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Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model (2020) in review: Detail improvements pay off

Fine tuning. Razer's compact 15.6-incher is packed with powerful hardware that brings all the latest games smoothly onto the matte Full HD screen (300 Hz, IPS). There's also an NVMe SSD, 16 GB of RAM, and a Thunderbolt 3 port.
Sascha Mölck, 👁 Sebastian Jentsch (translated by Stephanie Chamberlain),

With the Blade 15 Advanced Model (2020), Razer delivers a classy, slim 15.6-inch gaming laptop equipped with powerful hardware. Our test device comes with a Core i7-10875H octa-core processor and a GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q GPU. Since the computer is identical in construction to its predecessor, we won't go into the case, connectivity, input devices, and speakers in this review - unless there are differences. The corresponding information can be found in the review of the Blade 15 Advanced Model (2019).

The laptop's competitors are devices like the Asus Zephyrus S GX531GX, the Gigabyte Aero 15 XB, the MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS, and the Schenker XMG Neo 15.

Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q (Blade 15 RTX Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-10875H 8 x 2.3 - 5.1 GHz, Comet Lake-H
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q - 8192 MB, Core: 775-1080 MHz, Memory: 1375 MHz, GDDR6, 256-bit interface, 27.21.14.5167 (Nvidia 451.67), Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4 3200, dual-channel, two memory slots (both occupied)
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, AU Optronics B156HAN12.0, IPS, glossy: no, 300 Hz
Mainboard
Intel HM470
Storage
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR, 1024 GB 
, 883 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC298 @ Intel Comet Point PCH - cAVS
Connections
5 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: combo audio, Card Reader: SD/SDHC/SDXC, TPM 2.0
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 17.8 x 355 x 235 ( = 0.7 x 13.98 x 9.25 in)
Battery
80 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, MS Office 365 (trial version), 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.2 kg ( = 77.6 oz / 4.85 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
3300 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
86 %
08/2020
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
2.2 kg17.8 mm15.6"1920x1080
82 %
04/2019
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GX
i7-8750H, GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
2.1 kg15.75 mm15.6"1920x1080
85 %
05/2020
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
2.2 kg20 mm15.6"3840x2160
85 %
07/2020
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
i9-10980HK, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
2.4 kg23 mm15.6"1920x1080
83 %
11/2019
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
2.1 kg22 mm15.6"1920x1080

Size comparison

358 mm / 14.1 inch 267 mm / 10.5 inch 23 mm / 0.906 inch 2.4 kg5.35 lbs359 mm / 14.1 inch 243 mm / 9.57 inch 22 mm / 0.866 inch 2.1 kg4.53 lbs356 mm / 14 inch 250 mm / 9.84 inch 20 mm / 0.787 inch 2.2 kg4.8 lbs360 mm / 14.2 inch 268 mm / 10.6 inch 15.75 mm / 0.62 inch 2.1 kg4.63 lbs355 mm / 14 inch 235 mm / 9.25 inch 19.9 mm / 0.783 inch 2.1 kg4.63 lbs355 mm / 14 inch 235 mm / 9.25 inch 17.8 mm / 0.701 inch 2.2 kg4.85 lbs355 mm / 14 inch 235 mm / 9.25 inch 17.8 mm / 0.701 inch 2.2 kg4.87 lbs

Connectivity - USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 2 substitutes the Mini DisplayPort

In terms of connections, a bit has changed compared to the 2019 Blade 15. The Mini DisplayPort has been replaced by a USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 2 port (DisplayPort, Power Delivery). The three USB Type-A ports now also work according to the USB 3.2 Gen 2 standard. The laptop has also gained a memory card reader (SD).

