Razer Core X Chroma Review - Absolute Unit
I just received my Core X Chroma and figured the original front plate is not a grill. Is there an optional front grill available when installing an intake fan?
Jackfruit for scale is a new one. I guess Bananas are passe 🙂
"Always listen to experts. They'll tell you what can't be done, and why. Then do it."- Robert A. Heinlein, "Time Enough for Love."
Wish someone with this can test a 10G Ethernet adapter. Bandwidth issue when using eGPU is unavoidable but at least we can get 10G on laptops.
My old Core X has the same 5 mounting holes for the front fascia so I guess it should be possible to mount 140mm fan there too.
From the picture, I think the 24pin connector is moved a little bit away from the usb-c port side to accommodate the possibly larger PSU. With this change, normal ATX PSU should be able to fit inside although not perfectly for sure.
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Razer Core X
SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon™ RX Vega64 8G HBM2 Limited Edition
Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 1000W
Noctua NF-F12 industrialPPC-3000 PWM
Monoprice Thunderbolt 3 (40 Gbps) USB-C Cable, 100W, 2.0m
Thermalright TF X
FujiPoly SARCON XR-m
A PCIe card in place of the expansion port will likely work. This slot connects to the secondary Alpine Ridge Thunderbolt 3 controller so there's not really any barrier to prevent it from working. In your case the system would see a 10GbE daisy-chained to the eGPU. It would be very cool if Razer itself sells AICs that provides different needs such as NVMe adapter, 10GbE, SD reader + USB, etc.
I want that jackfruit, I love jackfruit rolls and burgers 😀
This is my setup. I also replaced the original Vega 64 LC fan and added another intake fan - (Noctua F12 and A14 industrialPPC-3000 PWM).
Hey there, beginners question : If I install an air-cooled graphics card (thinking about a Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT Nitro+ with 3 fans) in the chroma, would the chromas fan-cooling interfere(airflow wise) with the air-flow of the gpus fan-cooling? Is an AMD reference card in this case with only one fan and the Direct-Heat-Exhaust-Design better suited?
Anyone able to test this yet? I'm considering picking up a PCIE nVME card to have some more fast storage when my Macbook is 'docked'.
I just don't want to invest on an unknown, especially if someone else has done it.
@unknownsouljer It's proven to work in the Razer Core V2 which uses identical arrangement and components. I do not recommend hosting an NVMe drive in the expansion slot. It will need/use up a lot of the available Thunderbolt 3 bandwidth. SATA SSD drive is a better option (through USB port).
Correct me if I'm wrong, but is not bandwidth bandwidth? If I place the same data either on NVME or an SATA connector via USB the same amount of information has to be accessed. It's then either a slower connection or a faster one. Meaning I'm either dragging out a write/read for longer period of time or a shorter one.
The issue then is will using a slower connection speed interrupt the GPU more or less? My (perhaps incorrect) understanding and the reason why I got the Razer Core X Chroma in the first place is that the scheduling was much better with the two chips as compared to something like the Mantiz Venus. Which even using its internal SATA connector (at "only" 6Gbit/s) still suffers scheduling problems, slow downs, and keyboard drop outs if you use its USB/SATA ports under heavy GPU load.
---[Other side note] I don't care if the HDD drive slows down under heavy GPU load, the most it will ever be doing at the same time anyway would be a game. And games most of the time will just have severe reads during the start of a level or whatever and then it doesn't load much at all save some textures if it wasn't capable of loading it all directly into vRAM. Otherwise the data access will all be for extended storage, which also won't be used much if ever while the GPU is also at full tilt. But when I'm not using the eGPU, having the maximum speed for data access is always preferable. Hence selecting NVME in the first place.