I’m making some mid-life updates to my workstation. As I almost exclusively use it for CAD modelling, not visualisation, and I enjoy having a box that runs cool, quiet and efficient, I have taken a different route to many here and used an i3 CPU for a while now, albeit mildly overclocked. For most Rhino modelling tasks I find it more than adequate. I rarely work with files larger than 100Mb.
I’d like to upgrade my GPU as I want to add a fourth screen. I’m pretty sure I’ll go with a Quadro P2000 as it has an excellent price/performance ratio and it’s very power efficient. However, I’ve been reading reviews of the RTX 4000 and I’m wondering if it would show any benefit in terms of viewport performance, especially with the newer display modes in Rhino 6. I spend most of my time in wireframe, but also use some of the ‘rendered’ modes occasionally.
For this kind of use, is the RTX 4000 going to be worth the additional expense? Whatever I choose, it needs to be a single-slot card.