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    Default Laptop for 5 instance boxing (WoW)

    Hello. I want to buy new ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX701GX laptop. Its spec:
    RTX 2080 Max-Q 8 gb
    Intel Core i7-8750H
    24 GB RAM
    DDR4
    100 GB SSD

    But I'm not sure will it be fine for multiboxing. RTX 2080 is good by itself, but what about Max-Q? CPU with 6 core is good too. But this laptop has mobile CPU. Will it be enough RAM?

    I want to play middle-high settings and 1080p on main. I want to use ISBoxer with all its features and slot swap macro ofcourse.


    Thank You.

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    Max-Q Design is meant to optimize game performance at the GPU’s peak efficiency point, to balance performance, thermals, acoustics, and power.
    I take that to mean compromises in performance to better manage heat and fan noise. That said, considering I can easily 5-box on a 6700k and 980Ti, I suspect that system will be OK at less than Ultra settings and with a good slot swap macro. Clients are sucking up 1.6-2.5GB each these days depending on settings, addons, etc., so 24GB should be plenty for 5.


    https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compar.../3502vsm470418
    https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compar.../3603vsm308045



    RTX 2080
    (Max-Q)
    RTX 2080
    desktop
    Architecture Turing
    GPU TU104
    Shader units 2944
    GPU clock (base) 735 - 1,380 MHz 1,515 MHz
    GPU clock (boost) 1,095 - 1,590 MHz 1,800 MHz (FE)
    Storage 8 GB GDDR6
    memory clock 7,000 MHz
    Power consumption (GPU) 80 - 150+ watts 225 watts


    Yeah, ~60% the wattage/clock speeds of the desktop version. I have no idea how to gauge that. And I can't find anything but janky reviews of synthetic benchmarks on Max-Q versions versus desktop versions.
    Now playing: WoW (Garona)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ughmahedhurtz View Post
    And I can't find anything but janky reviews of synthetic benchmarks on Max-Q versions versus desktop versions.
    Thanks. The some of real reviews on RTX 2080 Max-Q have appeared a few days ago. And this reviews are disappointing. The 2080 Max-Q isn't so good as expected. That's why now I am looking for Asus ROG G703GX. This laptop is desktop replacement class and have original RTX 2080 and better cooling, but still a portable device that I need.
    There are two variants of this laptop with i7-8750H and with i9-8950HK. The model with i9-8950HK is much expensive. And I am not sure is it worth overpaid? Is WoW very CPU dependent?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanderveis View Post
    Thanks. The some of real reviews on RTX 2080 Max-Q have appeared a few days ago. And this reviews are disappointing. The 2080 Max-Q isn't so good as expected. That's why now I am looking for Asus ROG G703GX. This laptop is desktop replacement class and have original RTX 2080 and better cooling, but still a portable device that I need.
    There are two variants of this laptop with i7-8750H and with i9-8950HK. The model with i9-8950HK is much expensive. And I am not sure is it worth overpaid? Is WoW very CPU dependent?
    I don't see the point of the 8950HK vs the 8750H; from what I see on Intel's pages for those, they're both 45W, 6C/12T, ~2.2/4.1GHz CPUs. As for pricing, the Dell and others with basically the same setup are all in the $2999-3500 price range based on my quick look.

    WoW is fairly linear in terms of CPU usage based on framerate. If I double my slave FPS from 12 to 25, my CPU usage goes from ~40% up to ~70% (even at 0.6 renderscale). It doesn't seem to affect it as much going from 1080p to 1440p on the clients, though, which makes sense as it's starting to bottleneck at the GPU.

    As for pricing, yeah, those get expensive quick. I'd probably pick the $2200 one with the 8750H, 32GB, 2070, and 256GB NVMe. https://www.amazon.com/GL704GW-PS71-...dp/B07N66YWC8/
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    See my comment in another thread. If you already have a solid desktop there's really no need to spend that much money on a high end laptop. Carrying one of those bricks around gets old fast. You can buy a cheap ultralight unit with good battery life a decent screen and use your hardware at home to stream your clients.

    Quote Originally Posted by Apatheist View Post
    You can stream your desktop to an existing laptop or TV using an application like Parsec, Nvidia Shield, Moonlight, etc.

    I have a high end desktop at home that I stream via the internet to a cheap windows 10 tablet. Tablet connects to a 24" monitor and a USB hub with keyboard/mouse on my desk at work and I can box any game like I'm at home. With the quality of these desktop streaming apps I see no reason to ever purchase a "gaming laptop" again.

    All you need is a windows or android device with at least 8gb RAM and a decent internet/network connection.
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