Razer Core + Dell XPS 15 9550 +GTX 1080 = Problem?

Discussion in 'Systems' started by frozenimage, Sep 3, 2016.

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  1. I had the core for 3 days and for some reason, it doesn't seem to work as I thought it would. As I mentioned on my title, I'm using the core with a Zotac GTX 1080 card for My Dell XPS 15 9550 and whenever I launch Demanding games, like Bf4 or Tomb Raider, I get at most a solid 5-13 fps on high at 1080p.

    I got the 1080 graphics driver, thunderbolt, and my bios setting up to date, yet it still yields the same result...any help is appreciated!
  2. TyMcLean

    TyMcLean Active Member

    Does everything register in your XPS?
    The Core shows up in Synapse?
    Do you have the option of choosing which Graphics Processor you want to use when the Core is connected? It might not choose the GTX 1080 by default, and might be trying to use the XPS' own hardware to run the games.
  3. 1. Yes

    2. Yes

    3. I'm not sure, before I connect the core, I disable the main gpu (GTX 960m) and set programs to run Nvidia instead of integrated.
  4. TyMcLean

    TyMcLean Active Member

    Does the Nvidia control panel show the GTX 1080 being utilized at all?
    It just seems really odd to not work, even with the XPS not having official support with the Razer Core.
    Have you tried downloading the GPU switcher for the Blade 14?
  5. It works? Ran it through Heaven Benchmark 4.0 with the gtx 1080, however I seem to get 7 fps on high settings at 2048x1152 and ran some games on steam, same results. Maybe future updates will offer better stability?

    I haven't tried the gpu switcher, would like to back up files first especially after reading this:


    Sorry in advanced, if posting links are not allowed
  6. TyMcLean

    TyMcLean Active Member

    Well if it's working, then I say good lol.
    Playing games at 1080p with the internal screen is perfect to me. I haven't had a game I cannot run max at 1080p. Also, posting links to problems/discussions is okay, competitor product placement however is not.
    Hopefully it stays working for you, and you can enjoy having your setup, I know I do.
  7. Eason85_no_id

    Eason85_no_id Member

    Is the monitor plugged into the cores graphics card? I had major performance issues connected to the main computer. If it's connected to the core + gpu then you know at least the core is being detected right.
  8. My laptop will recognize the core, for some reason even with my 960m disabled, my laptop will use integrated graphics for games.

    Alright, I downloaded the gpu switcher and it seems to be working fine now
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  9. SteveFromNYC

    SteveFromNYC New Member

    I have an XPS 15 and have it working with the core. I have a Nvidia 1070. I use the razer switcher without any issues and get 60+ FPS in Fallout 4 and the remastered Bioshock.

    It wasn't stable when I first got it. I updated all the drivers, updated my BIOS to the latest and it still wasn't stable. I found somewhere some talk about WiFi so I tried disabling WiFi and that fixed it. Rock solid. Why does WiFi cause core instability, I don't know but I connect via wired so it didn't matter.

    Also I have a Bose USB sound system. It stutters when I connect it to the core. If I connect direct, it works fine. I suspect this a result of bandwidth limitations as I connect my keyboard to the core with no problems.
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