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Selecting a CPU for a 3D CAD workstation.?

Primarily I'll be using Autodesk Inventor and AutoCAD simultaneously. I'm probably going to get an ASUS VW246H 24" Monitor and an ATI FirePro V5800 GPU. I'm looking at AMD Black Edition processors because they're cheaper than Intel. For this application, would it be worthwhile to get a hexa-core Phenom II like the 1090T or 1100T? Would a lower end quad-core like the 955 get the job done? In the future I may run 3ds Max and Inventor simultaneously for rendering. I usually have skype and some browser windows open in the background. I want Inventor to run very smoothly with the best graphics settings. After I make a final decision on a CPU, I can focus on selecting a motherboard.

Asked By: - 7/20/2011
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For all those quality programs I would recommend going for intel. I mean why sacrifice performance. I did not say quality. I am not bashing AMD. It is simply a smarter choice. For multitasking at that level you need the i7 2600k. I will not even respond to the 955. Maybe MAYBE the 1100T or 1090 and POSSIBLY 965 but no... More
Answered By: Goerge - 7/20/2011
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You should go for the 1090T, simply because of 3D Max, when come to rendering, more core buckets the better, you should also be looking at at least 8GB but most of our stations are 16GB as memory are so cheap now, best to get them while they are cheap... More
Answered By: Cupcake - 7/20/2011
 
Core i7-2920XM Extreme Edition is the best you can get for cad work. If you want to go with Amd though, and I do not suggest using Amd for cad work, then definitely get the Phenom II x6 1100T 3.7 GHz.
Answered By: jasin - 7/20/2011
 
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