Processors (Intel® Core™, Intel® Xeon®, etc); processor utilities and programs (Intel® Processor Identification Utility, Intel® Extreme Tuning Utility, Intel® Easy Streaming Wizard, etc.)
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Xeon vs i9 for laptop : CAD - Solidworks/Catia



I am customizing a laptop with a Nvidia Quadro P2000 graphics Card.

My primary use is Solidoworks, Catia, AutoCAD and CNC machining applications. I also want to run Solidworks simulation.

Which of the following processors is a better choice for this?

1. Intel Core Xeon E-2176M, Six Core Xeon 2.70GHz, 4.40GHz Turbo, 12MB 45W

2. Intel Core i9-8950HK, Six Core 2.90GHz, 4.80GHz Turbo, 12MB 45W

Would appreciate advice on this.

Thank you


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Hello KayM,



I understand that you are looking to customize a laptop and are also looking to add a different processor.



I would like to start by letting you know that in this case we are unable to tell which processor would be best for it, first, because when you are trying to customize a laptop you need to get in contact with the laptop manufacturer in order to see if the system is compatible with the processor.



Additionally, in order to find which one of those is best for the software in question, you would have to contact the manufacturer of the software itself so that they can check the compatibility and tell you which is best. I was able to find this website which I hope helps:



* Please be aware that the content on that site is not controlled by Intel*. This information is offered for your convenience and should not be viewed as an endorsement by Intel* for the merchants or services offered there.*



I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.






David V