Because of a very unfortunate failure I am about to replace my Linux laptop rather quickly, which you can imagine is not obvious in the present circumstances :-)
My previous conf was intel core-i5 based with the associated minimal intel graphic card found in ordinary laptops. I now consider machines with separate graphic cards (Nvidia?), also insisting on the screen quality.
Before ordering I'd enormously appreciate any advice on the points below:
1) Am I right in considering that a better graphic card is more valueable than the next Core-ix model (I mean, rather a Core-i7 with a stronger GC than the-latest-Core-i9 with a poorer one)?
Also, for the main processor is the # of cores really significant performance-wise? (I had a 4-cores i5, now will an 8-core i9 be significantly better than the 6-cores i7 I am considering)
2) What is the importance of the RAM in the Graphic card itself?
(for the machine I am considering 16Gb, but then I see graphic cards with 2, 4 or even 16Gb -this latter beyond my reach to be honest)
I am regularly processing raw files with sizes <40Mb, not so many plugins, and visibly the global RAM remains largely unused, but I can't assess what happens in the graphic card (I doubt my current one actually has separate RAM indeed)
3) screen, OLED vs IPS etc. : I aim for 'almost 100% coverage' in either Adobe or DCIP3.
As I am not into video (so no concern about lag), is it correct that in this context only the (static) screen contrast and its brightness remain significant criteria?
4) Are there significant differences within the list of graphic cards below, still considering their dedication to Darktable processing, nothing else?
- intel HD 620, HD 630
- intel Iris +
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 w/ 4 Gb RAM
- NVIDIA Quadro T2000 / 4 Gb
- NVIDIA Quadro RTX500 / 16 Gb (it seems that last one only belongs to configs beyond my reach and not-Linux, like Razer blade studio or Acer pro-art)
Thank you for any advice or comment!!