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Multi Core Performance

Question asked by Jiral Parikh on Oct 8, 2008
Latest reply on Oct 9, 2008 by Matt McKendrick
Hello Everyone,

We are here on the process of buying some new computers and we are going to switch to SolidWorks 2009 very soon. We are on SolidWorks 2007 right now.

Do you guys have heard anything about running SolidWorks 2009 with multi core processors. I know that SolidWorks 2007 does not really take advantage of multi processors. Any change in SolidWorks 2009?

Our IT manager would like to buy Dell T5400 which is only available with the quad core processor. I was thinking that it would be better to buy T3400 with Dual Processor and same amount of RAM and everything else just like T5400. I believe that dual processor will give more advantage if SolidWorks is not running on multi processors. What do you guys think?

I know there is lot written on this already. I was thiking to combine 3400 with core2 duo E8500, 4gb ram and Quadro FX1700. Any suggestion to improve this system would be helpful too. By the way, we do struggle with large assemblies.

Any thoughts on this would be helpful.

Thanks everyone for taking time,