2018 15" Razer Blade 15 (GTX1070) [8th,6C,H] + GTX 1080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer C...
Clear all

2018 15" Razer Blade 15 (GTX1070) [8th,6C,H] + GTX 1080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + Win10 [Plattenschieler]  


New Member
Joined: 3 years ago

System specs:

Razer Blade 15 2018:
- i7 8750H
- 16GB 2666Mhz
- 1070 Max-Q
- 144Hz FullHD
- 1TB Samsung NMVE 960 Evo
- Notebookscreen DISABLED
- 1070Max-Q DISABLED

1. Monitor
Acer XB271HU WQHD 144Hz GSync
- GSync DISABLED for benchmarking

2. Monitor
LG FulHD 24MB35

eGPU hardware

Razer Core X with MSI GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X 11G connected with Razer 2m active TB3 cable @40Gbps

Installation steps

1. Buy Razer Blade 15. Buy Razer Core X, Buy Razer 2m cable. 
2. Updated Win10 and TB3 driver and every other driver (like the intel ones). Then restart.   
3. Put "old" 1080Ti into the Core x. Connect screens to Core X
4. Connect cable with TB3 port. 
5. Let the machine do whatever it needs to do. 
6. Restart when asked by Windows
7. Reinstall Nvidia driver (version 430.39)
7. Restart
8. Benchmark ...


Every Benchmark is done on the external Acer monitor with GSync off !!!

First some important notes for you guys:
1. No undervolt
2. Results with 1070 activated are the same as 1070 deactivated
3. Iam not using the Razer Synapse software since its crap. However, I benchmarked FireStrike and Heaven with Synapse on and "Gaming" Mode activated.
Firestrike: 16375 Points, Heaven: 3457 Points. But I can not recommend this mode, I had to start the heaven benchmark several times and had massive stuttering in Firestrike (activating 1070 to decrease possible problems did not help).

I am going to be honest here guys, I am not really satisfied with the overall performance. The system is working pretty smoth, I have no connection problems or any other issues with this setup. 
However, I think the Blade 15 is not the perfect companion for this setup.  

Is my TB3 HostToDevice performance to low? 

Could it be the TB3 Driver? There is a new one, but Razer is not providing it. I cant find the right one on the Intel page.

I will provide gaming Benchmarks in the near future.  

(Im a German. Not native english speaking person. Thank you)

This topic was modified 3 years ago

Razer Blade 15 (2018) with Core X and 1080 Ti

2018 15" Razer Blade 15 (GTX1070) [8th,6C,H] + GTX 1080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + Win10 [build link]  

itsage liked
Roy Carlo Alfafara
New Member
Joined: 1 year ago

@plattenschieler, hi, i have blade 15 (1660 ti) and razer core x chroma (2060 super). i am not satisfied with the performance of egpu as well. i play warzone and using my build in 1660ti has 100+ FPS compared to using egpu at 50-70 FPS only. have you fixed it? thanks!


To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.


Algost zhao
Active Member
Joined: 1 year ago

@roy_carlo_alfafara, I haven't really seen anyone reporting good eGPU performance in Warzone. This game has problems.


16" MacBook 2019 (5300m), Razer Core X, 5700 XT, Windows 1903