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2020 Razer Blade 15 Base Model Laptop Review: The 10th Gen Intel Comet Lake-H Update

Small changes. The latest Blade 15 revision brings just minor year-over-year upgrades. Users can expect slight keyboard changes, slight port changes, some storage differences, and a few new configurable options here and there. Otherwise, overall gaming performance remains about the same as the 2019 Blade 15 series.

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Announced just over a month ago, Razer have now begun shipping their 2020 Blade 15 SKUs to customers. The latest refresh incorporates a few changes both inside and out as detailed in our original announcement. In short, fans are getting a CPU update from 9th gen Coffee Lake-H to 10th gen Comet Lake-H, new display and GeForce Super GPU options, and a slightly revised keyboard layout.

Our newest test unit is the 2020 Blade 15 Base Model in Mercury White equipped with the Core i7-10750H, GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, and 4K UHD OLED display. Some of these features were previously exclusive to the Blade 15 Advanced Model and so it's nice to see that they've trickled down to the less expensive Base Model. The system is otherwise almost visually identical to the 2019 Blade 15 Base Model and so we recommend checking out our existing reviews for more information on the chassis, ports, keyboard, clickpad, and other physical features. Our review below will focus on any performance differences users can expect.

Direct competitors to the Blade 15 include other super-thin 15.6-inch gaming laptops like the MSI GS66, Asus Zephyrus S GX502 or GX531, Lenovo Legion Y740-15, Gigabyte Aero 15, or the Acer Predator Triton 500.

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Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328 (Blade 15 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-10750H 6 x 2.6 - 5 GHz, Comet Lake-H
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q - 8192 MB, Core: 900 MHz, Memory: 1375 MHz, GDDR6, 445.87
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4-3200, 21-21-21-47, Dual-Channel
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixel 282 PPI, Samsung SDCA029, AMOLED, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel HM470
Storage
Lite-On CA5-8D512, 512 GB 
Soundcard
Nvidia TU106 - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
4 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 20Gbps, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 19.9 x 355 x 235 ( = 0.78 x 13.98 x 9.25 in)
Battery
65 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Razer Synapse, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.1 kg ( = 74.08 oz / 4.63 pounds), Power Supply: 780 g ( = 27.51 oz / 1.72 pounds)
Price
2300 USD
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
86 %
05/2020
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
i7-10750H, GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
2.1 kg19.9 mm15.6"3840x2160
84 %
05/2020
MSI GS66 10SGS
i7-10750H, GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
2.2 kg20 mm15.6"1920x1080
82 %
04/2019
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GX
i7-8750H, GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
2.1 kg15.75 mm15.6"1920x1080
85 %
05/2020
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
2.2 kg20 mm15.6"3840x2160
83 %
09/2019
Alienware m15 R2 P87F
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
2.2 kg18.3 mm15.6"1920x1080
82 %
11/2019
Xiaomi Mi Gaming Laptop 2019
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
2.6 kg21 mm15.6"1920x1080

Case

Base Model available in black or Mercury White
Base Model available in black or Mercury White
Lid opened to maximum angle
Lid opened to maximum angle
Hinges are satisfactory but could be stiffer
Hinges are satisfactory but could be stiffer
Slightly roughened white surface hides fingerprints well
Slightly roughened white surface hides fingerprints well
4K OLED comes in edge-to-edge glossy only
4K OLED comes in edge-to-edge glossy only
Base Model includes RJ-45 that's not found on Advanced Model
Base Model includes RJ-45 that's not found on Advanced Model
360.5 mm / 14.2 inch 276 mm / 10.9 inch 18.3 mm / 0.72 inch 2.2 kg4.76 lbs358 mm / 14.1 inch 248 mm / 9.76 inch 20 mm / 0.787 inch 2.2 kg4.78 lbs356 mm / 14 inch 250 mm / 9.84 inch 20 mm / 0.787 inch 2.2 kg4.8 lbs360 mm / 14.2 inch 268 mm / 10.6 inch 15.75 mm / 0.62 inch 2.1 kg4.63 lbs355 mm / 14 inch 235 mm / 9.25 inch 19.9 mm / 0.783 inch 2.1 kg4.63 lbs355 mm / 14 inch 235 mm / 9.25 inch 17.8 mm / 0.701 inch 2.2 kg4.87 lbs

Connectivity

Ports have changed from the 2019 Blade 15 Base Model. The USB Type-A ports have been re-positioned, there is an extra USB Type-C port, and the mini-DisplayPort is now gone.

The system cannot be recharged via USB Type-C as that feature is reserved only for the 2020 Blade 15 Advanced Model.

Front: No connectivity
Front: No connectivity
Right: Thunderbolt 3, 2x USB 3.1 Gen. 1 Type-A, HDMI 2.0b, Kensington Lock
Right: Thunderbolt 3, 2x USB 3.1 Gen. 1 Type-A, HDMI 2.0b, Kensington Lock
Rear: No connectivity
Rear: No connectivity
Left: AC adapter, Gigabit RJ-45, USB 3.1 Gen. 1 Type-A, USB 3.2 Gen. 2 Type-C, 3.5 mm combo audio
Left: AC adapter, Gigabit RJ-45, USB 3.1 Gen. 1 Type-A, USB 3.2 Gen. 2 Type-C, 3.5 mm combo audio

Communication

Intel AX201 comes standard for Wi-Fi 6 connectivity and Bluetooth 5.1. We experienced no connection issues when paired with our Netgear RAX200 test router.

