We currently have HP xw8400 workstations with Quad Core x5355 CPU's, Quadro FX 1500 and 3GB of DDR2. The owner wants to get new systems or possibly upgrade what they have. Does anyone have any input on upgrading the RAM to 16GB, the Xeon E5450 and getting Quadro NVS 420's vs getting new i7 series systems with PCI Express 2.0 quadro GPUs?
I've also heard they've been making GPUs that now handle most of the render processing rather than the CPUs. Anyone have recommendations?
Thanks in advance