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What are the minimum PC hardware requirements (RAM capacity, hard disk, etc.) for "Fast Enough" Ansys Workbench CFD analysis? Thanks in advance.

asked Aug 20, 2013 by anonymous
edited Feb 25, 2016 by Violette Morel 1

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ANSYS Workbench is a "computer hungry" application due to the complicated operations it's doing while working with a product. You will need processing power and graphical processing power to work fast with the items opened. Rendering is used by the CPU and that's why you will need a minimum of quad core CPU.

The minimum recommended specs are as follows:

  • a 64bit capable CPU
  • a Quad-core CPU with at least 3 GHz frequency
  • 16/32 GB of latest DDR RAM
  • RAID disks, but a HDDs with 10-15000 RPM are also recommended
  • dedicated graphic card (excluded gaming graphic cards).
answered May 2, 2014 by Robert Polubinski (218,980 points)

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