Left side: power supply, 2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type-A), USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type-C; DisplayPort, Power Delivery), combo audio
Left side: power supply, 2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type-A), USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type-C; DisplayPort, Power Delivery), combo audio
Right side: memory card reader (SD), Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type-A), HDMI, cable lock slot
Right side: memory card reader (SD), Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type-A), HDMI, cable lock slot
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
204 MB/s ∼100% +3%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
198 MB/s ∼97%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
190 MB/s ∼93% -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (11.7 - 218, n=303)
93.5 MB/s ∼46% -53%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
78 MB/s ∼38% -61%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
243 MB/s ∼100% +18%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
206 MB/s ∼85%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
202 MB/s ∼83% -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (13.4 - 257, n=301)
110 MB/s ∼45% -47%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
85 MB/s ∼35% -59%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (201NGW)
1670 MBit/s ∼100% +18%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1522 (1406min - 1631max) MBit/s ∼91% +7%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1419 (1355min - 1443max) MBit/s ∼85%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
1360 MBit/s ∼81% -4%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (289 - 1722, n=106)
1218 MBit/s ∼73% -14%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
1170 MBit/s ∼70% -18%
Average of class Gaming
  (141 - 1670, n=358)
748 MBit/s ∼45% -47%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
688 MBit/s ∼41% -52%
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GX
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
661 MBit/s ∼40% -53%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1622 (1486min - 1748max) MBit/s ∼100% +17%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1386 (1331min - 1568max) MBit/s ∼85%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
1310 MBit/s ∼81% -5%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (201NGW)
1150 MBit/s ∼71% -17%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
1140 MBit/s ∼70% -18%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (49.8 - 1775, n=106)
1085 MBit/s ∼67% -22%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
718 MBit/s ∼44% -48%
Average of class Gaming
  (144 - 1645, n=358)
688 MBit/s ∼42% -50%
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GX
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
644 MBit/s ∼40% -54%
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Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1419 (1355-1443)
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1521 (1406-1631)
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1386 (1331-1568)
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1622 (1486-1748)
ColorChecker
24 ∆E
20.5 ∆E
25.4 ∆E
24.7 ∆E
25.2 ∆E
17.8 ∆E
18.3 ∆E
31.4 ∆E
20.6 ∆E
24.1 ∆E
18 ∆E
19.4 ∆E
27.9 ∆E
18.7 ∆E
24.1 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
25.6 ∆E
26.6 ∆E
2.7 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
20.6 ∆E
22.5 ∆E
22.9 ∆E
5.3 ∆E
ColorChecker Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q: 20.47 ∆E min: 2.75 - max: 31.42 ∆E
ColorChecker
14.9 ∆E
15.2 ∆E
15.1 ∆E
14.8 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
15.4 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
17.5 ∆E
12.4 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
10 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
9.6 ∆E
22.5 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
17.5 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
10.4 ∆E
13.2 ∆E
12.2 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
5 ∆E
ColorChecker MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS: 11.99 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 22.54 ∆E
ColorChecker
20.9 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
12.2 ∆E
5.8 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
21.2 ∆E
12 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
3.7 ∆E
19.5 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
3.5 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
3.3 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
10.2 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
3.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP: 10.3 ∆E min: 3.32 - max: 21.2 ∆E
ColorChecker
6.7 ∆E
4.1 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
11 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
10.9 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
12.7 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
13.2 ∆E
6 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
4.3 ∆E
4.5 ∆E
3.6 ∆E
ColorChecker Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328: 8.13 ∆E min: 3.62 - max: 13.2 ∆E

Display - 300 Hz IPS

The matte 15.6-inch display has a native resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. It's a 300 Hz panel that features quick response times. The brightness (327.8 cd/m²) and contrast (1,218:1) meet the ideal targets. Positive: The screen shows no PWM flickering.

Pixel grid
Pixel grid
Screen bleeding
Screen bleeding
316
cd/m²
328
cd/m²
310
cd/m²
335
cd/m²
347
cd/m²
331
cd/m²
314
cd/m²
342
cd/m²
327
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
AU Optronics B156HAN12.0
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 347 cd/m² Average: 327.8 cd/m² Minimum: 16.8 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 89 %
Center on Battery: 347 cd/m²
Contrast: 1218:1 (Black: 0.285 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.35 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.8, calibrated: 1.16
ΔE Greyscale 3.04 | 0.64-98 Ø6
99% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 65% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.35
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
AU Optronics B156HAN12.0, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
Sharp LQ156M1JW03 (SHP14C5), IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GX
AU Optronics B156HAN08.2, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Samsung SDCA029, OLED, 3840x2160, 15.6
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Sharp LQ156M1JW03 (SHP14C5), IPS-Level, 1920x1080, 15.6
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
NV156FHM-N4G (BOE084D), IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Response Times
-65%
-12%
72%
-95%
-47%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
6 (3, 3)
12.8 (6.8, 6)
-113%
7 (3.6, 3.4)
-17%
2.2 (1, 1.2)
63%
16.4 (6.8, 7.6)
-173%
9.6 (4.8, 4.8)
-60%
Response Time Black / White *
9 (5, 4)
10.4 (6, 4.4)
-16%
9.6 (4.4, 5.2)
-7%
1.8 (1, 0.8)
80%
10.4 (6, 4.4)
-16%
12 (6.8, 5.2)
-33%
PWM Frequency
23810 (10)
60 (80)
23580 (19)
Screen
0%
-22%
2%
9%
-19%
Brightness middle
347
293
-16%
323.6
-7%
385
11%
291
-16%
313
-10%
Brightness
328
270
-18%
315
-4%
390
19%
278
-15%
295
-10%
Brightness Distribution
89
87
-2%
91
2%
93
4%
91
2%
89
0%
Black Level *
0.285
0.29
-2%
0.29
-2%
0.25
12%
0.3
-5%
Contrast
1218
1010
-17%
1116
-8%
1164
-4%
1043
-14%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
2.35
1.69
28%
3.31
-41%
2.46
-5%
1.19
49%
3.33
-42%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
4.15
3.37
19%
5.74
-38%
4.01
3%
3.04
27%
6.25
-51%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
1.16
1.24
-7%
2.73
-135%
2.6
-124%
1.77
-53%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.04
2.3
24%
2.9
5%
1.39
54%
1.9
37%
3.1
-2%
Gamma
2.35 94%
2.3 96%
2.29 96%
2.31 95%
2.216 99%
2.51 88%
CCT
6658 98%
6758 96%
6765 96%
6395 102%
7018 93%
6930 94%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
65
63
-3%
59.7
-8%
98
51%
70
8%
59
-9%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
99
98.5
-1%
91.8
-7%
100
1%
92
-7%
90
-9%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-33% / -10%
-17% / -21%
37% / 14%
-43% / -8%
-33% / -23%

