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Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition in Review: Solid Workstation with a Lot of Performance

Sascha Mölck, 👁 Sebastian Jentsch (translated by Marius S.), 12/03/2019

Honed Blade. The Blade 15 Studio Edition is Razer's prime 15.6-inch workstation. The laptop shines with a high performance level, a 4K OLED touchscreen display and a Thunderbolt 3 port. The memory configuration is solid as well: 32 GB of RAM, 16 GB of VRAM and an NVMe-SSD (1 TB).

We are not unfamiliar with Razer's workstation. Today's test model is identical in construction to the Blade 15 Advanced Model. The Studio Edition is equipped with the Core i7-9750H processor and the Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q GPU to be able to deliver the required performance. Competitors include other workstations such as the Lenovo ThinkPad P53, Dell Precision 5540, Fujitsu Celsius H780 and the HP ZBook Studio G5.

Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q - 16384 MB, Core: 600-1350 MHz, Memory: 1500 MHz, GDDR6, 256-bit interface, Nvidia 441.28, Optimus
Memory
32768 MB 
, DDR4-2666, dual-channel, two memory slots (both occupied), up to 64 GB
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixel 282 PPI, capacitive, 10 multi-touch points, Samsung SDCA029, OLED, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel Cannon Lake HM370
Storage
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR, 1024 GB 
, , 887 GB free
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: combined audio jack, Card Reader: SD, SDHC, SDXC, TV Card: HD, TPM 2.0
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5
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, 5209 mAh Lithium-Ion, 15.4 V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 0.9
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, cleaning cloth, MS Office 365 (trial version), Razer Synapse, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.21 kg ( = 77.96 oz / 4.87 pounds), Power Supply: 755 g ( = 26.63 oz / 1.66 pounds)
Price
4400 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

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RatingDateModelWeightHeightSizeResolutionBest Price
87%12/2019Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition
9750H, Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q
2.2 kg17.8 mm15.6"3840x2160
89%05/2019Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
9750H, GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
2.2 kg17.8 mm15.6"1920x1080
90%11/2019Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE
9850H, Quadro RTX 5000 (Laptop)
2.7 kg29.4 mm15.6"1920x1080
85%06/2019MSI P65 Creator 9SF-657
9880H, GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
1.9 kg18 mm15.6"3840x2160
87%11/2019Dell Precision 5540
9980HK, Quadro T2000 Max-Q
2 kg17 mm15.6"3840x2160
86%04/2019Fujitsu Celsius H780
8850H, Quadro P2000
2.8 kg31.9 mm15.6"1920x1080
87%11/2018HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
8750H, Quadro P1000
2.1 kg18.9 mm15.6"3840x2160

Case - Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition with Robust Chassis

Razer's Studio Edition of the Blade 15 relies on an identical metal chassis as the Advanced Model. The fairly angular chassis comes with rounded-off corners. The minimalist design does not include a lot of bells and whistles. The color variation is called Mercury White - a light silver-gray shade. An optical drive does not exist - there is no option to upgrade the laptop with one, either. In order to get to the inside, the bottom plate has to be removed. More on this later. The battery is non-removable.

The chassis shows no flaws in terms of build quality. The clearances are even and there are no sharp edges. Additionally, the case is very robust. Both the lid and the base unit have a high rigidity. Twisting the unit is very difficult. Warping the surfaces of the base unit would require a large amount of force. Furthermore, applying pressure to the back of the lid does not result in image distortions. The hinges hold the lid firmly in place with minimal teetering. The display can be opened to a maximum angle of around 130 degrees. The lid can be opened with just one hand.

The Blade 15 is the most compact 15.6-inch workstation in our comparison. Most of the competing devices have a larger footprint. In terms of weight, the Blade comes in somewhere in the middle.

Size Comparison

380 mm / 15 inch 258 mm / 10.2 inch 31.9 mm / 1.256 inch 2.8 kg6.07 lbs377.4 mm / 14.9 inch 252.3 mm / 9.93 inch 29.4 mm / 1.157 inch 2.7 kg5.93 lbs360 mm / 14.2 inch 254 mm / 10 inch 18.9 mm / 0.744 inch 2.1 kg4.61 lbs357 mm / 14.1 inch 247 mm / 9.72 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 1.9 kg4.19 lbs357 mm / 14.1 inch 236 mm / 9.29 inch 17 mm / 0.669 inch 2 kg4.41 lbs355 mm / 14 inch 235 mm / 9.25 inch 17.8 mm / 0.701 inch 2.2 kg4.87 lbs355 mm / 14 inch 235 mm / 9.25 inch 17.8 mm / 0.701 inch 2.2 kg4.87 lbs

Connectivity - Razer Laptop with Thunderbolt 3

Razer's workstation offers a well-rounded port selection. The three USB Type-A ports adhere to the USB 3.2 Gen 1 standard. Furthermore, there are two video outputs (HDMI, Mini-DisplayPort). A third video output is available in the form of the Thunderbolt 3 port (DisplayPort via USB Type-C). The latter also allows users to connect docking stations or an external GPU. However, the laptop cannot be powered via USB Type-C. Thunderbolt 3 can only provide up to 100 watts. Under load, the consumption of the Blade is far higher.

