Razer Core housing for external graphics cards cost $ 499




The Razer Core, an external enclosure for graphics cards, will cost $ 499. In conjunction with the Razer laptop is the price $ 399. In the housing, which is connected with thunderbolt 3 fit virtually all recent GPUs from Nvidia and AMD.

Razer announced the Core earlier this year at the CES trade show in Las Vegas. Tweakers did there already a first impression , but was not yet known what the box would cost and was not yet clear how it worked exactly. That recently changed when AMD announced its XConnect standard. It appeared that the Razer Core uses Thunderbolt 3, a bandwidth of 40Gbit / s yields, similar to PCI-E-4x.

Now Razer also has the dollar MSRP announced . Who wants to redeem the locker pays $ 499. In combination with a laptop Razer takes the Core $ 399. Prices do not include graphics. Forward Orders can now be placed, and the manufacturer says to deliver from April.

Razer has announced that video cards can be placed inside the housing. The cabinet has a built-in power supply and can deliver up to 375W. The list of compatible video cards includes almost all current GPUs. AMD is the R9 280, 290, 290x, all R9 300 models, the R9 Nano and Fury. The flagship Fury X, is missing from the list. Probably because of the cooler with which the card is fitted. Nvidia all GeForce cards from the GTX 750 supports the 980Ti and Titan X.

The Razer Core can be used in conjunction with the Razer Blade and Blade Stealth laptops, but works in theory all devices with a thunderbolt 3 terminal. Although AMD officially announced XConnect standard for use of graphics cards in external enclosures using thunderbolt 3, Nvidia has not yet done. For some time there is preliminary support for the technique in the drivers from Nvidia.


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