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2020 Razer Blade Pro 17 Review: Do you Really Need a 300 Hz Laptop?

Fast display for a fast laptop. It's the first 17.3-inch gaming laptop to offer refresh rate options greater than 240 Hz. Unless if you're a super enthusiast, however, it's gonna be hard to tell the difference between 300 Hz and last year's 240 Hz panel.

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Razer recently refreshed their 17.3-inch Blade Pro 17 series for 2020 with 10th gen Core i7 processors, optional GeForce Super Max-Q GPUs, more display options, and a longer Shift key. Our unit here is the least expensive configuration of the latest model that's notable for its 300 Hz display as opposed to "only" 240 Hz on last year's model.

Other than the processor, display, and slight keyboard differences, the 2020 Blade Pro 17 shares essentially the same features and design as the 2019 Blade Pro 17. Thus, we recommend checking out our existing review on the 2019 model to learn more about the chassis, ports, and other physical features of the laptop.

Direct competitors to the Blade Pro 17 include other high-end ultra-thin 17.3-inch gaming laptops like the MSI GS75, Asus Zephyrus S GX701, Dell Alienware m17 R2, or the Eluktronics RP-17.

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The 2020 Blade Pro 17 series (Image source: Razer)
The 2020 Blade Pro 17 series (Image source: Razer)
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2070 Max-Q 300 Hz
Processor
Intel Core i7-10875H 8 x 2.3 - 5.1 GHz, Comet Lake-H
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q - 8192 MB, Core: 1420 MHz, Memory: 1375 MHz, GDDR6, 442.53, Manual
Memory
16384 MB 
, Samsung DDR4-3200, 21-21-21-47, Dual-Channel, 2x SODIMM
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 127 PPI, Sharp LQ173M1JW02, IPS, SHP14D8, glossy: no, 300 Hz
Mainboard
Intel HM470
Storage
Lite-On CA5-8D512, 512 GB 
Soundcard
Nvidia TU106 - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
5 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 5 USB 3.1 Gen2, 5 USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 20Gbps, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo, Card Reader: SD reader (UHS-III)
Networking
Realtek RTL8125 2.5GBe Family Ethernet Controller (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 395 x 260 ( = 0.78 x 15.55 x 10.24 in)
Battery
70 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Razer Synapse, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.718 kg ( = 95.87 oz / 5.99 pounds), Power Supply: 784 g ( = 27.65 oz / 1.73 pounds)
Price
2600 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
87 %
06/2020
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2070 Max-Q 300 Hz
i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
2.7 kg19.9 mm17.3"1920x1080
81 %
12/2019
Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701GXR
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
2.7 kg18.7 mm17.3"1920x1080
83 %
06/2019
MSI GS75 Stealth 9SG
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
2.3 kg18.9 mm17.3"1920x1080
84 %
02/2020
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
i9-9980HK, GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
2.6 kg20.5 mm17.3"1920x1080
87 %
05/2020
Aorus 17G XB
i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
2.7 kg26 mm17.3"1920x1080

Case

405 mm / 15.9 inch 276 mm / 10.9 inch 26 mm / 1.024 inch 2.7 kg6.02 lbs399.8 mm / 15.7 inch 295.5 mm / 11.6 inch 20.5 mm / 0.807 inch 2.6 kg5.7 lbs399 mm / 15.7 inch 272 mm / 10.7 inch 18.7 mm / 0.736 inch 2.7 kg5.89 lbs395 mm / 15.6 inch 260 mm / 10.2 inch 19.9 mm / 0.783 inch 2.7 kg5.99 lbs396 mm / 15.6 inch 259 mm / 10.2 inch 18.9 mm / 0.744 inch 2.3 kg5.03 lbs

SD Card Reader

One of the few laptops to integrate a UHS-III SD card reader
One of the few laptops to integrate a UHS-III SD card reader
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Aorus 17G XB
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
212 MB/s ∼100% +2%
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2070 Max-Q 300 Hz
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
208.5 MB/s ∼98%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
198.5 MB/s ∼94% -5%
Razer Blade Pro 17 4K UHD 120 Hz
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
181.3 MB/s ∼86% -13%
MSI GS63VR 7RG-005
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
181 MB/s ∼85% -13%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Aorus 17G XB
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
247 MB/s ∼100% +19%
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2070 Max-Q 300 Hz
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
208.3 MB/s ∼84%
MSI GS63VR 7RG-005
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
204 MB/s ∼83% -2%
Razer Blade Pro 17 4K UHD 120 Hz
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
198 MB/s ∼80% -5%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
197.9 MB/s ∼80% -5%

