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2022 Razer Blade 17 owners are getting 10 W more graphics performance via free BIOS update

2022 Razer Blade 17 owners are getting 10 W more graphics performance via free BIOS update
2022 Razer Blade 17 owners are getting 10 W more graphics performance via free BIOS update
In a rare move, the latest Razer firmware update will boost GPU TGP and thus graphics performance for existing Blade 17 owners. It's essentially more performance out of thin air albeit likely at the cost of slightly warmer core temperatures.

We recently reviewed the 2022 Razer Blade 17 with GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics which targets a 165 W TGP. Generally speaking, users can expect higher graphics performance the higher the TGP target. Seemingly out of nowhere, Razer has just released an update for certain 2022 Blade 17 models upping the TGP target by 10 W for a maximum of 175 W on RTX 3080 Ti SKUs or 130 W 140 W on RTX 3060 SKUs.

The update applies only to the following models below. If you own a Blade 17 with an Intel 12th gen CPU, then chances are good that the update applies to your model. Note that the update does not apply to any RTX 3070 Ti SKUs likely to make the RTX 3080 Ti SKUs more appealing in terms of performance. Depending on your perspective, existing RTX 3070 Ti owners can be seen getting the short end of the stick here.

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Users can check the source link below for instructions on how to update their models. Keep in mind that the uptick in graphics performance will likely be just a few percentage points at most and that the laptop will likely run slightly warmer in the process as well.

The official statement from Razer reads:

"By continuously looking for ways to improve system performance, our engineering team has optimized the dynamic boost to provide an additional 10W for both the 3060 and 3080 models. This allows for our 3060 systems to reach a maximum TGP of 140W(115W + 25W) and our 3080 Ti Blade 17s to hit a maximum of 175W(150W + 25W) when dynamic boost allows."

165 W is already on the upper-end of the spectrum when it comes to laptop TGP, so 175 W should push the system even further ahead of most other ultrathin gaming laptops. Nonetheless, we're unsure if the higher TGP target implies TDP adjustments or lowered processor performance to compensate.

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Allen Ngo, 2022-06- 9 (Update: 2022-06- 9)