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Revit Architecture 2013 System Requirements

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08-27-2012 08:27 AM

I am looking to upgrade or buy a new Desktop PC that is capable of running Revit Architecture 2013 with ease particularly with regards to performing the highest quality renders possible. I have read the system requirements and looked at two off the shelf options however I would be grateful for some feedback on which is the better option particularly with regards to rendering and the graphics cards.

Many Thanks.

 

Option 1

Processor

Intel® Core™ i7-3770 (3.4   GHz to 3.9 GHz with Turbo Boost, 5 GT/s, 8 MB L3 cache)

Operating System

Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium   64-bit

RAM

12 GB (2 x 2 GB, 2 x 4 GB)
  - DDR3
  - 1333/1600 MHz
  - Supports up to 16 GB DDR3 memory

Graphics card

NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 with   PureVideo® HD technology
  - 3 GB dedicated memory

Hard drive

3 TB
  - 7200 rpm
  - SATA 6G

Optical disk drive

Blu-ray player; SuperMulti   DVD burner
  Read speed: BDROM: 4x / CD: 48x / DVD: 8x
  Write speed: CDR: 52x / CDRW: 12x / DVD+/-R: 8x / DVD+/-RW: 4x

Memory card reader

15-in-1 memory card reader

USB

4 USB 3.0
  6 USB 2.0

Modem/Ethernet

Integrated 10/100/1000   Gigabit Ethernet LAN

WiFi

Wireless LAN 802.11b/g/n

Video interface

1 x DVI (VGA via adapter); 1   x HDMI

Audio interface

1 audio-in, 1 audio-out, 2   analog audio-in, 4 analog audio-out, 1 digital audio-out

Expansion card slot

3 PCIe-Express x1; 1   PCIe-Express x16; 1 MiniCard

Sound

Onboard - Beats Audio™   Console; HD audio 7.1

Keyboard & Mouse

Wireless keyboard and mouse

Additional features

Landing pad for USB 3.0

 

 

Option 2

Processor

Intel® Core™ i7-3770   processor (3.40 GHz, 3.90 GHz Max Turbo Frequency, 8 MB cache memory)

Operating System

Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium   64bit

RAM

16 GB (4 GB+4 GB+4 GB+4 GB)
  DDR3
  1333 MHz
  32 GB (4 x 8 GB) maximum expandable memory

Graphics card

AMD HD7750
  1 GB GDDR5
  850 MHz

Hard drive

3 TB (1 TB OS and data + 2   TB additional internal HDD)
  7200 rpm
  SATA

Optical disk drive

Multi DVD-RW
  Read speed: 16x DVD, 48x CDR, 24x RW
  Write speed: 24x DVD -/+R, 8x DL-/+R, 8x +RW, 6x -RW, 12x -RAM

Memory card reader

Yes

USB

Front: 2 x USB 2.0
  Rear: 6 (4 x USB 2.0; 2 x USB 3.0)

Modem/Ethernet

Realtek 8111E 10/100/1000   Gigabit Ethernet

WiFi

Ralink 802.11 bgn USB Dongle   150Mbps

Video interface

Graphics Card Outputs: HDMI,   DVI-D, Display Port, VGA D-Sub via DVI-D to VGA adaptor provided
  Motherboard graphics outputs (not used): VGA, DVI-D

Audio interface

Rear 3 x 3.5mm jacks; Front   1 x 3.5mm Mic, 1 x 3.5mm headphones

Expansion card slot

1 x PCI slot
  1 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slot

 

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