Razer Blade Stealth needs dedicated graphics chip

Discussion in 'Systems' started by caseghafour, Feb 4, 2017.

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  1. casfour

    casfour New Member

    I don't know if I'm the only one asking for this but I was wondering if Razer can add a dedicated graphics chip to their next/future release of Razer Blade Stealth such as the GTX 1050 or 1050Ti.
    The idea is to be able to play anywhere on the go on the laptop itself, without limiting/restricting us to the Razer Core since the Core is not portable.
    I currently have the Blade 14 but I really want to get the Stealth (for its screen size, thinness and light weight) but the only thing keeping me from getting it is the lack of even an entry level graphics chip in it. As we all know, for us gamers, the Intel graphics ship is not enough for us to play games like Gears of War 4.
    I agree with other gamers that the dual core i7 CPU in the stealth is a bottleneck, but I'm willing to live with it as long as there's some kind of Nvidia GeForce chip inside the laptop itself that would allow me to play games like Gears of War 4 and other triple AAA titles at mid-to-low graphics settings.
    Razer can keep the option of the Core for faster/better desktop grade graphics performance, just like the Blade 14.
    I only mention the GTX 1050/1050Ti because they're entry level graphics chips from Nvidia and their thermals and size might be suitable and might work in the slim/small size of the stealth. If not the 1050Ti, definitely the 1050 should be able to work and fit properly.
    What does everyone think? your thoughts
  2. HypocriticalIdiot

    HypocriticalIdiot Active Member

    The blade stealth was designed to be a thin, light and long battery life machine. A GTX 1050 would reduce many things and it would not be easy to just add it in due to the very small form factor of the machine.

    The blade stealth is an ultrabook after all
  3. Zikiko

    Zikiko Active Member

    The Stealth isn't a gaming laptop; it is an ultra-thin Ultrabook.
  4. Predator5

    Predator5 Well-Known Member

    While I do agree that RBS should be a thin and a light laptop, if Razer manages to fit a GTX 1050 in it (without reducing other factors), it would set a completely new benchmark in the Ultrabook category.
  5. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    It won't fit in ultra book. It will be better if they put gtx 1050 in Blade 14 and make the cheaper model to compate dell xps15 and Alienware low budget version.
  6. TheGurgeMan7

    TheGurgeMan7 Well-Known Member

    I mean it would be nice to have a dedicated ship in the stealth, but thats just not what the stealth is about. The stealth is meant to be super portable, and made to be taken anywhere, and then when you want to game it can be hooked up to the core and deliver some amazing performance. I mean, alone It can still run minecraft maxxed out, run some slight overwatch, and also run csgo. Just dont be expecting AAA titles to be played on anything near this size for the next 4 years at least.
  7. davidmthekidd

    davidmthekidd Active Member

    doubt that it would happen, a dGPU will certainly affect Battery life and the Thermals let alone bottleneck.

  8. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    Hey welcome to Insider caseghafour!
    The problem is that those 2 things often have a negative correlation. Adding stronger graphics performance means increasing the chassis size.
    Here's another issue, different people have different needs. Personally, I would rather have a quad-core CPU in the Stealth than a dGPU. I don't plan to game on the go (otherwise I would get the Blade 14), but when I want to play games I can go home to my Core (just as you would for console gaming). Having a robust quad-core CPU is important because this machine serves as a daily driver. I would use it for everything. And as new GPUs are released, the need for an upgrade arises, and the dual-core CPU increasingly becomes a bottleneck.

    Imo, ultrabooks need to prioritize battery life. That's probably why you don't see discrete graphics in ultrabooks of this form factor, along with heat and other issues.

    With all that said, you might want to take a look at the Surface Book. It's a beast:
    16 hours of battery life, GTX 965M, 16GB RAM, 3k x 2k resolution, all in a HYBRID form factor with detachable 13.5" touchscreen tablet...and a pen! Size is between the Blade and the Blade Stealth.

    Really wish Razer would come out with a competitor to the Surface Book. I would be willing to sacrifice some battery life (16 is way more than I need) for extra performance to make it a machine that caters more towards gamers.
    It's KABAL!
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2017
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  9. Dat1Fish

    Dat1Fish Active Member

    but sadly the core is not available in every country though :slightly_sad:
  10. Qbikelchen

    Qbikelchen New Member

    this is bullshit that a 1050 doesnt fit in an ultrabook. it just takes some time to engineer this stuff. Afterall they cramped 940's in ultrabooks a couple years ago, too an they are way bulkier. it is just a matter of time that we will see a super slim and lightweight ultrabook with a 1050 or even 1050ti. and yes i definitely vote for that, too and it was the only thing that kept me from buying a stealth yet and went for a laptop with a 940mx which are almost half the price rn.(mi air 13)
  11. JETcoolCoolBlack681

    JETcoolCoolBlack681 Active Member

    1050 is a 75W oven. 940MX consumes/dissipates 15 to 30W. And it is is pretty much the only thing that matters. When you put this hot dGPU inside you also put additional fans (which are either bulky or noisy or both), additional heatpipes (which are heavy) and a more powerful and heavy PSU. And you result in Blade 14.
  12. Qbikelchen

    Qbikelchen New Member

    yet again a 1060 is 120W and the blade is barely bigger (5mm higher) than the stealth lets assume u might need +3-4mm in height then i am more than willing to give that for a 1050 (- super huge bezels please, just give it a damn bigger screen if you cant make the case smaller ffs.)
  13. vistar

    vistar Active Member

    The most they could do I suppose in the stealth, would be to include Iris graphics....but a dedicated Gpu is not feasible unless they totally redesign the machine.
  14. jthoma17

    jthoma17 Active Member

    would definitely be fantastic, but i would look for this to happen via future reductions in razer blade size while the RBS maintains its smaller size and price point to attract the pure ultrabook market (competing with mainstream lines from dell and apple)
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  15. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Won't happen, yes i agree with @vistar iris graphics is still possible. If they put powerfull dGPU on stealth to whom should they sell the core;)
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