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    Advice on PC Specification

    Hi Folks,
    what are your opinions on this setup for Revit.
    I will be modelling more so than rendering.

    Dell Precision 3630 Tower
    Core i7 8700K 3.7 GHz
    32 GB
    512GB SSD ( also 1TB storage disk)
    Graphics card: Quadro P4000 PASCAL 1792 CUDA DP 8GB

    Initially i was looking at this setup:
    ASUS PA90-M9019ZN-OSS i9-9900K Z390 32GB 512GB SSD 1TB 2.5" HDD NVIDIA Quadro P4000 8GB

    On a scale of 1 to 10 how would you rate the two.


    Thanks in advance
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    So many threads about this already, but it looks good.

    Do you want the P4000 because of the rendering? Revit does not really need a Quadro. For a lot less money you can get a RTX 2070 or a 2080 which would be very good to run Revit on and stuff like Enscape for example.
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    Thanks Robin for the response.

    i was going with the P4000 because sometimes when i need to render it takes forever, and it always seems to be when i'm under pressure
    Anyways the two CPU's are pretty close when it comes to performance.

    Thanks again

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    Im yet to see any real documentation that says the Quadro's will even be better for Rendering. Im not sure where that keeps coming from, in recent threads on these forums. I would still put the GTX/RTX in, even if you are *under pressure* when rendering.
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    Both are good....but I'd recommend a built system vs a preconfigured setup...easier to upgrade in the future.

    Also the P4000 will do nothing for your rendering in Revit and render programs like Enscape and Lumion recommend the GTX and RTX Nvidia cards. Save some money for a larger monitor or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
    Im yet to see any real documentation that says the Quadro's will even be better for Rendering. Im not sure where that keeps coming from, in recent threads on these forums. I would still put the GTX/RTX in, even if you are *under pressure* when rendering.
    At one point nVidia was disabling as much as half the CUDA cores on GeForce, while reducing the clock (and doubling the price) on Quadros, both based on the same silicon. So, with CUDA based rendering engines the Quadros would be a lot faster because even with the lower clock, the extra cores more than made up the difference. But that was nVidia duchebaggery some years ago. I think now that's not the case, and it still wouldn't matter for 99% of the rendering Revit users do, because most of us don't use CUDA capable engines.

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    Friends don't let friends buy Quadros.

    Money is much better spent on CPU, RAM, NVME Solid States, upgraded internet... or beer.

    I'd break down and give money to that Nigerian prince who keeps hassling me before I spend the money on a Quadro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtocci View Post
    ....Money is much better spent on .......beer....
    So true!!

    By the way I'm using a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 and it works very well!! regards

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    I agree, The quadro is a waste for the most part for Autodesk applications at the very least. We had a P6000 vs Titan Xp and the Titan Xp was completing a vray GPU render benchmark at the same time or maybe 1 second faster but the price was much cheaper $1500 vs $5500. Going off memory here but generally right ball parks.

    Otherwise the rest is not bad except that is based off 8th gen intel and 9th gen is out. Going 9700k would be a hair better stock I would think. It has better factory clock speeds than the 8700k. The 9900k would destroy the 8700k.

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    Hello. Nice move going with the Dell Precision line. These things are tanks and run forever! Some people like to build but there is something to be said for a rock solid tested machine backed by a standard 3YR next business day onsite warranty.

    I would recommend adding on the bigger Power Supply: Precision 3630 Tower with 460W up to 90% efficient PSU (80Plus Gold) with SD card reader

    Graphics Card: I would go with the GTX 1080. NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080, 8GB, 3 DP, HDMI, DVI-D

    Hard drive I would recommend the NVME for top performance: C5 M.2 PCIe Boot SSD with optional 1-3 3.5 inch HD
    M.2 512GB PCIe NVMe Class 40 Solid State Drive

    Everything else looks good. This system will be a beast until you're ready to buy again and buying this Dell will have resale value if you are on a 3yr upgrade plan etc...

    Smart move!
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