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The new Razer Core X gives gamers a less expensive external GPU enclosure option

The Core X comes in $200 cheaper than Razer’s Core V2 offering.

Razer Core X
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The Razer Core X external GPU enclosure is here and comes at a very attractive price. Razer’s entire lineup of enclosures adds support for Apple’s MacBook Pro laptops that have Thunderbolt 3 ports, according to The Verge.

The entry-level Core X is $299 versus $499 for the Core V2. For this, you don’t get some of the Core V2’s advanced features, including USB ports, Ethernet ports, or Razer’s signature Chroma lighting.

However, Core X does come with some improvements over the Core V2, including 100W pass-through charging through Thunderbolt, an integrated 650W power supply (versus the V2’s 500W), and support for larger 3-slot GPUs (compared to the 2.2-GPU size on the V2).

The Razer Core X also features support for the latest PCIe desktop graphics cards, including NVIDIA GeForce and AMD XConnect-enabled Radeon cards. A Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) connection between a laptop and Razer Core X yields fast speeds at up to 40Gbps while offering a standard connection to various systems.

Both the Core X and Core V2 work with Apple’s macOS laptops. They also offer Windows 10 support.

Full features include:

  • Thunderbolt 3 eGPU
  • Compatible with PCI-Express graphics cards
  • Plug and play
  • 650W power supply
  • Charges USB-C laptops

The Razer Core X is compatible with Thunderbolt 3 systems running Windows 10 RS1 or later and Macs running macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 or later. Razer Core X is plug-and-play when connected with compatible laptops.

You can purchase the Core X through the Razer website. As usual, keep in mind you must supply the graphics card.

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Do you plan on buying the less expensive Razer Core X? Let us know your thoughts below.

Bryan considers himself a well-rounded techie, having written articles for MakeUseOf, KnowTechie, AppAdvice, iDownload Blog. When he's not writing, he's being a single dad and rooting for his alma mater, Penn State, or cheering on the Patriots.

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