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    Laptop for student

    Hi i have a question about the requirments of revit program.
    I want to buy a laptop and my budget doesn't allow me to get
    Intel i7 and 16gb ram
    So my question is what cpu type is more recommanded
    I7 with 8gb ram or I5 with 16 gb , and within these cpu types there are the letters G U H which i dont underand what they mean.
    Please you could tell me too if the graphic card does matter or not.(are the ones , that come usually with this budget's laptop , enough)
    Sorry for bad english. Thank you very much

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    Revit is all about processor speed, so it depends on that if you should get a i7 or i5, can you tell us which i5 and i7 are your choices?

    About graphics, if you don't do any large projects and renderings in either Revit, Enscape or similar programs, I don't think it matters that much. I have a 1050 in my laptop and that works OK, but not with Enscape of course. In the past the Intel integrated graphics were not good with Revit, but no idea how that is these days.

    But it all depends on your projects as well. If one of your projects is to design a 100 story skyscraper than you need much better hardware then when it will just be making bungalows.

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    About the processor i dont understand the differences between the inner series of i5 or i7 but according to my survey of the prices now
    I can't afford the best option (i7 and 16gb ram )so i asked which of the options is better i5 ( h g u i dont know ) 16 gb ram or i7 ( H G U ) 8 gb ram

    I hope you understand my meaning my english is kinda bad thanks alot

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    There are i5's that are faster then i7's when it comes to pure clockspeed (what you want for Revit). Usually there is a number with the i5 or i7, for example 10210U (where you got the U) but the number before that is more important as it tells us the speed of the processor.

    For example:

    Core i5-10600 has a turbo speed of 4.8 Ghz
    Core i7-10700 has a turbo speed of 4.8 Ghz

    The 10700 is 100 euro more expansive because it has more cores you are not going to use with Revit


    The U, H or K mean:

    U - Mobile power efficient, uses less power and is less powerful, but uses less battery power
    H - High performance optimized for mobile, more powerful, uses more battery power
    K - Unlocked, can be overclocked
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    Intel has a site for checking specs, usually if you google the processor it will pull up the intel ark site. Such as with this 10900k CPU

    https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us...-5-30-ghz.html

    You can enter the CPU in the search bar in that page too. What you will want is the CPU with the best clock speed (higher ghz).

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    so i should get i7 with the most ghz and 8 gb ram right?>

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    I don't think we said that.

    But if you want a choice from me, I'd say go for a i5-10600 (turbo of 4,8 Ghz) and 16 Gb of ram

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    Thank you very much for the help

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lalush22 View Post
    so i should get i7 with the most ghz and 8 gb ram right?>
    Your statement is too general but there is a balancing act. You might get the BEST CPU but with only 8GB of RAM, it might feel like garbage. I would not touch anything with less than 16GB RAM. Please factor that into your choice.

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