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Mobile GeForce RTX 4080 debut: Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 laptop review

16-inch gaming laptop done right. New 16-inch size, new 13th gen CPU, and new GeForce 40 GPU. The Razer Blade 16 takes everything great about the Blade 15 and Blade 17 but for a new 16-inch form factor with all the latest Intel and Nvidia tech. It's a lot of power with only a handful of compromises.

The 2023 Blade 16 is the first 16-inch model in the Blade series. Its launch coincides with the launches of both the mobile Intel 13th gen Raptor Lake CPUs and the mobile Nvidia GeForce RTX 40 Ada Lovelace GPUs. As a high-end gaming machine like the rest of the Blade models, the Blade 16 occupies the increasingly popular 16:10 16-inch space in between the 15.6-inch Blade 15 and 17.3-inch Blade 17.

Our review unit is a high-end SKU with the Core i9-13950HX CPU, GeForce RTX 4080 GPU, fast 32 GB DDR5-5600 RAM, and 240 Hz QHD+ display for approximately $3600 USD retail. An even higher-end SKU is available with the same CPU but a fancier 4K UHD+ mini-LED display and RTX 4090 GPU for $4300 USD. Additional options will become available in the future as detailed by the table below.

Alternatives to the Blade 16 include the 16-inch Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7, Dell Alienware x16, Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16, and the HP Omen 16. MSI has yet to announce a 16-inch gaming laptop as of this writing.

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Razer Blade 16 2023 specifications (Source: Razer)
Razer Blade 16 2023 specifications (Source: Razer)
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 (Blade 16 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i9-13950HX 24 x 1.6 - 5.5 GHz, 138 W PL2 / Short Burst, 109 W PL1 / Sustained, Raptor Lake-HX
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU - 12 GB VRAM, Core: 1995 MHz, Memory: 2250 MHz, 175 W TDP, GDDR6, 528.36, Advanced Optimus
Memory
32 GB 
, SK Hynix, DDR5-5600, Dual-Channel, 22-16-16-51
Display
16.00 inch 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixel 189 PPI, CSOT T3 MNG007DA4-1, IPS, glossy: no, 240 Hz
Mainboard
Intel HM770 (Raptor Lake-S PCH)
Storage
SSSTC CA6-8D1024, 1024 GB 
Soundcard
Intel Raptor Lake-S PCH - cAVS
Connections
5 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm headset, Card Reader: SD
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz), Bluetooth 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 21.99 x 355 x 244 ( = 0.87 x 13.98 x 9.61 in)
Battery
95.2 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Webcam: 1080p30
Primary Camera: 2.1 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: 2x tweeters, 2x sub, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Razer Synapse, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.423 kg ( = 85.47 oz / 5.34 pounds), Power Supply: 959 g ( = 33.83 oz / 2.11 pounds)
Price
3600 USD
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Potential Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
91.2 %
02/2023
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
2.4 kg21.99 mm16.00"2560x1600
88.3 %
05/2022
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2022
i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
2.1 kg16.99 mm15.60"1920x1080
89.3 %
11/2022
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
R9 6900HX, Radeon RX 6800S
2.2 kg16.9 mm16.00"2560x1600
86.1 %
10/2022
Dell G16 7620
i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
2.6 kg26.9 mm16.00"2560x1600
88.2 %
05/2022
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650RX
R9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
2.6 kg20.5 mm16.00"3840x2400
86.4 %
11/2022
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
R7 6800H, Radeon RX 6650M
2.4 kg22.6 mm16.10"1920x1080

Case — Blade 13, 14, 15, 17, 18 and now 16

Razer deviates very little from the recognizable Blade design and the Blade 16 is no different. If you've ever handled a Blade Stealth 13, Blade 14, Blade 15, or Blade 17 from 2019 or newer, then you'll already have a very good idea of how the Blade 16 looks and feels. It continues to be one of the strongest designs in terms of rigidity and minimalism and the most "MacBook-like" of any Windows laptop thus far.

Nonetheless, there is one noteworthy update to the chassis not yet found on any other Blade model and that relates to the significantly thinner chin bezel along the bottom of the display. The Blade 14 and Blade 15, for example, have visibly thicker chin bezels than on the Blade 16. Screen-to-body ratio is therefore higher on the Blade 16 at 89 percent and its footprint is relatively small for a 16-inch form factor. Other than that, the design retains the Blade spirit and familiarity that Razer fans admire.

The Blade 16 is thankfully much closer in size and weight on average to the Blade 15 than to the Blade 17 as shown by our comparison chart below. Even so, it is noticeably larger than the Blade 15. Thickness and weight have increased by 5 mm and 300 grams, respectively, to be even thicker than the Blade 17. It still manages to be smaller than the competing HP Omen 16 or Lenovo Legion S7 16 due to the aforementioned high screen-to-body ratio.

Familiar black aluminum alloy skeleton
Familiar black aluminum alloy skeleton
Smooth matte surfaces from top to bottom. Fingerprints still accumulate quite easily
Smooth matte surfaces from top to bottom. Fingerprints still accumulate quite easily
Maximum lid angle is only up to 140 degrees
Maximum lid angle is only up to 140 degrees
At 22 mm, the Blade 16 is thicker than the Blade 15 and Blade 17
At 22 mm, the Blade 16 is thicker than the Blade 15 and Blade 17
Chin bezel has been reduced significantly
Chin bezel has been reduced significantly
Almost all of the rear is dedicated to cooling
Almost all of the rear is dedicated to cooling

