Razer Core v2

Discussion in 'Systems' started by WhiteOutGaming, Jun 11, 2017.

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  1. dabigpotato

    dabigpotato Member

    So I currently own the Razer Blade Stealth v1 and have been considering getting a Core for a while with maybe a GTX 1070, but as time goes on, I've been wondering if there will be a surprise update to the Core that will totally improve the concept. So, tell me if you think there will be a core v2 anytime soon and what you would like to see from it
     
  2. 053013

    053013 New Member

    Overall, I would like to see more bandwidth availability for the connection. As it is right now, thunderbolt 3 technology is the best thing that's come to laptop ports and offers variety of things in a single cable. However, I've noticed from using the Core for awhile, that the performance when using a external graphics card is a lot lower than expected. Especially if you have a lot of things connected to the Core like ethernet, a usb hard drive, etc. Each of those things uses up a portion of the bandwidth, and as a result, the gpu has less and less bandwidth to work with making it perform slower than it should be. If they could some how get it to where the bandwidth from the cable isn't used up so much by other things then that would be great. And also pricing, an Akitio Node ,which is the same thing as the Core minus the usb ports and Ethernet port, is half the price. I know Razer provides premium electronics at a premium price, but the pricing is just not justifiable and with the introduction of the razer blade and razer blade pro with desktop gpus it just doesn't make sense. Although, in your case I can understand since your laptop doesn't have a dedicated gpu. Sorry for the long paragraph.
     
  3. dabigpotato

    dabigpotato Member

    Don't worry about the paragraph, tbh I like when people go into detail with their responses. But i agree with most of your points. I think it would be great to have a higher bandwidth, but a lot of what you said about bandwidth issues can be solved by, for the most part not plugging things directly into the core itself. You can save a ton of space by using an external monitor rather than sending everything back to the blade's screen. And peripheral issues can be solved by taking the Apple approach and using adapters and dongles. However, it would definitely be great if you could just plug everything into the core without and hits on performance. And with pricing, Razer is known to sell premium products at premium prices, but I don't think that necessarily justifies the $500 price tag, even the 100 off when you buy a blade kind of annoys me because you have to get them both at once. As far as I know, you have to buy them both at the same time to get the blade discount, which sucks if your like me and got the blade first with the intention of getting a core later on. I think the most it should be is maybe $350 max with a discount on top of that.
     
  4. 053013

    053013 New Member

    I think originally the Razer Core was the only egpu chassis you could buy and with it being a "new and never done before" product, Razer decided it would be cool to charger a large premium for it which at the time made sense but not anymore. But yeah, I've never tried the Akitio Node thing, but based on the small reviews I found it is pretty much the same thing as the Core except with out the extra ports and the chroma lighting. If you want to just have extra power to play games then I would recommend the Node, but if you are a fan of Razer peripherals then I would say go ahead and see if you can find a used Core online, although it might be rare since they only made a limited amount of them.
     
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