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Razer Blade 16 (2024) laptop review: Now with super-fast Samsung OLED

OLED or Mini-LED? Laptop manufacturers don't have it easy at the moment. Intel Gen 14 has hardly delivered any improved performance, there are no new Nvidia GPUs to install—so what reasons can you give customers to purchase your yearly laptop updates? Razer sees its answer in its display: The world's first 16-inch 240-Hz OLED made by Samsung is what the manufacturer advertizes. Is its new display truly that good and are there any other new features? Our test will find out.

What's new about the Razer Blade compared to its predecessor from last year? In short: WiFi 7, Intel Gen 14 and an OLED display. The latter is what Razer advertizes as its big new feature. Even so, the predecessor model's already excellent Mini-LED options have been kept, meaning you can now choose between OLED and Mini-LED. So, in this review, we will be taking a very close look at the laptop's display in particular. Furthermore, we will check what performance Intel Gen 14 can deliver inside the Blade 16 compared to Gen 13. 

Our 2024 Razer Blade 16 will compete against other 16-inch gamers with an RTX 4090, first and foremost the Lenovo flagship Legion 9i Gen 8 16IRX8—but also the Schenker XMG Neo 16 E23 and the Asus ROG Zephyrus M16. And, of course, we will also be comparing it to its predecessor with the Gen-13-HX CPU and the RTX 4090. In order to at least have one laptop with a new Gen-14 CPU in the comparison field, we will also be pitting it against the Lenovo Legion 5i 16 G9 with the i7-14650HX.

Razer Blade 16 2024, RTX 4090 (Blade 16 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i9-14900HX 24 x 1.6 - 5.8 GHz, 140 W PL2 / Short Burst, 60 W PL1 / Sustained, Raptor Lake-HX Refresh
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU - 16 GB VRAM, 175 W TDP ( including 25 W Dynamic Boost), Geforce 551.23, Advanced Optimus
Memory
32 GB 
, DDR5-5600
Display
16.00 inch 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixel 189 PPI, Samsung SDC41AB (ATNA60DL03-0), OLED, glossy: yes, HDR, 240 Hz
Mainboard
Intel HM770 (Raptor Lake-S PCH)
Storage
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB, 2048 GB 
, 1770 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Raptor Lake-S PCH - cAVS
Connections
5 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5mm Headphone / Microphone Combo Port, Card Reader: SD Reader
Networking
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 7 BE1750W 320 MHz (BE200NGW) (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz be = Wi-Fi 7), Bluetooth Bluetooth 5
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 22 x 355 x 244 ( = 0.87 x 13.98 x 9.61 in)
Battery
95.2 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Webcam: Full HD infrared webcam with shutter, 1.080p
Primary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: 4-speaker array (2x tweeters, 2x woofers), Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.452 kg ( = 86.49 oz / 5.41 pounds), Power Supply: 967 g ( = 34.11 oz / 2.13 pounds)
Price
4850 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors compared

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
91.1 %
02/2024
Razer Blade 16 2024, RTX 4090
i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
2.5 kg22 mm16.00"2560x1600
89.8 %
03/2023
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
2.5 kg21.99 mm16.00"3840x2400
90.2 %
10/2023
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
2.6 kg22.7 mm16.00"3200x2000
87.7 %
04/2023
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 E23
i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
2.5 kg29.9 mm16.00"2560x1600
89.1 %
01/2024
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
i7-14650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
2.4 kg25.2 mm16.00"2560x1600

Case & connectivity - Metal unibody with a titanium plate

Practically nothing has changed about the laptop's case—the hardware continues to be housed within an aluminum unibody case and a titanium plate sits in the front of the base to improve its sturdiness. The case as well as the keyboard continue to be real fingerprint magnets.

One change has been made, however: You now have the choice to go for the "Mercury" edition of the Blade which features a light design. 

More information on the device's case, connectivity and input devices can be found in our reviews of the 2023 models.

