Hello @nirdesh_rao , Did you have to compare your actual GPU to a “Gamer” graphics card (GTX…, RTX…)?
I haven’t looked for several years (4 years probably me too) but what I’ve noticed each time is that the “professional” elements: memories, GPUs or CPUs, include very expensive security components.
If you’re not doing “live” video projections, batch rendering over the weekend, or high-performance GPU computing for a web service, I think you’re paying dearly for unimportant things.
Some time ago my computer was in hibernation, after restarting Rhino had a completely black view. I minimized Rhino then maximized and the view came back. I have a GTX and it happens once a year or every 6 months.
I can only recommend a “Gamer” graphics card. I find them faster for “sometimes” half the price.
I don’t think these optimizations makes huge difference in Rhino. A good modern midrange GPU can easily score 300k+ in Holomark’s bench.
I can speak from my own hardware. My RTX A1000 has the same GPU (GA107) as the 3050TI but the performance is much inferior due to lower clock and slower VRAM.
A huge part of rhino usage is visualization which is really dependent on CUDA / Optix in case of cycles or DirectX in case of gaming engines. Which all of these favors more CUDA/RT cores X clock speed.
One more thing, currently there is no professional GPUs released in the Ada Lovelace architecture (RTX 6000ADA) is announced but not on the market yet. So buying a professional GPU is a last gen purchase which will perform substantially lower compared to current gen GeForce GPUs.
I think the whole GeForce vs Quadro argument will settle forever once @Holo releases his anticipated Holomark V3.
So my spec list for a good laptop.
1- Nvidia Ada Lovelace GPUs GeForce RTX(4090, 4080 or 4070 Ti) these are Generational leap compared to their Ampere counterparts results in 60% raw power gain… see the hundreds of reviews on the internet. (4070Ti beats the heck of 3090).
2- Intel 13th Gen i7 or i9. ( Or AMD 7000 non X GPU)
3- DDR5 with a minimum 32GB . I tested Holomark with different speeds and I found a substantial improvement in higher speed ram at least synthetically.
Good luck . This is a better time to buy compared to the last black Friday.
Your image confirms that they still have that planned obsolescence integrated into their hinge design. It’s the plastic base below the hinges next to the motherboard that gets broken more often than the upper portion attached to the screen’s frame. The issue is that their engineers designed the hinge base to be extremely short, hence the excessive forces which tries to rip off the screws that hold them to the plastic bottom of the laptop. Even the expensive ThinkPad series of “Lenovo” is now using that flawed design in recent years.
Here is a comparison between the usual flawed “Lenovo” hinge and my version which is at least 20 times stronger despite using just one extra screw and slightly more metal. Not to mention that the latter also prevents the plastic base from fatigue which is the main reason why laptop hinges break in the first place. Many laptops have plenty of free space to include stronger hinges, but sadly some manufacturers like “Lenovo” insist to use very weak hinges.
My design could be even stronger after some optimization of the metal shape, this is just a quick model I created back in 2014 to teach the “Lenovo” engineers how to design hinges.
As I mentioned before, the issue comes from the bad design of the lower base that attaches to the plastic bottom of the laptop next to the motherboard. That same flawed hinge design is still present in the new models shown in the video you posted.
Older “Lenovo” models were made properly, because they were still using the robust hinge design from the engineers of “IBM Japan”. The majority of “Lenovo” laptops in the recent years are engineered in China instead.
That issue was primarily seen on the Legion 5 model range from 2019, 2020 and 2021. Most other “Lenovo” models suffer a lot from damaged hinges at the base attached to the main plastic body next to the motherboard.