Left: AC adapter, 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A), combined audio jack
Left: AC adapter, 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A), combined audio jack
Right: card reader (SD), Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A), HDMI, MiniDisplayPort, cable lock port
Right: card reader (SD), Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A), HDMI, MiniDisplayPort, cable lock port

SD Card Reader

Unlike the Advanced Model, the Studio Edition of the Blade 15 has a built-in card reader. It was able to transfer 250 jpg image files (around 5 MB each) at a rate of 78.3 MB/s. Thus, this card reader is one of the faster models. That being said, card readers of the competing devices achieve even higher transfer rates. We test all card readers with our reference card (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II).

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
185 MB/s ∼100% +136%
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
174 MB/s ∼94% +122%
Dell Precision 5540
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
173 MB/s ∼94% +121%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
146 MB/s ∼79% +86%
Average of class Workstation
  (17.2 - 213, n=65)
137 MB/s ∼74% +75%
Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
78.3 MB/s ∼42%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
211.6 MB/s ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
202.4 MB/s ∼96%
Dell Precision 5540
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
188.7 MB/s ∼89%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
174.4 MB/s ∼82%
Average of class Workstation
  (18.4 - 255, n=64)
171 MB/s ∼81%

Communication

The Blade 15's Wi-Fi module stems from Intel (Wi-Fi 6 AX200). It not only supports the established Wi-Fi standards 802.11a/b/g/n/ac but also the new ax standard (= Wi-Fi 6). The test results we gathered under optimal conditions (no other Wi-Fi devices in proximity, short distance between the laptop and the server) were excellent. The workstation does not provide an Ethernet port. Users who need this particular interface will have to rely on an appropriate USB adapter.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (Intel X550-T2)
1485 (min: 1319, max: 1589) MBit/s ∼100% +8%
Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (Killer E2500)
622 MBit/s ∼42% -55%
Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (iperf 3.1.3)
1375 (min: 1256, max: 1426) MBit/s ∼93%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
688 MBit/s ∼46% -50%
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
Intel Wireless-AC 9560 (iperf 3.1.3)
666 (min: 328, max: 700) MBit/s ∼45% -52%
Average of class Workstation
  (292 - 1557, n=53)
659 MBit/s ∼44% -52%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
Intel Wireless-AC 9560 (iperf 3.1.3)
636 (min: 613, max: 655) MBit/s ∼43% -54%
Dell Precision 5540
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (Killer E2500)
628 MBit/s ∼42% -54%
MSI P65 Creator 9SF-657
Intel Cannon Lake-H/S CNVi: WiFi (iperf 3.1.3)
490 (min: 376, max: 596) MBit/s ∼33% -64%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (iperf 3.1.3)
1642 (min: 1543, max: 1735) MBit/s ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (Intel X550-T2)
1470 (min: 1418, max: 1509) MBit/s ∼90% -10%
Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (Killer E2500)
675 MBit/s ∼41% -59%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
718 MBit/s ∼44% -56%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
Intel Wireless-AC 9560 (iperf 3.1.3)
659 (min: 649, max: 666) MBit/s ∼40% -60%
MSI P65 Creator 9SF-657
Intel Cannon Lake-H/S CNVi: WiFi
650 (min: 629, max: 713) MBit/s ∼40% -60%
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
Intel Wireless-AC 9560 (iperf 3.1.3)
633 (min: 606, max: 660) MBit/s ∼39% -61%
Average of class Workstation
  (83 - 1642, n=53)
600 MBit/s ∼37% -63%
Dell Precision 5540
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (Killer E2500)
592 MBit/s ∼36% -64%
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Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1375 (1256-1426)
Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; Intel X550-T2: Ø1485 (1319-1589)
MSI P65 Creator 9SF-657 Intel Cannon Lake-H/S CNVi: WiFi; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø489 (376-596)
Fujitsu Celsius H780 Intel Wireless-AC 9560; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø636 (613-655)
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA Intel Wireless-AC 9560; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø654 (328-700)
Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1641 (1543-1735)
Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; Intel X550-T2: Ø1469 (1418-1509)
MSI P65 Creator 9SF-657 Intel Cannon Lake-H/S CNVi: WiFi; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10: Ø650 (629-713)
Fujitsu Celsius H780 Intel Wireless-AC 9560; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø659 (649-666)
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA Intel Wireless-AC 9560; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø633 (606-660)

Webcam

The installed webcam can capture images at a maximum resolution of 1280x720 pixels. The results are somewhat washed-out and lacking in terms of sharpness.

Accessories

Aside from the usual paperwork (quick-start guide, warranty information), the accessories also include a cleaning cloth.

Maintenance

There is no maintenance hatch on this laptop. In order to reach the components, the bottom panel needs to be removed - this does not require a lot of effort, however. After loosening all of the Torx screws on the bottom, the bottom panel can be easily removed. Subsequently, users have access to the RAM, SSD, battery, fans and the Wi-Fi module.

Warranty

The laptop comes with a 12-month warranty. It is possible to extend this time frame to three years (including accidental damage protection; RazerCare Elite) for 300 Euros (~$333).

Input Devices - The Workstation's Keyboard Could Be Better

Keyboard

Razer equips the Blade 15 with an illuminated chiclet keyboard. The even, slightly roughened keys offer shallow key travel and a crisp feedback. However, resistance of the keys is slightly less pronounced than we would like. Two function keys are used to control the backlight, which has multiple intensity levels. Overall, Razer delivers a keyboard suitable for daily use. That being said, the keyboard is not well-suited to large, regular typing tasks.

