Razer Core External GPU Dock Has a Price (What A Price) Is for Pre-Order – Supported GPUs Disclosed

Posted by at 11:34 am on March 17, 2016

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Razer finally announced some long-awaited details about its Razer Core GPU dock, including the supported GPUs, the (ouch, very high) pricing, and availability.

The cost is out of the ball park!

When Razer first announced the Razer Core along with the Razer Blade Stealth Ultrabook at CES, we here at ToT were hoping for a $275 – $4350 price tag. After-all there were other Thunderbolt 3 docks that did not have PCI 3.0 bus card support support and the need for a beefy power supply the core needs with announced prices from the $180 to $240 price point. Then you you will also need to buy a high end graphics card from $350 to $1000.

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So what does the Razer Core cost? $499 – That’s without a graphics card.

Now, the Core is compatible with both the Razer Blade Stealth and new Razer Blade, and if you order a Core along with one of them, you’ll get $100 off. That deal is retroactive to those who have already ordered one of those systems.

Preorders start today on Razer’s site and your Core will arrive sometime in April.

Supported GPUs

Razer also announced which GPUs the Core will support at launch. It will support AMD Radeon 300-series GPUs for sure, but also some 200-series, Fury and Nano products. For team green, support is baked in for Maxwell-based cards.

Support is limited to graphics cards demanding a max of 375 W and measuring no more than 12.2 x 5.98 x 1.73 inches / 310 x 152 x 44 mm. It can accommodate double-wide cards, though.

AMD Nvidia
R9 Fury GTX Titan X
R9 Nano GTX 980 Ti
R9 300 Series GTX 980
R9 290X GTX 970
R9 290 GTX 960
R9 280 GTX 950
GTX 750 Ti
GTX 750

The Specs

As any good dock must, the Core offers a number of additional ports. It also sports its own 500 W PSU. It’s also simple and easy to remove and add cards,.

Razer Core External GPU Dock
PC Connection USB Type-C w/ Thunderbolt 3 cable
I/O -4x USB 3.0
-1x USB Type-C (for PC connection)
-Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000
PSU 500 W
Lighting Razer Chroma (two zones)
Dimensions 4.13 x 13.9 x 8.66 inches / 105 x 353 x 220 mm (WxDxH)
Weight 10.89 lbs. / 4.94 kg
Price $499 ($399 with purchase of supported Razer notebook)

 

If you buy the Core and a Blade Stealth Ultrabook or new Blade laptop, you’re going to pay a premium for the bleeding edge.Razer_Core_V4_w_450

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