Size comparison

357 mm / 14.1 inch 268 mm / 10.6 inch 29.9 mm / 1.177 inch 2.5 kg5.56 lbs359.7 mm / 14.2 inch 262.3 mm / 10.3 inch 25.2 mm / 0.992 inch 2.4 kg5.35 lbs357.7 mm / 14.1 inch 277.7 mm / 10.9 inch 22.7 mm / 0.894 inch 2.6 kg5.62 lbs355 mm / 14 inch 244 mm / 9.61 inch 22 mm / 0.866 inch 2.5 kg5.41 lbs355 mm / 14 inch 244 mm / 9.61 inch 21.99 mm / 0.866 inch 2.5 kg5.4 lbs297 mm / 11.7 inch 210 mm / 8.27 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 5.7 g0.01257 lbs
Left: power, 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen 2, USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 (PD), 3.5 mm headset
Left: power, 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen 2, USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 (PD), 3.5 mm headset
Right: SD card reader, USB-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.1, Kensington
Right: SD card reader, USB-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.1, Kensington
Back: no connections
Back: no connections
SD Card Reader
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX (Angelbird AV PRO 128 GB V60)
188.2 (162.9min - 196.43max) MB/s +10%
Razer Blade 16 2024, RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-14900HX
171 (169.48min - 194.55max) MB/s
Average of class Gaming
  (19 - 202, n=101, last 2 years)
98.8 MB/s -42%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
84.8 MB/s -50%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 E23
Intel Core i9-13900HX (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
71 MB/s -58%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX
27.1 MB/s -84%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX (Angelbird AV PRO 128 GB V60)
203.01 MB/s +12%
Razer Blade 16 2024, RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-14900HX
181.81 MB/s
Average of class Gaming
  (26 - 269, n=92, last 2 years)
122.7 MB/s -33%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
87.9 MB/s -52%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 E23
Intel Core i9-13900HX (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
83 MB/s -54%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX
28.8 MB/s -84%
Networking
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1635 (1528min - 1715max) MBit/s +4%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 E23
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1585 (642min - 1670max) MBit/s +1%
Razer Blade 16 2024, RTX 4090
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 7 BE1750W 320 MHz (BE200NGW)
1577 (796min - 1617max) MBit/s
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1489 (1329min, 1338.28P1 - 1686max) MBit/s -6%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
1308 (606min - 1544max) MBit/s -17%
Average Intel Killer Wi-Fi 7 BE1750W 320 MHz (BE200NGW)
  (831 - 1609, n=4)
1290 MBit/s -18%
Average of class Gaming
  (469 - 1780, n=153, last 2 years)
1279 MBit/s -19%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1733 (1700min - 1761max) MBit/s +8%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 E23
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1665 (839min - 1716max) MBit/s +4%
Razer Blade 16 2024, RTX 4090
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 7 BE1750W 320 MHz (BE200NGW)
1604 (1554min - 1623max) MBit/s
Average Intel Killer Wi-Fi 7 BE1750W 320 MHz (BE200NGW)
  (1317 - 1644, n=4)
1539 MBit/s -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (685 - 1890, n=159, last 2 years)
1413 MBit/s -12%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1398 (1327min, 1333.09P1 - 1464max) MBit/s -13%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
1178 (483min - 1393max) MBit/s -27%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1632 (1509min - 1662max) MBit/s +6%
Razer Blade 16 2024, RTX 4090
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 7 BE1750W 320 MHz (BE200NGW)
1538 (784min - 1597max) MBit/s
Average of class Gaming
  (648 - 1878, n=75, last 2 years)
1474 MBit/s -4%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
1472 (1007min - 1545max) MBit/s -4%
Average Intel Killer Wi-Fi 7 BE1750W 320 MHz (BE200NGW)
  (1210 - 1538, n=2)
1374 MBit/s -11%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1751 (1679min - 1777max) MBit/s +15%
Razer Blade 16 2024, RTX 4090
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 7 BE1750W 320 MHz (BE200NGW)
1518 (762min - 1536max) MBit/s
Average of class Gaming
  (853 - 1857, n=77, last 2 years)
1509 MBit/s -1%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
1498 (754min - 1540max) MBit/s -1%
Average Intel Killer Wi-Fi 7 BE1750W 320 MHz (BE200NGW)
  (1111 - 1518, n=2)
1315 MBit/s -13%
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Razer Blade 16 2024, RTX 4090 Intel Killer Wi-Fi 7 BE1750W 320 MHz (BE200NGW); iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1512 (784-1597)
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8 Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1472 (1007-1545)
Razer Blade 16 2024, RTX 4090 Intel Killer Wi-Fi 7 BE1750W 320 MHz (BE200NGW); iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1492 (762-1536)
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8 Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1472 (754-1540)
Razer Blade 16 2024, RTX 4090 Intel Killer Wi-Fi 7 BE1750W 320 MHz (BE200NGW); iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1550 (796-1617)
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8 Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1286 (606-1544)
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9 Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 transmit AXE11000: Ø1489 (1329-1686)
Razer Blade 16 2024, RTX 4090 Intel Killer Wi-Fi 7 BE1750W 320 MHz (BE200NGW); iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1604 (1554-1623)
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8 Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1177 (483-1393)
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9 Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 receive AXE11000: Ø1398 (1327-1464)
ColorChecker
16.3 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
14.3 ∆E
14.3 ∆E
12.8 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
15.6 ∆E
14.8 ∆E
18.1 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
10.1 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
13.7 ∆E
24.3 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
19.1 ∆E
15.4 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
11.5 ∆E
11.5 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
10.8 ∆E
5 ∆E
ColorChecker Razer Blade 16 2024, RTX 4090: 12.99 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 24.26 ∆E

Input devices - The touchpad is almost too big?

The laptop's membrane-switch keys are quite big and have a little space between them. In turn, Razer has decided against installing a numerical keypad. 

The keys' lift is short to average and their feedback is decent. Unfortunately, the up/down arrow keys are halved in height but apart from this, the layout feels nice and spacious. 

The per-button RGB backlighting (Razer Chroma) can be extensively configured via the Synapse app, as is typical for Razer. 

