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I just bought a new desktop and two 27” monitors in December and last week signed a contract on a job out of state that will require quite a bit of travel. I am going to have to get a new laptop but really don’t want to spend a fortune at this point and don’t want to have to buy another license. Most of my work will be done in my office, but on my trips out there will need to access my CA files, and perhaps work on them. What would be the minimum requirements I would need in order to access my main computer and let it do the heavy lifting on CA? I use X11 Interiors and will primarily be working on kitchen and bathroom designs for the architect.
I'm new to the forums and i've tried to find my way in the already existing topics, such as
I could not find an answer yet, hopefully some of you can help me out.
I am currently struggling with Chief Architect Premier, ray traces are really slow at 1080P (1 pass takes like 15-30 min)
Also working for in PBR is making my system really really slow and it is getting frustrating.
My model is not complex and I think I need an hardware upgrade.
Current machine (Notebook - April 2014)
X•BOOK 15CL56 NVIDIA GTX770m 3GB, Full HD (+/- 20000 3DMARK) Intel® CoreTM i7-4710MQ (6M Cache, up to 3.50 GHz) - 47Watt (Quadcore) 16GB DDR3L (1600MHz)
New system specifications (not bought yet)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Boxed MSI X470 Gaming Plus Max Crucial Ballistix Sport LT BLS2K16G4D30AESB (32GB Ram) Intel 660p 1TB Solidstate drive Graphic card? Nvidia? Any Advice?
I think the 32 GB of memory is already an overkill, not sure if this is needed.
But I'm mostly wondering regarding the choice of CPU and Graphics card
Is this a good setup? What kind of performance improvements can I expect? What would be your advice?
I am about to purchase a new MacBook Pro. Mine current MacBook Pro is 2015, Intel Core i5, 2.9 GHz, 8 GB MHz, Intel Iris Graphcs 6100 1536 MB. Whatever all that means....I get the swirling rainbow often because I run Affinity Photo and Home Designer Architectural along with a few other things being open at the same time...mail, messages, etc.
So - time to upgrade. I don't know which is more important to help run programs quickly - Obviously - I would like the upgrades on all - but it's already so expensive so wondering if the combination of standard and some upgrade will be okay. I have design business and use Chief Architecture for floor plan and furniture layouts to present to clients.
1) 2.6GHz 6‑core 8th‑generation Intel Core i7 processor, Turbo Boost up to 4.3GHz (standard) vs
2.9GHz 6‑core 8th‑generation Intel Core i9 processor, Turbo Boost up to 4.8GHz
2) 16GB 2400MHz DDR4 (standards) memory vs.
32GB 2400MHz DDR4 memory
3) Radeon Pro 560X with 4GB of GDDR5 memory (standard) vs
Radeon Pro Vega 16 with 4GB of HBM2 memory vs
Radeon Pro Vega 20 with 4GB of HBM2 memory
I was originally thinking of doing the upgrade to the i9 intel processor - only but then someone mentioned upgrading the graphics card.
I am sticking with Mac at this time because it's what I know. Can anyone advise please? Thank you so much!