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Razer Blade 15 GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q Review: Same Laptop, But Faster

Minor year-over-year updates. Not much has changed over last year's Blade 15 from a design perspective, but the new 10th gen 8-core Core i7-10875H will offer noticeable raw performance gains over the older 9th gen 6-core Core i7-9750H. The jump from the older GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q to the latest GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, however, will be much smaller.

The 2020 Razer Blade 15 series is distinguished from earlier models mainly by its GeForce Super Max-Q GPU and 10th gen Intel Comet Lake-H options. Otherwise, the model is almost visually identical to the 2019 model. Check out our review on last year's model to learn more about the chassis and other physical features of the Blade 15.

Our unit here comes with the GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q GPU to contrast the higher-end RTX 2080 Super Max-Q configuration that we had checked out earlier this month. We'll be comparing the two SKUs below to see what differences they may have aside from their graphics potential.

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Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 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 2070 Super Max-Q - 8192 MB, Core: 930 MHz, Memory: 1375 MHz, GDDR6, 451.67, Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, Micron DDR4-3200, 21-21-21-47, Dual-Channel
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, AU Optronics B156HAN12.0, IPS, AUODE8E, glossy: no, 300 Hz
Mainboard
Intel HM470
Soundcard
NVIDIA TU104 - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
5 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo, Card Reader: SD/SDHC/SDXC
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-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Razer Synapse, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.145 kg ( = 75.66 oz / 4.73 pounds), Power Supply: 760 g ( = 26.81 oz / 1.68 pounds)
Price
2500 USD
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
87 %
08/2020
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
2.1 kg17.8 mm15.6"1920x1080
83 %
05/2020
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
i9-10980HK, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
2.2 kg20 mm15.6"1920x1080
81 %
05/2019
Asus Zephyrus S GX502GW
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
2.1 kg19 mm15.6"1920x1080
84 %
05/2019
Gigabyte Aero 15 Classic-XA
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
2.1 kg19 mm15.6"1920x1080
85 %
10/2019
Lenovo Legion Y740-15ICHg
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
2.3 kg25 mm15.6"1920x1080
83 %
08/2020
HP Envy 15-ep0098nr
i7-10750H, GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
2 kg19 mm15.6"3840x2160
362 mm / 14.3 inch 265 mm / 10.4 inch 25 mm / 0.984 inch 2.3 kg5.03 lbs360 mm / 14.2 inch 252 mm / 9.92 inch 19 mm / 0.748 inch 2.1 kg4.55 lbs358 mm / 14.1 inch 248 mm / 9.76 inch 20 mm / 0.787 inch 2.2 kg4.78 lbs358 mm / 14.1 inch 237 mm / 9.33 inch 19 mm / 0.748 inch 2 kg4.5 lbs356 mm / 14 inch 250 mm / 9.84 inch 19 mm / 0.748 inch 2.1 kg4.68 lbs355 mm / 14 inch 235 mm / 9.25 inch 17.8 mm / 0.701 inch 2.1 kg4.73 lbs

SD Card Reader


SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
200.4 MB/s ∼100%
Gigabyte Aero 15 Classic-XA
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
197 MB/s ∼98% -2%
HP Envy 15-ep0098nr
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 UHS-II)
67.8 MB/s ∼34% -66%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Gigabyte Aero 15 Classic-XA
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
242 MB/s ∼100% +23%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
197.2 MB/s ∼81%
HP Envy 15-ep0098nr
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 UHS-II)
87.8 MB/s ∼36% -55%

Communication

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
HP Envy 15-ep0098nr
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1400 (782min - 1528max) MBit/s ∼100% 0%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1394 (843min - 1528max) MBit/s ∼100%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (201NGW)
1320 MBit/s ∼94% -5%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (201NGW)
1330 MBit/s ∼100% +7%
HP Envy 15-ep0098nr
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1260 (579min - 1376max) MBit/s ∼95% +2%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1240 (619min - 1284max) MBit/s ∼93%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1393 (843-1528)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1219 (619-1284)

Webcam

ColorChecker
8.8 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
15 ∆E
15.6 ∆E
11.6 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
18.3 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
20.7 ∆E
13.1 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
17.8 ∆E
13.2 ∆E
15.2 ∆E
14.7 ∆E
3.3 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
6.2 ∆E
15 ∆E
14.3 ∆E
ColorChecker Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q: 11.92 ∆E min: 3.32 - max: 20.65 ∆E

Display

The AU Optronics B156HAN12.0 1080p 300 Hz panel here can also be found on the Acer Predator Triton 500 and MSI GS66 for a similar visual experience between these three flagship gaming laptops. The fast response times, fast refresh rate, high contrast ratio, and full sRGB coverage contribute to an ultra-smooth high-end panel. Perhaps the most notable drawback is its narrower color space when compared to AMOLED or 4K UHD Sharp IGZO panels which tend to cover all of AdobeRGB or DCI-P3.