Communication

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

Removable M.2 WLAN module
Removable M.2 WLAN module
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1520 MBit/s ∼100% +29%
Aorus 17G XB
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
1260 MBit/s ∼83% +7%
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2070 Max-Q 300 Hz
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1182 (min: 1085, max: 1338) MBit/s ∼78%
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
638 (min: 625, max: 645) MBit/s ∼42% -46%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
634 (min: 621, max: 646) MBit/s ∼42% -46%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2070 Max-Q 300 Hz
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1283 (min: 1089, max: 1413) MBit/s ∼100%
Aorus 17G XB
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
1260 MBit/s ∼98% -2%
MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
880 MBit/s ∼69% -31%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
623 (min: 577, max: 656) MBit/s ∼49% -51%
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
496 (min: 459, max: 531) MBit/s ∼39% -61%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1182 (1085-1338)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1283 (1089-1413)

Webcam

ColorChecker
4.8 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
9 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
18.7 ∆E
4.4 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
10.8 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
1.7 ∆E
21.7 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
17.4 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
2.4 ∆E
4.7 ∆E
7 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
8 ∆E
ColorChecker Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2070 Max-Q 300 Hz: 8.71 ∆E min: 1.66 - max: 21.72 ∆E

Maintenance

Easy access to RAM and storage with a T5 Torx screwdriver
Easy access to RAM and storage with a T5 Torx screwdriver

Input Devices

Keyboard feedback remains identical to the 2019 model. Secondary symbols may not be lit depending on region
Keyboard feedback remains identical to the 2019 model. Secondary symbols may not be lit depending on region
Shift key is now longer at the expense of smaller Up and Down arrow keys
Shift key is now longer at the expense of smaller Up and Down arrow keys

Display

The new 1080p 300 Hz display is a distinguishing factor separating the 2020 Blade Pro 17 from earlier versions. The laptop is the first in our database to come with the Sharp LQ173M1JW02 IPS panel compared to "only" 240 Hz on the Blade 15 or Gigabyte Aero 17. Users who prefer last year's 4K UHD 120 Hz panel instead still have that option on the 2020 series.

The 1080p300 panel has some advantages and disadvantages when compared to the aforementioned glossy 4K120 panel other than the obvious resolution and refresh rate differences. Though brightness is almost the same between them, the 4K panel offers a slightly higher contrast ratio with much wider color coverage for deeper and more accurate colors than our 300 Hz panel. In turn, the 300 Hz panel has faster black-white and gray-gray response times to limit ghosting.

Users can quickly switch between 60 Hz, 240 Hz, or 300 Hz refresh rates via Razer Synapse. Needless to say, the 300 Hz refresh rate feels silky smooth even though the visual experience doesn't feel all that much better than 240 Hz during day-to-day workloads.

Once you become accustomed to 120 Hz or faster monitors, it's hard going back to 60 Hz
Once you become accustomed to 120 Hz or faster monitors, it's hard going back to 60 Hz
Side bezels are much narrower than the top and bottom bezels
Side bezels are much narrower than the top and bottom bezels
Minor uneven backlight bleeding along the corners and bottom edge
Minor uneven backlight bleeding along the corners and bottom edge
Matte panel exhibits very little graininess, but it's still not going to be as crisp as the glossy 4K option
Matte panel exhibits very little graininess, but it's still not going to be as crisp as the glossy 4K option
368.4
cd/m²
356.9
cd/m²
367
cd/m²
323.2
cd/m²
328
cd/m²
332
cd/m²
287.1
cd/m²
293.1
cd/m²
308.3
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Sharp LQ173M1JW02
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 368.4 cd/m² Average: 329.3 cd/m² Minimum: 16.4 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 78 %
Center on Battery: 328 cd/m²
Contrast: 937:1 (Black: 0.35 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.74 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.9, calibrated: 2.12
ΔE Greyscale 6.8 | 0.64-98 Ø6.1
98.6% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 64.8% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.2
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2070 Max-Q 300 Hz
Sharp LQ173M1JW02, IPS, 17.3, 1920x1080
Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701GXR
AU Optronics B173HAN05.1, IPS, 17.3, 1920x1080
MSI GS75 Stealth 9SG
Chi Mei N173HCE-G33 (CMN175C), IPS, 17.3, 1920x1080
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
Chi Mei 173HCE, CMN175F, IPS, 17.3, 1920x1080
Aorus 17G XB
AU Optronics B173HAN05.0 (AUO509D), IPS, 17.3, 1920x1080
Razer Blade Pro 17 4K UHD 120 Hz
AU Optronics B173ZAN03.3, IPS, 17.3, 3840x2160
Response Times
11%
-17%
-110%
-106%
-90%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
5.6 (2.6, 3)
5.6 (2.4, 3.2)
-0%
7.2 (3.8, 3.4)
-29%
17.2 (8.8, 8.4)
-207%
16 (7.6, 8.4)
-186%
15.2 (8.4, 6.8)
-171%
Response Time Black / White *
9.6 (5.2, 4.4)
7.6 (3.4, 4.2)
21%
10 (5.2, 4.8)
-4%
10.8 (6, 4.8)
-13%
12 (6.8, 5.2)
-25%
10.4 (5.2, 5.2)
-8%
PWM Frequency
25510 (17)
26320 (25)
Screen
23%
31%
32%
31%
3%
Brightness middle
328
288
-12%
366
12%
384.2
17%
293
-11%
346.7
6%
Brightness
329
276
-16%
343
4%
357
9%
285
-13%
332
1%
Brightness Distribution
78
93
19%
91
17%
90
15%
95
22%
91
17%
Black Level *
0.35
0.24
31%
0.29
17%
0.29
17%
0.24
31%
0.27
23%
Contrast
937
1200
28%
1262
35%
1325
41%
1221
30%
1284
37%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.74
1.92
59%
1.51
68%
1.35
72%
1.27
73%
5.62
-19%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
8.99
4.57
49%
3.22
64%
3.45
62%
2.24
75%
9.36
-4%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
2.12
1.14
46%
0.71
67%
1.42
33%
1.06
50%
3.81
-80%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
6.8
3.08
55%
1.93
72%
1.2
82%
1.34
80%
5.5
19%
Gamma
2.2 100%
2.42 91%
2.38 92%
2.23 99%
2.38 92%
2.25 98%
CCT
6446 101%
7055 92%
6881 94%
6580 99%
6542 99%
6175 105%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
64.8
65
0%
60
-7%
65.5
1%
73
13%
87.2
35%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
98.6
96
-3%
94
-5%
98.5
0%
94
-5%
100
1%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
17% / 21%
7% / 24%
-39% / 10%
-38% / 10%
-44% / -11%

