Solved Laptop Comparison for Rendering Tags: Laptops Last response: January 19, 2013 2:25 AM in Laptop Tech Support Share zyrebel December 4, 2012 2:44:06 AM I am a Architecture student and just want some other peoples opinion on what computer setup is better for run CAD and 3d programs. The two setups that I like right now are: Dell Mobile Precision M6600 Intel Core i7-2960XM Extreme Quad Core 2.70GHz 8MB, 16.0GB, DDR3-1600 SDRAM, 4 DIMM, NVIDIA Quadro 5010M with 4GB GDDR5, 750GB 7200rpm Hard Drive Windows 7 Ultimate Intel Centrino Advanced -N + WiMAX 6250 512GB 2.5" Dell Mobility Solid State EON17-S Intel Extreme Core i7 3940XM Quad-Core 3.0GHz , 8MB Cache 32GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz (4 X 8GB) Single 4GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M 256GB Crucial M4 Genuine MS Windows 8 Professional 64-Bit Edition Killer Wireless-N 1103 (2) 750GB SATA 3.0Gb/s, 7200RPM, FYI: I use Rhino, AutoCad, 3dsMax, and Maya More about : laptop comparison rendering Labrynthian a b D Laptop December 4, 2012 4:09:42 AM The second one is much better. It's processor and graphics card are both more powerful, and it has a much better graphics card. m 0 l zyrebel December 4, 2012 2:46:42 PM But arent the quadros designed for rendering or is the geforce cards getting better? m 0 l Related resources 3ds max rendering comparison - Forum Build Budget Laptop for 3-D Rendering Workstation - Forum Is the HP Envy 17-j053ea 17" laptop a good laptop for game rendering - Forum Laptop comparison: Is it worth $150 more? - Forum suiatable laptop for rendering - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Labrynthian a b D Laptop December 4, 2012 3:45:40 PM Nope. The 680M is better. http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-Quadro-5010M.47195.... http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-680M.72... m 0 l zyrebel December 4, 2012 3:58:27 PM Wouldnt the Quadros open gl ability make it better than the 680 or does open gl not affect speeds that much? m 0 l Best solution Labrynthian a b D Laptop December 5, 2012 1:26:22 AM Yes, OpenGL increases speed and performance, but not to the extent that it processes more than the 680M. Please read the links I posted. Share janusfirst December 5, 2012 2:11:24 AM i'll choose the second one. however, the first one has a ssd hard disk, which is much faster when you run 3ds Max or Maya. ssd hard disk is good for loading data. so, still up to you! m 0 l zyrebel December 5, 2012 4:19:16 AM They both have a solid slate, the M4 is a solid slate just forgot to type it. So if the 680m is better for rendering would it be good to get 2 in sli? Or is sli mainly used for gaming? m 0 l Labrynthian a b D Laptop December 5, 2012 5:36:13 AM SLI boosts the performance up to 4 times that of the single card. If you're really going to be working with such high end stuff, then it makes sense. But I'm not entirely sure you'll need 2 680Ms... m 0 l buwish a b D Laptop January 19, 2013 2:25:43 AM Best answer selected by buwish. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWorkstation Laptop suggestions for 3d Apps, and rendering with Multiple CPU & GPU cores. Forum SolvedLaptop Spec Comparison Forum SolvedLaptop Comparison Graphic Card and CPU Forum Comparison of Desktop and Laptop CPU speeds Forum Solved3 Laptop, GPU and battery performance comparison help. Forum SolvedAffordable gaming laptop question and comparison. The AMD or Intel. "Links of the laptops inside " !! Forum Core i5 520M (laptop) vs Core 2 Duo e6600 (desktop) comparison Forum Desktop and laptop GPU comparison Forum SolvedBest laptop for 3d modeling rendering cad n ps below £1000 Forum SolvedNeed an Affordable Laptop For 3d Rendering ETC Forum Laptop comparison please? Forum Giving a Percentage to the Laptop/Desktop Power Comparison Forum SolvedLooking for Laptop for 3d Modelling Rendering and CAD Forum full "gaming" laptop comparison please? Forum Laptop to Desktop Comparison (ASUS/Sager compared to old Desktop) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Laptop Tech Support categories Windows Configuration !