i7-9850H vs i9-9980HK for 4k video editing

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  1. jack574

    jack574 Notebook Consultant

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    Hi

    My current laptop can't edit 4K videos smoothly (i7-3840QM). Device Manager shows the GPU is doing almost nothing but the processor is at 100%.

    I've just ordered a new one with an i7-9850H (hoping that would be enough to edit smoothly) but am wondering now if I should try to change it to the i9-9980HK (or even i9-9880H)?

    I read that the i9s get so hot in a laptop chassis they don't perform much better than the i7s anyway.

    What are people's thoughts?

    Thanks
     
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    Depending on the notebook model, yeah, they do get hot. But they still give the most productivity, overall, on a mobile platform. I'm speaking specifically about the ThinkPAD P53, the P73 which you would be interested in I cannot recommend (no benefits and even a few pitfalls vs. the 15.6" workstation).

    The biggest benefit will be from any workflow that can use 2 additional cores (~20% increase) and the 33% bigger/better, 16MB Cache vs. the 12MB in the i7-9850H.

    See:
    https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compar...l-i9-9880H-vs-Intel-i7-3840QM/3478vs3456vs900

    See:
    https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/compare.html?productIds=192987,191047,70846


    With all three CPU's being 45W, the limiting factor on the more powerful models is the chassis you put it in.
     
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    jack574 Notebook Consultant

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    Thanks.

    Do you think the i7-9850H should be good enough for 4k editing?
     
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    Good enough is relative. :)

    If there is something else faster that I can buy, now, then it isn't good enough for me. ;)

    See my edited post above. :)

     
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    jack574 Notebook Consultant

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    Well, by "good enough" I meant be able to play the 4k footage in the editing window without it stuttering, so it's actually physically possible to edit it.

    However, I've had second thoughts and am trying to cancel my order and place it again with the i9-9980HK instead for the extra £125. Who knows what I'll want to do in the future. I won't be upgrading to another new laptop for a few years...
     
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    To me, I have learned to be happy with what I can afford at the time, as long as it is faster than what I had. :)

    But no computer is ever fast enough for me, even just to reply to your message, let alone do real work with it. :D

    I know what you meant by 'good enough', but I don't know if you can appreciate that once you get it, you're at the bleeding edge and to get slightly better, you'll need to spend even more next time... Sometimes in mere weeks or months. ;)

    Like I said, I'm happy knowing that at the time of purchase, I made the best decision possible for my budget and my needs too.
     
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    jack574 Notebook Consultant

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    I can stretch another £125, so think it's probably worth it for the i9....

    Yes, of course, I know it will be outdated in a short time. But as I'm going to be using this laptop for a long time, makes sense to get the best processor I can now.
     
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    That’s a no brainer upgrade if you’re doing tasks that heavily utilize the CPU. The extra two cores will especially cut down on rendering time.
    Charles
     
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    jack574 Notebook Consultant

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    Which would be the better processor in a Dell Precision 7740?

    i9-9980HK

    or

    Xeon E2286M?

    Mainly for CAD, 4k video editing, and Photoshop.

    GPU is RTX 3000 if that's relevant.

    Thanks
     
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    What do you think about upgrading from the i9-9980HK to the Xeon E2286M? Doesn't really seem worth it - both are the same number of cores and the same speed, and I don't plan on buying ECC memory...

    What do you think?

    Thanks
     
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