Is there advantage of 8 core i9 over 6 core i7 for AutoCAD?
I am a working student Mac user. I need a mobile Mac for current job but taking AutoCAD course and school strongly recommends Windows version of AutoCAD. I need to upgrade my Mac regardless and I know all about the “Apple Tax”. I plan to spend extra for 1-2TB Storage and use BootCamp dual boot to run AutoCAD in Windows. I am already breaking my bank with storage and 32GB RAM (future proofing). Is there any value in i9 over i7? AutoCAD is probably most resource intense program I will be running, not a gamer. Do 2 extra cores have any real world impact on AutoCAD performance?
I’m pretty sure that I read somewhere that many of the software are not currently able to use the capabilities of the i9.
I don’t have a source for this.
In general, the answer is always the same, if you can budget for better spec hardware it will be more ‘future proof’.
If you already have the i7 why not download the AutoCAD free trial and test it out?
I gotta say that Windows on macOS (via bootcamp) isn’t as stable as running on a dedicated Windows PC. Make sure you close any processes on macOS and Windows that you don’t require to optimize performance.