Thank you all for the excellent advice. After this research and a couple of quotes from machine vendors, we are planning to move forward with a machine that contains dual Opteron 270 dual-core processors, 3GB RAM and QuadroFX 4500 Video. From what I read above this should be more than adequate for Renderworks and other rendering applications now and moving forward. Thank you again very much! Tom Henninger
I am working on selecting a new PC for heavy Renderworks use (architectural walk-throughs for large facilities), and am curious for recommendations concerning processor choice. Options seem to be: Pentium 4 single processor with dual core and/or Hyperthreading. Single or Dual Xeon with single or dual core. We would like to get excellent performance without purchasing hardware Renderworks may not be able to fully utilize. I appreciate the input!