Notebook for thinkorswim. GPU / CPU

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Data09, Dec 18, 2018.

  1. Data09



    I plan to buy a notebook. I use 1 external monitor. Actually only 2 felxible grids are running. Since I trade only one product, I let display chart with several timeframes. 7-8750u CPU should be enough. Right? I'm not sure about the GPU. For instance, a nVidia MX110 is ok? I see everywhere those GTX1050 gaming GPUs. Do I need that additional performance?

    I asked TOS, but all they say, a dedicated GPU is fine.

    Thank you.
  2. Robert Morse

    Robert Morse Sponsor

    I7 is overkill. I5 Quad core with enough RAM is fine, I would want 12GB or more.
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  3. Data09


    Thank you Robert. What do you think about the GPU? There is a offer from Asus. It looks very decent. The GPU is a MX110. That might be weak part of it.
  4. Robert Morse

    Robert Morse Sponsor

    I would say that any internal card that moves Video calculation away from the CPU is better than using the CPU.
  5. comagnum


    You don't need a video card for trading platforms unless you need more than 2 or 3 monitors. Modern GPUs can easily handle the small work load of trading platforms, in fact you could stream HD movies at the same time & you shouldn't have any problems.

    External video cards are needed for gamers, CAD, & video editing.
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  6. Robert Morse

    Robert Morse Sponsor

    I agree unless you are using other programs that require video resources.
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  7. Here4money


    I'd try to get away w/a dual monitor capable laptop. You'll outgrow the laptop screen even if 17"