DVI-D to VGA converters supports resolution of 1280×1024, 1900×1200, 1600×1200 and lower. Otherwise, it features the same Core i7 10870H processor (8C/16T, 2.2GHz to 5GHz, 16MB L3 cache) and 32GB of RAM, all wrapped in a 15.6-inch (IPS) package with a 1920×1080 resolution and very fast 240Hz refresh rate. Featuring a unibody aluminum chassis with clean minimalist lines, the Blade 14 comes with the same excellent build and design you get from Razer’s other gaming notebooks. That’s a lot of performance to cram into a system this size, and a marked improvement over what you’d get in the 13-inch Blade Stealth, which tops out with a GTX 1650 TI graphics card. But with the introduction of the new Blade 14, Razer now has a truly compact gaming laptop with support for the most powerful mobile GPUs you can get today (and an AMD CPU to boot), which finally eliminates the need to choose between size and performance.
With the previous refresh, we saw the RTX 2070 Super almost matching the performance of the RTX 2080, while the RTX 2080 Super saw slightly improved performance over that card too. Since it took over a year for the RTX 2000 Super refresh, Nvidia would be right on schedule to announce a new range of mobile GPUs in the early part of next year. Compared to the Blade Stealth I reviewed last year, the Blade 14 (100 fps) performed twice as well as Blade Stealth (48 fps) in Far Cry 5 at full HD and ultra graphics, which shouldn’t be a huge surprise given the difference in GPUs. It looks like desktop SKUs could be in the works too, according to leaker Kopite7kimi, claiming that “not only laptops” will see Super Ampere GPUs soon. With the 3090 packing 24GB of VRAM, the desktop RTX 3080 Super model could have an increased memory capacity, helping to fill that performance gap between the two standard models. Because of these complications, you should only consider a multi-card desktop if you are after more performance than can be achieved with the best high-end consumer graphics card. The RTX 2080 Super was already capable of running many of the best PC games in 4K, so we’ll have to see how much further the RTX 3080 Super could take performance. This was created by GSA Content Generator Demoversion.
We’ll have to see whether Nvidia sticks with the same VRAM capacities as the original models. That’s the same capacity you’ll find on the standard mobile cards, but we can expect both extra CUDA cores and increased clock speeds in both models to help boost fps further. And with the Blade 14 measuring in at 12.59 x 8.66 x 0.66 inches, you’re getting all this in a machine that’s barely bigger than Razer’s 13-inch Blade Stealth (12 x 8.27 x 0.6 inches). Here’s what you came for: Not only is the Blade 14 Razer’s only laptop to feature a Ryzen 9 5900HX CPU from AMD (or any AMD CPUs for that matter), the Blade 14 also has 16GB of RAM and can be configured with any one of Nvidia’s RTX 30-series GPUs-RTX 3060, RTX 3070, and even the RTX 3080 if you’re so inclined. With gaming laptops, they can be stored away whenever you have finished gaming, hence not taking up any space in the house. If you want to leave the Slipstream Wireless dongle plugged into your main gaming system but still use the Harpoon RGB Wireless with other devices, you can pair it over Bluetooth with a wide range of electronics. Article has been generated with the help of GSA Content Generator DEMO.
That’s a bit of a bummer, but it’s still a stout GPU, and the benefit of taming it a bit is better thermals (especially in a relatively thin and light system). Anyone who has ever tried to buy a truly compact gaming laptop has probably faced this dilemma: Do you pick a bigger system for increased performance, or sacrifice fps and go with something smaller that’s a bit easier to carry around? That means the Blade 14 comes with stuff like a per-key RGB backlit keyboard, a webcam with support for Windows Hello face login, upward facing stereo speakers, and a healthy amount of connectivity for a system this size, including a full-size HDMI 2.1 port, two USB 3.2 Type-A ports, two USB 3.2 Type-C ports, and a headphone jack. For those of you using Windows Vista, just click Start, select Control Panel and on the left hand side make sure Classic View is selected. Using the same settings as before in Far Cry 5, the Blade 15 pumped out 109 fps versus 100 fps for the Blade 14. And in Shadow of the Tomb Raider at full HD on highest settings, it was a similar story, with the Blade 15 averaging 112 fps compared to 99 fps for the Blade 14. That said, when we look outside of Razer’s camp at other relatively compact gaming laptops, the Blade 14’s performance still compares quite favorably to systems like Alienware m15 R5 and the Acer Predator Triton 300 SE, with the Blade 14 (which is admittedly more expensive than its rivals) offering as good or better performance across nearly all of our productivity and gaming benchmarks.