Size Comparison

395 mm / 15.6 inch 260 mm / 10.2 inch 19.9 mm / 0.783 inch 2.8 kg6.12 lbs369 mm / 14.5 inch 248 mm / 9.76 inch 22.6 mm / 0.89 inch 2.4 kg5.22 lbs357.26 mm / 14.1 inch 272.11 mm / 10.7 inch 26.9 mm / 1.059 inch 2.6 kg5.77 lbs355 mm / 14 inch 244 mm / 9.61 inch 21.99 mm / 0.866 inch 2.4 kg5.34 lbs355 mm / 14 inch 266 mm / 10.5 inch 20.5 mm / 0.807 inch 2.6 kg5.64 lbs357.7 mm / 14.1 inch 260 mm / 10.2 inch 16.9 mm / 0.665 inch 2.2 kg4.81 lbs355 mm / 14 inch 235 mm / 9.25 inch 16.99 mm / 0.669 inch 2.1 kg4.61 lbs297 mm / 11.7 inch 210 mm / 8.27 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 5.7 g0.01257 lbs

Connectivity — Thunderbolt 4 Support

All ports on the Blade 15 Advanced Model have returned on the Blade 16. Users hoping for a dedicated RJ-45 port will have to upgrade to the larger Blade 17 or consider an older Blade 15 Base Model. Keep in mind that Thunderbolt devices are only supported on the USB-C port along the right edge and not the left.

Razer has confirmed that the Blade 16 is compatible with last year's Blade 15 and Blade 17 AC adapters, but performance and/or charging may be slower due to the higher power demands of the Blade 16.

Front: No ports
Front: No ports
Right: SD reader, USB-C 3.2 Gen. 2 w/ Thunderbolt 4 + DisplayPort + Power Delivery), USB-A 3.2 Gen. 2, HDMI 2.1, Kensington lock
Right: SD reader, USB-C 3.2 Gen. 2 w/ Thunderbolt 4 + DisplayPort + Power Delivery), USB-A 3.2 Gen. 2, HDMI 2.1, Kensington lock
Rear: No ports
Rear: No ports
Left: AC adapter, 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen. 2,  USB-C 3.2 Gen. 2 w/ DisplayPort + Power Delivery, 3.5 mm headset
Left: AC adapter, 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen. 2, USB-C 3.2 Gen. 2 w/ DisplayPort + Power Delivery, 3.5 mm headset

SD Card Reader

Razer has retained the integrated SD card reader from the Blade 15 and Blade 17 series. Transfer rates are roughly 2x faster than the card readers on the Lenovo Legion S7 16, HP Omen 16, and even the MSI GE67 HX.

Spring-loaded SD reader. The card does not sit flush against the edge even when fully inserted
Spring-loaded SD reader. The card does not sit flush against the edge even when fully inserted
SD Card Reader
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
155 MB/s +24%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650RX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
155 MB/s +24%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H
141.3 (140.8min - 141.54max) MB/s +13%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
125 MB/s
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
87.5 MB/s -30%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
83.2 MB/s -33%
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
79.19 MB/s -37%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
207.6 MB/s
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H
185.04 MB/s -11%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650RX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
185 MB/s -11%
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
90.27 MB/s -57%
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
87.87 MB/s -58%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
82.3 MB/s -60%

Communication

An Intel AX211 comes standard for 6 GHz Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity. We experienced no performance issues when paired to our Asus AXE11000 router.

Removable M.2 WLAN module
Removable M.2 WLAN module
Networking
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1494 (1283min - 1580max) MBit/s
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
MediaTek RZ616
1367 (1337min - 1417max) MBit/s -9%
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
1329 (1294min - 1359max) MBit/s -11%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2022
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1690i 160MHz
1727 (866min - 1759max) MBit/s +30%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650RX
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
1692 (1567min - 1738max) MBit/s +27%
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
1501 (1389min - 1586max) MBit/s +13%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1328 (1093min - 1448max) MBit/s
Dell G16 7620
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1115 (996min - 1190max) MBit/s -16%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650RX
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
1695 (1556min - 1768max) MBit/s +47%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2022
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1690i 160MHz
1621 (1412min - 1672max) MBit/s +40%
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
1506 (1447min - 1567max) MBit/s +30%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1155 (495min - 1441max) MBit/s
Dell G16 7620
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
891 (795min - 967max) MBit/s -23%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
MediaTek RZ616
1696 (1619min - 1817max) MBit/s +24%
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
1573 (1486min - 1710max) MBit/s +15%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1371 (1036min - 1505max) MBit/s
05010015020025030035040045050055060065070075080085090095010001050110011501200125013001350140014501500155016001650170017501800Tooltip
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1371 (1036-1505)
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7 MediaTek RZ616; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1696 (1619-1817)
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1494 (1283-1580)
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7 MediaTek RZ616; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1367 (1337-1417)

Webcam

The IR-enabled webcam appears to be the same 2 MP sensor as found on the Blade 17. There is an integrated physical camera shutter for privacy whereas most MSI models utilize an electronic kill switch in lieu of a physical cover.

(February 8, 2023 update: Fixed an error relating to the camera shutter.)

ColorChecker
6.2 ∆E
10 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
14.2 ∆E
12.8 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
12.4 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
5.3 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
9.6 ∆E
10.1 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
4.7 ∆E
3.2 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
5.8 ∆E
3.9 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
ColorChecker Razer Blade 16 Early 2023: 8.74 ∆E min: 3.19 - max: 14.25 ∆E

Maintenance

The bottom panel is secured by eight T5 Torx screws for easy servicing. Users have direct access to 2x DDR5 SODIMM slots, 2x M.2 2280 SSD slots, both batteries, and the WLAN module. Up to 64 GB of RAM can be installed, but RAM performance will be capped at 5200 MHz compared to 5600 MHz if installed with 32 GB or lower. The performance ceiling is due to the limitations of the SODIMM interface.

Accessories and Warranty

The retail box includes no extras outside of the AC adapter or paperwork — not even a velvet wiping cloth. A one-year limited manufacturer applies if purchased in the US.

