i5 Skylake with an Nvidia 950m vs i5 Kabylake with a 940mx

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Looking for a lower end laptop for editing video, Adobe graphics, 3D modeling and animation and Unity Engine development. I am looking at a few Acer laptops and am trying to choose between an i5 Skylake with a 950m and i5 Kabylake with a 940mx. The Kabylake is the faster chip and the 950 is the more powerful gpu. But out of the units I am looking into, I have to make a choice and want the most bang for my buck. Any suggestions, insight or sources are appreciated.
 

jaguarskx

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For playing games go for the GTX 950m. The performance difference between 6th and 7th gen Intel CPUs is relatively minor. The is a significant enough performance difference between the GTX 950m and 940mx where the laptop with the GTX 950m will easily give better game performance.
 

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The cpu will be more important since either is using a discrete graphics chip.
What are the particular I5 processors that you are considering?

For your work, you might opt for a I7.
 

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kabylake only offers more power savings.. the speed increase is very minor. On the other hand the 950 will be a noticeable improvement in games. Also the power savings isn't huge..skylake was a power savings over haswell, too.
 

jaguarskx

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For playing games go for the GTX 950m. The performance difference between 6th and 7th gen Intel CPUs is relatively minor. The is a significant enough performance difference between the GTX 950m and 940mx where the laptop with the GTX 950m will easily give better game performance.
 

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The CPUs are almost the same. The GPUs are not. A 950M is a real gaming graphics card IF it has GDDR5. What kind of memory do both graphics cards use? It's not worth buying a discrete GPU that doesn't use GDDR5.

 
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