* ... smaller is better

Color space is narrower than on the 4K UHD 120 Hz option. Users can expect full sRGB coverage here as opposed to full AdobeRGB on the 4K alternative. We suspect that this is because there are no widely available 15.6-inch 300 Hz panels in the market at the moment that also have full AdobeRGB coverage.

vs. sRGB
vs. sRGB
vs. AdobeRGB
vs. AdobeRGB

The display could have been better calibrated out of the box. Color temperature is slightly too warm and the average grayscale DeltaE of 6.8 is relatively high for a flagship laptop such as this. Calibrating the panel ourselves addresses the issues for a more color-accurate display.

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
9.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 5.2 ms rise
↘ 4.4 ms fall
The screen shows fast response rates in our tests and should be suited for gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 9 % 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
5.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 2.6 ms rise
↘ 3 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. » 4 % 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 not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 18032 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

Outdoor visibility isn't noticeably better or worse than on the 2019 model or most other gaming laptops for that matter. The ~300 nit display wasn't designed to be overcome such bright ambient lighting regardless of the matte overlay.

Outdoors on a cloudy day
Outdoors on a cloudy day
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors on a cloudy day
Outdoors on a cloudy day
Wide IPS viewing angles
Wide IPS viewing angles

Performance

All 2020 options come standard with the 10th gen octa-core Core i7-10875H to succeed last year's 9th gen hexa-core Core i7-9750H. Unlike most other gaming laptops, Razer does not offer the hexa-core Core i7-10750H. Core i9 isn't available here as well, but that is not something we would recommend for thin-and-light gaming laptops based on what we've seen on the MSI GS66.

RAM has been upgraded from DDR4-2667 to DDR4-2933. Two accessible SODIMM slots allow for up to 64 GB.

Nvidia Optimus is not included, but users can manually switch between the integrated and discrete GPUs via the Razer Synapse software. A reboot will be required each time. Manual graphics switching usually implies G-Sync support, but that is not available here.

Annoyingly, Razer Synapse will always be stuck on its login screen if booting up the system with wireless disabled. You'll have to re-enable wireless and then completely restart Synapse to get past the login screen.

 
Synapse window for controlling fans, power profile, display refresh rate, and graphics switching
Synapse window for controlling fans, power profile, display refresh rate, and graphics switching

Processor

CPU performance is slightly slower than the average Core i7-10875H processor in our database. Even so, raw multi-thread performance is about 45 percent faster than on last year's Blade Pro 17 with the Core i7-9750H. This won't translate to 45 percent faster frame rates, of course, but content creators will almost certainly benefit more from the additional cores. It's too bad that Razer doesn't offer any Ryzen 7 4800H options as AMD has been putting a lot of pressure on Intel with its impressive Ryzen series thus far.

When running CineBench R15 Multi-Thread in a loop, the initial high score of 1494 points would dip to 1360 points by the second loop to represent a performance drop of about 9 percent.

See our dedicated page on the Core i7-10875H for more technical information and benchmark comparisons.

