Hi, I’m an architect and I use to model with Sketchup and make renders with SU Podium v2.5 plus. I just bought a new machine Ryzen based for home, and I’m using Intel at my studio. I’ll tell you my experience so far (one week of new machine only).
Intel Xeon E5-1620 @3.6GHz
Nvidia quadro K2000
32 GB Ram 3200 MHz
Ryzen 7 1700 @3GHz (it uses to work at 3.2 GHz with the turbo)
Asus strix rx480
16GB Ram 2933 MHz
For modelling, Intel Xeon is so much better so far. I don’t know if it’s because of the compatibility between Sketchup and Intel or something else, but it takes so much time opening groups into the outliner with Ryzen. I’m getting crazy with it. I even disabled 6 cores of the Ryzen and I overclocked the other 2 to 3.8 GHz (Sketchup uses only 1-2 cores I guess), and still I had the same problems with slow opening of groups in the outliner. The file is not that big (80 mb), but I don’t know why it’s happening this, probably somebody could help me.
For rendering, Ryzen is better than Intel because of the number of cores (Podium doesn’t use the graphics card for it).
And for the graphics card, the rx480 is more than enough to move all the model with textures so fast, no problems at all.
So, If I would buy a computer today,I would buy an Intel Xeon with more cores, and the same graphics rx480/rx580.
I hope to help with this.
Any comments so much appreciated!