* ... smaller is better

Out of the box, the display already shows a great color reproduction. With a Delta E 2000 color deviation of just under 2.4, the target (Delta E less than 3) is met. The display doesn't suffer from a blue tint. Moreover, calibration provides for improvements in terms of color reproduction. As a result, the color deviation is reduced to 1.16, and the grayscales are displayed in a more balanced way. The AdobeRGB color space (65%) is not fully mapped. The situation looks better with the sRGB color space (99%) though.

CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Color saturation
CalMAN - Color saturation
CalMAN - ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN - ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN - Color saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN - Color saturation (calibrated)

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
9 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 5 ms rise
↘ 4 ms fall
The screen shows fast response rates in our tests and should be suited for gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 10 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 3 ms rise
↘ 3 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 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 5 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (38.7 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: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17507 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

The laptop is equipped with a viewing-angle-stable IPS panel. Consequently, the screen can be read from any position. Outdoors, reading the display is possible when the sun is not too bright.

The Blade outdoors (shot in bright sunshine).
The Blade outdoors (shot in bright sunshine).
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance - Blade offers a new Boost option

With the Blade 15 Advanced Model 2020, Razer has a 15.6-inch gaming laptop in its range that brings every modern game smoothly onto the screen and also cuts a fine figure in all other application areas. Our test device will set you back about 3,300 Euros (~$3,876).

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWiNFO
HWiNFO
 

Test conditions

The preinstalled Razer Synapse software provides options for adjusting fan control as well as CPU or GPU performance. We conducted our test with automatic fan control and the "Balanced" performance mode.

The performance level of the CPU or the GPU can also be set manually. The options "Low", "Medium", and "High" are available here. The new version of the Synapse software released during our test additionally introduces the "Boost" CPU performance mode.

Processor

The built-in Core i7-10875H octa-core processor is from Intel's Comet Lake generation. The CPU runs at a base speed of 2.3 GHz. In addition, the clock rate can be increased to 4.3 GHz (eight cores) or to 5.1 GHz (one core) via Turbo. Hyper-Threading (two threads per core) is supported.

The processor runs the Cinebench R15 benchmark's multithread test at 2.5 to 3 GHz. The single-thread test is run at 3.6 to 4.9 GHz. Furthermore, the speeds are 2.3 GHz (multithread) and 2.2 to 3.6 GHz (single-thread), respectively, on battery power.

Multithread (plugged in)
Multithread (plugged in)
Multithread (battery power)
Multithread (battery power)
Single-thread (plugged in)
Single-thread (plugged in)
Single-thread (battery power)
Single-thread (battery power)

We verify if the CPU Turbo is also consistently used when plugged in by running the Cinebench R15 benchmark's multithread test in a continuous loop for at least 30 minutes. The results drop towards the second run and then remain at a constant level. Turbo is used to a small extent.

If the "High" or "Boost" CPU performance modes are selected within the Synapse software, the Turbo speed increases and consequently the results as well. There is a difference between "High" and "Boost".

