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Topic # 247751 21-Feb-2019 08:21
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I have a Gigabyte gaming laptop currently with a 1060 and 7700HQ. Looking to upgrade in the future.. Just checking the price of the new RTX and 8750H combo laptops and the price is something... shocking?

You do not get any change from 4K if you want a 2070 and 5K is just scraping it for a 2080.

 

What do we do? Will the prices drop?

 

 

 





 


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  Reply # 2184606 21-Feb-2019 08:27
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Build a desktop on wheels and a UPS ;)

 

 





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  Reply # 2184623 21-Feb-2019 08:46
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xpd:

 

Build a desktop on wheels and a UPS ;)

 

 

 

 

I don't even know if I can justify spending money on this stuff in general anymore. Desktops are no better.
I get more satisfaction by watching numbers go up than spending now..... I used to spend every cent I could.. 





 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2184703 21-Feb-2019 10:21
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maybe a silly question but are you actually gaming on it or just after a high performance laptop? 

 

I was the latter, had gigabyte with a 6600k, gtx970, 32gb memory 1440p screen etc as a work machine.. and did not like it one bit.. I replaced it the very next day after it had been fully depreciated.. 

 

Those prices are shocking(razor tax!)  I got my old gigabyte one at close to $1200 off when they were making way for the gtx10xx series laptops.. perhaps delay the upgrade? 

 

I haven't done much research into the RTX series yet but from what I understand there isn't much of a performance boost but there are a new set of new instructions  that a lot of developers are yet to implement so might be something to look into before dropping 6000 bananas on a tech you may not be able to utilise 


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  Reply # 2184713 21-Feb-2019 10:45
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They'll drop eventually, but from all the reviews and tests I've seen, the 10 series gaming laptops are the better deal right now, given RTX is only available on a handful of games AND when enabled it drops your gaming performance by around half the fps.  I'd say next years models will be much better, and there'll be many more games available that support the tech.  


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  Reply # 2184753 21-Feb-2019 11:29
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I have a laptop for portability. 

 

And an external GPU for gaming (thunderbolt 3)

 

Cheaper, works well.

 

The only down side is if I want to game somewhere else (which is not often) then I need to take the eGPU as well. But 90% of the time I game at home so the eGPU lives on my desk.

 


Infact, I can use different laptops and still have grunty graphics on both. And still only need to carry around a light laptop.






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  Reply # 2184760 21-Feb-2019 11:36
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darylblake:

 

I have a laptop for portability. 

 

And an external GPU for gaming (thunderbolt 3)

 

Cheaper, works well.

 

The only down side is if I want to game somewhere else (which is not often) then I need to take the eGPU as well. But 90% of the time I game at home so the eGPU lives on my desk.

 


Infact, I can use different laptops and still have grunty graphics on both. And still only need to carry around a light laptop.

 

 

 

 

A friend of mine working at a machine learning start up said this is the setup everyone has at his company, laptops + e-gpu with 1080ti's which I thought was quite clever.. (sorry OT)




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  Reply # 2184779 21-Feb-2019 12:19
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dt:

 

maybe a silly question but are you actually gaming on it or just after a high performance laptop? 

 

I was the latter, had gigabyte with a 6600k, gtx970, 32gb memory 1440p screen etc as a work machine.. and did not like it one bit.. I replaced it the very next day after it had been fully depreciated.. 

 

Those prices are shocking(razor tax!)  I got my old gigabyte one at close to $1200 off when they were making way for the gtx10xx series laptops.. perhaps delay the upgrade? 

 

I haven't done much research into the RTX series yet but from what I understand there isn't much of a performance boost but there are a new set of new instructions  that a lot of developers are yet to implement so might be something to look into before dropping 6000 bananas on a tech you may not be able to utilise 

 

 

 

 

Currently I have a high performance dust gatherer. It has around 125 hours of total use time and most of that will be it sitting in sleep mode lol......
I can't stand slow or entry level tech. Drives me absolutely nuts.

Shocking prices all right! I also have not looked into the RTX much but I would expect typical thermal and power improvements with a slight performance gain.. I have no interest in the RTX technology. Might as well be advertising 3D vision lol....





 




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  Reply # 2184786 21-Feb-2019 12:31
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dt:

 

darylblake:

 

I have a laptop for portability. 

 

And an external GPU for gaming (thunderbolt 3)

 

Cheaper, works well.

