i7-10710u vs i7-1065g7 - xps 13 7390 vs 9300
Hey everyone, as you may know dell recently announced the new 2020 XPS 13 9300 which features a complete redesign that looks absolutely stunning. I recently purchased the XPS 13 7390 but I'm considering returing it and getting the 9300 because of the faster ram, bigger screen, touchpad and keyboard.
However it seems the 9300 uses ice lake which means I'll be downgrading from the hexa core i7-10710u to a quad core i7-1065g7 while upgrading nearly everything else about the device.
I don't really use the igpu for anything while I'm on the go so the upgrade to that doesn't impact me, but I want your opinion on if going from the hexacore comet lake to the quad core ice lake is going to make a massive diffrence to me.
My primary use while connected to my aorus gtx 1080 gaming box is gaming, virtualization, and some proprietary java based tools for work.
I have 2 days left to return the XPS 13 7390, please let me know your opinions!
Is the software you rely on heavily multi-core threaded?
Does the cooling system in your 7390 ever thermal throttle the 6-core CPU?
The work application I use doesn't seem to utilize the extra cores much, but some games and virtualization certainly do.
I've noticed the i7-10710u stays stable at ~2.2GHz and <80c when maxed out, but it also gets very loud even on light use with the quiet power profile and thermal pads which I'm not loving.
I think I've decided to return it while I still can, then try out the 9300. Worst case scenario I can return the 9300 and go back to the 7390 next month if the lack of the extra 2 cores really feels different 😉
Not sure how much of a difference it makes and whether loosing the 2 extra cores matters to you. Personally I would go with Ice Lake's (1065G7 ) new 10nm architecture as 10710u (Comet Lake) is still on 14nm. Also consider the below.
"...Ice Lake with 4-core with on-die Thunderbolt 3 controller. At this time, the i7-10710U configuration was the highest performing, readily available ULV CPU. Considering external graphics card for laptop application though, the integration of Thunderbolt 3 controller on i7-1065G7 makes it the more appealing choice due to less latency." ( https://egpu.io/best-laptops-external-gpu/ )
I too have Aorus gtx 1080 gaming box that I was planning to use with my Razer Blade Stealth (late 2019) but so far without success. I don't think it is the the egpu issue since I have used it with Thinkpad Yoga x380 just fine. Since CES I've had my eyes on the 2020 XPS 13 9300. It does look stunning and the keyboard felt better than my Stealth. Have you ended up buying it? If so, could you let us know how did it work for you with the Aorus gtx 1080? I am really interested in that setup.
Pending: Add my system information and expected eGPU configuration to my signature to give context to my posts
Ice Lake comes with better graphics if you're not using an eGPU. It supports DisplayPort 1.4 with DSC and HBR3 so it can do 6K on the Apple Pro Display XDR for example.