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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. There may be an adapter but it won't be a able to carry the bandwidth. I believe it would cause heavy bottlenecking.
  2. Maxilos_no_id

    Maxilos_no_id New Member

    Which laptops are currently confirmed to be working stable with the Razer Core?
  3. Late 2016 MSI GS line and Alienware seem to be the best alternatives to the Razer Blade. 2016 Macbook Pros are the best alternative to the Stealth. I know there have been some success with the Dells but not sure how the inconsistencies were flushed out. I never really kept up.

    MSI and Alienware late 2016 models are plug and play based on video reviews/guides. The MacBook Pro is plug and play in Windows Bootcamp and with some coding in MacOS.

    I'm currently looking at the NUC Skullcanyon, GS73VR 4K, Blade HD and MacBook Pro or just building a ITX desktop to replace my GS40.

    I do like the options to upgrade with different laptop brands. The only thing that really bugs me about the Core is how loud it is. Under load or not it is loud. So much effort went into making it functional and visually appealing but goodness those fans. Man those fans.
  4. Maxilos_no_id

    Maxilos_no_id New Member

    I've backread and heard that the Razer Core generates a lot of noise with the GS40 plugged in. Just how bad is the noise level?
  5. With any laptop it makes a lot of noise. It makes too much noise as soon as it is plugged into the laptop.

    I had to put the whole set up across the room in a ventilated closet to tamper the noise. If on the desk I wore headphones.

    Some people have talked about changing the fans but I have not seen any end results.
  6. TacticalKirito

    TacticalKirito Active Member

    Will the razer core work with a asus rog strix GL702VM-DB71 laptop with a tb3 port? I was just wondering before I end up getting it and finding out it doesn't work and have to send it back. I'm planning on getting one and putting a asus gtx 1080 strix oc video card in it but would the razer core be able to handle that kind of card in the first place with that much of a low power supply wattage in it?
  7. I cannot confirm a particular laptop will work but I know the late 2016 MSI, Alienware and Macbook (Windows) laptops will work. Definitely no issues with the GTX 1080. I am running a Titan XP with no issue.

    Quick edit... I just remembered I posted benchmarks with the 1080 earlier in the thread.
  8. by the way... nice looking laptop.
  9. Masterlancer

    Masterlancer Member

    Didn't think of it but having a nice and core combo would be a cool setup
  10. TacticalKirito

    TacticalKirito Active Member

    ok i might just have to bite the bullet so to speak & buy it eventually & find out
  11. Hi! do you know if somebody tested razer core with msi gs63?
  12. XrayNorthWest

    XrayNorthWest Member

    If you have a true, full 40GB/s thunderbolt port and latest nvidia drivers it should just work.

    I was able to use it with MSI Stealth 4K kabylake, 15" MacBook Pro w/touchbar(in windows boot, with driver hack and test signing), Razer Blade Pro, and of course Razer Blade.
  13. the autor of these two reviews says that msi gs63vr 6rf and also msi gs73vr 6rf work with razer core

    in the comments i can read
    "I didn't go through all the benchmarks again because the first few I did were identical to the Razer blade+ core. It's going to be consistent because they both have tb3 x4 and the same CPU. The GS63vr is also going to be the same. I'd run a couple more again for you but I no longer own a Core."

    i would like to know firestrike ultra score or fps before to buy a core. :slightly_sad:
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2017

  14. The benchmarks will be slightly higher but comparable to a Razer Blade Skylake or Kaby Lake depending on the GPU used. Both Razer models and MSI stealth machines use the same CPU chipset.

    The MSIs have been very friendly to use and you always have the exchange period to return the Core if the benchmarks are not up your expectations.
  15. razer blade is great for me but razer don't sell it in italy :slightly_sad:
    so i would like a msi gs63 7re with gtx1050ti and a cpu i7-7700hq with native tb3 support and a razer core if i can purchase it on ebay.
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2017

  16. I agree with other posters and the statements from Derik's article that the
    model MSI GS63 you are looking to buy will work.

    Good luck.
  17. SnakeGuy123

    SnakeGuy123 Active Member

    I couldn't find any info, but does anyone know if it would work with a Dell Precision M6500?
  18. i post here an info that a user of msi forum shared about fps in a gaming session with a gs63vr 6rf+razer core+gtx1080
    my question was:
    "hi! are there problems of compatibility between razer core and msi gs63vr 6rf or msi gs43vr?"
    the answer was:
    "If you are still bugged with this question, I can give you a positive answer. My friend has a razercore with razer stealth + msi GTX1080. I brought my GS63 to my friend today and test it with RazerCore. It works perfectly. I have been playing DOOM for like 3 hours, highest setting with FPS around 120 and up, without any flash out or other problem.

    One tips for stable play using non-razer device with RazerCore. If you had any other discrete graphic driver (for me it's gtx1060), delete it. It will give you a more stable experience."

    thank you for your time! :)
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2017
  19. great initiative
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