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Razer Core V2

  • 21 November 2018
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What graphics card would you recommend for the Razer Core V2?

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Userlevel 7
Depends on the host laptop, ultrabook maybe 1070ti/1080 or similar performance card due low tdp cpu for laptops with H/HQ cpu like 7700HQ or 8750H you can go as far as you can. Some Core v2 may have loud PSU fans depend users taste imo, using gpu with stoppable fans like evga cards may reduce the loudness.
Thanks. However, is there another brand I can use apart from nvidia and radeon? Nvidia is always out of stock and radeon doesn't ship to australia.
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Krakcyr
Thanks. However, is there another brand I can use apart from nvidia and radeon? Nvidia is always out of stock and radeon doesn't ship to australia.

You can look at amazon there’s partners brands from nvidia or amd (Radeon) gpu. Just make sure the size fits core v2, there’s specification on Razer website and gpu that officially supports it, don’t buy big cards like 3 slots one, Razer Core only fits 2 slots cards like nvidia founders edition, if you go with amd don’t take Vega 64, power supply isn’t enough for the card, max is Vega 56 (even I think officially only up to rx580).
If you’re looking at nvidia website for pascal cards I think it’ll be out of stock forever, maybe won’t make it anymore, they’re busy making Turing cards.
So in other words, it doesn't need to be strictly NVIDIA? Is there only another few select brands that would work or does every geforce gtx 1080 ti work
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Krakcyr
So in other words, it doesn't need to be strictly NVIDIA? Is there only another few select brands that would work or does every geforce gtx 1080 ti work

Yes if you can use nvidia partners card like Zotac, evga, MSI, Asus but again watch the card specification, it should be matched with gpu Dimension limit on the core (most 2 slots card are fine)
Worked 1080ti that I experienced and saw, beside Founder Edition.
Asus Turbo
Evga ftw3, SC Black, FTW2, gaming (blower)
Zotac Mini, Blower
MSI Aero, Armor
Gainward (blower one Fan)
Gigabyte Gaming, waterforce
There may other but not quite sure, just ask here or in some forum again if you found any to make it sure.
Sorry if I'm being irritating, but is there a 'best' brand? If so, what model? (e.g, mhz, etc.)
Userlevel 7
Go with EVGA, almost their cards will fit on it. For ultrabook 1070ti, for high tdp CPU Laptop, you can go with 1080ti or stronger cards for better performance.
Hm, I looked at my post again and I wasn’t being specific enough,. I think I meant in terms of performance in ‘best.’ If I could know which would be the ‘best’ in performance that would be very much appreciated.
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Krakcyr
Hm, I looked at my post again and I wasn’t being specific enough,. I think I meant in terms of performance in ‘best.’ If I could know which would be the ‘best’ in performance that would be very much appreciated.

Officially up to gtx 1080ti for Nvidia and RX500 series for AMD, though some enthusiast try higher card like new nvidia rtx and amd Vega series, the top Vega 64 isn’t working well due its power hunger that couldn’t be supplied well by 500 Watt PSU on Core v2. H nvidia card are more powerful and more energy efficient for the best performance you’ll want gpu with a better cooling. For size and compatibility I would say Evga 1080ti, like SC black for better price for performance or FTW2 (2 Fans), ftw3 (3 Fans)if you don’t care the price. Intake Fans System on Core is actually take a benefit from blower style gpu like nvidia reference Model on 10 series or other single fan gpu, i tried 1080ti Fe but Performance was better on most affordable 1080ti Zotac Mini which i was using almost a year. Anyway atm pascal high end gpu seemly hard to get due stock issue. I’m now on rtx2080 xc gaming from evga, wanted actually Evga ftw3 1080ti but price and availability made me went to new RTX 20 series card it’s around same raw performance with 1080ti maybe slightly better on some titles and will have better future proof due dlss and Ray Tracing core features.
Krakcyr
Hm, I looked at my post again and I wasn’t being specific enough,. I think I meant in terms of performance in ‘best.’ If I could know which would be the ‘best’ in performance that would be very much appreciated.

As long as you are comparing the same models, performance is pretty much the same.

The thing to watch for with eGPUs is:
which power connectors does it need (eg 2x8pin or 1x6pin and 1x8pin)
the shape/slot size (the single fan/blower cards - think reference design are best)
make sure its no larger than 2 slots

Some may be overclocked, giving you a slightly faster card, though in practical terms I wouldn't let it worry you - It's better to focus on price and a good brand.

So IMHO I would choose...

Best card if money is no object
Nvidia 2080Ti

Best Card for 2k/4k for the money:
Nvidia 1080Ti

Best Card for 1080p
Nvidia 1070
I would say the 1060 is a great card, but there are too many odities - eg the 3G is a nerfed fersion of the 4G
Would the gtx titan xp work in the razer core x?
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Krakcyr
Would the gtx titan xp work in the razer core x?

