need quad raw power non gaming

Discussion in 'The Linux Corner' started by k4711, Oct 7, 2017.

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  1. k4711

    k4711 New Member

    Dear All,
    as a developer working in optimization I need all the computing power I can get for my
    parallelized code.

    Going by the weight and looks :) the Razer Blade seem to fit the bill.
    As you may guess, I am a Linux only guy (Ubuntu) and am not interested in gaming.
    Also, compute intensive stuff is only run close to a power socket. So battery life should
    not be a major issue. But I do travel quite a bit, so weight matters.

    Maybe you people can help me with a few questions.
    1. I presume, that Linux is fully operational except for the video camera
    2. the I7 7700HQ seems to be as fast as it gets as long as the turbo boost is at work.
    However, it seems that some laptops can stays longer at peak frequency than others, depending
    on their cooling system. I wonder if someone can comment on an extended quad core load
    (more that 3min) .
    3. maybe, there is even someone who would be willing to run a benchmark. I would prepare a
    tar ball with data and a static binary (f90).
    4. may be you have any other comments for my use case.

    Thanks in advance

    Tred
     
  2. surfer1081

    surfer1081 Well-Known Member

    Hey @k4711 When would you need this laptop? If you are willing to wait for the Coffee Lakes edition for these laptops, it sounds like it would be your best best considering it would have 6 cores. This is what I'll be waiting on, and I hope that the Blade will stay at 14 inches.
     
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    k4711 New Member

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  4. k4711

    k4711 New Member

    Along the lines of non-gaming but multicore requirements: does someone have experience with completely switching off the 1060 graphics card and instead only using the Intel graphics? how does that impact on battery life? would that make life easier or does it not really matter?

    thanks in advance

    Tred
     
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