Touchpad

The multi-touch enabled ClickPad occupies an area of around 13 x 8 cm. Thus, there is a lot of space for gesture controls. The touchpad also has good gliding properties and a surface that is responsive all the way to the edges. The touchpad offers short travel and a crisp feedback.

Touchscreen

The capacitive touchscreen of the Blade supports 10 multi-touch points and quickly reacts to inputs. We did not encounter any issues with it during our tests.

Input devices
Input devices

Display - Deep Blacks Thanks to OLED

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

The 15.6-inch OLED touchscreen display of the Blade 15 has a native resolution of 3840x2160 pixels. The screen shines with an excellent contrast ratio (24,067:1), black value (0.015) and a good brightness level (356.7 cd/m²). Furthermore, the response times are fast. Positive: The display does not exhibit PWM flickering.

357
cd/m²
370
cd/m²
372
cd/m²
346
cd/m²
361
cd/m²
361
cd/m²
332
cd/m²
364
cd/m²
347
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Samsung SDCA029
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 372 cd/m² Average: 356.7 cd/m² Minimum: 4.4 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 89 %
Center on Battery: 361 cd/m²
Contrast: 24067:1 (Black: 0.015 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.3 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6, calibrated: 4.7
ΔE Greyscale 2.1 | 0.64-98 Ø6.2
100% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 86% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.14
Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition
OLED, 3840x2160, 15.6
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE
IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
MSI P65 Creator 9SF-657
IPS, 3840x2160, 15.6
Dell Precision 5540
OLED, 3840x2160, 15.6
Fujitsu Celsius H780
IPS LED, 1920x1080, 15.6
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
IPS LED, 3840x2160, 15.6
Response Times
-244%
-855%
-1138%
14%
-869%
-1324%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
3 (1, 2)
12.8 (6.8, 6)
-327%
38.4 (18.8, 19.6)
-1180%
51 (24, 27)
-1600%
2.8 (1.2, 1.6)
7%
38 (18.8, 19.2)
-1167%
60.8 (30, 30.8)
-1927%
Response Time Black / White *
4 (2, 2)
10.4 (6, 4.4)
-160%
25.2 (15.2, 10)
-530%
31 (18, 13)
-675%
3.2 (1.2, 2)
20%
26.8 (16.4, 10.4)
-570%
32.8 (16.4, 16.4)
-720%
PWM Frequency
23810 (10)
26040 (77)
240.9 (50)
20830 (60)
Screen
-164%
-203%
-336%
17%
-180%
-177%
Brightness middle
361
293
-19%
510
41%
445
23%
427
18%
271
-25%
417
16%
Brightness
357
270
-24%
468
31%
462
29%
411
15%
260
-27%
412
15%
Brightness Distribution
89
87
-2%
89
0%
83
-7%
89
0%
86
-3%
85
-4%
Black Level *
0.015
0.29
-1833%
0.36
-2300%
0.5
-3233%
0.29
-1833%
0.29
-1833%
Contrast
24067
1010
-96%
1417
-94%
890
-96%
934
-96%
1438
-94%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
5.3
1.69
68%
2.3
57%
4.75
10%
3.2
40%
3.9
26%
4.4
17%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
11.5
3.37
71%
5.5
52%
7.79
32%
8.4
27%
10.2
11%
6.7
42%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
4.7
1.24
74%
1.2
74%
2.8
40%
2.9
38%
1.9
60%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
2.1
2.3
-10%
3.2
-52%
4.49
-114%
1.8
14%
2.6
-24%
5
-138%
Gamma
2.14 103%
2.3 96%
2.34 94%
2.49 88%
2.15 102%
2.29 96%
2.28 96%
CCT
6149 106%
6758 96%
7036 92%
7374 88%
6176 105%
6517 100%
7575 86%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
86
63
-27%
59.4
-31%
87
1%
86.8
1%
56.1
-35%
62.3
-28%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
100
98.5
-1%
93.1
-7%
100
0%
100
0%
85.8
-14%
96
-4%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-204% / -176%
-529% / -303%
-737% / -469%
16% / 17%
-525% / -286%
-751% / -354%

* ... smaller is better

The screen displays a good color accuracy ex-factory. At a DeltaE-2000 color deviation of 5.3, it does not reach the ideal value (DeltaE of less than 3), however. The display does not suffer from a blue tint. Our calibration only marginally improved the display's accuracy. Here, the color deviation dropped to 4.7 and the grayscale was depicted in a slightly more balanced manner. In terms of color-space coverage, the display achieves good results. More specifically, it reaches color-space coverage of 86% (AdobeRGB) and 100% (sRGB), respectively.

CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Saturation Sweeps
CalMAN - Saturation Sweeps
CalMAN - ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN - ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN - Saturation Sweeps (calibrated)
CalMAN - Saturation Sweeps (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
4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 2 ms rise
↘ 2 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 2 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.8 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
3 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 1 ms rise
↘ 2 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (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 (39.4 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 9338 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Razer uses an OLED panel with good viewing angles in this version of the Blade. Display content is discernible from any position. This also applies to outdoor use, as long as the sun does not shine too brightly. Otherwise, the glossy display negatively impacts the visual experience.