Removable M.2 WLAN module
Removable M.2 WLAN module
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1522 (min: 1406, max: 1631) MBit/s ∼100%
Asus ZenBook Duo UX481FL
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1379 (min: 858, max: 1529) MBit/s ∼91% -9%
MSI GS66 10SGS
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1349 (min: 804, max: 1497) MBit/s ∼89% -11%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
1170 MBit/s ∼77% -23%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
612 (min: 576, max: 636) MBit/s ∼40% -60%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1622 (min: 1486, max: 1748) MBit/s ∼100%
Asus ZenBook Duo UX481FL
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1434 (min: 736, max: 1523) MBit/s ∼88% -12%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
1310 MBit/s ∼81% -19%
MSI GS66 10SGS
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1243 (min: 1000, max: 1395) MBit/s ∼77% -23%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
550 (min: 546, max: 561) MBit/s ∼34% -66%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1521 (1406-1631)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1622 (1486-1748)

Webcam

ColorChecker
6.7 ∆E
4.1 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
11 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
10.9 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
12.7 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
13.2 ∆E
6 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
4.3 ∆E
4.5 ∆E
3.6 ∆E
ColorChecker Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328: 8.13 ∆E min: 3.62 - max: 13.2 ∆E

Maintenance

Razer made one sly change between the 2019 Blade 15 Base model and 2020 Base Model. Whereas the former would have 1x M.2 2280 and 1x 2.5-inch SATA III, the latter would have 2x M.2 2280. Supporting only M.2 drives will certainly save on overall weight, but it will also make storage expansion more expensive for the end-user. Otherwise, upgrading remains easy so long as you have a T5 Torx wrench.

2020 Blade 15 Base Model. Note the two M.2 storage slots
2020 Blade 15 Base Model. Note the two M.2 storage slots
2019 Blade 15 Base Model. Razer removed the 2.5-inch SATA III option altogether on the 2020 model
2019 Blade 15 Base Model. Razer removed the 2.5-inch SATA III option altogether on the 2020 model
2019 Blade 15 Advanced Model. Just one M.2 storage slot total is available. The vapor chamber cooler adds extra weight
2019 Blade 15 Advanced Model. Just one M.2 storage slot total is available. The vapor chamber cooler adds extra weight

Input Devices

Keyboard and TouchPad

No changes to key feedback or tactility
No changes to key feedback or tactility
Large (13 x 8 cm) clickpad
Large (13 x 8 cm) clickpad
All key symbols are lit on the U.S. model, but not all key symbols are lit on international models
All key symbols are lit on the U.S. model, but not all key symbols are lit on international models
New extra-long Shift key at the expensive of smaller Up and Down arrow keys
New extra-long Shift key at the expensive of smaller Up and Down arrow keys

Display

HWiNFO is unable to pull the exact panel name of the OLED screen, but it does reveal a Samsung SDCA029 controller like the ones on the OLED-equipped Dell XPS 15, Gigabyte Aero 15Asus ZenBook Pro Duo, or Alienware m15. It's more than likely that all these OEMs are sourcing similar 15.6-inch 4K OLED panels from Samsung.

When compared to the FHD panel on last year's Blade 15, 4K OLED will get users deeper colors, infinite contrast ratio, and substantially faster response times for almost no ghosting when gaming. The main drawback of OLED lies in refresh rate which is only a fraction of what the latest IPS panels are able to offer these days. Thus, fast-paced games won't feel as smooth on OLED even though colors and graphics may look prettier and more defined.

