7 Replies Latest reply on Aug 16, 2016 7:20 AM by Daniel Kim

    CPU and GPU Graphics card or System Upgrade Recommendation?

    Daniel Kim

      Hi Guys,


      I am new to this forum.. I am planning to upgrade my GPU, but I'm not too sure if I should upgrade the CPU as well...

      I find it quite slow to open some large assemblies in SW and sometimes they stop responding...


      My current setup:

      -Core i7 2600k 3.4GHz CPU,

      -Quadro 2000 graphic card

      -16GB ram

      (I know they are quite old...)


      I use that PC to run:

      -Solidworks 2013 with an assembly containing about 2600+ (number of components).

      -And also Keyshot renders.


      I was thinking about upgrading:

      -GPU to either Quadro m2000 or m4000 (but not sure which one.. I do know they are not the certified one for SW2013, but I think it will be still worth it)

      -(If I need to) then CPU to i7 6700k 4.0GHz (4 core) or i7 6850k 3.6GHz (6 core)

           But I'm not too sure about spending more money to get a new workstation, because i7 2600k is still good enough, I think...Please address me if I'm wrong.


      Please recommend:

      -which GPU would be suitable

      -and whether I should upgrade the CPU or not.