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ramdmc

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Time for new laptop, need advice.
« on: March 12, 2017, 08:42:10 AM »
Please forgive me, I know this is another help with hardware but Photoscan keeps getting optimized for different hardware.
That being said, I would like to supplement my workstation with a mobile workstation to perform light (<150 x 20MP images) processing while on site. To be used for photogrammetric processing aerial surveys. 

Option 1
Alienware 15R3
i7-7820 HK
32 GB DDR4 RAM
GTX 1070 GPU

Option 2
Alienware 17R4
i7-7700HQ
32 GB DDR4 RAM
GTX 1070 GPU

Option 3
Dell Precision 7510
Xeon E3-1545 M V5
64 GB DDR4 RAM
Quadro M2000M GPU

Option 4
Eurocom F5
i7-6700K (Skylake desktop CPU)
64 GB DDR4 RAM
GTX 1070 GPU

All options have ram maxed out at capacity, would equip Samsung 960/951 m.2 SSD.

The AW 17R4 is huge, prefer to stay in the 15.6" form factor, but has better cooling and better panel.

The Precision makes more sense for purely a workstation perspective however from what I understand the Pascal cards outperform the previous generation Quadro cards significantly. I'd like to know if there's any advantage to the Xeon mobile chip as it'd be bearing the processing load considerably.

I'm trying to not spend money where I won't necessarily see a proportional return.

A huge thanks in advance to all who lend their opinion.

 


Alexey Pasumansky

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Re: Time for new laptop, need advice.
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2017, 09:45:06 AM »
Hello ramdmc,

Laptop CPU options look to be more or less the same, while Skylake desktop processor should outperform them considerably.

As for Quadro M2000M, then according to the specifications it may be about two times slower than GTX 970M. Additional 32 GB RAM on Dell Precision may be almost useless for small datasets and projects that do not require Arbitrary mesh generation.
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Re: Time for new laptop, need advice.
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2017, 11:39:14 AM »
I will choose the Eurocom F5, because the normal and replaceable CPU and there is a model with gtx1080. There are also other distributors of the laptop. Check this thread on other forum http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/msi-16l13-eurocom-tornado-f5-evoc-16l-g-1080-15-6-owners-lounge.797128/ it can help you to decide if its best for you.

ramdmc

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Re: Time for new laptop, need advice.
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2017, 06:11:30 AM »
Thank you for your comments. So then the Xeon mobile processors aren't really that effective? The Precision 7510 was able to max out at 64GB of ram.
I was leaning towards the Eurocom F5, I like the ability to upgrade components and it's more affordable than the Dell/AW units.

Thanks guys for your input. Now to wrap my head around Photoscan.

Ram

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Re: Time for new laptop, need advice.
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2017, 09:28:37 AM »
Wait for laptop with Ryzen inside...

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Re: Time for new laptop, need advice.
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2017, 07:33:25 AM »
What kind of work do you do on your laptop?

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Re: Time for new laptop, need advice.
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2017, 07:41:29 AM »
May I direct your attention to this thread. http://cvc2.org/best-laptop-for-college-students/

TerryJohnson

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Re: Time for new laptop, need advice.
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2017, 01:43:08 PM »
You can buy a laptop with a bare-minimum configuration, just a powerful i7 CPU (Skyline of similar) and just upgrade the RAM and SSD after. Would be much cheaper this way.

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Re: Time for new laptop, need advice.
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2017, 05:31:43 AM »
So what laptop did you end up getting and how is it working out? I I need to get a laptop for Photoscan purposes since most of my projects are done on the field. I'm thinking of getting the f5 tornado with a 7700K and gtx 1070.  And maybe a thunderbolt egfx with a 1080 ti down the line for larger projects. Thoughts?

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Re: Time for new laptop, need advice.
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2017, 03:42:28 PM »
If you would like to have a powerful but also good looking laptop, then check these out:
https://www.razerzone.com/gaming-laptops

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SAV


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Re: Time for new laptop, need advice.
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2023, 05:59:52 AM »
I think you need a powerful gaming laptop for image processing.
Here are some great suggestions: https://pctechtest.com/14-best-gaming-laptops