Razer Core X Support
Does the Razer Core X feature Chroma lighting?
No, the Core X does not feature any type of Chroma or other lighting feature.
What regions is the Razer Core X available?
On release, the Core X will be available in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Nordics, China, Australia, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Coming soon to Japan and Taiwan.
For availability in other regions, visit https://www.razer.com/store or contact an authorized Razer Reseller.
Can I use Razer Core X with similar Nvidia GPU together with the Razer Blade built-in dGPU to produce a single output (SLI)?
If you have a higher performance GPU in Razer Core X, you can elect to use that GPU, but the built-in dGPU will be disabled.
Is a Thunderbolt Cable included with the Core X and how long is it?
Yes, a .5-meter Thunderbolt Cable is included with the Core X. A longer 2-meter / 6ft Thunderbolt cable is available and sold separately on the Razer Store. Visit https://www.razer.com/gaming-accessories/thunderbolt3-cable.
What version of the Thunderbolt 3 controller is being used in the Razer Core X and Razer Core X Chroma?
There are two current versions of the Thunderbolt 3 controller:
- Alpine Ridge
- Titan Ridge
Both the Razer Core X and Razer Core X Chroma use the Alpine Ridge version which is technically the older controller version of the Thunderbolt 3. However, being the older controller does not make it any less. In fact, it has the same bandwidth with its newer kind, the Titan Ridge. Both versions feature a max speed of 40 Gbit/s.
Also, Alpine Ridge is what is recommended by the Intel’s Thunderbolt team to be used by OEMs in their eGPUs like the Razer Core.
Using the Titan Ridge will not give any benefit on Razer’s eGPUs, it is more likely for the host system (Laptop side) and other Thunderbolt devices.
Is the Razer Core X supported by Synapse 3?
Yes, it will be recognized in Synapse 3. However, there are no user settings or adjustments for the Core X within Synapse 3.
Does the Razer Core X work with a Mac?
Yes, they are compatible with Thunderbolt 3 Macs running macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 or later and requires a compatible AMD graphics card.
Take note of the following:
- MacOS High Sierra 10.13.4 doesn't support eGPUs in Windows using Boot Camp or when your Mac is in macOS Recovery or installing system updates.
- eGPU support in macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 is designed to accelerate Metal, OpenGL, and OpenCL applications that benefit from a powerful eGPU. However, not all applications support eGPU acceleration. This means eGPUs such as the Razer Core will not power all applications on the internal display and a monitor must be connected to the external graphics card running only your game to reap the benefits of the GPU. Check with the application's developer to learn more.
- Razer Chroma lighting and Ethernet is not currently supported for Mac as Core X does not feature Chroma or an Ethernet connection.
The GPU cards listed below have been tested and confirmed to be compatible when using a Core X and a Mac.
- AMD Radeon RX 570
- AMD Radeon RX580
- AMD Radeon Pro WX 7100
- AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
- AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
- AMD Vega Frontier Edition Air
- AMD Radeon Pro WX 9100
Last update: 26-Nov-2019
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