HI, all, I have been a Rhino user/supporter for a few months, so I am still new. I realize the question of hardware has come up and been discussed allot. My question is about more specific hardware.
I have got my hands on a slightly older (vista era) Lenovo S20 work station, with a Xeon quad core processor, and a fx580 (512mb) Nvidia Quadro card. The mobo will support ECC ram up to 24gb ddr3.
My dilemma is, should I swap my current pc for this rig. And my current rig is no slouch but is a gaming pc.
AMD 970 mobo, 12gb ddr3 ram, with a Radeon R9 290x (4gb). And an AMD 8xcore gaming processor 4ghz.
I am stuck on whether or not I would see any difference in performance for rendering. Considering the Lenovo is older and my current gaming pc is essentially new…ish.
any advice from some one who is a hardware nerd: wink: or who might have experience using both types of systems would be appreciated.
I realize if both cards were equal… 4gb gaming vs 4gb Quadro the Xeon and Quadro would win hands down. However, I am trying to decide between what I have available vs what I am currently using.
Would I be wasting my time re-arranging my desk with a busy schedule? or would I have better performance rendering by switching?