Stealth + Core, Bottleneck?

Discussion in 'Systems' started by Ghostx420, May 27, 2017.

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  1. Ghostx420

    Ghostx420 New Member

    Hello guys, recently I acquired The New Razer Blade Stealth (Kaby Lake), 4k Touch Screen Intel Core i7 with 1 terabyte of space. I was planning on using the stealth to take to school for school work, since it is very portable. However I also do game a lot, so I decided that I would buy the core along with a gtx 1060, 1070, or 1080. Then I read a bunch of articles about how the CPU of the Stealth can't use the full potential of a good graphics card. I bought my Stealth recently and it came in about a day or two ago so I am still able to refund if necessary, (At least I think they allow you a refund up to 14 days after delivery.) I saw a lot of posts that said buy a stealth and then build a desktop, I can't do this however because I switch between houses probably once every week. Now my questions are:
    1. What would be the best graphics card for the Core along with the Stealth, for the least amount of bottleneck?
    2. How bad is the bottleneck?
    3. Should I refund my Stealth and get the New Razer Blade with the gtx 1060, and do you think it would still be portable enough for me to use at school, weight and length wise?
    4. About how many frames would I get on the games below with the Stealth and Core and one of the graphics cards listed above, and how many frames with The New Razer Blade with a gtx 1060?

    The games I typically play are:
    GTA 5
    Fallout 4 (Sometimes with Mods)
    Payday 2
    Occasionally I'll buy Triple A games.
  2. gaykob7

    gaykob7 Well-Known Member

    Of course there will be heavy bottlenecking as we are talking about a 2 core cpu in the stealth

    It really depends on which game you're playing, but in my experience games with heavy physics and 3d effects like witcher 3 , bf3 and generally open world titles require more cpu power

    I believe a 1060 would be the right choice, but then it is probably more intelligent to go for the blade 14 as it has a 1060 and a quad core cpu
  3. Ghostx420

    Ghostx420 New Member

    Okay thank you for your response. I will consider that.
  4. AllPr0

    AllPr0 Active Member

    I'd say the same, go for the blade with the 1060 in it, because at the end of the day it's still very portable. I do the same as you, I switch houses every week and I'm very happy with the blade. I also bring it to university every day with me.
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  5. Kaabii_

    Kaabii_ Member

    A GTX 1060 (3 or 6 GB) would be the preferable choice for the Stealth, because it only has 2 cores and any more powerful GPUs would bottleneck. Because you bought the 1TB SSD + 4k Touch ($1899), you're going to buy a Razer Core for $400 and a GTX 1060 costing around $250, which totals around $2550. To be honest, it's a terrible option to go for because you could buy yourself the 1TB New Razer Blade for like the same price, but you can just game anywhere. I suggest to refund it and get the new razer blade with the GTX 1060 and 1TB in it.

    For FPS in games with the Stealth + GTX 1060, it's going to bottleneck in CPU demanding games and AAA titles.
    With the Razer Blade, you're going to get more FPS out of GTA V and CS:GO because of its 4 cores and 8 threads.
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