It's glossy, but no touchscreen. Touch is reserved for the Advanced Model only
It's glossy, but no touchscreen. Touch is reserved for the Advanced Model only
Top bezel is slightly thicker. A webcam privacy shutter would have been nice
Top bezel is slightly thicker. A webcam privacy shutter would have been nice
RGB OLED subpixel matrix
RGB OLED subpixel matrix
Absolutely no backlight bleeding from OLED
Absolutely no backlight bleeding from OLED
382.9
cd/m²
373.2
cd/m²
361.5
cd/m²
383.1
cd/m²
366.7
cd/m²
352.3
cd/m²
388
cd/m²
372.1
cd/m²
355.4
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Samsung SDCA029
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 388 cd/m² Average: 370.6 cd/m² Minimum: 4.29 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 91 %
Center on Battery: 366.7 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.21 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.9
ΔE Greyscale 2 | 0.64-98 Ø6.1
100% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 86.6% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.17
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Samsung SDCA029, AMOLED, 15.6, 3840x2160
MSI GS66 10SGS
AU Optronics B156HAN12.0, IPS, 15.6, 1920x1080
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
Sharp LQ156M1JW03 (SHP14C5), IPS, 15.6, 1920x1080
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GX
AU Optronics B156HAN08.2, IPS, 15.6, 1920x1080
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Samsung SDCA029, OLED, 15.6, 3840x2160
Alienware m15 R2 P87F
Sharp LQ156M1, IPS, 15.6, 1920x1080
Response Times
-300%
13076%
-214%
17%
13053%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
2.7 (1.2, 1.5)
11.2 (6, 5.2)
-315%
12.8 (6.8, 6)
-374%
7 (3.6, 3.4)
-159%
2.2 (1, 1.2)
19%
16.4 (7.6, 6.8)
-507%
Response Time Black / White *
2.6 (1.1, 1.5)
10 (5.2, 4.8)
-285%
10.4 (6, 4.4)
-300%
9.6 (4.4, 5.2)
-269%
1.8 (1, 0.8)
31%
8.8 (4.4, 4.4)
-238%
PWM Frequency
59.52 (100)
23810 (10)
39903%
60 (80)
1%
23810 (24)
39903%
Screen
8%
4%
-6%
20%
-52%
Brightness middle
366.7
339.4
-7%
293
-20%
323.6
-12%
385
5%
324.2
-12%
Brightness
371
331
-11%
270
-27%
315
-15%
390
5%
304
-18%
Brightness Distribution
91
92
1%
87
-4%
91
0%
93
2%
90
-1%
Black Level *
0.24
0.29
0.29
0.38
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
5.21
1.58
70%
1.69
68%
3.31
36%
2.46
53%
5.01
4%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
7.92
3.8
52%
3.37
57%
5.74
28%
4.01
49%
12.7
-60%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
2
2.3
-15%
2.3
-15%
2.9
-45%
1.39
30%
7.9
-295%
Gamma
2.17 101%
2.24 98%
2.3 96%
2.29 96%
2.31 95%
2.35 94%
CCT
6514 100%
6952 93%
6758 96%
6765 96%
6395 102%
8455 77%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
86.6
64.8
-25%
63
-27%
59.7
-31%
98
13%
60.8
-30%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
100
99.4
-1%
98.5
-1%
91.8
-8%
100
0%
95.5
-4%
Contrast
1414
1010
1116
853
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
1.47
1.24
2.73
2.6
1.64
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-146% / -54%
6540% / 3569%
-110% / -48%
19% / 19%
6501% / 3522%

* ... smaller is better

Color space is tricky because we normally calculate it against the AdobeRGB standard. In this case, the Blade 15 OLED covers approximately 86.6 percent of AdobeRGB with just 74.6 percent of its total color volume because DCI-P3 extends further into reds and yellows at the expense of cyan and green. With some math, this comes out to be about 112 percent of the AdobeRGB 3D volume and, by extension, all of sRGB as well.

vs. sRGB
vs. sRGB
vs. AdobeRGB. Note that the DCI-P3 color space does not cover as much green or cyan as does AdobeRGB
vs. AdobeRGB. Note that the DCI-P3 color space does not cover as much green or cyan as does AdobeRGB

Razer factory calibrates each individual panel against the DCI-P3 standard and so an end-user calibration should not be necessary especially if you mostly plan on gaming. Our own attempt at calibrating the display would not yield noticeable improvements.

Grayscale before calibration
Grayscale before calibration
Saturation Sweeps before calibration
Saturation Sweeps before calibration
ColorChecker before calibration
ColorChecker before calibration
Grayscale after calibration
Grayscale after calibration
Saturation Sweeps after calibration
Saturation Sweeps after calibration
ColorChecker After calibration
ColorChecker After calibration

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
2.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 1.1 ms rise
↘ 1.5 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 1 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
2.7 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 1.2 ms rise
↘ 1.5 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 1 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (39.2 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 59.52 Hz ≤ 100 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 59.52 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 100 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 59.52 Hz is very low, so the flickering may cause eyestrain and headaches after extended use.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 18037 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

Pulse-width modulation changes depending on the brightness setting. In fact, the behavior, frequency, and level of PWM observed on our Blade 15 exactly matches what we observed on the XPS 15 meaning that it's almost a certainty that both are using the same OLED panels from Samsung. When brightness is set to 52 percent or higher, we're able to record a PWM frequency of 59 Hz. If brightness is set lower than 52 percent, however, PWM becomes sinusoidal at 242 Hz. The PWM turning point on the XPS 15 would also occur at 52 percent.

PWM of 59.52 Hz when on brightness level 52 or higher
PWM of 59.52 Hz when on brightness level 52 or higher
PWM changes to 242.7 Hz when on brightness level 51 or lower
PWM changes to 242.7 Hz when on brightness level 51 or lower

OLED displays tend to be easier to see outdoors when compared to IPS since they are often brighter with deeper contrast and colors. Though the Blade 15 OLED isn't yet bright enough to overcome direct sunlight, it works very well when under shade to be much better than most other gaming laptops. There is a slight rainbow effect if viewing from extreme angles that you wouldn't otherwise see on an IPS display, but brightness and contrast are more stable.

Performance

Become familiar with Synapse as the software is tied closely to the performance of the laptop
Become familiar with Synapse as the software is tied closely to the performance of the laptop

Processor

Razer offers two CPU options: the hexa-core Core i7-10750H and octa-core Core i7-10875H. The latter, however, is reserved only for the Blade 15 Advanced Model. Raw multi-thread performance on our 10th gen Core i7-10750H is roughly 12 to 25 percent faster than the 9th gen Core i7-9750H in the older 2019 Blade 15 Base Model. When looking at the bigger picture, however, the 2020 Blade 15 appears to be running the Core i7-10750H below average when compared to competing laptops with the same CPU. The average Core i7-10750H in our database is roughly 10 to 20 percent faster in multi-threaded loads than our Razer. In other words, the Blade 15 Core i7-10750H is one of the slower Core i7-10750H laptops at the moment even though it still outperforms the Blade 15 Core i7-9750H.

