Well, I first thought Razer was tracking in the right direction for the last few BIOS/Synapse updates (max fan toggle, keeping CPU unlocked for undervolting, etc.)
This lastest debacle is just sad, though.
At this point in time, all Blade 16 and 18 users (of which, many spent ~$4K or more on said devices) are now forced to choose between:
- Losing the ability to toggle max fans in Custom Mode, which is necessary if you are pushing for performance (who wouldn’t be on a ~$5,000 device like the Blade 18 4090, which is advertised as a Desktop Replacement)
- Losing undervolting, the ability to disable Secure Boot (which is the way to access ru.efi and do BIOS modifications) and ultimately end up with significantly worse performance and louder fan noise
Taking away something that was touted and promised in your device lineup for the year, is not great. Taking away something ELSE to try to take away a main feature is even worse.
There is no way around this. It is currently impossible to roll back Synapse to avoid losing the max-fan toggle, even if you can keep undervolting by opting out of the latest BIOS update.
Razer, if you don’t want tons of people complaining, returning their devices, amogst other things, fix this.
There is absolutely no need to force your customers’ hands like this. It’s a shameful business practice, and can’t even be rectified by advanced users through unique workarounds or modifications.