Razer Core + TB3 dock ?

Discussion in 'Systems' started by Badgertista, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. Badgertista

    Badgertista Active Member

    Hello all!

    Has anyone ever tried to connect the Razer Core (any version) to a Thunderbolt 3 dock? If so, does it work well?

    I currently have this dock : http://www.caldigit.com/thunderbolt-3-dock/thunderbolt-station-3-lite/ and I was wondering if I would connect the Razer Core X to it, then the dock to my Blade ... it would save me the $ difference between the V2 and the X, since I already have the dock.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. AssembIer

    AssembIer Active Member

    You can daisy chain TB3 docks if it is supported (the Core is technically just a dock), but honestly I doubt that it will work without issues. You have to try and see...
     
  3. SeddyRZ

    SeddyRZ New Member

    If you decide to try this, please post your experience. I'd like to try myself
     
  4. TimDogg

    TimDogg Member

    i doubt it, theres docks that have trouble displaying 1080p and 4K to monitors. Daisy chaining an eGPU to a dock sounds like a reach.


    I've used Docks frequently for my Macbook Pro with OWC (thunderbolt 2) and the other one that looks similar that they sold int he apple store.

    It works ok, but they tend to run hot at times. I'm also looking for a nice Dock (without connecting it to a eGPU) The Razer Core looks nice, if a V3 comes out I might get it to upgrade this Razer Blade 15 later.
     
  5. Badgertista

    Badgertista Active Member

    I didn't have any issues with my TS3 lite as far as displaying 1080p, 4k, Ultrawide 1440p using the dock's DP or even using DP to HDMI adapter.

    The dock stays cool too, and I have a 7 ports powered USB hub connected to it with many peripherals and 2x external SSD.

    With the bandwidth difference, you can't really compare TB2 to TB3

    However, I would probably remove the USB hub from the dock and connect it straight to the laptop if I was to add/daisy chain an eGPU.

    I am still undecided it about if I'll take the risk to buy it without knowing the end result or not ;)
     
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