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Blade 15 Advanced: RTX 3080 (TGP: 95 W) beats RTX 2080 Super Max-Q (TGP: 95 W)

Review of the Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Early 2021) - Now with a 360-Hz screen
Review of the Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Early 2021) - Now with a 360-Hz screen
The Blade 15 Advanced scores some major points with its powerful hardware and great battery life. What is more, the Blade 15 Advanced now features a second M.2-2280 slot.
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The Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Early 2021) is a slim 15.6-inch gaming notebook with very powerful hardware. It is an updated version of the Razer Blade 15 Advanced 2020.

The Blade 15 Advanced (Early 2021) features the same angular design and the same black colour scheme as the 2020 model. However, the 2021 model is slightly thinner (16.9 mm vs. 17.8 mm). There were changes to the internal components. The 2021 model comes with new RTX 3000-series GPUs (Ampere) and has a second M.2-2280 SSD slot. Moreover, it features a 360-Hz 1080p screen.

Laptop-makers can determine the maximum TDP on their own. However, they have to stay within the TGP limits defined by Nvidia. The RTX 3080 in our review model has a maximum TGP of 95 watts (80 W (Base) + 15 W (Dynamic Boost)). These are not very high values for this kind of GPU. 

The GeForce RTX 3080 in the Blade 15 Advanced (Early 2021) has the same maximum TGP as the GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q in last year’s model. Despite having the same amount of power at its disposal, the RTX 3080 was able to beat the RTX 2080 Super Max-Q by about 25% in our gaming and synthetic benchmarks.

What is more, the Blade 15 Advanced (Early 2021) delivers a few improvements in other areas. For instance, it lasted 2 to 3 hours longer in our battery tests even though it has the same battery capacity.

To learn more about the Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Early 2021), check out our comprehensive review.

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Sascha Mölck
Editor of the original article: Sascha Mölck - Senior Tech Writer - 824 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2012
What started as a side job during my computer science studies later became my main job: For more than 20 years now I have been working as an editor and author in the IT sector. While working in the print sector I also contributed to the creation of various loose-leaf publications and published original written pieces. I have been working for Notebookcheck since 2012.
Stanislav Kokhanyuk
Translator: Stanislav Kokhanyuk - Translator - 61 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2021
I am a big fan of technology, which is why I try to keep up with it. Among my other passions are literature and writing, and so it should not be surprising to anyone at all that I have a four-year bachelor's degree in philology. However, my interests are not limited just to the world of technology, or, for that matter, the world of literature. I am also interested in people and the stories they have to tell. And more recently, I took an interest in artificial intelligence.
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Sascha Mölck, 2021-05- 4 (Update: 2021-05- 4)