Razer announced the next edition of its successful Blade 14 gaming laptop during its E3 2021 gaming event this afternoon. Razer’s new slim gaming laptop is powered for the first time by an AMD processor. The Razer Blade is a business milestone, with features like Wi-Fi 6E, dual USB 3.2 G2 Type-C, and various choices for fine-tuning the laptop’s portable gaming performance with NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX graphics.
When Razer first entered the gaming laptop market in 2011, there wasn’t the same level of competition between Intel and AMD in the desktop and mobile arena as there is now. However, with the introduction of AMD’s Ryzen architecture, much has changed since then, and it is currently performing admirably. Ryzen Mobile provides tremendous performance, and it debuted its Ryzen 5000 Mobile parts at CES 2021 in January.
The new Razer Blade 14 comes packed with AMD’s Ryzen 9 5900HX CPU, which features eight cores, sixteen threads, a maximum boost clock speed of 4.6 GHz, and is unlocked, letting users apply overclocks. While the Blade 14 isn’t an ‘AMD Advantage’ system that uses both AMD processors and graphics, it is a significant step forward for a traditionally identified company with Intel chips.
In terms of panel type, the AMD Ryzen-powered Razer Blade 14 offers two options. A 1080p 144 Hz 100 percent sRGB display or a more premium 1440p 165 Hz 100 percent DCI-P3 display are available. Both panels have an IPS display and support for variable refresh rates. The Razer Blade 14 comes with a 1 TB PCIe 3.0×4 NVMe SSD for storage, as well as 16 GB of DDR4-3200 memory.