CineBench R15
CineBench R15
CineBench R20
CineBench R20
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Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2070 Max-Q 300 Hz GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-10875H, Lite-On CA5-8D512; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1362 (1352.68-1494.38)
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76 GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, R7 4800H, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1773 (1724.58-1815.79)
Alienware m17 R2 P41E GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i9-9980HK, 2x SK Hynix PC601 NVMe 512 GB (RAID 0); CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1640 (1625.22-1699.96)
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1572 (1548.11-1671.4)
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)
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401IV
AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS
4288 Points ∼100% +27%
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
Intel Core i9-9980HK
4136 Points ∼96% +23%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
4132 Points ∼96% +23%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
3843 Points ∼90% +14%
MSI GE75 9SG
Intel Core i9-9880H
3712 Points ∼87% +10%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (3155 - 3823, n=9)
3434 Points ∼80% +2%
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2070 Max-Q 300 Hz
Intel Core i7-10875H
3367 Points ∼79%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
3224 Points ∼75% -4%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
Intel Core i7-10750H
2888 Points ∼67% -14%
Razer Blade Pro 17 4K UHD 120 Hz
Intel Core i7-9750H
2328 Points ∼54% -31%
MSI GF75 Thin 10SCXR
Intel Core i5-10300H
1906 Points ∼44% -43%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core) - CPU (Single Core)
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401IV
AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS
495 Points ∼100% +2%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (479 - 511, n=9)
494 Points ∼100% +2%
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2070 Max-Q 300 Hz
Intel Core i7-10875H
483 Points ∼98%
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
Intel Core i9-9980HK
478 Points ∼97% -1%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
Intel Core i7-10750H
478 Points ∼97% -1%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
477 Points ∼96% -1%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
476 Points ∼96% -1%
MSI GE75 9SG
Intel Core i9-9880H
441 Points ∼89% -9%
MSI GF75 Thin 10SCXR
Intel Core i5-10300H
437 Points ∼88% -10%
Razer Blade Pro 17 4K UHD 120 Hz
Intel Core i7-9750H
431 Points ∼87% -11%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
428 Points ∼86% -11%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit - CPU Multi 64Bit
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401IV
AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS
1863 Points ∼100% +20%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1816 (min: 1724.58, max: 1815.79) Points ∼97% +17%
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
Intel Core i9-9980HK
1754 Points ∼94% +13%
MSI GE75 9SG
Intel Core i9-9880H
1721 Points ∼92% +11%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
1708 (min: 1581.15, max: 1708.45) Points ∼92% +10%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (1370 - 1833, n=12)
1653 Points ∼89% +7%
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2070 Max-Q 300 Hz
Intel Core i7-10875H
1549 (min: 1352.68, max: 1494.38) Points ∼83%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
1398 (min: 1313.46, max: 1397.77) Points ∼75% -10%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
Intel Core i7-10750H
1308 Points ∼70% -16%
Razer Blade Pro 17 4K UHD 120 Hz
Intel Core i7-9750H
1094 Points ∼59% -29%
MSI GF75 Thin 10SCXR
Intel Core i5-10300H
839 (min: 755.39, max: 839.42) Points ∼45% -46%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit - CPU Single 64Bit
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
206 Points ∼100% +3%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (190 - 214, n=12)
206 Points ∼100% +3%
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2070 Max-Q 300 Hz
Intel Core i7-10875H
200 Points ∼97%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
Intel Core i7-10750H
195.82 Points ∼95% -2%
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
Intel Core i9-9980HK
195 Points ∼95% -2%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401IV
AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS
193 Points ∼94% -3%
MSI GE75 9SG
Intel Core i9-9880H
189 Points ∼92% -5%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
189 Points ∼92% -5%
MSI GF75 Thin 10SCXR
Intel Core i5-10300H
180 Points ∼87% -10%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
178 Points ∼86% -11%
Razer Blade Pro 17 4K UHD 120 Hz
Intel Core i7-9750H
175 Points ∼85% -12%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU - BMW27 CPU
MSI GF75 Thin 10SCXR
Intel Core i5-10300H
555 Seconds * ∼100% -71%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
Intel Core i7-10750H
379.1 Seconds * ∼68% -17%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
345 Seconds * ∼62% -6%
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2070 Max-Q 300 Hz
Intel Core i7-10875H
324 Seconds * ∼58%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (285 - 356, n=7)
322 Seconds * ∼58% +1%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401IV
AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS
297 Seconds * ∼54% +8%
MSI GE75 9SG
Intel Core i9-9880H
293 Seconds * ∼53% +10%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
278 Seconds * ∼50% +14%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
271 Seconds * ∼49% +16%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
5463 MIPS ∼100% +4%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (5245 - 5457, n=7)
5341 MIPS ∼98% +2%
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2070 Max-Q 300 Hz
Intel Core i7-10875H
5245 MIPS ∼96%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
Intel Core i7-10750H
5086 MIPS ∼93% -3%
MSI GE75 9SG
Intel Core i9-9880H
4924 MIPS ∼90% -6%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
4717 MIPS ∼86% -10%
MSI GF75 Thin 10SCXR
Intel Core i5-10300H
4662 MIPS ∼85% -11%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401IV
AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS
4634 MIPS ∼85% -12%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
4471 MIPS ∼82% -15%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 - 7z b 4
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
48837 MIPS ∼100% +45%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401IV
AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS
48577 MIPS ∼99% +44%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
46976 MIPS ∼96% +40%
MSI GE75 9SG
Intel Core i9-9880H
46591 MIPS ∼95% +38%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (33674 - 47170, n=7)
41471 MIPS ∼85% +23%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
36693 MIPS ∼75% +9%
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2070 Max-Q 300 Hz
Intel Core i7-10875H
33674 MIPS ∼69%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
Intel Core i7-10750H
32386 MIPS ∼66% -4%
MSI GF75 Thin 10SCXR
Intel Core i5-10300H
22139 MIPS ∼45% -34%
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
1352 Points ∼100% +6%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (1233 - 1347, n=7)
1294 Points ∼96% +1%
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2070 Max-Q 300 Hz
Intel Core i7-10875H
1278 Points ∼95%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
Intel Core i7-10750H
1227 Points ∼91% -4%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1189 Points ∼88% -7%
MSI GF75 Thin 10SCXR
Intel Core i5-10300H
1143 Points ∼85% -11%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
1108 Points ∼82% -13%
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
8104 Points ∼100% +8%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
7782 Points ∼96% +3%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (6988 - 8139, n=7)
7686 Points ∼95% +2%
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2070 Max-Q 300 Hz
Intel Core i7-10875H
7531 Points ∼93%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
Intel Core i7-10750H
6317 Points ∼78% -16%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
5260 Points ∼65% -30%
MSI GF75 Thin 10SCXR
Intel Core i5-10300H
4032 Points ∼50% -46%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset - 4k Preset
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
13 fps ∼100%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
12.2 fps ∼94%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401IV
AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS
12.193 fps ∼94%
MSI GE75 9SG
Intel Core i9-9880H
11.865 fps ∼91%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (10.2 - 13, n=6)
11.6 fps ∼89%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
Intel Core i7-10750H
9.41 fps ∼72%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
9.27 fps ∼71%
MSI GF75 Thin 10SCXR
Intel Core i5-10300H
6.34 fps ∼49%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF - 20 Documents To PDF
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
64.1 s ∼100% +11%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
61.4 s ∼96% +6%
MSI GF75 Thin 10SCXR
Intel Core i5-10300H
58.9 s ∼92% +2%
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2070 Max-Q 300 Hz
Intel Core i7-10875H
57.8 s ∼90%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (47.1 - 84.3, n=7)
57.4 s ∼90% -1%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
53.4 s ∼83% -8%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
Intel Core i7-10750H
50.24 s ∼78% -13%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean - Overall mean
MSI GF75 Thin 10SCXR
Intel Core i5-10300H
0.676 sec * ∼100%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
Intel Core i7-10750H
0.626 sec * ∼93%
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-44-R5FT
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
0.626 sec * ∼93%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
0.596 sec * ∼88%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (0.547 - 0.59, n=6)
0.573 sec * ∼85%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
0.564 sec * ∼83%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1549 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
166 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
200 Points
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System Performance

