malnunn

Hardware: i7 vs Xeon with ArcGIS 10.3 Desktop / ArcGIS Pro

Discussion created by malnunn on Apr 20, 2015
Latest reply on Oct 2, 2016 by peter.eick@gmail.com

Hi all

 

When faced with the question of what hardware configuration to purchase for GIS work primarily using ArcGIS Desktop previously I've gone for an i7 with a slightly higher clock-speed rather than the more expensive workstation processors, since ArcGIS Desktop has been a single-threaded application.

 

I'm looking at this again currently with a view to upgrading from 10.1 to 10.3 with ArcGIS Pro and wondering if the new versions and future development directions means that a Xeon (albeit with a slightly lower clock-speed) would be better suited as a system upgrade now?

 

Cheers

Mal

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