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BEST Laptop for Rhino and CAD?

So Id like to get a Laptop for Rhino, Revit, 3D design and rendering + occasional photo/video editing. Ideally under 2k. Buying in US.

Considering Razer Blade 15 4k option with GTX 1070, or the newer 2019 model with RTX2080 but without 4k display. Hows rendering performance on RTX cards? Worth the 4k screen trade off? Open to any other laptop/workstation laptop ideas. Quadro PC’s do seem a bit pricey.

 
Feb 24, 20 2:32 pm
Non Sequitur

it's a laptop so it'll be outdated by the time I finish this sentence.

Also worth noting is that the GPU serves primary the display... the majority of the processing power comes from the CPU... so start with those then upgrade the GPU (and RAM) to the highest card you can afford.


Feb 24, 20 2:50 pm  · 
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So you're saying a laptop with newer processor and more ram but with less video memory (4GB instead of 6 or 8GB) would perform better?

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Non Sequitur

Duh. high-perf GPUs are important if you want snappy responses while modeling or playing games but rendering is predominantly done with CPU muscles. So you're looking at the wrong specs. Laptop dedicated GPUs can be swapped, CPUs not so much. So you're looking at the wrong specs to start.

btw, you're unlikely to notice the difference between 4gb and 6gb GPU cards but you will notice a difference between a 3ghz i5 processor and a 4ghz i9.

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Good to know! Will be looking to get the best GPU possible. But why there's such a market on workstations with Quadro cards? They deliver better rendering times?

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Non Sequitur

NVidea Quadro were once limited to professional workstations. My tower PC at the office has always had a Quadro and for a while, they were impossible to source. I believe the main difference is commercial-grade vs home-pc grade but you're unlikely to notice a difference. Rendering times are affected by more than just the memory of the GPU but that's another topic.

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So basically while before Quadro cards played a bigger role now, especially for home use a Nvidia GTX/RTX with good GPU will be sufficient?

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Non Sequitur

the GTX is a GPU.... aka graphics processing unit

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Right. I was just saying that the graphics card can be "slower" if the processor and RAM are better

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OK so ThinkPad P1 Gen 2 Workstation 4K IPS i7-9750H, T2000,32G RAM for $1500. worth it?

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Good to know! Will be looking to get the best GPU possible. But why there's such a market on workstations with Quadro cards? They deliver better rendering times?

Feb 24, 20 5:01 pm  · 
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atelier nobody

Just because I like computer shopping, I took a look around. If I were buying a new laptop right now this is the one I'd get: HP Zbook 15 G5

Feb 24, 20 7:42 pm  · 
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Ok, so then:

MSI P65 Creator-1084 15.6" 4K Laptop Intel Core i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2060, 32GB
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ThinkPad P1 Gen 2 Workstation 4K IPS i7-9750H, T2000,32G RAM ?

Feb 26, 20 9:29 am  · 
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wuul

It's been a while, so I don't know whether you're still looking for advice. I'd say from the benchmarks it's a pretty good idea to go with Asus Zephyrus G14 with Ryzen 4900HS processor

Apr 10, 20 7:50 pm  · 
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