i've search but didn't found a real answer, only found out-of-date post.
So... we are currently running autodes inventor 11 yes i know we're late... but now we change everything for inventor 2013 pro. we open daily big assembly with more than 40 000+ item assembly. we really need blazing fast machine.
here's the config we are checking. we are looking for 7 computer like this.
i7-3930 6core 12mb cache 4.1 ghz
win 7 pro 64 bits
32 gb ram DDR3 1600mhz
256 gb SSD disk
4GB GTX 690
E5-2630, 2.3GHz, 15M
Win7 pro 64 bit
32 gb ram ddr3 1600mhz
256 gb SSD disk
2.5GB NVIDIA® Quadro® 5000
so except the "base" of the machine, and CPU + graphic card those machine are very similar
is really worth paying more ? i can put raid 0 SSD with the alienware, i'll be even faster.
i think the alienware will be faster, is it true ?
now with the direct x and opengl, workstation card are still a must like before ?
thanks a lot, if you have suggestion i'll be happy to get them
I use SSD drives in RAID0 for my work and home units as the files are stored locally. This makes for faster loading of Inventor as well as the models.
If the data is stored on a network, the only real benefit from fast drives is the loading of Inventor and other programs. A number of people are moving from Quado cards to fast gaming cards because of Inventor now being a D3D/DirectX11 program. I used to run all Quadro cards and have switched to fast gaming cards. I just ordered up components for a new machine at work using the GTX690 card.
IV2014.1 PDSU / Sim Mech 2014 /
EVGA X79 - Classified, iCore7 3930k 32Gb Quad-Channel
950Gb (2 x 500Gb Sata III SSD RAID0 Adaptec 6805E Controller)
Nvidia GTX-690 Classified - 314.07
SpacePilot Pro 3.16.1 / 6.16.0 / 4.11
thank you for the answer. my collegue think that raid 0 SSD is overkill, i think not, but dell doesn't offer the choice so... i 'll have to do it myself or not at all.
we use a plm software, that copy file locally when we check them in. so fast hdd is a must. for files AND apps.