Razer Blade 15 Base Model Laptop Review: 95 W GeForce RTX 3060 Holds Up Well
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The GeForce RTX 3060 or GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q? The latest Razer Blade 15 laptop with GeForce RTX 30 graphics starts at $1699 up to $3299 for the highest-end configuration. We test the lowest-end configuration to see how it stacks up against the previous generation of Blade 15 RTX 20 options.

Razer has refreshed its Blade 15 lineup this year to include Nvidia Ampere GPUs across the board and an even thinner chassis design for the latest Advanced Model SKUs. Options range from the GeForce RTX 3060 to the RTX 3080 and a new 165 Hz QHD panel as an intermediate between the usual FHD and 4K options.

Our review unit today is the least expensive Blade 15 Base Model equipped with the GeForce RTX 3060 GPU, 144 Hz IPS display, Core i7-10750H CPU, and 16 GB of RAM for about $1699 USD (or $1499 on sale). With mobile Ampere being nowhere near their desktop counterparts in terms of performance, we’re eager to see how the Blade 15 RTX 3060 can compare to last year’s Blade 15 RTX 2060 and 2070 Max-Q configurations.

Competitors to the Blade 15 Base Model include other upper mid-range gaming laptops like the MSI GS66, Asus Zephyrus S, Aorus 15, or the Lenovo Legion 7i.

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Processor

Intel Core i7-10750H 6 x 2.6 – 5 GHz, 80 W PL2 / Short Burst, 60 W PL1 / Sustained, Comet Lake-H

Memory

16384 MB 

, Samsung DDR4-3200, 21-21-21-47, Dual-Channel

Display

15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, BOE NV156FHM-N4K, IPS, BOE0804, glossy: no, 144 Hz

Soundcard

Intel Comet Lake PCH-H – cAVS

Connections

5 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 5 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5mm

Networking

Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.1

Size

height x width x depth (in mm): 19.9 x 355 x 235 ( = 0.78 x 13.98 x 9.25 in)

Battery

65 Wh Lithium-Polymer, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 6 h

Operating System

Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit

Camera

Webcam: HD 720p

Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix

Additional features

Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Razer Synapse, 12 Months Warranty

Weight

2.09 kg ( = 73.72 oz / 4.61 pounds), Power Supply: 802 g ( = 28.29 oz / 1.77 pounds)

Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

The 2021 Blade 15 Base Model uses the same chassis as the Base Model SKUs from 2019 and 2020 and so all our existing comments about the physical features of the laptop still apply. Users will have to shell out more money for the Blade 15 Advanced Model if they want the thinner chassis. It’s worth noting that the 2021 Advanced Model is even thinner than the 2020 Advanced model by about 1 mm (16.99 mm vs. 17.8 mm).

354 mm / 13.9 inch259 mm / 10.2 inch27.2 mm / 1.071 inch2.3 kg5.04 lbs359 mm / 14.1 inch254 mm / 10 inch21.7 mm / 0.854 inch1.9 kg4.27 lbs360 mm / 14.2 inch252 mm / 9.92 inch18.9 mm / 0.744 inch2 kg4.51 lbs358 mm / 14.1 inch248 mm / 9.76 inch19.8 mm / 0.78 inch2.1 kg4.63 lbs355 mm / 14 inch235 mm / 9.25 inch19.9 mm / 0.783 inch2.1 kg4.61 lbs355 mm / 14 inch235 mm / 9.25 inch17.8 mm / 0.701 inch2.1 kg4.73 lbs

Aside from minor updates to the USB-A and HDMI ports which are now Gen. 2 and 2.1 compliant, respectively, port options haven’t changed from the 2020 Blade 15 Base Model. The Gigabit Ethernet port continues to be the easiest way to distinguish between the Base Model and Advanced Model.

Port positioning is slightly different when compared to the 2019 Base Model.

Removable M.2 WLAN card. Wi-Fi 6 comes standard on all configurations with excellent transfer rates during our tests
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1519 (1485-1556)

; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1603 (1249-1664)

The bottom panel comes off more readily than on most other gaming laptops for easy servicing. Note that there is no longer a 2.5-inch SATA III bay unlike on the first generation Blade 15 Base Model.

The retail box includes a few Razer logo stickers alongside the usual paperwork and AC adapter. A one-year limited warranty applies.

Keyboard

Key feedback and travel continue to be weak and shallow, respectively, similar to the keyboard on the Asus Zephyrus GX501/531 series. Most other gaming laptops have deeper key travel for a more satisfying typing experience than our Razer including on the MSI GS66, HP Omen 15, or Asus ROG Strix. We hope to see Razer improve upon the keyboard on future iterations which has remained unchanged for many years now.

RGB keyboard lighting comes standard while per-key options are available only on the Advanced Model.

The clickpad hasn’t changed from last year’s design. It’s still large at 13 x 8 cm and the integrated mouse keys are still spongy and quiet. As a result, cursor control is roomy and comfortable but mouse inputs have unsatisfying feedback.

The 2021 Blade 15 Base Model uses the same 144 Hz BOE NV156FHM-N4K IPS panel as on the 2019 Blade 15 Base Model and the Acer Predator Triton 500. This is an upper mid-range panel with an excellent contrast ratio of about 1000:1, near-complete sRGB coverage, and fast response times for almost no ghosting. Pulse-width modulation is present on all brightness levels up to 99 percent, however, which is something we didn’t observe on the 300 Hz panel on last year’s Blade 15 Advanced Model. Users sensitive to onscreen flickering may want to avoid this panel or choose a different panel option.

