What is the ultimate CPU for SOLIDWORKS as of today? What about the best price/performance ratio CPU?
I would appreciate recommendations for both i7 and XEON processors.
I7 4790K overclocked to 4.5 GHZ has the best single core performance.
Matt Furches wrote: I7 4790K overclocked to 4.5 GHZ has the best single core performance.
Matt Furches wrote:
Thanks Matt. So you would recommend 4790K over 6700K for regular SW use?
I read this article: https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Haswell-vs-Skylake-S-i7-4790K-vs-i7-6700K-641/ and there seem to be small differences in the single core performance. Pretty much what is lost in frequency is gained on improved speeds for bus and memory.
Personally I would be less concerned with the CPU (given that it is a good one to begin with) and worry more about a sizable SSHD and sufficient DDR4 RAM along with a good video card.
James Riddell wrote: Personally I would be less concerned with the CPU (given that it is a good one to begin with) and worry more about a sizable SSHD and sufficient DDR4 RAM along with a good video card.
James Riddell wrote:
Thanks, James. When working with huge assemblies, having components with complex geometry, the CPU is still the bottleneck when opening files from a fast SSD drive, regardless of the video card.
...assuming you have a SSHD and sufficient speedy RAM then, yes, it would be the last bottleneck. However, many systems still use spinny drives and those are the bottleneck.
You are correct James. In this particular case, I am working with professionals for whom the cost of labour is much higher than the cost of hardware.
I do not have experience with AMD so will talk for intel only. Intel has two version (hmm or architecture) of CPU Skylake and Broadwel-E, so skylake is ideal for gaming and general pc user since gaming utilize 4 CPU core and Broadwel-E is for content creators, developer, Heavy Multitasking, Virtual Machines and etc. because it has higher core compared to skylake
lets make a comparison:
Skylake intel Core i7-6700K has 4 core with 8 thread and overclock to 4.6-4.8 GHZ depending on how good is
your cooling system and your CPU is
Broadwel-E intel Core i7-6800K with 6 core and 12 threads and overclock to 4.2-4.4 GHZ depending on how good is
the 6700K has higher clock speed with 4 core and while the 6800k has 6 core and runs in a little bit lower clock speed but it can handle more heavy workload compared to 6700K
if you still need much core then a the Bradwell-E intel i7 6950X with 10 core and 20 threads and clocks speed of 3.5 (can be overclocked)
The Extreme (X) series it is a bit to much price compare to the K series
the 6950X is $1569 compared to 6900K $999 it has a difference of $570 with just two core added,
with $570 you can almost buy the 6850K with 6 core
for performane i did not test them all so i can not say that much
i only own 6850K and im very satified
well if only SW used more of multi cores in general modeling then that would make sense - but because it's mostly single threading operation then I would still go for 6700K and overclock
Has anyone installed the new Kaby Lake Core i5 or Core i7 CPUs? The 4.8GHz Turbo out of the box for Core i7-7700K picked my interest.
The i7 seem to be 16% faster than the i5-7600K for single core Turbo speed, but would be nice to get some accurate test results.
I am not aware of XEON CPUs on the same architecture available, at this time, for workstations.
A moment's Google shows there are currently only 3 Kaby Lake Xeon CPUs available, and ALL are "Mobile" CPUs for laptops:-
I am waiting for Ryzen 7 X1800
Anuwat Kongpan wrote: I am waiting for Ryzen 7 X1800
Anuwat Kongpan wrote:
I am waiting for Ryzen 7 X1800
Interesting. Do you think an AMD CPU would work well with SOLIDWORKS?
I am wondering if a SOLIDWORKS employee would be willing to let us know if SW code is optimized for Intel, or if it is vendor agnostic.
The Solidworks software is require SSE2 Instructoin. AMD or Intel can use with this software I think AMD Ryzen 7 X1800 is best for Solidworks.
Ryzen 7 X1800 has been released.
Yes sir. It's come to Thailand on 3March17.
Anuwat Kongpan wrote: The Solidworks software is require SSE2 Instructoin. AMD or Intel can use with this software I think AMD Ryzen 7 X1800 is best for Solidworks.
In that list the new Core i7-7700K at 4.2/4.8GHz is missing. Also for SW the number of cores is less relevant than the speed of the single core.
I've had an Origin laptop with the i7-4790K clocked to 4.5 for about a year now. It kicks butt on my 12,000 sf factory model. I can certainly bog it down but there is absolutely no comparison to the E5 3.7GHz Xeon I have in the desktop at work. The i7 runs circles around the Z.
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