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Razer Core with Non-Razer Laptop

Discussion in 'Systems' started by hart breaker, Jun 8, 2016.

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  1. Grid Autosport - Ultra Settings same monitor.

    Average FPS - 93
    Min FPS - 69
    Max FPS - 122

  2. Interesting note... The 970m pushed similar numbers.

    Average FPS - 86
    Min FPS - 70
    Max FPS - 113

    Not sure how that happen. The 970 in the Core was clearly on and the MSI gaming center notes the internal GPU being NA.

    Any ideas? Or, is the 970 along with lost processing power through the TB3 not that much more powerful than the 970m?
  3. Derek712

    Derek712 Active Member

    that's a good score. Very similar to what I got. Looks like you're good to go.
  4. Derek712

    Derek712 Active Member

    I have an AW 17. I can try it out

  5. Thanks for your help. The RB TB3 driver was the key.

    The desktop gpu driver keeps downloading to the mobile internal gpu. Not a big deal. It is an easy fix. I am going to keep fiddling and get a few more benchmark before posting a summary.

    Overall, I think it is a successful pairing of the GS40 6QE and Razer Core here. Nice!!

    Now, where can I find a 10 series gpu? They are out of stock everywhere.
  6. DaanBlankie

    DaanBlankie Active Member

    I think it might work but just work razer software and you have to have the thunderbolt port on your laptop and not so many have those
  7. Derek712

    Derek712 Active Member

    Yeah, I got lucky and got one on launch day. Did some testing and it's a huge improvement over the 970. It also made a large difference in the XPS 15, which is promising. That means the performance hit is probably from the CPU.

    I'll update my benchmark table later this weekend, when I finish.
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2016
  8. Derek712

    Derek712 Active Member

    Yeah, like before, I'm still not able to get the thunderbolt port to recognize it. Problem with the Aw 17 is there are no hints of thunderbolt in the bios and there is no firmware update on their support page. I'm not sure if anybody else got it to work but I sure can't.
  9. squeeze88

    squeeze88 Active Member

    Thanks dude, looking forward to the benchmark testing! Appreciate it!
  10. retroammoGreenSheen022

    retroammoGreenSheen022 Active Member

    you have a point for that. but "if they wish" i dunno maybe they will be generous enough for that. unless they have partnership with razer. but what do you mean by open source? like everyone can edit/modify those?
  11. retroammoGreenSheen022

    retroammoGreenSheen022 Active Member

    i see. well a laptop with a dual purpose is not bad. i really have issues with those laptop provided at work. like you know they are slow and everything and the company will not replace it until it reach an "X" number of years for them to consider replacing it. i love companies who allow their employee to bring their own laptop at work. i mean that is cost effective for them
  12. retroammoGreenSheen022

    retroammoGreenSheen022 Active Member

    totally agree with you i just hope that everyone will be able to enjoy it
  13. Derek712

    Derek712 Active Member

    Open source just means they didn't encode the source code for the drivers and left it for anyone to access. That way anyone can see what resources are needed and what needs to be tweaked.
  14. I hope Razer does not close it off. I'm experiencing good stability between the Core and GS40. It is only a few hours but looks promising.

    It is a good deal for Razer too. I will now most likely move to a Razer laptop after the GS40 primarily due to the Core. The Blade/Core combo is just getting started and stability, new features, and upgrades/improvements are likely. With my current set-up I will be hesitant to complete driver updates unless forced and new features are not ensured in a non-official set-up like mine.
  15. Odd, it is all over Alienware's product page for the latest line of laptops. AW busted?
  16. Derek712

    Derek712 Active Member

    No, it definitely has TB3. The drivers install and the port works. What I meant was there are no options for it in the bios and there was no firmware update for it like there was for the XPS line. So basically Dell is just neglecting to update it for now and the Core won't work until they do. I thought they might have wanted to make the AW compatible with the Dell dock but I guess not. It's probably because they expect AW users to buy the Amplifier instead.

  17. I wonder if the drivers would update if attached to a Dell TB3 dock? I presume the Razer TB3 driver did not take?
  18. Derek712

    Derek712 Active Member

    The driver did install. I'm assuming the firmware is out of date though, especially considering it's not even an option to download on their support page.

  19. Ah...ok.
  20. retroammoGreenSheen022

    retroammoGreenSheen022 Active Member

    i see thanks for the share i definitely not work me
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