Razer Core with GTX 1080 performance

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by _Midnight, Nov 7, 2016.

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  1. _.End

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    Hi guys I'm using the Razer blade stealth + Core with a MSI GTX 1080, when playing Battlefield 1 beta, it only has around 15-30 fps at very low setting, and around 30 fps in Need for speed on high settings.(Anti aliasing or options like that are turned off)
    It is totally not what i expecting from the Core performance, any tips for help?
     
  2. ThirdDegreePun

    ThirdDegreePun Well-Known Member

    You might want to check your CPU performance/load when playing these games. It's worth noting that that Stealth has a Dual Core Processor instead of a Quad Core like the Blade, meaning that in multi-threading CPU intensive processes it can struggle no matter how good the graphics chip is.

    A simple way to check CPU load is to hit CTRL-SHIFT-ESC which will bring up Task Manager, click on 'More Details' , go to the 'Performance' category and see where the load is. If your CPU is under serious strain it's probably not the core's fault at all. Battlefield 1 is a pretty demanding game so I wouldn't be surprised if the i6500u/7500u struggles with it.

    As for Need for Speed I googled its recommended specs and it says "Processor: Intel Core i3-4130 or equivalent with 4 hardware threads.". As the i7 6500/7500u has hyperthreading it should be meeting that demand, but that is the minimum requirement so on high it may struggle more.

    If your CPU seems fine for both of these (maybe also try a proper CPU measuring program etc.) than it could be that the Core is having a problem. Common issues I've heard about are if it has heaps of peripherals plugged into it it can negatively impact performance, and also if it's feeding back into your Stealth's screen instead of to an external monitor it can be somewhat hindered also.

    Try those out for now and consider contacting Razer Support if you have any difficulties and they should hopefully be able to give you more tailored advice and solutions to fix up any issues you have :)
     
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  3. gaykob7

    gaykob7 Well-Known Member

    Another good way to check your performance is MSI afterburn, it lets you display a lot of stats like gpu usage, cpu usage, ram usage, temps, power etc... while gaming
    I do think the 2 core cpu might be a bit of a bottleneck, but not that much as you experience, at 1080p I wouldn't think the cpu is an issue

    Could it be that although the core is plugged in your laptop uses the Intel HD Graphics?
     
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  4. ThirdDegreePun

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    Oh yeah @j.i is right also make sure they're actually USING the Core! Sometimes for whatever reason games or applications don't correctly get preferenced to the right GPU.

    Also remembered a few other solutions which have helped people improve performance:
    • Ensure all Drivers (Core and Stealth related) are all up to date
    • Ensure Windows 10 is also up to date
    I know with Blades in particular some members have reported improved performance after updating and stripping away unnecessary programs that come with it. It's possible you aren't up to date and are missing some important optimisation, or if you're only partly up to date they may not be playing nice with each other.

    Try out all this stuff and let us know how you go!
     
  5. _.End

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    I just did checking everything and even reinstall the drivers of my laptop, same issues happened, I think it's because of the bottleneck of CPU, since this set works prefect in game like League of legend or Battlefield 4, but all the open world game are running in low fps.

    Yep it's fully running in GTX1080, i'm pretty sure if the game runs on HD520 It won't even run with 15 FPS

    So here comes a real problem for me, should I sold everything I brought and purchase a New Razer blade/Pro or should I downgrade the GPU because of it's bottleneck?
     
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  6. ThirdDegreePun

    ThirdDegreePun Well-Known Member

    Depends what you want and prioritise. It's a bit of work either way so I'm sorry for that already :/ If you want to game on HIGH/ULTRA settings I'd say get the Blade as it's cheaper than the Pro but still portable. If you have the money and want to replace a desktop with something that is relatively more portable than it, then the Pro could be an option. I'm guessing though that you got the Stealth because you wanted something a bit portable.
     
  7. _.End

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    Yes I move a lot so desktop won't fit me that much. but right now I feel like i'm a retard to spent so much money on a 512G Stealth and GTX1080 before I even realize there's a huge bottleneck on this combo...
    And one more question, I like to play open world game like GTA, Division or NFS, do you think The New Blade can handle those game well at ultra settings? if not I will have to sell some other things too in order to get a Pro....... I wish Razer has 1070 version blade but they don't...
     
  8. ThirdDegreePun

    ThirdDegreePun Well-Known Member

    There's always going to be a compromise on something that small and compact unfortunately. Unless they make a Core in the future which can take a better processor too or fit a full mobile processor in a Stealth there's a limit to what it can achieve :slightly_sad:

    The Blade should be alright for those games. There are HEAPS of people with videos and benchmarks, and there's a very long thread on benchmarks you can find here, make sure you update everything first and you should be right :)
     
  9. gaykob7

    gaykob7 Well-Known Member

    What you could do is sell the core, build a pc instead just for gaming, since you already have a gtx 1080 you don't have to spend that much... just a cheap case + motherboard, 16gb ram, i5 quad core, power supply and a 256 gb sd
    Should be around 500 - 600$

    Or sell the stealth + core and get an AW 13 plus graphics amplifier, should be around the money you get back, but ofc not razer anymore

    Also you could sell all you got now and get the new blade, but the gtx 1060 is really not that good compared to a 1080.
    Selling the stealth for a blade might be the best option, but paying another 1000$ for the basic version is pretty tough
     
  10. Badgertista

    Badgertista Well-Known Member

    I didn't read the whole thread, but the CPU in the Blade Stealth is not powerfull enough for the GTX 1080. Depending on which games you play, it could potentially even bottleneck a GTX 1070.
     
  11. Yousif47

    Yousif47 Active Member

    You definitely have promblem somewhere
    I have the RBS and the Core equipt with the ASUS GTX 970 and I run Need For Speed maxed out at 1080p 60 FPS
    and it is 970 not 1080
    you need to check drivers and things
     
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