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Razer Core X Support

What are the specifications of the Razer Core X?
Connection to PC Thunderbolt 3 using included 40Gbps cable
Compatible Laptops
  • Razer Blade Stealth, Razer Blade, and Razer Blade Pro laptops with Thunderbolt 3.
  • Additional laptops require a Thunderbolt 3 port with external graphics support. Please check with your laptop manufacture to confirm if your laptop supports external graphics.
Razer Core X max inner dimensions Length : 12.99/ 330 mm
Height*: 6.29 / 160 mm
Width : 2.36 / 60 mm

* Height measured from top of PCIe connector to the bottom of the locking pin ramps.

System Requirements
  • Windows 10 64bit RS1 or above with Thunderbolt 3 port
  • Macs running macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 or later

See following graphics card compatibility list for Windows 10 and macOS devices.

GPU Support
(Graphics card not included)
GPU Type Up to 3-Slot wide, full-length, PCI-Express x16 graphics card
GPU Max Power Support 500 Watts

Windows 10 compatible graphics chipsets

Graphics cards use varied designs based around a common graphics chip. Please ensure that the GPU selected meets all size, power, and additional requirements.
 

Qualified NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics chipsets

NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX Titan X
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX Titan V
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX Titan Xp
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 Ti
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 Ti
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 980 Ti
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 980
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 950
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 750 Ti
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 750
NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2080 Ti
NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2080
NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2070
NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2060

Qualified NVIDIA® Quadro® graphics chipsets
NVIDIA® Quadro® P4000
NVIDIA® Quadro® P5000
NVIDIA® Quadro® P6000
NVIDIA® Quadro® GP100

Qualified AMD Radeon™ graphics chipsets
AMD Radeon™ VEGA RX 64
AMD Radeon™ VEGA RX 56
AMD Radeon™ RX 500 Series
AMD Radeon™ RX 400 Series
AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury
AMD Radeon™ R9 Nano
AMD Radeon™ R9 300 Series
AMD Radeon™ R9 290X
AMD Radeon™ R9 290
AMD Radeon™ R9 285
AMD Radeon™ VII

Mac compatible graphics chipsets 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
Graphics Output Based on capabilities of installed graphics
Input & Output Thunderbolt 3 (for connection to PC)
Internal Power Supply 650 Watts
Laptop Power Delivery Up to 100 Watts via USB-C
Included Cables Power Cable
Thunderbolt 3 cable
Razer Core Approx. Size 6.61 / 168 mm (Width) x 14.72 / 374 mm (Depth) x 9.06 / 230 mm (Height)
Weight 6.48 kg / 14.29 lbs.
Does the Razer Core X feature Chroma lighting?
No, the Core X does not feature any type of Chroma or other lighting.
Is the Razer Core X supported by Synapse 3?
Yes, it will be recognized in Synapse 3. However, there are no user setting or adjustments for the Core X within Synapse 3.
How much does the Razer Core X cost?
The MSRP of the Razer Core X is $299.99 USD within the United States. Please check regional pricing in your area by visiting https://www.razer.com/store or contact an authorized Razer Reseller. Authorized resellers can be found by visiting https://www.razer.com/store-finder
What countries is the Razer Core X available?
The Core X will be available in United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Nordics, China, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, and Taiwan.
What is the main difference between Razer Core X and the Razer Core and Core V2 versions?
Get the ultimate graphics boost with the Razer Core X, equipped with 650W power supply and up to 3-slot wide cards, or choose a more compact form-factor with Razer Core V2 and its desktop-class setup featuring 4 USB ports, Ethernet, and Razer Chroma lighting to sync with your gaming peripherals.
 

Core X

Core V2

Price $299 $499
Power Supply ATX 650W Slim Form-factor 500W
Laptop Power Delivery (USB-C) 100W 65W
Max size GPU 3-slot card 2.2-slot card
USB / Ethernet Ports -
Chroma -
Max Inner Size GPU sizing guide Length : 12.99/ 330 mm
Height: 6.29 / 160 mm
Width : 2.36 / 60 mm
Length : 11.81/ 300 mm
Height: 5.71 / 145mm
Width : 1.69 / 43mm
External Dims 6.61 / 168 mm (Width) x 14.72 / 374 mm (Depth) x 9.06 / 230 mm (Height) 4.13 / 104.9 mm (Width) x 13.38 / 339.9 mm (Depth) x 8.6 / 218.4 mm (Height)

The Core X has a power switch located on the backside near the power cable that is not featured in the Core V2.

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. Please visit https://www.razer.com/gaming-accessories/thunderbolt3-cable

What GPUs are supported by the Core X?
GPU Support
(Graphics card not included)
GPU Type

Up to 3-Slot wide, full-length, PCI-Express x16 graphics card

GPU Max Power Support 500 Watts

Windows 10 compatible graphics chipsets

Graphics cards use varied designs based around a common graphics chip. Please ensure that the GPU selected meets all size, power, and additional requirements.
 

