Is Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition good for gaming?

Razer Blade 15
Razer Blade 15 (Image credit: Razer)

Is Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition good for gaming?

Best answer: The Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition is an excellent choice for gaming, even though it's primarily meant to be used for media editing.Get yours: Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition (opens in new tab) ($4,000 at Amazon)

What makes the laptop a good choice for gaming?

The Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition is packed with cutting-edge hardware designed to make the editing and modeling process for visual media a breeze. However, this hardware also doubles as incredible pieces of kit for gaming. The most notable part of the laptop is its NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 GPU, which is the most powerful GPU available for laptops out there (it even edges past the beefy RTX 2080).

In addition to this, the device also has a top-notch 9th Generation i7-9750H CPU and 32GB of RAM. If you want, you also have the option to upgrade that to 64GB on your own, but that's overkill for gaming.

The power to run modern games at high settings is fantastic, but none of that matters if you don't have a nice display. Thankfully, the Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition comes with a gorgeous 4K 60Hz OLED display (touch-enabled) that has support for HDR and also 100% DCI-P3 color accuracy. This will allow you to enjoy smooth, 4K gaming at 60 FPS without any problems.

Switch to gaming drivers for best results

A pair of Razer Blade 15 laptops.

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The Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition is primarily designed as a creative workstation, which is reflected by the fact that the Quadro RTX 5000 GPU is intended to be used to crush processes like video editing and complex, intensive applications like rendering and CAD. That being said, it's still a GPU, which means you can use it to game. NVIDIA makes the whole experience smoother by allowing you to switch easily between the Studio drivers and the GeForce game-ready drivers. As long as you have NVIDIA's GeForce Experience (opens in new tab) application installed, you can choose which driver you want to be installed, and switch between them as you see fit.

You can play games on the Studio drivers, but it's not optimized in any way. Switching to the GeForce drivers will make sure you have the best time.

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer and Oakland University graduate with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.