I’m a CG generalist currently living in France. In few months I’ll need to move from countries to countries, so this is why I need to buy a laptop.
With this laptop, I’ll do 3D Modeling, rigging, surfacing, lighting/rendering, compositing, editing,…
My mains softwares are Maya with Arnold (CPU) and Redshift (GPU), Zbrush, Nuke, Mari, Substance Painter, Moi3D, Davinci Resolve,…
I’ll try to not spend more than 2000€.
What I need :
A good CPU for rendering
A good GPU for high poly modeling and rendering
At least 16GB or ram (32 would be better).
A high color accuracy screen,
Maybe thunderbold 3 to connect an external graphic card in the future?
A not weird keyboard like the one we found on Zephyrus
Also I’m use to azerty keyboard, but if a computer with qwerty is good I can take it with no problem (I prefer UK layout, but I’m okay with the US one).
I don’t care if it’s a bit heavy, I just need a computer that I can bring in an airplane.
Actually, I have a desktop computer with an i7 5960X, 32GB of ram and a GTX 1070 which satisfy me in almost everything (we always want better specs =D)
I looked the advantages of Quadro graphics cards, and it seems that it’s not the best choice (maybe I’m wrong).
I find those articles and video about this subject:
So I think the good choice will be a GTX 10XX or a RTX 20XX.
The problem is that I didn’t find a test that suggest RTX are worth buy on laptop for now. And for now redshift haven’t integrate RTX cores, so it’s like a bet on the future.
I hope you’ll have good advice for me =D