Input Devices — Much Larger Clickpad

Keyboard

The keyboard remains identical to the 2022 Blade 15 down to the key sizes, travel, font, and per-key RGB lighting. Razer already lengthened the Shift keys between the 2021 and 2022 Blade 15 models and so the Blade 16 has inherited this change. It would have still been nice to see a fingerprint-enabled Power button, though.

Older Blade 15 models incorporated optical key switches, but the feature has all but disappeared on the latest Blade models.

Touchpad

When Razer introduced the larger 17.3-inch Blade Pro or Blade 17, we were surprised to find that its clickpad would be exactly the same size as on the smaller 15.6-inch Blade 15. For the Blade 16, the maker has finally bumped up the surface area from 13 x 8 cm on the Blade 15/17 to a super-spacious 17 x 9.7 cm. Cursor controls and multi-touch inputs are therefore easier, but feedback when clicking is still spongy similar to the existing Blade models or the Dell XPS 15/17. If you find clickpad feedback on the Blade 15 or 17 to be too soft, then the Blade 16 clickpad will feel no different.

Identical typing experience to the 2022 Blade 15
Identical typing experience to the 2022 Blade 15
Clickpad is 59 percent larger than the clickpad on the Blade 15
Clickpad is 59 percent larger than the clickpad on the Blade 15
The MSI GS, GE, and GT series offer firmer keys with deeper travel than on the Razer Blade
The MSI GS, GE, and GT series offer firmer keys with deeper travel than on the Razer Blade
Longer Shift key at the expense of cramped Up and Down arrow keys
Longer Shift key at the expense of cramped Up and Down arrow keys

Display — IPS, 240 Hz, QHD+, 16:10, Full AdobeRGB

Two options are available both of which are matte and calibrated at factory:

  • QHD+, 240 Hz, 100% DCI-P3, IPS
  • Dual-mode (UHD+@120 Hz or FHD+@240 Hz), 100% DCI-P3, mini-LED

Our measurements below reflect only the bolded option above. The Blade 16 is the first 16-inch laptop to ship with a 240 Hz QHD+ IPS display offering both full DCI-P3 colors and fast black-white response times. Other 16-inch panels with full P3 colors exist, but they are all either UHD+ or OLED with slower native refresh rates. This particular panel is excellent for both gaming and graphics editing alike and we expect to see it on more Creator or Studio-type laptops in the near future.

Brightness distribution could be better on our unit considering the high selling price. The bottom half of the screen is dimmer than the top half for a brightness distribution of only 83 percent. Upgrading to the mini-LED SKU will likely solve this minor issue, but the Blade 16 is already expensive as it is.

No edge-to-edge glass options
No edge-to-edge glass options
Narrow 4.66 mm side bezels
Narrow 4.66 mm side bezels
Slight-moderate uneven backlight bleeding along the top left corner
Slight-moderate uneven backlight bleeding along the top left corner
There is a bit of graininess preventing the matte panel from looking as sharp as a glossy alternative when looking up close
There is a bit of graininess preventing the matte panel from looking as sharp as a glossy alternative when looking up close
460.3
cd/m²
445.8
cd/m²
443.2
cd/m²
466.8
cd/m²
456.8
cd/m²
457.8
cd/m²
411.4
cd/m²
388.8
cd/m²
405
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
CSOT T3 MNG007DA4-1 tested with X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 466.8 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 437.3 cd/m² Minimum: 23.81 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 83 %
Center on Battery: 456.8 cd/m²
Contrast: 1305:1 (Black: 0.35 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.7 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5.1, calibrated: 0.66
ΔE Greyscale 2.6 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
89.7% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
100% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
98.5% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.3
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
CSOT T3 MNG007DA4-1, IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2022
TL156VDXP02-0, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
BOE CQ NE160QDM-NY1, IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
Dell G16 7620
BOE NE16QDM, IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650RX
BOE NE160QAM-NX1, IPS-Level, 3840x2400, 16.00
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
BOE0AAE, IPS, 1920x1080, 16.10
Display
-25%
-17%
-18%
-2%
-14%
Display P3 Coverage
98.5
65.3
-34%
69.8
-29%
68.3
-31%
98
-1%
74.4
-24%
sRGB Coverage
100
85.1
-15%
98.1
-2%
98
-2%
99.9
0%
99.2
-1%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
89.7
67.4
-25%
71.9
-20%
70.5
-21%
86.3
-4%
73.4
-18%
Response Times
24%
-30%
-9%
-34%
-80%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
6.6 ?(3.4, 3.2)
4.3 ?(2.4, 1.9)
35%
10 ?(4.8, 5.2)
-52%
8.6 ?(3.4, 5.2)
-30%
14.6 ?(6.7, 7.9)
-121%
17.6 ?(10, 7.6)
-167%
Response Time Black / White *
12 ?(6.8, 5.2)
10.5 ?(5.7, 4.8)
12%
12.8 ?(6.8, 6)
-7%
10.4 ?(5.2, 5.2)
13%
5.6 ?(2, 3.6)
53%
11.2 ?(6.8, 4.4)
7%
PWM Frequency
Screen
16%
9%
-7%
-21%
-28%
Brightness middle
456.8
330
-28%
492.4
8%
369.4
-19%
459
0%
373.3
-18%
Brightness
437
315
-28%
471
8%
348
-20%
434
-1%
361
-17%
Brightness Distribution
83
89
7%
90
8%
83
0%
88
6%
79
-5%
Black Level *
0.35
0.24
31%
0.4
-14%
0.32
9%
0.44
-26%
0.44
-26%
Contrast
1305
1375
5%
1231
-6%
1154
-12%
1043
-20%
848
-35%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
3.7
1.47
60%
1.9
49%
1.78
52%
2.97
20%
2.12
43%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
6.42
2.73
57%
3.81
41%
4.41
31%
8.13
-27%
5.62
12%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
0.66
0.63
5%
0.99
-50%
1.22
-85%
1.03
-56%
2.06
-212%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
2.6
1.8
31%
1.7
35%
3.2
-23%
4.9
-88%
2.5
4%
Gamma
2.3 96%
2.282 96%
2.36 93%
2.2 100%
2.235 98%
2.3 96%
CCT
6108 106%
6499 100%
6497 100%
6750 96%
6775 96%
6408 101%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
5% / 8%
-13% / -2%
-11% / -10%
-19% / -19%
-41% / -33%

