2018 15" MacBook Pro (RP560X) [8th,6C,H] + GTX 1080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + Win10 [robertjfclarke]
Thanks for posting your setup! I have a couple questions -- What resolution is your screen? Also, how do you think the i7, 16Gb version of your laptop would handle your eGPU setup in terms of bottlenecks/heat issues?
I bought Razer Core X myself but I have a problem with the shutdown. Basically the unit doesn't turn itself off when the laptop is shut down. The fans keep spinning and I have to either disconnect the USB cable or use the power switch. I also realised that the Razer support is the worst I've seen, you can't call it support even. For 3 weeks now nobody at Razer is helping and they keep sending automated messages that they haven't heard back from me. I would never buy a Razer product anymore as they just sell the things and don't care about the support.
I have the same issue with gigabyte 580rx tb3 egpu. They have a firmware patch on their site that is suppossed to fix it, but my power supply fans still run. I usually just unplug it since I have to hot plug the egpu anyway during windows boot.
This is the answer I got from Razer support, simply ridiculous:
Thank you for being so understanding and waiting for any updates regarding your case. We were stress testing our devices to cater to your case and we just got feedback from our relevant advanced product specialists.
We have just checked with our sources here physically and tested it out. The Core generally will still run it's fans when the device is still connected to the laptop via USB-C connection. That explains the Core to power off when the USB-C is disconnected from the Core to the Laptop.
It is a normal design from our Core X and there is no specific explanation to it but it should affect anything from your setup and of the laptop.