8th gen Razer Blade Stealth + Razer Core v2 for programming and games  

 

kriegalex
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October 29, 2017 10:39 am  

I was considering the option of a Razer Stealth as a programming / dev machine and portable machine to bring to LANs (instead of my desktop). I want to pair it with a Razer Core v2 to boost the gaming part but also allow for some GPGPU programming (CUDA, OpenACC, ...). 

Do you see any incompatibilities or problems with dual-boot Windows 10 + Ubuntu 17.10/18.04 LTS ? How is Linux support for eGPU or for the hardware inside Razer Stealth laptops / modern CPUs like 8550U ?


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nando4
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October 29, 2017 10:47 am  

Dual-booting Ubuntu and Windows via the Ubuntu bootloader isn't a problem. @Da_blitz may comment more on Linux eGPU support once you've booted Ubuntu.

Mainly wanted to link you in to my comments about the Razer Core V2's heavy weight that hinders portability "to LANs", especially compared to the svelte Aorus Gaming Box plus it's questionable "dual-TB3 controller" marketting.

https://egpu.io/forums/thunderbolt-enclosures/razer-core-v2-announced-with-ti83-controller-and-dedicated-expansion-io-solution/#post-22048

As part of your Razer Core purchase I believe you may get a US$100-off code for the Core V2 (brings it to US$400), which then makes it price  competitive against other TB3 enclosures.

2013 15" Dell Latitude E6540 HD8790M + RX580@4Gbps-EC2 (EXP GDC 8.x) + macOS 10.13.5 & Win10
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Da_Blitz
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November 7, 2017 11:32 am  

eGPUs are working but you ned a fairly new kernel that may not be available in mainline distros at the moment. i have some instructions on my site as per the pinned article but haven't touched things much since as i am waiting for the linux everspace release.

 

if you have any specific questions let em know, doing this sort of stuff is a much easier form of my day job


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