Razer Blade Stealth: Cinebench & PC Mark 8
The Cinebench R11.5 suite is comprised of two tests to measure CPU and graphics processing performance.
- The CPU test scenario uses all of your system's processing power to render a photorealistic 3D scene (from the viral "No Keyframes" animation by AixSponza). This scene makes use of various algorithms to stress all available processor cores.
- The graphics procedure uses a complex 3D scene depicting a car chase (created by renderbaron) which measures the performance of your graphics card in OpenGL mode. The performance depends on various factors, such as the GPU processor on your hardware, on the drivers used.
The Razer Blade Stealth smokes all of its competition here on both counts. While the HP Spectre x360 technically scores fractionally better on the CPU score it falls almost a full 4 frames per second behind the Stealth in the OpenGL test. The Stealth clearly gets the most out of its U-Series processor in this suite.
What makes PCMark 8 different from other benchmarks? Real-world relevance. With PCMark 8 you measure and compare PC performance using real-world tasks and applications. We've grouped these applications into scenarios that reflect typical PC use in the home and at the office. This approach ensures that PCMark measures the things that matter, highlighting performance differences that will be apparent to end users and consumers.
PC Mark 8 includes several benchmark scenarios which leverage different workloads to better help you gauge which computer might meet your needs. For our purposes, we step through the Accelerated Home, Accelerated Work, and Storage benchmarks...
PC Mark 8 brings us the Razer Blade Stealth's first small stumble. It does score well enough in the Home Accelerated suite but could not even scare the 4,000 point threshold during the Work Accelerated test which is unexpected given the Stealth's prior performance victories. We run the tests a few times to rule out flukes but scores only deviated by about 5 points each time here.