Razer Blade 18 With Intel’s I9-13900HX Appears on Geekbench
The specifications for Razer’s upcoming flagship gaming laptop, along with some excellent test results, appear to have been leaked on Geekbench. The Razer Blade 18 (RX09-0484) with an upcoming i9-13900HX Raptor Lake mobile processor and 32 GB of RAM is mentioned in the Geekbench test entry.
This would be Razer’s first laptop to ever include a HX-series processor. For the HX CPU, which is effectively a BGA version of the desktop SKU with the exact same 24-core and 32-thread architecture, Razer has apparently chosen an 18-inch chassis, which hasn’t appeared in almost ten years. BenchLeaks claims that the i9-13900HX operates at a minimum frequency of 3.5 GHz and a maximum boost clock of 5.38 GHz, around 400 MHz less than the desktop model.
The i9-13900HX seems like a beast with 2063 points for single-core testing and 20164 points for multi-core testing. According to research done by Videocardz, the i9-13900HX would perform 14% faster under single-core load and 45% faster under multi-core load than the i9-12950HX. BenchLeaks also compares the desktop-grade Ryzen 7 5800X from AMD, which it claims is 19.4% slower under single-core loads and at least 87.7% slower under multi-core loads.
The launch date for the Raptor Lake mobile CPU series is yet unknown. Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger hinted at a late 2022 release date, however, considering that Intel usually launched the HX versions after the H models, we can expect the i9-13900HX to debut around Q1 2023.