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    The M2000 is not a *bad* card. Its just not an elitest card. I work on an M2000M (lesser performing than an M2000) every single day, and it runs GREAT, with all of the graphics features on and set max. I just cant walk around a 1GB model in enscape, in real time.

    I would say for JUST working in revit, you could go to the K620 and be fine... Its just going to not be as great at the realtime render VR type stuff.

    I think you would have to be crazy to run on an integrated GFX card, skylake or not. But thats just me.

    Also, switching the RAM from 16x4 to 8x4, and then buying your RAM later should you need an upgrade, saves you about 250 bucks on the machine. Worth it, to me.

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    16 GB of RAM should also be fine.
    You can always add more if you buy a high capacity modules to leave as much as possible free RAM sockets for future.
    You can save a lot not buying a Quadro but a middle GFX and it will be fine, 2 GB of RAM is not reserved for Quadro and is nothing special among GFX, you will find any with ease.
    it does not hurt so much to swap a cheap card it if you get to the point you need a much more powerful GPU.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
    The M2000 is not a *bad* card. Its just not an elitest card. I work on an M2000M (lesser performing than an M2000) every single day, and it runs GREAT, with all of the graphics features on and set max. I just cant walk around a 1GB model in enscape, in real time.

    I would say for JUST working in revit, you could go to the K620 and be fine... Its just going to not be as great at the realtime render VR type stuff.
    What's the advantage to using a Quadro over a GTX?

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    As mentioned earlier, there isnt one. (Computer manufacturers and Autodesk people will dispute that, but the GTX cards (IMVHO) run just as good if not better than the Quadros, at a fraction of the price. The "instability argument is VERIFIABLY bullshit, as i have a GTX card in a machine here, and it NEVER crashes). But, the standard Precision machines from Dell COME with the Quadros, so thats what i have.

    I went back and forth for a long time, looking at laptop specs. But the Sager/Digital Storm/Origin/MSI laptops are freaking massive, compared to the 15 inch Dell Precision, which is large enough in its own right. It comes with the M2000M, which is WORLDS better than the K2100M of the M4800's that preceded the new Precision 7510, so im more than happy to get an *upgrade* in performance over my other new machine (k2100m), and to have a normalish sized machine, with a docking station.

    You can get a Dell Tower with a GTX, but i dont think you can do it in the Precision T Workstation machines. Its just part of the deal, when ordering from a company like Dell, instead of a custom builder. But (contrary to what computer geeks here and elsewhere will post) i dont see a price advantage to going with custom built (even custom ordered from gaming stores), and the "performance increase" in ordering those machines doesnt (just my two cents) justify the cost inflation.

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    Build your own computer. PC Part Picker will guide you to select compatible parts. It took me an hour to plug everything in, and I ended up saving a lot of money. The machine dominates Revit / Rhino / Grasshopper / 3DS Max / AeroFly 2

    gigabyte g5 board
    i7 6700k
    32gb corsair ddr4 2400mhz ram
    pcie m.2 hard drive
    evga 980ti classified graphics card

    just under $2000, ~2/3 cost of any name brand tower

    this machine was great... +20x return on investment this year!
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