The Blade outdoors
The Blade outdoors
The Blade outdoors
The Blade outdoors
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance - Sufficient for All Use Cases

With the Blade 15 Studio Edition, Razer has created a 15.6-inch workstation with more than enough performance for all common usage scenarios. Our test configuration can be purchased for approximately 4,400 Euros (~$4,878). There are no other configurations available at this time.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWInfo
LatencyMon
Intel XTU

Test Conditions

The preinstalled Razer Synapse Software gives users control over the fan speeds as well as the CPU and GPU performance. All of our tests have been performed using the automatic fan control and the power profile "Balanced". We also performed some benchmarks with the CPU and GPU performance set to their maximum levels. The results can be found in the comparison tables and we will point out non-default settings if applicable.

Processor

The Blade 15 is powered by a six-core Core-i7-9750H (Coffee Lake refresh). The CPU runs at a base clock of 2.6 GHz. The maximum Turbo Boost frequencies are 4 GHz (on all six cores), 4.1 GHz (five cores), 4.2 (four cores), 4.3 GHz (three cores) or 4.5 GHz (one core).

During the Cinebench R15 multithread test, we recorded clock speeds between 2.9 and 3.4 GHz. Subsequently, the clock rate drops to 2.7 GHz. During the single-thread test, the processor runs at 4 to 4.3 GHz. In battery mode, these values are reduced to 2.5 to 2.6 GHz (multithread) or 2.1 to 2.9 GHz (single-thread).

Multithread (on mains)
Multithread (on mains)
Single-thread (on mains)
Single-thread (on mains)
Multithread (battery mode)
Multithread (battery mode)
Single-thread (battery mode)
Single-thread (battery mode)

By running the Cinebench R15 multithread benchmark in a loop for at least 30 minutes, we test the CPU's ability to maintain its Turbo Boost indefinitely. The results begin to drop by the third loop and then stabilize at a relatively consistent level. During this, a frequency slightly above the base clock is maintained.

The results of the Cinebench R15 loop are disappointing. Here, the processor does not exhaust its capabilities. This can be fixed, however. After setting the CPU performance to its maximum in Razer's Synapse software, the Studio Edition of the Blade 15 achieves scores that are almost identical to those of the Advanced Model, which is equipped with the same CPU.

