Razer Core V2

Discussion in 'Systems' started by Krakcyr, Nov 21, 2018.

  1. Krakcyr

    Krakcyr New Member

    What graphics card would you recommend for the Razer Core V2?
     
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  2. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member

    Depends on the host laptop, ultrabook maybe 1070ti/1080 or similar performance card due low tdp cpu for laptops with H/HQ cpu like 7700HQ or 8750H you can go as far as you can. Some Core v2 may have loud PSU fans depend users taste imo, using gpu with stoppable fans like evga cards may reduce the loudness.
     
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  3. Krakcyr

    Krakcyr New Member

    Thanks. However, is there another brand I can use apart from nvidia and radeon? Nvidia is always out of stock and radeon doesn't ship to australia.
     
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  4. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member

    You can look at amazon there’s partners brands from nvidia or amd (Radeon) gpu. Just make sure the size fits core v2, there’s specification on Razer website and gpu that officially supports it, don’t buy big cards like 3 slots one, Razer Core only fits 2 slots cards like nvidia founders edition, if you go with amd don’t take Vega 64, power supply isn’t enough for the card, max is Vega 56 (even I think officially only up to rx580).
    If you’re looking at nvidia website for pascal cards I think it’ll be out of stock forever, maybe won’t make it anymore, they’re busy making Turing cards.
     
  5. Krakcyr

    Krakcyr New Member

    So in other words, it doesn't need to be strictly NVIDIA? Is there only another few select brands that would work or does every geforce gtx 1080 ti work
     
  6. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member

    Yes if you can use nvidia partners card like Zotac, evga, MSI, Asus but again watch the card specification, it should be matched with gpu Dimension limit on the core (most 2 slots card are fine)
    Worked 1080ti that I experienced and saw, beside Founder Edition.
    Asus Turbo
    Evga ftw3, SC Black, FTW2, gaming (blower)
    Zotac Mini, Blower
    MSI Aero, Armor
    Gainward (blower one Fan)
    Gigabyte Gaming, waterforce
    There may other but not quite sure, just ask here or in some forum again if you found any to make it sure.
     
  7. Krakcyr

    Krakcyr New Member

    Sorry if I'm being irritating, but is there a 'best' brand? If so, what model? (e.g, mhz, etc.)
     
  8. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member

    Go with EVGA, almost their cards will fit on it. For ultrabook 1070ti, for high tdp CPU Laptop, you can go with 1080ti or stronger cards for better performance.
     
  9. Krakcyr

    Krakcyr New Member

    Hm, I looked at my post again and I wasn’t being specific enough,. I think I meant in terms of performance in ‘best.’ If I could know which would be the ‘best’ in performance that would be very much appreciated.
     
  10. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member

    Officially up to gtx 1080ti for Nvidia and RX500 series for AMD, though some enthusiast try higher card like new nvidia rtx and amd Vega series, the top Vega 64 isn’t working well due its power hunger that couldn’t be supplied well by 500 Watt PSU on Core v2. H nvidia card are more powerful and more energy efficient for the best performance you’ll want gpu with a better cooling. For size and compatibility I would say Evga 1080ti, like SC black for better price for performance or FTW2 (2 Fans), ftw3 (3 Fans)if you don’t care the price. Intake Fans System on Core is actually take a benefit from blower style gpu like nvidia reference Model on 10 series or other single fan gpu, i tried 1080ti Fe but Performance was better on most affordable 1080ti Zotac Mini which i was using almost a year. Anyway atm pascal high end gpu seemly hard to get due stock issue. I’m now on rtx2080 xc gaming from evga, wanted actually Evga ftw3 1080ti but price and availability made me went to new RTX 20 series card it’s around same raw performance with 1080ti maybe slightly better on some titles and will have better future proof due dlss and Ray Tracing core features.
     
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  11. misterg36

    misterg36 Active Member

    As long as you are comparing the same models, performance is pretty much the same.

    The thing to watch for with eGPUs is:
    which power connectors does it need (eg 2x8pin or 1x6pin and 1x8pin)
    the shape/slot size (the single fan/blower cards - think reference design are best)
    make sure its no larger than 2 slots

    Some may be overclocked, giving you a slightly faster card, though in practical terms I wouldn't let it worry you - It's better to focus on price and a good brand.

    So IMHO I would choose...

    Best card if money is no object
    Nvidia 2080Ti

    Best Card for 2k/4k for the money:
    Nvidia 1080Ti

    Best Card for 1080p
    Nvidia 1070
    I would say the 1060 is a great card, but there are too many odities - eg the 3G is a nerfed fersion of the 4G
     
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  12. Krakcyr

    Krakcyr New Member

    Would the gtx titan xp work in the razer core x?
     
  13. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member

    Yes it’s officially supported on both model x and v2 as well, as stated on tech specs here and here.
     
  14. Krakcyr

    Krakcyr New Member

    Okay, I ordered the Razer Core X and
    ASUS GTX 1080 Ti 11GB GDDR5X, Dual Fan, VR Ready, PCI Express 3.0, Base Clock 1480MHz, 7680x4320, 2 x DVI-D, 2 x HDMI, 2

    Is that okay with the Razer Core X?
     
  15. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member

    Is there any Asus 1080ti Dual Fans? I know strix triple and turbo single fan only...with 2 DVI? usually one dvi, 2 DP and 2 hdmi on strix. Both will fit on core x I believe, even huge strix, core x is also huge up to three slot. 2 dvi I think old gpu has that...
     
  16. Krakcyr

    Krakcyr New Member

  17. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member

    The description is wrong, on details it’s asus 1070ti Cerberus, and i don’t think 1080ti Turbo has 2 dvi ports. Did you sure buy from Amazon directly not some 3rd funny seller?
     
  18. Krakcyr

    Krakcyr New Member

    It seemed like it was amazon, but now thinking about it, it may not be the case. Could you show me where I could buy a gtx 1080 ti, shipping to australia that is at a reasonable price?
     
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  19. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member

    Gtx 1080ti nowadays is hard to find since nvidia concentrating on new 20 series gpu. Idk quite sure AU market but here EU it’s quite difficult to find 1080ti mrsp, they’re mostly more expensive than rtx2080 that’s actually a better and newer card. But again it’s not officially supported on core x, even though I’m using one finely. If you don’t know well about the card you want to buy I would go to local electronic store or if from online, from amazon directly, not 3rd reseller for better CS, in case it doesn’t work you can send it back easily.
     
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  20. misterg36

    misterg36 Active Member

    As Jolkansai says the 2080RTX (non-Ti) is a better card than the 1080Ti - silghtly better gaming performance and much better compute (twice the non-gaming performance using tensor cores etc) - which means once pushed you will be glad you bought one ;)

    Just make sure it's a 2 slot card (unless your core takes 3 slot cards)
     
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