Question Work PC Help

Rip181

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My current work PC is going out (I think it had an electrical spike) so I am trying to decide on a new PC to bring to my owner. I mainly do AutoCAD, A ton of Take offs using Bluebeam and office/access tasks.

my current pc has a i7-6700, 16 gigs of ram, 512 gig nvme. used to have a GTX 980 but it stopped working (when I think the pc had the elec. spike) so I am using Onboard video to push (2) 4K 27" dell monitors
the system ran great until the gtx stopped working and I had to start using onboard video. processing pdfs now take longer, AutoCAD lags (to be expected without video card).

so I have been looking at two Units at micro center.

one is a Ryzen 7 5700G, 16 gigs of ram, 1 tb NVMe SSD, but uses AMDs new Onboard Graphics $799
the other is Intel i5-10400 F, 16 gigs of ram, 500 gb NVMe, but has a 1660 Super but cost ($50 more than option above) $849

so my question is, do you think it is work downgrading the CPU to pick up the 1660 Super or is the new AMD Onboard graphics enough to run AutoCAD and large PDF files (Architectural Plans)

Thanks,

Rip
 
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My current work PC is going out (I think it had an electrical spike) so I am trying to decide on a new PC to bring to my owner. I mainly do AutoCAD, A ton of Take offs using Bluebeam and office/access tasks.

my current pc has a i7-6700, 16 gigs of ram, 512 gig nvme. used to have a GTX 980 but it stopped working (when I think the pc had the elec. spike) so I am using Onboard video to push (2) 4K 27" dell monitors
the system ran great until the gtx stopped working and I had to start using onboard video. processing pdfs now take longer, AutoCAD lags (to be expected without video card).

so I have been looking at two Units at micro center.

one is a Ryzen 7 5700G, 16 gigs of ram, 1 tb NVMe SSD, but uses AMDs new Onboard Graphics $799
the other is Intel i5-10400 F, 16 gigs of ram, 500 gb NVMe, but has a 1660 Super but cost ($50 more than option above) $849

so my question is, do you think it is work downgrading the CPU to pick up the 1660 Super or is the new AMD Onboard graphics enough to run AutoCAD and large PDF files (Architectural Plans)

Thanks,

Rip
It is definitely worth grabbing the 1660 Super offer. Also, it is not a downgrade in the slightest. The i5-10400F actually performs better than the i7-6700
 

Rip181

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It is definitely worth grabbing the 1660 Super offer. Also, it is not a downgrade in the slightest. The i5-10400F actually performs better than the i7-6700
Thank you, I was thinking the one with the 1660 would be best but didnt know if the Ryzen 7 5700 was just that much better than the I5-10400F to pass on the 1660
 
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Thank you, I was thinking the one with the 1660 would be best but didnt know if the Ryzen 7 5700 was just that much better than the I5-10400F to pass on the 1660
Of course👍
1660 would be better because if you were doing anything too GPU intensive, it would limit the ability of the CPU, and running x2 4K resolution monitors is a pretty big task for the APU/iGPU. The Ryzen 7 5700G would be faster than the i5-10400F only if it wasn't being used with the onboard graphics
 

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As mention I would go to the 1660 because of the GPU and because 10400F it's a pretty good CPU for that matter.
I wonder how in this world a 6 core 12 thread CPU is not enough for most things...

PS.: I have a pretty old secondary machine with a 3470 on it, that do almost anything that I need including programming.
 

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