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Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition Intel Core i7-9750H, Intel Core i7-9750H: Ø899 (868.36-984.66)
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q Intel Core i7-9750H, Intel Core i7-9750H: Ø1056 (1046.13-1175)
Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE Intel Core i7-9850H, Intel Core i7-9850H: Ø1114 (1097.03-1230.35)
MSI P65 Creator 9SF-657 Intel Core i9-9880H, Intel Core i9-9880H: Ø1439 (1417.84-1545.36)
Dell Precision 5540 Intel Core i9-9980HK, Intel Core i9-9980HK: Ø1288 (1207.8-1407.71)
Fujitsu Celsius H780 Intel Core i7-8850H, Intel Core i7-8850H: Ø1023 (1008-1102)
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA Intel Core i7-8750H, Intel Core i7-8750H: Ø1018 (1008.9-1100.84)
Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition Intel Core i7-9750H, Intel Core i7-9750H; Max. CPU-Leistung: Ø1044 (1037.21-1164.58)
CPU clock speeds during the Cinebench R15 loop
CPU clock speeds during the Cinebench R15 loop
CPU clock speeds during the Cinebench R15 loop (maximum CPU performance)
CPU clock speeds during the Cinebench R15 loop (maximum CPU performance)
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
6902
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
28251
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
6814
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
178 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
985 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
176.01 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
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Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE
Intel Core i7-9850H
196.53 Points ∼100% +10%
MSI P65 Creator 9SF-657
Intel Core i9-9880H
196 Points ∼100% +10%
Dell Precision 5540
Intel Core i9-9980HK
193 Points ∼98% +8%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
Intel Core i7-8850H
185 Points ∼94% +4%
Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition
Intel Core i7-9750H (Max. CPU-Leistung)
183 Points ∼93% +3%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (170 - 194, n=64)
183 Points ∼93% +3%
Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition
Intel Core i7-9750H
178 Points ∼91%
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
Intel Core i7-8750H
175 Points ∼89% -2%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
Intel Core i7-9750H
175 Points ∼89% -2%
Average of class Workstation
  (117 - 214, n=101)
160 Points ∼81% -10%
CPU Multi 64Bit
MSI P65 Creator 9SF-657
Intel Core i9-9880H
1545 Points ∼100% +57%
Dell Precision 5540
Intel Core i9-9980HK
1407 (min: 1126.13, max: 1407) Points ∼91% +43%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (964 - 1306, n=66)
1182 Points ∼77% +20%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
Intel Core i7-9750H
1175 Points ∼76% +19%
Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition
Intel Core i7-9750H (Max. CPU-Leistung)
1165 Points ∼75% +18%
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
Intel Core i7-8750H
1127 Points ∼73% +14%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
Intel Core i7-8850H
1116 Points ∼72% +13%
Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE
Intel Core i7-9850H
1108.8 (min: 1097.03, max: 1230.35) Points ∼72% +13%
Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition
Intel Core i7-9750H
985 Points ∼64%
Average of class Workstation
  (260 - 1623, n=104)
774 Points ∼50% -21%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit
Dell Precision 5540
Intel Core i9-9980HK
9734 Points ∼100% +41%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (6659 - 7214, n=10)
6917 Points ∼71% 0%
Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition
Intel Core i7-9750H
6902 Points ∼71%
Average of class Workstation
  (3094 - 9734, n=93)
5497 Points ∼56% -20%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
Dell Precision 5540
Intel Core i9-9980HK
50439 Points ∼100% +79%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (28251 - 36304, n=10)
33647 Points ∼67% +19%
Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition
Intel Core i7-9750H
28251 Points ∼56%
Average of class Workstation
  (3806 - 50439, n=94)
20280 Points ∼40% -28%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (416 - 468, n=39)
441 Points ∼100% +1%
Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition
Intel Core i7-9750H (Max. CPU-Leistung)
437 Points ∼99% 0%
Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition
Intel Core i7-9750H
436 Points ∼99%
Average of class Workstation
  (374 - 465, n=10)
434 Points ∼98% 0%
CPU (Multi Core)
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (2051 - 3110, n=39)
2588 Points ∼100% +26%
Average of class Workstation
  (988 - 2791, n=11)
2199 Points ∼85% +7%
Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition
Intel Core i7-9750H (Max. CPU-Leistung)
2198 Points ∼85% +7%
Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition
Intel Core i7-9750H
2051 Points ∼79%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (21185 - 23587, n=7)
22613 Points ∼100% +7%
Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition
Intel Core i7-9750H
21185 Points ∼94%
Average of class Workstation
  (5939 - 21185, n=14)
13101 Points ∼58% -38%
32 Bit Single-Core Score
Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition
Intel Core i7-9750H
4269 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (4143 - 4428, n=7)
4258 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Workstation
  (2964 - 4269, n=14)
3708 Points ∼87% -13%
Geekbench 4.4
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Dell Precision 5540
Intel Core i9-9980HK
28625 Points ∼100% +37%
Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE
Intel Core i7-9850H
23715 Points ∼83% +14%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
Intel Core i7-8850H
22348 Points ∼78% +7%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (17054 - 25043, n=15)
21791 Points ∼76% +4%
Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition
Intel Core i7-9750H
20857 Points ∼73%
Average of class Workstation
  (8278 - 28625, n=19)
19711 Points ∼69% -5%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Dell Precision 5540
Intel Core i9-9980HK
5617 Points ∼100% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE
Intel Core i7-9850H
5594 Points ∼100% +5%
Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition
Intel Core i7-9750H
5346 Points ∼95%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (4440 - 5476, n=15)
5215 Points ∼93% -2%
Average of class Workstation
  (4077 - 6068, n=19)
5191 Points ∼92% -3%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
Intel Core i7-8850H
5153 Points ∼92% -4%
Geekbench 5
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Dell Precision 5540
Intel Core i9-9980HK
7072 Points ∼100% +35%
Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE
Intel Core i7-9850H
5886 Points ∼83% +12%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (4957 - 6029, n=3)
5410 Points ∼76% +3%
Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition
Intel Core i7-9750H
5245 Points ∼74%
Average of class Workstation
  (3159 - 7072, n=8)
4631 Points ∼65% -12%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Dell Precision 5540
Intel Core i9-9980HK
1243 Points ∼100% +6%
Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE
Intel Core i7-9850H
1203 Points ∼97% +3%
Average of class Workstation
  (1135 - 1243, n=8)
1197 Points ∼96% +2%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (1169 - 1224, n=3)
1188 Points ∼96% +1%
Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition
Intel Core i7-9750H
1171 Points ∼94%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
Intel Core i7-8750H (Edge)
1130.9 ms * ∼100% -6%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
Intel Core i7-9750H (Edge 44.17763.1.0)
1078.8 ms * ∼95% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (1055 - 1713, n=42)
1077 ms * ∼95% -1%
Average of class Workstation
  (1055 - 2263, n=51)
1069 ms * ∼95% -0%
Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition
Intel Core i7-9750H (Edge 44)
1067 ms * ∼94%
Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE
Intel Core i7-9850H (Edge 44.18362.387.0)
1014.8 ms * ∼90% +5%
Dell Precision 5540
Intel Core i9-9980HK
705.4 ms * ∼62% +34%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Dell Precision 5540
Intel Core i9-9980HK
44780 Points ∼100% +28%
Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE
Intel Core i7-9850H (Edge 44.18362.387.0)
38630 Points ∼86% +11%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
Intel Core i7-9750H (Edge 44.17763.1.0)
36865 Points ∼82% +6%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (22874 - 39708, n=41)
36045 Points ∼80% +3%
Average of class Workstation
  (14774 - 44780, n=48)
35377 Points ∼79% +1%
Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition
Intel Core i7-9750H (Edge 44)
34861 Points ∼78%
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
Intel Core i7-8750H (Edge)
34667 Points ∼77% -1%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE
Intel Core i7-9850H (Edge 44.18362.387.0)
280.8 Points ∼100% +9%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
Intel Core i7-9750H (Edge 44.17763.1.0)
265.68 Points ∼95% +4%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
Intel Core i7-8850H (Edge)
264.2 Points ∼94% +3%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (212 - 280, n=40)
259 Points ∼92% +1%
Dell Precision 5540
Intel Core i9-9980HK
256.73 Points ∼91% 0%
Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition
Intel Core i7-9750H (Edge 44)
256.51 Points ∼91%
Average of class Workstation
  (176 - 316, n=47)
255 Points ∼91% -1%
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
Intel Core i7-8750H (Edge)
250.42 Points ∼89% -2%

* ... smaller is better

System Performance

The 15.6-inch device does not lack system performance. A strong six-core processor, dual-channel memory and a fast NVMe SSD ensure smooth, responsive system operation. On top of that, the laptop contains a high-end GPU. As the very good PCMark benchmark scores show, the laptop's performance is high enough for all common use cases.