The touchpad is massive! So big that the palm rests next to it almost seem too small. This sometimes leads to touchpad inputs failing because your hand has accidentally touched the pad when you were simply resting it on the side. Less would've been more in this aspect.

Keyboard
Keyboard
The keys are fingerprint magnets
The keys are fingerprint magnets
Halved up/down arrow keys
Halved up/down arrow keys
Touchpad
Touchpad

Display - The Blade 16 with OLED or Mini-LED?

Clear OLED subpixels
Clear OLED subpixels

The new Samsung OLED is installed into our test model, which is the one Razer speaks so highly of. You can also still choose to get the laptop with the good Mini-LED displays, however. The customer is faced with a difficult decision, as both panel types have their own advantages and disadvantages. 

The Mini-LEDs can achieve up to 1,000 nits (HDR) and the predecessor model still managed over 700 nits in SDR mode. Our OLED "only" achieved an average of 420 nits but in turn, it features a perfect black value and, as a result, high contrasts. It can perfectly darken individual areas on the display. 

The Mini-LED display features two native resolution modes, namely FHD+ and UHD+. The OLED is "limited" to 1,600p (QHD+) but it does have extremely fast response times between 0.2 (gray-to-gray) and 0.4 milliseconds (black-to-white). No matter which display you end up choosing, you certainly won't get a bad one with Razer. 

The Samsung OLED in our Blade test model has a reflective, clear surface. Razer advertizes the model with all kinds of certificates, including VESA ClearMR 11000 (highest display clarity with moving objects on the screen at 240 Hz), Calman Verified (color-calibrated) and VESA DisplayHDR True Black 500.    

In addition to the numerous certificates, the 16:10 OLED with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 pixels is G-Sync ready and comes pre-calibrated. There is no backlight bleeding with OLEDs.

422
cd/m²
418
cd/m²
416
cd/m²
420
cd/m²
418
cd/m²
417
cd/m²
421
cd/m²
424
cd/m²
423
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Samsung SDC41AB (ATNA60DL03-0) tested with X-Rite i1Pro 3
Maximum: 424 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 419.9 cd/m² Minimum: 3.9 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 98 %
Center on Battery: 416 cd/m²
Contrast: 20900:1 (Black: 0.02 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.07 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5, calibrated: 1.07
ΔE Greyscale 1.12 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
95.6% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
99.9% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
99.1% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.29
Razer Blade 16 2024, RTX 4090
Samsung SDC41AB (ATNA60DL03-0), OLED, 2560x1600, 16.00
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
AUO B160ZAN01.U, mini-LED, 3840x2400, 16.00
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
CSOT T3 MNG007ZA2-2, Mini-LED, 3200x2000, 16.00
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 E23
BOE0AF0 NE160QDM-NZ1, IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
NE160QDM-NZ3, IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
Display
-1%
-4%
-21%
-16%
Display P3 Coverage
99.1
99.9
1%
97.2
-2%
67.3
-32%
72.4
-27%
sRGB Coverage
99.9
100
0%
99.9
0%
96.7
-3%
100
0%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
95.6
90.9
-5%
87
-9%
68.9
-28%
74.1
-22%
Response Times
-6469%
-2616%
-3996%
-3592%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
0.24 ?(0.15, 0.09)
10.2 ?(5.8, 4.4)
-4150%
13.3 ?(5.7, 7.6)
-5442%
14.5 ?(7.1, 7.4)
-5942%
12.5 ?(6.1, 6.4)
-5108%
Response Time Black / White *
0.4 ?(0.2, 0.2)
62.04 ?(58.04, 4)
-15410%
11.6 ?(5.1, 6.5)
-2800%
8.6 ?(3.9, 4.7)
-2050%
8.7 ?(4.6, 4.1)
-2075%
PWM Frequency
960
2420 ?(100)
152%
4742
394%
Screen
-42%
-49%
-201%
-176%
Brightness middle
418
730
75%
674.9
61%
372
-11%
526
26%
Brightness
420
729
74%
682
62%
349
-17%
500
19%
Brightness Distribution
98
94
-4%
96
-2%
88
-10%
87
-11%
Black Level *
0.02
0.0045
77%
0.04
-100%
0.32
-1500%
0.33
-1550%
Contrast
20900
162222
676%
16873
-19%
1163
-94%
1594
-92%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
1.07
5.65
-428%
2.56
-139%
2.06
-93%
1.2
-12%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
4.04
10.11
-150%
4.16
-3%
3
26%
2.1
48%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
1.07
1.85
-73%
2.47
-131%
1.5
-40%
1
7%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
1.12
8.1
-623%
3
-168%
1.9
-70%
1.3
-16%
Gamma
2.29 96%
1.98 111%
2.38 92%
2.312 95%
2.23 99%
CCT
6417 101%
5874 111%
6799 96%
6747 96%
6391 102%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-2171% / -1319%
-890% / -553%
-1406% / -705%
-1261% / -630%

* ... smaller is better

As promised, the panel covers DisplayP3 practically in its entirety and, of course, sRGB too. In addition, AdobeRGB is covered by about 96 per cent.

sRGB
sRGB
Display P3
Display P3
AdobeRGB
AdobeRGB

According to Razer, every 16-inch Blade model comes pre-calibrated and our measurements confirmed this. Its grayscale and color deviations are very low—only around 1. This means the Blade 16 is perfect for editing photos and videos. 