When running CineBench R15 Multi-Thread in a loop, performance would dip by about 9 percent over time since the system is unable to sustain maximum Turbo Boost clock rates indefinitely. Eventually, raw CPU performance would equalize to the same level as the Blade 15 Core i7-9750H after accounting for throttling.

See our dedicated page on the Core i7-10750H for more technical information and benchmarks. Note that these CPU benchmarks were performed on Razer Creator mode which prioritizes CPU performance. a CineBench R20 run on Creator mode would return 15 percent higher multi-thread performance than the default Balanced mode.

CineBench R20 on the default Razer Balanced mode
CineBench R20 on the default Razer Balanced mode
CineBench R20 on Razer Creator mode
CineBench R20 on Razer Creator mode
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Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328 GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-10750H, Lite-On CA5-8D512; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1069 (1047.18-1166.18)
MSI GS66 10SGS GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1219 (1209.12-1272.47)
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1056 (1046.13-1175)
MSI GE63 Raider 8SG GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i7-8750H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø904 (892.96-1015.9)
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender 2.79: BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 -mmt1 | 7z b 4
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2: 64 Bit Single-Core Score | 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core) - CPU (Multi Core)
Eurocom Sky X4C i9-9900KS
Intel Core i9-9900KS
4463 Points ∼100% +72%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401IV
AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS
4288 Points ∼96% +65%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506UI
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
4192 Points ∼94% +61%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H
3801 Points ∼85% +46%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
3713 Points ∼83% +43%
MSI GE65 Raider 9SF-049US
Intel Core i9-9880H
3505 Points ∼79% +35%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (2600 - 3178, n=8)
2925 Points ∼66% +13%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Intel Core i7-10750H
2600 Points ∼58%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (2017 - 3110, n=53)
2551 Points ∼57% -2%
MSI GE63 Raider 8SG
Intel Core i7-8750H
2142 Points ∼48% -18%
Razer Blade 15 GTX 1660 Ti
Intel Core i7-9750H
2074 Points ∼46% -20%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
1633 Points ∼37% -37%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core) - CPU (Single Core)
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H
511 Points ∼100% +9%
Eurocom Sky X4C i9-9900KS
Intel Core i9-9900KS
509 Points ∼100% +8%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401IV
AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS
495 Points ∼97% +5%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
477 Points ∼93% +1%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (454 - 504, n=8)
475 Points ∼93% +1%
MSI GE65 Raider 9SF-049US
Intel Core i9-9880H
474 Points ∼93% +1%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Intel Core i7-10750H
470 Points ∼92%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (416 - 468, n=53)
441 Points ∼86% -6%
Razer Blade 15 GTX 1660 Ti
Intel Core i7-9750H
419 Points ∼82% -11%
MSI GE63 Raider 8SG
Intel Core i7-8750H
409 Points ∼80% -13%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
352 Points ∼69% -25%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit - CPU Multi 64Bit
Eurocom Sky X4C i9-9900KS
Intel Core i9-9900KS
1962 Points ∼100% +68%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401IV
AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS
1863 Points ∼95% +60%
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506UI
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1820 Points ∼93% +56%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H
1818 (min: 1544.4, max: 1818.6) Points ∼93% +56%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
1635 (min: 1518.31, max: 1635.12) Points ∼83% +40%
MSI GE65 Raider 9SF-049US
Intel Core i9-9880H
1623 Points ∼83% +39%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (1166 - 1418, n=9)
1322 Points ∼67% +13%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (952 - 1306, n=82)
1180 Points ∼60% +1%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Intel Core i7-10750H
1166 (min: 1047.18, max: 1166.18) Points ∼59%
MSI GE63 Raider 8SG
Intel Core i7-8750H
1016 Points ∼52% -13%
Razer Blade 15 GTX 1660 Ti
Intel Core i7-9750H
964 Points ∼49% -17%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
734 Points ∼37% -37%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit - CPU Single 64Bit
Eurocom Sky X4C i9-9900KS
Intel Core i9-9900KS
215 Points ∼100% +11%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H
213 Points ∼99% +10%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
201 Points ∼93% +4%
MSI GE65 Raider 9SF-049US
Intel Core i9-9880H
198 Points ∼92% +3%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (188 - 213, n=9)
195 Points ∼91% +1%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401IV
AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS
193 Points ∼90% 0%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Intel Core i7-10750H
193 Points ∼90%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (170 - 194, n=79)
184 Points ∼86% -5%
Razer Blade 15 GTX 1660 Ti
Intel Core i7-9750H
170 Points ∼79% -12%
MSI GE63 Raider 8SG
Intel Core i7-8750H
167 Points ∼78% -13%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
143 Points ∼67% -26%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU - BMW27 CPU
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (374 - 495, n=18)
440 Seconds * ∼100% -4%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Intel Core i7-10750H
423 Seconds * ∼96%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (347 - 423, n=6)
376 Seconds * ∼85% +11%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401IV
AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS
297 Seconds * ∼68% +30%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
295 Seconds * ∼67% +30%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H
285 Seconds * ∼65% +33%
Eurocom Sky X4C i9-9900KS
Intel Core i9-9900KS
244 Seconds * ∼55% +42%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
Eurocom Sky X4C i9-9900KS
Intel Core i9-9900KS
5674 MIPS ∼100% +12%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H
5457 MIPS ∼96% +8%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
5227 MIPS ∼92% +3%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Intel Core i7-10750H
5051 MIPS ∼89%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (4923 - 5086, n=6)
5009 MIPS ∼88% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (4580 - 5083, n=18)
4840 MIPS ∼85% -4%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401IV
AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS
4634 MIPS ∼82% -8%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 - 7z b 4
Eurocom Sky X4C i9-9900KS
Intel Core i9-9900KS
55064 MIPS ∼100% +90%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401IV
AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS
48577 MIPS ∼88% +67%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H
47170 MIPS ∼86% +63%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
43786 MIPS ∼80% +51%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (29009 - 36370, n=6)
34128 MIPS ∼62% +18%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (28512 - 35174, n=18)
32159 MIPS ∼58% +11%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Intel Core i7-10750H
29009 MIPS ∼53%
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H
1347 Points ∼100% +21%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
1283 Points ∼95% +15%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (1114 - 1233, n=6)
1201 Points ∼89% +8%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (1117 - 1251, n=11)
1185 Points ∼88% +6%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Intel Core i7-10750H
1114 Points ∼83%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
874 Points ∼65% -22%
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H
8087 Points ∼100% +54%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
7634 Points ∼94% +46%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (5242 - 6604, n=6)
6200 Points ∼77% +18%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (4859 - 6262, n=11)
5551 Points ∼69% +6%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Intel Core i7-10750H
5242 Points ∼65%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
3537 Points ∼44% -33%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset - 4k Preset
Eurocom Sky X4C i9-9900KS
Intel Core i9-9900KS
15.315 fps ∼100% +90%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H
13 fps ∼85% +61%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
12.2 fps ∼80% +51%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401IV
AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS
12.193 fps ∼80% +51%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (8.07 - 10.5, n=6)
9.71 fps ∼63% +20%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (7.1 - 10.2, n=18)
8.62 fps ∼56% +7%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Intel Core i7-10750H
8.074 fps ∼53%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF - 20 Documents To PDF
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (50.2 - 86.6, n=6)
59.1 s ∼100% +11%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (54.5 - 64.7, n=6)
58.9 s ∼100% +11%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Intel Core i7-10750H
53.2 s ∼90%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
52.4 s ∼89% -2%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H
52.4 s ∼89% -2%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean - Overall mean
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (0.608 - 0.695, n=11)
0.644 sec * ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-10750H
  (0.606 - 0.631, n=5)
0.621 sec * ∼96%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
0.592 sec * ∼92%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H
0.547 sec * ∼85%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1166 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
127 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
193 Points
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System Performance