matte subpixel array
matte subpixel array
Minimal uneven backlight bleeding
Minimal uneven backlight bleeding
320
cd/m²
344.5
cd/m²
325.7
cd/m²
343.9
cd/m²
345.4
cd/m²
355
cd/m²
343.9
cd/m²
351.8
cd/m²
349.6
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
AU Optronics B156HAN12.0
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 355 cd/m² Average: 342.2 cd/m² Minimum: 16.53 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 90 %
Center on Battery: 345.4 cd/m²
Contrast: 1016:1 (Black: 0.34 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.18 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.8, calibrated: 1.77
ΔE Greyscale 3.8 | 0.64-98 Ø6
99% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 64.3% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.15
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
AU Optronics B156HAN12.0, IPS, 15.6, 1920x1080
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
AUO B156HAN12.0 (AUO328E), IPS, 15.6, 1920x1080
Asus Zephyrus S GX502GW
AU Optronics B156HAN08.2 (AUO82ED), IPS, 15.6, 1920x1080
Gigabyte Aero 15 Classic-XA
Sharp LQ156M1JW03 (SHP14C5), IGZO, 15.6, 1920x1080
Lenovo Legion Y740-15ICHg
BOE NV156FHM-N4J, IPS, 15.6, 1920x1080
HP Envy 15-ep0098nr
Samsung SDC4145, AMOLED, 15.6, 3840x2160
Response Times
-179%
-68%
-208%
-260%
71%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
3.2 (1.4, 1.8)
14 (6.8, 7.2)
-338%
7.2 (3.8, 3.4)
-125%
15.2 (7.6, 7.6)
-375%
19 (9, 10)
-494%
0.8 (0.4, 0.4)
75%
Response Time Black / White *
8 (4, 4)
9.6 (5.2, 4.4)
-20%
8.8 (4.4, 4.4)
-10%
11.2 (6.8, 4.4)
-40%
10 (6, 4)
-25%
2.7 (1.3, 1.4)
66%
PWM Frequency
23580 (24)
242.7 (44)
Screen
9%
-1%
1%
17%
-18%
Brightness middle
345.4
316
-9%
286
-17%
266
-23%
477
38%
374.3
8%
Brightness
342
311
-9%
275
-20%
248
-27%
431
26%
379
11%
Brightness Distribution
90
92
2%
90
0%
89
-1%
84
-7%
91
1%
Black Level *
0.34
0.21
38%
0.37
-9%
0.31
9%
0.175
49%
Contrast
1016
1505
48%
773
-24%
858
-16%
2726
168%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
3.18
3.03
5%
2.19
31%
2.78
13%
4.17
-31%
5.47
-72%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
6.57
7.32
-11%
4.4
33%
5.96
9%
6.97
-6%
8.22
-25%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
1.77
1.1
38%
2.27
-28%
0.91
49%
2.51
-42%
4.61
-160%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.8
3.9
-3%
2.2
42%
3.58
6%
3.49
8%
2.3
39%
Gamma
2.15 102%
2.42 91%
2.41 91%
2.46 89%
2.5 88%
2.09 105%
CCT
7109 91%
7439 87%
6405 101%
7186 90%
7076 92%
6340 103%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
64.3
65
1%
59
-8%
62
-4%
60
-7%
87.8
37%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
99
100
1%
91
-8%
96
-3%
91
-8%
100
1%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-85% / -20%
-35% / -11%
-104% / -31%
-122% / -25%
27% / -2%

* ... smaller is better

vs. sRGB
vs. sRGB
vs. AdobeRGB
vs. AdobeRGB

The display is well calibrated out of the box with an average grayscale DeltaE value of 3.8. Calibrating it even further with our X-Rite colorimeter would improve both grayscale and colors just marginally. 

Grayscale before calibration
Grayscale before calibration
Saturation Sweeps before calibration
Saturation Sweeps before calibration
ColorChecker before calibration
ColorChecker before calibration
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
8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 4 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. » 7 % 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
3.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 1.4 ms rise
↘ 1.8 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. » 1 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (38.8 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 17699 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

Outdoors under sunlight
Outdoors under sunlight
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors under sunlight
Outdoors under sunlight
Wide IPS viewing angles
Wide IPS viewing angles

Performance

Razer Synapse Performance window. Unless otherwise stated, all performance benchmarks below were run on the highest power profile settings possible. Annoyingly, the program will sometimes not launch if there is no Internet connection
Razer Synapse Performance window. Unless otherwise stated, all performance benchmarks below were run on the highest power profile settings possible. Annoyingly, the program will sometimes not launch if there is no Internet connection

Processor

The CPU performs very well so long as users set the system to its highest performance level via Synapse. For example, raw multi-thread performance is about 30 percent faster than the same CPU in the Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q running on the Balanced power profile. Nonetheless, some laptops are able to run the processor even faster like the Gigabyte Aorus 15G as shown by our CineBench R15 xT loop test results below.