Qualified NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics chipsets

NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX Titan X
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX Titan V
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX Titan Xp
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 Ti
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 Ti
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 980 Ti
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 980
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 950
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 750 Ti
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 750

NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2080 Ti
NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2080
NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2070
NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2060

Qualified NVIDIA® Quadro® graphics chipsets

NVIDIA® Quadro® P4000
NVIDIA® Quadro® P5000
NVIDIA® Quadro® P6000
NVIDIA® Quadro® GP100

Qualified AMD Radeon™ graphics chipsets

AMD Radeon™ VEGA RX 64
AMD Radeon™ VEGA RX 56
AMD Radeon™ RX 500 Series
AMD Radeon™ RX 400 Series
AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury
AMD Radeon™ R9 Nano
AMD Radeon™ R9 300 Series
AMD Radeon™ R9 290X
AMD Radeon™ R9 290
AMD Radeon™ R9 285
AMD Radeon™ VII

Mac compatible graphics chipsets 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
Graphics Output Based on capabilities of installed graphics
Does the Razer Core X / Core V2 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. Ple ase note that Razer Chroma lighting and Ethernet is not currently supported for Mac.

Please note:

  • 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. Check with the application's developer to learn more. 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.
  • Razer Chroma lighting and Ethernet is not currently supported for Mac (Applicable to Core V2 Only 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
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.
Setting up you Razer Core - What software and updates do I need for my Razer Core to work with my laptop?

If you are using a Razer Blade Stealth 12.5” (2016) - INTEL 6500U Laptop (Model number RZ09-01682-xxxx) please see the FAQ “Required update for using Razer Core and Razer Blade Stealth 12.5” (2016) - INTEL 6500U Laptop”. All other models please proceed as below.

Please follow the steps in the order they are listed below. These steps will work for the Razer Core, Core V2 and Core X.

Please note: From Windows 10 RS4 update on, you don’t need to install a GPU switcher for the Core to work. If you do not have the latest update a GPU switcher is required.

  1. The first step is to make sure your laptop has installed all the latest updates to its OS. So please ensure you have checked for updates and installed any recommended updates.
  2. Next install your chosen GPU into the Razer Core.
  3. Connect the Core to your laptop using the supplied Thunderbolt 3 cable and turn on your computer.
  4. Download and install the latest NVIDIA® GeForce® or AMD Catalyst drivers for your compatible graphics card. The Razer Core and GPU must be correctly connected to your notebook prior to installing the graphics drivers.
    Note: When downloading graphic drivers from the NVIDIA website, it is highly recommended to select the "Express" option. Selecting the "Custom" option may result in the drivers not installing and updating successfully.
  5. Turn off your computer and connect the Razer Core to your external monitor using the display port on your graphics card.
  6. Turn on your computer and begin enjoying all the benefits of your Razer Core.
  7. Should you need any further assistance please contact our support team at https://support.razer.com/contact-support
What are the required updates for using a Razer Core X with a Razer Blade Stealth 12.5” (2016) - INTEL 6500U Laptop?
Please follow the steps in the order as listed below. These steps will work for the Razer Core V1, Core V2, and Core X Chroma.
Note: Windows 10 RS5 is highly recommended for easy connectvity with Thunderbolt 3.
  1. Make sure that your laptop has installed all the latest updates to its OS. Please ensure you have checked for updates and installed any recommended updates.
  2. Download and install the latest Blade Stealth Updater Tool and Installation Guide.
  3. Download and install the latest Intel graphics drivers.
  4. Download and install the latest NVIDIA® GeForce® or AMD Catalyst drivers for your compatible graphics card. The Razer Core X and GPU must be correctly connected to your notebook prior to installing the graphics drivers.
Note: When downloading graphic drivers from the NVIDIA website, it is highly recommended to select the "Express" option. Selecting the "Custom" option may result in the drivers not installing and updating successfully.
What are the required updates for using a Razer Core X with a Razer Blade laptops?
Please follow the steps in the order as listed below. These steps will work for the Razer Core V1, Core V2, and Core X Chroma.
Note: Windows 10 RS5 is highly recommended for easy connectvity with Thunderbolt 3.
  1. Download and install the latest NVIDIA GeForce or AMD Catalyst drivers for your compatible graphics card.
    Note: The Razer Core X must be correctly connected to your notebook prior to installing the graphics drivers.
  2. For systems running Windows OS with versions earlier than Windows 10 RS5, download and install the Razer Blade GPU Switcher Tool and Installation Guide.
    Software Description: The GPU Switcher tool allows your new Razer Blade to automatically toggle between the internal and external dedicated graphics.