Will I benefit from an i5/7, architecture programs Tags: CPUs Intel i7 Studio Intel i5 Last response: December 20, 2009 11:29 PM in CPUs Share farbs December 20, 2009 10:38:35 PM Hello All I am thinking of building a new PC I am using a Q660 right now. I was wondering if I would benefit from a i5 750 or i7 920, or if it would just be super overkill. The programs I use: Autocad Revit 3d studio max rhino sketchup photoshop in design illustrator Thanks, Scott More about : benefit architecture programs uh_no December 20, 2009 11:25:42 PM it would be faster, yes but for your uses it seems like video cards and memory would be more critical m 0 l farbs December 20, 2009 11:29:45 PM Thanks for the reply Right now Im using 6GB of ddr3 ram with the Q660 and a GTX 260 (which I dont really like very much), and still feel like I need more. I would definitely go for atleast 8GB with the new build. What would you recommend in terms of memory and gpu (i know we are getting a bit off topic, but hopefully the mods wont care too much) m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solved$1100 Budget for 3d modeling, ACAD, Adobe... (- graphics and architecture programs) PC Forum SolvedBenefit to games on hdd with os and programs on ssd? Forum Do 3D programs benefit from multiple gpus? Forum Will 3D software programs benefit from SLI? Forum Which kind of programs benefit most by SSD? Forum The best laptop for architecture (3d modelling, rendering, cad programs) Forum Need Help with buying a new laptop - Architecture Programs and Rendering Forum 8gb vs 4gb for running architecture programs? Forum Benefits of Using Email Software Program Forum Noticeable benefits separating OS & program files onto two SSDs? Forum Architectural/Rendering/Gaming/Creative/Programming multitasking PC! Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !