Having trouble choosing a laptop

Jul 4, 2018
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Hey guys, i'm stuck between getting a i5 7300hq and the gtx 1050TI 4gb vs i5 8300hq and the gtx 1050 4gb Could you guys help me out? I'm Looking for the better laptop for gaming.
 

jaguarskx

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The i5-8300HQ is definitely the more powerful CPU because it can turbo boost up to 4.0GHz (when one core is used) compared to 3.5GHz that the i5-7300HQ is capable of reaching (also only on one core). The i5-8300HQ also has Hyper Threading (HT) which allows each core to process two threads of instructions instead of only one that the i5-7300HQ is capable of.

However... the vast majority of games do not benefit from HT. Additionally, the vast majority of games benefits more from a more powerful GPU as opposed to a more powerful CPU. I am aware of only two games that can take advantage of HT; Overwatch and the most recent Rainbow Six. But not enough to compensate for the fact that the GTX 1050 Ti is more powerful than the GTX 1050.
 

jaguarskx

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The i5-8300HQ is definitely the more powerful CPU because it can turbo boost up to 4.0GHz (when one core is used) compared to 3.5GHz that the i5-7300HQ is capable of reaching (also only on one core). The i5-8300HQ also has Hyper Threading (HT) which allows each core to process two threads of instructions instead of only one that the i5-7300HQ is capable of.

However... the vast majority of games do not benefit from HT. Additionally, the vast majority of games benefits more from a more powerful GPU as opposed to a more powerful CPU. I am aware of only two games that can take advantage of HT; Overwatch and the most recent Rainbow Six. But not enough to compensate for the fact that the GTX 1050 Ti is more powerful than the GTX 1050.
 
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