Tuesday, April 16th 2019

Razer Supercharges Windows Laptops and MacBooks with the New Core X Chroma

Razer , the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, announced today the latest external graphics enclosure (eGPU), the Razer Core X Chroma. The Razer Core X Chroma expands its features to now include a 700W power supply, USB and Gigabit Ethernet ports, and Razer Chroma lighting.

Designed to work with a wide array of Thunderbolt 3 Windows laptops and MacBooks, the Razer Core eGPU line will give mobile warriors the ability to tap into the massive graphics processing power of a desktop gaming machine with minimal hassle. This allows users to play the most demanding games and create world-class content at blazing speeds. The Razer Core X Chroma now includes a 700W power supply, USB and Gigabit Ethernet ports, and Razer Chroma lighting to meet the needs of the most hardcore gamers and creators.

Windows 10 laptops require a Thunderbolt 3 port with external graphics (eGFX) support and the latest Windows RS5 update. Compatible Razer laptops include the Razer Blade Stealth 13, Razer Blade 15, and Razer Blade Pro 17 (GeForce GTX 1060 version).

Mac systems require a Thunderbolt 3 port, macOS running High Sierra 10.13.4 or later with compatible AMD Radeon cards.

Simple plug and play
To use the Razer Core X Chroma, users simply need to install their choice of desktop PCIe graphics cards, ranging from NVIDIA GeForce RTX , GeForce GTX, and Quadro cards to AMD XConnect -enabled Radeon and Radeon Pro cards.

Installation of the graphic card is a toolless experience thanks to the simple drawer-style slide and lock mechanism. The graphics card is inserted into the PCIe slot and secured with a single thumbscrew.

Most versatile eGPU available
The Razer Core X Chroma is the most versatile Core eGPU available today. It comes with USB and Ethernet connections, and is capable of housing up to up to 3 slot-wide desktop graphics cards. The new I/O (input and output) hub at the rear of the device offers four USB Type-A ports and a Gigabit Ethernet port all tucked in along the back to reduce cable clutter. To ensure stable performance under heavy load, the Razer Core X Chroma includes a unique Thunderbolt dual-chip design that effortlessly handles both graphic and peripheral data through the single Thunderbolt 3 cable.

The ATX power supply has also been upgraded to 700W and is capable of providing power to the most power-hungry graphics cards. Additionally, the Razer Core X Chroma can charge USB-C laptops with up to 100W over the included Thunderbolt 3 cable.

The aluminum enclosure is lined with two Razer Chroma RGB lighting zones that are fully customizable on Windows systems using Razer Synapse 3 software. Razer Chroma's 16.8 million different colors provide a full-blown immersive gaming experience as users enjoy ambient in-game effects that sync dynamically to every onscreen action and event.

The chassis has perforated sides and cooling fans that provide quick dissipation of heat and optimal thermal performance.

Pricing and Availability
$399.99 USD / 429.99 € MSRP

The new Razer Core X Chroma will be available starting April 16th, 2019, from Razer.com and select retailers in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, and the Nordics. It will be available soon in China, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan.
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4 Comments on Razer Supercharges Windows Laptops and MacBooks with the New Core X Chroma

oh wow, some moar bling bling fo ya portable zing zing, hahaha :eek:
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700 W seems like total overkill initially, since most gaming computers would use that for the whole system. But I guess it supplies power over Thunderbolt as well, and if you have a 300 W card and 100 W of supplied power, you're in the sweet spot for efficiency. I still think they could have gotten away with 600 W and maybe lowered the price by $20.
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700 W seems like total overkill
But then you figure, kids buy moar pawa!
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£400! I would like one of these but wish someone would release a £70 ish variant. I don't know why these things are so expensive, all I want is a metal box with a PCI to thunderbolt connector, I can provide the PSU and GPU. Considering entire pc cases are freely available for £30 I don't see why it's not possible, especially now thunderbolt is royalty free
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