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After testing over two dozen gaming laptops with the GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, the 2020 Razer Blade Pro 17 comes out to be the fastest of them all

After testing over two dozen gaming laptops with the GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, the 2020 Razer Blade Pro 17 comes out to be the fastest of them all (Image source: Razer)
After testing over two dozen gaming laptops with the GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, the 2020 Razer Blade Pro 17 comes out to be the fastest of them all (Image source: Razer)
Who needs GeForce Super when a regular Max-Q can run just as fast? The GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q in the latest Razer Blade Pro 17 runs over 20 percent faster than the average laptop equipped with the exact same GPU.

Earlier this year, we compared a whole bunch of GeForce MX150 laptops and found that the 13.3-inch Razer Blade Stealth would run the GPU faster than the rest. This advantage seems to run in the family as we've since discovered something similar with the latest Razer Blade Pro 17. After comparing the 17.3-inch system to every other laptop in our database with the same GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q GPU, the Razer Blade would come out on top once again.

As shown by our 3DMark comparison charts below between at least 23 different GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q laptops, GPU scores for the Razer Blade Pro 17 are about 21 percent faster than the average RTX 2070 Max-Q laptop. This includes even the 15.6-inch Razer Blade 15 which runs about 14 to 17 percent slower than its bigger brother. Overall results are therefore within striking distance of the pricier GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q.

So, what's responsible for the faster-than-average graphics performance? Optimizations between 9th gen Coffee Lake-H and 10th gen Comet Lake-H likely played a part in improving the overall gaming experience between laptops with the same GPU. The bigger factor, however, is more likely down to the higher GPU clock rates on the Blade Pro 17. Running Witcher 3 induces a steady GPU clock rate of 1635 MHz on the Blade Pro 17 compared to 1425 MHz on the Blade 15 or 1320 MHz on the Gigabyte Aero 17. The cooling solution in the Blade Pro 17 is able to squeeze out more juice from the RTX 2070 Max-Q without necessarily needing to run at higher core temperatures.

There are some caveats, however, mainly regarding the raw processor performance of the 8-core Core i7-10875H. More can be found on our review of the system here. Even so, you'll definitely want to add the 2020 Razer Blade Pro 17 to your list if you're in the market for the fastest GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q laptop money can buy.