313.2

cd/m²
324.2

cd/m²
299.6

cd/m²
312.3

cd/m²
317.2

cd/m²
296.7

cd/m²
294.7

cd/m²
307.6

cd/m²
287.1

cd/m²

Distribution of brightness

BOE NV156FHM-N4K

X-Rite i1Pro 2

Maximum: 324.2 cd/m² Average: 305.8 cd/m² Minimum: 16.42 cd/m²

Brightness Distribution: 89 %

Center on Battery: 317.2 cd/m²

Contrast: 1023:1 (Black: 0.31 cd/m²)

ΔE Color 4.37 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.7, calibrated: 2.67

ΔE Greyscale 4.5 | 0.64-98 Ø5.9

91.4% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 59.2% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)

Gamma: 2.4

Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060

BOE NV156FHM-N4K, IPS, 15.60, 1920×1080
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q

AU Optronics B156HAN12.0, IPS, 15.60, 1920×1080
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR

LQ156M1JW25, IPS, 15.60, 1920×1080
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG

AU Optronics B156HAN12.0, IPS, 15.60, 1920×1080
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE

AU Optronics B156HAN08.4, IPS, 15.60, 1920×1080
Asus Zephyrus M15 GU502LU-BI7N4

Panda LM156LF-2F01, IPS, 15.60, 1920×1080
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *

8.8 (4.4, 4.4)

3.2 (1.4, 1.8)

64%

8.2 (2.6, 5.6)

7%

14.4 (6.8, 7.6)

-64%

36.8 (19.2, 17.6)

-318%

26 (11.2, 14.8)

-195%

Response Time Black / White *

10 (5.6, 4.4)

8 (4, 4)

20%

9.2 (4.4, 4.8)

8%

11.6 (7.6, 4)

-16%

31.6 (18.4, 13.2)

-216%

25.6 (14.8, 10.8)

-156%

PWM Frequency

1000 (99)

Brightness middle

317.2

345.4

9%

308

-3%

259.5

-18%

266.5

-16%

282.5

-11%

Brightness

306

342

12%

288

-6%

264

-14%

262

-14%

260

-15%

Brightness Distribution

89

90

1%

86

-3%

90

1%

91

2%

86

-3%

Black Level *

0.31

0.34

-10%

0.23

26%

0.25

19%

0.18

42%

0.34

-10%

Contrast

1023

1016

-1%

1339

31%

1038

1%

1481

45%

831

-19%

Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *

4.37

3.18

27%

3.28

25%

2.52

42%

5.33

-22%

4.89

-12%

Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *

6.62

6.57

1%

8.51

-29%

5.55

16%

18.28

-176%

17.46

-164%

Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *

2.67

1.77

34%

0.83

69%

1.93

28%

4.36

-63%

4.75

-78%

Greyscale DeltaE2000 *

4.5

3.8

16%

5

-11%

1.7

62%

4.5

-0%

2.2

51%

Gamma

2.4 92%

2.15 102%

2.057 107%

2.04 108%

2.35 94%

2.14 103%

CCT

7418 88%

7109 91%

7393 88%

6414 101%

6289 103%

6850 95%

Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)

59.2

64.3

9%

68

15%

63.3

7%

35.6

-40%

37.2

-37%

Color Space (Percent of sRGB)

91.4

99

8%

90

-2%

98.8

8%

55.8

-39%

58.5

-36%

* … smaller is better

Color space covers over 90 percent of sRGB much like on most other mid-range to high-end gaming laptops. Cheaper laptops like the MSI GF65 or Asus Zephyrus M15 GU502 may cover just 60 percent of sRGB in comparison. For deeper colors, users would have to consider the pricier 4K OLED configuration instead.

X-Rite colorimeter measurements show color temperature to be too cool out of the box. After calibrating the panel ourselves, average grayscale DeltaE would decrease from 4.5 to just 1.9 and color accuracy would subsequently improve across the board.

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.

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 1000 Hz ≤ 99 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 1000 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 99 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 1000 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9659 (minimum: 5 – maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Outdoor visibility is decent only when under shade as the display isn’t bright enough to overcome direct sunlight. The glossy OLED touchscreen option may be slightly brighter than our matte option, but this will likely be offset by the inevitable increase in glare.

Razer offers only Core i7-10750H and Core i7-10875H CPU options with no Core i5 or Core i9 to “dilute” the series. Max-Q options are also gone as Nvidia has dropped the moniker altogether from mobile Ampere.

Nvidia Optimus comes standard and G-Sync is once again not available on any configuration. Resizable Bar, however, is now supported. The 144 Hz native refresh rate will work no matter which GPU is active.

We recommend users become familiar with the pre-loaded Synapse software as many Razer-specific features are located here.

CPU performance is dependent on the chosen power profile — Balanced, Game, or Creator — each accessible via the Razer Synapse software. Multi-thread performance on Creator mode is about 10 percent slower than the average laptop with the same Core i7-10750H CPU. If on Game mode, however, multi-thread performance will drop even further by as much as 17 percent in our experience. Turbo Boost sustainability is also not as good as we had hoped as detailed in our Stress Test section below. Upgrading to the Blade 15 Advanced Model with the octa-core Core i7-10875H can increase xT performance by as much as 80 percent in this scenario.

Power Profile CineBench R20 Multi-Thread Score CineBench R20 Multi-Thread Score
Balanced mode 2234 482
Game mode 2117 384
Creator mode 2537 482
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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit

897 Points

Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit

167 fps

Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit

99.6 %

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit

198 Points

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PCMark 10 Standard

PCMark results are slightly below the Blade 15 RTX 2070 Max-Q likely due to the faster octa-core Core i7-10875H option for the Advanced model.

We experienced some issues with the Razer Synapse software where the program would often hang if disconnected from the Internet. This is something we’ve been seeing across the entire Blade family and not just on this particular Blade 15 model.

Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q

GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ


9448 Points ∼61% +13%

Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060

GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ


8381 Points ∼54%

MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG

GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-10870H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00


8376 Points ∼54% 0%

Average Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU

  (6047 – 8381, n=2)





7214 Points ∼46% -14%

MSI GF65 Thin 10UE

GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR


6047 Points ∼39% -28%

Asus Zephyrus M15 GU502LU-BI7N4

GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-10750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8


4716 Points ∼30% -44%

Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q

GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ


8503 Points ∼76% +3%

Asus Zephyrus M15 GU502LU-BI7N4

GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-10750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8


8458 Points ∼76% +2%

Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060

GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ


8281 Points ∼74%

Average Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU

  (7729 – 8281, n=2)





8005 Points ∼72% -3%

MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG

GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-10870H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00


7873 Points ∼71% -5%

MSI GF65 Thin 10UE

GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR


7729 Points ∼69% -7%

Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q

GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ


10341 Points ∼90% +2%

Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060

GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ


10144 Points ∼89%

Asus Zephyrus M15 GU502LU-BI7N4

GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-10750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8


9793 Points ∼85% -3%

Average Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU

  (9093 – 10144, n=2)





9619 Points ∼84% -5%

MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG

GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-10870H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00


9437 Points ∼82% -7%

MSI GF65 Thin 10UE

GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR


9093 Points ∼79% -10%

Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR

GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N


6922 Points ∼79% +9%

Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q

GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ


6739 Points ∼77% +6%

Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060

GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ


6378 Points ∼73%

MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG

GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-10870H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00


6121 Points ∼70% -4%

Average Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU

  (5390 – 6378, n=2)





5884 Points ∼67% -8%

MSI GF65 Thin 10UE

GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR


5390 Points ∼61% -15%

Asus Zephyrus M15 GU502LU-BI7N4

GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-10750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8


5241 Points ∼60% -18%

PCMark 10 Score 6378 points

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LatencyMon shows no DPC latency issues when opening multiple browser tabs on our homepage. 4K video playback at 60 FPS is also smooth and with no dropped frames.

Asus Zephyrus M15 GU502LU-BI7N4

GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-10750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8


2697.2 μs * ∼100% -322%

Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q

GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ


1768.4 μs * ∼66% -177%

MSI GF65 Thin 10UE

GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR


788.37 μs * ∼29% -23%

MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG

GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-10870H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00


706 μs * ∼26% -11%

Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060

GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ


638.4 μs * ∼24%

Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR

GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N


466.9 μs * ∼17% +27%

* … smaller is better

Two M.2 2280 PCIe 3.0 x4 slots are available for RAID configuration. There are no more 2.5-inch SATA III bays. Razer continues to use the high-end Samsung PM981a for almost all of its configurations
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060

Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q

Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG

WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE

Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
Dell G5 15 5500 09E2

Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
Copy Game MB/s

1555.27

1417.51

-9%

1546.36

-1%

1489.63

-4%

892.44

-43%

Copy Program MB/s

693.71

572.83

-17%

689.92

-1%

705.47

2%

429.68

-38%

Copy ISO MB/s

2205.76

1793.08

-19%

2235.78

1%

2420.79

10%

1037.16

-53%

Score Total

5015

5103

2%

5513

10%

5565

11%

2043

-59%

Score Write

2170

2310

6%

2537

17%

2238

3%

335

-85%

Score Read

1890

1840

-3%

1956

3%

2221

18%

1161

-39%

Access Time Write *

0.11

0.112

-2%

0.098

11%

0.101

8%

0.588

-435%

Access Time Read *

0.06

0.057

5%

0.056

7%

0.045

25%

0.111

-85%

4K-64 Write

1862.48

2004.71

8%

2161.9

16%

1881.76

1%

191.81

-90%

4K-64 Read

1600.63

1594.37

0%

1692.27

6%

1872.64

17%

945.08

-41%

4K Write

98.77

96.51

-2%

115.5

17%

114.31

16%

70.94

-28%

4K Read

49.58

50.19

1%

43.81

-12%

48.46

-2%

38.58

-22%

Seq Write

2086.97

2092.37

0%

2595.61

24%

2420.33

16%

720.59

-65%

Seq Read

2401.48

1956.71

-19%

2197.73

-8%

3001.79

25%

1776.19

-26%

Write 4K

123.8

139.8

13%

163.1

32%

157.3

27%

89.34

-28%

Read 4K

45.53

48.62

7%

48.97

8%

46.69

3%

41.42

-9%

Write Seq

2132

2260

6%

2607

22%

2389

12%

1182

-45%

Read Seq

2067

2135

3%

2316

12%

2196

6%

1532

-26%

Write 4K Q32T1

462.9

499.3

8%

338

-27%

407.6

-12%

283.2

-39%

Read 4K Q32T1

552.8

551.8

0%

475.6

-14%

518.5

-6%

353.2

-36%

Write Seq Q32T1

2955

2960

0%

3090

5%

2401

-19%

1220

-59%

Read Seq Q32T1

3246

3269

1%

3421

5%

3344

3%

2329

-28%

Write 4K Q8T8

288.1

Read 4K Q8T8

1048.9

* … smaller is better

CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1:
3246 MB/s

CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1:
2955 MB/s

CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1:
552.8 MB/s

CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1:
462.9 MB/s

CDM 5 Read Seq:
2067 MB/s

CDM 5 Write Seq:
2132 MB/s

CDM 5/6 Read 4K:
45.53 MB/s

CDM 5/6 Write 4K:
123.8 MB/s

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The 95 W mobile GeForce RTX 3060 is within single-digit percentage points of the GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q according to 3DMark. Upgrading to the RTX 3070 Blade 15 option is expected to increase graphics performance by 15 to 30 percent depending on Razer’s TGP target.

When running actual games, however, the RTX 3060 pulls out ahead of the RTX 2070 Max-Q especially when on higher settings where games are more GPU bound. GTA V and Final Fantasy XV, for example, are about 30 percent faster on our Blade 15 when compared to the average GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q laptop.

There is a small but not insignificant change in graphics performance depending on the power profile selected as shown by the table below. Most notably, jumping from Creator mode to Game mode results in a 5 percent increase in Time Spy Graphics score.

