Cadalyst tests the claim that professional machines surpass consumer PCs for CAD work.
What’s the right machine for CAD? A PC or a professional workstation? Hardware suppliers claim you should be opting for a professional CAD workstation over a consumer-grade PC. But how do you distinguish truth from hype? Cadalyst took on this challenge, benchmarking the performance of a current workstation against a comparably priced, three-year-old model as well as against a current, typical performance PC. Our tests produced objective data that lets you see first-hand how your choice of CAD machine can have a dramatic impact on software performance — and in turn on user productivity.