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SW Industrial Product Design & Rendering: AMD vs Nvidia for 2019

Question asked by Brent Gaspard on Nov 13, 2018
Latest reply on Nov 18, 2018 by Xy Light

Hello everyone. As my first new thread, allow me to introduce my use case with SolidWorks. A new licensee as of two weeks ago, I will be using SW18-19 roughly as follows ... ~20% modeling, ~75% "3d rendering" for client interactions and marketing content (Visualize / Radeon Pro Render / Unreal Engine), and ~5% CFD and FEA analysis. As a one-man shop, I am looking to build a capable yet cost efficient system ... and herein lies my question.

 

Initial indications on the rendering piece tend to point toward Nvidia CUDA to align with the Visualize application, yet I am seeing some impressive performance and potential cost savings from AMD platforms which drive Radeon ProRender, and then also Unreal Engine.

 

This is an interesting thread from from Alin Vargatu of Javelin Technologies ...

20 to 30 Times Faster Graphics Response with SOLIDWORKS 2019’s New Graphics Engine

 

Article link ...

20 to 30 Times Faster Graphics Response with SOLIDWORKS 2019’s New Graphics Engine > ENGINEERING.com

 

Am I correct in understanding that "modeling" piece continues to be a linear-based operation relying on CPU muscle, while the rendering side is opening up to both AMD and Nvidia configurations?

 

THANK YOU for any and all support for this novice inquiry.

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