Does a Sapphire NITRO+ Radeon RX VEGA 64 fit into the Razer Core X ?

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  1. Strip_Steve

    Strip_Steve New Member

    Hi guys,

    I am planning on getting an egpu setup for my mbp with a Sapphire Vega 64 and I wanted to know if it fits into a Razer core X.

    The gpu size is 310(L)X 133(W)X 54 (H) Dimension /mm, and requires 3x8pin connectors.

    Also, the gpu requires a 650W/750W power supply but I've read that during gaming session it stays around 330W.
    I plan on undervolting it a little bit to keep it the chillest possible but I would like to know if this gpu would be ok for the razer core x psu in those conditions.

    And last but not least, the razer core x has a 650W psu but can only deliver 500W maximum for the gpu ? If it is because of the 100W power supply to the laptop and if so can it be switched off ? (I have 4 TD3 ports at my disposal so I don't really need the razer core x to fuel my laptop !).

    Many thanks in advance and sorry if my english is bordeline bad sometimes :) !

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  2. AssembIer

    AssembIer Active Member

    The GPU should fit, but you might need a PCIe Y-adapter. The Core has only 2 connectors, not sure about the Core X though. I couldn't find any info on that.

    The recommended PSU output is just an approximate value. You won't have any troubles powering the card, unless you try to overclock it.
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  3. Strip_Steve

    Strip_Steve New Member

    Thank you for you answer !

    I don't plan on overclocking it, I even plan on underclocking it slightly as the TB3 bandwidth + my i7 6920HQ 2,9Ghz should have a bottleneck of approximately 10%. At least it should stay cooler, consume less power and might stay in better shape for a longer time.

    A guy on dismantled the unit and say that regarding the wiring on the core X: "The Core X wiring harness provides one 24-pin power cable, one 4+4 EPS power cable, and two 6+2-pin PCIe power cables."
    Are the 4+4 EPS power cable used by the fan or could I use it as the third 8pin connector for the gpu ?

    Here are some photos from the guy, including one of the label on the psu, can't see if the psu is non or semi-modular though, but reading the label make it seems that there is at least one free slot for another wire no ?

    razer-core-x-component-placement.jpg razer-core-x-component-takeapart.jpg razer-core-x-gtx-980-ti-hybrid-top-view.jpg razer-core-x-psu-label.jpg

    Thank you for your time !
  4. Strip_Steve

    Strip_Steve New Member

    Nobody to give a hand ?
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