Late 2016 12.5" Raz...

Late 2016 12.5" Razer Blade Stealth+ RTX [email protected] (Razer Core V2) + W10 1803 [Joikansai]  


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October 1, 2018 5:38 am  

System specs

12,5 QHD Razer Blade Stealth 128 gb base model i7 7500U intel HD620 Windows 10 1803


eGPU hardware 

Razer Core V2 with External 2,5 2TB External HDD for games storage, Asus Turbo rtx 2080ti 11gb ddr6 vram dual slot.

Hardware pictures 

Installation steps 
Synapse 2 only for lightning setting for enclosure. Intel TB3 software will do the rest of work, nvidia driver could be downloaded from nvidia experience or manually from nvidia website. For RTX (Turing)!cards I think it needs latest 411.xx driver.

Since I’m using often internal 1440p screen I’ll show External and internal benchmarks except the cuda Z. Benchmarks are 3Dmark, 4K optimized superposition, Default extreme engine Heaven and Final Fantasy XV 4K high.

External monitor

Internal monitor

From benchmarks and gaming performance I feel transforming Razer Blade Stealth into Gtx 1060 laptops class or maybe more powerful machine which is nice for an old dual core ultrabook.
CPU Temperatures on my setting is a bit high touching low 90ish with undervolting, I think for 2 years old ultrabook that’s also being used often for cpu demanding applications, it’s time for open it and repasting the cpu. If cpu reaches 100 degrees that limited on this chips it’ll throttle that translates to crashing or lagging in game, especially on cpu demanding games like FFXV, latest Assassin Creed Series etc.  
Esports titles like Overwatch, CSgo runs pretty well on 1440p internal screen with respectable FPS (unfortunately its native 1440p Laptops screen only caps 60Hz). 
Other things to notice compared to my old 1080ti setting, Final Fantasy xv benchmark was only be able to run in 4K standard setting, it crashed also sometimes, but on rtx2080 ti both internal or external screen even on high 4K setting, it’s fine, maybe new cores architecture play a better role? Idk exactly. Lags due cpu bottleneck are noticeable compared to more powerful 6cores 8750H cpu (made the review yesterday 😉 ), though it doesn’t bother me in my opinion and feels better than 1080ti setting. It sounds maybe wasting too much money for the setting, it’s indeed if you only have one system and it’s an ultrabook. I’ve other laptops to pair and resolution is also important on gaming so egpu is one of the great solution for me. Besides, we have recently a decent 19% tax free promotion on all products in two big electronics stores where I bought the card. So overall very happy 😀

Update 1: Core v2 and gpu loudness on idle max 47dB and max Full load is 57dB. For comparison my footage is around 60dB measured from my phone using decibel 10 apps that I put right on top of enclosure (between my hdd and speaker on the picture).
Update 2: Shadow of the tomb Raider 4K max (highest setting) benchmarks comparison between 8750H laptop eGPU and 8700K desktop setting

Razer Blade 15 2018, i7 8750H 16gb ddr4 2666mhz 1tb 970Evo
Razer Blade Stealth 12,5 2016 i7 7500U 8gb ddr3 1866mhz 500gb 970Evo
MacBook Pro 13 mid 2012 i5 3210M 12gb ddr3 1600mhz 500GB HDD
Razer Core V2 rtx 2070 Black 2040mhz Boost clock
Previous setting: rtx 2080ti Asus Turbo, rtx 2080 xc gaming, rtx 2080 Fe, Zotac Mini 1080ti, Evga 1080 FTW2 gaming.
Dual Monitor Predator XB241YU 165Hz 1440p, LG l24UD58 60Hz 4K
Portable Monitor Magedok 1440p HDR 60Hz usbA/C monitor

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October 9, 2018 3:27 am  


Have my 2080ti and have had issues with a few games.

x1 Carbon 6th Gen/ Razer Core V2 / 2080ti FE

Fallout 4, crashes to desktop
GTA 5 really low FPS!  (35-38fps at 4K max with external monitor)
Witcher 3, flashing at times inconsistently

Works fine...

Battlefront 2
FarCry 5
Quake Championship

All beautiful at 4k!!

Additionally, doing nothing but sapping the card from a 1080ti FE to the 2080ti FE and installing drivers is causing a Code 28 under Windows 10 1803 with my MBP 13" 2018!

Just wanted to warn those with 2018 13" MBP's!

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Pending: Add my system information and expected eGPU configuration to my signature to give context to my posts