PCMark 10 Standard
PCMark 10 Standard
PCMark 8 Home Accelerated
PCMark 8 Home Accelerated
PCMark 8 Work Accelerated
PCMark 8 Work Accelerated
PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Aorus 17G XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
9128 Points ∼71% +7%
Razer Blade Pro 17 4K UHD 120 Hz
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
8862 Points ∼68% +4%
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2070 Max-Q 300 Hz
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-10875H, Lite-On CA5-8D512
8560 Points ∼66%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701GXR
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
8344 Points ∼64% -3%
MSI GS75 Stealth 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H, 2x Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR (RAID 0)
7330 Points ∼57% -14%
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i9-9980HK, 2x SK Hynix PC601 NVMe 512 GB (RAID 0)
5514 Points ∼43% -36%
Productivity
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i9-9980HK, 2x SK Hynix PC601 NVMe 512 GB (RAID 0)
8253 Points ∼79% +3%
Aorus 17G XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
8237 Points ∼79% +3%
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2070 Max-Q 300 Hz
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-10875H, Lite-On CA5-8D512
8028 Points ∼77%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701GXR
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
7654 Points ∼73% -5%
MSI GS75 Stealth 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H, 2x Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR (RAID 0)
7622 Points ∼73% -5%
Razer Blade Pro 17 4K UHD 120 Hz
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
7357 Points ∼71% -8%
Essentials
Aorus 17G XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
10239 Points ∼89% +4%
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i9-9980HK, 2x SK Hynix PC601 NVMe 512 GB (RAID 0)
9933 Points ∼87% +1%
Razer Blade Pro 17 4K UHD 120 Hz
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
9927 Points ∼87% +1%
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2070 Max-Q 300 Hz
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-10875H, Lite-On CA5-8D512
9831 Points ∼86%
MSI GS75 Stealth 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H, 2x Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR (RAID 0)
9501 Points ∼83% -3%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701GXR
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
9405 Points ∼82% -4%
Score
Aorus 17G XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
6571 Points ∼81% +4%
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2070 Max-Q 300 Hz
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-10875H, Lite-On CA5-8D512
6290 Points ∼78%
Razer Blade Pro 17 4K UHD 120 Hz
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
6202 Points ∼76% -1%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701GXR
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
6049 Points ∼75% -4%
MSI GS75 Stealth 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H, 2x Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR (RAID 0)
5804 Points ∼72% -8%
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i9-9980HK, 2x SK Hynix PC601 NVMe 512 GB (RAID 0)
5502 Points ∼68% -13%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701GXR
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
6593 Points ∼100% +4%
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2070 Max-Q 300 Hz
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-10875H, Lite-On CA5-8D512
6317 Points ∼96%
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i9-9980HK, 2x SK Hynix PC601 NVMe 512 GB (RAID 0)
5818 Points ∼88% -8%
MSI GS75 Stealth 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H, 2x Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR (RAID 0)
5716 Points ∼87% -10%
Razer Blade Pro 17 4K UHD 120 Hz
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
4755 Points ∼72% -25%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701GXR
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
5319 Points ∼87% +2%
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2070 Max-Q 300 Hz
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-10875H, Lite-On CA5-8D512
5217 Points ∼86%
MSI GS75 Stealth 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H, 2x Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR (RAID 0)
4461 Points ∼73% -14%
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i9-9980HK, 2x SK Hynix PC601 NVMe 512 GB (RAID 0)
4384 Points ∼72% -16%
Razer Blade Pro 17 4K UHD 120 Hz
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
4255 Points ∼70% -18%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
5217 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
6317 points
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DPC Latency

