1. fat8893's Avatar
    Greetings. First of all, a joyous Happy New Year 2019 to you all. I hope that you guys are enjoying your holiday.

    Now that we entered 2019, my current HP convertible laptop is nearly 4 to 4.5 years old now and I am seriously thinking of replacing it. I haven't decide on which laptop I want to have right now because I just thought of something.

    We see bucket loads of laptop with Intel CPU and Nvidia GPU, but very rarely we see laptops with Intel CPU and AMD GPU, or even AMD CPU with Nvidia GPU. This got me wondering: Out of these three setup, which one would perform best? Let's just assume that I am looking for high-end, flagship laptop/2-in-1/convertible for my car racing sim games and all of my essential Adobe softwares like Lightroom, Muse and Premiere Pro. Touchscreen and pen or stylus support would be an added bonus, if available.
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    01-01-2019 08:11 AM
  2. HeyCori's Avatar
    If you're talking just pure performance then Intel continues to be the market leader no matter what combination of hardware you're trying to get in a laptop. If you're looking for performance plus price than you can't really beat AMD. But with the overwhelming majority of laptops being Intel based, it's hard to even start recommending AMD because there's likely an Intel based laptop that can get the job done for roughly the same cost.
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    01-02-2019 11:11 PM
  3. AdrianG123's Avatar
    What are you using it for? This would depend greatly on what system to go with. If you are going for purely a gaming system then I would go intel because at a given price point you will get more performance for gaming over a similar priced AMD chip. If you are wanting to do primarily multithread or video editing etc. then AMD at most price points will give you more performance. The reason for this is that intel will give you less cores but more ghz which is more beneficial for games where as AMD at same price point will have more cores but less ghz/ core. As far as graphics I would go nvidia mainly because there drivers and features have more support in games overall then AMD.

    Regards,
    Adrian Gates
    05-15-2019 01:39 PM
  4. ochhanz's Avatar
    Greetings. First of all, a joyous Happy New Year 2019 to you all. I hope that you guys are enjoying your holiday.

    Now that we entered 2019, my current HP convertible laptop is nearly 4 to 4.5 years old now and I am seriously thinking of replacing it. I haven't decide on which laptop I want to have right now because I just thought of something.

    We see bucket loads of laptop with Intel CPU and Nvidia GPU, but very rarely we see laptops with Intel CPU and AMD GPU, or even AMD CPU with Nvidia GPU. This got me wondering: Out of these three setup, which one would perform best? Let's just assume that I am looking for high-end, flagship laptop/2-in-1/convertible for my car racing sim games and all of my essential Adobe softwares like Lightroom, Muse and Premiere Pro. Touchscreen and pen or stylus support would be an added bonus, if available.
    , I am in a similar boat as you, also looking to replace my convertible laptop. The new Picasso AMD procs (3500u, 3700u, 3750h etc) look promising from the game benchmarks on youtube and AMD says battery life will be improved. E.g. the Ryzen 5 3500u seems to be fast enough to play Rage 2 on 768p with 30 fps. That seems to be similar to the nvidia mx150/mx250.
    What is important to keep in mind you probably need to update drivers yourself from AMD's site to get the most out of these Ryzen procs (/processors), though the same is true for nvidia I guess.

    Sadly the mx250 itself was a rebrand this year, those that one is probably not interesting for the price.

    I am guessing that also around october there will be new convertibles with the nvidia 1650 gpu to replace the 1050/1050ti ones. The 1650, compared to the AMD Ryzen / mx150 is more expensive but will probably have ~2.5 times the graphics power (depending on the cooling solution of the laptop).

    As for cpu performance, Ryzen u and Intel u are similar. Intel has the benefit when you want a h core (consumes more energy but better for long cpu stress times since they offer h procs with 6 cores instead of 4.

    So if you are on the budget tour & prefer light devices over workhorses: than probably Ryzen (the 3500u will be speed sweet spot budget wise, though the 3700u could potentially be very good if laptop oems don't mess it up).
    If you have the money to spend: than probably Intel i5 + Nvidia 1650.

    Hope that helps.


    ....
    , I think OP is talking about convertible laptops not desktops, so the situation is different. Also I would recommend Ryzen cpu above intel cpu for desktops since you already see modern games using more and more cores, so AMD will be more futureproof and better price/performance.
    05-18-2019 05:01 AM

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