I want to buy a new laptop and after some research, I have two candidates. The prices almost match, but I can't buy both best CPU and GPU in my region.
I found one laptop with CPU i9-8950HK (gen 8, 6 cores, clockspeed 2.9GHz) and with GPU NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000, and one with CPU i9-9980HK (gen 9, 8 cores, clockspeed 2.4GHz) and with GPU NVIDIA Quadro T2000.
The problem is that I found that Quadro RTX is much more powerful.
I need the computer for (primarily):
- Game development.
- Software development.
- Machine learning.
Both GPUs are very OK for game development. But if I understand correctly the Quadro RTX is better for ML.
So I ask:
How much is gen 9 better than gen 8, also consider 8-cores vs. 6-cores but higher clockspeed?
Is the difference between the CPUs will affect more than the difference between the GPUs? Note that if I cannot do ML with Quadro T2000 there's no choice and I'll but the first laptop - ML is mandatory, but all three usages are equal in need.
If the computers are roughly equal I prefer the second because of the weight (1.78kg vs 2.6kg).