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i7 vs Xeon and High End Graphics Card

Question asked by lcatania on Jun 28, 2017
Latest reply on Jun 28, 2017 by Dan_Patterson

Wondering if anyone has any insight on laptop configurations based on your own or others you work with.  We are looking to order some new laptops Dell Precision 7720 for our team.


Any advantage of Xeon vs i7 (Intel Core i7-7920HQ vs. Xeon E3-1575M or Xeon E3-1575M) laptop used for ArcGIS desktop and runtime development and everyday use of ArcGIS Desktop & Pro running models? Possibly running ArcGIS Server.


Anyone using the latest Alienware laptop with i7-7820HK and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 with 8GB GDDR5X.  Wondering if a gaming laptop has any advantage over a workstation.


And any advantage to a Nvidia Quadro P5000 w/16GB GDDR5  over a Nvidia Quadro P4000 w/8GB GDDR5?  Obviously more memory, but does ArcGIS Desktop & Pro take advantage of the onboard memory for any processing that would make it any more efficient now or in the next 5 years as that is about how often we refresh our laptops.