I am in the process of specing out a new workstation for SolidWorks
CAD. I have settled on using the AMD XP 2700 processor (I know its
questionable whether or not the chips are actually faster than Intel,
but its still cheaper for the same performance) What I need to know
now is, what are the best motherboards and graphics cards to mate to
the application. I did a few searches, but the info I found seemed to
be a bit dated.
I have been looking at ASUS or AOPEN for the mother board. They both
seem to be based on the same chipset. Is there a significant
difference between the two? I have an AOPEN box in the office and it
has been a reliable performer. Is there another motherboard I should
I am looking at something like the nVidia Quadro4 750XGL or nVidia
FX500 for a graphics card. Which one gives better bang for the buck?
Is there another low cost performer I should consider?
Thanks in advance.
18 years ago