Power Profile Time Spy CPU Score Time Spy GPU Score
Balanced mode 5669 7499
Game mode 5709 7897
Creator mode 6712 7516
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-10870H


5481 Points ∼100% +19%

Razer Blade Pro 17 4K UHD 120 Hz

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H


5295 Points ∼97% +15%

Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 4800H


4997 Points ∼91% +8%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU

  (4185 – 5280, n=5)





4824 Points ∼88% +5%

Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H


4614 Points ∼84%

Schenker XMG Pro 15

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H


4474 Points ∼82% -3%

MSI GE65 Raider 9SF-049US

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i9-9880H


4346 Points ∼79% -6%

MSI GF65 Thin 10UE

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H


4185 Points ∼76% -9%

HP Omen 15-en0375ng

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H


3286 Points ∼60% -29%

Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX


10148 Points ∼100% +29%

MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-10870H


9131 Points ∼90% +16%

Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 4800H


8425 Points ∼83% +7%

Razer Blade Pro 17 4K UHD 120 Hz

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H


8299 Points ∼82% +5%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU

  (7041 – 8840, n=5)





8182 Points ∼81% +4%

MSI GE65 Raider 9SF-049US

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i9-9880H


8028 Points ∼79% +2%

Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H


7897 Points ∼78%

Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H


7891 Points ∼78% 0%

MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), R7 2700X


7732 Points ∼76% -2%

Schenker XMG Pro 15

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H


7662 Points ∼76% -3%

MSI GF65 Thin 10UE

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H


7041 Points ∼69% -11%

Asus Zephyrus M15 GU502LU-BI7N4

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-10750H


6123 Points ∼60% -22%

HP Omen 15-en0375ng

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H


5819 Points ∼57% -26%

Dell G5 15 5500 09E2

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, i5-10300H


3618 Points ∼36% -54%

Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R05E

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, R5 5600H


3613 Points ∼36% -54%

MSI GF63 Thin 9SC

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i5-9300H


3004 Points ∼30% -62%

Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX


9933 Points ∼100% +33%

MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-10870H


9140 Points ∼92% +22%

Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 4800H


8496 Points ∼86% +14%

MSI GE65 Raider 9SF-049US

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i9-9880H


8110 Points ∼82% +9%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU

  (6946 – 8790, n=5)





8095 Points ∼81% +8%

Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H


8052 Points ∼81% +8%

Razer Blade Pro 17 4K UHD 120 Hz

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H


7973 Points ∼80% +7%

MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), R7 2700X


7878 Points ∼79% +6%

Schenker XMG Pro 15

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H


7508 Points ∼76% +1%

Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H


7467 Points ∼75%

MSI GF65 Thin 10UE

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H


6946 Points ∼70% -7%

Asus Zephyrus M15 GU502LU-BI7N4

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-10750H


6261 Points ∼63% -16%

HP Omen 15-en0375ng

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H


6161 Points ∼62% -17%

Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R05E

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, R5 5600H


3887 Points ∼39% -48%

Dell G5 15 5500 09E2

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, i5-10300H


3738 Points ∼38% -50%

MSI GF63 Thin 9SC

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i5-9300H


3136 Points ∼32% -58%

Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX


25509 Points ∼100% +27%

MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-10870H


23893 Points ∼94% +19%

Razer Blade Pro 17 4K UHD 120 Hz

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H


22260 Points ∼87% +10%

MSI GE65 Raider 9SF-049US

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i9-9880H


20997 Points ∼82% +4%

Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H


20831 Points ∼82% +3%

Schenker XMG Pro 15

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H


20762 Points ∼81% +3%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU

  (18434 – 22460, n=5)





20612 Points ∼81% +2%

Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H


20155 Points ∼79%

Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 4800H


20081 Points ∼79% 0%

MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), R7 2700X


19338 Points ∼76% -4%

MSI GF65 Thin 10UE

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H


18434 Points ∼72% -9%

Asus Zephyrus M15 GU502LU-BI7N4

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-10750H


16488 Points ∼65% -18%

HP Omen 15-en0375ng

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H


15499 Points ∼61% -23%

Dell G5 15 5500 09E2

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, i5-10300H


9833 Points ∼39% -51%

Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R05E

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, R5 5600H


9792 Points ∼38% -51%

MSI GF63 Thin 9SC

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i5-9300H


8161 Points ∼32% -60%

MSI GE65 Raider 9SF-049US

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i9-9880H


16364 Points ∼100% +26%

MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-10870H


15796 Points ∼97% +22%

Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H


15345 Points ∼94% +19%

Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX


14217 Points ∼87% +10%

Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 4800H


14173 Points ∼87% +10%

HP Omen 15-en0375ng

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H


13993 Points ∼86% +8%

MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), R7 2700X


13742 Points ∼84% +6%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU

  (12870 – 14173, n=3)





13327 Points ∼81% +3%

Asus Zephyrus M15 GU502LU-BI7N4

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-10750H


13061 Points ∼80% +1%

Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H


12937 Points ∼79%

MSI GF65 Thin 10UE

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H


12870 Points ∼79% -1%

Razer Blade Pro 17 4K UHD 120 Hz

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H


12323 Points ∼75% -5%

Schenker XMG Pro 15

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H


12320 Points ∼75% -5%

Dell G5 15 5500 09E2

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, i5-10300H


9749 Points ∼60% -25%

MSI GF63 Thin 9SC

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i5-9300H


7846 Points ∼48% -39%

Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX


33862 Points ∼100% +29%

MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-10870H


31092 Points ∼92% +18%

Razer Blade Pro 17 4K UHD 120 Hz

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H


29436 Points ∼87% +12%

Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H


28678 Points ∼85% +9%

Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 4800H


27741 Points ∼82% +6%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU

  (23840 – 30200, n=4)





27017 Points ∼80% +3%

MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), R7 2700X


26413 Points ∼78% 0%

Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H


26286 Points ∼78%

Schenker XMG Pro 15

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H


26140 Points ∼77% -1%

MSI GE65 Raider 9SF-049US

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i9-9880H


25845 Points ∼76% -2%

MSI GF65 Thin 10UE

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H


23840 Points ∼70% -9%

Asus Zephyrus M15 GU502LU-BI7N4

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-10750H


22670 Points ∼67% -14%

HP Omen 15-en0375ng

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H


20535 Points ∼61% -22%

Dell G5 15 5500 09E2

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, i5-10300H


13276 Points ∼39% -49%

MSI GF63 Thin 9SC

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i5-9300H


11458 Points ∼34% -56%

3DMark 11 Performance
19860 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
34027 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
17109 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
7467 points

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Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU

  (105 – 111, n=4)





108 fps ∼100% +33%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU

  (87.5 – 90.2, n=4)





88.6 fps ∼82% +9%

Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060

Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU


81.2 fps ∼75%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q

  (74 – 81.4, n=5)





77.7 fps ∼72% -4%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU

  (70.3 – 81.2, n=2)





75.8 fps ∼70% -7%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile

  (52 – 66.1, n=6)





