RAZER BLADE 2016 Triple Monitor

Discussion in 'Systems' started by sambP, Feb 9, 2017.

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  1. Hey,

    is it possible to use three monitors with the "THE NEW RAZER BLADE - QHD+ (256GB) 2016" over the TYPE-C port?

    Which hub would you recommend? (pls don't say the core :D I don't have the money for that)

    Can i use the full GTX 1060 power on the monitors?

    Many Thanks!
  2. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    Hi sambP, welcome to Insider!

    I can answer part of your question.
    No. This is because the GTX 1060 is not connected to the Thunderbolt 3 port on the Blade. The TB3/USB-C port is connected to the integrated graphics, while the HDMI port is connected to the discrete graphics. If you want to use the GTX 1060, you will need to do so through HDMI.
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2017
  3. TheGurgeMan7

    TheGurgeMan7 Well-Known Member

    Dont want to nitpick but....

    I mean I guess that the integrated graphics is connected to the tb3 because of the core and its other dedicated graphics card it would hold. It would be quite weird to have 2 independent graphics cards giving info to the same port. Although it would be cool if they did and someone managed to figure out a way to do sli.

    But yea, Gaming is best on 2 monitors, since in order to do 3 you need to use the tb3 port which is linked to the intel card.
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  4. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    LMAO thanks. Fixed it. Done goof'd
  5. LegacyMan

    LegacyMan New Member

    That is interesting that you say that. I have a BenQ monitor that is capable of running at 144 Hertz 1080p through DisplayPort. The display only has HDMI 1.4 so that is capped at 60 hertz. So the HDMI port on the Razer Blade late 2016 is not ideal for me with my current monitor. I purchased a USB type-c to DisplayPort cable from Google, and with the Deus Ex mankind divided on high settings running the test I get mid fifty frames per second at 1080p 144 Hertz. In gameplay frame rates are higher. If what you are saying is true that's pretty crazy that the integrated Graphics by Intel or capable of these type of frame rates at 1080p 144 Hertz on high setting with Deus Ex mankind divided.
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  6. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    Hey there that is very interesting indeed. It's what I've read here on Insider from the many Blade multiple monitor threads. Here are some direct quotes:
    But you may very well be right because I've also read that the GTX 1060 will do the game rendering and send it to the Intel card, and then output to TB3. Is the 1060 working or at rest when you're playing Deux Ex? I'd like have some closure on this issue as well.

  7. LegacyMan

    LegacyMan New Member

    OK I took some screen shots. Again this is with a USB Type-C to DisplayPort Cable from the Google Store. I upped the settings by choosing what Geforce Experience said was "optimal settings." This way I don't think the Intel graphics could be mistaken as running it. I tried to take a screen shot of in game play. Steam overlays FPS does not show up when I take s screen shot. The Steam overlay shows on average 60-70 FPS in game. Not sure why the in game test show much lower results than actual game play but I do have a screen shot of that.

    Attached Files:

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  8. PlatinumC

    PlatinumC Active Member

    I don't think the integrated graphics is used in the game itself, just for the picture (like with Nvidia Optimus - Laptop uses integrated to provide the picture, main gpu sends info to integrated card, what to show).
  9. Thanks for your help!

    my conclusion:
    • Gaming on one monitor connected with HDMI.
    • Working on three monitors connected with HDMI (1x) and TYPE-C (2x).
    • Gaming on three monitors connected over the Core.
    Is that correct?
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