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Which hardware options improve Archicad's performance most?

Processor speed from 2.3 Ghz to 2.4 Ghz
No votes
The amount of RAM from 16GB to 32GB
Graphics cards standard options verses more expensive options (vague I know)
I have no idea
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By agroni
I agree with the all above posts and in my case is CPU - RAM - SSD - GPU.
In addition to these parameters, depending on your projects complexity, you might need to tweek some options in archicad in the working environment (display options or hardware acceleration) to improve your performance.
Allways have a dedicated GPU, intel graphics or whatever they are called will not cut it. We have two similarly specced macbooks in the office, but only one has built in nvidia GPU and you can really tell that the intel graphics thing is underequipped to handle CAD software.

I have a cheap laptop at home from about 5 years ago, it does have some nvidia gpu in it and I was able to run AC20 on it last time I tried. It ran fine, but it also has a low res screen, so it didn't have too many pixels to push.

Macbook generally has a high res screen, so in that regard a good gpu is essential.

I was under the impression that hardware acceleration for 2D has been in archicad a lot longer though? It is where I notice the Quadro GPU that I have in my main HP workstation is still doing well for its age.