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  Reply # 2185245 22-Feb-2019 09:59
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You guys are forgetting it's not just about performance, ray tracing in games is pretty awesome when you see some of the side-by-side comparisons with it on and off.  Some people want that now, as I said earlier I just think it's worth waiting until there's more games and the prices drop a bit.  Last year's models will still run all the RTX compatible games just with it turned off. 


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  Reply # 2185255 22-Feb-2019 10:20
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If you want ray tracing on a 1080p screen you still won't need an rtx 2080 (yet?)




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  Reply # 2185277 22-Feb-2019 10:32
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Batman: If you want ray tracing on a 1080p screen you still won't need an rtx 2080 (yet?)

 

 

 

Not overly interested in lighting features. Games still are built like junk and run like junk in this day and age. More just speaking around the upgrade path and how these laptops are now twice the price for the same tier as last generation.

 


Reminds me of all the new smart phones, $200 extra every generation.... Same with Nvidia and Intel. 





 


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Coil:

 

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 

 

 

Yeh mines the i7-6820HQ the laptop actually has a Nvidia Quadro M2000 or something in it that is not really that flash. And I think i can get a lot of ram into the laptop.

 

I got a GTX1070 in my eGPU. I also use my macbook pro with it as well. 

The mac seems to like to support ATI cards better i have to muck around a bit to get it to work with the mac. 

I decided to skip buying the RTX/Turing gen GPU and might skip to whatevers next.  This is cheaper than buying a gaming laptop, and I can have the screens all set up on the desk, with storage cable management etc and just take the laptop away. Infact my eGPU charges my macbook pro. So i can leave the charger in my laptop bag. Its a great setup. Id recommend it over a ridiculously priced gaming laptop. 

 

 

 

My eGPU is the HP Omen.






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  Reply # 2202343 20-Mar-2019 11:59
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Don't know if I should ask here but anyway, am idly thinking of getting a new laptop and was thinking about this

 

https://www.computerlounge.co.nz/notebooks/componentview.asp?r=p&partid=32207

 

pretty much the cheapest with that decent processor. I'm not interested in gaming, just trying to buy something decent / fast and hopefully future proof. It is overkill for my limited needs. Any good you reckon, bearing in mind thats pretty much the limit price wise.





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darylblake:

 

Coil:

 

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 

 

 

Yeh mines the i7-6820HQ the laptop actually has a Nvidia Quadro M2000 or something in it that is not really that flash. And I think i can get a lot of ram into the laptop.

 

I got a GTX1070 in my eGPU. I also use my macbook pro with it as well. 

The mac seems to like to support ATI cards better i have to muck around a bit to get it to work with the mac. 

I decided to skip buying the RTX/Turing gen GPU and might skip to whatevers next.  This is cheaper than buying a gaming laptop, and I can have the screens all set up on the desk, with storage cable management etc and just take the laptop away. Infact my eGPU charges my macbook pro. So i can leave the charger in my laptop bag. Its a great setup. Id recommend it over a ridiculously priced gaming laptop. 

 

 

 

My eGPU is the HP Omen.

 

 

I locked my CPU clock rate at 3.4Ghz across all cores, doesn't throttle at all so I can get the most out of it. I think these are the last of the true across the board claimed clock speeds. Seems the new stuff claims up to 5Ghz on a single core for x amount of time..

 

I don't have thunderbolt so I can't use the GPU dock. Any way, i would need to upgrade to a 1080 or rtx card on top of buying the enclosure to beat my existing GPU. 





 


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