* ... smaller is better

vs. sRGB
vs. sRGB
vs. P3
vs. P3

Our X-Rite colorimeter can confirm the full DCI-P3 colors, but the maximum brightness of 466 nits is shy of the 500-nit advertised by the manufacturer. Average grayscale and color deltaE values are nevertheless low at just 2.6 and 3.7, respectively, before any end-user calibration.

Grayscale (vs. P3)
Grayscale (vs. P3)
Saturation Sweeps (vs. P3)
Saturation Sweeps (vs. P3)
ColorChecker (vs. P3)
ColorChecker (vs. P3)
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
12 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 6.8 ms rise
↘ 5.2 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 25 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (21.8 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
6.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 3.4 ms rise
↘ 3.2 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 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 13 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (34.3 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: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 18714 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

Outdoor visibility is decent if under shade as brighter conditions will wash out the screen. The ~450 nit display is brighter than the 1080p panels on the Blade 15 or Omen 16 while being on par with the UHD+ and QHD+ displays of the Zephyrus Duo 16 and Lenovo Legion S7 16, respectively. Cheaper gaming laptops tend to average around 300 nits at best in comparison.

Outdoors under sunlight
Outdoors under sunlight
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors under sunlight
Outdoors under sunlight
Wide IPS viewing angles. Colors and contrast degrade only from extreme angles
Wide IPS viewing angles. Colors and contrast degrade only from extreme angles

Performance — 13th Gen Intel + Nvidia Ada Lovelace

 
 

Testing Conditions

We set our unit to Performance mode via Windows and dGPU mode via the Nvidia Control Panel prior to running any benchmarks below. We also made sure to set the Razer Synapse profile to Custom with the CPU and GPU to Boost and High, respectively, which should be the fastest settings available. It's recommended that owners become familiar with Synapse as it the central hub for Razer settings as shown by a few screenshots below. 

Advanced Optimus comes standard meaning users can switch between Optimus and discrete graphics on the fly via the Nvidia Control Panel without needing a soft reboot. G-Sync is supported albeit only on dGPU mode. Keep in mind that Optimus mode must be enabled at all times if any external monitors are connected.

Processor

Our 13th gen Core i9-13950HX is about 30 percent faster than the previous generation champion the Core i9-12900HX. Performance sustainability is excellent as well when running CineBench R15 xT in a loop as shown by our comparison graph below. Results are significantly faster than any 2022 or older Blade 15 or Blade 17 especially since the 2022 Blade 15 had a severely underperforming Core i7-12800H.

On the other hand, single-thread performance has remained flat gen-over-gen. Your applications will have to exploit as many cores and threads as possible to make the most of the 13th gen CPU.

AMD's current fastest mobile CPU, the Zen 3+ Ryzen 9 6900HX, is almost 2x slower than our Core i9-13950HX in multi-threaded applications. All eyes will be on mobile Zen 4 when it launches later this year as it will compete directly with the mobile Raptor Lake series.

Cinebench R15 Multi Loop

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Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 Intel Core i9-13950HX: Ø4512 (4463.29-4528.99)
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2022 Intel Core i7-12800H: Ø1535 (1448.91-1565.5)
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7 AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX: Ø2304 (2277.39-2359.33)
Dell G16 7620 Intel Core i7-12700H: Ø2526 (2479.7-2651.64)
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650RX AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX: Ø2247 (2222.47-2257.72)
HP Omen 16-n0033dx AMD Ryzen 7 6800H: Ø2136 (2104.6-2150.88)
CPU data Cinebench R15 Multi loop
CPU data Cinebench R15 Multi loop
CPU Performance Rating: Percent
Cinebench R23: Multi Core | Single Core
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender: v2.79 BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 | 7z b 4 -mmt1
Geekbench 5.5: Multi-Core | Single-Core
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
CPU Performance Rating
Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel Core i9-13900K
90.4 pt
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
 
