The upcoming Razer Blade 18 was showcased at the Razer booth at CES 2024. The laptop is marketed as the world’s first gaming laptop with an 18-inch UHD+/165Hz screen. There is a model already available for consumers to purchase but the upcoming version will feature Thunderbolt 5 and will be powered by the AMD Ryzen 9 8945HS CPU.
Upcoming Razer Blade 18
Thunderbolt 5 is capable of delivering transfer speeds of up to 120Gbps. This is the new standard which is ideal for connecting multiple high-resolution and high refresh-rate monitors simultaneously. It also offers double the bandwidth for external SSDs, graphics cards, and other devices. It is designed on the USB4 V2 standard and supports DP 2.1 as well as PCI-E 4.0. At the CES 2024 booth, Razer demonstrated how a single TB5 port could be used to connect three 4K displays at the same time. The laptop at the booth was a sample piece but the new Razer Blade 18 is expected to release in the second half of 2024.
The AMD Ryzen 9 8945HS features 8 cores and 16 threads, with a base clock speed of 4.0GHz and a max turbo of 5.2GHz. It has 16MB of L3 Cache and 8MB of L2 Cache. Based on TSMC’s 4nm FinFET it has a default TDP of 45W. It also features AMD Radeon 780M graphics with 12 graphics cores and a clock speed of 2800 MHz.
You will most likely be able to pair the AMD Ryzen 9 8945HS with high-end graphics cards such as the Nvidia RTX 4080 and 4090, once the laptop becomes available for purchase.
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