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Any difference between Skylake Alienware 15r3 and Kabylake 15r3?

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Since the GPU specs of both the Skylake and Kabylake Alienware 15 R3 versions are exactly the same (with GTX 1060 or GTX 1070), it all just comes down raw CPU performance, in which the Kabylake version only has about 5-10% gain over Skylake version (very very minor, you won't even notice it unless if u do benchmarks). Even the Intel HD 630 inside the Kabylake is not marginally different from the 530 in Skylake. So let's say if you already have the Skylake version already, skip the Kabylake. But if you are planning on getting one, you can go for the Kabylake or find cheaper deals with the Skylake version.


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3 minutes ago, ErrystioT said:

Since the GPU specs of both the Skylake and Kabylake Alienware 15 R3 versions are exactly the same (with GTX 1060 or GTX 1070), it all just comes down raw CPU performance, in which the Kabylake version only has about 5-10% gain over Skylake version (very very minor, you won't even notice it unless if u do benchmarks). Even the Intel HD 630 inside the Kabylake is not marginally different from the 530 in Skylake. So let's say if you already have the Skylake version already, skip the Kabylake. But if you are planning on getting one, you can go for the Kabylake or find cheaper deals with the Skylake version.

Yeah I got a good deal on r/hardwareswap for a Skylake version w/ 1070

 

How about like extra features that might be unnecessary for some people, like cooling, audio, things like that? Any difference ? 


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