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Razer Blade 15” Early 2019 - Advanced Support

Where can I get my security update for Razer Blade system?
Razer is aware of the vulnerabilities discovered by external researchers on some of the Intel microprocessors installed in our Razer Blade laptop line. We are closely collaborating with Intel to address potential vulnerabilities before they can even be exploited.

 

As part of our commitment to customers, Razer's engineers are working with Intel to address these issues with firmware updaters. You may refer to the table below to see if your specific Razer Blade model is affected and where to get its corresponding updater.

 

Note: The links in the table below contain the installation guides that will walk you through the installation process. The installation guide will also contain the download link to the specific updater. We will be updating this table periodically. If you are unable to locate a fix for your particular Blade system, it is possible that your laptop may not be affected.

 

Vulnerability Associated Intel Security Advisory Associated CVE ID Applicable Models
Intel Management Execution (ME)

 

Release Date:
12/2018
INTEL-SA-00086 CVE-2017-5705
CVE-2017-5708
CVE-2017-5711
CVE-2017-5712
Razer Blade 14” (2016) - GTX970M
Razer Blade 14" (2016) - Intel 6700HQ - GTX1060
Razer Blade 14" (2017) - Intel 7700HQ - GTX1060
Razer Blade Pro 17" (2016)
Razer Blade Pro 17" (2017)
Razer Blade Pro 17" (2017) – Full HD – GTX 1060
Razer Blade Stealth 12.5" (2016) - Intel 6500U
Razer Blade Stealth 12.5" (2016) - Intel 7500U
Razer Blade Stealth 13" (2017) - Intel 7500U
Razer Blade Stealth 13" (2017) - Intel 8550U
Infineon Trusted Platform Module (TPM)

 

Release Date:
13/2/2018
INTEL-SA-00104 CVE-2017-15361 Razer Blade 14” (2015)
Razer Blade 14” (2017) - Intel 7700HQ - GTX1060
Razer Blade Stealth 12.5” (2016) - Intel 7500U
Razer Blade Pro 17” (2016)
Razer Blade Pro 17” (2017)
Spectre/Meltdown

 

Release Date:
2/4/2018
INTEL-SA-00088 CVE-2017-5753
CVE-2017-5754
Razer Blade 14” (2016) - GTX970M
Razer Blade 14” (2016) - Intel 6700HQ - GTX1060
Razer Blade 14” (2017) - Intel 7700HQ - GTX1060
Razer Blade Pro 17” (2016)
Razer Blade Pro 17” (2017)
Razer Blade Pro 17” (2017) – Full HD – GTX 1060
Razer Blade Stealth 12.5” (2016) - Intel 6500U
Razer Blade Stealth 12.5” (2016) - Intel 7500U
Razer Blade Stealth 13” (2017) - Intel 7500U
Razer Blade Stealth 13” (2017) - Intel 8550U
Manufacturing Mode

 

Release Date:
29/4/2019
N.A. CVE-2018-4251 Razer Blade 17” (2012)
Razer Blade Pro 17” (2013)
Razer Blade Pro 17” (2014)
Razer Blade Pro 17” (2015)
Razer Blade 14” (2013)
Razer Blade 14” (2014)
Razer Blade 14” (2015)
Razer Blade 14” (2016) - GTX970M
Razer Blade 14” (2016) - Intel 6700HQ - GTX1060
Razer Blade 14” (2017) - Intel 7700HQ - GTX1060
Razer Blade Pro 17” (2016)
Razer Blade Pro 17” (2017)
Razer Blade Pro 17” (2017) – Full HD – GTX 1060
Razer Blade Stealth 12.5” (2016) - Intel 6500U
Razer Blade Stealth 12.5” (2016) - Intel 7500U
Razer Blade Stealth 13” (2017) - Intel 7500U
Razer Blade Stealth 13” (2017) - Intel 8550U
Razer Blade Stealth 13" (Early 2019)
Razer Blade 15” (2018) - Advanced Model
Razer Blade 15” (Early 2019) - Advanced Model
Intel Converged Security and Management Engine (CSME)

 

Release Date:
11/09/2018
INTEL-SA-00125 CVE2018-3655 Razer Blade 14” (2016) - GTX970M
Razer Blade 14” (2016) - Intel 6700HQ - GTX1060
Razer Blade 14” (2017) - Intel 7700HQ - GTX1060
Razer Blade Pro 17” (2016)
Razer Blade Pro 17” (2017)
Razer Blade Pro 17” (2017) – Full HD – GTX 1060
Razer Blade Stealth 12.5” (2016) - Intel 6500U
Razer Blade Stealth 12.5” (2016) - Intel 7500U
Razer Blade Stealth 13” (2017) - Intel 7500U
Razer Blade Stealth 13” (2017) - Intel 8550U
Intel Quarterly Security Release

 

