Notebook 6700HQ+GTX1080 or 7700HQ+GTX1070

Discussion in 'Gaming (Software and Graphics Cards)' started by Paloseco, Aug 28, 2017.

  1. Falkentyne

    Falkentyne Notebook Deity

    Reputations:
    1,060
    Messages:
    1,445
    Likes Received:
    1,425
    Trophy Points:
    181
    Why did you choose the 6700HQ configuration with the GT73VR? Was this some European exclusive option? That configuration was never available in NA. I'm aware of the naming shenanigans of the GT73VR / GT73EVR HM175 nerfed version with 7700HQ or 7820HK configurations, but you really should have the unlocked CPU with the full CM238 chipset version on these. The 6700HQ is a real dog of a CPU. 3.1 ghz on all 4 cores?
     
  2. Paloseco

    Paloseco Notebook Evangelist

    Reputations:
    12
    Messages:
    395
    Likes Received:
    67
    Trophy Points:
    41
    I bought the computer used on ebay, and the two reasonable priced notebooks around €2000 were the GT72VR and GT73VR with 6700HQ/7700HQ and GTX1070/GTX1080 in several combinations. Other computers like the GT83 don't have GSYNC or other caveats like 1070 SLI where not all games take advantage of or don't have 120Hz or whatever. There are too many MSI notebooks I think. I discarded the Asus G701VI because is presumed to have a bad screen with low contrast, (around 700:1 as per some websites) and have the HQ also. Some with HK are also very expensive.

    Other GT73VR had the 1080p 60Hz screen, or the 4k one (which you can replace officially at Asus by around €260 one for any other). Also note that in europe there are several keyboard layouts and not all resellers have all configurations, and even some of those models are marked as discontinued so not possible to buy from them again. That said I bought a different layout than my country is but no problem, I always use external keyboards.

    On amazon france there's the "PC Portable - MSI GT73VR 7RF-488FR Titan Pro - Intel Core i7-7820HK 32 Go SSD 512 Go (2x 256 Go) + HDD 1 To 17.3" LED Full HD 120 Hz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8 Go Wi-Fi AC/Bluetooth Webcam Windows 10 Famille 64 bits (garantie constructeur 2 ans)" priced at €4484, which is quite a lot, considering that I can buy a case+monitor much cheaper and that the Asus Chimera is around the corner.

    In europe the HK (or K) versions are scarce because people wants to sell the HQ versions and because who has the HK or K and is happy doesn't want to sell and buying new is a lot of money. Importing from the US sum up a 23% tax or whatever it is to price+shipment+insurance, and only 1 year of warranty while in europe there's 2 year mandatory.
     
  3. hfm

    hfm Notebook Virtuoso

    Reputations:
    1,635
    Messages:
    3,279
    Likes Received:
    1,023
    Trophy Points:
    231
    You made the correct choice. 1080 without a doubt. GPU is much more important than CPU for gaming. Especially dealing with 6700HQ vs. 7700HQ.. You aren't going to notice the difference between them.
     
    Robbo99999 and Paloseco like this.
  4. Carrot Top

    Carrot Top Notebook Consultant

    Reputations:
    74
    Messages:
    297
    Likes Received:
    261
    Trophy Points:
    76
    You're right...3.1 vs. 3.4...they both suck. :p
     
  5. hfm

    hfm Notebook Virtuoso

    Reputations:
    1,635
    Messages:
    3,279
    Likes Received:
    1,023
    Trophy Points:
    231
    hah.. they're both good enough to game with though, if that's all you care about.
     
  6. Carrot Top

    Carrot Top Notebook Consultant

    Reputations:
    74
    Messages:
    297
    Likes Received:
    261
    Trophy Points:
    76
    Good enough to game at 60Hz.
     
    Robbo99999 likes this.
  7. jrwingate6

    jrwingate6 Notebook Deity

    Reputations:
    478
    Messages:
    1,062
    Likes Received:
    239
    Trophy Points:
    81
    60 FPS with what? Witcher 3 on Ultra settings? 1080 with 7700 is easily enough for 120hz gaming with most titles.

    Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
     
  8. TBoneSan

    TBoneSan Laptop Fiend

    Reputations:
    4,290
    Messages:
    5,520
    Likes Received:
    5,643
    Trophy Points:
    681
    Getting to 120hz+ territory requires higher clocks and for the first time in a long time a lot of games benefit substantially from higher clocked RAM too.
     
    Robbo99999 likes this.
  9. Carrot Top

    Carrot Top Notebook Consultant

    Reputations:
    74
    Messages:
    297
    Likes Received:
    261
    Trophy Points:
    76
    I don't see 120 FPS and 99% GPU usage here:









     
  10. jrwingate6

    jrwingate6 Notebook Deity

    Reputations:
    478
    Messages:
    1,062
    Likes Received:
    239
    Trophy Points:
    81
    As always it will highly depend on the game. Let's take BF1 for instance. With the settings on Ultra and maxed out, a 7700 paired with the 1080 will average 135fps. Bump the settings down to high and you're looking at 155fps. With the same set up, Overwatch will average around 190fps on Ultra settings. Bump it down to high and you're looking at 270fps average.

    In regards to Witcher 3, and comparing the 7700 vs 7820, it looks like the 7820 nets you a 5fps bump on Ultra settings and a 1fps bump on high settings.

    If you can find the 7820 for a hundred dollar difference then think about going for it. If not then it's not going to make or break your system.


    Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
     
Loading...

Share This Page