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I am just relating my experiences. I get a lot of drawing and dimension glitches when using radeon or intel HD graphics, but none with firepro or intel P graphics. There are also other features only available with professional graphics -- Realview is one. There is no reason to have a faster gpu like the apu has when most assemblies you work with will be fine with intel graphics. NOT the i3 though. I cannot stress enough how important professional graphics are.

If you work with assemblies over 40k parts then you should be paid enough to afford a real firepro system anyway. Budget solidworks is xeon e3.

There is a Firepro APU as well, but good luck finding someone who sells it.

I agree with the Realview issue. I had honestly forgot about that as I have nearly always had a Quadro or FirePro but you are right about only Quadros, FirePros, and Intel Professional Graphics using Realview. I am assuming that Kaivorth is looking for a cheaper system hence the A10-6800K and i3 choices. Between those two the A10-6800K is the choice all day long. From there it gets a bit fuzzy on choices Xeon with no discrete GPU, i5/7 with discrete, etc..

For most of my renders on non-pro graphics cards I've rarely ever got an error or glitch. Also I'm sure it has been worked out by now but when the P3000 originally came out Realview didn't work on them. I've never tried it myself though so since you can confirm it I'll go with that.
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So if not rendering anything, just messing with 2D Drawings, or models as is (no renders or anything crazy) The 6800K should be fine even with assemblies of 8-10 parts?

Anyone use Realview with the APU?
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So if not rendering anything, just messing with 2D Drawings, or models as is (no renders or anything crazy) The 6800K should be fine even with assemblies of 8-10 parts?

Anyone use Realview with the APU?

It should be more than fine for just that. I doubt that Realview will be enabled in the first place. The option would will be greyed out. There are driver hacks to enable it though.
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It should be more than fine for just that. I doubt that Realview will be enabled in the first place. The option would will be greyed out. There are driver hacks to enable it though.

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