Thursday, May 24, 2018

Razer Introduces macOS Compatible Core X eGPU


Back in February Apple released macOS High Sierra 10.13.4, which added support for external graphics processors (eGPUs). Now Razer has introduce the Mac compatible Core X eGPU that’s compatible with Mac Thunderbolt 3 laptops.
It’s Mac ready with compatible AMD Radeon cards. The Razer Core X features an expanded internal design with a wider aluminum shell to accommodate up to 3-slot wide desktop graphics cards. The Core X supports the latest desktop PCIe graphics cards such as NVIDIA GeForce, NVIDIA Quadro, and AMD XConnect enabled Radeon and Radeon Pro cards. The Razer Core X embraces plug-and-play capabilities with the Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) connection to the laptop. This eliminates the need for lengthy reboots every time the external graphics enclosure is connected. The Thunderbolt 3 connection also yields speeds up to 40Gbps.

The Razer Core X houses a 650W ATX power supply. A single Thunderbolt 3 connection to the laptop now provides 100W of power for laptop charging. The aluminum enclosure is designed with open vents and additional desktop cooling to dispense heat. The Core X costs $299. However, that price doesn’t include a graphics card, which you’ll have to purchase separately.