Workstation for CAD Programs

 




This hardware recommendation applies to

Workstations for Vertex CAD program versions 2020 (26.0).

Hardware information updated

2019-12-09



Operating System, Main Memory and Hard Disk of a Workstation

Operating system

  • 64-bit Windows 10

Main memory

  • 8 GB for basic use
  • 16 or 32 GB for large models (like in Plant application)

Hard disk

  • 256 GB SSD or more

Internet connection

  • Vertex BD 2020 (26.0) requires internet connection.

Graphics Card of a Workstation

Desktops

  • Nvidia Quadro K1200/K2200/P1000/P2000/P4000
  • Nvidia Quadro K620/P600 (budget option)

Laptops

  • Nvidia Quadro M1200/M2200/P1000/P2000/P3200
  • Nvidia Quadro M620/P600 (budget option)

These are not recommended for Vertex CAD use

  • Intel HD Graphics
  • AMD Radeon
  • Nvidia GeForce series

Processor of a Workstation

Desktops

  • INTEL® Core™ i9-9900K 3.6GHz, 8-cores, one core max. 5.0 GHz (Intel® Turbo Boost Technology)
  • INTEL® Core™ i7-8700K 3.7GHz, 6-cores, one core max. 4.7 GHz (Intel® Turbo Boost Technology)
  • INTEL® Core™ i7-7700K 4.2GHz, 4-cores, one core max. 4.5 GHz (Intel® Turbo Boost Technology)
  • INTEL® Core™ i7-6700K 4.0GHz, 4-cores, one core max. 4.2 GHz (Intel® Turbo Boost Technology)
  • INTEL® Xeon® W-2135, 6-cores, one core max. 4.5 GHz (Intel® Turbo Boost Technology)
  • INTEL® Xeon® E5-1650 v4, 6-cores, one core max. 4.0 GHz (Intel® Turbo Boost Technology)

Laptops

  • INTEL® Core™ i7-8750H 2.2GHz, 6-cores, one core max. 4.1 GHz (Intel® Turbo Boost Technology)
  • INTEL® Core™ i7-8850H 2.6GHz, 6-cores, one core max. 4.3 GHz (Intel® Turbo Boost Technology)
  • INTEL® Xeon® E-2186M 2.90GHz, 6-cores, one core max. 4.6 GHz (Intel® Turbo Boost Technology)
  • INTEL® Xeon® E3-1505M v6 3.0GHz, 4-cores, one core max. 4.0 GHz (Intel® Turbo Boost Technology)

Example Computers

Desktops

HP Workstation Z2 TWR

  • INTEL Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz (max. 4.7 GHz Intel® Turbo Boost Technology )
  • 6 cores / Hyper-Threading
  • Main memory recommendation 16 GB or more
  • SSD 256GB or more
  • Nvidia Quadro P600/P1000/P2000/P4000
  • Network card 10/100/1000
  • Keyboard + optical wheel mouse
  • Windows 10 UK/FIN 64 bit
  • 3-Year on-site warranty

HP Workstation Z4 TWR

  • INTEL Core Xeon W-2125 4GHz (max. 4.5 GHz Intel® Turbo Boost Technology )

  • 4 cores / Hyper-Threading
  • Main memory recommendation 16 GB or more

  • SSD 256GB or more

  • Nvidia Quadro P600/P1000/P2000/P4000

  • Network card 10/100/1000

  • Keyboard + optical wheel mouse

  • Windows 10 UK/FIN 64 bit

  • 3-Year on-site warranty

15" laptops

HP ZBook Studio G5

  • Intel Core i7-8750H (one core max. 4.1 Ghz )
  • 6 cores / Hyper-Threading
  • 15.6inch IPS
  • 512 GB SSD PCIe - NVM Express (NVMe)
  • 16 GB (1 x 16 GB) DDR4 SDRAM
  • Nvidia Quadro P1000
  • Weight 2.05 kg
  • Windows 10 UK/FIN 64 bit
  • 3-Year on-site warranty

HP ZBook 15 G5

  • Intel Core i7-8850H (one core max. 4.3 Ghz )
  • 6 cores / Hyper-Threading
  • 15.6inch IPS
  • 512 GB SSD PCIe - NVM Express (NVMe)
  • 16 GB (1 x 16 GB) DDR4 SDRAM
  • Nvidia Quadro P2000
  • Weight 2.6 kg
  • Windows 10 UK/FIN 64 bit
  • 3-Year on-site warranty

17" laptop

HP ZBook 17 G5

  • Intel Core i7-8850H (one core max. 4.3 Ghz )
  • 6 cores / Hyper-Threading
  • 17.3inch IPS
  • 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4 SDRAM
  • 512 GB - M.2 2280 SSD NVMe
  • Nvidia Quadro P3200
  • Weight 3.2 kg
  • Windows 10 UK/FIN 64 bit
  • 3-Year on-site warranty