So far, Razer has only used Intel processors for mobile devices on its laptops. However, this could change soon. Although the notebook maker has not confirmed plans to diversify its gaming laptop lineup, we are seeing leaks that could indicate that future models may ship with AMD's Ryzen 5000 series mobile CPUs.
Given the strength of AMD's play with recent Ryzen releases, it's a good thing for Team Red players to add Ryzen 5000 to Razer's mobile mix.
According to leaks from Twitter user @_rogame, Razer may be working on at least two different laptop configurations with AMD Ryzen processors. Since these are gaming notebooks, Razer will couple AMD's Ryzen processors with discrete mobile GPUs. In this case, it appears that Razer will be using Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3000 series graphics cards.
From the leaked 3DMark benchmark lists, we know that the first model will pair a Ryzen 9 5900 HX processor with a GeForce RTX 3070 GPU in a Max-Q configuration. According to the benchmark, the laptop will have a GPU with a base frequency of 780 MHz and an output of 80 W. This will be Razer's higher quality AMD configuration of the two leaked models.
The listing indicated that the Razer laptop comes with a Razer PI411 motherboard, which, according to HotHardware, suggests that Razer could go back to the 14-inch screen size and that this notebook will be branded under the Razer Blade 14 could be introduced, although this is not confirmed.
The second configuration uses the same Ryzen 9 5900 HZ processor with eight cores and 16 threads as the premium configuration, but replaces an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card instead of the medium RTX 3070 graphics card.
According to the listing, this second model's GPU is set to 80W power, which means it's more of a Max-P full-power design than the Max-Q design of the RTX 3070 model. The Max Q requirement for the RTX 3060 is set to 60 W.
The 3DMark Time Spy score for the RTX 3060 model is in the range of 7,300, which puts the performance of this mobile GPU in the range of the GeForce RTX 2070 and GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q, according to HotHardware.
So far, Razer has not announced any partnerships with AMD, nor has it announced plans to introduce a blade laptop with a Ryzen drive. Hence, we don't know when this laptop might hit the market.
In the past, AMD systems had a price advantage over a similarly configured Intel system, and we assume that the trend will continue here. The Blade 14 with an older Intel Core i7-4720 HQ processor is priced at Newegg for $ 1,799 as a reference.