74.7 pt
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX
69.7 pt
Lenovo Legion 7 16IAX7-82TD004SGE
Intel Core i9-12900HX
65.5 pt
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX
60.5 pt
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H
53.3 pt
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H
51.9 pt
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
50.5 pt
Lenovo Legion 7 16ACHg6
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
46.1 pt
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
45.5 pt
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H
45.5 pt
HP Omen 16-c0077ng -1!
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
39.2 pt
Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel Core i9-13900K
40103 Points +50%
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (24560 - 33277, n=7)
29352 Points +10%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX
26736 (22394.1min - 26736.1max) Points
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX
22456 (19998.9min - 22456.2max) Points -16%
Lenovo Legion 7 16IAX7-82TD004SGE
Intel Core i9-12900HX
22449 Points -16%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H
17181 (15714.9min - 17181.1max) Points -36%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H
15386 Points -42%
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
14584 (14179.8min - 14584.2max) Points -45%
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
13094 (12158.8min - 13093.9max) Points -51%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ACHg6
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
13042 Points -51%
HP Omen 16-c0077ng
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
12173 Points -54%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H
9777 Points -63%
Cinebench R23 / Single Core
Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel Core i9-13900K
2267 Points +12%
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (1952 - 2113, n=7)
2067 Points +2%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX
2029 Points
Lenovo Legion 7 16IAX7-82TD004SGE
Intel Core i9-12900HX
1935 Points -5%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H
1828 Points -10%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX
1812 Points -11%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H
1799 Points -11%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H
1726 Points -15%
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
1614 Points -20%
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
1500 Points -26%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ACHg6
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
1498 Points -26%
HP Omen 16-c0077ng
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
1415 Points -30%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel Core i9-13900K
15181 Points +75%
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (8697 - 12648, n=7)
10973 Points +26%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX
8697 Points
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX
8564 Points -2%
Lenovo Legion 7 16IAX7-82TD004SGE
Intel Core i9-12900HX
8522 Points -2%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H
6582 Points -24%
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
5596 Points -36%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H
5383 Points -38%
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
5083 Points -42%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ACHg6
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
5054 Points -42%
HP Omen 16-c0077ng
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
4726 Points -46%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H
3741 Points -57%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel Core i9-13900K
828 Points +12%
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (742 - 816, n=7)
788 Points +6%
Lenovo Legion 7 16IAX7-82TD004SGE
Intel Core i9-12900HX
743 Points 0%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX
742 Points
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H
706 Points -5%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H
695 Points -6%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX
676 Points -9%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H
662 Points -11%
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
630 Points -15%
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
598 Points -19%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ACHg6
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
584 Points -21%
HP Omen 16-c0077ng
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
551 Points -26%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel Core i9-13900K
6191 Points +37%
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (3625 - 5227, n=7)
4565 Points +1%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX
4529 (4463.29min - 4528.99max) Points
Lenovo Legion 7 16IAX7-82TD004SGE
Intel Core i9-12900HX
3512 (3244.91min - 3512.16max) Points -22%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX
3383 (3163.31min - 3383.24max) Points -25%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H
2697 (2132.31min - 2697.42max) Points -40%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H
2652 (2479.7min - 2651.64max) Points -41%
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
2359 (2277.39min - 2359.33max) Points -48%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ACHg6
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
2177 Points -52%
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
2151 (2104.6min - 2150.88max) Points -53%
HP Omen 16-c0077ng
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
2030 (1981.18min - 2029.63max) Points -55%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H
1566 (1448.91min - 1565.5max) Points -65%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel Core i9-13900K
327 Points +19%
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (274 - 303, n=7)
293 Points +7%
Lenovo Legion 7 16IAX7-82TD004SGE
Intel Core i9-12900HX
280 Points +2%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX
274 Points
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H
266 Points -3%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX
260 Points -5%
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
257 Points -6%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H
246 Points -10%
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
243 Points -11%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ACHg6
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
242 Points -12%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H
242 Points -12%
HP Omen 16-c0077ng
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
229 Points -16%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H
306 Seconds * -168%
HP Omen 16-c0077ng
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
251.8 Seconds * -121%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ACHg6
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
238 Seconds * -109%
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
236 Seconds * -107%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H
220 Seconds * -93%
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
214 Seconds * -88%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H
184 Seconds * -61%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX
153.1 Seconds * -34%
Lenovo Legion 7 16IAX7-82TD004SGE
Intel Core i9-12900HX
149 Seconds * -31%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX
114 Seconds *
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (100 - 137, n=7)
112.4 Seconds * +1%
Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel Core i9-13900K
80 Seconds * +30%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel Core i9-13900K
147068 MIPS +35%
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (99351 - 127295, n=7)
115415 MIPS +6%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX
109330 MIPS
Lenovo Legion 7 16IAX7-82TD004SGE
Intel Core i9-12900HX
86384 MIPS -21%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX
76947 MIPS -30%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H
65012 MIPS -41%
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
63347 MIPS -42%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H
62231 MIPS -43%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ACHg6
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
60761 MIPS -44%
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
58798 MIPS -46%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H
44553 MIPS -59%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel Core i9-13900K
7272 MIPS +13%
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (6445 - 7064, n=7)
6775 MIPS +5%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX
6445 MIPS
Lenovo Legion 7 16IAX7-82TD004SGE
Intel Core i9-12900HX
6358 MIPS -1%
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
6070 MIPS -6%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H
5892 MIPS -9%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ACHg6
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
5846 MIPS -9%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H
5761 MIPS -11%
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
5669 MIPS -12%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX
5624 MIPS -13%
HP Omen 16-c0077ng
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
5423 MIPS -16%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H
5343 MIPS -17%
Geekbench 5.5 / Multi-Core
Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel Core i9-13900K
24157 Points +33%
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (16776 - 21853, n=7)
19501 Points +7%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX
18152 Points
Lenovo Legion 7 16IAX7-82TD004SGE
Intel Core i9-12900HX
16447 Points -9%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX
14213 Points -22%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H
12008 Points -34%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H
11862 Points -35%
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
10007 Points -45%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H
9607 Points -47%
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
9385 Points -48%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ACHg6
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
8572 Points -53%
HP Omen 16-c0077ng
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
7326 Points -60%
Geekbench 5.5 / Single-Core
Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel Core i9-13900K
2290 Points +27%
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (1805 - 2097, n=7)
2013 Points +12%
Lenovo Legion 7 16IAX7-82TD004SGE
Intel Core i9-12900HX
1874 Points +4%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H
1842 Points +2%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX
1805 Points
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H
1771 Points -2%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX
1759 Points -3%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H
1656 Points -8%
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
1642 Points -9%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ACHg6
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
1536 Points -15%
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
1535 Points -15%
HP Omen 16-c0077ng
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
1336 Points -26%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel Core i9-13900K
42.6 fps +48%
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (26 - 34.5, n=7)
30.7 fps +7%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX
28.7 fps
Lenovo Legion 7 16IAX7-82TD004SGE
Intel Core i9-12900HX
25.4 fps -11%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX
24.9 fps -13%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H
18.8 fps -34%
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
18.3 fps -36%
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
16.4 fps -43%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ACHg6
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
16.3 fps -43%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H
16.2 fps -44%
HP Omen 16-c0077ng
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
15.2 fps -47%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H
11.7 fps -59%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
HP Omen 16-c0077ng
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
92.3 s * -94%
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
59.3 s * -25%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H
53.8 s * -13%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ACHg6
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
50.3 s * -6%
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
48.9 s * -3%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX
47.5 s *
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (32.8 - 52.1, n=7)
44.7 s * +6%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H
42.9 s * +10%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX
42 s * +12%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H
41.3 s * +13%
Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel Core i9-13900K
36.6 s * +23%
Lenovo Legion 7 16IAX7-82TD004SGE
Intel Core i9-12900HX
34.5 s * +27%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
HP Omen 16-c0077ng
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
0.516 sec * -25%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H
0.505 sec * -23%
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
0.501 sec * -22%
Lenovo Legion 7 16ACHg6
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
0.4962 sec * -20%
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
0.4636 sec * -12%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX
0.459 sec * -11%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H
0.455 sec * -10%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H
0.4522 sec * -10%
Lenovo Legion 7 16IAX7-82TD004SGE
Intel Core i9-12900HX
0.4209 sec * -2%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX
0.4121 sec *
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (0.3823 - 0.4121, n=7)
0.3956 sec * +4%
Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel Core i9-13900K
0.3539 sec * +14%

