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Next gen Razer Blade 18 specs leak out along with impressive Geekbench scores for Intel's i9-13900HX mobile CPU

18-inch laptops making a comeback? (Image Source: Razer)
18-inch laptops making a comeback? (Image Source: Razer)
The Geekbench results are impressive, no doubt, but what is also interesting to point out is the return of the 18-inch chassis. This form-factor was essentially abandoned back in 2012, but it looks like it is now needed again in order to accommodate proper cooling solutions for the upcoming i9-13900HX beasts.

Specs for Razer’s next gen flagship gaming laptop appear to have been leaked on Geekbench along with some impressive test scores, as reported by the BenchLeaks Twitter account. The Geekbench test entry mentions a Razer Blade 18 (RX09-0484) that is powered by the upcoming i9-13900HX Raptor Lake mobile processor coupled with 32 GB of RAM.

Videocardz points out that this would be Razer’s first ever laptop to feature an HX-series processor. Apparently, Razer is choosing an 18-inch chassis, which has not been a thing in almost 10 years now, just to provide a proper cooling solution for the HX CPU that is essentially a BGA version of the desktop SKU with the exact same 24-core and 32-thread configuration. According to BenchLeaks, the i9-13900HX gets a minimum frequency of 3.5 GHz and the maximum boost clock can reach 5.38 GHz, which is around 400 MHz lower than the desktop version. This is probably due to the reduced TDP envelope that still needs to respect laptop standards.

With 2063 points scored for the single-core tests and 20164 points for the multi-core tests, the i9-13900HX looks like a beast even compared to the current gen i9-12950HX. Videocardz did some digging and it turns out that the i9-13900HX would be 14% faster in single-core loads, as well as 45% faster in multi-core loads compared to the i9-12950HX. BenchLeaks additionally provides a comparison with AMD’s desktop-grade Ryzen 7 5800X, which appears to be 19.4% slower in single-core loads and no less than 87.7% slower in multi-core loads.

It is still unclear when the Raptor Lake mobile CPU lineup is going to launch. CEO Pat Gelsinger hinted at a late 2022 launch, but knowing that Intel usually launches the HX versions after the H models, the i9-13900HX might see availability in Q1 2023 at the soonest.


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Bogdan Solca, 2022-11-10 (Update: 2022-11-10)