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Mymantiz_John
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Posted by: itsage

exklim has approached us but there are too many red flags. I confirmed with my Thunderbolt eGFX contact and this "ex Core" is a pipe dream.

@mymantiz_john I like your recreation of their promotion video by plugging the iPhone to an X1 Carbon. LoL

wait to see my next Video, My X1 + an EGPU mouse...hehehhe...

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Yukikaze
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Ah, so now it is:
"Thank you for your feedback, we are currently working on tests with mac products and will provide Modded drivers."
I guess "native" means "modded drivers" in their universe.

I also particularly love how their performance charts show a better performance with the eX Core than with a desktop GTX1050. That might be the most damning thing in the whole Kickstarter fiasco.

It isn't that making a tiny eGPU is impossible. It is that cloaking your product with wild claims is questionable at best.

Here is a link to a notebookcheck news article about the eX Core, it also contains the benchmark pictures they provided.

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nando4
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During an email exchange this week, the product creators were invited to post a intro blurb on egpu.io for discussion as well as send in a review unit. The status of the latter being:

At the moment we only have one prototype and are trying to get UnboxTherapy to review it during the campaign as he is Canada and is local.Once we meet our goal we can then make more, start filling the Kickstarter orders and have extra for review samples.

So is this product real or a kickstarter confiden$e trick? Time will tell.


EDIT: I received the following email warning as a response to this content. It is now smelling like a kickstarter confiden$e trick:

Dear Mr. Eva

 

It has come to my attention that you recently copied and pasted our previous email conversation into one of your forums with the sole purpose to discredit the eX Core Kickstarter campaign.

I kindly remind you that all communication with you is in the strictest confidence and should be treated as such.

 

Regards,

Stephen Burgess

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mac_editor
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Ahh, debunked so quickly that it was almost anti-climatic lol..

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Mymantiz_John
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Posted by: nando4

During an email exchange this week, the product creators were invited to post a intro blurb on egpu.io for discussion as well as send in a review unit. The status of the latter being:

At the moment we only have one prototype and are trying to get UnboxTherapy to review it during the campaign as he is Canada and is local.Once we meet our goal we can then make more, start filling the Kickstarter orders and have extra for review samples.

So is this product real or a kickstarter confiden$e trick? Time will tell.

Few things are really interesting. 
1. how hard to make a prototype? The most difficult is to get the approval from Intel & Apple. 
2. My English is already bad enough, ( not my native language), I really cannot believe a Canadian company speaking Eng like this way:

Hello Eli !
Due to recent complains, MR Edgar has decided that to make easy to answer he will only be including a USB-C cable.
Getting technical with old cables can get tricky and backers may ask its compatibility.
We really sorry Eli~
We will only be shipping the eX Core with Thunderbolt 3 port Smile

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psonice
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It might be entirely viable to ship a bus-powered GPU with 1050 speed with native macOS support... if it doesn't ship for another 3 years 😉

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

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jerry Kansai
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The naming could effect the naming from rumored next egpu from Razer called the core X😉 

BA820CB7 C18E 4291 AAD2 A12E718500E7

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

 
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itsage
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@jerry_kansai Once "ex Core" is on Razer's radar, their legal team will get to work.

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jerry Kansai
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I see, that sheet is not 100% for sure though, poeple is asking for Razer Blade refresh and a user upload that sheet from China and by accident I noticed that new egpu enclosure on Bottom line.

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

 
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itsage
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This project is becoming more of a scam everyday. exklim is raising its funding goal to $400K from the initial $63,659. They offer referral payment of $50 if you spread the word and help sell suckers into backing their project. -  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/exklim/turn-your-laptop-into-a-gaming-rig-meet-the-ex-cor/posts/2164236

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