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Razer announced today the Core X Chroma for $399 with immediate availability. It combines the best of the Core V2 and Core X. Using the same form factor as the Core X, it can house up to a 3-slot wide full length PCIe graphics card. Power Delivery is maxed out at 100W. The PSU remains ATX size but is now a 700W unit.

The positive attributes carried over from the Core V2 are expansion ports (4x USB-A, 1x 1GbE) through a pair Thunderbolt 3 controllers. It’s better than the Core V2 in the use of the latest Titan Ridge chips [Unboxing revealed Alpine Ridge controllers]. Chroma designation means this eGPU enclosure is now RGB equipped. The two lighting zones are alongside the GPU and the underside of the front fascia. Here are a couple photos from the press release. Once my sample arrives I will post unboxing photos.

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A Razer Core X with the I/O capabilities of the Core V2. Any word on whether it retains the liquid cooling support from the Core X?

This may be the Mantiz Venus killer I've been waiting to come along - Except the Venus is slightly cheaper (US$389), has the capability to run a 2.5" drive, has 1 more USB-A port and doesn't seem to have any real liquid cooling capability outside of some Radeon cards.

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The cooling fan bracket has not changed from what I could tell so most likely AIO water cooled GPUs will work as before. The most significant change is the use of dual Titan Ridge TB3 controllers. Also a not so obvious change within the specifications is that the Chroma comes with a .7m Thunderbolt 3 cable instead of .5m one.

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Posted by: Arbystrider

A Razer Core X with the I/O capabilities of the Core V2. Any word on whether it retains the liquid cooling support from the Core X?

This may be the Mantiz Venus killer I've been waiting to come along - Except the Venus is slightly cheaper (US$389), has the capability to run a 2.5" drive, has 1 more USB-A port and doesn't seem to have any real liquid cooling capability outside of some Radeon cards.

I find it interesting that you don't mention neither enclosure size, nor noise. Those are very important factors and Razer Core X doesn't shine in either one :/

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Damm, it sucks that they didn't release this before, i would have go with this one instead of the basic Core X.

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Posted by: OliverB
Posted by: Arbystrider

A Razer Core X with the I/O capabilities of the Core V2. Any word on whether it retains the liquid cooling support from the Core X?

This may be the Mantiz Venus killer I've been waiting to come along - Except the Venus is slightly cheaper (US$389), has the capability to run a 2.5" drive, has 1 more USB-A port and doesn't seem to have any real liquid cooling capability outside of some Radeon cards.

I find it interesting that you don't mention neither enclosure size, nor noise. Those are very important factors and Razer Core X doesn't shine in either one :/

No change on inner dimension and you can check it on their website.

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PSU fans noise may be vary, probably depends the card since they use sensor to operate it l. I heard from user that his core X isn’t loud and personally on  louder core v2 now is quiter with Evga semi passive cooling compared to active cooling before on founders edition 2080, mini Zotac 1080ti and 2080ti Turbo.
This is first video introduction from PC world.

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Good to see an improvement over what was a fairly good choice for new eGPU users. Though I would love a smaller edition (like for mini ITX-sized cards).

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Just made an order for it, was available in stock on the Singapore Razer store.

The only one drawback I think it has is the lack of front-facing USB ports, which I find really useful on the Mantiz Venus. Can be easily solved by pulling a hub to the front though.

any thoughts on the implementation using the new Titan Ridge chips? I’m not facing USB issues with the Mantiz Venus (post SMD rework), but I’ll never complain about more stability.

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Is the controller in this eGPU different from the TI83 used in other eGPUs?

From what limited info I've read the Alpine Titan Ridge connector mainly brings support for DisplayPort 1.4, and doesn't really change anything for eGPU setups.

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