72 Hours experience with RBS + Core + 3 Graphics Cards

Discussion in 'Systems' started by Circuit.Board, Jul 9, 2016.

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  1. mintouch

    mintouch Active Member


    Finally, my half of an year waiting is over. Blade Stealth had been shipped in early Feb, had used only with its integrated graphics almost 5 months, and 3 days ago I got my core which had been shipped over the pacific ocean, thanks to an international shipping agency.

    Just before I received my core, I requested my friends to lend their graphics card. so I got a 750ti, a r9 290, and my own 1080 FE for testing.

    When I opened up the box, I thought the core is really tiny than I had expected. It seemed like a down-sized Mac Pro 2012 or some of Bitfenix case. I like that design because I was a mac user for almost 10 years.

    But while seeing that beautifully machined chassis, I worried about its cooling. and I was right. for 750ti and 1080 FE that was not a huge problem because they consume less than 180W. but about r9 290 reference(some of you may know it is 8+6pin)... Holy $h!t.(exactly. I touched PCIe bracket when it was in full-load and cried lol) the whole case was sooooo hot but no exhaust hole except for bracket pulled out hot inside air effectively. and the card's fan cried too loudly than applying it in my desktop.

    Then I noticed the core doesn't have any active exhaust fan. of course there are 2 small fans(a 60mm and a 80mm) for air intake and another one 60mm intake fan for PSU but it will not be good for maximum 375W graphics card. In next gen core, Product Development Team should add support for 92mm~120mm customizable exhaust fan support and probably a support for liquid-cooled graphics card...

    BTW, overall performance with stealth was pretty good but not the best. because of using dual core i7, RBS beats traditional gaming laptops so easily but it's hard to achieve to make its performance like a high-end desktop. I got a 9000 3DMark Fire Strike Score and 16.8K graphics score with my 1080 FE when I use my UHD TV for video output. other cards worked good with less performance.

    When using RBS's integrated 4K screen as a main screen, Intel HD520 Graphics suddenly turned to framebuffer and graphics card worked like optimus/enduro system which is commonly seen in gaming laptop including razer blade. the optimus/non-optimus mode switches automatically so user don't have to reboot or set it again. just plug in/out video output cable. and of course you can plug&play your core. so ad is true.

    Overwatch works well with 55~60FPS/4K and Fallout 4 was 70FPS/1080p. BF4 was almost 120FPS/1080p but if your main screen is laptop's, performance will decrease significantly. some games decreased about 40~50% and others did just 5~15%. I don't know why the decreasing rate is so different. so guys, buy a gaming-grade monitor or a big screen TV.

    Now my experience is getting closer and closer to 73 Hours...
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2016
  2. Mindinversion

    Mindinversion Active Member

    That's @ 4k with the internal laptop monitor? Only asking because I'm getting 70-85 FPS approx with external 4k @ epic settings...
  3. mintouch

    mintouch Active Member

    No. external. but my setting is maximum FOV and 100percent rendering scale.
  4. Thank you for the detailed review and comparison w/ multiple GPUs.
    Really like the picture with the setup as well.

    2 questions..
    1) So, even though the Core will support 375W cards, you felt that ..of the cards you tested, the ones at 180W or less you found were good for a few hours steady usage? Or do you feel that's the Core's cooling still could use some extra help.

    2) What stand is that propping up the RBS?
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  5. mintouch

    mintouch Active Member

    First of all, I can say 750ti and 6pin graphics cards like 1060 or rx480 will be okay in any situation. For 1080, I don't know it will be good or not because I didn't stress-tested it or game with it for long time yet. but personally I'm a hardware maniac and love overclock so I have a plan to make some holes to attach vga watercooler in the chassis... even if it voids the warranty. If anyone who wants to attach his 225W+ graphics card into the core, I will strictly recommend to mod the core or use custom vga cooler instead of reference one.

    Second, I am using a monitor arm plus a stand which is designed for VESA hole mounting. unfortunately you will not be able to buy same model because the manufacturer only sells the product in Korea. you had better to find some alternatives in amazon.
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2016
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  6. aceofxuan

    aceofxuan New Member

    Thank you for the review, that's a very nice set up you have going on. I wonder will the performance improve for the higher wattage cards with blower style coolers.
  7. Circuit.Board under your testing of all three cards under any of those did you notice if the exhaust fan on the back from the PSU ever come on? I notice mine never is running when I shine a flash light through the vent grill on the back. I assume since I'm using a 1080 and only pushing 335 watts or so under load I'm not getting it hot enough under load to kick on the fan (assume it only comes on when needed for exhaust).
  8. Blockmonster57

    Blockmonster57 Active Member

    Nice setup you've gut there @Circuit.Board !
    Can I ask 1 question? What is this monitor?
  9. mintouch

    mintouch Active Member

    TIENA SD4800. it's a budget UHD TV, using Samsung VA panel, made by local manufacturer in Korea.

    Oh, I didn't know there is an exhaust fan for PSU. I tried to check but even with flashlight from my cellphone, I can't check it really well...

    OK guys, I wrote a review of razer core with 750ti, 290, rx480, 1070 and 1080. It's written with korean language but you guys can read it through google translator... and probably benchmark reading doesn't require any knowledge of that language.
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  10. Dat1Fish

    Dat1Fish Active Member

    Damn, nice setup, can u pls tell me all your gears?
  11. mintouch

    mintouch Active Member

    Laptop : Razer Blade Stealth UHD 256GB
    eGPU : Razer Core
    Graphics Card : MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Founder's Edition
    Ext. HDD : Sony HD-E1 1TB Black
    TV/Monitor : TIENA SD4800 48" UHD TV
    Mouse : Razer Mamba wireless
    Keyboard : Razer Blackwidow X Chroma
    Headset : ASUS Strix 7.1
    Mic : Razer Seiren + Pop Filter
    Wireless Charger : Samsung Galaxy S7 giveaway from manufacturer
    Mouse Mat : ASUS Strix giveaway from distributor
    Headphone Stand : Soundblaster giveaway from distributor
    Laptop Stand : Crystalsilver Medusa TL-4541 Monitor stand + TL-9750 laptop tray
  12. AloysiusTee

    AloysiusTee Member

    Can I know how you got your core and RBS? I live in the SEA region and I wanna know how you got it and how much it costed you all together
  13. mintouch

    mintouch Active Member

    As I wrote, I used shipping agency, named Malltail. shipping cost was $39 for core and 25 for RBS to South Korea. but this company only ships to Korea so you should find another one.
  14. Dat1Fish

    Dat1Fish Active Member

    Damn, you are so lucky, how did u win so many things from giveaways?
    I've entered more than 2000 giveaways, and so far, I've only won 1 beta key. (it was out of 5 people, i never used it as well.)
    anyway, THANKS!
  15. Kazuma94

    Kazuma94 Member

    Gimme you stuff !
  16. Yousif47

    Yousif47 Active Member

    Congs I am happy for you
    and beautiful setup

    what agency did you use ??
  17. mintouch

    mintouch Active Member

    Malltail. but they only ships to Korea.
    and thanks for your cheers :D
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