We’ve taken the pressure off by launching our ‘Recommended Computer Workstation’ series of blogs, which will walk you through the process. This article examines which workstation setups get the most out of Autodesk’s Revit, an industry-leading architectural program.
Which processor is best for Autodesk Revit?
Workstation customers have always had a variety of CPU options, AMD has recently made a large splash in the CPU pool, launching their highly competitive Ryzen, Ryzen Threadripper, and AMD EPYC processors to further complicate matters. So, let’s have a look at what Revit requires to choose the best processor for you.
Because Revit is generally a single-threaded program, a high-frequency CPU would be preferable. However, because numerous components of Revit make use of several cores and threads, you shouldn’t sacrifice all cores for the sake of clock speed. Vector printing, Autodesk Raytracer, loading elements into memory, and color fill computations are just a few of the activities Revit runs on several cores.
Because Revit’s multi-core capabilities are limited to 16 cores, we do not advocate using a CPU that surpasses this limit because you will not perceive an advantage, and will likely cost you more money. With this in mind, we recommend a processor for your modeling activities that have a sensitive mix of cores, threads, and frequency.
The AMD Ryzen CPUs are all well-suited to this category. When picking AMD processors, keep in mind if you want to use the system for additional purposes. For single-core performance, AMD Ryzen performs well. In Multi-Threaded areas, AMD offers a bit more bang for your money, which can aid inside Revit but will be a significant benefit if you intend on running multiple apps at the same time.
If you want to render your Revit projects using the CPU, you should consider upgrading to a processor with a significantly larger core count. Workstations based on AMD Ryzen Threadripper are ideal for this.
Which Graphics Card is Best for Autodesk Revit?
AMD and NVIDIA collaborate closely with Autodesk to rigorously test and optimize their Radeon Pro and NVIDIA Workstation graphics cards for optimal performance in the Revit environment. For most Autodesk users, using a mid-tier card from any of these ranges should suffice.
Other Important Factors to Consider:
You should think about the system memory (RAM) capacity and storage drives while building your new Autodesk Revit Workstation. For light users, 16GB of system memory is recommended, 32GB for moderate users, and 64GB for heavy users. You should have enough memory to guarantee that you never run out since if you do, your system’s performance will suffer significantly. Having too much, on the other hand, might be pricey, and you won’t notice any performance gains. To determine if you have enough memory on your current machine, use applications like Task Manager when working with your Revit models to monitor your memory utilization.
Two different storage drives are recommended for your storage needs. To begin, you’ll need a contemporary NVMe Solid State Drive. These drives provide the highest performance for your Operating System and applications available today. Your system will be more responsive and loading times will be reduced thanks to SSD storage. We would also suggest storing your data and files on a larger, more cost-effective Hard Disk Drive.
Do you need an Autodesk Revit Workstation?
Let’s say you want to be able to work on your models while on the go. Our workstations are available in a variety of sizes to meet your needs. All of our NVIDIA Graphics Workstations come with the certified professional graphics technology as our PCs. High-performance Core CPUs, up to 64GB of system memory, and NVMe Solid State Drives are also included.
Our technical experts would be pleased to assist address these questions if you would want to speak with someone directly, so contact us today to learn more. However, certain general standards apply to all Autodesk Revit Workstations, so let’s get started on the queries you have.