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Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q Intel Core i7-10875H, Intel Core i7-10875H: Ø1028 (1017.94-1187.05)
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q Intel Core i7-10875H, Intel Core i7-10875H; Hoch: Ø1211 (1197.82-1369.91)
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q Intel Core i7-10875H, Intel Core i7-10875H; Boost: Ø1343 (1326.08-1451.69)
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GX Intel Core i7-8750H, Intel Core i7-8750H: Ø1072 (986.63-1110.9)
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP Intel Core i7-10875H, Intel Core i7-10875H: Ø1573 (1544.4-1818.6)
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS Intel Core i9-10980HK, Intel Core i9-10980HK: Ø1610 (1581.15-1708.45)
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19 Intel Core i7-9750H, Intel Core i7-9750H: Ø1002 (974.71-1181)
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328 Intel Core i7-10750H, Intel Core i7-10750H: Ø1069 (1047.18-1166.18)
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q Intel Core i7-9750H, Intel Core i7-9750H: Ø1056 (1046.13-1175)
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop ("High")
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop ("High")
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop ("Boost")
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop ("Boost")
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
196 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1187 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
136.88 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
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Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H
213 Points ∼100% +9%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
206 Points ∼97% +5%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H (Boost)
203 Points ∼95% +4%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (190 - 214, n=26)
203 Points ∼95% +4%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H (Hoch)
202 Points ∼95% +3%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
196 Points ∼92%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Intel Core i7-10750H
193 Points ∼91% -2%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
Intel Core i7-9750H
192 Points ∼90% -2%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
Intel Core i7-9750H
175 Points ∼82% -11%
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GX
Intel Core i7-8750H
168 Points ∼79% -14%
Average of class Gaming
  (77 - 219, n=622)
162 Points ∼76% -17%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H
1818 (1544.4min - 1818.6max) Points ∼100% +53%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
1708 (1581.15min - 1708.45max) Points ∼94% +44%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (1111 - 1833, n=26)
1580 Points ∼87% +33%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H (Boost)
1452 Points ∼80% +22%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H (Hoch)
1370 Points ∼75% +15%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
1187 Points ∼65%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
Intel Core i7-9750H
1181 Points ∼65% -1%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
Intel Core i7-9750H
1175 Points ∼65% -1%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Intel Core i7-10750H
1166 (1047.18min - 1166.18max) Points ∼64% -2%
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GX
Intel Core i7-8750H
1122 Points ∼62% -5%
Average of class Gaming
  (196 - 2804, n=627)
925 Points ∼51% -22%
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Intel Core i7-10750H
423 Seconds * ∼100% -13%
Average of class Gaming
  (179 - 901, n=87)
386 Seconds * ∼91% -3%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
374.7 Seconds * ∼89%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (261 - 386, n=19)
323 Seconds * ∼76% +14%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H
285 Seconds * ∼67% +24%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
278 Seconds * ∼66% +26%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H
47170 MIPS ∼100% +23%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
46976 MIPS ∼100% +23%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (33674 - 48397, n=20)
42504 MIPS ∼90% +11%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
38249 MIPS ∼81%
Average of class Gaming
  (3034 - 75612, n=88)
37036 MIPS ∼79% -3%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Intel Core i7-10750H
29009 MIPS ∼61% -24%
7z b 4 -mmt1
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
5463 MIPS ∼100% +1%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H
5457 MIPS ∼100% +1%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
5423 MIPS ∼99%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (5114 - 5605, n=20)
5332 MIPS ∼98% -2%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Intel Core i7-10750H
5051 MIPS ∼92% -7%
Average of class Gaming
  (2480 - 5811, n=88)
4886 MIPS ∼89% -10%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H
511 Points ∼100% +7%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (456 - 511, n=21)
486 Points ∼95% +1%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
479 Points ∼94%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
476 Points ∼93% -1%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Intel Core i7-10750H
470 Points ∼92% -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (312 - 524, n=133)
450 Points ∼88% -6%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
Intel Core i7-9750H
434 Points ∼85% -9%
CPU (Multi Core)
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
3843 Points ∼100% +34%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H
3801 Points ∼99% +33%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (2800 - 4133, n=21)
3469 Points ∼90% +21%
Average of class Gaming
  (1397 - 6321, n=134)
2994 Points ∼78% +5%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
2860 Points ∼74%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Intel Core i7-10750H
2600 Points ∼68% -9%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
Intel Core i7-9750H
2384 Points ∼62% -17%
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
8104 Points ∼100% +16%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H
8087 Points ∼100% +16%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (6988 - 8620, n=18)
7751 Points ∼96% +11%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
6991 Points ∼86%
Average of class Gaming
  (2783 - 11393, n=71)
6574 Points ∼81% -6%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Intel Core i7-10750H
5242 Points ∼65% -25%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
1352 Points ∼100% +4%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H
1347 Points ∼100% +4%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
1300 Points ∼96%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (1233 - 1371, n=18)
1298 Points ∼96% 0%
Average of class Gaming
  (703 - 1428, n=71)
1217 Points ∼90% -6%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Intel Core i7-10750H
1114 Points ∼82% -14%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H
13 fps ∼100% +26%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
13 fps ∼100% +26%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (10.1 - 13.5, n=16)
11.6 fps ∼89% +13%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
10.3 fps ∼79%
Average of class Gaming
  (1.7 - 19.8, n=87)
10.2 fps ∼78% -1%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Intel Core i7-10750H
8.074 fps ∼62% -22%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
Average of class Gaming
  (23.9 - 95.8, n=64)
56.8 s ∼100% +18%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
53.4 s ∼94% +11%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Intel Core i7-10750H
53.2 s ∼94% +11%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H
52.4 s ∼92% +9%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (30.2 - 84.3, n=19)
50.8 s ∼89% +6%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
47.94 s ∼84%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
Average of class Gaming
  (0.531 - 1.088, n=68)
0.619 sec * ∼100% -7%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (0.547 - 0.662, n=18)
0.584 sec * ∼94% -1%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
0.579 sec * ∼94%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
0.564 sec * ∼91% +3%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H
0.547 sec * ∼88% +6%

