The Razer Blade 18 (RZ09-0484) is an anticipated gaming laptop using an unannounced 13th Generation Intel Core CPU. Given the name, one may expect this laptop to be an 18-inch version of the Razer Blade 17, the company’s current top-of-the-line model.
Surprisingly, the Blade 18 would be Razer’s first laptop to have an Intel HX-series CPU, a desktop-level processor for laptop BGA packages. These CPUs are only available in the most powerful gaming laptops, which may explain why Razer chose a larger chassis.
Geekbench data indicates that the Core i9-13900HX CPU has the same configuration as the desktop Core i9-13900K, with 24 cores and 32 threads. This Raptor Lake processor can have a maximum overclock of 5.4 GHz, as shown by the specific test results. The Core i9-13900HX achieves 2063 points in single-core testing and 20164 points in multi-core testing.
i9-13900HX is now at the very top of the Intel mobile stack. In single-core testing, the CPU would be 14% faster than the Core i9-12950HX and up to 45% faster than in multi-core testing. The different cluster of Raptor Lake’s Efficient cores provides a considerable performance gain.
Intel has not yet announced a release window for its 13th generation Core laptop series, notably its HX variations, which may debut after the standard H-series range. However, Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger stated that the company hopes to deliver a new laptop CPU series before the end of this year.