60.8 fps ∼56% -25%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q

  (55.1 – 62.9, n=3)





59.7 fps ∼55% -26%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU

  (133 – 140, n=4)





137 fps ∼100% +26%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU

  (111 – 115, n=3)





113 fps ∼82% +4%

Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060

Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU


109 fps ∼80%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q

  (100 – 106, n=5)





103 fps ∼75% -6%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU

  (89.8 – 109, n=2)





99.4 fps ∼73% -9%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q

  (80 – 87.9, n=2)





84 fps ∼61% -23%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile

  (74 – 85.8, n=4)





80.6 fps ∼59% -26%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU

  (158 – 177, n=4)





169 fps ∼100% +23%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU

  (145 – 151, n=3)





149 fps ∼88% +9%

Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060

Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU


137 fps ∼81%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU

  (124 – 137, n=2)





131 fps ∼78% -4%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q

  (125 – 127, n=2)





126 fps ∼75% -8%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q

 





118 fps ∼70% -14%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile

  (98.4 – 144, n=3)





114 fps ∼67% -17%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU

  (84 – 99.5, n=5)





90.3 fps ∼100% +7%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU

  (72.6 – 97, n=5)





85.8 fps ∼95% +2%

Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060

Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU





84.5 (4.51min, 55.6P1 – 164max) fps ∼94%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU

  (69.2 – 92.5, n=3)





82.1 fps ∼91% -3%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q

  (62.6 – 77.2, n=2)





69.9 fps ∼77% -17%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q

  (54.2 – 77, n=2)





65.6 fps ∼73% -22%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile

  (60 – 70.8, n=4)





64.2 fps ∼71% -24%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU

  (137 – 164, n=5)





151 fps ∼100% +1%

Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060

Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU





149 (5.95min, 83.3P1 – 300max) fps ∼99%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU

  (120 – 160, n=3)





143 fps ∼95% -4%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU

  (111 – 163, n=5)





142 fps ∼94% -5%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q

  (115 – 144, n=2)





130 fps ∼86% -13%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q

  (92.9 – 136, n=2)





114 fps ∼75% -23%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile

  (94.5 – 127, n=4)





112 fps ∼74% -25%

Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060

Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU





168 (6.36min, 111P1 – 268max) fps ∼100%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU

  (160 – 173, n=5)





168 fps ∼100% 0%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q

 





166 fps ∼99% -1%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU

  (146 – 175, n=3)





163 fps ∼97% -3%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU

  (138 – 172, n=5)





161 fps ∼96% -4%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile

  (113 – 155, n=2)





134 fps ∼80% -20%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU

  (167 – 174, n=3)





171 fps ∼100% +2%

Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060

Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU





168 (11.9min, 100P1 – 332max) fps ∼98%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU

  (153 – 172, n=5)





165 fps ∼96% -2%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU

  (152 – 173, n=3)





164 fps ∼96% -2%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q

  (135 – 166, n=2)





151 fps ∼88% -10%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile

  (133 – 159, n=4)





146 fps ∼85% -13%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q

  (123 – 165, n=2)





144 fps ∼84% -14%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU

  (173 – 182, n=4)





177 fps ∼100% +1%

Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060

Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU





175 (19.2min, 125P1 – 360max) fps ∼99%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q

 





173 fps ∼98% -1%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU

  (156 – 180, n=3)





170 fps ∼96% -3%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU

  (150 – 179, n=4)





169 fps ∼95% -3%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile

  (124 – 163, n=2)





144 fps ∼81% -18%

Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060

Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU





175 (5.23min, 125P1 – 370max) fps ∼100%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU

  (164 – 181, n=5)





175 fps ∼100% 0%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU

  (164 – 179, n=5)





174 fps ∼99% -1%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU

  (164 – 180, n=3)





173 fps ∼99% -1%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile

  (153 – 165, n=4)





158 fps ∼90% -10%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q

  (140 – 171, n=2)





156 fps ∼89% -11%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q

  (133 – 173, n=2)





153 fps ∼87% -13%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti

 





109 fps ∼100% +36%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU

  (90.2 – 116, n=7)





103 fps ∼94% +28%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU

  (76.7 – 109, n=8)





94.3 fps ∼87% +17%

Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060

Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU





80.3 (76min – 86max) fps ∼74%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU

  (68.7 – 88.5, n=4)





79.2 fps ∼73% -1%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q

  (65.7 – 92.7, n=22)





79.2 fps ∼73% -1%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q

  (56 – 83.8, n=29)





65.8 fps ∼60% -18%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile

  (50.6 – 74, n=39)





61.1 fps ∼56% -24%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti

 





218 fps ∼100% +41%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU

  (155 – 212, n=7)





185 fps ∼85% +19%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU

  (126 – 187, n=7)





157 fps ∼72% +1%

Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060

Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU





155 (144min – 171max) fps ∼71%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU

  (134 – 155, n=4)





149 fps ∼68% -4%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q

  (117 – 180, n=19)





144 fps ∼66% -7%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q

  (86.5 – 151, n=21)





121 fps ∼56% -22%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile

  (74.4 – 131, n=32)





112 fps ∼51% -28%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti

 





342 fps ∼100% +62%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU

  (259 – 295, n=3)





281 fps ∼82% +33%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU

  (180 – 265, n=5)





236 fps ∼69% +12%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q

  (193 – 259, n=15)





226 fps ∼66% +7%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU

  (211 – 237, n=3)





224 fps ∼65% +6%

Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060

Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU





210.9 (178min – 239max) fps ∼62%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q

  (145 – 254, n=17)





205 fps ∼60% -3%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile

  (158 – 215, n=23)





186 fps ∼54% -12%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti

 





479 fps ∼100% +90%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU

  (264 – 672, n=5)





375 fps ∼78% +48%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU

  (309 – 368, n=5)





337 fps ∼70% +33%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q

  (255 – 327, n=15)





289 fps ∼60% +14%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q

  (178 – 356, n=17)





279 fps ∼58% +10%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU

  (253 – 294, n=3)





272 fps ∼57% +8%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile

  (189 – 295, n=26)





