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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 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

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

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 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

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

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. (Note: The Razer Core and GPU must be correctly connected to your notebook prior to installing the graphics drivers)
  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
Required update for using a Razer Core with a Razer Blade Stealth 12.5” (2016) - INTEL 6500U Laptop

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

  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. Download and install the latest Blade Stealth Updater Tool and Installation Guide
  3. Download and install the latest Intel graphics drivers
  4. Next install your chosen GPU into the Razer Core
  5. Connect the Core to your laptop using the supplied Thunderbolt 3 cable and turn on your computer.
  6. Download and install the latest NVIDIA GeForce or AMD Catalyst drivers for your compatible graphics card. (Note: The Razer Core and GPU must be correctly connected to your notebook prior to installing the graphics drivers)
  7. Turn off your computer and connect the Razer Core to your external monitor using the display port on your graphics card.
  8. Turn on your computer and begin enjoying all the benefits of your Razer Core.
  9. Should you need any further assistance please contact our support team at https://support.razer.com/contact-support