Certified Hardware

One of the top types of questions we get into when people start moving into 3D design is what type of computer should I get.

For several years now, Autodesk has been creating and maintaining a certified video card site where you can look up certified video cards that have been tested with AutoCAD.

 

Now in addition to listing certified video cards, they have also added computer manufacturers.

Here’s the link:

http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/syscert?siteID=123112&id=18844534

It’d be nice if they could display a list of prices or something, but at least it’s a starting point.

 

Do you have any thoughts on buying hardware?  How long do you keep your computers in use?