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    Asus launches its thinnest ever ZenBooks with discrete graphics

    ZenBook UX430 and UX 530 pack up to 7th Gen Intel Core i7 processors and GTX950 GPUs.
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    Re: Asus launches its thinnest ever ZenBooks with discrete graphics

    Lost me at 940mx, why not stick a 6870HQ and run with the Iris Pro 580 graphics, simalar performance, better CPU performance (Quad vs Dual core) and hte GPU isnt constrained by only having 4x PCI-E lanes to the CPU.

    Power draw on would be about 5 watts more with the 6870HQ but its a tider solution, PCB could be smaller so larger battery.
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    Re: Asus launches its thinnest ever ZenBooks with discrete graphics

    Quote Originally Posted by Platinum View Post
    Lost me at 940mx, why not stick a 6870HQ and run with the Iris Pro 580 graphics, simalar performance, better CPU performance (Quad vs Dual core) and hte GPU isnt constrained by only having 4x PCI-E lanes to the CPU.

    Power draw on would be about 5 watts more with the 6870HQ but its a tider solution, PCB could be smaller so larger battery.
    simply because people (idiots) know certain component names i.e. gtx950 ok gaming card, i7 must be good etc

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    Re: Asus launches its thinnest ever ZenBooks with discrete graphics

    Quote Originally Posted by Platinum View Post
    Lost me at 940mx, why not stick a 6870HQ and run with the Iris Pro 580 graphics, simalar performance, better CPU performance (Quad vs Dual core) and hte GPU isnt constrained by only having 4x PCI-E lanes to the CPU.

    Power draw on would be about 5 watts more with the 6870HQ but its a tider solution, PCB could be smaller so larger battery.
    Its the TDP / heat envelope! Not just the power!

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    Re: Asus launches its thinnest ever ZenBooks with discrete graphics

    Is 5 watts really a big deal, with the space they save in the machine a bigger battery could be fitted.
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    Re: Asus launches its thinnest ever ZenBooks with discrete graphics

    Quote Originally Posted by preter_s View Post
    Its the TDP / heat envelope! Not just the power!
    Heat is power consumption, unless they've managed to break conservation of energy

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