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Brian Vegeberg
Buying a new laptop
on May 2, 2018 at 6:33:54 pm

Hello all,

I'm looking to buy a new laptop.
I have two options that both is in my budget, but I can't seem to see which is the better choice.

I need the laptop for video work most of all. Davinci Resolve, Premiere Pro, After Effects and those kind of things.

Both laptops are Acer Predator Helios 300 they have the same processor a i7 7700HQ
But one of them comes with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6 GB), but only 8 GB RAM of memory

The other comes with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (4 GB)
But 16 GB of memory.

So can anyone lead in the right direction of which would be the better choice?


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Gary Bettan
Re: Buying a new laptop
on May 2, 2018 at 7:50:35 pm

Resolve and Premiere rely heavily on GPU acceleration. The 1060 blows away the 1050 Ti

http://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GTX-1060-6GB-vs-Nvidia-GTX-1050...

Gary

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Brian Vegeberg
Re: Buying a new laptop
on May 3, 2018 at 6:37:53 am

Yeah that was what I thought, however I'm not sure if it's worth exchange the better GPU with only 8 GB of memory, but maybe 8 GB RAM is sufficient?

I'm working with 4K footage. Mostly downscaling it to 1080p, but sometimes I'm using 4K timelines in my resolve grading workflow. And who knows how it looks in a couple of years from now.


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Ryan Viceroy
Re: Buying a new laptop
on May 3, 2018 at 6:40:51 am

8GB RAM is apt for gaming and for graphic designers like you :)

Regards,
Ryan


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Brian Vegeberg
Re: Buying a new laptop
on May 3, 2018 at 10:56:50 am

Ok, but according to this article
https://www.cgdirector.com/ram-video-editing/
8 GB RAM is only sufficient when working with lower than 1080p footage or closing all other heavy using programs, is that information wrong?
I'm sorry, but I'm not so much in to PC stuff, other than more of everything is better 😃

And just for clarification it's ofc the RAM in the actual laptop I'm talking about and not the RAM in the video card :)


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Chris Wright
Re: Buying a new laptop
on May 5, 2018 at 2:42:26 am

add ram for very cheap, get the good gfx card, you'll be happier.


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