The RAM runs in dual-channel mode. Up to 64 GB is supported
The RAM runs in dual-channel mode. Up to 64 GB is supported
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3551 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
3820 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4454 points
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PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
7236 Points ∼100% +10%
MSI P65 Creator 9SF-657
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 9880H, 2x Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ (RAID 0)
7161 Points ∼99% +8%
Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE
Quadro RTX 5000 (Laptop), 9850H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
7033 Points ∼97% +7%
Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition
Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, 9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
6601 Points ∼91%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q
 
6601 Points ∼91% 0%
Dell Precision 5540
Quadro T2000 Max-Q, 9980HK, SK hynix PC400 512 GB
5960 Points ∼82% -10%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
Quadro P2000, 8850H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
5880 Points ∼81% -11%
Average of class Workstation
  (2329 - 8528, n=44)
5180 Points ∼72% -22%
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
Quadro P1000, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4741 Points ∼66% -28%
Productivity
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
8200 Points ∼100% +19%
Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE
Quadro RTX 5000 (Laptop), 9850H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
7657 Points ∼93% +11%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
Quadro P2000, 8850H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
7377 Points ∼90% +7%
Dell Precision 5540
Quadro T2000 Max-Q, 9980HK, SK hynix PC400 512 GB
7060 Points ∼86% +2%
Average of class Workstation
  (3998 - 8307, n=44)
7056 Points ∼86% +2%
Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition
Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, 9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
6892 Points ∼84%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q
 
6892 Points ∼84% 0%
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
Quadro P1000, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
6573 Points ∼80% -5%
MSI P65 Creator 9SF-657
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 9880H, 2x Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ (RAID 0)
5986 Points ∼73% -13%
Essentials
Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE
Quadro RTX 5000 (Laptop), 9850H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
9603 Points ∼100% +7%
Dell Precision 5540
Quadro T2000 Max-Q, 9980HK, SK hynix PC400 512 GB
9580 Points ∼100% +7%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
9109 Points ∼95% +2%
Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition
Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, 9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
8970 Points ∼93%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q
 
8970 Points ∼93% 0%
MSI P65 Creator 9SF-657
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 9880H, 2x Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ (RAID 0)
8961 Points ∼93% 0%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
Quadro P2000, 8850H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
8632 Points ∼90% -4%
Average of class Workstation
  (5223 - 9917, n=44)
8575 Points ∼89% -4%
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
Quadro P1000, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
7739 Points ∼81% -14%
Score
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
5839 Points ∼100% +10%
Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE
Quadro RTX 5000 (Laptop), 9850H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
5754 Points ∼99% +8%
Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition
Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, 9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
5317 Points ∼91%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q
 
5317 Points ∼91% 0%
Dell Precision 5540
Quadro T2000 Max-Q, 9980HK, SK hynix PC400 512 GB
5296 Points ∼91% 0%
MSI P65 Creator 9SF-657
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 9880H, 2x Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ (RAID 0)
5211 Points ∼89% -2%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
Quadro P2000, 8850H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
5167 Points ∼88% -3%
Average of class Workstation
  (2817 - 6255, n=45)
4825 Points ∼83% -9%
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
Quadro P1000, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4462 Points ∼76% -16%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
5749 Points ∼100% +29%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
Quadro P2000, 8850H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
5256 Points ∼91% +18%
Average of class Workstation
  (3311 - 5655, n=81)
4829 Points ∼84% +8%
Dell Precision 5540
Quadro T2000 Max-Q, 9980HK, SK hynix PC400 512 GB
4558 Points ∼79% +2%
MSI P65 Creator 9SF-657
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 9880H, 2x Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ (RAID 0)
4482 Points ∼78% +1%
Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition
Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, 9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
4454 Points ∼77%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q
 
4454 Points ∼77% 0%
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
Quadro P1000, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4453 Points ∼77% 0%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4380 Points ∼100% +23%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
Quadro P2000, 8850H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4230 Points ∼97% +19%
Average of class Workstation
  (2320 - 5505, n=82)
3975 Points ∼91% +12%
Dell Precision 5540
Quadro T2000 Max-Q, 9980HK, SK hynix PC400 512 GB
3684 Points ∼84% +4%
Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition
Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, 9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
3551 Points ∼81%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q
 
3551 Points ∼81% 0%
MSI P65 Creator 9SF-657
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 9880H, 2x Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ (RAID 0)
3505 Points ∼80% -1%
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
Quadro P1000, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
3433 Points ∼78% -3%

Storage Solution

A Samsung NVMe SSD serves as the system drive. This particular model comes in the M.2-2280 form factor and offers 1 TB of storage space. Around 887 GB is available to users ex-factory. The remaining storage space is occupied by the recovery partition and Windows files. Thanks to the PCI Express interface, the SSD achieves outstanding data transfer rates.