See our dedicated page on the Core i7-10875H for more technical information and benchmarks.

CineBench R15
CineBench R15
CineBench R20
CineBench R20
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Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1366 (1323.8-1373.01)
Aorus 15G XB GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1613 (1597.32-1826.4)
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1028 (1017.94-1187.05)
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB2T0HMLB; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1291 (1283.24-1369.77)
Eluktronics RP-15 GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H, Phison PM81000GPMQCN28BTF-E12S4 M.2 NVM SSD; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1970 (1946.66-1995.21)
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender 2.79: BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 -mmt1 | 7z b 4
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2: 64 Bit Single-Core Score | 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core) - CPU (Multi Core)
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
3956 Points ∼100% +21%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
3871 Points ∼98% +19%
Eurocom Nightsky RX15
Intel Core i9-9980HK
3795 Points ∼96% +17%
MSI GE65 Raider 9SF-049US
Intel Core i9-9880H
3505 Points ∼89% +8%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (2800 - 4133, n=18)
3444 Points ∼87% +6%
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
Intel Core i7-10750H
3299 Points ∼83% +1%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
3256 Points ∼82%
Maingear Vector 15
Intel Core i7-9750H
2784 Points ∼70% -14%
Dell G5 15 5590
Intel Core i7-8750H
2707 Points ∼68% -17%
Lenovo Legion 5 15IMH05H
Intel Core i5-10300H
2217 Points ∼56% -32%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core) - CPU (Single Core)
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
490 Points ∼100% 0%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (461 - 511, n=18)
489 Points ∼100% 0%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
488 Points ∼100%
Eurocom Nightsky RX15
Intel Core i9-9980HK
479 Points ∼98% -2%
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
Intel Core i7-10750H
479 Points ∼98% -2%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
477 Points ∼97% -2%
MSI GE65 Raider 9SF-049US
Intel Core i9-9880H
474 Points ∼97% -3%
Lenovo Legion 5 15IMH05H
Intel Core i5-10300H
459 Points ∼94% -6%
Maingear Vector 15
Intel Core i7-9750H
432 Points ∼88% -11%
Dell G5 15 5590
Intel Core i7-8750H
403 Points ∼82% -17%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit - CPU Multi 64Bit
Eurocom Nightsky RX15
Intel Core i9-9980HK
1821 Points ∼100% +33%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1741 (1664.03min - 1741.33max) Points ∼96% +27%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
1733 (1604.75min - 1733.1max) Points ∼95% +26%
MSI GE65 Raider 9SF-049US
Intel Core i9-9880H
1623 Points ∼89% +18%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (1111 - 1833, n=24)
1567 Points ∼86% +14%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
1373 (1323.8min - 1373.01max) Points ∼75%
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
Intel Core i7-10750H
1347 (1320.39min - 1347.39max) Points ∼74% -2%
Maingear Vector 15
Intel Core i7-9750H
1280 Points ∼70% -7%
Dell G5 15 5590
Intel Core i7-8750H
1191 Points ∼65% -13%
Lenovo Legion 5 15IMH05H
Intel Core i5-10300H
898 Points ∼49% -35%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit - CPU Single 64Bit
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
211 Points ∼100% +4%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (190 - 214, n=24)
204 Points ∼97% +1%
Eurocom Nightsky RX15
Intel Core i9-9980HK
202 Points ∼96% 0%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
202 Points ∼96%
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
Intel Core i7-10750H
201 Points ∼95% 0%
MSI GE65 Raider 9SF-049US
Intel Core i9-9880H
198 Points ∼94% -2%
Lenovo Legion 5 15IMH05H
Intel Core i5-10300H
187 Points ∼89% -7%
Maingear Vector 15
Intel Core i7-9750H
186 Points ∼88% -8%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
186 Points ∼88% -8%
Dell G5 15 5590
Intel Core i7-8750H
165 Points ∼78% -18%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU - BMW27 CPU
Eurocom Nightsky RX15
Intel Core i9-9980HK
527 Seconds * ∼100% -58%
Lenovo Legion 5 15IMH05H
Intel Core i5-10300H
485.9 Seconds * ∼92% -46%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
333 Seconds * ∼63%
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
Intel Core i7-10750H
326 Seconds * ∼62% +2%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (280 - 386, n=16)
326 Seconds * ∼62% +2%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
284 Seconds * ∼54% +15%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
279 Seconds * ∼53% +16%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
5525 MIPS ∼100% +5%
Eurocom Nightsky RX15
Intel Core i9-9980HK
5367 MIPS ∼97% +2%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (5232 - 5605, n=17)
5354 MIPS ∼97% +1%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
5285 MIPS ∼96%
Lenovo Legion 5 15IMH05H
Intel Core i5-10300H
4903 MIPS ∼89% -7%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
4584 MIPS ∼83% -13%
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
Intel Core i7-10750H
4504 MIPS ∼82% -15%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 - 7z b 4
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
47806 MIPS ∼100% +24%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
47520 MIPS ∼99% +23%
Eurocom Nightsky RX15
Intel Core i9-9980HK
43805 MIPS ∼92% +13%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (33674 - 48397, n=17)
42222 MIPS ∼88% +9%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
38667 MIPS ∼81%
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
Intel Core i7-10750H
35346 MIPS ∼74% -9%
Lenovo Legion 5 15IMH05H
Intel Core i5-10300H
24635 MIPS ∼52% -36%
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
1368 Points ∼100% +6%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (1233 - 1371, n=16)
1302 Points ∼95% +1%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
1287 Points ∼94%
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
Intel Core i7-10750H
1269 Points ∼93% -1%
Lenovo Legion 5 15IMH05H
Intel Core i5-10300H
1220 Points ∼89% -5%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1154 Points ∼84% -10%
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
8586 Points ∼100% +17%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (6988 - 8620, n=16)
7743 Points ∼90% +5%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
7453 Points ∼87% +1%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
7345 Points ∼86%
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
Intel Core i7-10750H
6380 Points ∼74% -13%
Lenovo Legion 5 15IMH05H
Intel Core i5-10300H
4640 Points ∼54% -37%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset - 4k Preset
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
13 fps ∼100% +18%
Eurocom Nightsky RX15
Intel Core i9-9980HK
12.348 fps ∼95% +12%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
11.7 fps ∼90% +6%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (10.1 - 13, n=15)
11.5 fps ∼88% +5%
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
Intel Core i7-10750H
11.1 fps ∼85% +1%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
11 fps ∼85%
Lenovo Legion 5 15IMH05H
Intel Core i5-10300H
7.69 fps ∼59% -30%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF - 20 Documents To PDF
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
93.9 s ∼100% +103%
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
Intel Core i7-10750H
60.1 s ∼64% +30%
Lenovo Legion 5 15IMH05H
Intel Core i5-10300H
52.6 s ∼56% +14%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (43 - 84.3, n=16)
52.2 s ∼56% +13%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
48.4 s ∼52% +5%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
46.3 s ∼49%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean - Overall mean
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
Intel Core i7-10750H
0.708 sec * ∼100% -21%
Lenovo Legion 5 15IMH05H
Intel Core i5-10300H
0.634 sec * ∼90% -9%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
0.597 sec * ∼84% -2%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
0.583 sec * ∼82%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (0.547 - 0.59, n=15)
0.578 sec * ∼82% +1%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
0.565 sec * ∼80% +3%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1373 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
157 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
202 Points
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System Performance