PCMark scores are comparable to other laptops with Core H-series CPUs and GeForce GPUs with the strange exception of the Digital Content Creation benchmark. Despite updating to the latest version at the time of review and double-checking that the system settings are on High Performance mode, the score remains unusually low on our Blade 15. Thankfully, this appears to be more of an oddity with the benchmark than any indication of real-world performance. We experienced no performance hiccups or bugs during our time with the test unit otherwise.

PCMark 10 Standard
PCMark 10 Standard
PCMark 10 Home Accelerated
PCMark 10 Home Accelerated
PCMark 10 Work Accelerated
PCMark 10 Work Accelerated
PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
9017 Points ∼70% +83%
MSI GS66 10SGS
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
8001 Points ∼62% +62%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
7236 Points ∼56% +47%
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-8750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
6690 Points ∼52% +36%
Alienware m15 R2 P87F
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H, 2x Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G (RAID 0)
6675 Points ∼52% +36%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-10750H, Lite-On CA5-8D512
4926 Points ∼38%
Productivity
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
8200 Points ∼79% +3%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
8200 Points ∼79% +3%
MSI GS66 10SGS
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
8111 Points ∼78% +2%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-10750H, Lite-On CA5-8D512
7954 Points ∼76%
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-8750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
7434 Points ∼71% -7%
Alienware m15 R2 P87F
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H, 2x Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G (RAID 0)
7180 Points ∼69% -10%
Essentials
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
10458 Points ∼91% +5%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-10750H, Lite-On CA5-8D512
9993 Points ∼87%
MSI GS66 10SGS
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
9748 Points ∼85% -2%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
9109 Points ∼80% -9%
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-8750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
9042 Points ∼79% -10%
Alienware m15 R2 P87F
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H, 2x Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G (RAID 0)
8791 Points ∼77% -12%
Score
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
6580 Points ∼81% +25%
MSI GS66 10SGS
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
6154 Points ∼76% +17%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
5839 Points ∼72% +11%
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-8750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
5492 Points ∼68% +5%
Alienware m15 R2 P87F
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H, 2x Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G (RAID 0)
5374 Points ∼66% +2%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-10750H, Lite-On CA5-8D512
5244 Points ∼65%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
MSI GS66 10SGS
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
6219 Points ∼94% +32%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
5749 Points ∼87% +22%
Alienware m15 R2 P87F
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H, 2x Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G (RAID 0)
5706 Points ∼87% +21%
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-8750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
5289 Points ∼80% +12%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-10750H, Lite-On CA5-8D512
4705 Points ∼71%
Home Score Accelerated v2
MSI GS66 10SGS
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4579 Points ∼75% +24%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4380 Points ∼72% +19%
Alienware m15 R2 P87F
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H, 2x Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G (RAID 0)
4207 Points ∼69% +14%
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-8750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
3979 Points ∼65% +8%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-10750H, Lite-On CA5-8D512
3696 Points ∼61%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3696 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4705 points
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DPC Latency

