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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've been getting into the rendering and video side of CA. I've been using a Mac with 12gb shared ram, which is ok, but you can see it's not great, esp the frame rate. I want to really get into it with clients so I'm going to get X10 and my son said it should be smooth as with this machine. What do you think?
I am in the market for a new computer and was wondering if the HP Pavillion 27" touchscreen all in one desktop would be a good choice? I am still a beginner with Chief Architect and use it for more of a hobby right now but would like to design some new homes in the future.
I am running CA x7 on a MacBook Pro. It has been working fine for two years, but now the program just randomly quits on me. I know I should upgrade CA to the x9, but I've been dragging my feet due to the cost. I am just wondering if its my computer or the outdated program? Or is it both. My computer gets so hot when I'm ray tracing too. Is there a better computer for CA? I love my Mac, so I hate to switch, but something a little quicker might be nice? What computer do you use?