if you are a blender user you know there is no limit to how much resources ” RAM, CPU or CPU” blender can need, no matter how powerful your PC or laptop, is there is always a scene you can make to put your PC on its knees, the best way to prove that, is by trying out the blender benchmarks on your PC.
If you are buying a laptop for graphics work you need to do some research on what you are getting, but blender is not just a graphics software, its a complete 3d modeling, sculpting, rendering, editing, simulation, compositing and animation software, just doing some research is not going to be enough, you need a deep understanding of the different specs and how they are going to impact blenders performance when doing different tasks.
Blender.org the organization behind the making of blender has also some data ranking the different GPUs and CPUs based on this benchmark.
the top image shows the latest tests including the rtx 4090, which is two times faster than the other GPUs, this however does not mean that its performance is going to be the same in all instances, blender can do alot of different things from sculpting, simulations, rendering and more, for optimum performance each of these tasks may require different PC configuration, for example having the best GPU may not help your simulation as they are most likely going to be handled by your CPU.
there are also other essential features to consider about your laptop configuration including but not limited to:
- Display size and aspect ratio, blender has over 20 different view areas and you can configure your workspace to have as many as you can, You have the 3d view, timeline, Outliner, Uv editor, asset browser, properties and more, the ones listed above are needed to be in view almost all the time at the same time, this means you need a wide monitor with good resolution to accommodate the blender workspace otherwise you will have to do alot of clicking to get to what you want.
- Storage: when running blender your laptop is going to be doing alot of reading and writing, its important to have enough storage with good read and write speeds
Top 10 best laptops for blender.
- GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti 6GB GDDR6
- CPU:12th Gen Intel Core i7-12650H Processor – 24M Cache, up to 4.7 GHz, 10 cores (6 P-cores and 4 E-cores)
- DISPLAY: 144Hz 15.6” Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS Type Display
- RAM: 16GB DDR5 4800MHz RAM |
- STORAGE : 512GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
- Full Connectivity – Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, 1x Thunderbolt 4, 1x USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), 2x USB 3.2 Type-A (Gen1), 1x HDMI 2.0b, 1x 3.5mm Audio Jack, 1x LAN
Amazon Price : $1,199.99
Budget Laptop : Acer Nitro 5 AN515-55-53E5 Gaming Laptop
- CPU : 10th Gen Intel Core i5-10300H processor,
- GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 (4GB dedicated GDDR6 VRAM)
- SCREEN SIZE:15.6″ widescreen LED-backlit IPS display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, 144Hz refresh rate
- RAM: 8GB DDR4 2933MHz (2 DDR4 Slots Total, Maximum 32GB); 256GB
- STORAGE: NVMe SSD (2 x PCIe M.2 Slots, 1 x 2.5″ Hard Drive Bay Available)
- Prioritize Your Gameplay: Killer Ethernet E2600 and Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 gives you an edge online by taking control of your network and prioritizing your gameplay
Amazon Price: $778.00
- DISPLAY SIZE: 15.6 inch 4K UHD NanoEdge touchscreen glossy main display
- CPU : 10th generation Intel Core i7-10750H Processor (12M Cache, up to 5.0 GHz)
- GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
- STORAGE: 1TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
- RAM : 16GB DDR4 RAM
AMAZON PRICE: $1,899.66
- Apple M1 Pro or M1 Max chip for a massive leap in CPU, GPU, and machine learning performance
- Up to 10-core CPU delivers up to 2x faster performance to fly through pro workflows quicker than ever
- Up to 32-core GPU with up to 4x faster performance for graphics-intensive apps and games
- 16-core Neural Engine
- Longer battery life, up to 21 hours
- RAM: 64GB of unified memory
- STORAGE: 8TB of superfast SSD
AMAZON PRICE: $3,359.00
|Standing screen display size||15.6 Inches|
|Max Screen Resolution||1920 x 1080 Pixels|
|Processor||4.6 GHz ryzen_9|
|RAM||32 GB DDR4|
|Memory Speed||4.6 GHz|
|Hard Drive||1 TB SSD|
|Graphics Coprocessor||AMD Radeon RX 6800M|
|Wireless Type||Bluetooth, Infrared|
The right configuration for you should be a consideration of your budget and purpose, there is no need to buy a 5000$ computer when a $1000 could have done the job especially if you have budget constraints.