July 25, 2019 at 7:54 pm #25012
I am having a custom computer built and I want to make sure that the graphics card and processor are a good fit for SketchUp before I place the order. The machine the guy at the computer shop has configured will have the following:
- Core i7-8700K Coffee Lake 3.7 GHz LGA 1151 Boxed Processor
- Ballistix Sport LT 32GB 2 x 16GB DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit
- Ventus GeForce RTX 2060 Super Overclocked Dual-Fan 8GB GDDR6 PCIe Video Card
Am I going overboard, is it not powerful enough or has anyone had any issues with any of the components listed? I’d be interested in any feedback. I will be modeling custom homes just to give an idea of the load.
Thanks!July 25, 2019 at 8:16 pm #25013Mike BrightmanKeymaster
That set up looks pretty good! The RTX 2060 in particular is a great card.. not overboard by any means. However comfortable you are with paying slightly more for performance will definitely make it up in boosting your speed. We’ve never found that to be an issue.
If you want to compare to what we’re running here, check out this link: http://sketchupforprofessionals.com/myrig/
Your custom computer will run SketchUp no problem!July 25, 2019 at 8:48 pm #25018
Thanks for the input!July 25, 2019 at 9:05 pm #25019Ruben BenitezParticipant
When it comes to processors clock speed is king! More cores doesn’t help Sketchup performance so look at a faster CPU even if it has less cores. My last machine purchased 11/18 was an Xotic PC running the following:
Intel i7 8086 overclocked running at over 4ghz topping out over 5.5ghz (6 cores, 12 mb cache 4-5ghz clock speed)
Gigabyte RTX 2070 with 8gb
2-Samsung EVO 970’s running stripped (raid 0).Gives me a full TB with faster search read/write speeds
32gb 3200 mHz ram
There were newer CPU’s but that was the fastest hing Intel had at the timeJuly 25, 2019 at 9:11 pm #25020Ruben BenitezParticipant
One other thing, from all my research, overclocking GPU doesn’t offer much performance gain for our use. Overclocked CPU, different story. If you overclock the CPU or GPU make sure you have sufficient cooling or it will be unstable.
Take a look at Xoticpc.com , I’ve had tremendous success with their machines. I’m on my forth machine from them and all have been overclocked machines that were rock solid stable. I could count the BSOD’s over the years on these computers on both hands and have plenty of fingers left over.July 25, 2019 at 9:21 pm #25021
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