Fastest possible laptop for Windows 7 x64?

spacedrone808

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Max cores, max ram,neat gpu, 100% srgb display coverage required, non glossy, FHD, no 4K.

Looking forward for your suggestions, even undocumented ones.
 
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spacedrone808

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Thanks for suggestion, looks like screen is 4K and i can't find confirmation that it is working under Win7..
 

jeremyshaw

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Thanks for suggestion, looks like screen is 4K and i can't find confirmation that it is working under Win7..
Put it in a VM? For Intel anything after Skylake (6th gen) is a PITA to get working with Win7 and AMD isn't much better off (w.r.t. APUs).
 

pendragon1

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oops, forgot the win 7 part. youll have to try and find something older or try to get 7 running on new but itll be tough.
 

spacedrone808

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Complex installation part won't bothering me, i've installed Win7 on Threadripper machine.
 

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well nothing new is going to come with it. so grab something that fits your needs and try and get it working.
 

defaultluser

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well nothing new is going to come with it. so grab something that fits your needs and try and get it working.

You will need this windows 7 driver is you want to load win 7 on anything recent off a USB drive.

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/do...100-Series-and-Intel-C220-C610-Chipset-Family

Support s up to Skylake, so anything from 5 years back will work. Possibly also Kaby Lake.

Skylake is the processor where Intel ended legacy support for USB 2., but that was whet Win 7 depended on for USB installation.,

https://www.dell.com/support/articl...nger-equipped-with-legacy-usb-2-0-hub?lang=en
 
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spacedrone808

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Answering to myself.

There are 2 laptops which match my requirements.
I was forced to choose 4K screen because of much better color reproduction, than FHD ones.

1] Eurocom SkyX9E2 [i7700K / 64Gb RAM / GTX 1080 8Gb x2 SLI, 4K Screen]
2] Dell Precision 7720 [E3-1535M / 64Gb RAM / P5000 16Gb, 4K Screen]

Curretnly i am giving preference to option # 1.
Because of more powerful desktop CPU and more effective GPU configuration.

But i'm not sure about screens.
Color reproduction of Dell's display confirmed by notebookcheck.
As for Eurocom, it is only text information on their site.
 

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The quadro P5000 is identical to a GTX 1080. Finding games that will take advantage of SLI in 2020 will be harder than ity used to be. (but if you're only planning on playing older games, that should be fine)

Even in a giant 17 inch laptop, I wouldn't expect to get full sustained desktop clocks out of that 7700k, but I can't say exactly where that frequency limit will be on the Dell. I would guesstimate 10% faster performance with the Eurocom.

I have never heard of Eurocom, so it's up to you to vet booth the build quality and the screen. I would take the easy way out, and go Dell (laptops aimed at professionals with expected uptime are typically better-built). You can also actually find a review of the Dell.
 
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spacedrone808

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The quadro P5000 is identical to a GTX 1080. Finding games that will take advantage of SLI in 2020 will be harder than ity used to be. (but if you're only planning on playing older games, that should be fine)
Even in a giant 17 inch laptop, I wouldn't expect to get full sustained desktop clocks out of that 7700k, but I can't say exactly where that frequency limit will be on the Dell. I would guesstimate 10% faster performance with the Eurocom.
I have never heard of Eurocom, so it's up to you to vet booth the build quality and the screen. I would take the easy way out, and go Dell (laptops aimed at professionals with expected uptime are typically better-built). You can also actually find a review of the Dell.
cpu comparison:
https://technical.city/en/cpu/Core-i7-7700K-vs-Xeon-E3-1535M-v5

gpu comparison:
https://technical.city/en/video/GeForce-GTX-1080-SLI-mobile-vs-Quadro-P5000-mobile

Eurocom promise full desktop speed. PSU's are on par with performance.
https://eurocom.com/ec/configure(2,385,0)SkyX9E2

Yes i've read Dell's review on Notebookcheck.

But frankly speaking all i need is Blender performance.
 
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