Transform your laptop with the Razer Core X

Discussion in 'Systems' started by Razer.WolfPack, May 22, 2018.

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  1. NitzMistry

    NitzMistry Active Member

    It's good that Razer is providing a low-cost solution to Core. But I'm going for new Razer Blade 15 with 1070 Max-Q :)
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  2. MatthewMak

    MatthewMak Member

    Sounds like Iphone X haha

    MS_OLDHORSE Well-Known Member

    wow, luckly haven't buy v2
  4. MsDurex

    MsDurex New Member

    Does it work with the Synapse 3? Do it still has to run two drivers?
  5. Danzle1991

    Danzle1991 New Member

    Shame it doesn't get the USB HUB and LAN connection. Would have been the best enclosure if you could have a eGPU, LAN, device charging/power and all your USB stuff connected with just a single cable. The X charges with 100W while the Corev2 onky has 65W, which might not be enough with the new RB15 considering it's coffe lake CPU.
  6. FRSR06

    FRSR06 Well-Known Member

    Good price! Me likey!
  7. vampirivan

    vampirivan Well-Known Member

    no chroma btw.
  8. FrozenFireVR

    FrozenFireVR Well-Known Member

    It'll work with ANY laptop?! :hushed:
  9. nexti

    nexti Active Member

    very nice! :D
  10. RazerRanix

    RazerRanix Active Member

    the new RB15 have a new power connection. so you will not use the X to charge it.

    but still more connectivity would have been appreciated.
  11. .Surf.

    .Surf. Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    A bit bulky i might say, you really need a lot of space to carry it. But as long as it does it's job, i like it.
  12. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Plus Chroma plus price, Razer was working hard to get it under $300;)
    Yes as long as it has TB3 port, but I think old TB like 2 and 1(with Apple TB3 Adapter) should also work as like other eGPU enclosure but with lower bandwidth, like 16gb for TB2 and 8gb for tb1 instead 32gb for TB3.
    Plus it the price won’t be under $300, remember Razer Tax;) Gaming Laptops aren’t designed for usb C charge, even if it could it would be super slow like XPS 15, Blade 15 has its own charge connection so it won’t be matter pairing both host and device.
  13. StudioLoft

    StudioLoft New Member

    Not a fan.
    I was waiting for a Razer Core knowing a new one was coming out. But no USB or Ethernet!? :slightly_sad:
    Personally I dont see this as much of an upgrade from the V2. Sure this has extra space but that means nothing to me when I would otherwise have to purchase a separate laptop dock for the USB and Ethernet.

    Did the V2 have issues with the ethernet/usb? The simplicity of having one cable for egpu, ethernet, and usb is a game changer. Why did they get rid of it in this model? I am just wondering if there is some reason I shouldn't buy the V2. I am wondering if this is a upgrade or just a cheaper model with less features?
  14. RazerRanix

    RazerRanix Active Member

    good part about nothing else than the gpu connected is that you don t share your bandwith.
    so less bottleneck.

    is the bandwith between the core x and the laptop the same as the old core v1/v2 or is there a new connectivity allowing less bottleneck?

    how much bandwith a 1080ti would need to not suffer any bottleneck at all if used in a core?
  15. reloader-1

    reloader-1 Well-Known Member

    Tiger, I think you are not understanding this launch.

    The Core v2 has not been discontinued, it is very much still available and will continue to be sold.

    The Core X is intended as a cheaper model, with only the eGPU functionality as that is what many people need.

    They are two different products: the more expensive Core v2 with more features, and the basic Core X.
  16. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Here’s the tear down and benchmark review.
    Last edited: May 22, 2018
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  17. reloader-1

    reloader-1 Well-Known Member

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  18. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

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  19. BlutigEisbar

    BlutigEisbar Active Member

    Good that I can replace the power supply. Sad about the size and that you dropped the USB pass through :slightly_sad:
  20. Firebat246

    Firebat246 The One

    This this this this!!! Great price point... it's bigger and fits more cards, and has better PSU power allocation. This is a total Win guys way to go Razer!
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