Hi guys, thanks for all the help and spectacular math explanation.
I don't have the other machine on hand to test, but it looks like I can expect at least a 2-3x improvement over the old model. I don't know about the cuda usage either.
Below is the current spec on a Lenovo Y700 series build. I went with only a 128G M.2 for just a boot drive because the secondary options were 5400rpm, so i think I'll just jam an ssd in afterwards for a second drive. The software pulls a lot of data so I think I'll run it separate, storage is not an issue.
Let me know what you think, I just need to check some reviews and cooling and pull up the manual on it and I think it's a go. Thanks again.
ideapad Y700 Touch-15ISK
Part number: 80NWCTO1WW
Processor: Intel Core i7-6700HQ Processor (6MB Cache, up to 3.50GHz)
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64
Total Memory: 16GB (8GBx2) PC3-17000 DDR4-2133 (2 SODIMM)
Graphic Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB
15.6" FHD (1920x1080) LED Backlit, IPS, Anti-Glare display, Multitouch
Hard Drive 2: 128GB Solid State Drive M.2Adapter