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Blade Stealth + Core + GTX 1080 benchmarks, first impressions

Discussion in 'Systems' started by vitorious, May 27, 2016.

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  1. vitorious

    vitorious New Member

    Uh, hey, y'all. Core arrived yesterday, managed to get a GTX 1080 Founder's Edition this morning, I successfully set it up with an Oculus Rift CV1, and wrote it up.

    tl;dr: everything works as advertised, Fire Strike Ultra score of 3936 is interestingly the same as OuchIAteMyself's 980 Ti score (CPU bound? regular Fire Strike is 7623, Sky Diver is 13530), SteamVR says it's VR ready, SWTOR runs at max settings and native resolution, and the 0.5m active cable is hella short.


    Also, shoutout to raziel99 for his early reviews and finding the Innergie 45w charger, still can't get an extra one from Razer, but that one works just fine.
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  2. Looks good. Are you using the laptops display or an external display for your benchmarking. You'll get lower results using the Razer Stealth's display as it requires a big chunk of the thunderbolt bandwidth sending that video back to the laptop on the same connection.
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  3. vitorious

    vitorious New Member

    You're right!

    I just finished re-running the benchmark, and it looks like a hit of ~300 points to use the laptop's display.

    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/12207896 is the benchmark using an external monitor, with the laptop display off, 4310 over the original 3936.
  4. gaykob7

    gaykob7 Well-Known Member

    I'm not the best when it comes to benchmark test knowledge...
    How are these stats compared to a 1080 used in a desktop pc?
  5. vitorious

    vitorious New Member

    Forbes made this chart with a pretty reasonable desktop system:


    Fire Strike Ultra, their desktop system, 4667
    Fire Strike Ultra, Stealth + Core + GTX 1080 + external monitor, 4310
    Fire Strike Ultra, Stealth + Core + GTX 1080 + laptop LCD, 3936

    Regular Fire Strike, their desktop system, 14043
    Regular Fire Strike, Stealth + Core + GTX 1080 + external monitor, 9388
    Regular Fire Strike, Stealth + Core + GTX 1080 + laptop LCD, 7623

    PC World had similar numbers. They also had this chart of SteamVR performance:


    The Stealth + Core + GTX 1080 hit 11 just like their desktop system did.

    It looks like things that push the GPU more than the CPU, like Fire Strike Ultra, are going to be more comparable.
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  6. gaykob7

    gaykob7 Well-Known Member

    Cool, at first I thought graphic amplifiers won't handle the strength of the 1080, but it seem they do just fine
  7. lzh464150085

    lzh464150085 New Member

    Would you plz tell me how is the power connector of the core? I mean I pre-ordered EVGA 1080 FTW and it has dual 8 pin connector. I am wondering if that could fit into the core.
  8. venturePinkLacespot810

    venturePinkLacespot810 Active Member

    I don't really know what all the numbers for graphics tests mean, so does the Core bottleneck the 1080 and if so by how much?
  9. 0V3R_K1LL

    0V3R_K1LL Well-Known Member

    Please run gaming bechmarks too, Im pretty sure the dual core i7 wont bottleneck as much in video games as it did in benchmark numbers.
  10. vitorious

    vitorious New Member

    I have no idea if the card will fit, but the power connectors should be fine.

    You can see the details of the Core's power in the PDF manual. The Core has two "6+2" connectors inside. That means they're 6-pin connectors, with an extra 2-pin connector hanging off the side in case you have 8-pin connectors on your video card. If you do, you also plug them in. If you don't, you just leave it hanging off the side.


    Also, my 1080 came with similar adapters, yours might too, but they're not needed.

    Are there game demos that also include benchmarks? I probably won't buy a bunch of games just to test performance, sorry.
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  11. watchGrapefront567

    watchGrapefront567 New Member

    Just test with games you play
  12. 0V3R_K1LL

    0V3R_K1LL Well-Known Member

    You dont own any AAA titles like COD, Doom, Overwatch, Tomb Raider. Just about any demanding game would work, just need a baseline.
  13. watchGrapefront567

    watchGrapefront567 New Member

    I'm sure he does. No one buys a setup like this to not play games lol
  14. falomari95

    falomari95 Member

    Any thoughts about a budget setup with RBS + Core + Nvidia 950?? I know that the latest GPUs are over-performing (with a cherry on top)
  15. KJsmashdude

    KJsmashdude New Member

    Idk why people haven't run a GTA V benchmark with this yet. The important part so far is seeing how severe the CPU bottleneck is. Someone needs to test a game that has a high demand from the CPU like GTA V.
  16. Road_Runner86

    Road_Runner86 Member

    I can tell you beamng plays way better on my msi laptop with gtx880m than with stealth and gtx1080. It is still ok, but jitters on medium and high setting. Msi can run it all the way up.
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  17. Johnwisker

    Johnwisker New Member

    There still a big diffrence between running the gtx on pc and on eGPU there is almost 1000 point more in firestike ultra test ,if u run it on pc rather than eGPU .....the crazy thing also is ,the pc build will safe almost 500 dollars than eGPU ... I would like to see the FPS on any latest demanding games so i can decide wether this eGPU worth it or just a waste of money
  18. KillerFry

    KillerFry New Member

    Is anyone having this issue where Doom kinda... freezes on the load screen when using the Core? But if I press Ctrl+Alt+Del then it loads fine. Once in game, it all runs smooth.
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  19. vitorious

    vitorious New Member

    I was seeing that with SWTOR! The loading screen would go away and the cursor would spin, until I mashed around with Alt-Tab, Windows key, Ctrl-Alt-Del, and then it'd come back and load fine. Did you try adding "Run with graphics processor" to the context menu and then running Doom with that?



    If that works, you can permanently force it in "Manage 3D Settings" under "Programs" and finding the Doom .exe.
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  20. Road_Runner86

    Road_Runner86 Member

    I also had that problem until forcing it to run with the gtx1080... Even though I had already told the nvidia control panel to use the 1080 permanently. It probably resets when I unhook the core though, the run all programs with it part.
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