Razer Core X Chroma: Discrete Graphics Box for PC and Laptops

eGPU or external GPU – solutions to upgrade the graphics for computer or laptop; just add a new option for users coming from Razer. The “three-headed snake” brand has introduced Razer Core X Chroma which is an upgraded variant of the Core X series with many improvements. Of course, you still need to buy a separate graphics card to use with Core X Chroma.

Basically, Razer Core X Chroma is a black box made of aluminum with windows, inside a 700W PSU integrated, PCI Express x16 slot for discrete graphics, Razer LED Chroma supports syncing with other Razer hardware via Synapse, 4 standard USB A ports and this time has a Gigabit Ethernet port. Razer Core X Chroma connects to a laptop via Thunderbolt 3 port. For laptops running Windows, users need to update to Redstone version 5 to be able to support eGFX; while for Mac, the requirement is that macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 operating system and compatible AMD Radeon card models.

The eGPU box has a reference price of $399.99, of course, not including the card equipment, users need to equip themselves with VGA to suit their needs and budget. Razer Core X Chroma fully supports the latest products from NVIDIA including GeForce GTX, GeForce RTX, Quadro to Radeon and Radeon Pro models supporting AMD XConnect.

Razer Core X Chroma supports graphics cards up to 3 slots, meaning that from low-end products to high-end bunkers are almost compatible. In order to ensure Core X Chroma works well with long-term stable performance, dual-chip Thunderbolt design makes it easy to handle both graphics data and peripheral connectivity data through only 1 Thunderbolt 3 cable. The 700W power supply is also enough for users to charge laptops via USB Type-C with a capacity of up to 100W without any problems.

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