i7-4790K vs i7-4710HQ

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  1. moviemarketing

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    Looks like there is an upcoming laptop which includes desktop CPU within a reasonably portable form factor (Clevo P751zm). It's still rather heavy at 7.5lbs, but chassis is only 385mm x 262mm x 35.7mm (1.3 inches thick), much more portable than traditional DTR size.

    Trying to decide between this laptop configured with i7-4790K + 980M, 32GB RAM, 3xM.2 SSD Raid0 and P35x which uses i7-4710HQ and 980M, 16GB RAM, 2x mSATA SSD Raid0.

    The kind of tasks I will be using this laptop for are primarily working with pretty large files in 64-bit Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects, In-Design, Illustrator, 1080p video editing (perhaps 4k as well), encoding, motion graphics as well as occasionally some demanding games.

    I travel frequently, so the portability factor is important; however, I'd like to get a sense of how much of a timesaver the desktop CPU and increased RAM might be compared to 4710HQ. I'm guessing Cinebench scores, etc., are through the roof for 4790K, but it would also be helpful to see some sort of practical comparison for actual tasks in Adobe applications and video encoding, effects rendering etc.
     
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    Probably around 30% faster give or take.
     
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    If you're going to encode video using x264, you might want to grab some 2133MHz or faster RAM. It apparently helps a bit with the encoding speed. I don't know if the small percentage increase is worth it to you, but if you can afford it, it can't hurt.

    Combining a solid 16GB (or 32GB, as I know After Effects gobbles up RAM like a dog being fed a steak) 2133/2400MHz RAM with an i7-4790K should spank the 4710HQ so badly you'll be doing backflips.

    Of course, you initially avoided the 4910MQ P157SM-A which could have done something similar, so I'm not sure how you really feel about it all XD.

    Anyway, you know your options now.
     
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    Thanks, never quite understood exactly how faster RAM affects performance.

    Certainly considered the P157SM-A with 4940MX, but it's gonna be a bit too large for using comfortably while traveling (1.7"), and it would seem the desktop 4790K could make a larger difference for creative tasks, no?
     
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    Not necessarily. You can set the voltage and multipliers of those processors as you wish, so the laptop with the better cooling system is going to be the one that performs better in that case.
     
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    Agreed. Whichever system can handle the Haswell heat better is the one that will run faster. By that token, an i7-4910MQ is probably the best choice.
     
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    If P157SM-A's CPU cooling is anything like my P370SM, 4GHz is about the most you can reasonably expect. I don't render but if CineBench is anything to go by, I can just barely keep my 4900MQ under 95C during the winter months if I max out the OC bins to match a 4790K, and this with max fans and Liquid Ultra paste no less.

    4790K might be a better option if the new Clevo's cooling is up to par.
     
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    So among 4710HQ, 4910MQ and 4790K, stock clocks are not as important - the better performing CPU would be whichever one I can overclock higher, based on the temps of the laptop?
     
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