Vega 56 or 64 for Razer Core V2  


Wystik
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Hi everyone,

I’m new in the EGPU world and I need your expert help,

I’ve bought recently a Razer V2 because it’s more compact than the Razer X and I need portability, but I have some doubt about the PSU and the Vega 64 compatibility, I’ve searched on a lot of topic without getting a crystal clear answer...

So, do 500W is enough for only a Vega 64 (because I can have one for 350 €, and this is the price of a brand new 56) ? Or do I have to pick a Vega 56 in order to flash it to 64 bios ? Do it’s possible to replace the original psu of the Razer Core V2 in order to get the Vega 64 working correctly ? 

I have a 2018 MacBook Pro.

thanks in advance for your help !

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ggabriele3
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Im wondering this too. 

Its not not listed as supported on the Razer website. 

It it is listed as supported on the thunderbolt website:   https://thunderbolttechnology.net/product/razer-core-v2

I just did a chat with Razer support and they wouldn’t confirm anything beyond what’s currently listed on the product page (the Vega64 is not).

EDIT: I've been looking to see if the PSU in the Core V2 might be replaceable.
The power supply is the ENH2350, which I was able to find here:  http://wayforcloud.com/product/product/5/581
1U size, 200x100x40.5mm.

It looks like the Core V2's cabling is custom, though. Hopefully someone can give some more info there.

Also on that site is this one: http://wayforcloud.com/product/product/5/586
600W, same dimensions.

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Wystik
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That's weird that the Vega is listed on Thunderbolt website and I'm pretty sure that they don't have tested it in the V2, so we have to be sure that is working, I don't want buy a 64 and have to sell it just because it's not compatible. 

500 watt for only a graphic card seem more than ok on the paper but it would be awesome if someone who have a V2 and Vega 64 could test directly...

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Joikansai
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Posted by: Wystik

That's weird that the Vega is listed on Thunderbolt website and I'm pretty sure that they don't have tested it in the V2, so we have to be sure that is working, I don't want buy a 64 and have to sell it just because it's not compatible. 

500 watt for only a graphic card seem more than ok on the paper but it would be awesome if someone who have a V2 and Vega 64 could test directly...

I don’t see yet Vega 64 on core v2 works without issues, when I’m not wrong it’s detected but the signal will be lost on usage, only on core x it’s seemly fine, most probably bigger 650 watt PSU on Core x that make it runs well.

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theitsage
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I've seen a few builds using the Razer Core V2 with the RX Vega 64. They suffered the power spike issue. The safest approach to power the RX Vega 64 is with a 650W+ PSU.

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