I am thinking about buying a laptop with raytracing capability (need laptop, can’t pc). I am wondering what rendering software supports that? Cause it seems like a waste if the software won’t be able to support it. I heard about twinmotion, but I am not quite sure.
Or maybe I should get cheaper ones, with1650Ti, and use other rendering softwares? If so, what do you reccomend?
Raytracing is a method that about all current rendering applications use. Basically it has nothing to do with computer hardware. Some applications like Enscape and Twinmotion use a “game engine” core that can do the rendering in realtime using the capabilities of modern graphics cards, with some compromises in quality compared to the non-realtime renderers. Check the hardware requirements of the application you want to use. For instance, V-Ray can use your graphics card to render faster but the magic works only with Nvidia-based cards.
1650 Ti should be OK for Enscape, Twinmotion or V-Ray with not overly complex models. For SketchUp, look for a laptop with a CPU with a good single core performance rating. As to graphics cards, the Quadro models offer no advantages over GeForce cards and just cost more. I would look for a laptop with a GeForce RTX card.
Since the OP started the thread regarding OP’s need for a laptop for rendering.
I would start here instead of restarting a new thread (if a new thread nets a better return then I can start one too).
I do require a laptop as I do move around a fair bit weekly. Thus lugging around a carryon with attached monitor & peripherals are not an option, even with snazzy wheels.
From my researches so far, I have found that investing for a RTX 40XX series laptop cards are not a good choice. Rather, I would be better off by looking at RTX 3070/3060 cards (for Raytracing: A 10-18% increase in performance does not tip me over the edge of pulling the trigger on a £3k+ 40XX series laptops vs £1.5k)
Has anyone used an AMD GPU for rendering here? (V-ray, or others)
What are your thoughts on the AMD RX6800M 12GB GPU? and how about AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX CPU?
I haven’t been able to find a decisive review on that card with our needs here (they are mostly about gaming reviews out there). The model I am eyeing on at the moment is the Asus ROG Strix G15 Advantage Edition.
Should you have better suggestions, I’m of course welcome to it.