PCMark 10 Standard
PCMark 10 Standard
PCMark 8 Work Accelerated
PCMark 8 Work Accelerated
PCMark 8 Home Accelerated
PCMark 8 Home Accelerated
PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
9448 Points ∼73%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i9-10980HK, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
8819 Points ∼68% -7%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
  (5472 - 9448, n=5)
8417 Points ∼65% -11%
Lenovo Legion Y740-15ICHg
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-128G
8220 Points ∼64% -13%
Asus Zephyrus S GX502GW
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H, 2x Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8 (RAID 0)
6936 Points ∼54% -27%
Gigabyte Aero 15 Classic-XA
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Intel SSD 760p SSDPEKKW512G8
6888 Points ∼53% -27%
HP Envy 15-ep0098nr
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q, i7-10750H, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
6395 Points ∼49% -32%
Productivity
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
8503 Points ∼82%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i9-10980HK, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
8452 Points ∼81% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
  (7913 - 8503, n=5)
8206 Points ∼79% -3%
HP Envy 15-ep0098nr
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q, i7-10750H, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
7767 Points ∼75% -9%
Gigabyte Aero 15 Classic-XA
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Intel SSD 760p SSDPEKKW512G8
7695 Points ∼74% -10%
Asus Zephyrus S GX502GW
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H, 2x Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8 (RAID 0)
7661 Points ∼74% -10%
Lenovo Legion Y740-15ICHg
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-128G
7381 Points ∼71% -13%
Essentials
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
10341 Points ∼90%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
  (9831 - 10458, n=5)
10179 Points ∼89% -2%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i9-10980HK, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
9953 Points ∼87% -4%
Gigabyte Aero 15 Classic-XA
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Intel SSD 760p SSDPEKKW512G8
9472 Points ∼83% -8%
Lenovo Legion Y740-15ICHg
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-128G
9364 Points ∼82% -9%
HP Envy 15-ep0098nr
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q, i7-10750H, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
9359 Points ∼82% -9%
Asus Zephyrus S GX502GW
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H, 2x Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8 (RAID 0)
9231 Points ∼81% -11%
Score
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
6739 Points ∼83%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i9-10980HK, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
6490 Points ∼80% -4%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
  (5393 - 6739, n=5)
6353 Points ∼78% -6%
Lenovo Legion Y740-15ICHg
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-128G
5938 Points ∼73% -12%
Gigabyte Aero 15 Classic-XA
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Intel SSD 760p SSDPEKKW512G8
5697 Points ∼70% -15%
Asus Zephyrus S GX502GW
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H, 2x Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8 (RAID 0)
5654 Points ∼70% -16%
HP Envy 15-ep0098nr
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q, i7-10750H, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
5553 Points ∼68% -18%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
6825 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
  (6081 - 6825, n=2)
6453 Points ∼95% -5%
Gigabyte Aero 15 Classic-XA
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Intel SSD 760p SSDPEKKW512G8
6035 Points ∼88% -12%
Lenovo Legion Y740-15ICHg
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-128G
5870 Points ∼86% -14%
HP Envy 15-ep0098nr
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q, i7-10750H, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
4448 Points ∼65% -35%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
5840 Points ∼96%
Lenovo Legion Y740-15ICHg
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-128G
5661 Points ∼93% -3%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
  (4719 - 5840, n=2)
5280 Points ∼87% -10%
Gigabyte Aero 15 Classic-XA
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Intel SSD 760p SSDPEKKW512G8
4851 Points ∼80% -17%
HP Envy 15-ep0098nr
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q, i7-10750H, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
3463 Points ∼57% -41%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
5840 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
6825 points
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DPC Latency