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Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
275 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
274 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
4529 Points
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Performance Rating
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
98.6 pt
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
 
97.9 pt
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650RX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
72.3 pt
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, Radeon RX 6800S
71.7 pt
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H, Radeon RX 6650M
69.6 pt
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
60.9 pt
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
60.6 pt
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
45.2 pt
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
39.5 pt
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
25857 KRay/s
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (18131 - 28957, n=7)
24817 KRay/s -4%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650RX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
16852 KRay/s -35%
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, Radeon RX 6800S
15934 KRay/s -38%
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H, Radeon RX 6650M
15776 KRay/s -39%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
14879 KRay/s -42%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
11088 KRay/s -57%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
7694 KRay/s -70%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
5839 KRay/s -77%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (102591 - 144303, n=7)
127039 Points +1%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
125944 Points
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650RX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
103794 Points -18%
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, Radeon RX 6800S
103791 Points -18%
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H, Radeon RX 6650M
98596 Points -22%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
78004 Points -38%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
49654 Points -61%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
37471 Points -70%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
27801 Points -78%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
6350 MB/s
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (4981 - 7093, n=7)
6323 MB/s 0%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
3977 MB/s -37%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
3692 MB/s -42%
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, Radeon RX 6800S
3579 MB/s -44%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650RX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
3547 MB/s -44%
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H, Radeon RX 6650M
3373 MB/s -47%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
2693 MB/s -58%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
2013 MB/s -68%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (131931 - 140103, n=7)
136822 Points +3%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
133226 Points
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, Radeon RX 6800S
107544 Points -19%
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H, Radeon RX 6650M
105430 Points -21%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650RX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
104920 Points -21%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
102006 Points -23%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
94232 Points -29%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
91366 Points -31%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
85965 Points -35%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
15813 Points
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (12381 - 17057, n=7)
15365 Points -3%
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, Radeon RX 6800S
12977 Points -18%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650RX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
12955 Points -18%
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H, Radeon RX 6650M
12812 Points -19%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
12303 Points -22%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
9924 Points -37%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
9271 Points -41%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
7027 Points -56%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
63308 Points
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (46539 - 71038, n=7)
61883 Points -2%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650RX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
57334 Points -9%
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, Radeon RX 6800S
56836 Points -10%
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H, Radeon RX 6650M
54169 Points -14%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
35933 Points -43%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
31771 Points -50%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
21600 Points -66%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
15765 Points -75%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650RX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
139407 MB/s +11%
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, Radeon RX 6800S
137177 MB/s +9%
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (99981 - 204491, n=7)
135969 MB/s +8%
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H, Radeon RX 6650M
135757 MB/s +8%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
125644 MB/s
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
117708 MB/s -6%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
72634 MB/s -42%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
65871 MB/s -48%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
56372 MB/s -55%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (1472 - 2069, n=7)
1854 MB/s 0%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
1850 MB/s
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
1351 MB/s -27%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
1045 MB/s -44%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
1034 MB/s -44%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650RX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
890 MB/s -52%
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, Radeon RX 6800S
870 MB/s -53%
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H, Radeon RX 6650M
867 MB/s -53%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
701 MB/s -62%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
13844 KRay/s
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (9787 - 15573, n=7)
13467 KRay/s -3%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650RX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
9001 KRay/s -35%
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, Radeon RX 6800S
8965 KRay/s -35%
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H, Radeon RX 6650M
8357 KRay/s -40%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
7997 KRay/s -42%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
6675 KRay/s -52%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
4246 KRay/s -69%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
3257 KRay/s -76%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
50834 MPixel/s
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (40233 - 50864, n=7)
47552 MPixel/s -6%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
39666 MPixel/s -22%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
34982 MPixel/s -31%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
32445 MPixel/s -36%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
31329 MPixel/s -38%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650RX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
29705 MPixel/s -42%
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, Radeon RX 6800S
28697 MPixel/s -44%
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H, Radeon RX 6650M
28300 MPixel/s -44%

System Performance

PCMark 10 scores are higher than previous generation Blade models on average even if the differences are slight. Gaming laptops with the faster Samsung PM9A1 like the MSI GE67 HX may still have an edge particularly in the Productivity subtest.

