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Posted · Original PosterOP



I am a long time watcher of LTT and finally decided to join the forums because I have a question I can not find a definitive answer to.


We are ready to replace our CAD laptop workstations where I work, currently they are working on Dell Precision M6800 with i7-4710MQ CPU's, 8GB Ram, 250 Samsung SSD's and Quadro K3100M 4GB video cards. I am looking at two options to replace these computers, the first option is the Lenovo ThingPad P73 with an  i7-9750H CPU, 16GB Ram, 512 NVMe SSd's and a Quadro P620 4GB video card or option 2 would be a Lenovo X1 Extreme Gen 2 with the same CPU, RAM and HDD but with a GTX 1650 Max-Q 4GB video card instead. My questions is what really is the performance difference between the Quadro and GTX? My engineers user SolidWorks 2019, AutoCAD 219 and KeyShot for design software. Could I get them the lighter X1 Extreme and still retain the performance of the P73?

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Hello @jrunkles1221


When the Quadro and GTX are of the same tier then the raw performance is exactly the same. But Quadro's can actually be faster in some workloads. So " It depends". LTT actually has a good video on this which you might want to see if you have not already.



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17 minutes ago, jrunkles1221 said:

what really is the performance difference between the Quadro and GTX?

Support to OpenCL. Drivers on Geforce and Titan only the basic OpenCL stuff while the same driver with Quadro (and Tesla) support all the advanced stuff, giving higher performance. Affects Solidworks yes tho not sure about how the lower compute performance of the P620 itself affects the final results.

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1


Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync


Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thank you for all the info! I will more than likely go with the P73 since they have 17" screens now and work a lot from them at the machines. Looking at SolidWorks, they are very particular about their drivers. 

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