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Discussion in 'Systems' started by technokat, Jan 5, 2016.
What resolution are you running at? 1080p or native 1440p?
Why does this cost $500 for essentially a chassis for a graphics card. If you think long and hard about the price point of this product, it's kind of absurd. Unless someone can convince me otherwise I think this is just really odd how they are charging $500 for a chassis for GPU (with no GPU card included). Now buy a GPU card to go with it like a good Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080 today which is $600. And add on another $1000 for a Razer Blade Stealth a portable gaming notebook laptop. In total your spending $2100 on everything. If someone can convince why the price point of the Razer Core is just so damn high then please do...
If you're buying an RBS you're looking at $400 for the core, so it's a little cheaper. Consider that the Dell TB15 dock that was absolutely plagued with issues was $300. The core is a lot better built, seems to work a hell of a lot better, lets you slot a video card, and is $100 more. Yeah, it's expensive. It's also the first product on the market of it's kind. Laptop docks have ALWAYS been expensive.
Is it totally justified? Maybe not. It's priced at or below what the market will bear, though. People are lining up to buy the Core, and demand is outstripping supply.
Note: not a Razer fanboy.
Simple capitalist response: "Ok, feel free to buy any other eGPU dock."
You'll find that the pricing is in line with what is out there. Being first always pays...
Thank you for the input Recall. By chance were you able to use the external monitor and are seeing a noticeable improvement? Overall still enjoying the performance boost of the Core & 1070 combination?
After more testing. I actually reached 108 FPS for 1080P. averaged out at 86 FPS. (Internal monitor)
Slight performance improvements using the external monitor. Both external and internal monitors ran smooth. (no bottlenecks of any sort) I have plugged in my mouse, keyboard, and laptop cooler onto the core as well.
I am definitely still enjoying the performance boost of the core & combination. When I played Overwatch on the Intel graphics, things were blurry and a bit laggy.
One thing I encountered after my first post was that the Core's chroma lighting would fail if you lose internet connection or you're RBS feel asleep while your core was still attached. Simple fix was to unplug usb-c, shut down laptop, plug usb-c back in, and and boot up again. (Note: only the lighting went out, the RBS still detected the GTX 1070 and was charging and operating my devices.
Amazing stuff 10000 *
Overall, would you recommend this kind of setup for someone heading off to college soon? (I can't justify getting both a laptop and a dedicated gaming rig.)
Does anyone have an idea regarding the power supply unit in the core and for a card like the rx480, because the core says a maximum of 375 watts goes to the gpu, all the rx480 cards I see listed recommend 500
They always recommend a powersupply of 500w - 600w for a single GPU setup, but that does not mean that it uses that much wattage.
I just checked what the RX480, 8gb version uses MAX while gaming and under stress.
It uses 168Watts under stress / gaming.
Does anyone know when the Razer Blade 2016 is getting a European release? Im not in the market for the Stealth sadly or I could get that instead, but Im dying to get my hands on the Blade.
It's probably not for you if you're questioning it. I paid $400 for mine and it's worth it for me though. I was looking for a laptop dock to replace a shared desktop though. Sure I probably would settle for a $200 alternative, but where are they? This came first and I bit. Considering they're on backorder till the end of August, I'd say it's properly priced.
In my own personal opinion, I would recommend the core/RBS set up. The cost is definitely on the premium side, but I love the material quality of Razer's product compared to other gaming products.
Do take into consideration your alternate usage of your rig/etc.
- Will I be on campus all day? (battery life)
- Am I a casual or hardcore gamer? (if you're hardcore, go for the core/RBS combo, otherwise RBS alone should suffice)
I also would recommend the New Razer Blade if you want to still be hardcore in gaming, but don't want to bring a somewhat "bulky" core along with you to college. (Im assuming you're moving to your college and not commuting to school from home.)
Finally, be prepared to run into set up issues here and there. Google is your friend and so is Razer's forums.
Hope this helps.
I am quite excited for both of these products, would like to see how they cope with some music production tasks, excited to put them under some extreme stress tests!
Can the Razer Core use 1080's? Don't know if I saw that it can or not.
It is supposed to support all new cards in theory, because the dimensions are going to be similar, and I have seen people using the 1070 and seeing their results online, so it should work
Anybody know how to fix this issue. When I connect my RBS to my Core it connects fine and it outputs to the external monitor but when unplugging it I just get a black screen on my RBS the image doesnt come back to the internal display. Is there a step I am supposed to take before disconnecting from my core
The CORE looks sweet but I really dont understand why it costs so much, is it because of the technology?
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