Release Date:
20/6/2019
INTEL-SA-00213 CVE-2019-0089
CVE-2019-0090
CVE-2019-0086
CVE-2019-0091
CVE-2019-0092
CVE-2019-0093
CVE-2019-0094
CVE-2019-0096
CVE-2019-0097
CVE-2019-0098
CVE-2019-0099
CVE-2019-0153
CVE-2019-0170
Razer Blade Stealth 13” (Early 2019)
Razer Blade 15” (Mid 2019) - Base Model
Razer Blade 15" (Mid 2019) - Advanced Model
Razer Blade Pro 17" (2019)
Razer Blade Stealth 12.5” (2016) - Intel 6500U
Razer Blade Stealth 12.5” (2016) - Intel 7500U
Razer Blade Stealth 13” (2017) - Intel 7500U
Razer Blade Stealth 13” (2017) - Intel 8550U
Razer Blade 14" (2016) - GTX970M
Razer Blade 14” (2016) - Intel 6700HQ - GTX1060
Razer Blade 14” (2017) - Intel 7700HQ - GTX1060
Razer Blade Pro 17" (2016)
Razer Blade Pro 17" (2017)
Razer Blade Pro 17" (2017) – Full HD – GTX 1060
Razer Blade 15" (2018) - Advanced Model
Razer Blade 15" (Early 2019) - Advanced Model
Razer Blade 15" (2018) - Base Model
Intel MDS/Zombieload/Rouge In-Flight Data Load (RIDL)/Fallout

 

Release Date:
31/5/2019
INTEL-SA-00233 CVE-2018-12126
CVE-2018-12127
CVE-2018-12130
CVE-2019-11091
Razer Blade 15" (Mid 2019) - Advanced Model
Razer Blade 15" (2018) - Advanced Model
Razer Blade 15" (Early 2019) - Advanced Model
Razer Blade 15" (2018) - Base Model
Razer Blade Stealth 13" (Early 2019)
My system has encountered a BSOD (Blue Screen) with the stopcode VIDEO TDR FAILURE (NVLDDMKM.SYS). What should I do?

We have released a new NVIDIA graphics driver (v431.65) to address the BSOD issue that some users have faced with their Blades. You can download the new driver via this link. Once the download is complete, extract the zip file to the destination folder of your choice.

Install the NVIDIA DCH driver by opening the "P30448_DC" folder, run "setup.exe", and follow the on-screen instructions. If you wish to install the GeForce Experience companion application, open the "P30448_WIN32UX" folder, run "setup.exe" and follow the on-screen instructions.

Note: This fix will work if you are running your Blade with Windows 1803 or later versions.

NVIDIA graphics driver (v431.65) supported models:

  • Razer Blade Stealth 13" (Early 2019)
  • Razer Blade 15" (Early 2019) - Advanced Model
  • Razer Blade 15" (Mid 2019) - Advanced Model
  • Razer Blade 15" (2018) - Base Model
  • Razer Blade 15" (Mid 2019) - Base Model
  • Razer Blade Pro 17" (2019)
Will I overcharge my battery if I leave it plugged in even when it is at 100%?
The Razer Blade series uses a lithium-ion (Li-On) polymer battery. Though this is not exactly a Windows feature, overcharging Li-ion batteries is not a problem and does not affect the battery life span. The Blade laptops have an internal circuit to stop charging at full charge to avoid overcharging, and will only start re-charging when the battery hits 95%.
Where can I find the latest drivers for my Razer Blade 15" Early 2019 Advanced Model?
To enhance the user experience, drivers for your Razer laptop are available through Windows Updates. Simply navigate to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and select “Check for updates” to ensure that you have the latest drivers installed on your Razer Blade Laptop. The original preinstalled drivers for your Blade can be found by visiting the “Software & Drivers” link on the left-hand side of the page.
What are the specs of the Razer Blade 15" Early 2019 Advanced Model?
Display Size 15.6"
Display Type Full HD 144Hz | 4K Touch 60Hz
Processor 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8750H processor, 6 Cores
Graphics NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2060 6GB
(Max-Q) NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 / 2080 Max Q 8GB
Memory 16GB dual-channel DDR4-2667MHz
Storage 256GB | 512GB SSD NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4
I/O 1x mDP, 1x HDMI, 1x Thunderbolt™ 3 (USB-C™)
USB 3.1 3
Thunderbolt 3 Yes
Razer Core Support Yes
What should I do to maintain the power adapter’s good condition and extend its life span?
To keep your power adapter in good condition and extend its life span, check this guide.
Can I upgrade the RAM and SSD on the Razer Blade 15" Early 2019 Advanced Model?
Yes, the RAM in the Razer Blade 15" Early 2019 Advanced Model comes with 16GB dual-channel DDR4-2667MHz RAM that can be expanded up to 64GB. It also comes with either a 256 or 512GB SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4, 2280) that can be upgraded to a maximum of 2TB.
Where and when will the Razer Blade 15" Early 2019 Advanced Model be available?
The new Razer Blade 15" Early 2019 Advanced Model Gaming Laptops with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20-series GPUs start at $2,299 and will be available beginning January 29 from Razer.com and select retailers in the United States, Canada, France, United Kingdom, Germany, and China.
What is the refresh rate of the 4K Touch version and the full HD version of the Razer Blade 15" Early 2019 Advanced Model?
The refresh rate of the 4K Touch version of the Razer Blade 15" Early 2019 Advanced Model is 60Hz. The full HD version of the Razer Blade 15" Early 2019 Advanced Model features a refresh rate of 144Hz.
How does the battery life differ among the different versions of the Razer Blade 15" Early 2019 Advanced Model?
The Razer Blade 15" (2018 and 2019) Advanced Models feature an 80Wh battery. The Battery life of your computer depends on many factors and conditions. Your individual battery life will vary from computer to computer based on these conditions.
How do I upgrade the RAM and SSD of the Razer Blade 15" Early 2019 Advanced Model?
Detailed steps on how to upgrade components are not available. Instructions from other sources may be available but we cannot be responsible for their content.

