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    Interesting that somebody drops by with his first post and then advises on a laptop that in some respects way overkill for Revit with the p5200 and way underkill (if thats a word) with a 2.2Ghz processor. But then again that's what all the HP's and Dell's of this world do as well, advising a workstation while you need a gaming rig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robin Deurloo View Post
    Interesting that somebody drops by with his first post and then advises on a laptop that in some respects way overkill for Revit with the p5200 and way underkill (if thats a word) with a 2.2Ghz processor. But then again that's what all the HP's and Dell's of this world do as well, advising a workstation while you need a gaming rig.
    Is this an open forum or a place for one uppers, haters and turf protectors? If so I'll pull my account.

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    All of the above. If you come in here talking BS you're gonna get called out. You can call it one-uppers, haters, or turf protectors if you like.

    If that bothers you then... bye Felicia.

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    Does Revit go all crazy with gaming gpus you may not be getter preformance and having crash issues. Maybe you should watch Linus tech tips rendering video he did last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lmalkin View Post
    Does Revit go all crazy with gaming gpus you may not be getter preformance and having crash issues. Maybe you should watch Linus tech tips rendering video he did last year.

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    I've been using gaming machines with Revit for several YEARS. By all accounts my machines are more stable than just about all offices I talk to with workstations from the Big Houses. I even loaned a gaming machine to a client with Dells, to prove it was a hardware issue they were experiencing.

    Revit doesn't go crazy at all, with the gaming GPU's. Our machines have a GTX 1080, a 1070, a 1060 6GB, and a Quadro that is in the 75xx. I'll let you take a guess which one (GPU wise) performs the worst in Revit, enscape, AND Navisworks: it's the Quadro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lmalkin View Post
    Is this an open forum or a place for one uppers, haters and turf protectors? If so I'll pull my account.

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    No it is not, but coming in here and giving wrong info trying to sell a computer (that's why you post your email address I assume) is not the right way to go if you ask me
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    Quote Originally Posted by lmalkin View Post
    Does Revit go all crazy with gaming gpus you may not be getter preformance and having crash issues. Maybe you should watch Linus tech tips rendering video he did last year.

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    Yes for rendering a professional GPU is better in most cases, but for Revit is is not and much to expansive. And I'm using Enscape for my renderings and that is based on the Unreal game engine and guess what, a gaming GPU is better for that as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robin Deurloo View Post
    LOD500 means that you model everything in high detail (as build) with all the data available of every object in the project.
    Yeah, so what does "high detail" mean? Modeling the acoustic tile ceiling? Modeling each tile of the ceiling? Modeling the tile wire hangers? Are we modeling screws?

    Like I suggested in my previous post, there's seems to be a number of articles about how what people think LOD500 means doesn't necessarily mean what people think it means.

    It's easy to suggest getting the fastest computer money will buy. But that doesn't necessarily address the problem. If you're modeling each wire hanger, and you have a hundred thousand of them, it doesn't matter whether you have a 3.5GHz laptop or a 5GHz desktop... if it's unbearably slow on the laptop, it's still going to be unbearably slow on the desktop.

    Quote Originally Posted by Robin Deurloo View Post
    Yes for rendering a professional GPU is better in most cases...
    Actually, even for most rendering engines these days, they don't really make sense from a value standpoint. Maybe if rendering is all someone does, and/or money is no object. But I wouldn't want the typical Revit user to think they should be getting a "pro" card because they want to do some GPU renderings in 3dsMax or whatever. However a Nvidia GPU with "CUDA" support may be the more critical aspect.

    As far as I can see, "Pro" cards these days are mostly beneficial to software that (still) require fast and stable OpenGL performance (and seems to be diminishing API).

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    Quote Originally Posted by iru69 View Post
    Yeah, so what does "high detail" mean? Modeling the acoustic tile ceiling? Modeling each tile of the ceiling? Modeling the tile wire hangers? Are we modeling screws?
    Screws maybe not, but nuts and bolts that connect steel framing, yes
    Ceiling hangers again yes.
    Ceiling tiles, I think so too.


    Quote Originally Posted by iru69 View Post
    It's easy to suggest getting the fastest computer money will buy. But that doesn't necessarily address the problem. If you're modeling each wire hanger, and you have a hundred thousand of them, it doesn't matter whether you have a 3.5GHz laptop or a 5GHz desktop... if it's unbearably slow on the laptop, it's still going to be unbearably slow on the desktop.
    Very true. Pretty sure that with a LOD500 project, especially if it is a large one like the OP says, you need to be smart with your model and be able to turn stuff off to keep the model workable. All I know is that I work on a 20 story tower and I had the MEP model loaded into my architectural one and that slowed everything down A LOT, and I do have a 5Ghz machine. So add to that the hundred thousand ceiling hangers and that will not be fun.

    Quote Originally Posted by iru69 View Post
    Actually, even for most rendering engines these days, they don't really make sense from a value standpoint. Maybe if rendering is all someone does, and/or money is no object. But I wouldn't want the typical Revit user to think they should be getting a "pro" card because they want to do some GPU renderings in 3dsMax or whatever. However a Nvidia GPU with "CUDA" support may be the more critical aspect. As far as I can see, "Pro" cards these days are mostly beneficial to software that (still) require fast and stable OpenGL performance (and seems to be diminishing API).
    I use Enscape myself and a gaming card is perfect for that, as far as I know there is no benefit from a Quadro. But I think 3D studio still is better with a Quadro then it is with a geforce, but then again I don't use 3D studio

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