Post the Card in Your Core

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by MathIsHard, Jun 16, 2016.

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  1. Being that more and more of us are receiving Cores, I thought it might be useful to post the graphics cards that we have all put in our Cores. I want to help people with three points:
    • Get an overall sense of what everyone is using to see where the community as a whole is sitting. This may help later purchasers.
    • Get a sense of what cards physically fit in the core. In one thread, which I have unfortunately lost track of, I recall someone had trouble squeezing in a larger 980Ti. I'd like to help people avoid that situation when purchasing new cards.
    • Get a log of the occasional issues with installations to help everyone out, and maybe even identify trends that might help Razer with Core driver/Bios updates.
    My Core is set to arrive tomorrow. I plan to buy a third-party GTX 1070 to pair with my Stealth, and will update this post (or respond) to let everyone know how that goes.

    Posting Guide:
    • Post your laptop. (I anticipate we'll get benchmark questions at some point; this'll save time. Also, people may start experimenting beyond the Stealth and Blade. Let's capture those.)
    • Post your card--including the SKU and any additional identifiers. (For example, there's a big difference between EVGA's 08G-P4-6276 and EVGA's 08G-P4-6173. One's a two chip, 8+8 pin solution, while the other's a little more standardized. Specifics may be important.)
    • Post your notes, if applicable, on any issues you might have had with installation, whether hardware or software related. (For example, if you needed elbow connectors to properly fit and connect your card in the Core, let us know. If you installed in X, Y, and Z order in order to resolve a bluescreen or resolve a connectivity issue with a monitor, same deal.)
    Full disclosure: I am not a super tech savvy person. It's been years since I installed a graphics card. This is partly for my benefit, but I think it will help others as well. If you, as one of the more tech savvy among us, have anything to add or correct in my initial post, please just respond and I'll do what I can. (This is my first new thread on these forums too, so this is all new to me.)

    Thanks in advance, and hopefully we can help some people out.

    EDIT: Words.

    EDIT 2: Confirmed Cards so far. Will edit as we get more replies. (We all have tears to shed, but if you are curious about a specific card, this list will at least flag for you that there is a discussion about the card somewhere in the thread.)
    • GTX 1070 Founder's Edition (Easy Install. Thanks Bearda.)
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2016
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  2. Yousif47

    Yousif47 Active Member

    (Tears) I am waiting to pre order and seeing all these post put me in tears T_T
  3. VikariousOne

    VikariousOne Well-Known Member

    Mine is certainly more tears than Yousif47 because I was an idiot and bought the 2015 Blade.
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  4. Yousif47

    Yousif47 Active Member

    @VikasG I wish you get the new blade cuz it is just beautiful (more tears)
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  5. VikariousOne

    VikariousOne Well-Known Member

    Haha, for a thread supposedly made for posting your cards. We are just adding tears huh?
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  6. bearda

    bearda Active Member

    Alright, now that I've got everything set up I feel like I can answer.

    nVidia branded GTX 1070 FE, fits perfectly using one of the 6+2 pin power connectors.
    PC is an Intel Skull Canyon NUC.

    Install was very smooth. Synapse was already installed, I had previously updated the BIOS and Thunderbolt driver to the latest version available. Upon plugging in the core I immediately got a confirmation asking if the device should be allowed, Synapse asked for an update, and Windows started pulling down a bunch of new drivers. The latest nVidia driver was installed automatically and an icon appeared in the tray saying my 1070 as inactive. In the nVidia control panel I set the nVidia card to always be active and my 3DMark scores went up by about 3x. Pretty simple.
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  7. Yousif47

    Yousif47 Active Member

    Hahahaha Lol
    sorry for the tears OP I hope you don't mind
  8. Thanks Bearda! Edited in a list of cards we've confirmed up top to make it easy for folks who come to the thread wondering about specific cards.
  9. Yousif47

    Yousif47 Active Member

    I shall post my results once I am lucky enough to order the Core
  10. OP here. I got my card. I bit on a founder's edition GTX 1070 when it became available. Install was very easy, took next to no effort. It's running like a dream; I just need a better monitor to make use of all these new frames!
  11. AshGreybusbyte695

    AshGreybusbyte695 New Member

    Thanks for making this thread for the community, it would be good if you can add driver version to this compatibility list as well.
  12. Yousif47

    Yousif47 Active Member

    Not many are posting :\
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2016
  13. Blockmonster57

    Blockmonster57 Active Member

  14. Yousif47

    Yousif47 Active Member

    Come on guys I know there are a lot of you who ordered the Core
    I myself have ordered it but I haven't decided on a card yet, I wish I can see what card is trending with the Core
  15. TheSaxyGamer

    TheSaxyGamer New Member

    Blade Stealth for the laptop and a Gigabyte G1 Gaming 1070 for the card. Install was super easy, just updated the bios, installed Nvidia drivers, restarted the system and everything is working well. I've had it for a month now and there haven't been any major issues at all. The core fans are really loud though.
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  16. Yousif47

    Yousif47 Active Member

    how is the performance ?
    I have the core sitting there next to me but I haven't bought I card yet
  17. TheSaxyGamer

    TheSaxyGamer New Member

    Performance is great. I don't have a destop setup to test it against, but performance seems typical of the 1070. 60fps on Ultra 1080p for Witcher 3 and GTA V as an idea of how well it performs. 1440p still gets 60fps in most cases but there are some drops below it in really demanding titles. The CPU is a bottleneck slightly, but its only an issue in really demanding games. Everything else can run 1440p above 60fps with no issue. I am using an external monitor by the way.
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  18. jiajiang07

    jiajiang07 Member

    dont have the core, but i do have a gigabyte gtx 1070 g1 gaming in my pc. highest temp ive seem is 68C which is not that high. have been maxing out every game i have tried. unfortunately, my card has a slight coil whine, however, with earphones on, i can barely even hear it inside my pc. curious on how the core compares to a pc case in terms of noise cancellation.
  19. TheSaxyGamer

    TheSaxyGamer New Member

    I would imagine that the core is way louder than a standard PC just because of the fact that there is nothing but a wire grill separating the card from the outside. Most of the time though its the Core's own fans that are the loudest though.
  20. Yousif47

    Yousif47 Active Member

    that's sounds fantastic
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