I’m about to buy a new laptop and I’m trying to get an idea of whether the money I’m about to spend will improve Rhino’s performance enough that I feel like it’ll be money well spent.
My primary uses: complex surfacing, SubD, advanced grasshopper, and RhinoCAM. almost zero rendering.
My current mobile workstation’s specs:
Intel Core i7-6820hq 2.70 ghz, 4 Core, 8MB Cache, 2.70GHz to 3.60 GHz
48 GB Ram
Nvidia Quadro M2000M w/4gb GDDR5
Specs for a mobile workstation I’m thinking of buying:
Intel Core Processor i7-10850H 6 Core, 12MB Cache, 2.70 GHz to 5.10 GHz
64 GB Ram (3200 MHz)
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 w/8GB GDDR6
My main question: Can I expect this to provide a radical change in performance, or am I paying a lot of money for a subtle improvement?
(Most of the time when I get bogged down on my current machine it’s because of too many booleans in a grasshopper script, a very large toolpath in RhinoCAM or huge SubD objects. RhinoCAM uses OpenGL, by the way.)
A few other questions:
Is the faster RAM worth it in my application or is that just a waste of money?
Is a better grade of SSD worth it in my application or is that too just a waste of money?
In the configuration for the machine I want to buy above, if there’s a bottleneck somewhere, where is it?
Thanks. I know here are a million hardware post on this forum, I just couldn’t find specific answers to all my questions in any of them.