No dropped frames during our 4K60 video test on YouTube
No dropped frames during our 4K60 video test on YouTube
DPC latency issues related to the Windows ACPI.sys driver according to LatencyMon
DPC latency issues related to the Windows ACPI.sys driver according to LatencyMon
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Aorus 15G XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
2364.3 μs * ∼100% -34%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i9-10980HK, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
1916 μs * ∼81% -8%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
1768.4 μs * ∼75%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK, 2x Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8 (RAID 0)
1474.8 μs * ∼62% +17%
Alienware m15 R3 P87F
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-10750H, 2x Micron 2200S 512 GB (RAID 0)
1206.3 μs * ∼51% +32%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
785 μs * ∼33% +56%
Lenovo Legion 5 15IMH05H
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i5-10300H, Samsung PM991 MZALQ512HALU
723.4 μs * ∼31% +59%
Eluktronics RP-15
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H, Phison PM81000GPMQCN28BTF-E12S4 M.2 NVM SSD
514.7 μs * ∼22% +71%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices

CDM 5.5
CDM 5.5
AS SSD
AS SSD
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
Asus Zephyrus S GX502GW
2x Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8 (RAID 0)
Gigabyte Aero 15 Classic-XA
Intel SSD 760p SSDPEKKW512G8
Lenovo Legion Y740-15ICHg
WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-128G
AS SSD
0%
-17%
-12%
-51%
Copy Game MB/s
1417.51
1140.57
-20%
650.44
-54%
Copy Program MB/s
572.83
454.24
-21%
426.02
-26%
Copy ISO MB/s
1793.08
2085.95
16%
1061.83
-41%
Score Total
5103
4950
-3%
2896
-43%
2870
-44%
1065
-79%
Score Write
2310
2176
-6%
1528
-34%
1141
-51%
366
-84%
Score Read
1840
1790
-3%
923
-50%
1186
-36%
475
-74%
Access Time Write *
0.112
0.034
70%
0.04
64%
0.065
42%
0.037
67%
Access Time Read *
0.057
0.071
-25%
0.08
-40%
0.042
26%
0.132
-132%
4K-64 Write
2004.71
1829.36
-9%
1253
-37%
921.88
-54%
191.35
-90%
4K-64 Read
1594.37
1635.31
3%
623.93
-61%
875.61
-45%
302.13
-81%
4K Write
96.51
110.7
15%
103.6
7%
126.51
31%
99.89
4%
4K Read
50.19
48.09
-4%
48.32
-4%
59.11
18%
35.42
-29%
Seq Write
2092.37
2359.82
13%
1711.53
-18%
923.81
-56%
746
-64%
Seq Read
1956.71
1064.87
-46%
2505.83
28%
2516.94
29%
1372
-30%
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-7%
-19%
-14%
-47%
Write 4K
139.8
131.3
-6%
97.04
-31%
115.5
-17%
134.2
-4%
Read 4K
48.62
45.84
-6%
49.58
2%
57.97
19%
37.72
-22%
Write Seq
2260
2370
5%
1838
-19%
1555
-31%
389.2
-83%
Read Seq
2135
1509
-29%
2421
13%
2590
21%
1030
-52%
Write 4K Q32T1
499.3
481.5
-4%
326.9
-35%
369.3
-26%
238.9
-52%
Read 4K Q32T1
551.8
559.6
1%
372.9
-32%
441.7
-20%
343.9
-38%
Write Seq Q32T1
2960
2392
-19%
1894
-36%
1547
-48%
789.1
-73%
Read Seq Q32T1
3269
3232
-1%
2828
-13%
2969
-9%
1501.9
-54%
Write 4K Q8T8
293.4
Read 4K Q8T8
405.8
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-4% / -3%
-18% / -18%
-13% / -13%
-49% / -50%

