Razer Blade 2016 or wait for Blade Pro 2016?

Discussion in 'Systems' started by SuperGuppy, Mar 15, 2016.

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  1. I have been waiting to get a Blade to replace my desktop, but also be portable enough for college. The only thing I am worried about in the slightest in the Blade 2016 is the CPU. Should I wait until they announce the Blade Pro 2016 which may have a better processor, or will the Blade 2016's 2.5GHz processor be adequate for gaming in the years to come?
  2. CPU shouldn't be a problem for gaming, the quad-core cpu is plenty. It should be the GPU that you're concerned about, but I doubt they'd upgrade the gpu in the pro to pascal considering they did not do it for the regular blade. Also lets not forget that last year they put the 970m in the blade but only a 960m in the blade pro. So if you just wanna game I'd say just go for the regular blade. You should also expect the pro to be more expensive btw.
  3. Yeah I am leaning towards the blade, along with the addition of the Core, this should be a fine desktop replacer.
  4. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    The Blade Pro is on the large/heavy side, more meant to be a desktop replacement. If you want to take it to class frequently, the Blade or Blade Stealth would probably be a better choice for you. But in the end, you will have to decide what's more important to you.

    Like FedShyvana said, the GPU remains the same as the previous generation of Blades. But I guess Core connectivity is supposed to make up for that. I think I'm going to wait for Pascal and see what happens.

    The processor is a i7 Quad Core Skylake chip...not really sure you can ask for more.
  5. masterplo94

    masterplo94 Active Member

    The past blade pros have not really been that competitive IMO, so I would suggest getting the 2016 blade, or if you are okay with waiting a couple of months, the new Pascal GPU's will be released and then that blade should be even better (if you can wait). As well, there are not many CPU bound games and really none of them would make me consider the blades CPU as a bottle neck.

    Good luck in your decision,
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