LAPTOP purcase JULY 2016

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Hi all.

I am considering purchase of a laptop for doing visualisation, simulation, rendering and gamedev work.
I plan to spend roughly 3500USD on it.

The software I will be using is:

Houdini, Maya, City Engine, Unreal Engine..

I see a few Gamer laptops with a lot of memory (64GB) and Graphic cards with 4 GB Grafix cards. For the same price I can get a Gamer card with double the amount of Video memory. Or this is a mistake?


My questions are.


1. Does Houdini ever use 64 GB ram? Or is there a limit to what Houdini or OS is ever going to use?

2. What are the differences between Gamer and Profesional Grafic cards? Should I go for a PRO card or is Gamer card “just as good”?

I found a laptop with 64 GB ram and 4GB Grafix card for under 3500 USD
Acer Predator G9-791 17,3" FHD -Demo
GeForce GTX980M,Core i7-6700HQ,64GB RAM,512GB PCIe SSD,2TB HDD,DVD±RW,Win10 Home
[komplett.no]


Should I purchase this or is this no good for FX work?

Thank you in advance..
Edited by Sahak Sahakian - 2016年6月11日 07:46:39
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1. It can if you have some large simulations.
2. Gamer cards are just as good, some even better

Thing with laptops are that they overheat much more than desktop on CPU intensive tasks, for obvious reasons. So you need to take that into consideration also.
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Funny. I was looking at that exact same machine (from the same supplier) a little while back, but i ended up with this instead: https://www.komplett.no/product/853773/pc-nettbrett/pc-baerbar/gaming-pc-er/asus-rog-g752vy-173-fhd-matt-g-sync [komplett.no] but with 64gb ram and 2tb for the second disk. It's not as pretty as the Predator but it has a 8gb 980m instead of 4gb on the predator and a little (ca 10%) faster processor and better cooling. And it ended up costing about the same as the predator demo your linking to.
You can do pretty complex stuff on these machines, but the fan will be running when you push it

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buy some clevo notebook, they can be configured with 2 gpu's, 64 Gb ram. [pro-star.com] [xoticpc.com]
Edited by eseral - 2016年6月11日 19:55:57
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…I ended up with this instead: https://www.komplett.no/product/853773/pc-nettbrett/pc-baerbar/gaming-pc-er/asus-rog-g752vy-173-fhd-matt-g-sync [komplett.no] but with 64gb ram and 2tb for the second disk.
You can do pretty complex stuff on these machines, but the fan will be running when you push it

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Awesome. Double the VRAM does look very attractive. How much RAM are these laptops ever use?
I wonder if I will ever need 64. It may be enough with 32 or even 16?
Edited by Sahak Sahakian - 2016年6月12日 06:23:07
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