A new leak sheds light on the Razer Blade 14 2023’s specifications. It will use a Phoenix-based Ryzen 9 7940HS (35-54 Watts) CPU and an Ada Lovelace-based GeForce RTX 4070 graphics card. Razer is expected to unveil it sometime in the coming weeks.
Our in-depth review of the Razer Blade 14 2022 lauded it for its multiple quality-of-life upgrades, including faster RAM, a dedicated MUX switch and stellar single-core performance. However, it was hamstrung by its 100 Watt GeForce RTX 3070 Ti, which affected performance and made it quite hot and loud during day-to-day operations. Razer aims to remedy some of those issues this time with the new Razer Blade 14 2023, the specifications of which have been revealed by Twitter leaker @_rogame.
This time, Razer will supposedly use AMD’s Phoenix-based Ryzen 9 7940HS CPU (35-54 Watts TDP). The CPU proved itself to be quite capable in leaked benchmarks, blazing past the Intel Core i9-12900HK and the Ryzen 9 6900HX. Furthermore, it did so by using remarkably less power than its predecessor, which is essential for compact laptops like the Razer Blade 14 2023.
An Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 will handle graphics processing on the Razer Blade 14 2023. Its TDP is unknown but will likely be set around the 100 Watts region like the Gigabyte AERO 16 OLED. While that might not seem enough in the face of last year’s model, the architectural improvements bought forth by Ada Lovelace, combined with AI upscaling tech like DLSS, should compensate for the low wattage.
If last year’s launch cycle is anything to go by, one can expect the Razer Blade 14 2023 to be announced sometime in the coming days and hit shelves sometime in mid-to-late April. Whether or not the top-spec model will surpass its predecessor’s US$3,500 price tag remains to be seen.
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Anil Ganti – Senior Tech Writer – 1310 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2019
I’ve been an avid PC gamer since the age of 8. My passion for gaming eventually pushed me towards general tech, and I got my first writing gig at the age of 19. I have a degree in mechanical engineering and have worked in the manufacturing industry and a few other publications like Wccftech before joining Notebookcheck in November 2019. I cover a variety of topics including smartphones, gaming, and computer hardware.
Anil Ganti, 2023-03-28 (Update: 2023-03-28)