Note: Any damage or issues caused during installation or as a result of incompatible parts being used is not covered under the warranty, and may void the warranty coverage. Razer will not be liable for any warranty coverage on any third-party part you may install and we cannot guarantee compatibility or performance of any third-party parts.
How much RAM and what type of RAM can I install in the Razer Blade 15" Early 2019 Advanced Model?
The Razer Blade 15" Early 2019 Advanced Model's RAM uses SODIMM DDR4 RAM and can be upgraded up to 64GB DDR4-2667MHz.
Is the Razer Blade 15" Early 2019 Advanced Model compatible with the Razer Core, Core X, and Core V2?
Yes, the Razer Cores Graphics Enclosures are compatible with the Razer Blade 15" Early 2019 Advanced Model using the Thunderbolt Port on the right side of the Blade. Please do attempt to use the USB ports on the left side of the Blade as they are not compatible with the Razer Core.
Is the Razer Blade 15" Early 2019 Advanced Model supported by Razer Synapse 3.0?
Yes, the Razer Blade 15" Early 2019 Advanced Model is supported by Synapse 3.0.
Is the Razer Blade 15" Early 2019 Advanced Model available worldwide?
Please check your local and regional availability, but the Razer Blade 15" Early 2019 Advanced Model will be shipped to most regions the other Razer Blades are sold.
How does the keyboard lighting differ between the Razer Blade 15 (2018) Base Model and the Blade 15" (2018/2019) Advanced Models?
The advanced models feature per-key Chroma RGB, which means each key can be individually configured by Razer Chroma. The Base model features single-zone Chroma RGB, meaning the entire keyboard can be configured by Razer Chroma but not on a per key basis.
Does the Blade 15" Early 2019 Advanced Model support Windows Hello?
Yes, the camera in the Razer Blade 15" Early 2019 Advanced Model supports Windows Hello and is IR based.
Does the Blade 15" Early 2019 Advanced Model support Intel XMP RAM?
Yes, the Blade 15" Early 2019 Advanced Model can support Intel XMP up to 3200MHz as long as the RAM is compatible.
What are the main differences between the Blade 15" Early 2019 Advanced Model and the Blade 15" Base Model?
  Advanced Model Base Model
Graphics GeForce RTX 2060 GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
  GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
  GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
15.6" Display Full HD 144Hz or 4K Touch* Full HD 60Hz
Storage Single Storage SSD Dual Storage SSD + HDD
Keyboard Per-Key Chroma Single-zone Chroma
Gigabit Ethernet No Yes
Thinness 0.70" / 17.8mm 0.78" / 19.9mm
*4k in selected markets only
Why is there no Giteki certification logo on my Razer Blade laptop in Japan?
While some Razer Blade laptops did not have the Giteki logo printed on the chassis cover before 2019, rest assured that your system has met the stipulated requirements. The table below lists the Razer Blade models that are Giteki certified.
 
Razer Blade Model Number:
Razer Blade 15” (2018) – Advanced RZ09-02385/RZ09-02386
Razer Blade 15” Early 2019 – Advanced RZ09-0288/RZ09-02886
Razer Blade 15” Mid 2019 – Advanced RZ09-0301
Razer Blade 15” (2018) – Base Model RZ09-0270
Razer Blade 15” Mid 2019 – Base Model RZ09-0300
Razer Blade Stealth 13” Early 2019 RZ09-028/RZ09-0281
Razer Blade Pro 17” (2016)
Razer Blade Pro 17” (2017)
RZ09-0166
Razer Blade 14” (2016) – Intel 6700HQ – GTX1060
Razer Blade 14” (2017) – Intel 7700HQ – GTX1060
RZ09-0195