LatencyMon shows no DPC latency issues when opening multiple browser tabs on our homepage. 4K UHD playback on YouTube returns no dropped frames as well.

DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1030NG7, Apple SSD AP0512
2635 μs * ∼100% -191%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
1877.3 μs * ∼71% -107%
MSI GS66 10SGS
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
1387.9 μs * ∼53% -53%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57AF1
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, R9 3900, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
913.6 μs * ∼35% -1%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-10750H, Lite-On CA5-8D512
905.1 μs * ∼34%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices

Though most Blade 15/17 SKUs come with Samsung SSDs, a few ship with Lite-On drives instead. Our particular test unit comes with a 512 GB Lite-On CA5-8D512 NVMe SSD which is a first for our database. Performance is comparable to the Samsung PM981 according to AS SSD and CrystalDiskMark.

Keep in mind that the Base Model comes with two M.2 slots at the expense of a larger battery. Users can double-up on two NVMe drives in RAID configuration which was previously impossible on older Blade 15 Base Model systems.

AS SSD
AS SSD
CDM 5.5
CDM 5.5
Dual M.2 2280 slots
Dual M.2 2280 slots
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Lite-On CA5-8D512
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
MSI GS66 10SGS
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GX
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
Alienware m15 R2 P87F
2x Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G (RAID 0)
AS SSD
18%
21%
-27%
-15%
6%
Copy Game MB/s
1037.41
976.6
-6%
1505.93
45%
811.76
-22%
1426.35
37%
Copy Program MB/s
678.61
496.53
-27%
715.1
5%
702.66
4%
576.02
-15%
Copy ISO MB/s
2474.39
2082.66
-16%
2155.37
-13%
1236.22
-50%
2073.16
-16%
Score Total
3037
4221
39%
4588
51%
1654
-46%
2594
-15%
3633
20%
Score Write
1351
2102
56%
2029
50%
910
-33%
1117
-17%
1481
10%
Score Read
1105
1394
26%
1662
50%
492
-55%
975
-12%
1407
27%
Access Time Write *
0.111
0.034
69%
0.1
10%
0.047
58%
0.045
59%
0.108
3%
Access Time Read *
0.052
0.05
4%
0.059
-13%
0.073
-40%
0.103
-98%
0.065
-25%
4K-64 Write
1041.26
1807.21
74%
1721.47
65%
721.96
-31%
929.38
-11%
1135.27
9%
4K-64 Read
855.64
1159.06
35%
1502.66
76%
322.05
-62%
789.2
-8%
1177.33
38%
4K Write
101.08
108.34
7%
117.25
16%
95.65
-5%
103.83
3%
108.86
8%
4K Read
47.71
52.08
9%
50.96
7%
45.74
-4%
65.76
38%
37.2
-22%
Seq Write
2090.14
1864.07
-11%
1901.41
-9%
920.07
-56%
836.4
-60%
2371.22
13%
Seq Read
2020.65
1832.18
-9%
1086.4
-46%
1238.57
-39%
1200.02
-41%
1924.95
-5%
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-11%
-9%
-41%
-2%
4%
Write 4K
118.7
137.2
16%
132.5
12%
93.92
-21%
127.4
7%
108.8
-8%
Read 4K
52.4
46.82
-11%
45.03
-14%
46.29
-12%
147.5
181%
45.41
-13%
Write Seq
2247
1221
-46%
1987
-12%
974.3
-57%
485.9
-78%
2467
10%
Read Seq
2234
1217
-46%
1434
-36%
1425
-36%
1352
-39%
2456
10%
Write 4K Q32T1
514.9
526.6
2%
467.5
-9%
259.4
-50%
476.5
-7%
532.3
3%
Read 4K Q32T1
583.8
614
5%
536
-8%
296.5
-49%
531.2
-9%
589.8
1%
Write Seq Q32T1
2235
1986
-11%
2003
-10%
976.7
-56%
1061
-53%
2801
25%
Read Seq Q32T1
3171
3234
2%
3306
4%
1666
-47%
2552
-20%
3172
0%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
4% / 7%
6% / 10%
-34% / -32%
-9% / -9%
5% / 5%

* ... smaller is better

Lite-On CA5-8D512
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3171 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 2235 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 583.8 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 514.9 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 2234 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 2247 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 52.4 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 118.7 MB/s

Disk Throttling: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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GPU Performance

The Blade 15 Base Model uses the older GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q instead of the newer GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q. In practice, however, the Super variant will only net you 5 to 10 percent faster graphics performance at best which is minor relative to the increase in asking price. Gamers shouldn't feel like they're missing out by "settling" with last year's non-Super GPUs.

