5 Replies Latest reply on Aug 4, 2013 10:40 PM by Kranex1

    video card vs. memory: Deliberating 2 Alienware laptop packages, re video card and memory.

    screeen Level 1

      i have read http://forums.adobe.com/message/5564295#5564295

      intently.

      Thanks for that Harm, (as for all your help in the past.)>

       

      For now, I need a laptop for work outside the house.  i use Premiere & AfterEffects and Flash in CS5.5 currently, and CreativeCloud in future.

       

      I am on extended stays in Israel and Dell has great service here, so am considering to get Alienware, (no service for Sager ) so, am deliberating 2 packages in the 17inch category - http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-17/fs (using Firefox).

       

      The 3rd and the 4th options indicate differences in terms of memory and graphics cards, but hard disk too;

       

      option 3 offers

      MEMORY32GB Dual Channel DDR3L at 1600MHz
      HARD DRIVE1.5 TB RAID 0 (2x 750GB 7,200RPM)
      VIDEO CARDNVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 770M with 3GB GDDR5

       

      while option 4 offers:

      MEMORY16GB Dual Channel DDR3L at 1600MHz
      HARD DRIVE256GB mSATA Boot + 750GB SATA 3Gb/s (7,200 RPM)
      VIDEO CARDNVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 780M with 4GB GDDR5

       

      So, option 3 has more memory but a video card that's got less memory.

      While option 4 has less overall memory with more memory to the video card.

       

      Not sure what's best....

       

      Any advice will be much appreciated.