Yes it’s officially supported on both model x and v2 as well, as stated on tech specs here and here.
Okay, I ordered the Razer Core X and
ASUS GTX 1080 Ti 11GB GDDR5X, Dual Fan, VR Ready, PCI Express 3.0, Base Clock 1480MHz, 7680x4320, 2 x DVI-D, 2 x HDMI, 2

Is that okay with the Razer Core X?
Userlevel 7
Is there any Asus 1080ti Dual Fans? I know strix triple and turbo single fan only...with 2 DVI? usually one dvi, 2 DP and 2 hdmi on strix. Both will fit on core x I believe, even huge strix, core x is also huge up to three slot. 2 dvi I think old gpu has that...
https://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B077FCTK54/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A2SXK95B5QKU3V&psc=1
This is the link which I bought it from.
Userlevel 7
The description is wrong, on details it’s asus 1070ti Cerberus, and i don’t think 1080ti Turbo has 2 dvi ports. Did you sure buy from Amazon directly not some 3rd funny seller?
Joikansai
The description is wrong, on details it’s asus 1070ti Cerberus, and i don’t think 1080ti Turbo has 2 dvi ports. Did you sure buy from Amazon directly not some 3rd funny seller?

It seemed like it was amazon, but now thinking about it, it may not be the case. Could you show me where I could buy a gtx 1080 ti, shipping to australia that is at a reasonable price?
Userlevel 7
Gtx 1080ti nowadays is hard to find since nvidia concentrating on new 20 series gpu. Idk quite sure AU market but here EU it’s quite difficult to find 1080ti mrsp, they’re mostly more expensive than rtx2080 that’s actually a better and newer card. But again it’s not officially supported on core x, even though I’m using one finely. If you don’t know well about the card you want to buy I would go to local electronic store or if from online, from amazon directly, not 3rd reseller for better CS, in case it doesn’t work you can send it back easily.
Krakcyr
It seemed like it was amazon, but now thinking about it, it may not be the case. Could you show me where I could buy a gtx 1080 ti, shipping to australia that is at a reasonable price?

As Jolkansai says the 2080RTX (non-Ti) is a better card than the 1080Ti - silghtly better gaming performance and much better compute (twice the non-gaming performance using tensor cores etc) - which means once pushed you will be glad you bought one ;)

Just make sure it's a 2 slot card (unless your core takes 3 slot cards)
misterg36
As Jolkansai says the 2080RTX (non-Ti) is a better card than the 1080Ti - silghtly better gaming performance and much better compute (twice the non-gaming performance using tensor cores etc) - which means once pushed you will be glad you bought one ;)

Just make sure it's a 2 slot card (unless your core takes 3 slot cards)

May be a bit late to say this, but the Razer Core X doesn't work with the RTX 2080, therefore I can't really use one.
Krakcyr
May be a bit late to say this, but the Razer Core X doesn't work with the RTX 2080, therefore I can't really use one.

That's a surprise, I thought as long as a card physically fits and has the right power connectors you can use any card.

I've used 2080's in generic eGPUs with no issues at all.

Is it all 2080's, or just due to size/power requirements of a particular model?
Userlevel 7
Krakcyr
May be a bit late to say this, but the Razer Core X doesn't work with the RTX 2080, therefore I can't really use one.

Which card is that, can confirm founders edition (from nvidia), and xc gaming (not ultra, the thick one) works fine on egpu setting, I personally experienced those 2 cards with my core v2 and there’s another users build reference in egpu.io. It may be not the core x or setting issue, maybe the card since rtx cards are pretty known with DOA issue, i personally also experienced that with Evga 2070 Black.
So can anyone confirm with me whether or not the Razer Core V2 will support RTX 2080?
zaghawk
So can anyone confirm with me whether or not the Razer Core V2 will support RTX 2080?

I can confirm that the Razer Core V1 supports the 2080Ti, so I would imagine so 🙂
Userlevel 7
As @misterg36 mentioned core v1 could even run 2080ti, since theoretically 2080ti gaming power consumption (on default, OC depends the card) won’t reach max corev2 power supply limit 375watt. But note it’s still not officially supported on corev2 website and if there’s any damage on gpu or enclosure, manufacturer may check gpu compatibility on the website.
As I mentioned above I had defective issue with 2070 Black and Evga was searching for the reason, but fortunately I had before their xc 2080 gaming that worked well over a month and almost a month using 2080ti before I sold it for downgrading to 2080, those are the reason they judged that it wasn’t on core v2 that caused the damage but the gpu itself, I provided them as well my over a year core v2 1080ti that was without single a issue.
So get it from somewhere with great CS and easily to exchange if there’s something wrong.
If you’re looking for a number, here’s timespy with stealth v2 2016 and Blade 15 as the host with xc2080 gaming on core v2.
https://www.3dmark.com/3dm/29240186?
https://www.3dmark.com/spy/4662360

zaghawk
So can anyone confirm with me whether or not the Razer Core V2 will support RTX 2080?