Will a Nvidia GTX 1050 work for AutoCAD?


Hi, i was looking to buy a new laptop. I had a W520 1000m, but I spilled water on it and now it won’t turn on . I’m looking for something for school and  possibly for future work. I found a Dell inspiron  7th gen i7 with a NVIDIA gtx 1050 (4GB) . Will this work for autocad? Will it be enough for 3D rendering and other jobs? https://www.amazon.com/Dell-Inspiron-Gaming-Laptop-i5577-7359BLK-PUS/dp/B06XFGF7SN/ref=dp_ob_title_ce



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Hi there tailgeese,

First off GTX 1050 has 2 versions:

RE: will a Navida GTX 1050 work for autocad?


Make sure you are getting the version you’d like:

Generally speaking both of the GPUs are great and will work smoothly here’s a comparison of their performances


Now let’s get to the RAM part, getting 16 Gb of RAM is recommended, if you do not want to get crammed up if you’ll be working on big projects you’d need a lot of juice (RAM),

RAM makes your computer handle more tasks you can run several programs at the same time, you can handle bigger and multiple jobs at the same time you do not want to keep closing windows because you find your computer slow


I have been in the industry for years and my average RAM consumption is round 10 Gigabytes.

Anyway Other great candidates in the same price range can be found here:


Yes, that laptop will work great, smoothly and is actually a bit of an overkill, but you never know when you need a bit of extra juice.

Best of luck, Mate 🙂

Answered on June 11, 2017.

hey, thanks man. the option i was looking at was the laptop comes with is a GTX 1050 (non ti) and comes with 1TB HDD and 128GB SDD.

on June 11, 2017.
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I have this laptop and it works great!!!

Answered on June 11, 2017.
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Look for Acer Laptops, their laptops are a bit cheaper than the market with better specs for some reason.

Answered on June 11, 2017.
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i would look for a 1060 or even 1070 but they’re expensive. my cap is $1300 but i was looking to spend less than that. 

Answered on June 11, 2017.
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If you’re talking about light gaming and no crazy 5000 part assemblies in CAD, then sure. I have gotten Inventor Pro to work on the integrated chip in an i7–4510U, and it also runs fine on my laptop with a GTX 960M which is definitely a weaker card than the 1050 Ti.

Answered on August 3, 2017.
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At Scan2CAD we also put together a comparison of the best graphics cards for CAD – might be useful for you and others considering their GPU options.

Answered on September 19, 2019.
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