Razer Blade 14 Quick Review Portable Gaming Machine

Razer Blade 14

The Razer Blade 14 is small and portable but it is louder than some of its RTX 3070 competitors when gaming. If you’ll be able to deal with its keyboard that gets significantly heated in the middle. The Blade 14 is more noticeable because of its clear, top-notch 1440p display, but it comes at a price.

For a long time, the most efficient gaming laptops have been known for being bulky and cumbersome. Equipped with RTX 3070 (based on benchmarks) or RTX 3080, you will be overwhelmed by the frame rate, especially when compared to competitors, but not overwhelmed by the heat of the keyboard. As Razer’s flagship AMD gaming laptop, Blade 14 is even more prominent. 

Setting it up for success, Razer equipped the Ryzen nine 5900HX machine with a screen that’s slicker than most with 1440p resolution, and a formidable 165 Hertz refresh rate. It’s a compelling option, but you’ll be able to get laptops with larger screens and slightly higher productivity or gaming performance for hundreds of dollars lower than the Blade 14’s tag ($2,200 as tested, $1,800 to start). 

Design

The Blade 14’s skinny chassis is created from a block of CNC aluminum with an anodized finish for additional durability.The large and shiny light green Razer logo and green USB port give a Razer feel.The Razer logo looks very stylish, but the bright neon green on the lid of a sturdy, expensive laptop makes it even more irrelevant.

However, in general, the appearance of the Blade 14 is still limited, especially when compared to competitors. you’ll be able to divide the PC’s barren deck with the per-key RGB keyboard, which might be quite sensible and colourful once given the possibility to pop among the laptop’s less complicated design. Unfortunately, for Sisyphus, keeping the table, especially the lid, free of fingerprints and stains can be a chore.

Despite its compact design, Razer managed to squeeze many ports into the Blade 14. There are 3.5mm headphone/microphone jack, on the left are USB Type A and USB C (both are 3.2 gen 2). That makes it straightforward to connect your best gaming monitor up to 240 Hertz and might charge devices with Power Delivery 3.0 up to 100W. that features the Blade 14 itself, which might charge over USB-C with a 20V USB-C laptop charger. The laptop’s left side is additionally where you’ll attach the Blade 14’s proprietary charger, that is smartly toward the north of the deck and has an angular connector that’ll keep the cable out of your way for the foremost part. 

I/O Ports

On the right side of the Blade 14 card holder is a combination of another USB A and USB C port and an HDMI 2.1 port.The biggest main advantage of Blade 14 is its small footprint, especially for gaming laptops. Despite packing a distinct mobile GPU, this is a still rather skinny and lightweight notebook. It’s simply 0.66 inches thick and measures 12.58 across x 8.66 inches deep. 

That’s all in an about 3.92-pound package. In contrast, the ultra-portable MSI Prestige 14 Evo has roughly the same thickness and the same screen size, but does not have a separate graphics card (0.6 inches) and nearly matches the Blade’s 14’s breadth and depth (12.6 x 8.6 inches) too.Without a discrete graphics card, the MSI Ultrabook is surprisingly light, only 2.8 pounds.

Choosing a 15-inch screen can significantly reduce weight and size. For example, the Asus TUF Dash F15, that additionally aims to be a slimmer and lighter gaming laptop, is slightly thicker at 0.78 inches and weighs 4.41 pounds. gaming on the Razer Blade 14 Razer, like several laptop makers, doesn’t list the GPU as being Max-Q, however we confirmed by following our instructions for a way to Tell if an RTX 30-Series laptop Uses a Max-Q GPU. 

The graphics card in Blade 14 contains 8 GB of GDDR6 video memory, with a maximum graphics performance of 100 W andThe acceleration frequency is up to 1410 MHz (Nvidia states that the card should operate at 1290 to 1620 MHz). The GPU is coupled with AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, which is an 8 core processor with 16 threads.

 

Gaming on Razer Blade 14

Playing Control at 1080p and high settings, It gave a typical frame rate of 120-135 fps. It generally reached 144 fps throughout low-intensity scenes and was usually within the 113-117 FPS range throughout intense battles, although it generally dropped to as low as 100 fps. Games rarely have a speed close to 200 frames per second, but in areas with almost no content, especially when completing tasks on a sterile astral plane.At 1440p, the control worked in the 43-49 fps range, but reached 55fps and dropped to 40fps.

Nvidia’s Ray tracing Technology naturally greatly reduces the frame rates. Below 1080p and high ray tracing settings, the game dropped from an average of 40 seconds to 50 seconds, but at 34 frames per second. At 1440p and high settings, Blade 14 underwent excessive ray tracing checks at high settings. The frame rate was within the higher 20s, below the thirty fps minimum we take into account playable, thus I reduced ray tracing to medium.

Tomb Raider

Whether you’re exploring the map accidentally or fighting for Jesse’s life, the game typically runs at 3942 frames per second. We ran the Shadow of the tomb Raider benchmark on the Blade 14 at its highest settings at 1080p and saw a framerate of 75(fps). Its performance is better than the ASUS TUF Dash F15 with the same GPU. The acceleration is slightly lower (1,390 MHz) and the Intel Core i711370H, which has only half the number of cores. 

The gigabyte Aorus 15P with its additionally powerful RTX 3080 and equally-core i7-11800H beat the Razer by twenty three fps. Therefore the Asus ROG strix G15 Advantage Edition, which has an AMD Radeon RX 6800M with 12GB of GDDR6. Beat it by thirteen After increasing the resolution to 1440p, we have 29. The frame rate has dropped by 33%, but the game can still run at 53 frames per second.

Grand Theft Auto V

The Grand Theft Auto V test at the very high preset gave 93 frames per second on the Blade 14. It is faster than TUF Dash F15 and slightly slower than ROG strix G15 (98fps). The Aorus 15P was ready to get the game running at a powerful 121 fps. Twenty eight additional fps than the Blade 14. Moving up to 1440p resolution resulted in 36.56 All frames of blade 14. Our test equipment uses Far Cry New Dawn (ultra) to achieve 85 frames per second at 1080p.

Borderlands 3

The Borderlands 3 benchmark test (excellent preset) showed 72 fps at 1080p on the Blade 14. It is 10 fps more than TUF Dash F15. 8 fps lower than the ROG Strix G15 laptop, and 14 fps lower than the powerful Gigabyte Aorus 15P. Finally to run metro Exodus’ benchmark (RTX) on a loop for fifteen runs to simulate about half-hour of gaming. The frame rate for running the game is 54.44 fps and very stable in all competitions.

The average clock frequency of the RTX 3070 during this period was 1362.4 MHz. The mean temperature is 76.15 degrees Celsius (169.07 degrees Fahrenheit).During this period. The processor runs at an average clock frequency of 3.24 GHz. The average temperature is 77.11 degrees Celsius (170.8 degrees Fahrenheit).

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