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Mid 2014 macbook pro vs mid 2015 macbook pro?

So I'm currently standing between two choices of macbook pro's. My need is to be able to hook up my macbook via thunderbolt 2 to a dock, and from the dock connect it to a monitor and obtain 4k@60Hz (+ ...
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I need laptop recommendation for heavy work load [closed]

I am looking for a new business laptop which i can use for heavy work load, I mostly have following application open Outlook 2016 Visual Studio 2013, 2015 MS Office Antivirus MS SQL Management ...
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Dual CPU or high core count

I am looking to purchase a fairly high-end workstation for engineering research and need some insight on potential benefits of going with a dual socket CPU setup vs a single CPU with higher core count....
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Best money for value GPU for Core i5 9600k processor and 16GB Ram

Which Graphics card will be the best value for money for this configuration? Suggestion will be appreciated. Processor: Core i5 9600k Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390UD Ram: Corsair Vengeance LPX 1x16GB ...
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Which laptop hardware setup is the fastest and most optimized for programming?

I'll be buying a new laptop and while searching for information for the best configuration I haven't yet found one website where there is clear real-world use-case information regarding the best setup ...
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Building a Budget Deep Learning Machine

So I want to create a fast Deep Learning Machine with Nvidia's RTX 2060 but I'm divided between AMD's Ryzen 2600X and Intel's Intel Core i5-9600K. Now I know that there is a big gap in the price, but ...
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Windows vs. Bootcamp!

I have been web developing for a while on my macbook pro and it’s perfectly comfortable and reliable, however currently my job demands that I start working on visual studio ASP.NET C#.... my question ...
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SSD as A Storage Drive [closed]

I have a laptop with 2 SATA port and one PCIE for WIFI Card (though it can also be used with mini PCIE), one of the SATA port already used with first SSD that also act as primary disk while the other ...
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Will a non-ECC memory work with motherboard and CPU that supports ECC?

I have this two components that support ECC memory: AMD RYZEN 3 1200 AMD RYZEN MSI B450M PRO-M2 On the other hand I have this memory 4 GB DDR4 2400 KINGSTON VALUE CL17 Questions Are they going to ...
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Processor type for web development (webpack dev server, jest tests, node, docker building) - High clock speed vs multiple cores?

I'm a professional web developer - and I'm looking at buying a new laptop. The common tasks I'm doing are: Running webpack dev server Running jest tests Running nodemon Building docker images ...
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What improvements can I make in my laptop (Asus X555LJ)? [closed]

I own this laptop for 4 years more or less and it wasn't always charming but lately I had to work with Xamarin in Visual Studio and I got to realize that it is really slow. Right now I have a 6GB Ram ...
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Which laptop with processor i7-7700HQ or i7-8550U I should buy?

I need to buy Windows laptop for programming. I have some options, One laptop has i7-7700HQ, and other has i7-8550U. In past, I thought, that U-Series processors are not for workstations and CPU-...
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What HDD configuration is best for handling rapid read/writes of small files?

I am running a linux system with an app that constantly reads/writes many small files (e.g close to zero bytes) to a point where 1000-4000 files read/written each minute causing disk innodes close to ...
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Dell Vostro 3900 upgrade to improve performance when using Unreal Engine 4

I'm looking for a little advice on how best to improve the performance of my machine. I'm using the machine for development of a game using the Unreal UE4 engine but I see some performance issues ...
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Two motherboards, same case, how best to proceed with GPU options? (Upgrade vs Replace)

I recently obtained an i7 8700k that is sitting at 5.0ghz without even trying under a D15s, all on an ASUS ROG Maximus Hero with 32GB of G.Skill TridentZ. This was to replace my 4.78 Ghz i7 2600k ...
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Budget Programming and Image Editing laptop under 300 Euros (Spain)

I need a laptop for entry level programming (small projects) in Java, SQL, PHP and various other languages, as well as various image editing tasks with photos smaller than 12 MP. I've done some ...
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CPU upgrade for heavy IDE (Visual Studio)

In next months i am thinking about upgrade my pc workstation. I am thinking about 2 models: intel i7 8700k: less cores but better performance by one core amd ryzen 1800x: more core but less ...
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SDHC for the Wii

I am looking for an SDHC for my Wii. Nintendo's site suggests that any SDHC up to 32 GB should (but is not guaranteed to) work, while other sources imply that the file format matters if you want to ...
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Upgrade for LGA775

I have an almost 8 year old PC with LGA 775 socket, I want to somehow upgrade it and use as a web development machine, I need to run Photoshop, adobe illustrator, visual studio and android studio. ...
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Which configuration do I choose for my laptop?

