Five Hints for the perfect workstation
The decision to purchase a workstation instead of astandard PC is often relatively simple, given the productivity advantages, even if the costs are somewhat higher. The next important decision is to choose the right workstation that best suits your needs.
The key to optimal performance is balance.
The choice of the right processor depends on the requirde applications and workflows. First, determine whether the applications that you are running require high copmuting power for high utilization rates, or whether the focus more on interactive processing.If you spend more time with intensive rendering, it is generally worth investing in more cores. If your focus is on CAD-modeling, the investment in a fast processor is recommended.
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Studies show that users working in the areas of design and construction should provide their systems with twice as much memory as the largest model they work with. In this way, persistent hard disk accesses are prevented, and the performance can be doubled. In addition, you should allocate all available DIMM slots evenly to increase the bandwith of the memory.
Most users who work in design and construction can achieve a balanced performance with a professional graphics card with medium performance or even a beginner graphics card. It is useful to select a card that displays more than 30 frames per second in the most important applications.
Most high-end desktop systems are configured with hard drives, but professional users can benefit from the additional performance of solid state (SSD) drives. Studies have shown that SSDs offer double or triple productivity, especially when opening and closing multiple files and working with large amounts of data.
You will find online tools and resources at the various manufacturers that help you choose the ideal configuration.
Manufacturers offer the configuration via product / industry or even the most common applications.
Create a balanced system that does not cause bottlenecks due to low-performance components and that meets your current and future needs.
Choosing a properly configured workstation at a tight budget is not difficult. It simply requires an understanding of some simple alternatives and an openness to cost-effective technologies to increase performance.