Razer announced today the latest external graphics enclosure (eGPU), the Razer Core X Chroma, which now includes a 700W power supply, USB and Gigabit Ethernet ports, and Razer Chroma lighting.
Designed to work with a wide array of Thunderbolt 3 Windows laptops and MacBooks, the Razer Core eGPU line will give mobile warriors the ability to tap into the graphics processing power of a desktop gaming machine with minimal hassle.
Windows 10 laptops require a Thunderbolt 3 port with external graphics (eGFX) support and the latest Windows RS5 update. Compatible Razer laptops include the Razer Blade Stealth 13, Razer Blade 15, and Razer Blade Pro 17 (GeForce® GTX 1060 version).
Mac systems require a Thunderbolt 3 port, macOS running High Sierra 10.13.4 or later with compatible AMD Radeon cards.
To use the Razer Core X Chroma, users need to install their choice of desktop PCIe graphics cards, ranging from NVIDIA GeForce RTX, GeForce GTX, and Quadro cards to AMD XConnect enabled Radeon and Radeon Pro cards.
Installation of the graphic card is a toolless experience thanks to the drawer-style slide and lock mechanism. The graphics card is inserted into the PCIe slot and secured with a single thumbscrew.
The Razer Core X Chroma comes with USB and Ethernet connections, and is capable of housing up to up to 3 slot-wide desktop graphics cards. The new I/O (input and output) hub at the rear of the device offers four USB Type-A portsa Gigabit Ethernet port all tucked in along the back to reduce cable clutter. To ensure stable performance under heavy load, the Razer Core X Chroma includes a unique Thunderbolt dual-chip design that handles both graphic and peripheral data through the single Thunderbolt 3 cable.
The ATX power supply has also been upgraded to 700W. Additionally, the Razer Core X Chroma can charge USB-C laptops with up to 100W over the included Thunderbolt 3 cable.
The aluminum enclosure is lined with two Razer Chroma RGB lighting zones that are fully customizable on Windows systems using Razer Synapse 3 software.
The chassis has perforated sides and cooling fans that provides quick dissipation of heat and optimal thermal performance.
The new Razer Core X Chroma will be available starting April 16th, 2019, for $399.99.