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Razer adds two new Blade 17 SKUs with 12th gen Core i9, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti, and QHD or UHD display options

Razer adds two new Blade 17 SKUs with 12th gen Core i9, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti, and QHD or UHD display options (Source: Razer)
Razer adds two new Blade 17 SKUs with 12th gen Core i9, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti, and QHD or UHD display options (Source: Razer)
The 2022 Blade 17 lineup just got two new family members for gamers who want something more powerful than the lowest-end GeForce RTX 3060 options but aren't willing to shell out for the highest-end GeForce RTX 3080 Ti options.

The Intel 12th gen Core H-series is barely a month old and there are already at least 9 different Razer Blade 17 SKUs to choose from all equipped with either the Core i7-12800H or Core i9-12900H. The two newest members to the lineup are now shipping this week with the Core i9-12900H CPU and GeForce RTX 3070 Ti GPU plus a choice of either the 240 Hz QHD display with 16 GB RAM or 144 Hz UHD display with 32 GB RAM. The QHD option will set users back $3400 USD while the latter will cost $3800. In comparison, the highest-end RTX 3080 Ti SKUs currently start at $4000.

According to our benchmarks between the Blade 17 RTX 3070 Ti and Blade 17 RTX 3080 Ti, users can expect a graphics performance gain of 10 to 20 percent when comparing the former to the latter. This delta is expected to be slightly higher, however, now that Razer has made available a free BIOS update that will increase the GPU performance of all Blade 17 RTX 3080 Ti SKUs with 12th gen Intel CPUs.

As for the CPU, the Core i9-12900H is only expected to provide a 5 to 10 percent increase in single-thread and multi-thread performance over the already fast Core i7-12800H. For gaming purposes, the minor increase will almost only be tangible when prioritizing higher frame rates over higher resolutions to create a CPU-bound scenario. Otherwise, it is more likely than not that most games will be GPU-bound when running at the native QHD or UHD resolutions.

See the official Razer product page below for the details on all 9 Blade 17 SKUs currently available.

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Allen Ngo, 2022-06- 9 (Update: 2022-06- 9)