Razer Blade 2016 GTX 1060 (Benchmarks)

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

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  1. @firebat 75 - 85 avg fps on ultra In bf1 seems a bit high.. even with overclocking..

    My clocks are +150 +200 and I'm getting a steady 60fps (vsync on, I haven't tried vsync off yet) with dips in the 50s once in awhile. BF1 - ultra preset and almost max draw distance.

    Edit - oh, +700 might do it.. haha
     
  2. fer.geraci

    fer.geraci Active Member

    I used uniengine to test memory and got the best results at 700 memory.

    Anything else than 185 clock doeant work for me.

    Small maps go well on BF1, but conquest doesnt work. Anyhow.... Sight.
     
  3. Badgertista

    Badgertista Well-Known Member

    The more I'm reading, the more I think some of you got a bad GTX 1060 chip with their Blade. A bad batch can happen. I'm pretty sure we can find similar issues with 1070s and 1080s with other laptops/desktops, i.e. EVGA cards catching fire :) , if we Google a bit.

    Only a handful of people complaining about bad firestrike scores, while reviews on youtube are showing way better results. I guess we can also take for granted that the thousands not complaining don't have this issue.

    Why don't you guys just RMA your Blades and get rid of the issue for good?
     
  4. fer.geraci

    fer.geraci Active Member

    I certainly see what your saying although I honestly haven't found any review which shows better results than the ones posted on this forum.

    This is my THIRD f&%$ blade. The other two were having identical performance. I swear to myself not to RMA (Ever) a brand new laptop. I use it for my daily work, can't afford not having a laptop regretfully, hence I am looking for some other info on this issue.

    Either the Blade underperforms OR the Microsoft Store I get the blades from got a bad batch.
     
  5. Lunatics

    Lunatics Member

    But I thought your issues have been fixed? Have you not been getting the same scores with this third Blade? I feel like one post you are fine and the next post you are saying you have all these issues again :eek:.
     
  6. fer.geraci

    fer.geraci Active Member

    Well... stock I am in the 9100 Fire Strike, can't play BF1 if not on medium/high. If I overclock with core +185 and memory +700, I go super high up to the 9700.

    It is not a terrible problem but I am still wondering what causes this... how come people, when using stock get 8500, 8700, 9000, 9100, 7700 .... the variation is just too big, hat the hell is coming from factory causing this.

    That is all I am asking. It just makes me mad not to know :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: Otherwise I am happy as a fish, I am using my blade right now at the office and it is working great.
     
  7. I got an email from support yesterday saying they were escalating my ticket. I'm still waiting to see how they'll handle it. I think if I came in close to the 9000-9200 scores some are reporting out of the box, I'd be happy, but being stuck around 8500-8700 w/o overclocking seems ridiculous. I'll hope that the bad batch is it and a replacement will do the job. Unfortunately, since I bought mine directly from Razer, an RMA is my only option at the moment :slightly_sad:
     
  8. Badgertista

    Badgertista Well-Known Member

    I guess I should be happy that we get them a few months later on MS Store Canada. All the issues can be sort out before they get their first batch ;)

    Like you said, it could be that your MS store got a bad batch. It's like buying hard drives for a NAS, you only buy 1 per store to make sure they don't fall in the same batch if 1 reseller had a bad one.
     
  9. Did another test (remotely) and got 8995 at stock. I guess doing a thousand benchmarks back to back was partly to blame for the bad results yesterday.

    I've yet to update everything and disable some unneeded background apps, and of course overclock. I'm pretty confident it can still go significantly higher.
     
  10. JLP209

    JLP209 Active Member

    Your graphics score of 11,085 is with the GPU overclock, correct? What is your graphics score at stock settings?

    Take this with a grain of salt, but on my desktop with a GTX 1080 there's a point where adding too much voltage and OC results in a lower benchmark score, even if temps are fine (won't crash, just reduces performance). It's a "feature" of Pascal cards. Also too much heat could be an issue with some of these Blades getting poor performance. You could have a bad thermal paste job and the heat causes your GPU to throttle more than one would with an acceptable paste job. Really sucks that we can't remove and reapply thermal paste without voiding the warranty, as that would likely really help.

    People should post their overall score and graphics score for FireStrike to give us all a better idea of the issues, not just the overall score. I'd say that a graphics score of anything over 11,000 is in the ballpark of good performance, no?
     
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2016
  11. fer.geraci

    fer.geraci Active Member

    yes some times more results in less.

    On a different note, someone please help me understand the following:

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    These are my stock settings. I can't seem to find where the GPU would be underclocked here nor capped voltage-wise.... If anyone can shed more info.
     
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2016
  12. OMNIIA

    OMNIIA Member

    I really wish we could get one of the Razer Engineers to chime in on their actual benchmark results with these machines, and what in their mind is acceptable ranges of tolerance.
     
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  13. I think most, if not all, our systems are running at reasonably cool temperatures. The lower than expected performance seems to be due to the GPU being underfed, according to some users on this forum. Whether or not this is a deliberate design decision or a miscalculation remains to be seen.

    Here's my latest Fire Strike result on stock: http://www.3dmark.com/fs/10710319
    The graphics score is just below 11,000 even without overclocking.
     
  14. Odd, I'm able to get voltage from NVidia Inspector. Mine caps out at 900mV. It stays in the range of 800-840 generally during benchmarking. I'll try and upload the csv I took the other day with it after work.
     
  15. fer.geraci

    fer.geraci Active Member

    You can? interesting. Are you running any other software/service which might allow for this? Anyway, I wonder which should be the default volts that the GPU requires to work as expected. I couldn't find any white paper / specs sheet about this.
     
  16. What version of inspector are you running? I ran a benchmark with it just last night, and I'm relatively certain all I had open was Inspector and 3DMark. I'll try and duplicate when I go home over my lunch hour.
     
  17. fer.geraci

    fer.geraci Active Member

    +10 for your comment.
     
  18. fer.geraci

    fer.geraci Active Member

    The one i got from 3D guru... 1.9.7.6, which one do you have?
     
  19. be careful don't mention support it would seem it's a dirty word round here, probably get the thread locked out
     
  20. fer.geraci

    fer.geraci Active Member

    :big_grin_: LoL we are all friends here with common interests sharing and happily singing kumbaya
     
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