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Best performance pc/mac specs for Spotlight 2017, rendering

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What is the current consensus on pc/mac specs for optimal rendering/operational performance with VW Spotlight 2017?  


Currently running:

HP Zbook 17 G3

Processor    Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1535M v5 @ 2.90GHz, 2904 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
Installed Physical Memory (RAM)    64.0 GB
Adapter Type    Quadro M4000M, NVIDIA compatible

And running into severe lag in most layers/views.


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  • Vectorworks, Inc Employee

For rendering, it would be all about your CPU, but if your issue is lag in modeling views or Top/Plan, thats all your graphics card these days.

Unfortunately, since that's a notebook you most likely wont be able to upgrade the GPU as they're often soldered to the motherboard in laptops. For purchasing new hardware however, these are the graphics cards you want to look to for good graphics performance:



GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

GeForce GTX 1080

GeForce GTX 1070

GeForce GTX 1060

GeForce GTX Titan X
GeForce GTX 980 Ti
GeForce GTX 980
GeForce GTX 970
GeForce GTX Titan Black
GeForce GTX Titan Z
GeForce GTX Titan



RX 580
RX 570
RX 560

RX 550

RX 540

R9 480

R9 470

R9 390
R9 380
R9 370
R9 295X2
R9 295X
R9 290X
R9 290

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