Razer has announced the Razer Core X, a Thunderbolt 3 external graphics enclosure for gaming-grade performance at a new value price. The Razer Core series of external graphics enclosures including the Core V2 and Core X are now compatible with Mac laptops with Thunderbolt 3.
Razer Core X
The new Core X transforms integrated graphics laptops like the Razer Blade Stealth into desktop-class gaming machines by adding an external graphics card. Gamers can also future-proof their gaming laptops or unlock VR-Ready experiences by boosting the performance beyond the current laptop’s limits.
Designed with a standard Thunderbolt 3 connection, the Core X is incredibly versatile and compatible with not only Razer Blade laptops but also systems running Windows and macOS- specifically Windows 10 Redstone 1 or later and macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 or later with compatible AMD Radeon cards. Razer compatible laptops include the Razer Blade Stealth, Razer Blade, and Razer Blade Pro (GTX 1060 version). Additional Windows 10 laptops require a Thunderbolt 3 port with external graphics (eGFX) support.
Physical installation of a desktop graphics card takes seconds with the Razer Core X. Its durable aluminium housing slides open with minimal effort and the graphics card is secured in place with a thumb screw for a tool less setup. Razer’s solution helps future-proof laptops, as graphics cards are easily swappable with new components and graphics as they become available.
Razer also announced today the release of the new Razer Blade 15.6” gaming laptop featuring Intel’s latest 8th-generation six-core processor and NVIDIA Max-Q graphics.
Razer Core X Product Information
Price: USD $299
Worldwide – Early June
Razer.com – Available Now
Key Tech Specs:
- Connection to PC: Thunderbolt™ 3 using included 40Gbps cable
- GPU Type: Up to 3-Slot wide, full-length, PCI-Express x16 graphics card
- GPU Max Power Support: 500 Watts
- Razer Core X max inner dimensions:
Length : 12.99”/ 330 mm
Height: 6.29” / 160 mm
Width : 2.36” / 60 mm
- Compatible graphics cards include NVIDIA GeForce , NVIDIA Quadro and AMD Radeon
- Input & Output: Thunderbolt 3 (for connection to PC)