With Rhino, you can create, edit, animate and translate NURBS curves, surfaces / solids, subdivision geometry (SubD), point clouds, and polygon meshes. Your hardware is the only limit on what you can do, therefore working with a well-optimised Workstation for Rhino is essential to maximise your productivity.
To run Rhino effectively, you need a Workstation that can handle its demands. Workstation Specialists Rhino Workstations are designed to use the latest technologies that boost your performance and productivity.
Best CPU For a Rhino 3D Modeling Workstation
Rhino works best with a high-frequency processor and only requires a few cores. 3D Modelling tasks don’t use many cores and threads, so choosing a processor with the fastest clock speed possible will give you the best results.
CPU-based renderers for Rhino, such as Keyshot or V-Ray, benefit from a Workstation platform with more cores and threads. Our AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ Pro and Intel® Xeon® W Series Workstations are great for users who want to render. These processors have good clock speeds for 3D modelling tasks and extra cores and threads to reduce your render times.
Best Graphics Card for Rhino Workstations
Rhino can work with many different graphics cards. We suggest an entry-level Workstation class professional NVIDIA graphics card for 2D modelling and a mid to high-end professional NVIDIA RTX graphics card for 3D modelling.
Professional NVIDIA cards are more dependable than their consumer-focused NVIDIA GeForce counterparts. The optimised driver and increased support also make the professional GPUs a must-have for Rhino users.
We suggest choosing a high-end NVIDIA graphics card for GPU rendering using plugins such as V-Ray. To increase GPU rendering performance further, consider configuring multiple GPUs in our AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ Pro and Intel® Xeon® W Workstations. GPU rendering improves a lot when you add more cards; for example, adding a second graphics card will almost double your GPU rendering performance.
Rhino states that you need at least 16GB of system memory. 16GB of system RAM may work for some users, but this needs to be higher for most users. A Rhino user who works on big projects or uses other applications simultaneously will quickly use up 16GB of RAM, and system performance will drop significantly.
We suggest a minimum of 32GB of RAM for all our Rhino customers. Increasing the system memory to at least 32GB ensures you have the space to keep your system running as smoothly as possible.
Storage Drive Configuration
We suggest using a Solid State Drive for your next Workstation for Rhino. SSDs are much faster than traditional Hard Disk Drives. Faster drive speeds will make your system more responsive and quicker at starting Windows. Opening applications/project files will be fast and responsive.
There are two kinds of Solid States Drives available today. SATA-based and PCIe NVMe drives. Both can work with Rhino, but you should choose an NVMe-based SSD for the best performance. If the budget matters more to you, SATA SSDs would be the best option.
You can also add a secondary traditional Hard Disk Drive. HDDs are much slower than SSDs but offer large storage capacities at much lower prices. We suggest using the secondary HDD or Network Attached Storage (NAS) for files long-term storage and backups.
Rhino Mobile Workstations
If you are a Rhino user travelling often, we have many professional Mobile Workstations to fit your needs. AEC professionals often work on the road, but finding the computing power needed can be hard.
Workstation Specialists Mobile Workstations are the solutions you need. They support the latest professional NVIDIA RTX graphics cards, high-frequency Intel® Core™ processors and plenty of system RAM for Rhino users. Now you can bring your Workstation with you anywhere.