The manufacturer also sets up several color profiles for this in its Synapse software, namely DCI-P3, Adobe RGB, Rec. 709 and sRGB. There is also the option to adjust the color mode individually and there is a native color mode. We selected DCI-P3 for our measurements.

In total, we would class the OLED panel to be ever-so-slightly superior to the Mini-LED display, which is especially to do with its excellent color space coverage, color accuracy, deep blacks, high contrasts and speedy response times.

Grayscale
Grayscale
Saturation
Saturation
ColorChecker
ColorChecker
Razer Synapse color modes
Razer Synapse color modes

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
0.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.2 ms rise
↘ 0.2 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 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 0 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (21.5 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
0.24 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.15 ms rise
↘ 0.09 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 0 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (33.8 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 detected 960 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 960 Hz (worst case, e.g., utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 960 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17951 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

The laptop's response times of 0.2 and 0.4 ms are very fast—too fast for our test device's automatic recording mode. Below is our manual recording of its rise and fall times.

Rise times black to white
Rise times black to white
Fall times black to white
Fall times black to white
Flickering at full brightness
Flickering at full brightness
Flickering at minimum brightness
Flickering at minimum brightness

Outside, it might get a little difficult to use the Blade 16 due to its reflective surface. Even so, its strong contrast makes up for this a little. In the shade, it should be fine to work outdoors.

Reflective display with good contrasts
Reflective display with good contrasts
Slanted view outdoors
Slanted view outdoors
Very stable OLED viewing angles
Very stable OLED viewing angles

Performance - Stagnation despite new CPU generation

With its powerful RTX 4090 and no less powerful Intel Core i9-14900HX, the Blade 16 is of course primarily aimed at gamers. But with its good screen and elegant, thin design, Razer has always deliberately targeted creative professionals as well. 32 GB RAM, WiFi 7 and a 2-TB SSD complete our test sample's features.

Testing conditions

Razer Synapse serves as the command and control center in the Blade models. It lets you set one of the four performance modes (silent, balanced, turbo, custom) as well as lighting effects and make further adjustments.

Sometimes the software has to update itself, which takes an unusually long time; we even had to restart the device afterwards, which was a bit annoying. The options cannot be accessed during the long, unsolicited update. The home screen also isn't the best. Although the software remembers the last tab opened during a Windows session (e.g. performance), we always have to restart before we can access the home screen. Here, we first have to select our device (even if it is our only Razer device) and then click on the correct tab; "customize" is selected by default (set function keys)—a tab that is probably rarely used.

For our benchmarks, we used the custom mode to maximize the CPU and GPU's performance. However, we left the fans on automatic, otherwise they would always turn up to maximum volume. Sometimes there were some problems with graphics switching, which failed for certain apps. For example, 3DMark 06 only started in dGPU mode.

Performance modes
Performance modes
Sound settings
Sound settings
Battery-charging options
Battery-charging options
Keyboard backlighting
Keyboard backlighting
Long Synapse update
Long Synapse update
Requiring a restart
Requiring a restart

Processor

Silent mode
Silent mode
Balanced mode
Balanced mode
Turbo mode
Turbo mode
User-defined mode (CPU/GPU boost/high)
User-defined mode (CPU/GPU boost/high)
Battery mode (balanced)
Battery mode (balanced)

The Core i9-14900HX is the current top dog within the Raptor-Lake-Refresh series for laptops. Compared to last year's Raptor Lake, however, the architecture has remained the same—only its turbo clock rate is now slightly higher. It now clocks at up to 5.8 GHz and apart from this, Intel's flagship CPU features 24 cores (8 P cores, 16 E cores; 32 threads). 

During the Cinebench R15 loop, the CPU delivered very high and constant performance without the usual drop in performance after the first 1 to 3 runs. Even so, the Legion 9 with last year's top model, the Core i9-13980HX, was just as fast and the other top-of-the-range CPUs from Intel's Gen 13 only came in just behind. The weaker i7-14650HX within the current Legion 5 trailed a little more behind. Compared to its predecessor, the current CPU's results were about 8 per cent better. Despite this excellent performance, there aren't all too many arguments that speak for spending lots of money on Intel Gen 14, as Gen 13 is nearly identically fast. Take a look at our analysis of the new Gen-14 CPUs for more information.

In the table below, we have listed the power consumption during Cinebench R15 using the different performance modes and the screenshots on the right illustrate these values. If we disconnected the power, Synapse automatically switched to balanced mode, which couldn't be changed. However, the TDP values were even lower than in the same mode when plugged in—they are rather more similar to the silent-mode values.

