesley27

    wesley27 Active Member

    I've had my gtx 1060 blade for less than a week. I got around 6-7 hours once two days ago, right after a restart for a windows update. Every other time, including now, it seems to only last 2-4 hours.

    I have the Nvidia control panel set to always use the integrated graphics, and I have hibernation disabled. Where do I disable fastboot, and isn't fastboot supposed to use less battery? I've downloaded battery bar, and it says on average a discharge rate of 15-25k. Mostly it's between 18k and 23k, and when I'm doing anything more than a few tabs open in chrome, which i usually am, it stays above 20k.

    Any ideas of what else I can do to get it up to above 5 hours all the time? Also, this is without battery saver on.
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2017
  8. vistar

    vistar Active Member

    @wesley27 , in the 'Choose or customize a power plan' click on 'Choose what closing the lid does'. Then click 'Change settings that are currenty unavailable'....then unclick fastboot.
    Fastboot is kind of a hibernation to speed up boot time when the computer is turned on, doesn´t affect restart.
    To get the 5 hour battery life or more, the discharge rate should be in the 13,000mv or less range on average.

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  9. pippoceto

    pippoceto New Member

    Hey can you do a battery benchmark in BatteryEater or PCMark 8, I really need to know this to see if it's better that my actual laptop before spending 2000$ on a new one
  10. wesley27

    wesley27 Active Member

    @vistar Thanks for explaining that. I've shut it off, and I'll update this reply with the difference in my battery (if any).

    However I'd like to ask, it says it doesn't effect restart. But since it's in shutdown options and it says it speeds up boot after shutting down, won't disabling it make your computer boot slower? I mean the computer's fast enough I'm sure it won't be an issue, but I'm curious.

    Update: okay so it appears as though it didn't really change anything, still discharging in the 17-25k range. If I put battery saver on it discharges in the 14-20k range. If I put battery saver and the power saving plan on it discharges in the 11-17k range. If I sit here with 1 chrome tab open and pretty much do nothing, it is around 8-10k, but as soon as I start doing anything its 11-17k.

    Besides that, I really don't want to be in battery saver/power saver 24/7. Is there anything else I can do to get the 17-25k with the balanced plan down?

    Also, when I click the windows battery it doesn't show time remaining, any ideas?

    Update 2: It appears as though since I shut power saver plan and battery saver off again, in the balanced mode I'm not getting a discharge rate of 11-17k, mostly around 15k while normally web browsing. Maybe I need to turn battery saver on and then shut it off to get it to work right? Kinda dumb...
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2017
  11. AmazingSpanoMan

    AmazingSpanoMan Active Member

    Anyone getting in the bios first page

    ME Firmware not recognized

    or something like that?

    I thought it a little weird that there isn't a version number and it isn't recognized.
  12. wesley27

    wesley27 Active Member

    Here's a crazy update - When using a 27" FHD external monitor to extend my display, I get 10-40k discharge rate depending whether I'm constantly browsing through multiple tabs and whatnot.

    When using the same monitor alone as the display with the laptop screen off, I get 10-30k doing the same thing, on average it stays around 20k.
  13. downloaded and installed the EC fix from razer website and 3dmark time spy score is still 3366.(i dont have firestrike because i dont want to pay for it). This is bs. Enough for RMA ?
  14. wesley27

    wesley27 Active Member

    @tonnambh You can run firestrike for free from the basic version of 3DMark that is free. The free version of firestrike just doesn't let you customize any of the settings.
  15. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    If you downloaded 3Dmark for free with time spy in it, i think it also contained firestrike. I think you can get about 3500 time spy score if you uninstall NVIDIA experience. It's weird and I'm waiting answer from Razer about it at the moment.
  16. hi thanks,
    Thanks guys, found it. After the fix the firestrike score is 8979. Is it good enough?
  17. You should get a score of at least 9000 or higher, make sure the EC4 update actually stuck.
  18. wesley27

    wesley27 Active Member

    I got 9270 The first time I ran it stock on my Blade, then after running it a couple more times over the next few days, I got around ~9100-9150 on average. OC +160/+300 I got 9634, and OC +200/+400 I got around 9800.
  19. vistar

    vistar Active Member

    Yes with fast boot the computer should boot faster, but with the ssd I don´t think it makes much difference....never measured if there is a second or so difference

    Seems to me that your discharge rates are normal. To get 5 hours or more, you kind of have to try hard, such as on power saver plan, battery saver on, all background apps off, cortana off, low screen brightness etc.... also browsing with edge instead of chrome, although a recent chrome update has bettery life, I think edge still is better for battery life. I can easily get over 5 hours of streaming with netflix app, for example. Or 6 hours of local video playback using the windows video app instead of VLC, for example. But heavy browsing 4 hours or so is normal.

    As far as the discharge rate with an external monitor, is it hooked up through the HDMI port on the laptop? If so, it will use the GTX 1060 so surely the battery life will suffer. To use the iGpu the monitor would have to connected to the thunderbolt port.
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  20. wesley27

    wesley27 Active Member

    @vistar thanks so much for your help, I have definitely seen more improvement and the usage and battery life is more like you have described it should be, where I'm definitely able to get 6-7 hours with light browsing, and more usage gets around 4-5 hours.

    Concerning the external monitor, yes it's hooked up through hdmi. However, I have my nvidia control panel set to always use the integrated graphics unless a program is specifically set to use the gtx 1060. So even with this set, the hdmi port is directly to the gtx 1060? I guess that makes sense, I just never considered it in a laptop.

    If I use the thunderbolt port, am I still able to game on the external monitor using the gtx 1060?
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