[Press Release] Razer Switchblade Powered By Intel Atom Z690

Sabeeh Qureshi
Jul 27, 2011

Precisely 6 months ago or so, we had heard about a revolutionary gaming platform being prepared by the guys at Razer of what they called the Razer Switchblade concept device that would change the way we game while also creating another own of its class of netbooks at the same time.

At that time though, we had only heard about the Switchblade being powered by an Intel Atom processor and now, Razer has unveiled that this device will feature not only just an Atom processor, but the Z690 variant running at 1.7 GHz. That will give them an advantage of 13% faster performance boost compared to earlier models.

Besides that, the Switchblade will be able to run games in 3D so expect a 120Hz screen on this mobile baby while keeping power consumption at an all time lower level than traditional laptops!


Here’s the official Press Release by Razer:

Pakistan. – July 27th, 2011 – Razer, the world’s leading high-end precision gaming brand is now showcasing the Razer Switchblade concept device running some of the most popular video games of today.  Working together with Intel, the Razer Switchblade concept is the world’s first device to use the Intel® Atom™ processor Z690 running at 1.70 GHz.  This iteration of the Intel Atom processor is capable of running games at a higher level of performance with its faster clock speed; a 13 percent boost over previous models*.

Razer has also already announced key Chinese independent software vendors such as Tencent and ChangYou who have pledged to support game optimization for the Switchblade User Interface.

“Intel is very excited to be working closely with Razer on the next generation of mobile handheld PC gaming,” said Brad Graff, consumer marketing director, Netbook and Tablet Group, Intel.  “The Razer Switchblade concept takes advantage of the Intel Atom processor, providing the performance needed to run 3D PC games in a small and light form factor to enable mobile gaming at significantly less power than a traditional laptop.”

“PC gaming on a truly mobile platform has not been possible before the Razer Switchblade,” said Min-Liang Tan, CEO and Creative Director, Razer.  “Our work with Intel allowed us to not only optimize the performance of the hardware on this concept device, but also lay the foundation for future products that will fully utilize the innovative technologies first developed on the Razer Switchblade concept.”