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Very good idea they had..

If the industry follows the trend laptops with thunderbolt will be a thing soon !

What kind of GPU is in it though, why not disclosed ?
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Very good idea they had..

If the industry follows the trend laptops with thunderbolt will be a thing soon !

What kind of GPU is in it though, why not disclosed ?

The core does not have a GPU in it.

Its a pcie slot and power supply in a box that you plug into your laptop.
You get to choose your own desktop gpu.
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I found another video, this time a Razer Core + Skull Canyon NUC vs. 5960x tower build: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpB_mfd_JFE&t=4m34s (I skipped to the benchmarks).

Why not do an apples to apples benchmark, of course an OC'd 5960x is going to smoke a nuc.

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Why not do an apples to apples benchmark, of course an OC'd 5960x is going to smoke a nuc.

Sure, for some benchmarks the 5960X will have a significant advantage over the 6770HQ, but the 6770HQ is no slouch; it should be more than enough for most video games anyway. I'm not sure what the desktop equivalent to the 6770HQ would be either.

Edit: of the gaming benchmarks that were conducted (the only ones that matter arguably), I thought the Razer performed quite well. In Tomb Raider for example, the reduction in average FPS was only ~9 at 1080p and 1440p. That said, the Core didn't do so well with Monster Hunter Online (perhaps because it is a CPU intensive game?)

Hopefully someone will post a more detailed review of the Core soon.
Edited by Vigil - 6/27/16 at 10:42am
post #205 of 226
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The core does not have a GPU in it.

Its a pcie slot and power supply in a box that you plug into your laptop.
You get to choose your own desktop gpu.

Waaait a minute and this costs 500$??? wth.gif Did I miss something ? or did I miss the correct price maybe lol
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Waaait a minute and this costs 500$??? wth.gif Did I miss something ? or did I miss the correct price maybe lol

Nope, it is what it is.

Current price is a reflection of the early adopter tax. Once there are more options, prices will decrease, probably a lot.
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Waaait a minute and this costs 500$??? wth.gif Did I miss something ? or did I miss the correct price maybe lol

Do a search on thunderbolt egpu docks, they range from 200-1000$
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That's silly lol, are they playing "who overprice their product the most " with Nvidia or ? biggrin.gif
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That's silly lol, are they playing "who overprice their product the most " with Nvidia or ? biggrin.gif

But who's really to blame, the manufacturer for potentially charging more than they need to or the consumers for lacking patience?
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But who's really to blame, the manufacturer for potentially charging more than they need to or the consumers for lacking patience?

I think right now, its a market with slim options.

The alienware version is proprietary, the msi one is huge, and all the other aftermarket ones are pretty ugly.

Razer has best looking most universal dock as of right now (and im a alienware fanboy)
Thunderbolt 3, chroma LED, aluminum construction, charges the laptop (stealth only). Its a niche product that right now is in a transition stage.
As companies push more for thin and lite, small form factor, all in one type devices, these products will be more and more.

Just look at apple. the new mac pro has zero expansion, so you need to turn to external docks. The macbook has a single port on it for everything. As a laptop, thats fine, but when you are at a desk, you need a dock that can plug a external hdd, keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, and anything else you may need.

This (along with many other laptops coming out now) are trying to predict the future of laptop/desktop use. Having a dedicated desktop for gaming, and a laptop for when you travel around is the norm for us. But many people be happy with a single machine that unifies all of their needs into a single modular package.


Give it some time, more options will come out, cheaper options will come out, and all will be good.
I am hoping for the next version of the dock includes a sata connection or 2. A pair of 2.5inch hdd mounts would make me happy.


As a side note, this dock is a good idea for someone who already has a gpu. If I were to switch from my desktop/laptop to laptop/dock I would be able to sell off my desktop parts, move my 970 into the dock and be happy.
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