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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. Eason85_no_id

    Eason85_no_id Member

    Well, there are problems with the core- but they're bugs like poor windows performance on the external display, or poor performance in some games on the internal monitor. Not sure if the latter can be ironed out, but I'm sure the former can be with driver updates.
  2. wesdalelio

    wesdalelio Member

    Wow! I can't believe the amount of the GPU's potential that can be used by the laptop!
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  3. The only thing that will challenge the Core anytime soon would be the XG2 by Asus. Uses TB3 as well. Hopefully it will drop soon in Q4 or late Q3. Looks very promising.
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  4. kurohyo

    kurohyo Active Member

    yes it is supposed to be, also the connectivity is not with only one thunderbolt 3 port but with 2 thunderbolt 3s, but don't know if that'll be helpful or bad for the EGPU+laptop
  5. I don't think it's 2 TB3s. It is 1 TB3 and 1 USB-C Port (around 10Gb/20Gb I think.) 2 TB3s would be quite expensive.
  6. kurohyo

    kurohyo Active Member

    yeah it's 2 TB3s i just checked some interviews for CES 2016, but that was on that point in time, i don't know if at this point there are still 2 TB3s working with the XG2
  7. Shredder, although this is my first post I am a longtime Razer fan. I would like to apologize to you for the immaturity and defensive fanboyism that you have faced in this thread. I for one found your contributions most informative and insightful. There is indeed a "tax" to pay for an eGPU setup and it is important to help quantify it. Having a handle on this "tax" will help others make more informed purchasing decisions, therefore thank you!

    All that said I am a proud owner of the Blade Stealth and I am anciously waiting for my Core to arrive. It is amazing technology and I am excited to experience high end gaming on a little ultrabook! :)
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  8. Firebat246

    Firebat246 The One Staff Member

    I am looking at the Titan X to put into the core... or possibly wait for the 1080ti as it will perform as good if not better.. and be cheaper.
  9. Destrok

    Destrok Well-Known Member

    Why the new Titan X? Just out of curiosity, it is marginally better than the 1080 but double the price?
  10. Firebat246

    Firebat246 The One Staff Member

    So far depending on the game i'm seeing about 15-30%+ FPS jump. Never would expect double performance for double price.. that's why I may consider seeing how the 1080ti fairs.. will probably be better bang for the buck. Depends on my patience ;)
  11. Destrok

    Destrok Well-Known Member

    Hmm, this swayed me a bit

  12. Firebat246

    Firebat246 The One Staff Member

    Linus is my man and I love their content... even in the video the 1080ti is mentioned like I said. Really comes down to how long you want to wait and how deep your pockets are.
  13. Destrok

    Destrok Well-Known Member

    I am just thinking price to performance ratio
  14. Firebat246

    Firebat246 The One Staff Member

    It's definitely a steep price point for the performance per dollar as was the original X. I am one to love the beefy cards however... Which is why this will be a consideration. The only variable is that since I'm waiting a bit to make my purchase if I catch wind of a 1080ti version that will likely be the best choice. Especially if you look at last model in comparison.
  15. d1337tion

    d1337tion Member

    I have a new GS60 - 6QE and I was going to go get a Core and put in a 1070.

    Due to some circumstances I decided to make a desktop instead with a 1070.

    So if anyone wants a reference for the difference in output that can be achieved with a better CPU they can kinda use mine as reference.


    Now as for Standalone Video Card Comparison:

    My 1070 got a (standalone) score of 5992.

    OP's 1080 score was 4641. (http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/12207896)
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  16. Destrok

    Destrok Well-Known Member

  17. (go to 5 minutes 8 seconds)

    Thank you Linus, finally BuckRogers can cool his jets. I saw the same performance differences noted, benchmarks saw the 10-12%+ depending but games especially in VR had a much more noticeable gap from a desktop setup. Thunderbolt 3 no matter what it's bandwidth is includes much overhead, latency, and other factors that equate to performance loss which is the answer to the all important original question regarding performance. 25% performance hit in real games between a GTX 980 desktop card in the laptop and the Blade 2016 and Core + GTX 980.

    THIS IS GOOD INFORMATION FOR THOSE INTERESTED. Firebat246 I would honestly not waste money on a Titan X, at a 20-25% performance drop is it even worth forking out $400-$500 + $1200+?

    (go to 5 minutes 8 seconds)

    Fortunately we can now safely see based on extensive testing by Linus that performance loss is real, in real world gaming it's even more real than benchmarks. I would say choose your cards wisely with those performance losses in mind. This is the most apples to apples test you could do, a GTX 980 desktop based laptop vs Blade 2016 + Core + GTX 980 desktop card. 20-25% hit, seems very in line with what I see VR performance wise. It makes a ton more sense why I'm seeing the numbers I see in VR games.
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  18. Firebat246

    Firebat246 The One Staff Member

    I absolutely love Linus... I have been subbed for along time. However... unfortunately since he ONLY tested 1080P that is not a valid enough test. I guarantee if you crank up the resolution you won't see as much a difference in performance. Go to 2k/3k/4k and test some 1080's and the upcoming titan x and then come back to me with more results. I am going to try and get a hold of Linus and try to get him to do further testing. I need some more real world gaming tests in higher resolutions before anything at this point.
  19. Destrok

    Destrok Well-Known Member

    1440 and 4k are more intensive than 1080.... so if he is seeing performance loss at 1080 why would it be less at higher resolutions???
  20. kurohyo

    kurohyo Active Member

    have been waiting for that video!!!
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