Razer Core X Chroma eGPU Enclosure Features Fancy RGB Lighting And Bigger PSU To Boost A Laptop’s Gaming Aptitude

Razer Core X Chroma eGPU Enclosure Features Fancy RGB Lighting And Bigger PSU To Boost A Laptop’s Gaming Aptitude
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RGB lighting seems to have become popular these days as they have been added to everything related to PCs. From PC cases, keyboards, mouse, cooling fans, GPUs, and more – everything can be adorned with this bright, colorful RGB lighting.

This is why it’s not very surprising that Razer has now followed this growing trend. The brand new Razer Core X Chroma is the continuation of the Core X external GPU case released last year. This is designed to provide and boosts gaming laptops with desktop-level graphics.

Since even the best graphics solutions in laptops are not the same as those of a full-fat desktop graphics card, with Razer Core X Chroma, users would no longer need a full-sized gaming desktop at home to play.

The gaming hardware manufacturing company has leveled-up its external graphics processor case and equipped it with multi-colored “Chroma” LEDs. This Chroma RGB lighting is fully customizable for Windows systems that are using the Razer Synapse 3 software. Unfortunately, this can’t be customized for devices with macOS as this doesn’t have an available Razer Synapse 3.

That’s not all as Razer also improved it with a bigger power supply unit. Now, the internal power supply is boosted up to 700W which was just previously 650W. This gives it the capability to drive power-hungry cards from AMD as well as Nvidia. Those using a macOS with High Sierra 10.13.4 or later, however, can only run with a few AMD cards.

For this new eGPU – GTX, RTX, and the Quadro series are the qualified Nvidia cards. For AMD, the compatible cards are Radeon, as well as Radeon Pro. Razer Core X Chroma can be inserted with up to three-slot wide, full-length PCIe x16 cards.

Aside from the improved 700W power supply and colorful RGB lighting, the enclosure also has some brand new connectivity options. It includes a Gigabit Ethernet port as well as four USB 3.1 Type-A ports. Razer Core X Chroma requires a Thunderbolt 3 port in order to connect it with the laptop.

The outcome of this is an external graphics processor unit enclosure that is $100 more than its predecessor – Core X. Razer Core X Chroma is currently available in the United States and is sold for the price of $399.99. This is only the price for the enclosure alone. Buyers would still need to purchase their own graphics card.

Additionally, those who would need an extended Thunderbolt 3 active cable would also need to add another $79.99. It’s definitely not cheap, but it does the job well and also provides additional beauty.