An SSD serves as the system drive
An SSD serves as the system drive
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
Sequential Read: 1308 MB/s
Sequential Write: 1586 MB/s
512K Read: 1039 MB/s
512K Write: 744.1 MB/s
4K Read: 60.13 MB/s
4K Write: 120.9 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 605.1 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 531.6 MB/s
Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
MSI P65 Creator 9SF-657
2x Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ (RAID 0)
Dell Precision 5540
SK hynix PC400 512 GB
Fujitsu Celsius H780
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
Average Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
16%
26%
56%
-4%
-2%
-4%
13%
Write 4K
100.4
137.2
37%
146.96
46%
105.6
5%
98
-2%
98.29
-2%
102.7
2%
115 (92.4 - 142, n=11)
15%
Read 4K
42.03
46.82
11%
48.3
15%
46.32
10%
41.25
-2%
40.18
-4%
38.32
-9%
43.3 (37 - 52.6, n=11)
3%
Write Seq
1185
1221
3%
1402.1
18%
2910
146%
1295
9%
1777
50%
1417
20%
1883 (1185 - 2372, n=11)
59%
Read Seq
1132
1217
8%
1503.44
33%
2820
149%
1441
27%
1247
10%
1289
14%
1594 (1005 - 2272, n=11)
41%
Write 4K Q32T1
371.4
526.6
42%
475.17
28%
545
47%
429.2
16%
344.7
-7%
278.9
-25%
366 (205 - 603, n=11)
-1%
Read 4K Q32T1
422.6
614
45%
580.78
37%
632.2
50%
400.1
-5%
383.1
-9%
348.8
-17%
373 (270 - 470, n=11)
-12%
Write Seq Q32T1
2379
1986
-17%
2935.6
23%
3349
41%
1366
-43%
2019
-15%
1895
-20%
2394 (2379 - 2404, n=11)
1%
Read Seq Q32T1
3222
3234
0%
3538.8
10%
3333
3%
2201
-32%
2076
-36%
3352
4%
3195 (2251 - 3464, n=11)
-1%

GPU Performance

The Blade is equipped with a Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q GPU from Nvidia. This version of the regular RTX 5000 has been optimized for efficiency, making it a particularly good fit for thin and light laptops. The GPU is based on the Turing architecture and is the professional counterpart of the GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q GPU. It has access to fast GDDR6 memory (16.384 GB).

The RTX 5000 Max-Q has a base clock of 600 MHz. This clock rate can be increased to up to 1,350 MHz via Turbo Boost. While the GPU remains below a predefined temperature or energy threshold, even higher frequencies are possible. We measured a maximum clock speed of 1,815 MHz. The GPU runs with an average clock speed of 1,180 MHz during our The Witcher 3 test.

The 3DMark results match our expectations. The processor's integrated UHD Graphics 630 GPU is active and the laptop uses Nvidia's graphics-switching technology, Optimus.

There are three variants of the RTX 5000 Max-Q GPU with TGPs of 80, 85, and 90 watts. Our test device is equipped with the 80-watt model. If maximum GPU performance is selected from within the Razer Synapse software, the TGP is increased to 85 watts. As a result, the performance is slightly increased and the benchmark scores are slightly improved. Our The Witcher 3 test below illustrates this.

Fire Strike
Fire Strike
Fire Strike Ultra
Fire Strike Ultra
Time Spy
Time Spy
Port Royal
Port Royal
Fire Strike (maximum GPU performance)
Fire Strike (maximum GPU performance)
Fire Strike Ultra (maximum GPU performance)
Fire Strike Ultra (maximum GPU performance)
Time Spy (maximum GPU performance)
Time Spy (maximum GPU performance)
Port Royal (maximum GPU performance)
Port Royal (maximum GPU performance)
3DMark Vantage P Result
52289 points
3DMark 11 Performance
19787 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
66054 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
25769 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
16320 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
6801 points
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3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H
27762 Points ∼100% +5%
Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H
26465 Points ∼95%
Average NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q
 
26465 Points ∼95% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
24156 Points ∼87% -9%
MSI P65 Creator 9SF-657
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-9880H
20837 Points ∼75% -21%
Dell Precision 5540
NVIDIA Quadro T2000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-9980HK
11468 Points ∼41% -57%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Core i7-8850H
8573 Points ∼31% -68%
Average of class Workstation
  (841 - 26465, n=114)
6818 Points ∼25% -74%
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Intel Core i7-8750H
5982 Points ∼22% -77%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H
7840 Points ∼100% +10%
Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H (Max. GPU)
7734 Points ∼99% +8%
Average NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q
  (7153 - 7734, n=2)
7444 Points ∼95% +4%
Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H
7153 Points ∼91%
Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
6999 Points ∼89% -2%
Average of class Workstation
  (566 - 7734, n=34)
3317 Points ∼42% -54%
Dell Precision 5540
NVIDIA Quadro T2000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-9980HK
3066 Points ∼39% -57%
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Intel Core i7-8750H
1395 Points ∼18% -80%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H (Max. GPU)
20913 Points ∼100% +6%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H
20718 Points ∼99% +5%
Average NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q
  (19821 - 20913, n=2)
20367 Points ∼97% +3%
Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H
19821 Points ∼95%
Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
18247 Points ∼87% -8%
MSI P65 Creator 9SF-657
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-9880H
16100 Points ∼77% -19%
Dell Precision 5540
NVIDIA Quadro T2000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-9980HK
8107 Points ∼39% -59%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Core i7-8850H
6953 Points ∼33% -65%
Average of class Workstation
  (752 - 20913, n=106)
5585 Points ∼27% -72%
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Intel Core i7-8750H
4756 Points ∼23% -76%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
116912 Points ∼100% +81%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H
115893 Points ∼99% +79%
MSI P65 Creator 9SF-657
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-9880H
65859 Points ∼56% +2%
Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H
64768 Points ∼55%
Average NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q
 
