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Razer Core X Compatible with Razer Thunderbolt 4 Dock?

  • 10 February 2023
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Hey,

I'm looking to ditch my big PC set up and downscale to running from just my laptop with an egpu.

My laptop only has one thunderbolt port, so I was wondering if connecting my laptop to the dock, which is connected to the egpu (as well as all my peripherals), will have the results I'm looking for?

I'm not super savvy with this stuff so just wanted to confirm before I spent the money.

Thanks.

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Intamasica
Hey,

I'm looking to ditch my big PC set up and downscale to running from just my laptop with an egpu.

My laptop only has one thunderbolt port, so I was wondering if connecting my laptop to the dock, which is connected to the egpu (as well as all my peripherals), will have the results I'm looking for?

I'm not super savvy with this stuff so just wanted to confirm before I spent the money.

Thanks.

Hi there. No core x or any egpu setting can’t connect through other dock it should direct connection to host laptop, so best scenario is using core x chroma or Razer core v2 that has io ports on the enclosure.
Joikansai
Hi there. No core x or any egpu setting can’t connect through other dock it should direct connection to host laptop, so best scenario is using core x chroma or Razer core v2 that has io ports on the enclosure.


Sorry, not too clued up on any of this.

So the the EGPU cases with the ports would have to plug directly into my laptop and then a could I plug a Dock into that EGPU or are you saying everything would individually have to plug into the EGPU without a dock?

Also, where does this leave my laptop charger? Which is USB C and I only have one thunderbolt port on my laptop.
Just did some research and looks like I don't NEED to charge via Thunderbolt (maybe shows how clueless I am).

So seems like I can just plug the EGPU in directly, but then it's just a question of plugging a Dock into the EGPU or needing it to do it individually for each device.

Hopefully you can plug a Dock into the EGPU?
Userlevel 7
Intamasica
Sorry, not too clued up on any of this.

So the the EGPU cases with the ports would have to plug directly into my laptop and then a could I plug a Dock into that EGPU or are you saying everything would individually have to plug into the EGPU without a dock?

Also, where does this leave my laptop charger? Which is USB C and I only have one thunderbolt port on my laptop.

Yes if your laptop can be charged by usb c it’s only single connection to Egpu enclosure, you can plug anything like peripherals to io on Egpu enclosure like usb A usually.

Intamasica

Hopefully you can plug a Dock into the EGPU?

Which dock, razer thunderbolt dock? I can’t test it since thunderbolt dock is usb c connection, and most Egpu enclosure io are either usb A or Ethernet port, unless you find one with usb c on its io ports, usb c use more bandwidth maybe you won’t find any unless its from Apple i think they had one which was quite overpriced.
Joikansai
Yes if your laptop can be charged by usb c it’s only single connection to Egpu enclosure, you can plug anything like peripherals to io on Egpu enclosure like usb A usually.


Which dock, razer thunderbolt dock? Not sure I’ll be back once I tried it on Razer core v2.



I didn't realise the EGPU would charge the laptop.

Also, where are you seeing the Core X V2? Perhaps not available in the UK yet, as I can't find it anywhere. I can only find the Chroma with the extra ports.
Userlevel 7
Intamasica
I didn't realise the EGPU would charge the laptop.

Also, where are you seeing the Core X V2? Perhaps not available in the UK yet, as I can't find it anywhere. I can only find the Chroma with the extra ports.

Yes only ultrabook ( intel MacBook, dell laptops, blade stealth, book 13 etc that has thunderbolt port) but on gaming laptops like Razer blade 14/15/16/17/18 (now they’re a lot haha), you need to plug the power adapter as well since the components need more power.
Razer core V2 is not produced anymore replaced by core x chroma.
Joikansai
Yes only ultrabook ( intel MacBook, dell laptops, blade stealth, book 13 etc that has thunderbolt port) but on gaming laptops like Razer blade 14/15/16/17/18 (now they’re a lot haha), you need to plug the power adapter as well since the components need more power.
Razer core V2 is not produced anymore replaced by core x chroma.


I'm planning on working it with my Galaxy Book and upgrade once it dies.

Shame about Chroma being the only option. Had my eyes on the white Core and have never cared about Chroma.

Yes, it is possible to downscale to running just your laptop with an eGPU. Connecting your laptop to a dock, which is then connected to the eGPU and your peripherals, can help you achieve the results you are looking for. However, it is important to make sure that your laptop's thunderbolt port supports eGPU connectivity before making the purchase. You may also want to check the compatibility of the eGPU with your laptop and peripherals to ensure smooth operation. Additionally, it may be worth considering the power requirements of the eGPU and ensuring that your laptop's power supply can handle it. It's always a good idea to do your research and confirm compatibility before investing in any new hardware.

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