Alexander Vysotsky makes the following recommendation:
CPU – i7 second-generation
Memory – 8 or 16 GB of DDR3
Video – NVidia Quadro, more accessible – GeForce (Budget)
Hard Disk Drive – solid-state, more available – WD Raptor
Screen – 1 or 2 display with a resolution FullHD (1920 x 1080), 22 inches
Заметки о Revit и том, что с ним связано: Конфигурация компьютера для работы в Revit
For further information, check out my previous posts:
Xeon vs Custom Built
The CPU to beat (December 2011)
Hardware priorities for Revit
Computer configurator for Revit
Forum links (2009)
AMD has released the first true 8 core processors. Current Intel i-series chips have up to 4 cores with Hyperthreading, which displays 8 cores to the OS. However, the new AMD architecture may ultimately provide some performance benefit in certain applications (such as rendering).
Initial benchmarks for the new ‘Bulldozer’ architecture show that they are roughly on-par with some of the midrange Intel offerings. However, the new processor architecture has the potential to offer significant gains as applications are optimized and as price points improve.
In Revit terms, more cores means faster rendering. In day to day computer terms, more cores means you can do more things faster.
In terms of technology and competition, I guess we can be glad that there are at least two big CPU manufacturers. If you want to read about their mutually assured destruction, check out this link.
More information about Bulldozer CPUs here:
Unlock Your Record Setting AMD FX Series Processor Today
Bulldozer (microarchitecture) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thinking of buying a new USB Flash drive? Head over to this site:
You can also download a utility to benchmark any flash drives that you own:
Interesting little exchange on Twitter recently, with regard to Revit hardware and benchmark performance:
Twitter / @Bizz: @Bramdotcom We went with f …
In order, and dependent on how large the models you wish to edit are:
- More RAM
- Faster Processor
- More Processers
- Faster RAM
- Faster HD
The Building Coder: Performant Hardware
This is based on the Revit Benchmark. You may find it helpful if you are planning on purchasing some new hardware.
Link to actual XLSX file
You will need to login to Revit Forum to download.
Gordon Price has created a Revit Benchmark utility.
Forum Thread New AUBench
Actual downloads at:
RAC Results and Utility
RST/RMEP Results and Utility
Read the included readme file – the main trick is that you need to modify your revit.ini to AllowPressandDrag….
Enjoy the weekend!
Revit is a very acceptable OOTB (out of the box) tool. If you are using Revit OOTB, there are really only two variables that determine your productivity. Assuming you have zero customised content, these variables are:
- your own skill and ability
- the performance of your computer
We are all working to try and keep our skills on the cutting edge. But is your hardware keeping up its end of the bargain? Our company made a significant investment into some middle to top-of-the-line workstations a few months ago, for which I am very grateful. If you are looking to purchase a new system, or upgrade an existing one, you should definitely review the
Model Performance Technical Note (you may have accessed this via Subscription, but this is a direct link to the PDF).
The following AUGI forum links may also be of assistance to you:
Revit 2010 – Graphics Cards that work (and those that don’t)
Happy with your hardware?
Video card D3D compatibility – Revit 2010 on Vista / Win7
Revit Running on Intel Mac
Non-Mac hardware benchmarks using the 2009 benchmark journal
Rendering speed in Windows 7 64 & Revit 2010 64bit
Feel free to comment if you have any thoughts or recommendations.