I am to purchase a laptop today. I have narrowed down to 2 choices. An Acer laptop with 16 GB RAM (expandable to 32 GB) and with GTX 1050 4 GB graphics processor. A Del laptop with 8 GB RAM (...
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Upgrade HDD to SSD for Dell Inspiron 5558

I have a Dell Inspiron 5558 with following configuration. Intel Core i5 5250U 1.6GHz 8GB RAM NVidia 920M 4GB Windows 10 Updated to latest stable 1TB 5400 RPM WD HDD Now the problem is, I can't use ...
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Laptop for coding

I'm looking to get a laptop for coding which I hope to use for the next 2/3 years. I have a tight budget of roughly about 700 dollars and am not looking for anything too fancy(or to low at the end ...
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Recommendations for Linux Laptop 2017 [closed]

If I googled best Linux laptops in 2017 I came up with a list like: Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition System76 Galago Pro Purism Librem 13 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon What use cases (except video editing,...
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PC Configration for File Copying [closed]

We need a PC in our office to plug external hard disks and copy content in to local hard disk. 5 to 10 people will do it daily basis. This PC will not use for anything else. I am willing to configure ...
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Server for Parallel Programming [closed]

I have some parallelized codes. The codes on my machine Intel Xeon CPU E3-1270 v3 @ 3.5GHz, reduce from 9 hours when non parallelized to 1.37 hours when parallelized. This is a huge gain from a 4 ...
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Taking advantage of Xeon E5-2670 prices and need a Motherboard [closed]

I want to run a dual Xeon E5-2670 setup for my personal machine. I can't decide between the right motherboard for the system. My goal is too get as much processing power as possible for the lowest ...
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external graphic card for pc(windows) [closed]

After I invested on a laptop to start graphic designing I ended up finding out that AMD wasn't good for it and that my computer's power isn't enough(AMD doesn't support openGL render and I have just ...
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SSD vs SATA Drive [closed]

By how much the processing time of macbook pro changes by changing sata drive to ssd? If it makes much difference then which ssd will be best? I was thinking of changing by current SATA drive but I ...
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Is single thread performance of a CPU more important than overall performance for daily use (watching movie, browsing, etc)?

Modern retail processors are all multi-cored, so my question suppose a multi-core CPU. Since many tasks are hard or even impossible to be executed in parallelism, I wonder in daily use like watching ...
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How does the performance of current i7 CPU's compare to i7 920?

I built a desktop computer probably about 8 years ago when the first series of i7 processors (i7 920) were released. I pulled this out of my dusty cupboard yesterday where it has sat unused for about ...
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DDR4 memory for HP ZBook Studio [closed]

I am currently looking at buying a HP Zbook Studio with an Intel Core i7-6820HQ, and I am looking at buying RAM separately. The best option on the HP website is 32 GB 2133 DDR4 SDRAM (2 DIMM) (...
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cheapest ARM computer capable of running a Linux Desktop smoothly

I need enough power to connect to the internet and run programs like Libreoffice. I've actually got a Raspberry Pi2, and considering it's cost the performance is amazing, but still, it's a bit ...
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Performance impact Intel Atom Server on Windows Server 2012 Essentials [closed]

I am looking at a inexpensive and low power home server to run Windows Server 2012 Essentials R2. I see there are some server versions of the Atom processor that have 2 to 8 cores and clock speeds in ...
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Tablet vs Laptop

Consider an user that mainly uses his notebook for: surf the web open 4~6 browsers tabs (ex: google + youtube + amazon + static pages) run msoffice apps (ex: excel + powerpoint + email) watch ...
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1066MHz vs. 1333MHz memory speed: how much will it impact a POV-Ray workload?

I'm planning to get a new (2nd-hand/refurbished) system for rendering large POV-Ray scenes. I'm using very large bitmaps as bump map and colormap. I'll usually be running multiple POV-Ray processes at ...
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250 GB SSD for programming cheaper than ~£100?

What would you recommend to choose? I was thinking about Samsung 850 Pro and Crucial MX200 but every suggestion would be appreciated. 250GB seems to be fine for me (I have one another 1TB HDD). My ...
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Will switching to SSD improve my write performance? [closed]

I have a PostgreSQL server which occasionally hangs for a long time on writes to my hard disks. Sometimes the fsync system calls take more than two minutes to complete. Now I am wondering if moving ...
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Aside from aesthetics, is there a benefit to PC water cooling? [closed]

I see many people talking about how they have built water cooling into their system. Is there any real benefit in performance by doing this or is it purely for aesthetics?
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What should I look for besides pixel density/count when choosing a smartphone with a good camera? [closed]

I have read in many places online that a good smartphone camera doesn't solely depend on the amount of pixels. So, what else should I look in order to choose a good camera in a smartphone? Sorry, to ...
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How can I evaluate processor performance when comparing processors? [closed]

My second to last laptop was a Core2Duo 2.4 GHz processor. I have recently purchased a new laptop, which has 2.5 GHz i7 processors (the new model Macbook Pro). It it fairly obvious that a 5-year ...