64768 Points ∼55% 0%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Core i7-8850H
44533 Points ∼38% -31%
Dell Precision 5540
NVIDIA Quadro T2000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-9980HK
42409 Points ∼36% -35%
Average of class Workstation
  (5836 - 119052, n=106)
34431 Points ∼29% -47%
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Intel Core i7-8750H
21391 Points ∼18% -67%
SPECviewperf 12
1900x1060 Solidworks (sw-03)
Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
112.52 fps ∼100% +5%
Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H (Max. CPU, max. GPU)
109.7 fps ∼97% +3%
Average NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q
  (107 - 110, n=2)
108 fps ∼96% +1%
Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H
106.8 fps ∼95%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Core i7-8850H
104.03 fps ∼92% -3%
Dell Precision 5540
NVIDIA Quadro T2000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-9980HK
100.76 fps ∼90% -6%
Average of class Workstation
  (15.6 - 212, n=89)
77.9 fps ∼69% -27%
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Intel Core i7-8750H
75.2 fps ∼67% -30%
1900x1060 Siemens NX (snx-02)
Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H (Max. CPU, max. GPU)
151.3 fps ∼100% +1%
Average NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q
  (149 - 151, n=2)
150 fps ∼99% +1%
Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H
149.2 fps ∼99%
Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
127.2 fps ∼84% -15%
Dell Precision 5540
NVIDIA Quadro T2000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-9980HK
74.58 fps ∼49% -50%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Core i7-8850H
67.59 fps ∼45% -55%
Average of class Workstation
  (4.87 - 218, n=89)
62.4 fps ∼41% -58%
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Intel Core i7-8750H
55.74 fps ∼37% -63%
1900x1060 Showcase (showcase-01)
Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H (Max. CPU, max. GPU)
98.1 fps ∼100% +3%
Average NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q
  (94.9 - 98.1, n=2)
96.5 fps ∼98% +2%
Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H
94.9 fps ∼97%
Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
92.56 fps ∼94% -2%
Dell Precision 5540
NVIDIA Quadro T2000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-9980HK
37.81 fps ∼39% -60%
Average of class Workstation
  (3.93 - 98.1, n=87)
33.7 fps ∼34% -64%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Core i7-8850H
30.42 fps ∼31% -68%
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Intel Core i7-8750H
27.42 fps ∼28% -71%
1900x1060 Medical (medical-01)
Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H (Max. CPU, max. GPU)
65 fps ∼100% +5%
Average NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q
  (62.1 - 65, n=2)
63.6 fps ∼98% +2%
Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H
62.1 fps ∼96%
Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
58.41 fps ∼90% -6%
Dell Precision 5540
NVIDIA Quadro T2000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-9980HK
35.53 fps ∼55% -43%
Average of class Workstation
  (0.99 - 79.4, n=89)
23.7 fps ∼36% -62%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Core i7-8850H
23.11 fps ∼36% -63%
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Intel Core i7-8750H
14.89 fps ∼23% -76%
1900x1060 Maya (maya-04)
Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H (Max. CPU, max. GPU)
87.2 fps ∼100% 0%
Average NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q
  (86.8 - 87.2, n=2)
87 fps ∼100% 0%
Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H
86.8 fps ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
74.82 fps ∼86% -14%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Core i7-8850H
60.27 fps ∼69% -31%
Dell Precision 5540
NVIDIA Quadro T2000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-9980HK
50.99 fps ∼58% -41%
Average of class Workstation
  (5.4 - 148, n=90)
46.9 fps ∼54% -46%
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Intel Core i7-8750H
36.99 fps ∼42% -57%
1900x1060 Energy (energy-01)
Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H (Max. CPU, max. GPU)
16.1 fps ∼100% +13%
Average NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q
  (14.2 - 16.1, n=2)
15.2 fps ∼94% +7%
Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H
14.23 fps ∼88%
Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
13.3 fps ∼83% -7%
Dell Precision 5540
NVIDIA Quadro T2000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-9980HK
7.79 fps ∼48% -45%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Core i7-8850H
5.62 fps ∼35% -61%
Average of class Workstation
  (0.06 - 16.9, n=90)
4.88 fps ∼30% -66%
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Intel Core i7-8750H
3.66 fps ∼23% -74%
1900x1060 Creo (creo-01)
Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
127.67 fps ∼100% +8%
Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H (Max. CPU, max. GPU)
120.6 fps ∼94% +2%
Average NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q
  (119 - 121, n=2)