3D Modeling & Design – Do you REALLY need a Xeon and Quadro??

3D Modeling & Design – Do you REALLY need a Xeon and Quadro??

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  1. 3DCGMODELS COM on November 6, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    Love the videos that you make, thank you.
    Can you please update this video for 2019, well its almost 2020.
    Would be awesome.
    You make awesome videos. keep it up.

  2. Mateo Herrera on November 6, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    So I made an animation music video for an artist that made it to seattle Hip Hop film festival this year only using a GEFORCE GT 520 (2 display) GPU.https://youtu.be/vDMqf2Nr4Zg
    I need some advice about a good GPU for a Am3 motherboard 16GB ddr3 Ram amd 8350 8 core 4.00GHz. I’ve been eyeballing the quadro p2000.

  3. Максим Карпов on November 6, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    0:43 transition is nice)

  4. fondave2 on November 6, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    do this for again 2020

  5. Boxy on November 6, 2019 at 6:11 pm



  6. Charlie C.程查 on November 6, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    how about the Quadro P2200? It has very few review online…

  7. SevenDeMagnus on November 6, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    So cool, thanks.

  8. Abdullah Hussain on November 6, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    Can you use CATIA instead of SolidWorks

  9. darkman237 on November 6, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    Please update vid for 2019 RTX 2080 super versus quadro

  10. Jay Foreman on November 6, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    I’m looking at getting a new laptop for my wife. Will be used for cad, sketchup and vray as well as other programmes. I’m looking at the asus G531GVE5-PK19 with i7 , rex 2060 and 16gb ram. Is this enough. No clue about this stuff and want to surprise her. Any advice is appreciated.

  11. Sirajul Akmal on November 6, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    Is it possible to investigate the minimum specification required for Ansys Fluent Flow and Matlab to run a simulation? sincerly an engineering student

  12. Pritom Brinto on November 6, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    can you make an updated video on this topic as there is a lot of updated cpu and gpu ? or suggest any build for around 1500usd ?

  13. Russell G on November 6, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    What programs does he typically use to check CPU temps? I used Intel XTU but it somehow isnt working since drivers are now not there?? I’m using World Community Grid (BOINC) and it runs the CPU all the time and I want to make sure it’s at safe temperatures and I’m not destroying my CPU prematurely.

  14. Leo Warren on November 6, 2019 at 6:25 pm

    Linus before you make a new tutorial for CAD, please consult an industry expert as you saying this is misinformaton.
    You setup is balls for software like Autodesk Inventor and blender is irrelevant when 3DS MAX and Maya are industry standard.
    CATIA, CREO, RHINO are other CAD options are optimized differently.

  15. Ádám Leffler on November 6, 2019 at 6:25 pm

    No. I don’t need them because…

    I need a threadripper and a Titan.

  16. VFX HIVE on November 6, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    LOOOOL what you need for that is some clay from the ground. For Visual Effects in general, you never can have enough top notch machines 😉

  17. Miguel Flores on November 6, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    you should do a remaster of this video with the new cpus and gpus now on the market 😉

  18. Albert Henry on November 6, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    A part 2? But this time for laptops?

  19. Andrew Virtue on November 6, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    sooo… 9600k’s are safe then?

  20. Fábio Giehl on November 6, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    And about dual huanan E5 2689 and 32GB ecc fom aliexpress…? Can I have a good experiêncie?

  21. Joel Guzman on November 6, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    That moment when you have an old xeon on the 1156 mobo and you know your not doing any 3d mod anytime soon😂

  22. Riazul Islam Rahil on November 6, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    1.5 years later we have studio drivers and 3rd gen ryzen processors

  23. Charles Goin on November 6, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    Could you revisit this with the new RTX cards ? and specifically at Laptops ? Lots of users looking for hte best bang for the buck for doing this kind of work at home. With changes recently in hardware, your results I am sure will be different.

  24. Scott Daniel on November 6, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    Can we a remake of this video now weve got faster hardware?

  25. BHVampire on November 6, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    I was making 3D art for 13 years with an Intel Pentium 4 and integrated graphics, thou 90% of my models, animations and scenes remains unrendered, and the ones I could render where pure 1024×760 photorealistic pictures. ;D I was good indeed and a little bit frustrated kid, now I grew up and patiently waiting for the Ryzen 3950x with money on hand.

    Conclussion: You can learn with a potato.

    Conclussion 2: CAD works like charm with a potato, if you’re just using CAD softwares a 3200g processor is far enough, those are the "Paint" of the 3D softwares, and the mechanical stress simulations are nothing compared to fluid particles.

    Buy a graphics card only if you know what you’re doing and need to GPU render, otherwise with an integrated one and a big ass CPU is far enough.

