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Intel HD Graphics 520. Good for 3D?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey guys, need some help.

 

So im shopping for a new laptop, to do some light graphic design and 3d rendering on.

 

I've narrowed it down to 2 options. 

 

Lenovo Ideapad Y700-14 Laptop - 80NU000UUS

 

and the 

 

Lenovo Flex3 15 - 80R4000JUS - White

 

 

The Flex has a Intel HD Graphics 520 GPU,

whereas the Y700 has a radeon r9, which i know is better. 

 

Heres my issue:

All the other specs are the same between the 2.

I like the touchscreen on the Flex, and the screen size, but the GPU is just so much better on the Y700.

 

I really want the touchscreen, and i know the 520 isnt a bad gpu but is it good enough for what im doing? (3d rendering, not much game playing, and photoshop, illustrator.)

 

Thanks in advance!

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What kind of programs are you using for 3D rendering?


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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, AdamHolt96 said:

What kind of programs are you using for 3D rendering?

Maxon Cinema 4D, it can be pretty intensive, or not.

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7 minutes ago, R_Hill said:

Hey guys, need some help.

 

So im shopping for a new laptop, to do some light graphic design and 3d rendering on.

 

I've narrowed it down to 2 options. 

 

Lenovo Ideapad Y700-14 Laptop - 80NU000UUS

 

and the 

 

Lenovo Flex3 15 - 80R4000JUS - White

 

 

The Flex has a Intel HD Graphics 520 GPU,

whereas the Y700 has a radeon r9, which i know is better. 

 

Heres my issue:

All the other specs are the same between the 2.

I like the touchscreen on the Flex, and the screen size, but the GPU is just so much better on the Y700.

 

I really want the touchscreen, and i know the 520 isnt a bad gpu but is it good enough for what im doing? (3d rendering, not much game playing, and photoshop, illustrator.)

 

Thanks in advance!

Both are going to be pretty close... Neither will be great at gaming, but the 3d rendering... Depends. If its something light like unity 5 will be fine on either. (It runs on my desktop... Which is crap compared to that.)  Photoshop and Illustrator should be fine. Both put more workload on CPU then GPU. 


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2 minutes ago, R_Hill said:

Doesnt really help me much since i said i dont do much gaming

sorry


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1 minute ago, R_Hill said:

Maxon Cinema 4D, it can be pretty intensive, or not.

Looks like that will run on almost nothing... http://www.maxon.net/?id=311


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1 minute ago, R_Hill said:

Maxon Cinema 4D, it can be pretty intensive, or not.

Are you on the move a lot, is a laptop mandatory? You might want to look at a desktop if your serious about rendering because laptops are horrible for rendering.


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1 minute ago, Brink2Three said:

Both are going to be pretty close... Neither will be great at gaming, but the 3d rendering... Depends. If its something light like unity 5 will be fine on either. (It runs on my desktop... Which is crap compared to that.)  Photoshop and Illustrator should be fine. Both put more workload on CPU then GPU. 

Really? looking on YouTube, people playing with the 520 get around like 20-30 fps on most games and then the Radeon R9 gives like 50-60 on most.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, AdamHolt96 said:

Are you on the move a lot, is a laptop mandatory? You might want to look at a desktop if your serious about rendering because laptops are horrible for rendering.

Yeah, i am. unfortunately i dont have any more money to spend on a keyboard, and monitor anyway haha

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, Brink2Three said:

Looks like that will run on almost nothing... http://www.maxon.net/?id=311

it does run, but obviously the better the specs the better the performance, right now with 8gb of ram and a core i5-5200u it takes a good 2 hours to render what im rendering.

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8 minutes ago, R_Hill said:

Really? looking on YouTube, people playing with the 520 get around like 20-30 fps on most games and then the Radeon R9 gives like 50-60 on most.

Which Radeon R9? there are multiple configurations of that laptop. 

 

7 minutes ago, R_Hill said:

it does run, but obviously the better the specs the better the performance, right now with 8gb of ram and a core i5-5200u it takes a good 2 hours to render what im rendering.

Sounds familiar... Since it puts a lot more focus into clarifying what CPUs work and don't, but don't really put any care to tell you what GPUs are compliant, I'm tempted to say that the GPU doesn't do much work for rendering. So either should do fine. 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, Brink2Three said:

Which Radeon R9? there are multiple configurations of that laptop. 

 

Sounds familiar... Since it puts a lot more focus into clarifying what CPUs work and don't, but don't really put any care to tell you what GPUs are compliant, I'm tempted to say that the GPU doesn't do much work for rendering. So either should do fine. 

either way, an i7 will do better.

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