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Monday, June 22, 2009

Revit wants some SWEET HARDWARE!

We recently invested in some new workstations for our office. After doing some research, the following specification was settled on:

Gigabyte X58

Intel Core i7-975 Extreme Edition Processor, 3.33 GHz

12GB (6 X2GB) Corsair DDR3 (1600MHZ) 9,9,9,24 Matched Triple Kit, 1.65V, TR3X6G1600C9

Quadro FX-580, PCI-E 2.0, OEM, 512Mb, GDDR3, 128-Bit

WD Caviar Black 1000GB / 1TB SATA-II, 7200RPM, 32Mb

Genuine Microsoft Windows VISTA BUSINESS 64-Bit DVD OEM SP1

I am also running dual monitors, one being a Samsung 740B 17 inch monitor, and the other a beautiful Samsung 2443BW 24 inch HD monitor.

And Revit loves it!


  1. As I know i7 extreme have 8 or 12 threads. How many threads can revit use? one or two.

  2. Revit 2010 itself can support 2 cores for some tasks. MentalRay rendering uses 4 cores. There is better multi-core support coming in 2011 version.