I am purchasing a new computer this week and was hoping for some final validation from the fine folks on this forum. I am entering graduate school this fall for architecture and want a machine that will be able to handle 3 years of work and join me in the early years of my career. My final decision is between a P51 and a P51s (trying to spend as little as possible of course). My final hangups are in regards to the CPU and GPU.
CPU(Comparison): P51 would be with a 7700HQ (4-core 6mb Cache @3.8) and the P51s a 7600u (2-core, 4mb Cache @3.9). I understand that Rhino only uses a single-core but want to know in the end will the smaller 7600u be sufficient for my work?
GPU: The P51s comes only with a Quadro M520 (Specs). The P51 with the beefier M1200 (given my selected processor). Will the M520 be strong enough to handle navigating in a complex Rhino model?