February 22, 2016 at 7:19AM
New editing laptop: better GPU vs more GPU Ram? & SSD + HDD question
I'm just about to purchase a new laptop to edit 4K footage.
I've found a couple of nice machines but wondering what is more important - a newer/better GPU or a GPU with more onboard Ram? I am deciding between a machine with the GeForce GTX 970M 6GB and another machine with the GTX 980M but only 4GB version. They both have the i7-6700HQ CPU but the latter machine will have 32GB Ram rather than 16GB.
If I configure the latter machine am I right in thinking that a PCIe SSD plus a 5400rpm HDD will not make a huge difference compared to a 7200rpm HDD? (Which doesn't seem to be available). I heard they were probably not going to be continued for much longer due to 5400rpm densities increasing.
Any opinions appreciated! Thanks