Razer Blade Pro 17" (1080 GPU/late 2016) Owner's Lounge

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  1. johnnobts

    johnnobts Notebook Deity

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    and jumpwired provides yet another reason. thanks.
     
  2. shoespc

    shoespc Notebook Consultant

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    After one year with the Razer Blade Pro here are my findings;

    The model of RBP tested was late-2016 with the 7700hq cpu and gtx1080.

    For the majority of games I was able to run at high framerates within 10-15% of my Desktop gtx 1080 system typically on external 1440p 144hz or 1080p 240hz panels.

    Performance of the 1080 is good, with a slight overclock of 72/109. Playing PUBG on an external 2560x1440/144hz display I am able to average over 100fps and within 10% of my Desktop gtx 1080 system which gets closer to 110fps.

    The problem with the RBP late 2016 was not the CPU or the underpowered gtx 1080, in my case the only issue has been the screen (and the loud noise, definitely use headphones a laptop stand to keep it from overheating).

    After becoming used to higher refresh panels going to 60hz is just not an option. Even with Gsync and running games at 1080p there is a noticeable difference in the lack of frames on the screen. The fact that Razer doesn't even offer a high refresh display on any laptops is pretty odd considering they are supposed to be a gamer centric company.

    In the end you are always better off with a laptop screen that can support 120hz+ and that's why ASUS, MSI and Dell have the better options along with any argument you could have regarding gtx 1080/1070/1060 performance and throttling.

    The best option for a gaming laptop at the moment would be a Dell 17r with gtx 1080 and 1440p 120hz panel, which is also about $1300 less than the current RBP price…
     
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  3. Pete Light

    Pete Light Notebook Deity

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    Nice update thanks, I have to agree about the difference between 60 and 120Hz, I'll never go back now!
    What settings are you running PUBG at, my 17 R4 averages under 100fps on that on my settings (everything maxed) and if you look at explosions or smoke in the game then forget it, down to 40FPS :/
    It's a horribly unoptimised game though. Have you done a firestrike run? I'd be interested to see your score, thanks

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  4. ThatOldGuy

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    They do have a 120hz laptop. The Razer Blade Pro with the GTX 1060 has 1080P 120hz panel, and an IPS one at that (which is uncommon). It also has a extra 2.5" drive bay and is about 1 LB lighter. Currently $2000 with their winter "sale" (just unreasonably priced as opposed to exorbitantly priced)

    Also, they now have 120hz phone.

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  5. shoespc

    shoespc Notebook Consultant

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    You will definitely range for FPS depending on location but all that post processing kills frames.

    Most settings make the game fuzzy, try everything on very low and Antialiasing on High, then install reshade (reshade.me) and use the Adaptive Sharpen plugin at about .500.

     
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    Razer still missed though as most need a gtx1080 to push 120 frames for that panel.
     
  7. Vistar Shook

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    Indeed very odd that they would release the RBP with a 120Hz screen with a GTX1060, obviously it was to lower the price, but a 1070 would make more sense in that laptop.
     
  8. slimjim8201

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    Possible to run an external monitor with gsync through the usb c port?


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  9. Jumpwired

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    No only mDP.
     
  10. slimjim8201

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    I was under the assumption that mDP ran through the USBC port? My question is whether or not that port is hardwired to the GPU, as is necessary for GSync to function.
     
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