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tonydav
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Revit recommended specs

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05-17-2004 10:31 PM
Hi,

I'm in the process of organising a laptop which will be principally be used to run Revit.

I'm trying to get the best performance I can realistically manage at the moment. The machine I've been looking at has a P4 3.2Ghz, 1GB RAM, 60GB 5400rpm hdd and 64MB ATI 9000 video.

1. Is the video card sufficient or should I be trying to get a laptop with a 9600 video card?

2. Is there any benefit in getting a AMD 64 3200 processor?

thanks,
tony
*Jeffrey McGrew
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Re: Revit recommended specs

05-18-2004 09:28 AM in reply to: tonydav
tonydav wrote: > Hi, > > I'm in the process of organising a laptop which will be principally be used to run Revit. > > I'm trying to get the best performance I can realistically manage at the moment. The machine I've been looking at has a P4 3.2Ghz, 1GB RAM, 60GB 5400rpm hdd and 64MB ATI 9000 video. > > 1. Is the video card sufficient or should I be trying to get a laptop with a 9600 video card? Yes, in my experience. The Video card doesn't make as big of difference to Revit's speed as it does to, say, Inventor's speed. 64 megs is fine. 128 would of course be better, but the only time you would even notice it is when rotating 3D views, and even then it would only be a touch faster/smoother. With Revit, in my experience, the speed is much more dependent first on the RAM, then on the Processor, and then, as a distant third, the video card. I tell everyone to get at least a P4 and a gig of Ram, and then they will be able to do whatever they want to in Revit. The only time I've had issues with only 1 gig of Ram is when rendering very complex large scenes with hundreds of plants and people and cars... ;-) I run Revit on a Sager Laptop, 3.0 P4, gig of Ram, and a ATI 9600 and haven't thrown something at it yet that made it choke. So I think you'll be very happy with the machine you show the spec for. > 2. Is there any benefit in getting a AMD 64 3200 processor? Not that I can see at this time, other than it's slightly faster than what's available on the Intel side. Revit and Windows can't use the full 64-bit systems yet, and I figure it's at least a year or so before they will (and it's still up in the air somewhat as to what Windows will support- AMD's 64-bit standard or Intels or Both). If you have the money or dual-boot with a system that makes full use of a 64-bit processor (like Linux) then it might be a good idea, otherwise I personally think your money might be better spent else ware. Jeffrey -- Jeffrey McGrew Application Specialist BSD AEC Technologies, a division of ID8 Media Inc. (415) 593-6000 x 129 (415) 593-3333 Fax (415) 505-4689 Cell www.aectech.com www.id8media.com

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