Upgrading from the GTX 1660 Ti or RTX 2060 Max-Q SKUs to the RTX 2070 Max-Q will grant roughly 15 to 20 percent faster graphics performance each before accounting for any RTX-specific advantages.

Setting the system to Gaming mode via Razer Synapse will increase performance just marginally. A Fire Strike run on Gaming mode returns 6 percent and 5 percent higher CPU and GPU scores than the default Balanced mode, respectively.

See our dedicated page on the GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q for more technical information and benchmark comparisons.

3DMark 11
3DMark 11
Cloud Gate
Cloud Gate
Time Spy
Time Spy
Fire Strike Ultra
Fire Strike Ultra
Fire Strike (Razer Gaming mode)
Fire Strike (Razer Gaming mode)
Fire Strike (Razer Balanced mode)
Fire Strike (Razer Balanced mode)
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Zotac GeForce RTX 2070 AMP Extreme
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), R7 2700X
9656 Points ∼64% +44%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57AF1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, R9 3900
7931 Points ∼53% +18%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H
7840 Points ∼52% +17%
MSI GS66 10SGS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
7618 Points ∼51% +13%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i9-10980HK
7084 Points ∼47% +5%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-10750H
6722 Points ∼45%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
  (5948 - 8065, n=22)
6643 Points ∼44% -1%
Xiaomi Mi Gaming Laptop 2019
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
6109 Points ∼41% -9%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401IV
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q, R9 4900HS
5850 Points ∼39% -13%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5CP6V
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H
5607 Points ∼37% -17%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
AMD Radeon RX 5500M, R7 3750H
4298 Points ∼29% -36%
Asus FX503VM-EH73
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, i7-7700HQ
3572 Points ∼24% -47%
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i5-9300H
3004 Points ∼20% -55%
2560x1440 Time Spy Score
Zotac GeForce RTX 2070 AMP Extreme
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), R7 2700X
9508 Points ∼64% +46%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57AF1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, R9 3900
8253 Points ∼56% +26%
MSI GS66 10SGS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
7475 Points ∼51% +15%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H
7410 Points ∼50% +14%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i9-10980HK
7272 Points ∼49% +11%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
  (5989 - 8236, n=22)
6606 Points ∼45% +1%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-10750H
6527 Points ∼44%
Xiaomi Mi Gaming Laptop 2019
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
6209 Points ∼42% -5%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401IV
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q, R9 4900HS
6171 Points ∼42% -5%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5CP6V
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H
5724 Points ∼39% -12%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
AMD Radeon RX 5500M, R7 3750H
4105 Points ∼28% -37%
Asus FX503VM-EH73
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, i7-7700HQ
3621 Points ∼25% -45%
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i5-9300H
3136 Points ∼21% -52%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Zotac GeForce RTX 2070 AMP Extreme
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), R7 2700X
23833 Points ∼59% +31%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H
20718 Points ∼51% +14%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57AF1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, R9 3900
20466 Points ∼50% +13%
MSI GS66 10SGS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
20117 Points ∼50% +11%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i9-10980HK
18992 Points ∼47% +5%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-10750H
18166 Points ∼45%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
  (11563 - 21191, n=25)
17351 Points ∼43% -4%
Xiaomi Mi Gaming Laptop 2019
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
16571 Points ∼41% -9%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401IV
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q, R9 4900HS
15650 Points ∼39% -14%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5CP6V
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H
14922 Points ∼37% -18%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
AMD Radeon RX 5500M, R7 3750H
12441 Points ∼31% -32%
Asus FX503VM-EH73
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, i7-7700HQ
11483 Points ∼28% -37%
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i5-9300H
8161 Points ∼20% -55%
3DMark 11
1280x720 Performance Combined
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57AF1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, R9 3900
16092 Points ∼71% +36%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i9-10980HK
15792 Points ∼70% +34%
Zotac GeForce RTX 2070 AMP Extreme
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), R7 2700X
13804 Points ∼61% +17%
MSI GS66 10SGS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
13592 Points ∼60% +15%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401IV
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q, R9 4900HS
13533 Points ∼60% +15%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5CP6V
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H
12501 Points ∼55% +6%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H
12460 Points ∼55% +5%
Xiaomi Mi Gaming Laptop 2019
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
12182 Points ∼54% +3%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
  (9107 - 15962, n=24)
12085 Points ∼53% +2%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-10750H
11818 Points ∼52%
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i5-9300H
7846 Points ∼35% -34%
Asus FX503VM-EH73
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, i7-7700HQ
7696 Points ∼34% -35%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
AMD Radeon RX 5500M, R7 3750H
7309 Points ∼32% -38%
1280x720 Performance GPU
Zotac GeForce RTX 2070 AMP Extreme
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), R7 2700X
30746 Points ∼60% +32%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H
27762 Points ∼54% +19%
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57AF1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, R9 3900
27265 Points ∼53% +17%
MSI GS66 10SGS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
26855 Points ∼53% +15%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i9-10980HK
25135 Points ∼49% +8%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-10750H
23326 Points ∼46%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
