The Razer Core V2

Discussion in 'Systems' started by Deleted member 368765, Oct 17, 2017.

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  1. TK-1987

    TK-1987 Well-Known Member

    I’ll let you know if it sux. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye_:
  2. SKSword

    SKSword New Member

    Couldn't find anywhere about what the external graphics dock does about my laptop overheatin? my laptop runs games just fine at 60 fps on the lowest settings in general, but i have a problem with it overheating. Will this help resolve the problem of this?
  3. TK-1987

    TK-1987 Well-Known Member

    What laptop do you have? And external dock isn’t a laptop cooler. So it’s not gonna magically stop it from overheating. If the laptop is under warranty you need to send it in and get it fixed.
  4. reloader-1

    reloader-1 Well-Known Member

    Of course it will help with heat... it's offloading the work of one of the most heat producing components in the laptop chassis!
  5. ookokay

    ookokay New Member

  6. TK-1987

    TK-1987 Well-Known Member

    Read their post again. They ask if this will fix their overheating laptop. They don’t point out what is overheating. And if the laptop is over heating you shouldn’t be buying an external gpu enclosure because there is something wrong with your laptop. What if the overheating part is the cpu?
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  7. reloader-1

    reloader-1 Well-Known Member

    I did read their post again, and I stand by mine.

    If they have a Blade, the Core will definitely make the laptop run cooler as it offloads the GPU work from the internal GPU to an external GPU.

    If they have a Stealth, the Core will definitely make the laptop run cooler as it offloads the GPU work from the internal CPU to an external GPU.
  8. LiverOrganfast845

    LiverOrganfast845 New Member

    I'm more thinking long term. I wouldn't buy one right now, but when Volta gets released I might take the plunge. The 1080 in the Pro is enough for casual 4k gaming, but will be outdated rather quickly in that area.
  9. surfer1081

    surfer1081 Well-Known Member

    Yeah those new cards will be nice, combined with with that coffee lakes CPU. It'll be amazing. That's why I'll be waiting on the blade release in that area :)

    In the meantime I have the 12.5 4k dual core. There is only so much you can do with it as far as gpu performance is concerned. So the 1070 ti coming out I think it'll be suffice for what I want or a 1070.
  10. nanias

    nanias Active Member

    Can someone confirm if this iteration corrected the bandwidth issue from the first gen? How does it do now compared to the competition, to real pcie connection and to the same internal mobile gpu. Cheers
  11. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    I think no one has it right now maybe next week we would see the review first. Yes by separating lanes (GPU and io ports) it would probably fix the issue from v1. The other brands offering cheaper enclosure but some of them come also with a lot issues, so I hope this time the core could answer all the competitors challenge by providing perfect enclosure. Anyway with nowadays laptops CPU and high end GPU bottleneck and TB3 bandwidth things, I think internal dGPU would still perform better than eGPU setting.
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  12. nanias

    nanias Active Member

    Well for the Blade yeas we are getting to a point were it won't make too much diference but for the Stealth it is still awesome, unless they figure out a sli for that, but first they need to fix desktop sli lol....
    Lets wait for the reviews, the only competition I would say is from AW lets see if we beat them this time.

  13. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Cheers, are you talking about eGPU setting in SLI? I think there’s still no SLI on it yet. Anyway for Blade with more powerful higher frequency CPU, eGPU could boost great performance if you put high end GPU like 1080ti, well but you still get maybe 1080 max q performance due laptop CPU bottleneck with it i think.
    I am curious with new 4 core stealth combined with Core v2 and high end gpu like 1080Ti though, since this 8th gen CPU really boost CPU performance than previous gen.
  14. StylishGhosts

    StylishGhosts New Member

    Just got my core v2 earlier this morning and did some test. Everything seems ok so far and their duo pci solution to the usb issue seems to work.
    I'm using 13.3 razer blade stealth with 7th gen i7 (7500U) along with evga 980ti. I will testing this setup for the next few days, if anybody have an issue with previous razer core you want me to try and test it out on the v2 feel free to let me know.
  15. TK-1987

    TK-1987 Well-Known Member

    Just got mine in today. Didn’t much time to play with it. I did get it setup and it definitely works as advertised so far. Have it hooked up to my Razer Blade 14 and have a 1080 inside the Core. Only thing I notice is the fans on the Razer Core are quite loud under load. Not sure if it’s my unit or if that’s just how it is.
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  16. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    It has no fan control options low, balance or high like Blade 14 in Synapse, has it?
    It maybe run full power to keep the temperature for avoiding thermal throttling for maximum performance as the advertising. I heard there’s already longer TB3 40gb Kabel like on Amazon, not quite sure it could offering same performance with original one though, but it maybe worth to try, so you don’t have to put it beside your Blade.
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2017
  17. TK-1987

    TK-1987 Well-Known Member

    I don’t think there are any controls for the fans In the core. I’ll double check when I get home. But I have my blade as a media pc in my living room. So it’s hooked up to a projector. So I’ll move my setup around so the laptop and core are further away from me so I can’t hear it.

    I was just surprised it was so loud. It’s not to far off from the blades fans at full speed. I did some digging and it might be the psu fan. So it might not be something that can be changed.
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2017
  18. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    You have GTX1080 in there some users are using water cooling to calm down that beast;)
  19. TK-1987

    TK-1987 Well-Known Member

    It's definitely not the GPU. I have a custom fan profile on it so the fans never go above 50% under load. Luckily the fans from the core aren't too loud at idle. Reason this stands out to me is because Aorus has there 1070 Gaming box that is roughly one third the size with a mini 1070 inside and it runs near silent. ((I tried one out but, returned it because I had to manually turn my 1060 in my laptop on and off.)) I am gonna send customer support an email to see what they think.
  20. wovie

    wovie New Member

    Any comments on the fan noise?
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