* ... smaller is better

Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3269 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 2960 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 551.8 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 499.3 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 2135 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 2260 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 48.62 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 139.8 MB/s

Disk Throttling: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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GPU Performance

The GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q is just 5 to 10 percent slower than the regular mobile GeForce RTX 2070 Super or about 10 to 15 percent slower than a desktop GeForce RTX 2070. Be sure to run on the highest performance setting possible or else the GPU will be slightly slower than usual much like what we observed on the Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q configuration.

Note that Nvidia Optimus is included but only as a manual switch option via Synapse.

3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Asus Strix Scar 17 G732LXS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK
9638 Points ∼100% +22%
Asus ROG Strix RTX 2070 OC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), R7 2700X
9364 Points ∼97% +19%
Asus Zephyrus S17 GX701LXS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
8906 Points ∼92% +13%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK
8389 Points ∼87% +6%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
7891 Points ∼82%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
7766 Points ∼81% -2%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), R7 2700X
7732 Points ∼80% -2%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
  (7084 - 7891, n=8)
7434 Points ∼77% -6%
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
AMD Radeon RX 5600M, R7 4800H
6312 Points ∼65% -20%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SE-045
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H
5979 Points ∼62% -24%
Maingear Vector 15
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H
5534 Points ∼57% -30%
MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR
AMD Radeon RX 5500M, R7 4800H
4331 Points ∼45% -45%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G512LI
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, i7-10750H
3841 Points ∼40% -51%
2560x1440 Time Spy Score
Asus Strix Scar 17 G732LXS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK
9629 Points ∼100% +20%
Asus ROG Strix RTX 2070 OC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), R7 2700X
9284 Points ∼96% +15%
Asus Zephyrus S17 GX701LXS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
8883 Points ∼92% +10%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK
8531 Points ∼89% +6%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
8052 Points ∼84%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), R7 2700X
7878 Points ∼82% -2%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
7683 Points ∼80% -5%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
  (7272 - 8066, n=8)
7640 Points ∼79% -5%
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
AMD Radeon RX 5600M, R7 4800H
6610 Points ∼69% -18%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SE-045
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H
6038 Points ∼63% -25%
Maingear Vector 15
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H
5697 Points ∼59% -29%
MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR
AMD Radeon RX 5500M, R7 4800H
4712 Points ∼49% -41%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G512LI
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, i7-10750H
4131 Points ∼43% -49%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Asus Strix Scar 17 G732LXS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK
24416 Points ∼100% +17%
Asus Zephyrus S17 GX701LXS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
23649 Points ∼97% +14%
Asus ROG Strix RTX 2070 OC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), R7 2700X
23373 Points ∼96% +12%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK
22183 Points ∼91% +6%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
21479 Points ∼88% +3%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
20831 Points ∼85%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
  (18559 - 21150, n=8)
20325 Points ∼83% -2%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), R7 2700X
19338 Points ∼79% -7%
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
AMD Radeon RX 5600M, R7 4800H
18807 Points ∼77% -10%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SE-045
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H
15704 Points ∼64% -25%
Maingear Vector 15
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H
14718 Points ∼60% -29%
MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR
AMD Radeon RX 5500M, R7 4800H
12753 Points ∼52% -39%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G512LI
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, i7-10750H
10663 Points ∼44% -49%
3DMark 11
1280x720 Performance Combined
Asus Strix Scar 17 G732LXS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK
17605 Points ∼100% +15%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
  (15345 - 16347, n=7)
16017 Points ∼91% +4%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK
15465 Points ∼88% +1%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
15345 Points ∼87%
Asus Zephyrus S17 GX701LXS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
14000 Points ∼80% -9%
Asus ROG Strix RTX 2070 OC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), R7 2700X
13950 Points ∼79% -9%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), R7 2700X
13742 Points ∼78% -10%
MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR
AMD Radeon RX 5500M, R7 4800H
13223 Points ∼75% -14%
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
AMD Radeon RX 5600M, R7 4800H
13126 Points ∼75% -14%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G512LI
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, i7-10750H
12993 Points ∼74% -15%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SE-045
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H
12854 Points ∼73% -16%
Maingear Vector 15
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H
12192 Points ∼69% -21%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
11707 Points ∼66% -24%
1280x720 Performance GPU
Asus Strix Scar 17 G732LXS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK
34021 Points ∼100% +19%
Asus Zephyrus S17 GX701LXS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
32995 Points ∼97% +15%
Asus ROG Strix RTX 2070 OC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), R7 2700X
31595 Points ∼93% +10%
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK
30568 Points ∼90% +7%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
28678 Points ∼84%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
28200 Points ∼83% -2%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
  (24973 - 28900, n=8)
27456 Points ∼81% -4%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), R7 2700X
26413 Points ∼78% -8%
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 P89F
AMD Radeon RX 5600M, R7 4800H
25706 Points ∼76% -10%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SE-045
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-10750H
21102 Points ∼62% -26%
Maingear Vector 15
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H
19670 Points ∼58% -31%
MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR
AMD Radeon RX 5500M, R7 4800H
16937 Points ∼50% -41%
Asus ROG Strix G15 G512LI
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, i7-10750H
14231 Points ∼42% -50%
3DMark 11 Performance
23678 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
48815 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
17915 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
8052 points
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Final Fantasy XV Benchmark - 1920x1080 High Quality
Asus Strix Scar 17 G732LXS
Intel Core i9-10980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile
95.7 (49min) fps ∼100% +14%
Asus ROG Strix RTX 2070 OC
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
85.7 (48min - 130max) fps ∼90% +2%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
83.7 fps ∼87%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
  (80 - 83.7, n=2)
81.9 fps ∼86% -2%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
72.6 (31min - 114max) fps ∼76% -13%
Asus Zephyrus S17 GX701LXS
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
66.99 fps ∼70% -20%
Gigabyte Aero 15 Classic-XA
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
62.9 fps ∼66% -25%
HP Envy 15-ep0098nr
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
61.3 fps ∼64% -27%
Dell G5 15 5590
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
56.8 fps ∼59% -32%
MSI Bravo 15 A4DCR
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, AMD Radeon RX 5300M
29.3 (8min) fps ∼31% -65%
0102030405060708090Tooltip
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ: Ø75.9 (70-84)
low med. high ultra
The Witcher 3 (2015) 348.3 235.4 141.4 74 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 144 132 127 120 fps
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018) 162 110 83.7 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 121 109 90 fps