Performance mode/value Cinebench R15 score, first run TDP at beginning of run TDP at end of run
User-defined (boost/high) 4,456 139 135
Turbo 4,305 139 126
Balanced 2,678 58 54
Silent 1,888 38 35
Battery 1,835 37 34

Cinebench R15 Multi continuous test

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Razer Blade 16 2024, RTX 4090 Intel Core i9-14900HX: Ø4396 (4349.72-4455.83)
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090 Intel Core i9-13950HX: Ø3945 (3056-4339.34)
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8 Intel Core i9-13980HX: Ø4416 (4337.45-4565.69)
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 E23 Intel Core i9-13900HX: Ø4121 (3925.8-4598.23)
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9 Intel Core i7-14650HX: Ø3471 (3409.19-3799.39)
CPU Performance Rating: Percent
Cinebench R23: Multi Core | Single Core
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender: v2.79 BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 | 7z b 4 -mmt1
Geekbench 6.2: Multi-Core | Single-Core
Geekbench 5.5: Multi-Core | Single-Core
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
CPU Performance Rating
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX
86.1 pt
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
 
84.1 pt
Razer Blade 16 2024, RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-14900HX
83.9 pt
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 E23 -2!
Intel Core i9-13900HX
83.3 pt
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090 -2!
Intel Core i9-13950HX
76.3 pt
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX
74.2 pt
Average of class Gaming
 
61.6 pt
Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX
29892 (28505.8min - 29891.7max) Points +4%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 E23
Intel Core i9-13900HX
29082 Points +1%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (20702 - 32996, n=18)
29067 Points +1%
Razer Blade 16 2024, RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-14900HX
28867 Points
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX
28422 Points -2%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX
24455 Points -15%
Average of class Gaming
  (2435 - 34613, n=235, last 2 years)
19271 Points -33%
Cinebench R23 / Single Core
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (2100 - 2235, n=18)
2184 Points +3%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX
2129 Points +1%
Razer Blade 16 2024, RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-14900HX
2117 Points
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 E23
Intel Core i9-13900HX
2076 Points -2%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX
1963 Points -7%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX
1952 Points -8%
Average of class Gaming
  (527 - 2235, n=233, last 2 years)
1805 Points -15%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX
11155 Points +2%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (8427 - 12419, n=18)
11050 Points +1%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 E23
Intel Core i9-13900HX
11010 Points 0%
Razer Blade 16 2024, RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-14900HX
10968 Points
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX
10738 Points -2%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX
9349 Points -15%
Average of class Gaming
  (930 - 13769, n=233, last 2 years)
7325 Points -33%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (804 - 859, n=18)
835 Points +3%
Razer Blade 16 2024, RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-14900HX
810 Points
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 E23
Intel Core i9-13900HX
797 Points -2%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX
754 Points -7%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX
754 Points -7%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX
723 Points -11%
Average of class Gaming
  (169 - 855, n=233, last 2 years)
695 Points -14%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 E23
Intel Core i9-13900HX
4598 (3925.8min - 4598.23max) Points +3%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX
4566 (4337.45min - 4565.69max) Points +2%
Razer Blade 16 2024, RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-14900HX
4456 (4349.72min - 4455.83max) Points
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (3263 - 4875, n=18)
4422 Points -1%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX
4339 (3056min - 4339.34max) Points -3%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX
3799 (3409.19min - 3799.39max) Points -15%
Average of class Gaming
  (400 - 5663, n=238, last 2 years)
3045 Points -32%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Razer Blade 16 2024, RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-14900HX
311 Points
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (298 - 320, n=18)
309 Points -1%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX
303 Points -3%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 E23
Intel Core i9-13900HX
301 Points -3%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX
287 Points -8%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX
278 Points -11%
Average of class Gaming
  (79.2 - 318, n=237, last 2 years)
267 Points -14%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Average of class Gaming
  (87 - 1259, n=231, last 2 years)
203 Seconds * -80%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX
141 Seconds * -25%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (102 - 164, n=18)
118.7 Seconds * -5%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX
117 Seconds * -4%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 E23
Intel Core i9-13900HX
117 Seconds * -4%
Razer Blade 16 2024, RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-14900HX
113 Seconds *
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX
103 Seconds * +9%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX
117479 MIPS +2%
Razer Blade 16 2024, RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-14900HX
115695 MIPS
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 E23
Intel Core i9-13900HX
115262 MIPS 0%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (87555 - 127108, n=18)
113069 MIPS -2%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX
108860 MIPS -6%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX
93686 MIPS -19%
Average of class Gaming
  (11386 - 140932, n=232, last 2 years)
76086 MIPS -34%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (6206 - 7405, n=18)
7075 MIPS +1%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 E23
Intel Core i9-13900HX
7070 MIPS +1%
Razer Blade 16 2024, RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-14900HX
7018 MIPS
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX
6965 MIPS -1%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX
6715 MIPS -4%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX
6695 MIPS -5%
Average of class Gaming
  (2685 - 7581, n=232, last 2 years)
6093 MIPS -13%
Geekbench 6.2 / Multi-Core
Razer Blade 16 2024, RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-14900HX
17559 Points
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (15849 - 18643, n=18)
17545 Points 0%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX
17472 Points 0%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX
16010 Points -9%
Average of class Gaming
  (5340 - 18291, n=69, last 2 years)
13899 Points -21%
Geekbench 6.2 / Single-Core
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (2800 - 3095, n=18)
2995 Points +1%
Razer Blade 16 2024, RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-14900HX
2964 Points
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX
2961 Points 0%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX
2761 Points -7%
Average of class Gaming
  (1599 - 3095, n=69, last 2 years)
2634 Points -11%
Geekbench 5.5 / Multi-Core
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 E23
Intel Core i9-13900HX
21075 Points +9%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX
20639 Points +7%
Razer Blade 16 2024, RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-14900HX
19372 Points
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (8618 - 21606, n=18)
19326 Points 0%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX
16810 Points -13%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX
16776 Points -13%
Average of class Gaming
  (1946 - 22200, n=237, last 2 years)
13417 Points -31%
Geekbench 5.5 / Single-Core
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX
2135 Points 0%
Razer Blade 16 2024, RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-14900HX
2131 Points
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (1669 - 2193, n=18)
2097 Points -2%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 E23
Intel Core i9-13900HX
2049 Points -4%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX
1959 Points -8%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX
1933 Points -9%
Average of class Gaming
  (158 - 2193, n=237, last 2 years)
1801 Points -15%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX
31.7 fps +5%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 E23
Intel Core i9-13900HX
31 fps +3%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX
30.5 fps +1%
Razer Blade 16 2024, RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-14900HX
30.1 fps
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (22.7 - 34.4, n=18)
29.8 fps -1%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX
25.6 fps -15%
Average of class Gaming
  (3 - 37.6, n=235, last 2 years)
21 fps -30%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX
52.1 s * -10%
Average of class Gaming
  (32.8 - 332, n=229, last 2 years)
49.1 s * -3%
Razer Blade 16 2024, RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-14900HX
47.5 s *
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (33.9 - 85.1, n=18)
45 s * +5%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX
43.8 s * +8%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 E23
Intel Core i9-13900HX
37.3 s * +21%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX
35 s * +26%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Average of class Gaming
  (0.3609 - 4.47, n=232, last 2 years)
0.4709 sec * -24%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX
0.4195 sec * -11%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX
0.3971 sec * -5%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (0.3609 - 0.4225, n=18)
0.3828 sec * -1%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX
0.3797 sec * -0%
Razer Blade 16 2024, RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-14900HX
0.3789 sec *
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 E23
Intel Core i9-13900HX
0.375 sec * +1%

