You might want to check this site out.
Thanks Ray! You've given me a great deal to consider and plenty of ammo for the next meeting about hardware.
WHEN "MS" switched a few years ago to supporting only directx we lost any need for cad workstation cards. At that time Autodesk switched to the gaming cards as that"s all I believe directx supports.
At the moment, Autodesk's site says only the Quadro GPUs are "certified" or "recommended" for Inventor 2012.
They don't even show the GeForce GPUs, even when I select List All.
I guess they need to update that.
To answer the OP's question - 2013 is now available for download on the student website for student users.
but not for me who pays thousands of £$£ a year??
Just received an e-mail from Autodesk Subscription, the Product Design Suite 2013 will be available for download April 12th
You can fly to the moon, but you can't get the new Autodesk products. Figures...
Already on Autodesk Sim 2013