Razer comes with a new housing for external graphics cards. The Core X is a lot cheaper at 300 euros than previous variants. The casing is also larger and accommodates video cards that take up three slots in PCs, but does not have a USB hub or RGB LEDs.
The new X-model is a lot bigger than V2 and uses a regular atx power supply instead of a small form factor model. It is a 650W power supply, which can also charge the laptop via the Thunderbolt 3 cable with up to 100W. The housing is made of aluminum.
The Razer Core X has no further hub functionality. On the more expensive Core V2 are also USB and ethernet connections. Furthermore, the Core X has no Razer Chroma-rgb LEDs on board, which are on the more expensive smaller model.
According to Razer, the Core X is suitable for its own Blade Stealth, Blade and Blade Pro laptops. The casing also works with other Windows 10 laptops if they have a Thunderbolt 3 connection with egpu support.
Razer first releases the Core X in the US, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany and China. It is not yet clear when the housing is for sale in the Benelux. The manufacturer also continues to offer its Core V2 model for 500.
In addition to the Core X, Razer has also announced a 15.6 “version of its thin Blade gamelaptop .
|] Razer Core X||Razer Core V2|
|Price||€ 300||€ 500|
|Power supply||650W ATX||500W SFF|
|Usb + ethernet||–||Yes|
|Razer Chroma (rgb-leds)||–||Yes|
|Maximum gpu size||330x160x60mm||300x145x43mm|