* ... smaller is better

System performance

There's nothing to criticize about the system performance. The system works well and smoothly, and we didn't encounter any problems. The PCMark results prove that the laptop has enough computing power for all common application areas. 

There are two memory slots. Memory runs in dual-channel mode.
There are two memory slots. Memory runs in dual-channel mode.
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
4665 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
4352 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
6340 points
PCMark 10 Score
5093 points
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PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
9017 Points ∼100% +90%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
8029 Points ∼89% +69%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
7236 Points ∼80% +52%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Seagate FireCuda 510 SSD ZP1000GM30001
6887 Points ∼76% +45%
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-8750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
6690 Points ∼74% +41%
Average of class Gaming
  (1764 - 11829, n=301)
6456 Points ∼72% +36%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
  (4747 - 7296, n=4)
6074 Points ∼67% +28%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-10750H, Lite-On CA5-8D512
4926 Points ∼55% +4%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
4747 Points ∼53%
Productivity
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
8285 Points ∼100%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
8200 Points ∼99% -1%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
8200 Points ∼99% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
  (7633 - 8386, n=4)
8106 Points ∼98% -2%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-10750H, Lite-On CA5-8D512
7954 Points ∼96% -4%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
7641 Points ∼92% -8%
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-8750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
7434 Points ∼90% -10%
Average of class Gaming
  (4175 - 9077, n=302)
7333 Points ∼89% -11%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Seagate FireCuda 510 SSD ZP1000GM30001
7000 Points ∼84% -16%
Essentials
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
10458 Points ∼100% +15%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-10750H, Lite-On CA5-8D512
9993 Points ∼96% +10%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
9813 Points ∼94% +8%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Seagate FireCuda 510 SSD ZP1000GM30001
9478 Points ∼91% +4%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
  (9118 - 9599, n=4)
9290 Points ∼89% +2%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
9118 Points ∼87%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
9109 Points ∼87% 0%
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-8750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
9042 Points ∼86% -1%
Average of class Gaming
  (4892 - 11266, n=303)
8775 Points ∼84% -4%
Score
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
6580 Points ∼100% +29%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
6053 Points ∼92% +19%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
5839 Points ∼89% +15%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Seagate FireCuda 510 SSD ZP1000GM30001
5522 Points ∼84% +8%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
  (5093 - 5909, n=4)
5498 Points ∼84% +8%
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-8750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
5492 Points ∼83% +8%
Average of class Gaming
  (2603 - 7511, n=305)
5329 Points ∼81% +5%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-10750H, Lite-On CA5-8D512
5244 Points ∼80% +3%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
5093 Points ∼77%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
6340 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
  (5682 - 6370, n=3)
6131 Points ∼97% -3%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
5749 Points ∼91% -9%
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-8750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
5289 Points ∼83% -17%
Average of class Gaming
  (2484 - 6825, n=458)
5120 Points ∼81% -19%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-10750H, Lite-On CA5-8D512
4705 Points ∼74% -26%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
4665 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
  (4375 - 4666, n=3)
4569 Points ∼98% -2%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4380 Points ∼94% -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (2554 - 6093, n=475)
4291 Points ∼92% -8%
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-8750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
3979 Points ∼85% -15%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-10750H, Lite-On CA5-8D512
3696 Points ∼79% -21%

