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mobile BIM workstation - specific requirements


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Hey there,


i know there were plenty of topics in the past, but I guess I can specify my requirements more detailed.

At the moment I run my quite huge BIM projects in VW2020 (Site Design, Hardscape, Marionette Scripts, OpenGL freeform-modelling, no rendering) on those two machines:


Mac: cMP5,1 - CPU: Dual X5690 3.46Ghz - RAM: 48GB 1333Mhz DDR3 EEC - OS: PCIe SM951 NVMe M.2 - Scratch: PCIe SSD - GPU: RX 580 8GB VRAM -

Win: - CPU: i7 7700K 4.20 Ghz - RAM: 32GB 2400Mhz DDR4 - OS: SM951 NVMe M.2- Scratch: PM961 NVMe M.2 - GPU: GTX 1070 8GB VRAM -


The Windows machine is quite satisfying. RAM usage while multitasking 2/3 . A faster GPU might be a good idea (tested a machine with a GTX 1660, but slower CPU and SSD - I had the feeling that some 3D operations were a lot faster)

The Mac machine is fine for daily Business, but sometimes (huge drawings) I hate how slow it feels compered to the 4,20 Ghz machine... So I guess core speed is a huge factor.


Right now I need a mobile solution - if possible a "DELL" Laptop.

I really don't know if it is better to dig the XPS or G Series...


  • XPS Series with a GTX 1650 4GB - i9-9980HK
  • G-Series with an  RTX 2060, 6 GB - i7-9750H


Any recommendations?





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