Transform your laptop with the Razer Core X

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

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  1. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Did you also already check there’s a lot Apple users talking about egpu there, if you don’t check it yet it’s worth to check, a lot of Forum threads recently talking about ...Mac OS...egpu...
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  2. eddyhdzg

    eddyhdzg New Member

    Can I use the Core X, with Nvidia cards on WIndows/Bootcamp?

    I understand it only works with AMD on macOS for the moment, but does Nvidia cards work on Windows?

    btw, I have the MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports, without touchbar.
  3. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Yes, just follow like mentioned on this review.
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  4. karam68

    karam68 New Member

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  5. Asten__

    Asten__ Active Member

    Thanks for the link - when i last time played around with this, there was a lot less information and research availible - awesome!
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  6. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    The moderator there seems Mac user so he knows well about egpu in Mac environment.
  7. surfer1081

    surfer1081 Well-Known Member

    You do have thunderbolt technology. Just not Thunderbolt 3 in which you do need to be compatible. :frown_:

    You can put just about any graphics card in there and it'll work. It will not work together simultaneously if thats the question at hand.
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  8. lastselcuk

    lastselcuk New Member

    Thanks, But if its not work together how is that sounds like a "a desktop sitting on your laptop " . I thought that GPU working like a SLI.
  9. surfer1081

    surfer1081 Well-Known Member

    Well for one, the SLI configurations that you are thinking of are bridged on a single motherboard and are the same type of gpu. Here you have two different configurations (on board gpu and egpu), in which the motherboard cant run both simultaneously. The other is just having two different cards, but given the setup it wouldn't matter anyway.

    It is essentially a "desktop" computer when you are able to boost an ultrabook or weaker gaming laptop to a much more powerful computer with any gpu at your disposal.

    However, if they had the Core where it could fit gpu x2, there you have your SLI configs but hopefully the laptop at the other end could handle it :wink_:
  10. labotsirc

    labotsirc Active Member

    I am really interested in buying a Razer Core, but I don't know whether the Core V2 or the Core X.
    I plan to use GPUs like Titan V in size (gaming is secondary, I know about the TB3 bottlenecks but this does not apply here), from what I read GPUs of this class of size can fit both the V2 and core X. Can anyone confirm this?
    I don't plan to use massive size GPUs, just standard sizes such as founders edition for reference.

    I really want to buy the Razer V2 for its smaller size, but does it make sense now with the new Razer core X ? Do I lose any relevant feature by choosing the V2 and not the X?

    Any advice is welcome!
    Last edited: May 25, 2018
  11. surfer1081

    surfer1081 Well-Known Member

    Look at the measurements for both, then look at the GPU size. Just from reading, At least the X will do.
    What are you using the Titan for? Alot of AI research?

    Out of curiosity, what notebook would you be hooking up to this? If the 8th gen notebooks are in play, I dont think bottleneck will be to much of an issue.
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  12. Reg3e

    Reg3e Member

    Based on what I know,

    - Core V2 has USB-A Hub + Ethernet port unlike Core X, with a separate TB3 controller, so you won't experience peripherals stutter like other eGPU. Meaning Core V2 is the better choice if you care about 1 Cable Solution.
    - However, Core V2 only outputs 65W to power your host device, and Core X outputs 100W to power your device (current TB3 technology is cap at 100W), while most devices are fine with 65W, 100W is more or less future proofing.
    - Core V2 RGB flair is like a bonus, not important, but nice to have. Core X has no RGB at all.
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  13. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    From the size it fits both, but officially Core x Support Titan v and would be more comfortable to have bigger room, 150 Watt bigger PSU and normal size Fan to drive and cool such beast cards. The downside is there’s no usb and ethernet port there, so you will use it only as egpu enclosure not like v2 that act also as docking station for my Blade stealth.
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  14. labotsirc

    labotsirc Active Member

    I see, many thanks to all for helping.
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  15. Stocke023

    Stocke023 New Member

    Woah! Another item to save for
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  16. ClarkyBoi

    ClarkyBoi New Member chroma? :'(
    Mwahhhhhhhhhhh NNNNOOOOO
    *walks off crying and eating ice cream*
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  17. surfer1081

    surfer1081 Well-Known Member

    You can buy the razer hardware development kit for $80 and a $20 hub and you have it all while saving $100 :)
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  18. pillowism

    pillowism Active Member

    Will it fit in a Razer Bag? [​IMG]
  19. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    No it’s too big, get Core v1 or 2 it’ll fit Razer messengers bag with stealth...If you’re okay carrying 7Kg device on your bag though:)
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  20. pillowism

    pillowism Active Member

    thicc Core
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