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    New Computer Purchase for Revit 2012 Suggestion

    Hey guys, one of my clients is looking at getting Revit 2012, and I need to supply a computer for him. I am having the hardest time with the videocard.

    I was looking at a Dell Vostro with i5-2500 (3.3Ghz) or i7-2600 (3.4Ghz), with 320GB 7200RPM, 8GB Memory.

    Videocard I have the option for Geforce GT 420 (1GB), Radeon HD 6450 (1GB) or Radeon HD 6670 (1GB).

    The precision models look to be out of the price range, and the Alienware machines may be a little more than needed.

    #2
    Welcome to our forum, fluidimagery

    We have some excellent info in this subforum, especially by Iru69 and Gordon Price, about hardware recommendations, including video cards. Have you seen this other thread? http://revitforum.org/showthread.php/72-Revit-Hardware-Video-Graphic-Cards
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      #3
      Yes I have been looking at that but only see a few cards listed. According to my research the HD 6670 should be faster then what was recommended. Thats why I came here =)

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        #4
        Have you tried this link by Autodesk? It is not fully updated but it might help to find info about video cards for Revit:
        http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet...=&card=&opt=0#
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          #5
          do you really need a laptop? the fan will run fast and very often.....
          Julien
          "Au royaume des aveugles, les borgnes sont mal vus!"
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            #6
            this is a tower computer, not a laptop

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              #7
              Originally posted by fluidimagery View Post
              this is a tower computer, not a laptop
              sorry, I thought Dell vostro was one. If it could help, I have a brand new tower at home, i5-2500 with 8Gb RAM 1333.
              video card is GTX 460 1GB.
              It works really great. better than the HP Z400 I have at work.
              mother board is a MSI.
              less than 1000 euro (1300 USD), build by my reseller.
              Julien
              "Au royaume des aveugles, les borgnes sont mal vus!"
              P. DAC
              Follow me on Twitter @Jbenoit44 - Blog: http://aecuandme.wordpress.com/

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                #8
                Now I am reading people saying that Autocad will say it isn't a supported card with some graphics card. Is this the case with using consumer cards?

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                  #9
                  fluidimagery - just curious what your "role" is and how familiar you are with Revit, hardware, etc. and your clients needs, etc.? You in the UK? Don't mean to pry if you don't want to discuss that, but it's kind of helpful to know that kind of stuff.

                  This is such a difficult area right now.

                  Dell's desktop lineup isn't very well geared towards a Revit computer, unless you have bucket-loads of cash to spend on a mid-range Precision. If I were getting a Dell desktop, I'd be checking out the XPS 8300. Do they have that one where you are? At the very least, if the video card that comes with the 8300 doesn't work out, it should easily accommodate an after-market one that will.

                  The Vostros are fine computers for typical office needs, but just aren't well equipped for CAD. I'd shy away from Vostro, Optiplex and Inspiron desktops.

                  Of the three video cards you mention, only the 6670 would I consider "acceptable" for a new Revit computer, though it's still at the lower end of that spectrum. The other two cards aren't very robust (of course it's very subjective depending on expectations).

                  However, that doesn't mean the 6670 will work flawlessly with Revit... while Revit's compatibility with video cards seems to be generally improving a bit, until you find someone who's tested a specific card, you're taking a chance on that card. Autodesk's own "recommended" list is pretty close to useless - woefully out of date and/or oriented towards workstation cards that are insanely expensive.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by iru69 View Post
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                    The Vostros are fine computers for typical office needs, but just aren't well equipped for CAD. I'd shy away from Vostro, Optiplex and Inspiron desktops....
                    Oops, Iru, just curious, what would be wrong with Dell's laptops, if by reading the specs and comparing them with Adesk's system requirements for Revit, they meet or exceed the requirements? I just ordered a Vostro...
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