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Topic # 201601 26-Aug-2016 09:28
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 Is this true? If so it heralds a new age in mobile gaming


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  Reply # 1617735 26-Aug-2016 10:36
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Yes that's what I've read too.

More accurately, it's "within 10%" of the desktop equvalent. Could be less depending on the game.



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  Reply # 1617850 26-Aug-2016 13:16
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I guess the thing is though, PCs always have faster CPUs and the GPUs you cant replace on your lappy like a PC.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1617861 26-Aug-2016 13:32
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TeaLeaf:

 

I guess the thing is though, PCs always have faster CPUs and the GPUs you cant replace on your lappy like a PC.

 

 

CPUs like the 6700HQ are incredibly powerful and are only like ~10% slower than the desktop version 6700. Also, some laptops might have have the GPU on a MXM card which would allow you to upgrade it.





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  Reply # 1617864 26-Aug-2016 13:39
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Djmixerdomo:

TeaLeaf:


I guess the thing is though, PCs always have faster CPUs and the GPUs you cant replace on your lappy like a PC.



CPUs like the 6700HQ are incredibly powerful and are only like ~10% slower than the desktop version 6700. Also, some laptops might have have the GPU on a MXM card which would allow you to upgrade it.



Rubbish surely. 2.6ghz vs 3.5ghz x4 - poor cooling of laptops????




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  Reply # 1617865 26-Aug-2016 13:42
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Unless you mean single core performance that would be within 20% when it's not throttling




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  Reply # 1617868 26-Aug-2016 13:46
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Generally, the cooling in mobile platforms means that mobile chips cannot stay at maximum speed in more than very short bursts.  Where as a desktop can typically run flat out for long periods of time.  

 

So while they often rate the clock speed as the maximum in mobile devices, in reality they cannot run at that speed for more than a second or two at any time, and afterwards need to throttle right down to cool off.




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  Reply # 1617878 26-Aug-2016 13:57
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Still pretty incredible !

 

even the 1070 and 1080 arent that expensive.


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  Reply # 1617880 26-Aug-2016 13:59
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joker97:
Djmixerdomo:

 

TeaLeaf:

 

 

 

I guess the thing is though, PCs always have faster CPUs and the GPUs you cant replace on your lappy like a PC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CPUs like the 6700HQ are incredibly powerful and are only like ~10% slower than the desktop version 6700. Also, some laptops might have have the GPU on a MXM card which would allow you to upgrade it.

 



Rubbish surely. 2.6ghz vs 3.5ghz x4 - poor cooling of laptops????

 

 

 

When I had my XPS 15 the CPU in that (6700HQ) would score 720 points in the Cinebench R15 benchmarking software and the 6700 scores about 820 points in the same benchmark. 

 

While the CPU in the XPS 15 didn't throttle, the fan would crank up to keep it cool, especially if the GPU was under load too. Also the XPS 15 is not really meant for gaming and I'd expect the same CPU in a purpose built/adequately cooled gaming laptop to perform significantly better.

 

 

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1617882 26-Aug-2016 14:00
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Oh, without doubt, the gap between mobile and desktop computing is closing ever faster


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  Reply # 1617899 26-Aug-2016 14:24
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ubergeeknz:

 

Oh, without doubt, the gap between mobile and desktop computing is closing ever faster

 

 

That would be good news! Still waiting for a mobile quad core at 4GHz ...

 

Now, if only they can also cool to no throttling at max-ed out, and allow for multiple internal drives ...





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  Reply # 1617902 26-Aug-2016 14:28
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ubergeeknz:

 

Oh, without doubt, the gap between mobile and desktop computing is closing ever faster

 

 

its quite impressive.

 

but the price is not closing. a 1060 machine you can build for $1200 plus a monitor. where as you are looking at closer to $3k for the notebook.


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