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Recommended Systems for Autodesk Revit



Modeling & Design


​Utilizing a high frequency Intel Core i7 CPU, this compact workstation is able to provide the best possible performance when working with models in Revit.

Rendering Optimized


For increased rendering performance, this system is configurable with up to 10 CPU cores to give you faster rendering times when using the AutoDesk Raytracer engine or other third-party CPU-based rendering engines.


Which system is right for you?

There are so many different models, brands, and revisions of hardware that choosing the right components for your system can be a huge challenge. We've taken the time to perform in-depth analysis to determine exactly what kind of hardware is needed for Revit. 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.

Modeling & Design System

The majority of tasks in Revit (including VR visualization through 3rd party plugins) are only able to utilize a single CPU core which makes a high frequency CPU - regardless of the core count - an ideal choice for these tasks. Because of this, our modeling & design workstation comes with an Intel Core i7 7700K CPU capable of speeds of up to 4.2GHz.

Since there is no need for a hotter, higher core count CPU, we are able to fit this system into a chassis that is only 4.2 inches wide so it can easily fit on most desks or even tucked behind your monitor. Unlike many other compact workstations, this system is still able to utilize a full-sized video card to give you the smoothest experience possible when navigating around your models.

Rendering Optimized System

If you need increased rendering performance, this system provides multiple ways to reduce the time it takes to render a scene whether you are rendering directly from Revit or exporting your models to 3ds Max for more advanced rendering.

Both the Autodesk Raytracing (ART) rendering engine or the older Mental Ray rendering engine responds extremely well to having a more powerful CPU with a higher core count. Due to the high hardware requirements for optimal performance, our Rendering Optimized system offers Intel's "High End" desktop processors with anywhere from 6 to 10 CPU cores. This high number of cores allows them to complete renders up to twice as fast as a standard quad-core CPU.

Just because this system is terrific for rendering, that doesn't mean it isn't also great for general Revit tasks. 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 rendering performance, but also need the system to perform well when working with models in Revit.

Looking for an even more powerful rendering workstation?

We also have recommended systems designed specifically for different types of rendering engines that go beyond what is capable with our Rendering Optimized workstation listed above. Please note that if you are looking for improved performance when using the Autodesk Raytracer engine, Revit limits the total number of CPU core to 16:

CPU-Based Rendering Workstations
(V-Ray, Keyshot, Mental Ray, Autodesk Raytracer, etc.)



GPU-Based Rendering Workstations
(V-Ray RT, Octane, Iray, etc.)



Want more detail on our testing methods and why we chose this hardware for Revit? View our Hardware Recommendations!

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