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Shopping for a Substance 3D workstation

Community Beginner ,
Jul 17, 2021 Jul 17, 2021

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I'm shopping for a Substance 3D workstation.  On the system requirements page I noticed this:

 

  • Integrated GPUs are not supported.

 

Does that pretty much rule out laptops?

 

Is there a full list of compatible hardware somewhere that I can check?

 

Any advice on shopping for a Substance 3D workstation appreciated.

 

Thanks!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 17, 2021 Jul 17, 2021

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Hi

You can see the full system requirements here, I'd go with the recommended requirements

https://substance3d.adobe.com/documentation/spdoc/technical-requirements-172824034.html

Laptops can be purchased with dedicated GPU's, most gaming laptops have these, so laptops are not ruled out

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 18, 2021 Jul 18, 2021

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Thanks for that.  I've found some options that sound like they'd work well, but the exact GPUs don't appear on the system requirements page.

 

Would a Nvidia RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 8GB work (with an intel i7)?

Would a Nvidia RTX 3060 6GB work (with an intel i7)?

What about a Nvidia RTX 3060 6GB (with an AMD Ryzen 7 )?

All are laptop GPUs.

 

Would one work significantly better than the others?

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 19, 2021 Jul 19, 2021

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You can see a comparison between the two GPU's here

https://technical.city/en/video/GeForce-RTX-2080-Super-Max-Q-vs-GeForce-RTX-3060-mobile

I have the RTX2060 Super 8GB desktop version and Substance Painter runs fine with that

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Jul 19, 2021 Jul 19, 2021

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Typically, the more Vram the better for Painter, so I would go for the 2080.

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Jul 19, 2021 Jul 19, 2021

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Thanks to both of you for the help.  I did go with the 2080.  The comparisons all show it to be slightly faster, and as you say, more Vram is good.  Thanks again!

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