DPC latencies

In our standardized latency monitor test (web surfing, 4K video rendering, high-load Prime95), we couldn't observe any issues with the DPC latencies. As a result, the system seems to be suitable for video and audio-editing in real time.

Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
1877.3 μs * ∼100% -139%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
935.4 μs * ∼50% -19%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-10750H, Lite-On CA5-8D512
905.1 μs * ∼48% -15%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
785 μs * ∼42%

* ... smaller is better

Storage

Razer has installed an NVMe SSD (M.2 2280) from Samsung in the Blade. The 1 TB model delivers excellent transfer speeds. On the other hand, the laptop doesn't offer any room for additional storage devices.

An NVMe SSD serves as system drive.
An NVMe SSD serves as system drive.
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3238 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 2984 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 569.3 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 510.1 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 1949 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 2180 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 46.98 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 135.7 MB/s
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GX
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
Seagate FireCuda 510 SSD ZP1000GM30001
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Lite-On CA5-8D512
Average Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-13%
-41%
0%
6%
-18%
-1%
-4%
Write 4K
135.7
137.2
1%
93.92
-31%
127.4
-6%
158.2
17%
108.7
-20%
118.7
-13%
142 (118 - 173, n=11)
5%
Read 4K
46.98
46.82
0%
46.29
-1%
147.5
214%
50.66
8%
41.4
-12%
52.4
12%
47.7 (43.7 - 51.9, n=11)
2%
Write Seq
2180
1221
-44%
974.3
-55%
485.9
-78%
1790
-18%
1083
-50%
2247
3%
1897 (1067 - 2854, n=10)
-13%
Read Seq
1949
1217
-38%
1425
-27%
1352
-31%
2469
27%
917.2
-53%
2234
15%
1803 (973 - 2359, n=10)
-7%
Write 4K Q32T1
510.1
526.6
3%
259.4
-49%
476.5
-7%
503.2
-1%
468.5
-8%
514.9
1%
449 (268 - 576, n=11)
-12%
Read 4K Q32T1
569.3
614
8%
296.5
-48%
531.2
-7%
578.7
2%
529.6
-7%
583.8
3%
498 (348 - 655, n=11)
-13%
Write Seq Q32T1
2984
1986
-33%
976.7
-67%
1061
-64%
3102
4%
3057
2%
2235
-25%
3000 (2936 - 3033, n=11)
1%
Read Seq Q32T1
3238
3234
0%
1666
-49%
2552
-21%
3413
5%
3422
6%
3171
-2%
3475 (3195 - 3568, n=11)
7%
AS SSD
-4%
-37%
-37%
21%
14%
-24%
3%
Copy Game MB/s
1112.61
976.6
-12%
811.76
-27%
1037.41
-7%
1094 (691 - 1433, n=5)
-2%
Copy Program MB/s
505.21
496.53
-2%
702.66
39%
678.61
34%
448 (267 - 572, n=5)
-11%
Copy ISO MB/s
1902.96
2082.66
9%
1236.22
-35%
2474.39
30%
1855 (1131 - 2161, n=5)
-3%
Score Total
4843
4221
-13%
1654
-66%
2594
-46%
5673
17%
5738
18%
3037
-37%
4780 (3309 - 5810, n=11)
-1%
Score Write
2215
2102
-5%
910
-59%
1117
-50%
2586
17%
2818
27%
1351
-39%
2041 (1471 - 2327, n=11)
-8%
Score Read
1725
1394
-19%
492
-71%
975
-43%
2055
19%
1922
11%
1105
-36%
1814 (1154 - 2339, n=11)
5%
Access Time Write *
0.038
0.034
11%
0.047
-24%
0.045
-18%
0.026
32%
0.028
26%
0.111
-192%
0.0366 (0.024 - 0.086, n=11)
4%
Access Time Read *
0.051
0.05
2%
0.073
-43%
0.103
-102%
0.05
2%
0.066
-29%
0.052
-2%
0.0521 (0.032 - 0.087, n=11)
-2%
4K-64 Write
1886.93
1807.21
-4%
721.96
-62%
929.38
-51%
2188.39
16%
2441.88
29%
1041.26
-45%
1692 (1074 - 1926, n=11)
-10%
4K-64 Read
1484.47
1159.06
-22%
322.05
-78%
789.2
-47%
1710.1
15%
1636.75
10%
855.64
-42%
1520 (878 - 2011, n=11)
2%
4K Write
95.45
108.34
14%
95.65
0%
103.83
9%
140
47%
118.61
24%
101.08
6%
125 (88.2 - 156, n=11)
31%
4K Read
45.48
52.08
15%
45.74
1%
65.76
45%
47.33
4%
50.99
12%
47.71
5%
52.9 (45.5 - 61.4, n=11)
16%
Seq Write
2322.09
1864.07
-20%
920.07
-60%
836.4
-64%
2580.63
11%
2574.62
11%
2090.14
-10%
2244 (1351 - 2649, n=11)
-3%
Seq Read
1949.74
1832.18
-6%
1238.57
-36%
1200.02
-38%
2978.71
53%
2341.48
20%
2020.65
4%
2411 (1950 - 2744, n=11)
24%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-9% / -7%
-39% / -39%
-19% / -21%
14% / 15%
-2% / 1%
-13% / -15%
-1% / 1%