3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2070 Max-Q 300 Hz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-10875H
8065 Points ∼100%
Alienware m15 P79F
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-8750H
7105 Points ∼88% -12%
MSI GS75 10SF-609US
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-10875H
7057 Points ∼88% -12%
Lenovo Legion Y740-15ICHg
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
6831 Points ∼85% -15%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-51-71PZ
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
6748 Points ∼84% -16%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-8750H
6728 Points ∼83% -17%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-10750H
6722 Points ∼83% -17%
Gigabyte Aero 15 Classic-XA
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
6716 Points ∼83% -17%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
  (5948 - 8065, n=25)
6702 Points ∼83% -17%
Dell G7 17 7790
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-8750H
6695 Points ∼83% -17%
Gigabyte Aero 15-X9
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-8750H
6562 Points ∼81% -19%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XA
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
6526 Points ∼81% -19%
Dell G5 15 5590-P8RVW
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
6521 Points ∼81% -19%
CUK Model Z GK5CQ7Z
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
6503 Points ∼81% -19%
Medion Erazer X15805
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i9-8950HK
6499 Points ∼81% -19%
Gigabyte Aero 17 XA RP77
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i9-9980HK
6479 Points ∼80% -20%
Lenovo Legion Y740-15ICHg
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-8750H
6460 Points ∼80% -20%
HP Omen X 2S 15-dg0075cl
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
6419 Points ∼80% -20%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
6387 Points ∼79% -21%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Turing
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-8750H
6368 Points ∼79% -21%
2560x1440 Time Spy Score
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2070 Max-Q 300 Hz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-10875H
8236 Points ∼100%
MSI GS75 10SF-609US
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-10875H
7392 Points ∼90% -10%
Alienware m15 P79F
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-8750H
6901 Points ∼84% -16%
Lenovo Legion Y740-15ICHg
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
6777 Points ∼82% -18%
Gigabyte Aero 17 XA RP77
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i9-9980HK
6722 Points ∼82% -18%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-51-71PZ
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
6709 Points ∼81% -19%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
  (5989 - 8236, n=25)
6677 Points ∼81% -19%
Gigabyte Aero 15 Classic-XA
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
6639 Points ∼81% -19%
CUK Model Z GK5CQ7Z
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
6568 Points ∼80% -20%
Dell G5 15 5590-P8RVW
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
6557 Points ∼80% -20%
Lenovo Legion Y740-15ICHg
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-8750H
6540 Points ∼79% -21%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-10750H
6527 Points ∼79% -21%
Dell G7 17 7790
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-8750H
6521 Points ∼79% -21%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XA
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
6512 Points ∼79% -21%
Medion Erazer X15805
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i9-8950HK
6496 Points ∼79% -21%
Gigabyte Aero 15-X9
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-8750H
6400 Points ∼78% -22%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-8750H
6367 Points ∼77% -23%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
6358 Points ∼77% -23%
HP Omen X 2S 15-dg0075cl
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
6349 Points ∼77% -23%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Turing
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-8750H
6338 Points ∼77% -23%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2070 Max-Q 300 Hz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-10875H
21191 Points ∼100%
Schenker XMG Fusion 15 XFU15L19
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
20201 Points ∼95% -5%
MSI GS75 10SF-609US
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-10875H
18517 Points ∼87% -13%
Alienware m15 P79F
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-8750H
18443 Points ∼87% -13%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-10750H
18166 Points ∼86% -14%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-8750H
18153 Points ∼86% -14%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XA
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
18117 Points ∼85% -15%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-51-71PZ
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
18060 Points ∼85% -15%
Gigabyte Aero 15-X9
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-8750H
17598 Points ∼83% -17%
Dell G7 17 7790
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-8750H
17466 Points ∼82% -18%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
17419 Points ∼82% -18%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
  (11563 - 21191, n=28)
17345 Points ∼82% -18%
Gigabyte Aero 15 Classic-XA
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
17335 Points ∼82% -18%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Turing
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-8750H
16989 Points ∼80% -20%
Lenovo Legion Y740-15ICHg
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
16968 Points ∼80% -20%
Medion Erazer X15805
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i9-8950HK
16923 Points ∼80% -20%
Gigabyte Aero 17 XA RP77
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i9-9980HK
16658 Points ∼79% -21%
Dell G5 15 5590-P8RVW
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
16606 Points ∼78% -22%
Lenovo Legion Y740-15ICHg
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-8750H
16589 Points ∼78% -22%
HP Omen X 2S 15-dg0075cl
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
16483 Points ∼78% -22%
CUK Model Z GK5CQ7Z
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
16460 Points ∼78% -22%
MSI P65 Creator 9SF-657
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i9-9880H
16100 Points ∼76% -24%
HP Omen 15-dc1303ng
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-8750H
11563 Points ∼55% -45%
3DMark 11
1280x720 Performance Combined
MSI GS75 10SF-609US
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-10875H
17603 Points ∼100% +13%
MSI P65 Creator 9SF-657
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i9-9880H
15962 Points ∼91% +3%
Gigabyte Aero 17 XA RP77
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i9-9980HK
15591 Points ∼89% 0%
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2070 Max-Q 300 Hz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-10875H
15564 Points ∼88%
Lenovo Legion Y740-15ICHg
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
13031 Points ∼74% -16%
CUK Model Z GK5CQ7Z
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
12813 Points ∼73% -18%
Medion Erazer X15805
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i9-8950HK
12715 Points ∼72% -18%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
  (9107 - 17603, n=28)
12492 Points ∼71% -20%
HP Omen X 2S 15-dg0075cl
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
12458 Points ∼71% -20%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-51-71PZ
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
12424 Points ∼71% -20%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XA
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
12103 Points ∼69% -22%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
12064 Points ∼69% -22%
Schenker XMG Fusion 15 XFU15L19
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
12032 Points ∼68% -23%
Dell G5 15 5590-P8RVW
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
12014 Points ∼68% -23%
Lenovo Legion Y740-15ICHg
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-8750H
11905 Points ∼68% -24%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-10750H
11818 Points ∼67% -24%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Turing
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-8750H
11811 Points ∼67% -24%
Gigabyte Aero 15 Classic-XA
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
11625 Points ∼66% -25%
Alienware m15 P79F
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-8750H
11573 Points ∼66% -26%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-8750H
10749 Points ∼61% -31%
HP Omen 15-dc1303ng
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-8750H
9839 Points ∼56% -37%
Gigabyte Aero 15-X9
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-8750H
9349 Points ∼53% -40%
Dell G7 17 7790
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-8750H
9107 Points ∼52% -41%
1280x720 Performance GPU
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2070 Max-Q 300 Hz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-10875H
27694 Points ∼100%
Schenker XMG Fusion 15 XFU15L19
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
25259 Points ∼91% -9%
MSI GS75 10SF-609US
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-10875H
24066 Points ∼87% -13%
Alienware m15 P79F
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-8750H
23819 Points ∼86% -14%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-10750H
23326 Points ∼84% -16%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XA
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
23133 Points ∼84% -16%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-51-71PZ
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
22749 Points ∼82% -18%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-8750H
22723 Points ∼82% -18%
Dell G7 17 7790
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-8750H
22523 Points ∼81% -19%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
  (14723 - 27694, n=28)
22354 Points ∼81% -19%
Gigabyte Aero 15-X9
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-8750H
22089 Points ∼80% -20%
Gigabyte Aero 15 Classic-XA
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
22005 Points ∼79% -21%
Lenovo Legion Y740-15ICHg
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
21959 Points ∼79% -21%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
21861 Points ∼79% -21%
Lenovo Legion Y740-15ICHg
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-8750H
21860 Points ∼79% -21%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Turing
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-8750H
21723 Points ∼78% -22%
Medion Erazer X15805
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i9-8950HK
21660 Points ∼78% -22%
Gigabyte Aero 17 XA RP77
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i9-9980HK
21464 Points ∼78% -22%
Dell G5 15 5590-P8RVW
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
21427 Points ∼77% -23%
CUK Model Z GK5CQ7Z
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
21409 Points ∼77% -23%
MSI P65 Creator 9SF-657
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i9-9880H
20837 Points ∼75% -25%
HP Omen X 2S 15-dg0075cl
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
18434 Points ∼67% -33%
HP Omen 15-dc1303ng
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-8750H
14723 Points ∼53% -47%
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Allen Ngo, 2020-07-25 (Update: 2020-07-27)
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.