GT75 7RF still worth buying?

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  1. BrightSmith

    BrightSmith Notebook Consultant

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    I am planning to buy a new laptop which has to last for five years, able to play witcher 3 style of games at the highest settings at 30+fps in FHD or higher. I was set on buying a clevo (775 or 751) with a maximum budget of 3000 euro. The only requirement for the cpu is that has to be able to feed the 1080gtx adequately.

    Now that prices of the kaby lake procs are starting to drop I've encountered a GT75 7RF for 2650 euro, with 7820HK, 1080gtx, 32GB, 512GB ssd + 1TB hdd (FHD screen version). I know it hasn't the six core processor, but if you compare its witcher 3 performance to the 8RF, it only differs 2 frames (according to notebookcheck anyway). For that money I can't buy a clevo with comparable specs and the same quality build. My only worry is the longevity of the 7820HK, seeing that more cores are becoming the norm so that it might (already?) be a bottleneck in future games.
     
  2. Danishblunt

    Danishblunt Notebook Prophet

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    The CPU will be absolutely fine. No worries. The 7820HK beats the 8750H in gaming by a mile for instance.
     
  3. Support.1@XOTIC PC

    Support.1@XOTIC PC Company Representative

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    For gaming you are going to be more reliant on the GPU than the CPU anyway. I think it would be a good choice for the price for sure.
     
  4. Support.3@XOTIC PC

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    It's fine, while I hope to see wider adoption of support for more threads in games, anything that's GPU-heavy will likely not see a difference, and anything that is CPU heavy for at least the next few years should be something the 7820HK can handle.
     
  5. Kevin@GenTechPC

    Kevin@GenTechPC Company Representative

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    This machine is a beast and has been popular since its launch and it will perform nicely with anything you throw at it. Bottleneck should not be an issue with multi cores with modern titles, but if needed, you can always configure affinity settings for a process under task manager.
     
  6. BrightSmith

    BrightSmith Notebook Consultant

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    Thanks for the responses, I'll take them into consideration.
     
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