  (14723 - 27694, n=24)
22097 Points ∼43% -5%
Xiaomi Mi Gaming Laptop 2019
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
21303 Points ∼42% -9%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401IV
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q, R9 4900HS
21105 Points ∼41% -10%
Schenker XMG Core 15 GK5CP6V
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H
19924 Points ∼39% -15%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
AMD Radeon RX 5500M, R7 3750H
16335 Points ∼32% -30%
Asus FX503VM-EH73
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, i7-7700HQ
14550 Points ∼28% -38%
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i5-9300H
11458 Points ∼22% -51%
3DMark 11 Performance
18964 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
26823 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
15800 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
6527 points
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Shadow of the Tomb Raider
1920x1080 Highest Preset AA:T
Razer Blade Pro 17 4K UHD 120 Hz
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
105 fps ∼100% +24%
Asus ROG Strix RTX 2070 OC
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
101 fps ∼96% +19%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
85 fps ∼81%
Walmart EVOO Gaming 17
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
83 fps ∼79% -2%
Asus Strix Scar III G531GW-AZ062T
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
80 fps ∼76% -6%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
  (57 - 85, n=9)
77.7 fps ∼74% -9%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401IV
AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
74 fps ∼70% -13%
Razer Blade 15 GTX 1660 Ti
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
67 fps ∼64% -21%
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
61 fps ∼58% -28%
Asus TUF FX705GM
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
47 fps ∼45% -45%
1920x1080 High Preset AA:SM
Razer Blade Pro 17 4K UHD 120 Hz
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
111 fps ∼100% +18%
Asus ROG Strix RTX 2070 OC
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
110 fps ∼99% +17%
Walmart EVOO Gaming 17
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
94 fps ∼85% 0%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
94 fps ∼85%
Asus Strix Scar III G531GW-AZ062T
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
90 fps ∼81% -4%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
  (62 - 94, n=9)
85.3 fps ∼77% -9%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401IV
AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
84 (min: 79, max: 138) fps ∼76% -11%
Razer Blade 15 GTX 1660 Ti
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
75 fps ∼68% -20%
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
72 fps ∼65% -23%
Asus TUF FX705GM
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
53 fps ∼48% -44%
The Witcher 3
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Razer Blade Pro 17 4K UHD 120 Hz
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
92.7 fps ∼100% +50%
Asus ROG Strix RTX 2070 OC
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
87 (min: 72, max: 100) fps ∼94% +41%
Asus Strix Scar III G531GW-AZ062T
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
72 (min: 61, max: 84) fps ∼78% +16%
Walmart EVOO Gaming 17
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
68.9 fps ∼74% +11%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
  (57 - 80.9, n=24)
65 fps ∼70% +5%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
61.9 (min: 58, max: 69) fps ∼67%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401IV
AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
58.4 fps ∼63% -6%
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
55.3 fps ∼60% -11%
Razer Blade 15 GTX 1660 Ti
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
51.6 fps ∼56% -17%
Asus TUF FX705GM
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
36.5 fps ∼39% -41%
1920x1080 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off)
Razer Blade Pro 17 4K UHD 120 Hz
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
179.9 fps ∼100% +51%
Asus ROG Strix RTX 2070 OC
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
158.3 (min: 124, max: 179) fps ∼88% +33%
Walmart EVOO Gaming 17
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
131 fps ∼73% +10%
Asus Strix Scar III G531GW-AZ062T
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
130 (min: 116, max: 139) fps ∼72% +9%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
  (86.5 - 151, n=18)
119 fps ∼66% 0%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
118.8 (min: 111, max: 126) fps ∼66%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401IV
AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
100.6 fps ∼56% -15%
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
97.7 fps ∼54% -18%
Razer Blade 15 GTX 1660 Ti
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
97.5 fps ∼54% -18%
Asus TUF FX705GM
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
66.2 fps ∼37% -44%
1366x768 Medium Graphics & Postprocessing
Razer Blade Pro 17 4K UHD 120 Hz
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
258.7 fps ∼100% +27%
Asus ROG Strix RTX 2070 OC
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
240 (min: 181, max: 266) fps ∼93% +18%
Walmart EVOO Gaming 17
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
215.4 fps ∼83% +6%
Asus Strix Scar III G531GW-AZ062T
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
208 (min: 187, max: 228) fps ∼80% +2%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
203.3 (min: 191, max: 214) fps ∼79%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
  (145 - 254, n=14)
201 fps ∼78% -1%
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
170.8 fps ∼66% -16%
Razer Blade 15 GTX 1660 Ti
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
169.7 fps ∼66% -17%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401IV
AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
168.2 fps ∼65% -17%
1024x768 Low Graphics & Postprocessing
Razer Blade Pro 17 4K UHD 120 Hz
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
325 fps ∼100% +12%
Asus ROG Strix RTX 2070 OC
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
314.9 (min: 215, max: 349) fps ∼97% +9%
Walmart EVOO Gaming 17
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
295.3 fps ∼91% +2%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
289.6 (min: 272, max: 316) fps ∼89%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
  (178 - 356, n=14)
273 fps ∼84% -6%
Asus Strix Scar III G531GW-AZ062T
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
258 (min: 230, max: 292) fps ∼79% -11%
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
251 fps ∼77% -13%
Razer Blade 15 GTX 1660 Ti
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
247.6 fps ∼76% -15%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401IV
AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
232.2 fps ∼71% -20%
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