I’m starting to look for a new laptop (= my workstation)
This type of question pop’s up every now and then so I was wondering if there is
a centralized (up-to-date) list of GPU’s / CPU’s and other configurations to make an initial choice easier.
I know of http://www.holomark.com/, http://wiki.mcneel.com/rhino/rhino5videocards and http://wiki.mcneel.com/rhino/videocards but they seem not fully up to date?
Yet this general info is useful as a start: http://wiki.mcneel.com/rhino/hardwarebaseline
Just now I’m looking at this page and wonder should I go for Nvidia (GTX/Quadro), or is AMD comparable or at least not too far behind in performance. Since NVIDIA crippled gaming cards to push Quadro’s I rather do not do business with them anymore. Are performance differences marginal or significant.
Can anything usefull be said about processors apart from this rule of thumb:
Predominant modeling: less cores at highest single-core speed
Predominant rendering: more cores at highest total speed
To complete the list:
as much RAM as possible just for those rare projects that need all RAM.
a fast SSD for OS and DATA
a slower HDD for backup and general storage
Thanks for any tips