LatencyMon shows DPC latency issues when opening multiple tabs on our homepage, but the latency isn't as bad as what we recorded on some other gaming laptops from Asus or MSI. 4K video playback on YouTube remains smooth with no dropped frames.

DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, R7 4800H, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
8851.6 μs * ∼100% -760%
MSI GF75 Thin 10SCXR
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10300H, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
2951.7 μs * ∼33% -187%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401IV
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q, R9 4900HS, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
2840.6 μs * ∼32% -176%
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2070 Max-Q 300 Hz
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-10875H, Lite-On CA5-8D512
1029.5 μs * ∼12%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices

Almost all Razer laptops comes with either a Samsung or Lite-On SSD, but it's difficult to know exactly which one of the two you might be getting. Our particular unit comes equipped with the 512 GB Lite-On CA5-8D512 NVMe drive for generally slower performance than the Samsung SSD PM981a. Unless if you're a content creator working with numerous small files, however, then you're probably not going to notice the difference.

CDM 5.5
CDM 5.5
AS SSD
AS SSD
Empty secondary M.2 2280 bay for expansion
Empty secondary M.2 2280 bay for expansion
Primary Lite-On drive
Primary Lite-On drive
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2070 Max-Q 300 Hz
Lite-On CA5-8D512
MSI GS75 Stealth 9SG
2x Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR (RAID 0)
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
2x SK Hynix PC601 NVMe 512 GB (RAID 0)
Aorus 17G XB
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
Razer Blade Pro 17 4K UHD 120 Hz
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
AS SSD
41%
26%
68%
54%
Copy Game MB/s
1506.29
1152.18
-24%
1532.82
2%
1368.42
-9%
Copy Program MB/s
621.74
426.44
-31%
625.96
1%
538.56
-13%
Copy ISO MB/s
1714.9
2226.35
30%
1926.01
12%
1876.88
9%
Score Total
2392
4259
78%
3624
52%
4972
108%
5215
118%
Score Write
1034
1589
54%
1447
40%
2294
122%
2115
105%
Score Read
913
1776
95%
1437
57%
1755
92%
2037
123%
Access Time Write *
0.167
0.038
77%
0.107
36%
0.032
81%
0.106
37%
Access Time Read *
0.058
0.054
7%
0.051
12%
0.07
-21%
0.049
16%
4K-64 Write
812.64
1224.16
51%
1137.27
40%
1957.87
141%
1774.98
118%
4K-64 Read
664.71
1459.72
120%
1217.48
83%
1525.36
129%
1805.45
172%
4K Write
90.18
96.3
7%
100.83
12%
116.76
29%
104.12
15%
4K Read
46.61
30.31
-35%
25.88
-44%
50.72
9%
43.42
-7%
Seq Write
1314.33
2686.95
104%
2093.64
59%
2192.74
67%
2354.22
79%
Seq Read
2019.26
2855
41%
1937.52
-4%
1790.65
-11%
1880.65
-7%
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
4%
-3%
5%
-10%
Write 4K
119
95.46
-20%
110.6
-7%
123.4
4%
121.7
2%
Read 4K
51.87
42.59
-18%
41.46
-20%
45.02
-13%
43.81
-16%
Write Seq
2258
2851
26%
2378
5%
2526
12%
1276
-43%
Read Seq
2283
2696
18%
2114
-7%
2062
-10%
1183
-48%
Write 4K Q32T1
491
402.6
-18%
445.4
-9%
497.9
1%
526.5
7%
Read 4K Q32T1
539.7
443.9
-18%
509.3
-6%
578.5
7%
592.1
10%
Write Seq Q32T1
2253
3420
52%
2735
21%
2982
32%
2379
6%
Read Seq Q32T1
3172
3514
11%
3206
1%
3440
8%
3213
1%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
23% / 28%
12% / 15%
37% / 41%
22% / 31%

