Razer Blade Pro 17" GTX 1080 GPU/7820K CPU 2017 Owner's Lounge

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  1. TyroG

    TyroG Notebook Geek

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    So anyone got this laptop ? If so how it is guys ?
     
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    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    You can pick any comparison point you like, 720p, 1080p, 1440p, 2160p, they are all valid :)
     
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    slimjim8201 Notebook Consultant

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    From what I've seen, high-end graphics cards tend to show greater variance at higher resolutions. Also 7700K versus 7700HQ isn't exactly apples to apples.


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    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    The point is for most games, you won't notice a difference, and the higher the resolution the more the load shifts to the GPU - fewer frames for the CPU to feed - so you can balance out a "weaker" CPU by using higher resolutions on high end GPU's.

    There are some CPU intensive games, even at 1440p / 2160p

    Still the higher the resolution the less load on the CPU so the 7700HQ can suffice most of the time.

    Where are you going to miss a 7700K?, over 4.0ghz, maybe 4.2ghz for a 7820HK OC.

    You need to be system OC tuning savvy to use a 7820HK, while a 7700k will be out of the box higher performance, but still benefit from OC from 4.2ghz-5.1ghz depending on the CPU sample.

    If you want a slimmer lighter laptop, the 7700HQ is the best - a 7820HK is going to run too hot at OC and might not be stable due to not enough cooling.

    A 7820HK can be good in a thicker laptop with better cooling.

    The desktop CPU's like the 7700K need a much higher level of cooling, so the larger frame's do best - you'll see people hardware hack the 15" desktop CPU models to get that same cooling performance as from a stock large frame model.
     
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  5. StanJarensky

    StanJarensky Notebook Enthusiast

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    Just to add onto this for what my two cents are worth--I had a built desktop with a i7-4790k OC'd @ 4.4GHz and a GTX 1070. I parted most of it out and bought an Alienware 15 R3 (7700HQ, GTX 1060) along with Alienware's eGPU box and stuck my GTX 1070 in there. If I was gaming at 1080p, CPU intensive games would run with about 10% less frames but most of the time, the difference between the 4790k/1070 and the 7700HQ/1070 was less than 5% even with the eGPU connection. I recently just bought a GTX 1080 Ti and 4K monitor and I've been using it with the Alienware eGPU box. From what I've seen, my 7700HQ/1080 Ti setup is still running within 5% of most desktop builds at 4K but if I drop down to 1080p, the difference gets much higher because much more strain is on the weaker CPU, usually along the lines of 20%.
     
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  6. slimjim8201

    slimjim8201 Notebook Consultant

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    So my order has been placed through HID Evolution. I went with the 2TB version and optioned to have HID chuck RAID0. Since this is my primary work machine, I also got the two year warranty.

    Anyone have experience with HID in the past? I'm hoping that they fire up the machine and make sure it is in top working order before shipping out to their customers. I have to imagine they are aware of some of the issues customers are facing with bad apples.
     
  7. saturnotaku

    saturnotaku Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Have a read through the Sager/Clevo reseller feedback sub-forum and judge for yourself.
     
  8. slimjim8201

    slimjim8201 Notebook Consultant

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    Sounds like folks have good experiences. Unfortunately, the order had to be placed through my company procurement system which means I didn't get to have direct contact with HID. There are about 5 middle-men between me and the vendor. This means my laptop could show up tomorrow or in two months and there really isn't any way of knowing.
     
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    It'll probably be at least a week or two before it ships since they'll need to perform your customizations and test it.
     
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    You could contact @Donald@HIDevolution now and give him a heads up again directly when the order goes in from your procurement department so you can be informed of the progress - unless there are rules against that at your company.
     
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