  26. Hantzley Audate on November 6, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    I wonder how the 3950x, EPYC, 3900x, and 3700/3800x perform with a Radeon vii

  27. juan pablo andrade toledo on November 6, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    This would be a great video for today’s market…

  28. Time Gaming2030 on November 6, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    So did he ask or did he just throw his wallet at them

  29. Ralph Greer_walker on November 6, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    I run on my 3yr old £500 all in on with Radeon r6 GPU, goes to show you don’t need the top of the line

  30. Chef Tony on November 6, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    Update vid with current market offerings

  31. Daniel .Power on November 6, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    I am looking with a 2k budget to CAD on a 4 screen set up with fusion 360, data sheets, ~10-20 chrome tabs, and an additional modeling or web browsing screen for free work flow, I have been looking at the P4000 (thin, great for a laptop build) but I don’t know if it is better than a 2080 with/without water cooling to get similar space saving or maybe to save some money. I do a lot of CAD work but I also like to run top down sim games and maybe host some server games, thing is my current laptop can handle ~100 or so 3D printable part assemblies being 5 years old which is different from your 10 part limit mentioned in the video. Maybe you were referring to high polygon models because things like a detailed render of the moon was a bit flakey. I have a pretty mediocre nvidea 700 card laptop flavor but it’s gotten me pretty far already. So I’m wondering if any professional would judge if I got myself the 2080 instead of the P4000 or if I got the P4000 would the performance be garbage with games and multiple screens. Processor is probably going to be the intel 9700k even though the Ryzen 3700 looks good, honestly it’s so close for me that I might just have to wait for middle next year to see if anything more definitive breaks the ceiling

    The waiting is also because I have to cad out and cnc prototype a case, was thinking of a thin briefcase design that blooms like a flower using a combination of hobby pistons and cherry/hobby servos I have experience with, I have to drag this machine around between class, work, home, and most places I go and well, I can drag around the cnc machines I built as proof I know what I’m doing so a laptop’s gonna have to do. Even if I crammed the thinner P4000 or water cooled 2080 in a laptop, then slimmed down the usual atx psu to a server psu, the next tallest thing would be the mobo and ram sticks propping up which yes, there are laptop like itx boards but I haven’t yet found one that uses the usual sized ram sticks and don’t have any room for more than 2 sticks and no slots for much of anything else. So the research continues!

  32. bebo flores on November 6, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    Do it again but with ryzen 3000 series

  33. Byron Rhody on November 6, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    I love the work in this video! Can we hope for a updated cut inlight of all the new hardware that has been released? <3
    Asking for a friend

  34. Joseph M. on November 6, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    Please make an updated version of this

  35. Stavros T on November 6, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    Sooo Linus, you really don’t know how it really works man.
    I really can’t tell about rendering or shading but in the end of the day you only need to be able to export your drawings and send them for machining. Here I am using my laptop for commercial use with i7-5700, 16gb ram and a GTX950M running FLAWLESLY on 1000+ part assemblies on resolved mode and actually a few subassemblies are flexible. All these by simply making a few changes on settings menu. It’s not that hard actually. Please don’t waste your money!

  36. 盧昱翔40709 on November 6, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    Upside down ROG motherboard….

  37. GingerBoi on November 6, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    Can you make an updatr in 2020?

  38. Leon Bells on November 6, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    Is it a good choice to trade my gtx 1080 ti in for rtx 2080

  39. Blood Bought Ministries on November 6, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    Hmmm do solid works sponsored this?

  40. Markusi on November 6, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    I feel like this topic could revisited and split into 2 different categories; people in "CAD" programs like Solidworks/fusion 360 and those working in "3D polygon" modeler programs like Maya, Blender,etc….have way different needs in a computer. There is the subject of CPU vs GPU renders as well; a high core count doesn’t mean anything if the render you’re using is utilizing the GPU(in such cases, the CPU would actually hold the GPU back). 3D modeling is a very vague term when you look deeper.

  41. TheRealCritique on November 6, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    You desperately need to do one of these twice a year. You said this is why people are going towards AMD Threadrippers etc, well put together a build for 3D 2019. Why am I having to go to lesser bloggers that aren’t canadian to get that video?

  42. Stefan Lind on November 6, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    Lenovo P1

    i7 8850H
    32GB dualchannel ram No ECC
    quadro P2000 max-q
    512 pcie ssd

    Its very very good 🙂
    (But Extremely Expensive here in Sweden*)

  43. Mitchell M. on November 6, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    AMD drivers let you change between "gaming" and "compute" drivers. I would’ve liked to see if it made any difference for Vega. Clearly the consumer cards are deliberately borked by poor CAD drivers

  44. carguy on November 6, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    So I own a design firm, and we run 10 high power stations. We use NXUnigraphics, solid works, pro e, fusion 360, 3ds Max and a few others.
    In real life we just haven’t seen this prove to be true. Our Quadro machines are not faster than ones with a 1070 in them.
    We just don’t notice the difference. Esp with fusion 360. And fusion is the future. Solid works is going to die.
    Fusion runs multi core so it’s CPU based. We are now using ryzen 3700s with Vega 64s and they destroy our older Quadro machines. This video is very old and dated. Zen 2 ryzen and a Titan x with 64gig ram on a x570 board will blow all of this away.
    Also if you are still using solid works, download fusion 360 and never look back.

  45. Rocket Man on November 6, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    this was vert useful

  46. GHOST96 on November 6, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    Please make 2019 version

  47. Footage on November 6, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    I love you. 😘😘😘
    Tnx a lot. I was confused what to buy.

  48. Big Stonks on November 6, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    I imagine the best config for this would be a 1070ti, or 2070 super if you like that sort of stuff, a 3900x or 3950x when it comes out, and 32 gb of ram, placing my prediction before I watch the video

  49. hrishikesh khedkar on November 6, 2019 at 7:03 pm

    Can u update this video with recent hardware??

  50. R Li on November 6, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    Im a student and I want to buy the 2019 macbook pro with 15´´ i9 512ssd radeon pro 560x and 16gb of ram. Makes this sense? I dont work every day on solidworks and Im really into apple for normal use (browsing, yt, word..). Yes I would like to install parallels for CAD. This PC should last 3 years.

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