258 fps ∼54% +2%

Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060

Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU





252.6 (209min – 297max) fps ∼53%

Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060

Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU




121 (104.1min) fps ∼100%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q

 





120 fps ∼99% -1%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU

  (109 – 134, n=7)





119 fps ∼98% -2%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q

  (106 – 126, n=10)





119 fps ∼98% -2%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU

  (103 – 128, n=8)





115 fps ∼95% -5%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile

  (81.3 – 124, n=17)





107 fps ∼88% -12%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU

  (90.7 – 123, n=6)





107 fps ∼88% -12%

Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060

Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU




128 (110.9min) fps ∼100%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q

  (111 – 135, n=10)





127 fps ∼99% -1%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q

 





126 fps ∼98% -2%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU

  (113 – 139, n=7)





125 fps ∼98% -2%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU

  (107 – 131, n=8)





121 fps ∼95% -5%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU

  (106 – 131, n=6)





115 fps ∼90% -10%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile

  (85.4 – 128, n=17)





113 fps ∼88% -12%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU

  (122 – 147, n=7)





135 fps ∼100% +1%

Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060

Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU




134 (116.9min) fps ∼99%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q

  (117 – 141, n=10)





133 fps ∼99% -1%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q

 





132 fps ∼98% -1%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU

  (116 – 139, n=7)





130 fps ∼96% -3%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU

  (116 – 137, n=6)





123 fps ∼91% -8%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile

  (94.7 – 135, n=17)





122 fps ∼90% -9%

Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060

Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU




147 (128.7min) fps ∼100%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q

  (127 – 164, n=10)





146 fps ∼99% -1%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU

  (133 – 158, n=7)





145 fps ∼99% -1%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q

 





145 fps ∼99% -1%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU

  (127 – 151, n=7)





141 fps ∼96% -4%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile

  (104 – 149, n=17)





132 fps ∼90% -10%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU

  (123 – 147, n=6)





131 fps ∼89% -11%

Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060

Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU


78.9 fps ∼100%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q

  (61.6 – 85.3, n=8)





78.7 fps ∼100% 0%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU

  (65.6 – 92.3, n=7)





77.2 fps ∼98% -2%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU

  (63.3 – 80.7, n=8)





75.7 fps ∼96% -4%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile

  (55.6 – 79.9, n=17)





70.7 fps ∼90% -10%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q

  (55.8 – 81.6, n=4)





69.9 fps ∼89% -11%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU

  (62.2 – 78.9, n=6)





68.7 fps ∼87% -13%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU

  (81.1 – 113, n=7)





93.3 fps ∼100% 0%

Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060

Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU


93 fps ∼100%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q

  (70.2 – 104, n=8)





92.6 fps ∼99% 0%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU

  (73.4 – 97.1, n=8)





90.8 fps ∼97% -2%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q

  (68.9 – 97.4, n=4)





84 fps ∼90% -10%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU

  (73 – 96.6, n=6)





83 fps ∼89% -11%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile

  (63.5 – 95, n=17)





82.8 fps ∼89% -11%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU

  (93.7 – 126, n=7)





107 fps ∼100% +4%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU

  (89.1 – 111, n=8)





104 fps ∼97% +1%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q

  (84.6 – 114, n=8)





104 fps ∼97% +1%

Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060

Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU


103 fps ∼96%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q

  (82.9 – 108, n=4)





96 fps ∼90% -7%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile

  (69.9 – 108, n=17)





95 fps ∼89% -8%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU

  (83.6 – 107, n=6)





92 fps ∼86% -11%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU

  (169 – 209, n=4)





187 fps ∼100% +33%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU

  (155 – 161, n=3)





158 fps ∼84% +12%

Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060

Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU





141 (76.6min, 107P1 – 221max) fps ∼75%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU

  (121 – 141, n=2)





131 fps ∼70% -7%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile

 





104 fps ∼56% -26%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU

  (181 – 240, n=4)





208 fps ∼100% +27%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU

  (166 – 183, n=3)





175 fps ∼84% +7%

Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060

Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU





164 (70.1min, 121P1 – 249max) fps ∼79%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU

  (138 – 164, n=2)





151 fps ∼73% -8%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile

 





122 fps ∼59% -26%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU

  (196 – 292, n=4)





243 fps ∼100% +16%

Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060

Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU





210 (82.2min, 176P1 – 286max) fps ∼86%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU

  (182 – 224, n=3)





206 fps ∼85% -2%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU

  (172 – 210, n=2)





191 fps ∼79% -9%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile

 





149 fps ∼61% -29%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU

  (318 – 437, n=4)





372 fps ∼100% +4%

Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060

Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU





359 (117min, 274P1 – 544max) fps ∼97%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU

  (295 – 375, n=3)





339 fps ∼91% -6%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU

  (269 – 359, n=2)





314 fps ∼84% -13%

Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile

 





236 fps ∼63% -34%

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The internal fans will idle when running very low loads for a silent experience. They tend to pulse frequently if on the High Performance profile, however, and so we recommend Balanced mode or lower to limit fan activity.

Fan noise when gaming will range between 42 dB(A) and 52 dB(A) depending on the CPU load much like on the 2020 Blade 15 Advanced Model. Results are pretty close to what we recorded on the Asus ROG Strix G15 under similar loads. Manually setting the fans to maximum via Synapse will cause the fans to run at a flat 52 dB(A) no matter the load.

Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060

GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q

GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR

GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG

GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-10870H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE

GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
Asus Zephyrus M15 GU502LU-BI7N4

GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-10750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
off / environment *

25.3

27

-7%

24

5%

26.2

-4%

24.7

2%

25.8

-2%

Idle Minimum *

25.4

27

-6%

25

2%

34

-34%

33.1

-30%

25.8

-2%

Idle Average *

25.4

27

-6%

31

-22%

34

-34%

33.1

-30%

33.2

-31%

Idle Maximum *

25.4

27

-6%

33

-30%

34

-34%

33.1

-30%

33.2

-31%

Load Average *

42.5

44.7

-5%

45

-6%

47.2

-11%

42.7

-0%

37.3

12%

Witcher 3 ultra *

42

51.2

-22%

48

-14%

46.3

-10%

40.6

3%

60.8

-45%

Load Maximum *

52.2

54

-3%

50

4%

58.2

-11%

59.4

-14%

60.8

-16%

* … smaller is better

Noise Level

Idle

25.4 / 25.4 / 25.4 dB(A)

Load
42.5 / 52.2 dB(A)
 

 

30 dB

silent

40 dB(A)

audible

50 dB(A)

loud

 

min: , med: , max:    Earthworks M23R, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 25.3 dB(A)

dB(A)0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2043.741.243.941.241.22537.135.435.636.335.13130.830.428.929.629.84028.124.123.126.823.55035.13432.229.431.76327.429.326.626.629.48030.23130.93132.610026.125.323.424.427.612529.731.527.428.131.716027.830.327.527.531.620024.826.422.222.830.225023.524.119.418.53131523.623.417.518.531.740025.525.915.216.232.950026.72713.613.735.363026.727.512.912.735.980028.227.811.912.135.9100029.529.911.111.338.2125031.832.911.51140.8160031.531.811.611.640.120003333.511.811.642.4250031.231.512.211.741.4315033.63411.711.743.4400031.131.711.911.643.2500026.627.11211.5416300222211.811.736.9800020.619.91211.733.21000015.615.512.11230.41250014.414.113.711.926.81600014.112.811.411.622.1SPL4242.525.425.352.2N3.73.80.70.77.9median 26.7median 27.1median 12.1median 11.9median 35.3Delta3.74.33.23.44.6hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseRazer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060

Hot spots when gaming aren’t as warm as on the MSI GS66. Nonetheless, the frontal areas are warmer than on most other gaming laptops probably due to the tighter unibody chassis design of the Razer and the smaller ventilation grilles on the bottom panel. The palm rests can range from 30 C to 35 C compared to just 26 C on the GS66 when gaming.

  37 °C

99 F
45.2 °C

113 F
40.4 °C

105 F
 
  31.4 °C

89 F
42 °C

108 F
35 °C

95 F
 
  31.2 °C

88 F
30 °C

86 F
34.2 °C

94 F
 
Maximum: 45.2 °C = 113 F

Average: 36.3 °C = 97 F
38.8 °C

102 F
48 °C

118 F
37.6 °C

100 F
36.8 °C

98 F
46.4 °C

116 F
36.4 °C

98 F
37.2 °C

99 F
40.2 °C

104 F
34.4 °C

94 F
Maximum: 48 °C = 118 F

Average: 39.5 °C = 103 F

Power Supply (max.)  50 °C = 122 F | Room Temperature 20 °C = 68 F | Fluke 62 Mini IR Thermometer

(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 36.3 °C / 97 F, compared to the average of 33.4 °C / 92 F for the devices in the class Gaming.

(-) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 45.2 °C / 113 F, compared to the average of 39.8 °C / 104 F, ranging from 21.6 to 68.8 °C for the class Gaming.

(-) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 48 °C / 118 F, compared to the average of 42.7 °C / 109 F

(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 30.3 °C / 87 F, compared to the device average of 33.4 °C / 92 F.

(+) The palmrests and touchpad are reaching skin temperature as a maximum (34.2 °C / 93.6 F) and are therefore not hot.

(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.8 °C / 83.8 F (-5.4 °C / -9.8 F).

When running Prime95 on Game mode to stress the CPU, clock rates would boost to 4.2 GHz for just the first few seconds until hitting a core temperature of 73 C. Clock rates would then drop and stabilize at 2.5 GHz and 58 C, respectively. Repeating this test on Creator mode would see clock rates jump to 4.2 GHz before dropping yet again. Only this time, however, the drop is slower and more steady at 3 GHz and then finally 2.7 GHz at the cost of a higher core temperature of 63 C.

Running Witcher 3 on Game mode would result in slightly higher GPU clock rates and temperatures than on Creator mode as shown by our table and screenshots below. These small but measurable changes align with our 3DMark results from above. GPU board power draw seems to hover between 85 W and 90 W when running the game.

Running FurMark on Game mode to put the GPU at 100 percent utilization would result in a steady board power draw of 94.7 W which is very close to the advertised 95 W TGP. Core temperatures never appear rise above 74 C to 78 C based on our stress tests.

Running on batteries will reduce performance. A Fire Strike test on battery power would return Physics and Graphics scores of 8609 and 4753 points, respectively, compared to 16513 and 20155 points when on mains. Both Creator and Game modes are disabled if on battery power.

CPU Clock (GHz) GPU Clock (MHz) Average CPU Temperature (°C) Average GPU Temperature (°C)
System Idle 47 44
Prime95 Stress (Game mode) 2.2 – 2.3 58 43
Prime95 Stress (Creator mode) 2.7 66 46
FurMark Stress (Game mode) 1170 83 67
Witcher 3 Stress (Game mode) 2.6 1687 67 75
Witcher 3 Stress (Creator mode) 2.6 1560 64 70
Prime95 + FurMark Stress (Game mode) 2.6 – 2.7 1222 78 74
dB(A)0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2044.743.944.72537.135.637.13130.228.930.2402823.1285028.732.228.76329.426.629.48031.930.931.910025.123.425.112532.127.432.116043.527.543.520045.722.245.72505319.4533155717.55740063.115.263.150065.713.665.763064.512.964.580062.111.962.1100067.511.167.5125068.411.568.4160072.411.672.4200070.711.870.7250067.812.267.8315066.811.766.8400058.411.958.4500058.11258.1630063.211.863.2800058.41258.41000061.612.161.61250057.213.757.21600056.411.456.4SPL78.925.478.9N42.20.742.2median 61.6median 12.1median 61.6Delta6.53.26.535.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6median 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseRazer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz

Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)

Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (78.9 dB)

Bass 100 – 315 Hz

(-) | nearly no bass – on average 18.9% lower than median

(±) | linearity of bass is average (13% delta to prev. frequency)

Mids 400 – 2000 Hz

(±) | higher mids – on average 5.2% higher than median

(+) | mids are linear (6.2% delta to prev. frequency)

