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PC Specs? CPU, Graphics Recommendations

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PC Specs? CPU, Graphics Recommendations

Hey, I have been using Fusion on a Mac since beta. So, I know nothing of PC's. Can someone recommend a Processor and a Graphics card that would work well for Fusion. 


I am currently 3D Scanning large parts and modeling from the scan data. 


Thank for any help yo can provide! 

Jeff Hooper (Owner)
Hooper Machine and Design
Message 2 of 4
in reply to: bmxjeff

Hi @bmxjeff,


These are the links for what Autodesk inform customers about the minimum specs.


System requirements

In the link below you will find the actual system requirements for Fusion 360.


Certifield Hardware

In the link below you will find the actual Certified Graphic Card Drivers requirements for Fusion 360.


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Marco Takx
CAM Consultant

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in reply to: bmxjeff

Depends what you want to do, @bmxjeff. Modeling workflows tend to be bound by single-threaded performance due to floating point calculations. CAM workflows and toolpath generation tend to favor more cores.


Please note that our system requirements currently denote the minimum specifications needing to run Fusion. In general, I would recommend you get a processor with 6 or more cores and a base clockspeed of 3.5Ghz or better, and a mid-range or better dedicated GPU if you plan to use a 4k display. The performance level of a GPU is generally indicated by the second or third number in the model number, with a 6 or higher being performance offerings, and 5 or lower more entry level or low power - for example, 760, 2070, 6950, but not 550, 8400.


When it comes to Intel processors, newer ones have a concept of Performance vs Efficiency cores, with there generally being more of the latter than the former. Take note of the ratio of P to E cores for a given processor, as some models have, for example, 2 P cores and 6 E cores, instead of 8 cores of equal performance, and CAD software likes P cores. This does not apply to current AMD processor offerings. Additionally, unlike macOS we do not have native ARM support for Windows at this time, so I would avoid that architecture for mission-critical productivity work.

Lance Carocci
Fusion 360 QA for UI Framework/Cloud Workflows, and fervent cat enthusiast
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in reply to: bmxjeff

Hey lance, this is what I needed. Thanks! 

Jeff Hooper (Owner)
Hooper Machine and Design

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