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Workstation HP Z440

Question asked by Erika Gómez on Jul 20, 2017
Latest reply on Aug 9, 2017 by Erika Gómez

Dear all,


Do you think SolidWorks 2016 would work properly on a computer with the following characteristics?

WorkStation HP Z440

     Intel® Xeon® E5-1603 v4 processor

          Cores: 4, Clock Speed: 2.8 GHz, Cache: 10 MB, Memory Speed: 2133 MT/s, Hyper-Threading: NO

     Memory: 8 GB

     Hard Drive: SATA 1 TB, 7200 rpm

     Graphics: NVIDIA® Quadro® K620 (2GB)


I would like to know if the number of cores in the processor affects the SolidWorks' performance?

Somewhere I read that the software was not multithreaded and so the number of cores was not of great influence, but I've heard comments that it works best with 8 cores, what do you think?


I need advices since I am going to invest a good sum of money in the purchase of the workstation and as far as the price of that model is the one that is within my reach.


Thanks in advance