PCMark 10 / Score
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
8042 Points +2%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
7888 Points
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
Radeon RX 6800S, R9 6900HX, SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
7669 Points -3%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2022
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
7313 Points -7%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
7248 Points -8%
Dell G16 7620
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 512GB
7211 Points -9%
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
Radeon RX 6650M, R7 6800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
7205 Points -9%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650RX
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 6900HX, 2x Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0 (RAID 0)
6351 Points -19%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
11078 Points
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10919 Points -1%
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
Radeon RX 6800S, R9 6900HX, SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
10712 Points -3%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2022
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10597 Points -4%
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
Radeon RX 6650M, R7 6800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10471 Points -5%
Dell G16 7620
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 512GB
10263 Points -7%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10227 Points -8%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650RX
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 6900HX, 2x Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0 (RAID 0)
9374 Points -15%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10023 Points +21%
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
Radeon RX 6800S, R9 6900HX, SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
9876 Points +19%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2022
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
9675 Points +17%
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
Radeon RX 6650M, R7 6800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
9161 Points +11%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
9136 Points +10%
Dell G16 7620
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 512GB
8878 Points +7%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
8271 Points
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650RX
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 6900HX, 2x Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0 (RAID 0)
7704 Points -7%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
14535 Points
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
12897 Points -11%
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
Radeon RX 6800S, R9 6900HX, SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
11572 Points -20%
Dell G16 7620
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 512GB
11170 Points -23%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
11057 Points -24%
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
Radeon RX 6650M, R7 6800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10582 Points -27%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2022
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10351 Points -29%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650RX
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 6900HX, 2x Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0 (RAID 0)
9626 Points -34%
CrossMark / Overall
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1973 Points +24%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1790 Points +12%
Dell G16 7620
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 512GB
1783 Points +12%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2022
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1768 Points +11%
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
Radeon RX 6800S, R9 6900HX, SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
1722 Points +8%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650RX
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 6900HX, 2x Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0 (RAID 0)
1711 Points +7%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
1592 Points
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
Radeon RX 6650M, R7 6800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1530 Points -4%
CrossMark / Productivity
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1874 Points +24%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2022
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1719 Points +14%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1709 Points +13%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650RX
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 6900HX, 2x Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0 (RAID 0)
1698 Points +13%
Dell G16 7620
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 512GB
1682 Points +11%
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
Radeon RX 6800S, R9 6900HX, SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
1681 Points +11%
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
Radeon RX 6650M, R7 6800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1510 Points 0%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
1509 Points
CrossMark / Creativity
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2089 Points +17%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1948 Points +9%
Dell G16 7620
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 512GB
1948 Points +9%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2022
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1868 Points +5%
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
Radeon RX 6800S, R9 6900HX, SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
1828 Points +3%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
1780 Points
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650RX
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 6900HX, 2x Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0 (RAID 0)
1724 Points -3%
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
Radeon RX 6650M, R7 6800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1672 Points -6%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1941 Points +45%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650RX
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 6900HX, 2x Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0 (RAID 0)
1715 Points +28%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2022
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1633 Points +22%
Dell G16 7620
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 512GB
1627 Points +21%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1594 Points +19%
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
Radeon RX 6800S, R9 6900HX, SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
1549 Points +15%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
1342 Points
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
Radeon RX 6650M, R7 6800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1221 Points -9%
PCMark 10 Score
7888 points
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AIDA64 / Memory Copy
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
77060 MB/s
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (61938 - 78494, n=7)
73266 MB/s -5%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
61946 MB/s -20%
Average of class Gaming
  (18074 - 88014, n=234, last 2 years)
56312 MB/s -27%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
54685 MB/s -29%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650RX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
53162 MB/s -31%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
49810 MB/s -35%
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, Radeon RX 6800S
48817 MB/s -37%
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H, Radeon RX 6650M
48695 MB/s -37%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
48643 MB/s -37%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
84869 MB/s
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (62368 - 86207, n=7)
78833 MB/s -7%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
65740 MB/s -23%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
65277 MB/s -23%
Average of class Gaming
  (20318 - 89096, n=234, last 2 years)
59945 MB/s -29%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
57329 MB/s -32%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
56629 MB/s -33%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650RX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
53321 MB/s -37%
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, Radeon RX 6800S
50420 MB/s -41%
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H, Radeon RX 6650M
50372 MB/s -41%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
80441 MB/s
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (59501 - 80441, n=7)
72257 MB/s -10%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
65772 MB/s -18%
Average of class Gaming
  (15975 - 103259, n=234, last 2 years)
58574 MB/s -27%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
57764 MB/s -28%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650RX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
57180 MB/s -29%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
57178 MB/s -29%
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, Radeon RX 6800S
55107 MB/s -31%
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H, Radeon RX 6650M
55101 MB/s -32%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
50923 MB/s -37%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
100.6 ns * -1%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
99.5 ns *
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12800HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
95.7 ns * +4%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2022
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
95.2 ns * +4%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650RX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
92.3 ns * +7%
Average Intel Core i9-13950HX
  (84.4 - 99.5, n=7)
90.3 ns * +9%
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H, Radeon RX 6650M
87.3 ns * +12%
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, Radeon RX 6800S
84.1 ns * +15%
Average of class Gaming
  (76.2 - 136.8, n=231, last 2 years)
82.5 ns * +17%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Intel Core i7-12800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
0 ns * +100%

* ... smaller is better

DPC Latency

LatencyMon reveals DPC issues when opening multiple browser tabs on our homepage. 4K video playback at 60 FPS is otherwise smooth and without any dropped frames.

DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2022
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4836 μs * -98%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
2448.6 μs *
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1698.6 μs * +31%
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
Radeon RX 6650M, R7 6800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1065.3 μs * +56%
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
Radeon RX 6800S, R9 6900HX, SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
942.5 μs * +62%
Dell G16 7620
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 512GB
912.5 μs * +63%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
866 μs * +65%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650RX
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, R9 6900HX, 2x Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0 (RAID 0)
521.5 μs * +79%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices — Supports up to 2x PCIe4 SSDs

Our Blade 16 unit ships with the same 1 TB SSSTC CA6-8D1024 drive as found on the 2021 and 2022 Blade 15 models. Though sequential transfer rates are still very good at up to 6900 MB/s on our tests, its read and write rates of smaller SEQ Q8 T1 workloads fall behind the competing Samsung PM9A1. Razer is still shipping Blade 17 units with the Samsung drive and so it's likely that current Blade 16 shipments may carry SSDs from both manufacturers.

Up to two internal M.2 SSDs are supported much like on the Blade 15 and Blade 17. On the Blade 16, however, Razer has stacked the two drives on top of one another to preserve motherboard space for other components such as the larger battery capacity and cooling solution.

Secondary M.2 PCIe4 x2 2280 slot sits atop the primary slot
Secondary M.2 PCIe4 x2 2280 slot sits atop the primary slot
Heat spreader removed to reveal the primary M.2 PCIe4 x4 slot and SSD
Heat spreader removed to reveal the primary M.2 PCIe4 x4 slot and SSD
CDM 8
CDM 8
AS SSD
AS SSD
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 6752 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 4767 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 684.6 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 608.1 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 4110 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 4019 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 74.1 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 203.8 MB/s
Drive Performance Rating - Percent
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
81.3 pt
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650RX
2x Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0 (RAID 0)
79.2 pt
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
77.1 pt
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2022
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
75.8 pt
Dell G16 7620
WDC PC SN810 512GB
67.8 pt
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
61.9 pt
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
61.3 pt
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
41.5 pt
DiskSpd
seq read
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650RX
2x Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0 (RAID 0)
4903 MB/s +28%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4206 (4139.89min - 4205.63max) MB/s +9%
Dell G16 7620
WDC PC SN810 512GB
4103 (4046.12min - 4103.29max) MB/s +7%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2022
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3946 (3883.92min - 3946.42max) MB/s +3%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3929 (3604.38min - 3929.22max) MB/s +2%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
3844 (3257.93min - 3843.87max) MB/s
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
3596 (3543.98min - 3596.34max) MB/s -6%
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3351 (3322.58min - 3351.05max) MB/s -13%
seq write
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650RX
2x Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0 (RAID 0)
7889 (6495.73min - 7888.81max) MB/s +143%
Dell G16 7620
WDC PC SN810 512GB
4351 (4255.54min - 4351.38max) MB/s +34%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4063 (4026.53min - 4062.87max) MB/s +25%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4001 (3961.52min - 4001.33max) MB/s +23%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2022
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3899 (3880.57min - 3898.61max) MB/s +20%
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
3835 (3803.76min - 3834.73max) MB/s +18%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
3242 (1498min - 3241.78max) MB/s
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2226 (2194.89min - 2225.5max) MB/s -31%
seq q8 t1 read
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650RX
2x Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0 (RAID 0)
10557 (9742.97min - 10557.3max) MB/s +54%
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
7123 (6733.33min - 7122.99max) MB/s +4%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
6872 (4963.33min - 6872.25max) MB/s
Dell G16 7620
WDC PC SN810 512GB
6835 (5788.14min - 6835.21max) MB/s -1%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6683 (5972.9min - 6683.05max) MB/s -3%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2022
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6666 (5850.89min - 6666.43max) MB/s -3%
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6645 (6204.63min - 6645.04max) MB/s -3%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6644 (5616.47min - 6644.2max) MB/s -3%
seq q8 t1 write
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650RX
2x Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0 (RAID 0)
9830 (9799.27min - 9829.82max) MB/s +132%
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
6188 (6162.53min - 6187.64max) MB/s +46%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4999 (4982.41min - 4998.56max) MB/s +18%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4985 (4972.98min - 4985.35max) MB/s +17%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2022
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4939 (4931.24min - 4938.77max) MB/s +16%
Dell G16 7620
WDC PC SN810 512GB
4429 (4321.97min - 4429.45max) MB/s +4%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
4244 (427.59min - 4244.22max) MB/s
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2226 (2197.2min - 2225.92max) MB/s -48%
4k q1 t1 read
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
93 (92.3min - 92.97max) MB/s +65%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2022
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
90.6 (86.51min - 90.63max) MB/s +60%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
88.3 (87.29min - 88.27max) MB/s +56%
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650RX
2x Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0 (RAID 0)
73.1 (72.79min - 73.06max) MB/s +29%
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
66.2 (64.89min - 66.16max) MB/s +17%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
56.5 (49.8min - 56.49max) MB/s
Dell G16 7620
WDC PC SN810 512GB
54.4 (53.6min - 54.36max) MB/s -4%
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
48.7 (48.52min - 48.66max) MB/s -14%
4k q1 t1 write
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650RX
2x Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0 (RAID 0)
359 (324.09min - 358.58max) MB/s +63%
Dell G16 7620
WDC PC SN810 512GB
278 (269.55min - 278.46max) MB/s +26%
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
275 (263.41min - 275.06max) MB/s +25%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2022
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
252 (240.11min - 252.24max) MB/s +15%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
222 (220.1min - 221.87max) MB/s +1%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
220 (56.84min - 219.56max) MB/s
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
194 (190.1min - 194.04max) MB/s -12%
HP Omen 16-n0033dx
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
145.2 (144.13min - 145.16max) MB/s -34%
4k q32 t16 read
MSI GE67 HX 12UGS
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4176 (4172.05min - 4175.71max) MB/s +34%
Razer Blade 17 (i7-12800H, RTX 3070 Ti)
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3638