* ... smaller is better

Lite-On CA5-8D512
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3172 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 2253 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 539.7 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 491 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 2283 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 2258 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 51.87 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 119 MB/s

Disk Throttling: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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GPU Performance

We noted in the past that the performance differences between the older Max-Q and newer Super Max-Q GeForce GPUs can be so narrow that certain laptops with older Max-Q GPUs could sometimes outperform their newer Super Max-Q counterparts. In this case, the RTX 2070 Max-Q in our Razer is able to consistently outscore the newer RTX 2070 Super Max-Q in the Aorus 17G and even the RTX 2080 Super Max-Q in the MSI GS66. Razer offers an RTX 2080 Super Max-Q option as well, but don't feel like you'll be missing much if you decide to "settle" with the RTX 2070 Max-Q.

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

3DMark 11
3DMark 11
Cloud Gate
Cloud Gate
Fire Strike
Fire Strike
Time Spy
Time Spy
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Eurocom Sky X4C i9-9900KS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900KS
9854 Points ∼100% +22%
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2080 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H
8844 Points ∼90% +10%
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2070 Max-Q 300 Hz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-10875H
8065 Points ∼82%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), R7 2700X
7732 Points ∼78% -4%
MSI GS66 10SGS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
7618 Points ∼77% -6%
Aorus 17G XB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
7358 Points ∼75% -9%
Asus ASUS ROG Strix SCAR III G731GW-XB74
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H
7294 Points ∼74% -10%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
  (5948 - 8065, n=22)
6643 Points ∼67% -18%
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
AMD Radeon RX 5600M, R7 4800H
6312 Points ∼64% -22%
Razer Blade 15 GTX 1660 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H
5335 Points ∼54% -34%
Asus Strix GL703VM-DB74
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, i7-7700HQ
3749 Points ∼38% -54%
MSI GF75 Thin 10SCXR
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10300H
3461 Points ∼35% -57%
2560x1440 Time Spy Score
Eurocom Sky X4C i9-9900KS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900KS
10012 Points ∼100% +22%
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2080 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H
8460 Points ∼84% +3%
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2070 Max-Q 300 Hz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-10875H
8236 Points ∼82%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), R7 2700X
7878 Points ∼79% -4%
Aorus 17G XB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
7633 Points ∼76% -7%
MSI GS66 10SGS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
7475 Points ∼75% -9%
Asus ASUS ROG Strix SCAR III G731GW-XB74
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H
7261 Points ∼73% -12%
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
AMD Radeon RX 5600M, R7 4800H
6610 Points ∼66% -20%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
  (5989 - 8236, n=22)
6606 Points ∼66% -20%
Razer Blade 15 GTX 1660 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H
5406 Points ∼54% -34%
Asus Strix GL703VM-DB74
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, i7-7700HQ
3751 Points ∼37% -54%
MSI GF75 Thin 10SCXR
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10300H
3554 Points ∼35% -57%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Eurocom Sky X4C i9-9900KS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900KS
25497 Points ∼100% +20%
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2080 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H
23032 Points ∼90% +9%
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2070 Max-Q 300 Hz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-10875H
21191 Points ∼83%
Aorus 17G XB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
21004 Points ∼82% -1%
MSI GS66 10SGS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
20117 Points ∼79% -5%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), R7 2700X
19338 Points ∼76% -9%
Asus ASUS ROG Strix SCAR III G731GW-XB74
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H
19230 Points ∼75% -9%
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
AMD Radeon RX 5600M, R7 4800H
18807 Points ∼74% -11%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
  (11563 - 21191, n=25)
17351 Points ∼68% -18%
Razer Blade 15 GTX 1660 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H
14753 Points ∼58% -30%
Asus Strix GL703VM-DB74
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, i7-7700HQ
12038 Points ∼47% -43%
MSI GF75 Thin 10SCXR
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10300H
9621 Points ∼38% -55%
3DMark 11
1280x720 Performance Combined
Eurocom Sky X4C i9-9900KS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900KS
18934 Points ∼100% +22%
Aorus 17G XB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
16266 Points ∼86% +5%
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2070 Max-Q 300 Hz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-10875H
15564 Points ∼82%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), R7 2700X
13742 Points ∼73% -12%
MSI GS66 10SGS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
13592 Points ∼72% -13%
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
AMD Radeon RX 5600M, R7 4800H
