Razer Blade 15 2019 + Razer Core X thoughts?

Discussion in 'Razer' started by Boozebeard, Jul 26, 2019.

  1. Boozebeard

    Boozebeard Notebook Enthusiast

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    So i think I'm going to get a Blade to replace the Clevo I just fried because Clevo are taking a hundred years to reply to my repair enquiries...

    Anyway, I recently got a 120hz 3440x1440 monitor which the 1080 in my Clevo was able to power to a decent standard. At first I was thinking I was gonna have to shell out for the 2080 max-q blade to have any hope of powering it but then I started thinking why not get the more reasonably prices 2060 model which is powerful enough to handle some light 1080p gaming. Then I can put the money I save towards a GPU enclosure + GPU for when I'm at my desk to power the bigger monitor.

    Depending what I put in the enclosure it will be bit more expensive up front but gives me the possibility of putting something much beefier than a 2080 max-q in it and gives me upgrade options later down the line.

    Just wondering if anyone here might have any thoughts on this idea I hadn't considered.
     
  2. rb6freak

    rb6freak Notebook Enthusiast

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    My suggestion is get the Blade you want. If you were relatively happy with the 1080 performance in the Clevo, you'll be good with 2070 or 2080 maxq. I have the Razer Core X Chroma currently - and it is rarely able to surpass ~90fps (with an RTX 2080Ti) consistently, due to the limit of TB3 driving 3440x1440 display. Often times there are dips too, random ones that drop the FPS to the 40-60 range for a couple of seconds. Just keep in mind the additional setup and hassle that an eGPU requires, and if you're okay with that, cool.
     
  3. Raidriar

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    Always get the strongest internal GPU you can afford. Don’t bother with the razer core unless you absolutely have to, like in the case of the razer blade stealth
     
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  4. Muezick

    Muezick Notebook Consultant

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    get the better laptop

    thunderbolt e-GPUs are for people with 1050's in their laptops. You lose so much performance with TB3 eGPU

    When TB4 eGPUs start launching, then it will be viable, until then, the frametime inconsistency and loss of performance make it firmly not worth it.
     
  5. Boozebeard

    Boozebeard Notebook Enthusiast

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    O dang, I didn't realise there was such a performance hit with the eGPU's

    That sucks...
     
  6. Boozebeard

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    I ordered 2080 version. Thanks input.
     
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