Have you run any benchmarks to compare the performance difference? I've started using ones from SPEC.org for relative comparison between our old and new workstations, but I haven't had the opportunity to run live models for a side-by-side comparison, so I'm curious to see how realistic it is. The good thing is that it doesn't require a pro/e license, it runs its own set modules (also has SolidWorks, UG, etc.).
I appreciate your summary on the gaming vs. professional video cards. We're considering using some MacBook Pros running CAD under Windows, but they only have the gaming class video cards.
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