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craftsman
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I ordered the Chroma today. I will sell my 1080 Ti and buy a Radeon VII to use with my PC and MacBook Pro. Thank you for you tests and advices.

2019 16" MacBook Pro (RP5500M) [9th,8C,H] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X Chroma) + macOS 10.15.1 [build link]  

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Arbystrider
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Posted by: itsage

I installed the RX Vega 64 LC in the Razer Core X Chroma today and discovered a nice surprise. Razer revised the cooling fan bracket so that we can mount a radiator without modifications. I re-routed the power cables so that there's good clearance when everything is installed.

   

 

Seems like we AIO LC eGPU people are getting something catered for us, finally.

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BenSea123
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Hi guys,

I had been running a Core X with Vega 56 to my LG5k2k over DisplayPort relatively successfully on boot camp (perfect on Mac OS) but was starting to get hourly resets in windows where the egpu fans would go crazy and the game freeze. 

As it was still under 30 days old, I returned it this week and have just received the new chroma version of the Core X. I’ve installed the card and set everything up exactly the same way. It works perfectly in Mac OS again, but now I can’t get my external monitor to turn on in windows at all. 

My question is by just changing the egpu housing and nothing else, do I need to uninstall and reinstall boot camp or AMD drivers? Anything else I can try? If I plug my mouse into a USB port on the Chroma I can hear windows recognise it, but the screen remains black forever...

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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craftsman
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Is there anyone here who can use the Chroma SDK below to create a macOS application to control the lighting effects in the Razer X Chroma. It's Windows only download but the SDK should be easy to pull apart and port to macOS.

https://developer.razer.com/works-with-chroma/download/

2019 16" MacBook Pro (RP5500M) [9th,8C,H] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X Chroma) + macOS 10.15.1 [build link]  

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itsage
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@bensea123 Which model RX Vega 56 do you have? Is it new or used? It's best to remove the graphics drivers with DDU then install latest ones when you change enclosure and/or GPU.

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BenSea123
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MSI Radeon RX Vega 56. By disabling the internal GPU I had it running for about an hour, but it just restarted and now I'm getting a Code 43 error. It's really quite exhausting trying to get this to work, brand new MBP, Core X Chroma, Vega 56, Windows 10, you'd think it would just... work? I'm actually thinking of keeping the v56 for OS-X, and getting a second Core X and Nvidia 2080 just to stop messing around with all this nonsense.

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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Ced Flanders
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I’m thinking of buying a chroma, but I was wondering if the PSU fan is still as small/loud as on the X, i know the PSU has changed from 650 to 700 but I don’t know if the fan changed. Does anybody have any first hand experience? I want to add an eGPU with a Vega 56 for to my 2018 Mac mini but noise is a big concern. I could get the Blackmagic pro but it’s expensive, or the XG Station pro, but the 350 psu seems limiting, a quieter core X seems like it would be ideal.

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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craftsman
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My Razer Core X Chroma arrived today. International delivery was incredibly fast Hong Kong to Europe in 2 days.

Build quality is incredible. There is no eGPU chassis so well thought out and built like this. It's simple, tooless and the lever is genius.

Ethernet requires a driver but I'm not going to use that port anyway, I don't even have a spare cable.

Just have to wait for 10.14.5 final release before I purchase the Radeon VII. Need to be sure!

2019 16" MacBook Pro (RP5500M) [9th,8C,H] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X Chroma) + macOS 10.15.1 [build link]  

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itsage
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@ced-flanders The PSU fan is the same size as before.

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craftsman
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A new review by 9 to 5 Mac. He doesn't appear to know that the I/O is on a separate Thunderbolt controller or the Asix ethernet driver. People in comments correct him. One commenter says you can use the Razer Core X in a vertical position because there is no air intake from the front, so you don't need to buy a longer cable if you want to place the eGPU on the floor under your desk.

2019 16" MacBook Pro (RP5500M) [9th,8C,H] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X Chroma) + macOS 10.15.1 [build link]  

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