Which workstation is right for you?
There are so many different models, brands, and revisions of hardware that choosing the right components for your Inventor Workstations can be a huge challenge. We've taken the time to perform in-depth analysis of Inventor to determine exactly what kind of hardware is needed for the CPU, RAM, and video card. This ensures that you will be getting a system that has all the capabilities you need without spending money on components that will not be beneficial.
The majority of Inventor tasks are single threaded which means that no matter how many cores your CPU has, Inventor will only use one at a time. Because of this, we have designed our Core i7 system around the fastest single-threaded CPU currently available - the Intel Core i7 6700K. With this CPU (and the appropriate NVIDIA video card), we can confidently say that this compact Core i7 workstation will be as fast or faster than larger, more expensive systems for Inventor.
In addition to its amazing performance, it is also configurable with up to 32GB of RAM (which is much more than enough for all but extremely large and most complex projects) and multiple storage options. Depending on the complexity of your projects, we have a range of NVIDIA video cards available to ensure that you will be able to efficiently perform your work without spending money on a card you don't need.
If you need the most reliable Inventor workstation possible, this system using an Intel Xeon E3 CPU, ECC (error correcting) RAM, and NVIDIA Quadro video card is designed from the ground up to be as robust and reliable as possible. To show how much faith we have in the reliability of this system, we offer our best out-of-the-box warranty for FREE -- Lifetime Support and Labor and a full 3 years of parts coverage.
While not quite as compact, cost effective, or powerful as our Core i7 workstation, this system allows for a higher amount of RAM (system memory) - up to 64GB in total.
While most tasks in Inventor do not need a CPU with a high number of cores, if your work includes either simulations or rendering you can see an increase in performance by using a CPU with more physical cores. Due to this, our Simulation & Rendering workstation utilizes Intel's "High End" desktop processors with anywhere from 6 to 10 CPU cores. This higher number of cores allows you to complete renders or simulations much faster than our other Inventor workstations.
Just because this system is terrific for rendering and simulations, that doesn't mean it isn't also great for general modeling and assembly work. All of the CPU options on this system are able to Turbo to speeds up to 4.0GHz which makes this system a great compromise when you need excellent multi-threaded performance, but also need the system to perform well when working with larger assemblies in Inventor.
Looking for a powerful rendering workstation?
We also have recommended systems designed specifically for different types of rendering engines that go beyond what is capable with our workstations listed above:
CPU-Based Rendering Workstations
(V-Ray, Keyshot, Mental Ray, etc.)
GPU-Based Rendering Workstations
(V-Ray RT, Octane, Iray, etc.)
Looking for more detail on our testing methods and why we chose this hardware for Inventor? View our Hardware Recommendations!
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