13126 Points ∼69% -16%
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2080 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H
12170 Points ∼64% -22%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
  (9107 - 15962, n=24)
12085 Points ∼64% -22%
Razer Blade 15 GTX 1660 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H
11416 Points ∼60% -27%
Asus ASUS ROG Strix SCAR III G731GW-XB74
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H
10270 Points ∼54% -34%
MSI GF75 Thin 10SCXR
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10300H
8969 Points ∼47% -42%
Asus Strix GL703VM-DB74
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, i7-7700HQ
7358 Points ∼39% -53%
1280x720 Performance GPU
Eurocom Sky X4C i9-9900KS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900KS
34846 Points ∼100% +26%
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2080 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H
30910 Points ∼89% +12%
Aorus 17G XB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
27955 Points ∼80% +1%
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2070 Max-Q 300 Hz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-10875H
27694 Points ∼79%
MSI GS66 10SGS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
26855 Points ∼77% -3%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), R7 2700X
26413 Points ∼76% -5%
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
AMD Radeon RX 5600M, R7 4800H
25706 Points ∼74% -7%
Asus ASUS ROG Strix SCAR III G731GW-XB74
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H
24465 Points ∼70% -12%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
  (14723 - 27694, n=24)
22097 Points ∼63% -20%
Razer Blade 15 GTX 1660 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H
19329 Points ∼55% -30%
Asus Strix GL703VM-DB74
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, i7-7700HQ
15145 Points ∼43% -45%
MSI GF75 Thin 10SCXR
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10300H
13168 Points ∼38% -52%
3DMark 11 Performance
23306 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
48701 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
18543 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
8236 points
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1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Aorus 17 YA
Intel Core i9-9980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
95.4 (min: 80) fps ∼100% +18%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
85.1 (min: 71) fps ∼89% +5%
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRHg-81UJ001VGE
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
81 (min: 72, max: 91) fps ∼85% 0%
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2070 Max-Q 300 Hz
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
80.9 (min: 75, max: 90) fps ∼85%
MSI GS66 10SGS
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
74.3 fps ∼78% -8%
Aorus 17G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
73.6 (min: 62) fps ∼77% -9%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
  (57 - 80.9, n=24)
65 fps ∼68% -20%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
63 fps ∼66% -22%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
55.6 (min: 53, max: 60) fps ∼58% -31%
EVGA SC15
Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
39.6 fps ∼42% -51%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
Intel Core i5-10300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
37.4 fps ∼39% -54%
1920x1080 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off)
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
161 (min: 133) fps ∼100% +6%
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2070 Max-Q 300 Hz
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
151.4 (min: 144, max: 166) fps ∼94%
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRHg-81UJ001VGE
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
145 (min: 127, max: 163) fps ∼90% -4%
MSI GS66 10SGS
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
142.7 fps ∼89% -6%
Aorus 17G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
142 (min: 118) fps ∼88% -6%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
  (86.5 - 151, n=18)
119 fps ∼74% -21%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
108.9 fps ∼68% -28%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
103 (min: 98, max: 108) fps ∼64% -32%
EVGA SC15
Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
66 fps ∼41% -56%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
Intel Core i5-10300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
66 fps ∼41% -56%
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Aorus 17 YA
Intel Core i9-9980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
133.8 (min: 117.2) fps ∼100% +6%
Aorus 17G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
129 (min: 112.4) fps ∼96% +2%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
126 (min: 109.6) fps ∼94% 0%
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2070 Max-Q 300 Hz
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
126 (min: 108.2) fps ∼94%
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRHg-81UJ001VGE
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
119.6 (min: 103.2) fps ∼89% -5%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
  (106 - 126, n=6)
118 fps ∼88% -6%
EVGA SC15
Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
117.9 fps ∼88% -6%
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-77DS
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
116.8 (min: 99) fps ∼87% -7%
MSI GS66 10SGS
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
116 (min: 101.2) fps ∼87% -8%
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i 15IMH05
Intel Core i5-10300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
107.5 (min: 90.7) fps ∼80% -15%
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
104 (min: 91) fps ∼78% -17%
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