* ... smaller is better

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Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR: Ø3138 (2643.25-3179.07)
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00: Ø3393 (3079.59-3403.79)
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328 GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-10750H, Lite-On CA5-8D512: Ø2998 (2139.1-3218.92)

Graphics card

The GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q graphics core supports DirectX 12 and runs at a base speed of 775 MHz. An increase to up to 1,080 MHz is possible when boosted. Higher speeds are feasible if the GPU doesn't reach a specified temperature and/or energy threshold. In this way, we register a maximum of 1,783 MHz. Our The Witcher 3 test is run at an average speed of 1,174 MHz. In addition, the GPU has access to fast GDDR6 graphics memory (8,192 MB).

The results in the 3DMark benchmarks are at a normal level for the GPU. A slight increase in graphics performance can be achieved by setting the graphics performance slider within the Razer Synapse software to "High". The UHD Graphics 630 GPU that's integrated into the processor is active, and the laptop works with Nvidia's Optimus graphics-switching solution. Optimus can be disabled within the Razer Synapse software if necessary.

Fire Strike Ultra
Fire Strike Ultra
Time Spy
Time Spy
Port Royal
Port Royal
Fire Strike Ultra (CPU, GPU: "High")
Fire Strike Ultra (CPU, GPU: "High")
Time Spy (CPU, GPU: "High")
Time Spy (CPU, GPU: "High")
Port Royal (CPU, GPU: "High")
Port Royal (CPU, GPU: "High")
3DMark 11 Performance
20888 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
32880 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
17148 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
7683 points
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3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, Intel Core i9-10980HK
30309 Points ∼100% +7%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
  (26292 - 32995, n=9)
29497 Points ∼97% +5%
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GX
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-8750H
28997 Points ∼96% +3%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10875H
28900 Points ∼95% +2%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10875H
28200 Points ∼93%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H
27762 Points ∼92% -2%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10750H
23326 Points ∼77% -17%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H
21861 Points ∼72% -22%
Average of class Gaming
  (513 - 50983, n=721)
14824 Points ∼49% -47%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, Intel Core i9-10980HK
8328 Points ∼100% +7%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
  (7372 - 8979, n=10)
8179 Points ∼98% +5%
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GX
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-8750H
8171 Points ∼98% +5%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10875H (GPU: Hoch)
8074 Points ∼97% +4%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H
7840 Points ∼94% +1%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10875H
7829 Points ∼94% +1%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10875H
7766 Points ∼93%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10750H
6722 Points ∼81% -13%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H
6387 Points ∼77% -18%
Average of class Gaming
  (368 - 13013, n=257)
6035 Points ∼72% -22%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, Intel Core i9-10980HK
22836 Points ∼100% +6%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
  (19655 - 23649, n=9)
21644 Points ∼95% +1%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10875H
21479 Points ∼94%
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GX
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-8750H
21237 Points ∼93% -1%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10875H
21121 Points ∼92% -2%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H
20718 Points ∼91% -4%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10750H
18166 Points ∼80% -15%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H
17419 Points ∼76% -19%
Average of class Gaming
  (385 - 40636, n=642)
12289 Points ∼54% -43%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, Intel Core i9-10980HK
141778 Points ∼100% +11%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10875H
127741 Points ∼90%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
  (101976 - 140750, n=7)
126108 Points ∼89% -1%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H
115893 Points ∼82% -9%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H
114009 Points ∼80% -11%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10875H
112791 Points ∼80% -12%
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GX
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-8750H
106350 Points ∼75% -17%
Average of class Gaming
  (5761 - 184578, n=616)
72001 Points ∼51% -44%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10750H
59017 Points ∼42% -54%

