Hardware comparison

Posted on 2011-09-29
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Last Modified: 2013-11-08
Hi everyone,

I have a question regarding the purchase of a desktop. Normally we work together with dell, but now I saw a Fujitsu Siemens with our supplier that looks really good.

Could you take a look at the specs and compare them? They cost around 1.350 euro. The price in the pdf of dell is the end-price.

The CPU in the fujitsu is a sandy bridge which looks better in the benchmarks. For the rest: More RAM, same GPU and SSD so I think this would be the one to go with..

Would this be enough to run Adobe CS5 and Archicad 15?

Thanks in advance!
Question by:Silencer001
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by:Gary Case
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The Fujitsu is an excellent system -- as you've already noted, the Sandy Bridge CPU is MUCH better than the older Xeon in the Dell.

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ID: 36818372
Thansk for the feedback garycase! Would the GPU be good enough for the use of Archicad for the next few years? It's in the mid-range to the high-range.. http://www.nvidia.com/content/PDF/product-comparison/product-comparison-master-revised.pdf
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Gary Case earned 500 total points
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The Quadro 2000 is fine for Archicad.    Although nVidia lists it as a "mid-range" card, Archicad lists it as one of their "high range" cards.  [http://archicadwiki.com/VideoCardsForArchiCAD15?action=show&redirect=Video+Cards#Recommended_Video_Cards_for_ArchiCAD_15 ]

Coupled with the excellent Sandy Bridge processor I'm sure that would be a VERY nice system for several years to come.

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Thanks for your commends and the recommondations for Archicad, I didn't check this link before and was very usefull.

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