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ArchiCAD performance:Definitely! I've done some fairly extensive benchmarking in our office, and my Quad-2.66 completes Section/Elevation generation in less than half the time that it takes a Duo-2.8 to do the same.
1) Is there a difference in ArchiCAD 12 performance between an Intel Core
2 Quad machine and an Intel Core 2 Duo machine that have otherwise identical hardware?
2) Is there a difference in ArchiCAD 12 performance between a Vista machine and an XP machine that have identical hardware?I made the jump to Vista from XP about a month ago, and using the aforementioned benchmark, Vista performs roughly 10%-15% faster than XP did.
3) Is there a difference in ArchiCAD 12 performance between a Vista 64-bit machine and a Vista 32-bit machine that have otherwise identical hardware?Not too sure, but you will definitely not be wanting to use 32-bit versions anyway because of the amount of RAM you want, and the chunky graphics card.
4) Nvidia Quadro FX3700 with 512Mb - Would it be enough, or should I get an even more powerful board? And how well are Nvidia's Quadro drivers doing these days?Yes, it should do very nicely. If you are not working with huge 3D models, then a 1700 or even a 570 would do the job just as well.
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VicVega wrote:64bit is better than 32bit as it can use more than 2GB RAM per application. That is the basic reason. You know that better than I do.
Thanks Djordje, but I think I need you to motivate your choices from a performance standpoint. Why is XP64 better than Vista in that regard? And also 32-bit vs 64-bit.