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Intel and nVidia vs AMD for AutoCAD, Revit, and Inventor

I'll be mostly using the applications stated above and I will also be doing some really light gaming (TF2 and Far Cry Primal (no need for 60+fps at ultra)). If it helps my screen has a resolution of 1440p. I'm really not sure which build to go with or if it should be some combination of the two. I'm mostly concerned about the cpu and gpu but any suggestions/advice for the storage would be helpful.
Thanks!

Here is the first build:

PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/QZRTqk
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/QZRTqk/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($316.98 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($31.49 @ Newegg Marketplace)
Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI PLUS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($111.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 960 Evo 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($129.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB ARMOR OCV1 Video Card ($246.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($77.88 @ OutletPC)
Wireless Network Adapter: Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I REV 4.2 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter ($29.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Other: be quiet! Pure Base 600 w/ Window (Black/Orange) ($99.99)
Total: $1145.28
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-03-13 11:32 EDT-0400

Here is the second build:

PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/QHBcjc
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/QHBcjc/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD RYZEN 7 1700 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($328.89 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master MasterAir Pro 4 66.7 CFM CPU Cooler ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus PRIME X370-PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard ($179.94 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($99.97 @ Jet)
Storage: Samsung 960 Evo 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($129.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 480 8GB ARMOR 8G OC Video Card ($209.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master MasterCase Pro 5 ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($77.88 @ OutletPC)
Wireless Network Adapter: Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I REV 4.2 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter ($29.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1196.62
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-03-13 10:06 EDT-0400
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  1. Best answer
    The Ryzen is a better CPU in workloads that will use all 16 threads. I believe 3d render job will make use of this. The AMD will smoke down the i7 in this use case.

    In gaming, the higher clocked i7 still wins, however the AMD will do just fine.. its not that big of a gap anymore.

    I would also go with the 480 8GB. Some 3d applications love video ram. Your games will not need all that ram.

    Because gaming is second to real workstation stuff, I really think the highly threaded AMD chip is the better option, especially considering it is the same price roughly.
  2. I'd go Ryzen as well here.
    The sheer number of threads will be an advantage

    At 40$ less go for a rx480 over the 1060.

    Instead of the EVGA Nex, aim for the G3, G2 or GS which are far superior quality compared to the NEX
  3. I'd also recommend either a Quadro or a FirePro card instead of a gaming card if you plan on mainly using the system for AutoCAD, etc. Unfortunately, they are not very cheap.
  4. autocad is friendly with both amd and nvidia gpus, inventor no idea what it likes, revit seems to be the same as autocad

    the rest would be the cpu

    both machines look very nice to me but the intel could use a z270 better i think, not sure

    it seems that for those tasks you mention r7 is better atm but not usre if using the amd or the nvidia solution you will get more

    perhaps with the nvidia 1060?
  5. All of our cad computers run Nvidia cards at work, they have always faired better then AMD cards. I run a i7 980x with 4 GTX 670's 3 in sli and a 4th for extra monitors (run 4 at work) I run autocad 2017 without any issues.
  6. I couldn't figure out how to reply on my phone but if I'm going to go with the ryzen 7 1700 should I go for an x370 board for sli/crossfire in the future or should I forget that and get a cheaper b350 board
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