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2018 15" Razer Blade 15 (GTX1070) [8th,6C,H] + RTX 2080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core V2) + Win10 [jerry Kansai]  

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jerry Kansai
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System specs 
15" Razer Blade 15 i7 8750H, UHD630 + GTX 1070 Max-Q, Windows 10 1803

eGPU hardware 
 Razer Core V2, rtx 2080ti Asus Turbo 

Hardware pictures 

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Installation steps 
Core v2 is only supported by Synapse 2 and new Razer Blade 15 is Synapse 3, you need to install Synapse 2 for mainly only costumizing the rgb lightning. The software that’s needed in my opinion is Razer gpu switcher that is officially for older Blade, but it’s fine on new Blade and I was using it quite while with my old Gtx 1080ti setting. It’s more comfortable switching between dgpu (1070 maxq) in Blade and eGPU on enclosure.

Benchmarks  
External Monitor 3Dmark, 4K optimized superposition, extreme engine heaven and cuda z , shadow of Tomb Raider 4K highest 

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https://www.3dmark.com/spy/4543293
https://www.3dmark.com/fs/16524987
FFXV

Comments 

I was skeptical because rtx 2080ti power consumption is almost similar with Vega 64 that is an issue with Core v2 that has only 500 Watt PSU. But it’s working fine in 2 days testing, benchmarking and gaming on it. Moving to Rtx 2080 from 1080ti, i didn’t notice performance bump in real gaming usage, but to 2080ti, it’s. Gaming in 4K on eGPU setting which is my reason getting this set is a step ahead now, heavy titles like Shadow of the tomb Raider, Far Cry 5, Assassin Creed Origins don’t struggle anymore on high to ultra setting now, shadow of the tomb Raider even in game mostly on 55~FPS hitting max 60fps on highest setting. I’m happy with this upgrade.

Edit 1: Final Fantasy XV 4K high setting added.

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

 
2016 12" Razer Blade Stealth [7th,2C,U] + RTX 2080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core V2) + Win10 1803 [build link]  


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Eightarmedpet
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Impressive set up. How about a pic of it all set up on your desk?

kinda given up waiting on a new high end egpu enclosure so prob going for a Core V2.

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jerry Kansai
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I don’t have gaming desk, only small gaming space. Living in Japan for a while made me more comfortable sitting on the floor while gaming, enough for me sitting on a desk 8 hours working days;)
Btw if I don’t have Core V2 i would go for Core x it’s easier for moding, PSU and Fans are quite easy to exchange with ordinary one and you can put up to 3 slots card and having bigger default PSU. No i/o ports is downside from Core x though.
Edit: File seems too large, I’ll resize it or search others and upload.

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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

 
2016 12" Razer Blade Stealth [7th,2C,U] + RTX 2080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core V2) + Win10 1803 [build link]  


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itsage
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Very nice all Razer setup! How does the blower cooler work compared to the reference dual fan cooler of the RTX 2080?

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jerry Kansai
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Not all, stainless mouse pad is from gear best it just fits my setting needs 😉 . Max temperature was 81 btw, I think it’s normal and I saw similar temperatures on my old 1080ti Zotac mini. I didn’t notice 80ish on 2080, it was always 70ish when I’m not wrong. Maybe it’s because the ti  consumed more power, i saw in benchmarks, it’s almost similar with Vega 64 on several cases  like idle, gaming etc. Like other blower style cards it’s hot around back areas (I/o ports areas) where the hot air is thrown out, I think dual fans throwing it upside, not quite sure though, just always put my 2,5 hdd on the enclosure, and notice warm areas when unplugging it (it’s for my ultrabook that has small storage, with Blade 15 as the host I always plugged it off).
I had before MSI Aero and nvidia Pascal fe card which are also blower, it was also hot around that area. From the noise i think fe is better, can’t really measure it since Fans on core are also making louder  noises sometime, but it’s covered by gaming sounds, so it should be under 50dB similar with my old 1080ti 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

 
2016 12" Razer Blade Stealth [7th,2C,U] + RTX 2080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core V2) + Win10 1803 [build link]  


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vinhdiesel
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How loud would you consider the egpu and the card?

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jerry Kansai
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It’s around 47dB on max idle and 57dB on max full load,  I mute all sounds and measured it with my phone that I put directly on top enclosure. I believe it’s from enclosure PSU Fans that keep running on idle. On gaming usage it’s not annoying though since game sounds is already around 70dB on not max volume, but annoying enough if you needs quite environment like video editing or rendering works imo.

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

 
2016 12" Razer Blade Stealth [7th,2C,U] + RTX 2080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core V2) + Win10 1803 [build link]  


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Nice setup! I wish this could work on my own devices.
Have you done extra steps to make it work? I have RTX2080 FE in a Core V2 plugged in Razer Blade 15 (win10 1803) , and it crashes with a Blue screen
which says "SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED" "ks.sys"
I've tried to connect with razer support, they just kept suggesting me to get a supported GTX series GPU, and I've been working on this for 5 hours
including updating Intel/razer/nvidia and windows softwares, and it still cannot be solved.
Thank you so much for the proof that this could work (actually it works pretty well), and I decide not to return it.
Much appreciated for any suggestion! (even more thanks than i can express, and i'm an international student who's still working on English)

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jerry Kansai
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Posted by: dcfedscs

Nice setup! I wish this could work on my own devices.
Have you done extra steps to make it work? I have RTX2080 FE in a Core V2 plugged in Razer Blade 15 (win10 1803) , and it crashes with a Blue screen
which says "SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED" "ks.sys"
I've tried to connect with razer support, they just kept suggesting me to get a supported GTX series GPU, and I've been working on this for 5 hours
including updating Intel/razer/nvidia and windows softwares, and it still cannot be solved.
Thank you so much for the proof that this could work (actually it works pretty well), and I decide not to return it.
Much appreciated for any suggestion! (even more thanks than i can express, and i'm an international student who's still working on English)

Try this like me, download same drivers that support rtx card (411.xx) and put on your Blade, make a clean install (I personally didn’t install nvidia experience, since it interrupts my gaming performance even only a little) on the Blade first, then plug the core TB3 and do the same thing again. Download also gpu switcher beta from Razer website (to switch the gpu before unplugging or plugging it). 
I’ve also rtx 2080fe, and had bluescreen error only two times in this 3 weeks from both cards forgot on which but I think 2080ti when I overclocking it too high and 2080fe after waking up the Blade from sleep and plug the 2080fe. I use also still 1803 since there’s still no advantage on any games for new direct rx. I like 2080 fe better in term build quality, power usage and thermal. I most probably sell the 2080ti due performance gains on eGPU setting that  isn’t huge enough on my games needs and there’s already someone who want it and could use that better in his water cooled 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

 
2016 12" Razer Blade Stealth [7th,2C,U] + RTX 2080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core V2) + Win10 1803 [build link]  


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vinhdiesel
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which card would you say is louder? The asus oder the FE ?

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