Question Which is the better laptop for rendering?

lockdown744

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I am planning to buy a laptop for rendering purposes with a little bit of gaming on the side I found 4 different configurations of hardware
these are the following:
lenovo y530 - i7 8750H/gtx1050ti
asus tuf fx505 - ryzen 7 3550H/gtx 1660ti
asus tuf fx504 - i5 8300H/gtx 1060
lenovo y530 - i7 8750H/gtx1060
I dont have any idea which is of this one is better because the ryzen variant is cheaper then the i7 with 1060 but it has a better gpu
the programs that I will use the most will be autocad, solid works, adobe premiere and blende
 

cdrkf

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I am planning to buy a laptop for rendering purposes with a little bit of gaming on the side I found 4 different configurations of hardware
these are the following:
lenovo y530 - i7 8750H/gtx1050ti
asus tuf fx505 - ryzen 7 3550H/gtx 1660ti
asus tuf fx504 - i5 8300H/gtx 1060
lenovo y530 - i7 8750H/gtx1060
I dont have any idea which is of this one is better because the ryzen variant is cheaper then the i7 with 1060 but it has a better gpu
the programs that I will use the most will be autocad, solid works, adobe premiere and blende
Interesting question- so the Ryzen based machine has by far the best GPU of the bunch there, however it's only really comparable to the i5 as it's a quad core (8 thread) part whereas the i7 8750H is 6 core.

Here is a quick comparrison of the Ryzen and the i7.

https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare/AMD-Ryzen-5-3550H-vs-Intel-i7-8750H/3403vs3237

I guess the question is how much rendering will you be doing vs other stuff? The 1660ti is a better graphics board so should be better for general use in SolidWorks and gaming. The Intel i7 8750H is ~50% quicker for cpu rendering tasks (blender), and Intel CPUs tend to do better in many of the tasks in Adobe Premiere (although does depend on what you are doing exactly).

I think you can discount the i5 option altogether (as that is about same speed as the Ryzen with a worse GPU), and I would avoid the 8750 GTX 1050ti combo if you can. So that narrows it down to:

Ryzen 3550H + GTX 1660ti (roughly 50% better graphics performance) vs.
i7 8750H + GTX 1060 (50% more cpu muscle for blender / cpu rendering tasks).
 

lockdown744

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Thank you for that but according to some reports most of the intel cpu's performance will be nerfed because of the zombieload problem.
Is zombieload really gonna affect intel cpu's performance that bad to the point that I should just grab the ryzen system?
P.S. both the intel and amd systems you mention have the same price
 

cdrkf

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Thank you for that but according to some reports most of the intel cpu's performance will be nerfed because of the zombieload problem.
Is zombieload really gonna affect intel cpu's performance that bad to the point that I should just grab the ryzen system?
P.S. both the intel and amd systems you mention have the same price
Well the Zombieload problem is stated by Intel as affecting the 6000 series and older cpu's, and is specifically related to hyper-threading. So in theory that cpu shouldn't be hit, however if it is worst case would be to disable hyperthreading (leaving you with a 6 core 6 thread cpu).... Hardware Unboxed did a nice vid on what happens in that situation:
View: https://youtu.be/O9t7u5pM1cE


Based on that, it would probably cost you ~25% performance, which would essentially bring it down to around the same performance as the Ryzen cpu.
 

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