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
4456 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
262 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
311 Points
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Performance Rating
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
95.5 pt
Razer Blade 16 2024, RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
92.3 pt
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
 
91 pt
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 E23
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
90.2 pt
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
83.4 pt
Average of class Gaming
 
67.1 pt
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
66.5 pt
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
27175 KRay/s +6%
Razer Blade 16 2024, RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
25682 KRay/s
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (17244 - 29351, n=17)
25192 KRay/s -2%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 E23
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
22497 KRay/s -12%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
19044 KRay/s -26%
Average of class Gaming
  (3069 - 60169, n=228, last 2 years)
18167 KRay/s -29%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
18131 KRay/s -29%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
133962 Points +5%
Razer Blade 16 2024, RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
127908 Points
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (88537 - 148888, n=17)
126554 Points -1%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 E23
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
115346 Points -10%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
109158 Points -15%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
95271 Points -26%
Average of class Gaming
  (18567 - 252486, n=228, last 2 years)
91238 Points -29%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
6692 MB/s +8%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (4267 - 7229, n=17)
6205 MB/s 0%
Razer Blade 16 2024, RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
6188 MB/s
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 E23
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
6112 MB/s -1%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
5937 MB/s -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (629 - 10389, n=228, last 2 years)
4248 MB/s -31%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
4214 MB/s -32%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Razer Blade 16 2024, RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
138473 Points
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (118405 - 148773, n=17)
138455 Points 0%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
136898 Points -1%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 E23
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
135672 Points -2%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
134299 Points -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (15371 - 200651, n=228, last 2 years)
108397 Points -22%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
101500 Points -27%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Razer Blade 16 2024, RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
15857 Points
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
15467 Points -2%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (12217 - 18256, n=17)
15419 Points -3%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 E23
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
14811 Points -7%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
12381 Points -22%
Average of class Gaming
  (2137 - 32988, n=228, last 2 years)
12046 Points -24%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
11913 Points -25%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
68019 Points +6%
Razer Blade 16 2024, RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
64134 Points
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (43302 - 72594, n=17)
62493 Points -3%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 E23
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
55564 Points -13%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
47097 Points -27%
Average of class Gaming
  (10291 - 134044, n=228, last 2 years)
46889 Points -27%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
46539 Points -27%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 E23
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
210913 MB/s +72%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
204491 MB/s +66%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
127602 MB/s +4%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (86964 - 241777, n=17)
127256 MB/s +4%
Razer Blade 16 2024, RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
122937 MB/s
Average of class Gaming
  (19065 - 328679, n=228, last 2 years)
105631 MB/s -14%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
86485 MB/s -30%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
1929 MB/s +4%
Razer Blade 16 2024, RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
1863 MB/s
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (1265 - 2149, n=17)
1818 MB/s -2%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 E23
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
1772 MB/s -5%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
1724 MB/s -7%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
1289 MB/s -31%
Average of class Gaming
  (150.9 - 2409, n=228, last 2 years)
1194 MB/s -36%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
14940 KRay/s +7%
Razer Blade 16 2024, RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
13993 KRay/s
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (9170 - 16128, n=17)
13629 KRay/s -3%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 E23
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
12069 KRay/s -14%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
10316 KRay/s -26%
Average of class Gaming
  (1518 - 31796, n=228, last 2 years)
9853 KRay/s -30%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
9787 KRay/s -30%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
50864 MPixel/s +3%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
50656 MPixel/s +2%
Razer Blade 16 2024, RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
49616 MPixel/s
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 E23
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
48753 MPixel/s -2%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (33960 - 51118, n=17)
48351 MPixel/s -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (10805 - 60161, n=229, last 2 years)
36545 MPixel/s -26%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
33763 MPixel/s -32%