Emissions

System Noise

The fans are great at remaining as quiet as possible when set to the lowest performance setting on Synapse. If on medium or higher power profiles, however, the fans will pulse more frequently. Gaming on High Performance mode induces a fan noise of 51 dB(A) to be not unlike most other ultra-thin 15.6-inch gaming laptops.

We're not able to notice any coil whine or electronic noise from our unit.

Fan noise profile (White: Background, Red: System idle, Blue: 3DMark 06, Orange: Witcher 3, Green: Prime95+FurMark stress)
Fan noise profile (White: Background, Red: System idle, Blue: 3DMark 06, Orange: Witcher 3, Green: Prime95+FurMark stress)
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i9-10980HK, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
Asus Zephyrus S GX502GW
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H, 2x Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8 (RAID 0)
Gigabyte Aero 15 Classic-XA
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Intel SSD 760p SSDPEKKW512G8
Lenovo Legion Y740-15ICHg
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-128G
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
Noise
-16%
-16%
-15%
-3%
-4%
off / environment *
27
30
-11%
30
-11%
30
-11%
30
-11%
30.1
-11%
Idle Minimum *
27
32
-19%
31
-15%
31
-15%
31.3
-16%
30.1
-11%
Idle Average *
27
34
-26%
33
-22%
34
-26%
31.3
-16%
30.1
-11%
Idle Maximum *
27
39
-44%
38
-41%
39
-44%
31.3
-16%
30.1
-11%
Load Average *
44.7
53
-19%
50
-12%
46
-3%
42
6%
46.8
-5%
Witcher 3 ultra *
51.2
48
6%
53
-4%
53
-4%
42.1
18%
48.4
5%
Load Maximum *
54
53
2%
56
-4%
55
-2%
46.5
14%
46
15%

