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What Can't The New Stealth Do?

Discussion in 'Systems' started by ThirdDegreePun, Oct 24, 2016.

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  1. ThirdDegreePun

    ThirdDegreePun Well-Known Member

    After much deliberation and creating a few threads seeking answers on which Laptop I want, I think I've settled finally on the *New* Stealth when it arrives here in Australia. Despite the hypothetical sounding nature of the question (sounds a bit like an advertisement) I am in fact asking seriously what those who have a Stealth find it struggles with.

    I am interested in examples of when it is both on and off a Razer Core, my biggest curiosity being what programs or tasks you find are bottlenecked by the CPU no matter what monstrosity of a GPU you've hooked up to it.

    If you have any additional comments on other things you've noticed on your Stealth I absolutely welcome them! And if you have an older stealth feel free to chip in about your experiences with what runs well and uh...doesn't...too :)
  2. TyMcLean

    TyMcLean Active Member

    Well I've got the first RBS with the 6th Gen i7, and i haven't had a problem with the amount of RAM, but the dual core definitely holds it back in gaming. I rock a GTX 1080 in my Core and I shouldn't have a problem with most games, but I can't play Forza Horizon 3 on my RBS. The CPU only boosts to 3.1Ghz most times, but the 7th Gen i7 is suppose to boost to 3.6Ghz I think so it might help out a little. Dave 2D has a comparison video of the two, and he noticed little difference in CPU performance, but noted the added RAM helped in editing and other software.
    Hope you find what you're looking for.
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  3. FiendRiver666

    FiendRiver666 Active Member

    Probably can't upgrade it like a normal desktop. Feel free to prove me wrong if you can.
  4. jthoma17

    jthoma17 Active Member

    i find it is not very good for making waffles. if you flip it over and run stress tests, though, i find it becomes sufficiently hot to make decent pancakes.
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  5. ThirdDegreePun

    ThirdDegreePun Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the info!

    Yeah the dual core processor means it has half the power of a quad core in anything cpu demanding, and ultimately there's little improvement between the 6th and 7th gen from what I can tell in anything which requires Multi core cpu processing. Certain games and applications have different demands, some are cpu light but ram and gpu intensive, some are all of those. Ultimately I've accepted that I probably won't be playing super demanding games on it, I mainly use my computer for sound design and implementing said sounds into games in unity etc.

    Good to know not to bother with Forza though haha. Do you run anything like Photoshop, premier pro or audition on it?

    I'm more of an eggs and bacon person myself, although that sounds like a crepe idea!

    Only the gpu can be upgraded. 16gb of ram should do me, and I'm fine for storage etc. It's mainly the cpu I'm thinking of.

    Anyone use fl studio on it? That's the program I use for audio composition currently and so I'd be interested to know if there's any issues running it on a stealth, particularly when you have a lot going on in a project. Free New version of it is also part of why I'm interested!
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  6. labfastEbony877

    labfastEbony877 New Member

    Have run FL Studio. It works great.
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  7. ThirdDegreePun

    ThirdDegreePun Well-Known Member

    sweeeeet., thanks for the reply!

    I'm using a bit of an older version so I imagine the newest one performs a chunk better! Really hope the offer to get a free copy of it with the laptop is still running by the time the New Stealth gets here...
  8. adam1012

    adam1012 New Member

    Would the new Kaby Lake models be able to handle 1080p video editing? And is the 16gb RAM really necessary?
  9. aab010799

    aab010799 Active Member

    As another already said above ^ It's such a small package that upgrading must be pretty difficult. Obviously no where near a desktop and I'm not familiar enough with the hardware to say but I'd assume it's like that
  10. adam1012

    adam1012 New Member

    Oh no I don't plan on upgrading the internals, I was just curious as to how it performed for video editing. Lol of course I don't expect it to come close to a desktop PC it's a friggin ultrabook x)
  11. ThirdDegreePun

    ThirdDegreePun Well-Known Member

    It should be able to handle editing alright, it just will take a bit longer than the Blade or a desktop to render/export. Hooking it up to the core will also yield significant improvements, but yeah anything which is CPU heavy might be bottlenecked. The two cores (up to 4 with hyperthreading) are pretty decent for single core processing, but multiprocessing takes a bit under twice as long as on a comparable quad core processor.

    It should be fine to handle it, won't be the fastest but it shouldn't be sluggish at all
  12. Vaypron

    Vaypron Well-Known Member

    Exactly! Depending on the software you are using, the CPUor the GPU(Core) will be used to render. Using the Blade Stealth and the Core I would always go for a gpu-based rendering tool :) The i7-7500U is still not bad, espacially for a 15W TDP CPU, but it won't be able to compete with a gpu or a desktop-cpu :)

    But it's not always the number of cores/threads. F.e. I had to choose between two cpus for my server around 5 days ago. One with 4C/4T and one with 4C/8T. So normally everyone would have gone for the 4C/8T, because hey hyperthreading is always better, right`?
    Not in this case, the 4C/4T outspeeds the 4C/8T in both single and multicore performance.

    There is a pretty neat site to compare cpu performances.
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