Gaming performance

The Razer laptop brings all the latest games smoothly onto the screen. Full HD resolution and maximum quality settings can usually be selected. Moreover, the GPU can also handle resolutions beyond Full HD (an appropriate monitor would have to be connected for this). However, the quality controls shouldn't be turned up quite as high in that case - especially at 4K level.

The Witcher 3 - 1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q (GPU: Hoch)
88.6 fps ∼100% +1%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
87.7 fps ∼99%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
85.1 (71min) fps ∼96% -3%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
  (74.3 - 96, n=10)
85 fps ∼96% -3%
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GX
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
80.3 fps ∼91% -8%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
79.1 (64min) fps ∼89% -10%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
78.3 fps ∼88% -11%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
61.9 (58min - 69max) fps ∼70% -29%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
60.4 (49min) fps ∼68% -31%
Average of class Gaming
  (12.6 - 115, n=416)
54 fps ∼61% -38%
BioShock Infinite - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset, DX11 (DDOF)
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
  (170 - 181, n=4)
174 fps ∼100% +1%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
173 fps ∼99%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
170 fps ∼98% -2%
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GX
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
166 fps ∼95% -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (9.7 - 266, n=388)
102 fps ∼59% -41%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider - 1920x1080 Highest Preset AA:T
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
108 (86min) fps ∼100% +16%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
100 (77min) fps ∼93% +8%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
  (89 - 103, n=9)
94.7 fps ∼88% +2%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
93 fps ∼86%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q (GPU: Hoch)
92 fps ∼85% -1%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
85 fps ∼79% -9%
Average of class Gaming
  (23 - 126, n=109)
75 fps ∼69% -19%
Far Cry 5 - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
  (91 - 102, n=3)
98 fps ∼100% +8%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
91 fps ∼93%
Average of class Gaming
  (10 - 113, n=58)
73 fps ∼74% -20%
Battlefield V - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
141 (109min) fps ∼100% +29%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
130 (99min) fps ∼92% +19%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
  (110 - 119, n=3)
116 fps ∼82% +6%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
109.7 fps ∼78%
Average of class Gaming
  (11.4 - 152, n=33)
88.1 fps ∼62% -20%
Borderlands 3 - 1920x1080 Badass Overall Quality (DX11)
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
70.6 fps ∼100% +13%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
  (62.5 - 71.6, n=4)
66.4 fps ∼94% +6%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
64.8 fps ∼92% +4%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
62.5 fps ∼89%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
57.3 fps ∼81% -8%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
53 fps ∼75% -15%
Average of class Gaming
  (8.3 - 89.8, n=44)
48.6 fps ∼69% -22%
Control - 1920x1080 High Quality Preset (DX11)
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
80.8 (68min) fps ∼100% +14%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
  (71 - 79.8, n=3)
74 fps ∼92% +4%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
71 fps ∼88%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
60.2 (52min) fps ∼75% -15%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
59.3 (52min) fps ∼73% -16%
Average of class Gaming
  (8.2 - 92.1, n=34)
50.4 fps ∼62% -29%
Red Dead Redemption 2 - 1920x1080 Maximum Settings
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
47.6 (28min) fps ∼100% +17%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
  (40.6 - 45, n=5)
43 fps ∼90% +6%
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB-8DE51B0SP
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
42.4 (25min) fps ∼89% +4%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
40.6 fps ∼85%
Average of class Gaming
  (18.6 - 56.8, n=25)
37.4 fps ∼79% -8%
Doom Eternal - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
170 (115min) fps ∼100% +18%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
  (140 - 178, n=8)
156 fps ∼92% +8%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
144.4 fps ∼85%
Average of class Gaming
  (25.9 - 219, n=37)
138 fps ∼81% -4%

In order to verify whether the frame rates remain largely constant even over a prolonged period of time, we let the game The Witcher 3 run for about 60 minutes at Full HD resolution and maximum quality settings. The character embodied by the player is not moved during this whole period. A drop in frame rates wasn't found.

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