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As a very recent owner of the Razer Blade 2016 (1060) I am deeply disappointed by this...

Discussion in 'Systems' started by ziwzih, Dec 23, 2016.

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  1. ziwzih

    ziwzih New Member

    I recently bought the new Blade and for the most part, I've been very happy. Yes, the fans are loud as hell, but you get used to them. Yes the bezels are brutally obnoxious, but....you get used to them.

    But this email from razer support, regarding display compatibility... I just don't understand why this computer should be incompatible with two displays. The GTX 1060 is more than capable, and so is thunderbolt 3. After reading through forums, many people have been unsuccessful with adapters such as this. It's only when people use those usb3 to hdmi adapters (which, for the most part only support 30fps).

    Either this is a massive oversight on their part or a blatant ploy to get us to buy the Core. I wouldn't be so upset if the XPS 15 and the macbook pro didn't support that adapter multiple monitors. This was the type of thing about apple that drove me crazy and drove me away from their ecosystem towards PCs.
  2. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    Hey welcome to Insider ziwzih.

    I'm sorry to hear you feel that way.

    Are you saying that you can't just simply plug 1 monitor into the HDMI port and another into the TB3 at the same time?

    That's an interesting problem and I've seen a few different users mention it here. Perhaps this is a problem unique to Razer laptops because my guess is they had to make some sacrifices to get the Blade working with the Core.

    If this is true, I guess your only options are either get a USB to HDMI/DP/etc. mini graphics card or the Core. Either way, that sucks and I'm sorry to hear it. Like you said, USB to Display Output usually have limitations on resolution and frame rate. Still works fine for non-gaming activities though.

    Hopefully they'll fix this issue for future models. I feel your pain because whenever I buy a laptop, a requirement for me is that it must be able to run at least 3 external monitors, period. No exceptions. I personally really wish Razer would drop the obsolete HDMI standard though.
    Thunderbolt > DisplayPort > HDMI > DVI > VGA
  3. 233444

    233444 New Member

    You need to try passive usb-c displayport adapters, like the Cellet branded one.

    If triple display does not work, this is the dumbest setup among all gaming laptops, because Asus, MSI, and other brands that use Nvidia Optimus have all been able to do triple displays (HDMI + DP (TB) + laptop lcd)
  4. personalife

    personalife Member

    I think it has to do with the fact that HDMI runs directly to the nvidia graphics, while the thunderbolt port goes through the intel one
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  5. chhappy7

    chhappy7 Member

    Are you sure about this? I'm really asking because I've been trying to figure it out. Do you have source for this?

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  6. personalife

    personalife Member

    My own testing - if you hook HDMI, you have full access to the NVidia control panel settings. If you do it via thunderbolt, your NVidia settings are extremely limited.

    I was investigating why Heroes of the Storm could not be set to full screen (it would force windowed full screen) when running off the thunderbolt (displayport) port. Also if you look at the NVidia settings, it will show somewhere that the HDMI runs to the NVidia card, whereas the DP goes into the iGPU.

    Because the laptop uses Optimus, when connected to the iGPU via TB and you want to use NVidia, the iGPU is reading off of the NVidia card for frame data and renders it out (I'm grossly simplifying here).
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