# AMD vs Intel for FEA?

KyleGranger
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I'm building a computer that I'll be using for FEA
I'm building a computer that I'll be using primarily for FEA. No games. I'm leaning towards the Ryzen 9 5950x. I have a budget up to $1000-ish +200 maybe for the CPU. That will hurt seeing how I'm considering a$750 CPU (5950x), but I'd be willing to if need be and the gain is significant. Unless someone has other suggestions? The threadripper in that range that I've found is the 2970WX. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

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Can your graphics card add more power to your design ie can FEA be run on a graphics card?

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Intel and AMD are very similar general purpose CPUs so it shouldn't make any difference. What's likely to be more important is processor speed.

As @jedishrfu suggested, a GPU will give you more power if it can be made to fit your algorithms.

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KyleGranger
Can your graphics card add more power to your design ie can FEA be run on a graphics card?
The software shows comparisons of how the GPU can speed up simulation so yes. I think I'll save up for a better graphics card to get more bang for my buck.