Highs 2 – 16 kHz

(+) | balanced highs – only 3.3% away from median

(±) | linearity of highs is average (7.4% delta to prev. frequency)

Overall 100 – 16.000 Hz

(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (16.4% difference to median)

Compared to same class

» 42% of all tested devices in this class were better, 14% similar, 44% worse

» The best had a delta of 6%, average was 17%, worst was 37%

Compared to all devices tested

» 22% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 72% worse

» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.6 dB)

Bass 100 – 315 Hz

(±) | reduced bass – on average 11.3% lower than median

(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.2% delta to prev. frequency)

Mids 400 – 2000 Hz

(+) | balanced mids – only 2.4% away from median

(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)

Highs 2 – 16 kHz

(+) | balanced highs – only 2% away from median

(+) | highs are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)

Overall 100 – 16.000 Hz

(+) | overall sound is linear (9.3% difference to median)

Compared to same class

» 2% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 97% worse

» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 19%, worst was 50%

Compared to all devices tested

» 2% of all tested devices were better, 0% similar, 98% worse

» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

The Blade 15 RTX 3060 draws less power from the outlet overall when compared to the RTX 2070 Max-Q despite being neck-to-neck in 3DMark to indicate higher performance-per-watt. Note that the MSI GF65 with the same RTX 3060 draws even less power than our Blade 15 when gaming because it targets a lower TGP (70 W vs. 95 W). Perhaps not by coincidence, the MSI draws exactly 25.6 W less when running Witcher 3 which is very close to the difference in TGP between the two models.

We’re able to measure a maximum draw of 197 W from the small-medium (~17 x 7 x 2.5 cm) 230 W AC adapter when running Prime95 and FurMark simultaneously. The battery will continue to recharge even if subjected to such extreme processing loads.

Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060

i7-10750H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ, IPS, 1920×1080, 15.60
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q

i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ, IPS, 1920×1080, 15.60
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG

i7-10870H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00, IPS, 1920×1080, 15.60
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE

i7-10750H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR, IPS, 1920×1080, 15.60
Asus Zephyrus M15 GU502LU-BI7N4

i7-10750H, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8, IPS, 1920×1080, 15.60
Idle Minimum *

11.7

14.3

-22%

12.9

-10%

5.4

54%

10

15%

Idle Average *

16

22.3

-39%

15.4

4%

12.8

20%

16.9

-6%

Idle Maximum *

29.3

36.9

-26%

27.1

8%

19.5

33%

28.3

3%

Load Average *

95.6

118.4

-24%

98.2

-3%

86.6

9%

122.7

-28%

Witcher 3 ultra *

141.3

153.7

-9%

164.9

-17%

115.7

18%

143.2

-1%

Load Maximum *

197

220.8

-12%

232.9

-18%

175.2

11%

224.1

-14%

* … smaller is better

Battery capacity is smaller than on the Blade 15 Advanced Model (65 Wh vs. 80 Wh) and runtimes are shorter as a result. We’re able to record just under 5 hours of real-world WLAN use compared to almost 6.5 hours on the Blade 15 Advanced.

Charging from empty to full capacity is relatively fast at approximately 90 minutes. Users cannot recharge the Base Model via USB-C; such a feature is reserved for the Advanced Model only.

Battery Runtime

Idle (without WLAN, min brightness) 7h 46min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 4h 49min
Load (maximum brightness) 1h 31min
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060

i7-10750H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, 65 Wh
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q

i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, 80 Wh
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR

R9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, 90 Wh
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG

i7-10870H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, 99.9 Wh
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE

i7-10750H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, 51 Wh
Asus Zephyrus M15 GU502LU-BI7N4

i7-10750H, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, 76 Wh
Reader / Idle

466

649

39%

667

43%

WiFi v1.3

289

380

31%

441

53%

426

47%

276

-4%

352

22%

Load

91

100

10%

129

42%

65

-29%

Pros

+ higher gaming performance than the GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q

+ high 144 Hz refresh rate display comes standard

+ accessible 2x SODIMM and 2x M.2 2280 slots

+ quiet during low loads

+ fast response times

+ large clickpad

+ Resizable Bar

Cons

keyboard and clickpad feedback could be firmer

PWM present on almost all brightness levels

surface temperatures could be cooler

below average CPU performance

no G-Sync or Advanced G-Sync

cannot recharge via USB-C

no per-key RGB lighting

mediocre battery life

no webcam shutter

no SD card reader

pricey

In review: 2021 Razer Blade 15 Base Edition. Test unit provided by Razer

As of this writing, the 2021 Blade 15 Base Edition with GeForce RTX 3060 graphics and 2020 Blade 15 Base Edition with RTX 2070 Max-Q graphics costs $1700 and $1600, respectively. Both come with the same CPU, 144 Hz display, 16 GB RAM, and 512 GB SSD. Based on our gaming tests, however, the RTX 3060 option will run games faster by slight to moderate margins especially on demanding titles with settings cranked to high. It’s slightly more expensive, but users are getting slightly more power from the more efficient GPU in return and with Resizable Bar support as well.

Razer’s least expensive 2021 Blade 15 RTX 3060 configuration is on par with last year’s GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q option. It’s a good reason to upgrade for gamers with Pascal or older laptops, but those with Turing laptops aren’t missing all that much here.

The 2021 Base Edition is still a minor year-over-year update meaning it retains almost all the advantages and disadvantages of the 2020 version. CPU performance continues to be mediocre and a lot of features are still absent including USB-C charging and per-key RGB lighting despite the relatively high starting price. It’s too bad that users can’t merge Creator mode and Game mode into one “Super” mode as maximum CPU performance and maximum GPU performance are mutually exclusive on this system. Reaching very high frame rates well above 100 FPS will be more challenging on some games as a result.

Our exact configuration with the GeForce RTX 3060 GPU can be found on Amazon and Newegg for $1699 USD. Users can also purchase directly from Razer at Razerzone.com.

Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060 – 03/14/2021 v7

Allen Ngo

Connectivity

64 / 80 → 80%

Application Performance

92%

Gaming – Weighted Average

Allen Ngo, 2021-03-14 (Update: 2021-03-14)

After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There’s a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I’m not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.

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