System performance

During CrossMark, the Blade 16 took the lead over the comparison devices, while in PCMark 10, the gamer came around 3 per cent behind the average laptop with the same CPU/GPU combination. In total, all the comparison devices achieved similar values.

Subjectively, the system runs smoothly—only graphics switching causes it to freeze for a few seconds when starting apps, but this is also the case on a lot of other gamers with dGPUs.

PCMark 10
PCMark 10
PCMark 10 / Score
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, 2x SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N (RAID 0)
9068 Points +8%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  (8230 - 9234, n=7)
8735 Points +4%
Razer Blade 16 2024, RTX 4090
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
8401 Points
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 E23
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8
8374 Points 0%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-14650HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
7645 Points -9%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
7597 Points -10%
Average of class Gaming
  (5235 - 9852, n=200, last 2 years)
7570 Points -10%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, 2x SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N (RAID 0)
11644 Points +7%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  (10871 - 11628, n=7)
11194 Points +3%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 E23
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8
10972 Points +1%
Razer Blade 16 2024, RTX 4090
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
10915 Points
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
10903 Points 0%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-14650HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10804 Points -1%
Average of class Gaming
  (8300 - 12334, n=199, last 2 years)
10702 Points -2%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Razer Blade 16 2024, RTX 4090
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
11150 Points
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, 2x SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N (RAID 0)
11067 Points -1%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  (9951 - 11759, n=7)
10814 Points -3%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 E23
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8
9837 Points -12%
Average of class Gaming
  (7244 - 11833, n=199, last 2 years)
9728 Points -13%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-14650HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
9241 Points -17%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
8330 Points -25%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, 2x SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N (RAID 0)
15702 Points +19%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  (13219 - 16462, n=7)
14980 Points +13%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 E23
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8
14764 Points +12%
Razer Blade 16 2024, RTX 4090
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
13219 Points
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
13099 Points -1%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-14650HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
12144 Points -8%
Average of class Gaming
  (6462 - 18475, n=199, last 2 years)
11396 Points -14%
CrossMark / Overall
Razer Blade 16 2024, RTX 4090
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
2149 Points
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  (1877 - 2238, n=7)
2123 Points -1%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 E23
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8
2113 Points -2%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-14650HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2092 Points -3%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
2019 Points -6%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, 2x SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N (RAID 0)
1935 Points -10%
Average of class Gaming
  (1247 - 2334, n=169, last 2 years)
1872 Points -13%
CrossMark / Productivity
Razer Blade 16 2024, RTX 4090
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
2007 Points
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  (1738 - 2113, n=7)
1980 Points -1%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 E23
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8
1957 Points -2%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-14650HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1938 Points -3%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
1909 Points -5%
Average of class Gaming
  (1299 - 2204, n=169, last 2 years)
1784 Points -11%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, 2x SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N (RAID 0)
1764 Points -12%
CrossMark / Creativity
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 E23
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8
2430 Points 0%
Razer Blade 16 2024, RTX 4090
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
2418 Points
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  (2195 - 2543, n=7)
2384 Points -1%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-14650HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2336 Points -3%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, 2x SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N (RAID 0)
2267 Points -6%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
2222 Points -8%
Average of class Gaming
  (1275 - 2514, n=169, last 2 years)
2036 Points -16%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-14650HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1889 Points +2%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  (1478 - 2327, n=7)
1863 Points +1%
Razer Blade 16 2024, RTX 4090
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
1851 Points
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
1792 Points -3%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 E23
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8
1750 Points -5%
Average of class Gaming
  (1030 - 2327, n=169, last 2 years)
1697 Points -8%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, 2x SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N (RAID 0)
1586 Points -14%
WebXPRT 3 / Overall
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, 2x SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N (RAID 0)
349 Points +6%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 E23
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8
331 Points 0%
Razer Blade 16 2024, RTX 4090
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
330 Points
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  (322 - 332, n=6)
327 Points -1%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-14650HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
311 Points -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (215 - 480, n=196, last 2 years)
300 Points -9%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
266 Points -19%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
266 Points -19%
WebXPRT 4 / Overall
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, 2x SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N (RAID 0)
306 Points
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 E23
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8
304 Points
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  (287 - 309, n=5)
301 Points
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
283 Points
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
283 Points
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
283 Points
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-14650HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
283 Points
Average of class Gaming
  (157.9 - 328, n=159, last 2 years)
262 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 / Total
Average of class Gaming
  (421 - 824, n=211, last 2 years)
522 ms * -16%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-14650HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
486 ms * -8%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
478 ms * -6%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
478 ms * -6%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 E23
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8
453 ms * -1%
Razer Blade 16 2024, RTX 4090
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
450 ms *
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, 2x SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N (RAID 0)
447 ms * +1%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
  (430 - 467, n=7)
447 ms * +1%

