4 Replies Latest reply on Feb 14, 2017 2:01 PM by Henk Bruijn De

    Benchmark returning poor results on what should be a good computer

    Jordan Juengel

      I have run a benchmark on Solidworks, and the results are almost ten times worse than my colleagues, despite the fact that I have a computer with objectively better hardware.  Why is this?

       

      Our Solidworks settings are identical

       

      Hardware:

      Windows 10 Pro

      I7-6850

      64GB ddr4 RAM

      AMD Firepro W7100, with Solidworks approved drivers

      1TB PCIE SSD

       

      My Coworkers are using

      Windows 7 Pro

      I7 3770

      24 GB DDR3 RAM

      AMD Firepro W7100, wihth solidworks approved drivers

      240GB SSD

      500GB PCIE SSD, where solidworks is installed

        • Re: Benchmark returning poor results on what should be a good computer
          Dennis Dohogne

          What version of SolidWorks are you running?  There have been issues with inherited settings in 2017 that cause terrible performance (speed) problems.  The same settings on different machines might have no slowing effect at all.  These same inherited settings did not cause this slow down on previous versions for anybody.  It is a new feature in 2017!

            • Re: Benchmark returning poor results on what should be a good computer
              Jordan Juengel

              Running Solidworks 2016 SP05

              The settings are inherited, yes, but the two computers are running the same setup, so I am skeptical that this is the case.  Good to know for when we upgrade to 2017, though!  I'll have to keep that in mind.

              We've tested on another computer with Windows 10, I7-6800, cheaper Quadro video card, results were more in line with the older computer

              Graphics:5.3 sec

              Processor: 26.9 Sec

              I/O 15.2 sec

              Rendering 28.9 Sec

              RealView 3.9 Sec

              So I don't think it is Windows 10, and it doesn't seem to the Solidworks version or settings (they were all installed from the same file) and the video card works fine on other computers.

                • Re: Benchmark returning poor results on what should be a good computer
                  Henk Bruijn De

                  The Performance benchmark does not always produce results as expected.

                  I have tested it on an Acer tablet with much less powerful processor and graphics card as commonly used.

                  See my post with results.

                  Just because it's possible.

                  The Acer tablet does not perform so bad, compared to desktop systems which are ~50 times larger in volume an weight, and the tablet is also much cheaper.than a desktop.

                  The only reasons I can think of are:

                  - just after startup the processor is also busy with cheking for updates, checking for email , checking for viruses, system integrity and so on

                  Repeat the benchmark test approx 20 minutes after a reset.

                  - the graphics settings such as resolution might influence the graphics performance

                  I have not checked it, but I think that a very powerful system performs better in the benchmark when the graphics and screen settings are changed for a lower resolution.

                  Repeat the test with lower graphics settings.

                • Re: Benchmark returning poor results on what should be a good computer
                  Jordan Juengel

                  I've also run the benchmark on this computer with Solidworks Default settings, no appreciable difference