Hey all, I was hoping someone could help me out with a couple of questions. The lab I work in has tasked me with finding a desktop that is suitable for running a program called COMSOL. I've searched google extensively, and have some candidates, but as I know very little about hardware, a couple questions popped up:
-Are gaming rigs only good for gaming, or are they good for other things, like COMSOL, which is a physics simulator with 3D rendering? The articles I have looked at seem split on this issue.
-When RAM specs are given, is this per processor, or in total? For example, the software requires memory of "4GB per processor". However, most websites list RAM specs as just a single number. So for a quad-core computer with 4GB RAM, is this 4x1=4GB, or 4x4=16GB?
-Why do they list multiple graphics card requirements for the same system? (see below) For example, for Windows 7 it lists Quadro K2000 all the way to 5000. Will I get worse performance using the lower number card, or will it be about the same?
I've never done this before, so any other advice, tips, etc. are much appreciated! Let me know if you need more information to answer these questions. Thanks for the help
The system requirements, (published here: https://www.comsol.com/system-requirements) are as follows:
RAM: 4GB per processor
-Windows 7: (Firepro W4170M or Quadro K5000,4000,2000, or Quadro 600, 410)
-Windows 10: (Quadro K620, GeForce GTX 950M)