* ... smaller is better

PCMark 10 Score
8401 points
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AIDA64 / Memory Copy
Razer Blade 16 2024, RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
78799 MB/s
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
78494 MB/s 0%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
78266 MB/s -1%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (56992 - 83392, n=17)
77477 MB/s -2%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 E23
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
77217 MB/s -2%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
59727 MB/s -24%
Average of class Gaming
  (21842 - 92565, n=228, last 2 years)
58994 MB/s -25%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Razer Blade 16 2024, RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
86387 MB/s
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
85683 MB/s -1%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
85503 MB/s -1%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 E23
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
84390 MB/s -2%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (54443 - 86788, n=17)
83833 MB/s -3%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
71455 MB/s -17%
Average of class Gaming
  (24879 - 90647, n=228, last 2 years)
62828 MB/s -27%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
76487 MB/s +1%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
76314 MB/s +1%
Razer Blade 16 2024, RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
75421 MB/s
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (51387 - 78199, n=17)
74815 MB/s -1%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 E23
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
71877 MB/s -5%
Average of class Gaming
  (21619 - 103259, n=228, last 2 years)
61352 MB/s -19%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
51138 MB/s -32%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Intel Core i7-14650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
89.8 ns * -8%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
86 ns * -3%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 E23
Intel Core i9-13900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
86 ns * -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (59.5 - 152.5, n=225, last 2 years)
85.8 ns * -3%
Average Intel Core i9-14900HX
  (79.7 - 105, n=17)
84.3 ns * -1%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
84 ns * -1%
Razer Blade 16 2024, RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
83.4 ns *

* ... smaller is better

DPC latency

The LatencyMon software detected slight latencies as soon as the browser was opened. These increased when opening several tabs on our website. Our 4K/60 fps YouTube video was played smoothly but with one dropped frame.

YouTube test
YouTube test
LatencyMon main
LatencyMon main
LatencyMon drivers
LatencyMon drivers
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
18846.9 μs * -1256%
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, SSSTC CA6-8D1024
2006 μs * -44%
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 E23
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX, Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8
5340 μs * -284%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13980HX, 2x SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N (RAID 0)
2026.5 μs * -46%
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-14650HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2024.9 μs * -46%
Razer Blade 16 2024, RTX 4090
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
1389.7 μs *

* ... smaller is better

Storage devices

Razer has installed a 2-TB PCIe-4-NVMe SSD from Samsung into our test device. The relatively fast storage device achieved position 13 in our best list. Within the Blade, the SSD first ran at optimum speeds but it couldn't keep these steady over longer periods—its transfer rates fell by around 30 per cent after a while due to thermal throttling. Subsequently, it still remained a fast model, however, Razer should really take steps to ensure thermal throttling doesn't happen to begin with.

Both SSD slots are on top of each other
Both SSD slots are on top of each other
The SSD is hidden under the cover
The SSD is hidden under the cover
AS SSD
AS SSD
AS SSD Copy
AS SSD Copy
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 7066 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 5156 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 749 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 534 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 58.4 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 205 MB/s
CDM 6 Write 4K Q8T8: 2032 MB/s
CDM 6 Read 4K Q8T8: 2559 MB/s
Drive Performance Rating - Percent
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
84.2 pt
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
 
75.8 pt
Razer Blade 16 2024, RTX 4090
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
73.6 pt
Average of class Gaming
 
67.7 pt
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
67.5 pt
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
2x SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N (RAID 0)
65.9 pt
SCHENKER XMG Neo 16 E23
Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8
53.1 pt
DiskSpd
seq read
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX G9
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4182 (4112.68min - 4181.96max) MB/s +10%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
  (2376 - 5676, n=29)
3919 MB/s +3%
Razer Blade 16 2024, RTX 4090
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
3795 (3693.04min - 3794.8max) MB/s
Razer Blade 16 Early 2023 RTX 4090
SSSTC CA6-8D1024
3552 (3489.45min - 3551.53max) MB/s -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (1291 - 7045, n=199, last 2 years)
3523 MB/s -7%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
2x SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N (RAID 0)