mobile graphics card question

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  1. dlleno

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    greetings graphics enthusiasts; pardon the intrusion here with a non-gaming GPU question, but please hear me out before the yawns gets too big :D I'm spec'ing out a zbook G4 and budget calls for a decision between a 4GB Nividia M2200, and a 6GB P3000. I've seen the benchmarks, I get that one is Maxwell and the other Pascal, I know that the P3000 is significantly stronger, even though intended for engineering work and not optimized for gaming -- but I'm hoping someone here can boil down the practical differences into application-specific or behavioral terms: If I shell out the $400-ish extra for the P3000, what could I do that I couldn't with the M2200? What will run well on the P3000 that would struggle on the M2200?

    my primary use is photo and video editing/playback. Beyond this, what graphics horizons would the P3000 open up? BTW this is a 17" 4K dreamcolor machine, a 45 watt i7 7820HQ, 16GB RAM, 2x7200rpm 1TB with a 512GB z turbo drive for the OS
     
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  3. dlleno

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    that was profound
     
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    Ill try to answer this question to the best of my ability. First of all, Maxwell is older and Pascal is much newer. The newer Pascal architecture was a massive improvement in performance, nearly doubling performance numbers for one specific GPU of last gen, to the same specific model to the next gen. Now the M2200 is really a lower end GPU already, so its sower even if it was of the same architecture or generation. The P3000 is leagues ahead of the M2200.

    The M4000 was a high end GPU for Maxwell professional work. The P4000 nearly doubled this GPU while using less power and running much faster.

    If you can afford it, I would get the P3000.. The P3000 will also run any of the latest games at 1080P with ultra detail! Just like a GTX1060!

    P3000, and P4000 are a pretty good value! Its tough to swallow the price stepping up to a P5000 though.

    My school loans were going to pay some of the cost of my laptop, and a significant portion of the cost of a p5000 if I built a laptop with one. Though, I really didn't need the certified drivers. And I can get most of my work done with a GTX1070 which is already overkill as it is.
     
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