Razer Core X Chroma Press Release
RAZER SUPERCHARGES WINDOWS LAPTOPS AND MACBOOKS WITH
THE NEW CORE X CHROMA
Razer’s latest Thunderbolt™ 3 external graphic enclosure provides the ultimate graphics boost
for compatible laptops and Razer Chroma enhancements
SAN FRANCISCO, USA – Razer™, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, announced today
the latest external graphics enclosure (eGPU), the Razer Core X Chroma. The Razer Core X Chroma
expands its features to now include a 700W power supply, USB and Gigabit Ethernet ports, and
Razer Chroma lighting.
Designed to work with a wide array of Thunderbolt 3 Windows laptops and MacBooks, the Razer
Core eGPU line will give mobile warriors the ability to tap into the massive graphics processing
power of a desktop gaming machine with minimal hassle. This allows users to play the most
demanding games and create world-class content at blazing speeds.
The Razer Core X Chroma now includes a 700W power supply, USB and Gigabit Ethernet ports,
and Razer Chroma lighting to meet the needs of the most hardcore gamers and creators.
Windows 10 laptops require a Thunderbolt 3 port with external graphics (eGFX) support and the
latest Windows RS5 update. Compatible Razer laptops include the Razer Blade Stealth 13, Razer
Blade 15, and Razer Blade Pro 17 (GeForce® GTX 1060 version).
Mac systems require a Thunderbolt 3 port, macOS running High Sierra 10.13.4 or later with
compatible AMD Radeon™ cards.
Simple plug and play
To use the Razer Core X Chroma, users simply need to install their choice of desktop PCIe graphics
cards, ranging from NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™, GeForce® GTX, and Quadro® cards to AMD
XConnect™ enabled Radeon™ and Radeon™ Pro cards.
Installation of the graphic card is a toolless experience thanks to the simple drawer-style slide
and lock mechanism. The graphics card is inserted into the PCIe slot and secured with a single
Most versatile eGPU available
The Razer Core X Chroma is the most versatile Core eGPU available today. It comes with USB and
Ethernet connections, and is capable of housing up to up to 3 slot-wide desktop graphics cards.
The new I/O (input and output) hub at the rear of the device offers four USB Type-A ports and a
Gigabit Ethernet port all tucked in along the back to reduce cable clutter. To ensure stable
performance under heavy load, the Razer Core X Chroma includes a unique Thunderbolt dualchip
design that effortlessly handles both graphic and peripheral data through the single
Thunderbolt 3 cable.
The ATX power supply has also been upgraded to 700W and is capable of providing power to the
most power-hungry graphics cards. Additionally, the Razer Core X Chroma can charge USB-C
laptops with up to 100W over the included Thunderbolt 3 cable.
The aluminum enclosure is lined with two Razer Chroma RGB lighting zones that are fully
customizable on Windows systems using Razer Synapse 3 software. Razer Chroma’s 16.8 million
different colors provide a full-blown immersive gaming experience as users enjoy ambient ingame
effects that sync dynamically to every onscreen action and event.
The chassis has perforated sides and cooling fans that provides quick dissipation of heat and
optimal thermal performance.
PRICING & AVAILABILITY
$399.99 USD / 429.99 € MSRP
The new Razer Core X Chroma will be available starting April 16th 2019 from Razer.com and
select retailers in the United States and Canada. It will be available soon in the United Kingdom,
France, Germany, Nordics, China, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, and
For more information, please visit razer.com/core-x
Razer™ is the world’s leading lifestyle brand for gamers.
The triple-headed snake trademark of Razer is one of the most recognized logos in the global
gaming and esports communities. With a fan base that spans every continent, the company has
designed and built the world’s largest gamer-focused ecosystem of hardware, software and
Razer’s award-winning hardware includes high-performance gaming peripherals, Blade gaming
laptops and the acclaimed Razer Phone.
Razer’s software platform, with over 60 million users, includes Razer Synapse (an Internet of
Things platform), Razer Chroma (a proprietary RGB lighting technology system), and Razer Cortex
(a game optimizer and launcher).
In services, Razer Gold is one of the world’s largest virtual credit services for gamers, and Razer
Pay is the e-wallet designed for youth and millennials.
Founded in 2005 and dual-headquartered in San Francisco and Singapore, Razer has 18 offices
worldwide and is recognized as the leading brand for gamers in the USA, Europe and China. Razer
is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 1337).