 

The only down side is if I want to game somewhere else (which is not often) then I need to take the eGPU as well. But 90% of the time I game at home so the eGPU lives on my desk.

 


Infact, I can use different laptops and still have grunty graphics on both. And still only need to carry around a light laptop.

 

 

 

 

A friend of mine working at a machine learning start up said this is the setup everyone has at his company, laptops + e-gpu with 1080ti's which I thought was quite clever.. (sorry OT)

 

 

I have the 7700HQ, Not the best processor but also really good for when it was in the market.
Gets stomped on by the 8 and 9 series. I also do not have TB3 support sadly..

 

https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i7-8750H-vs-Intel-Core-i7-7700HQ/m470418vsm211019 





 


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  Reply # 2184877 21-Feb-2019 14:57
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I've been gaming on my weak laptop by streaming it from my desktop.

 

Using steam in home streaming works really well for the type of games I play.

 

 

Going away from home makes this more difficult (not impossible).

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  Reply # 2184914 21-Feb-2019 15:52
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OT but regarding the streaming, there are companies in the USA specialising in this now - you pay a monthly subscription to game on a remote machine with high specs. Not a solution for the OP of course due to the lag etc.


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  Reply # 2184917 21-Feb-2019 15:59
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I saw a good deal the other day at noels for a hp omen (had a 1060 card) was around 2678 (i7, 16gig ram, ssd and hard drive, 144mhz screen) next day when they had the 20% off deal it jumped to  $3159 with a "savings" of $790.

 

Don't really know how that works lol

 

 

 

Current 

 

https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/computers-tablets/laptops/laptop/hp-omen-by-hp-laptop-15-dc0050tx/prod163691.html

 

 

 

Cached

 

https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:8HQWek2RXC4J:https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/computers-tablets/laptops/laptop/hp-omen-by-hp-laptop-15-dc0050tx/prod163691.html+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=nz

 

 




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  Reply # 2185161 22-Feb-2019 07:16
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tripp:

 

I saw a good deal the other day at noels for a hp omen (had a 1060 card) was around 2678 (i7, 16gig ram, ssd and hard drive, 144mhz screen) next day when they had the 20% off deal it jumped to  $3159 with a "savings" of $790.

 

Don't really know how that works lol

 

 

 

Current 

 

https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/computers-tablets/laptops/laptop/hp-omen-by-hp-laptop-15-dc0050tx/prod163691.html

 

 

 

Cached

 

https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:8HQWek2RXC4J:https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/computers-tablets/laptops/laptop/hp-omen-by-hp-laptop-15-dc0050tx/prod163691.html+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=nz

 

 

 

 

Over a year ago I got my current one which apart from the CPU is neck and neck with this.
I paid $2300.. The only benefit in that model would be the CPU and the 144Hz screen.

Maybe I wait for another generation as my current laptop is running good enough I suppose..
Current: https://www.gigabyte.com/Laptop/Sabre-15--GTX-1060#kf

 

 

 

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  Reply # 2185199 22-Feb-2019 09:18
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Coil:

I have a Gigabyte gaming laptop currently with a 1060 and 7700HQ. Looking to upgrade in the future.. Just checking the price of the new RTX and 8750H combo laptops and the price is something... shocking?

You do not get any change from 4K if you want a 2070 and 5K is just scraping it for a 2080.


What do we do? Will the prices drop?


 




You wont ever need a RTX2080 Q Max for a 1080p screen at whatever refresh rate.




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Batman:
Coil:

 

I have a Gigabyte gaming laptop currently with a 1060 and 7700HQ. Looking to upgrade in the future.. Just checking the price of the new RTX and 8750H combo laptops and the price is something... shocking?

You do not get any change from 4K if you want a 2070 and 5K is just scraping it for a 2080.

 

 

 

What do we do? Will the prices drop?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



You wont ever need a RTX2080 Q Max for a 1080p screen at whatever refresh rate.

 

I have a 1060 on a 60Hz screen and I am yet to find a game that I can't run, settings always Medium-High and I never dip under 60 frames. I hate some of the effects in games so I just turn off all AA and other lighting effects





 


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  Reply # 2185215 22-Feb-2019 09:32
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Just get one with gtx 1080 on clearance or if you need to plug into monitor then you might as well get ax external rtx gpu. Rtx 2080 laptops are only for those who have no idea what to do with their money




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