External Graphics Card Boxes have been doing a great job for the portable computers, Maximizing the performance of gaming-oriented laptops with the external power and space for dedicated Graphic processing units. Companies like Razer, Gigabyte and etc have been constantly working on new ideas on these external GPU docks and once again, Razer has announced a new addition to the family of External GPUs.
Razer is overhauling its Core line of external GPU enclosures today, with the introduction of a new Core X model and adding support for Apple’s MacBook Pro laptops with Thunderbolt 3 ports.
The New Core X from Razer is designed as a new, entry-level model for Razer’s external GPU line and will come with a price tag of $299, comparing it with the Core V2 which has a price tag of $499, this new external GPU will surely attract the people out there that are on a budget, although it loses out on some of the Core V2’s more advanced features like USB and Ethernet ports and Razer’s Chroma lighting. That being said, the Core X does offer some improvements over the Core V2, with 100W pass-through charging over 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 new Core X (and the Core V2) also supports Apple’s macOS laptops, in addition to the previously offered Windows 10 support, although Razer says that you’ll need to be running Higher versions of MacOs (Sierra 10.13.4 or higher) and must be using a Mac-compatible AMD Radeon card. It’s worth noting that Nvidia does make official drivers for many of its cards for Macs which might work even without OS-level support like AMD, but your mileage may vary and Razer — at least on paper — only recommends AMD GPUs for Mac use with its enclosures.
The Core X is available to buy today from Razer’s website for $299, although like the Core and Core V2 before it, you’ll need to supply your own graphics card.