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1060 or 1070 for animation and rendering

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I have to buy a laptop for my studies. I have been looking at some laptops with 1060s and 1070s. Both laptops have a 7700HQ and 32GB of RAM (Optionally 16GB).

I live in Norway and laptops are generally expensive.

 

Laptop with 1060:
GTX 1060 6GB, i7-7700HQ, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD, 32GB RAM (2600 NOK/330$ USD less for 16GB version)

32GB version - 16,330 NOK (roughly 2070$ USD)

16GB version - 13,730 NOK (roughly 1740$ USD)

 

Laptop with 1070:

GTX 1070 8GB, i7-7700HQ, 512GB SSD, 1TB HDD, 32GB RAM (800 NOK/100$ USD less for 16GB version)

32GB version - 19,790 NOK (roughly 2500$ USD)

16GB version - 18,990 NOK (roughly 2400$ USD)

 

Is the 1070 worth the extra money for animation and rendering? And would I regret buying a laptop with 32GB of RAM instead of going for the cheaper 16GB option?

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3 minutes ago, Godcer said:

I don't know which programs we are going to use yet.

That would be good to know before hand - not every program takes advantage of gpu rendering or only work with quadros/workstation cards.

For rendering stuff more vram is better, so 1070. But I doubt that you'll max out 16GB RAM as a beginner. Probably the 1060 does make the job good enough to justify the saved money, especially when combined with only 16GB RAM

The extra for the 1060 32GB model is way out of the reasonable spectrum, you'd be better off upgrading it yourself as long as the laptop allows it


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2 minutes ago, 19_blackie_73 said:

The extra for the 1060 32GB model is way out of the reasonable spectrum, you'd be better off upgrading it yourself as long as the laptop allows it

The 1060 laptop only ships with 16GB (2x8GB and no empty slots). Upgrading it to 32GB myself would actually cost 330$ USD.

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Why do you want a laptop anyway?


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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, Vespertine said:

Why do you want a laptop anyway?

I have to bring my laptop to school. I would have built a desktop if that was an option.

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1 minute ago, Godcer said:

I have to bring my laptop to school. I would have built a desktop if that was an option.

Are you going to be doing animation and rendering in school on that laptop?


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2 minutes ago, Vespertine said:

Are you going to be doing animation and rendering in school on that laptop?

Yes, I am going to use it in school and at home.

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3 minutes ago, Godcer said:

Yes, I am going to use it in school and at home.

Fair enough. Most people say they need things like that for school when they don't actually use them there.


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On 1.8.2017 at 6:07 PM, 19_blackie_73 said:

That would be good to know before hand - not every program takes advantage of gpu rendering or only work with quadros/workstation cards.

For rendering stuff more vram is better, so 1070. But I doubt that you'll max out 16GB RAM as a beginner. Probably the 1060 does make the job good enough to justify the saved money, especially when combined with only 16GB RAM

Looks like we will be using Autodesk programs, like Maya, and probably some others as well. The spec requirements for the BA in Animation says that 16GB is the minimum and that 32GB really is preferred.

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