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Graphiks
02-12-2015, 11:45 AM
Hi. Anyone use the G750 for photo, video or 3D graphics editing?

I am looking to buy a laptop for that purpose and could use a reasonably high-powered CUDA GPU so this seems to fit the bill. I am specifically thinking of the G750JS as the price seems excellent just now. To be honest the internal screen will only get used occasionally for anything other than browsing so while I would love it to be perfect it would be fine just being good. Good color, good gamma and so on. More important is the ability to drive a couple of external monitors and at least one being 2560 x 1440 and 60Hz.

Any thoughts would be warmly welcome.

TrickOrTreat
02-12-2015, 09:57 PM
Hi. Anyone use the G750 for photo, video or 3D graphics editing?

I am looking to buy a laptop for that purpose and could use a reasonably high-powered CUDA GPU so this seems to fit the bill. I am specifically thinking of the G750JS as the price seems excellent just now. To be honest the internal screen will only get used occasionally for anything other than browsing so while I would love it to be perfect it would be fine just being good. Good color, good gamma and so on. More important is the ability to drive a couple of external monitors and at least one being 2560 x 1440 and 60Hz.

Any thoughts would be warmly welcome.



Yes, I occasionally use my G750JX (i7 4700HQ Processor and GeForce GTX 770M) for photo and video encoding/editing and it's fairly capable in encoding/rendering HD 1080p video. I mainly use my G750 with Camtasia for video capturing and Sony Vegas for editing/ rendering/encoding. The GeForce GTX 770M works with Sony Vegas' GPU acceleration feature for faster playback performance and faster encoding/rendering times similar to Adobe Premiere Pro's GPU acceleration features but without the GPU brand/model restrictions.

However, in order to run multiple high resolution monitors and for lightning fast HD video editing/rendering, my next laptop in the future will be a true desktop replacement as I plan to buy the EUROCOM Panther 5 Laptop with Xeon Processor E5-2650 with 8 Cores and 16 threads and I plan to add an external high end desktop GPU like the GeForce GTX 980 as well in addition to the laptops own internal mobile GPU.


I'm not sure if the standard GeForce GTX 870M with 3GB RAM in the G750JS could handle 2 high resolution monitors (both with 2560 x 1440), but I think the GeForce GTX 870M with 6GB RAM could handle multiple high resolution monitors. Are there any G750JS with GTX 870M w/ 6GB RAM?

Graphiks
02-13-2015, 08:20 AM
Hi ToT. Really glad to hear that the GPU does accelerate Vegas as that is my choice of editing software. In fact there are some versions of the G750JS with 6G of graphics memory on the Nvidia card so I will take your advice and seek out one of those. What I have been trying to establish, but failing to do with certainty, is whether the G750 can output 2560 x 1440 at all. Well, to be frank, to be certain that it can support them at 60Hz refresh rate. One serious option for me would be two monitors with one at 2560 x 1440 and the other at a native 1920 x 1080. This would allow native HD playback full-size on one monitor when editing or reviewing rushes, edits and final cuts but with enough room for the edit or graphics software on the other screen.

Sounds like you are moving on to quite some setup with your next system - that is going to be lightening fast. That would also be some way beyond my budget I'm afraid. Good luck with getting it all together.

grandosegood
02-14-2015, 03:16 PM
i have just started using this laptop as my editing/gaming rig because i got a great deal on it

i use avid media composer v8 and am surprised at how comparable the experience is to my i7-3930k.

i use an ssd in the optical bay and 2 x 1tb hdd in raid 0 for fast disk access. trancoding RED camera raw is pretty fast.

while not top of the line GPU, the 860m should do 2 monitors at 2k for editing. and i would guess fair 2k single monitor when playing games.

exporting goes much quicker than it has on any laptop i own. better to be on set with this guy then lugging around my i7-3930k frigate of a desktop ;)

TrickOrTreat
02-15-2015, 02:23 AM
i have just started using this laptop as my editing/gaming rig because i got a great deal on it

i use avid media composer v8 and am surprised at how comparable the experience is to my i7-3930k.

i use an ssd in the optical bay and 2 x 1tb hdd in raid 0 for fast disk access. trancoding RED camera raw is pretty fast.

while not top of the line GPU, the 860m should do 2 monitors at 2k for editing. and i would guess fair 2k single monitor when playing games.

exporting goes much quicker than it has on any laptop i own. better to be on set with this guy then lugging around my i7-3930k frigate of a desktop ;)




Hi grandosegood,

Read that your trancoding RED camera raw and it's pretty fast, so I assume that your 2 x 1tb hdd in raid 0 are SATA3 transferring at up to 6 Gb/s? With your SSD (SATA3 I assume?) placed in the optical bay, do you see a reduction in the SSD's maximum potential performance capabilities as a result of bottlenecking since the optical bay only allows for SATA2 3Gb/s transfer rate?

To take advantage of the G750's two fast SATA3 interface, I'm thinking about having 500 GB SSDs with SATA3 in the primary and secondary drives and having a 1TB 7200 RPM HDD in the optical bay for storage of projects, but have all current project (input/output) on the secondary SSD drive to take advantage of it's maximum potential read/write performance and avoid any potential bottlenecking as result of the slower SATA2 interface.

grandosegood
02-17-2015, 09:50 PM
Hi grandosegood,

Read that your trancoding RED camera raw and it's pretty fast, so I assume that your 2 x 1tb hdd in raid 0 are SATA3 transferring at up to 6 Gb/s? With your SSD (SATA3 I assume?) placed in the optical bay, do you see a reduction in the SSD's maximum potential performance capabilities as a result of bottlenecking since the optical bay only allows for SATA2 3Gb/s transfer rate?

To take advantage of the G750's two fast SATA3 interface, I'm thinking about having 500 GB SSDs with SATA3 in the primary and secondary drives and having a 1TB 7200 RPM HDD in the optical bay for storage of projects, but have all current project (input/output) on the secondary SSD drive to take advantage of it's maximum potential read/write performance and avoid any potential bottle necking as result of the slower SATA2 interface.


according to hwinfo, all ports are reported as being SATA3. the enclosure i have chosen to place in the optical bay does not seem to slow things down. currently, i see a minimal, if any, penalty on performance.

try and use REDcine to transcode as it leverages the GPU. i used avid, which does not have gpu accelerated importing or exporting. while it took longer than a gpu based method, it was still pretty fast.