* ... smaller is better

Noise Level

Idle
27 / 27 / 27 dB(A)
Load
44.7 / 54 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Earthworks M23R, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 27 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2037.639.836.637.835.12532.93232.630.932.8312628.324.727.124.54027.325.828.225.626.15025.625.126.526.325.96328.326.625.327.929.58029.425.825.825.529.310025.924.325.623.727.612525.226.82525.326.216025.923.920.321.327.420028.628.728.328.33025031.228.418.81933.13153229.419.218.734.640035.231.519.619.936.55003631.317.617.5386303429.315.115.237.380034.629.91413.937.110003630.313.313.338.612503731.71414.539.3160039.334.313.614.341.7200041.336.113.213.643.4250039.434.413.213.541.9315044.536.413.413.446.4400041.43313.413.745.9500039.131.113.713.843630033.925.91414.137.8800029.420.51414.1341000025.917.31414.130.31250024.316.313.71428.91600019.614.212.71323.5SPL51.244.72727.154N7.14.60.918.7median 34median 29.4median 14median 14.1median 37.1Delta6.13.73.33.15.7hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseRazer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q

Temperature

Surface temperatures are similar between the latest Blade 15 Turing SKUs regardless of GPU option. The two things to keep in mind are the warmer-than-average palm rests and AC adapter when gaming.

AC adapter after an hour of gaming
AC adapter after an hour of gaming
Rear exhaust
Rear exhaust
Max. Load
 47.2 °C
117 F
50 °C
122 F
45.8 °C
114 F
 
 37.6 °C
100 F
46.2 °C
115 F
39 °C
102 F
 
 38 °C
100 F
36 °C
97 F
37.4 °C
99 F
 
Maximum: 50 °C = 122 F
Average: 41.9 °C = 107 F
46 °C
115 F
52.2 °C
126 F
41.8 °C
107 F
40.6 °C
105 F
49.4 °C
121 F
39.6 °C
103 F
39.4 °C
103 F
43 °C
109 F
38.2 °C
101 F
Maximum: 52.2 °C = 126 F
Average: 43.4 °C = 110 F
Power Supply (max.)  56 °C = 133 F | Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Fluke 62 Mini IR Thermometer
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 41.9 °C / 107 F, compared to the average of 33.4 °C / 92 F for the devices in the class Gaming.
(-) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 50 °C / 122 F, compared to the average of 39.8 °C / 104 F, ranging from 21.6 to 68.8 °C for the class Gaming.
(-) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 52.2 °C / 126 F, compared to the average of 42.6 °C / 109 F
(±) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 33.3 °C / 92 F, compared to the device average of 33.4 °C / 92 F.
(-) Playing The Witcher 3, the average temperature for the upper side is 40 °C / 104 F, compared to the device average of 33.4 °C / 92 F.
(±) The palmrests and touchpad can get very hot to the touch with a maximum of 38 °C / 100.4 F.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.8 °C / 83.8 F (-9.2 °C / -16.6 F).
Prime95+FurMark stress (top)
Prime95+FurMark stress (top)
System idle (bottom)
System idle (bottom)
Witcher 3 stress (top)
Witcher 3 stress (top)
Witcher 3 stress (bottom)
Witcher 3 stress (bottom)
System idle (top)
System idle (top)
Prime95+FurMark stress (bottom)
Prime95+FurMark stress (bottom)

Stress Test

System idle
System idle
Witcher 3 stress
Witcher 3 stress
Prime95 stress
Prime95 stress
Prime95+FurMark stress
Prime95+FurMark stress
CPU Clock (GHz) GPU Clock (MHz) Average CPU Temperature (°C) Average GPU Temperature (°C)
System Idle -- -- 47 44
Prime95 Stress 2.2 -- 65 52
Prime95 + FurMark Stress 2.3 - 2.4 735 81 69
Witcher 3 Stress 2.8 - 3.0 1365 71 65

Speakers

Pink noise at maximum volume. Audio quality is good with no major vibrations on the palm rests, but it's nothing special
Pink noise at maximum volume. Audio quality is good with no major vibrations on the palm rests, but it's nothing special
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2037.837.837.82533.330.933.33124.827.124.84028.525.628.55026.326.326.36331.627.931.68035.625.535.610040.623.740.612544.125.344.11605221.35220056.728.356.725061.81961.831567.118.767.140069.919.969.950072.317.572.36307415.27480077.313.977.3100081.713.381.7125077.514.577.5160077.614.377.6200074.913.674.9250074.113.574.1315073.313.473.3400073.213.773.2500070.813.870.8630068.414.168.4800065.314.165.31000062.414.162.41250057.21457.21600052.81352.8SPL87.127.187.1N69.9169.9median 69.9median 14.1median 69.9Delta8.13.18.135.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6median 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseRazer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-QApple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (87.1 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 16.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.7% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (4.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.6% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (3.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (15.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 37% of all tested devices in this class were better, 4% similar, 59% worse
» The best had a delta of 6%, average was 17%, worst was 37%
Compared to all devices tested
» 17% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 79% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 11.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (9.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 2% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 97% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 20%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 2% of all tested devices were better, 0% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%