Reports suggest that Razer is planning to launch new Blade laptops that will house the AMD Ryzen 5000 CPUs for the first time. All the previous Blade laptops had Intel processors paired with NVIDIA graphic cards, but this could change if these reports are true.
A well-known leakster, Rogame, has tweeted the above-mentioned news. He also made a follow-up tweet to report that the laptop will most probably have a 14-inch display size, which means that it will be the standard Razer Blade design.
Currently, the Blade series has three variants: the flagship 17 inch Pro variant, the standard 15 inch Blade variant, and the Stealth 13 inch Ultrabook variant. Previously, Razer offered the 14 inch Black Blade variant, which now has been replaced by the standard variant.
As per the leakster, the expected 14-inch variant will house the AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX that has 8 cores and 16 threads. The chip operates on a base clock speed of 3.30 GHz and can boost up to 4.60 GHz. It also has 20 MB of combined cache & a TDP of 45W. Although the Ryzen 9 5900HX has its integrated graphics named Vega 8 GPU that has 512 cores and a clock speed of 2100 MHz, even then Razer will offer up to the RTX 3060 discrete graphics card.
As far as the pricing is concerned, the Razer Blade 15 edition with the RTX 3060 & Intel Core i7-10750H is priced at $1699, so we can expect a $1500 price tag for the AMD variant. Razer has not given any launch date, but it is expected to arrive in April or May.