Which configuration is better for gaming?

#1
#1:

i7 7700
gtx 1050
12 gb ddr4 ram



#2:

i5 7300HQ
gtx 1060
8 gb ddr4 ram


and why?

Thanks.
 


Neemobeer

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#2
Well graphics card are going to trump any other hardware requirement when it comes to gaming so I would say the second configuration. CPU and regular memory handle the loading of data and processing the game mechanics, but the bulk of a game is the graphics rendering which is done entirely by the graphics card.
 


#3
Well graphics card are going to trump any other hardware requirement when it comes to gaming so I would say the second configuration. CPU and regular memory handle the loading of data and processing the game mechanics, but the bulk of a game is the graphics rendering which is done entirely by the graphics card.
Ok thanks. I was concerned that 8gb ram might be too little and because the i5 7300hq is much worse than the i7 3700 (which was the standard many years ago)
 


Neemobeer

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#4
The i5 7xxx is a lot better then a i7 3xxx if you're comparing them strictly based on the clock speed or core count which isn't really a good comparison.
 


#5
The i5 7xxx is a lot better then a i7 3xxx if you're comparing them strictly based on the clock speed or core count which isn't really a good comparison.
I usually compare cpus using their passmark scores.
 


kemical

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#6
#1:

i7 7700
gtx 1050
12 gb ddr4 ram



#2:

i5 7300HQ
gtx 1060
8 gb ddr4 ram


and why?

Thanks.
Isn't the i5 7300HQ a laptop chip?

If this is the case the I'm more biased towards the desktop version above.
 


Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
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#7
Yes it is.
 


Age

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#8
Well graphics card are going to trump any other hardware requirement when it comes to gaming so I would say the second configuration. CPU and regular memory handle the loading of data and processing the game mechanics, but the bulk of a game is the graphics rendering which is done entirely by the graphics card.
I agree I5 which is what I going to get eventually.
 


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