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Performance Issues Upgrading from SW2017 to SW2018

Question asked by Jody Wilkerson on Jun 14, 2018
Latest reply on Jun 21, 2018 by Jody Holm

I just got a new computer that should be faster than my old one and also upgrading from SW2017 to SW2018.

 

I ran the SW benchmark test on my old computer with SW2017 SP5.0 and on my new computer with SW2017 SP5.0 and SW2018 SP3.0. Below are the results and computer information:

 

Old Computer information:

·         Xi MTower PCIe Workstation

·         Intel Core i7-3770K @ 4.5GHz Silent Sealed Water Cooling 8MB Shared L3 Cache DMI Quad-Core 3rd Gen. 22nm

·         32GB DDR3 1866MHz Corsair Vengeance Heatspread memory

·         nVidia Quadro 2000 1GB DDR5 PCIe 16x 2.0-1x DVI-DL-2xDP-1x Stereo-Dual Head 3D Pro Support-DX11-OGL 4.0- Shad.M 5.0

·         2x HP Compaq La2405x monitors

·         240GB Solid State Drive Corsair Force Series 3 (R2) SATA 6Gb/s 550/520MB/s Seq.R/W SandForce SF-2200 Ctrl.

·         Windows 7 Professional

·         Asus P8Z77-v PRO Intel Z77 Express motherboard

·         725W Cooler Mater II Case

·         Purchased in 2012

Performance Benchmark Test Results with SW2017 SP5.0:

·         Graphics                              6.6 sec

·         Processor                            31.9 sec

·         I/O                                         23.9 sec

·         Overall                                  62.3 sec

·         Rendering                           6.9 sec

·         RealView Performance  20.6 sec

·         Simulation                           3.3 sec

New Computer information:

·         Xi MTower PCIe Workstation

·         Intel Core i7-8700K @ 5.2GHz- Top Core-Hi-Perf. Sealed Water Cooling Dual Fan Radiator-12MB Shared L3 Cache 8 GT/s DMI3 Six-Core 8th Gen. 14nm w/Artic Silver 5 Thermal Compound

·         32GB DDR4 3600MHz High Performance Aluminum Heat Spreader memory

·         nVidia Quadro P2000 5GB GDDR5 Pascal Archetectur PCIe 16x 3.0-4xDisplay Port 1.4 Outputs-DX12-OGL 4.5- Shad.M 5.1

·         2x HP Compaq La2405x monitors

·         512GB Solid State Drive NVMe  WD Black M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 2050/800MB/s

·         Windows 10 Professional

·         Asus PRIME Z370-P Intel Z370 Chipset for 8th Gen CPU motherboard

·         850W Xi MTower Case

·         Purchased in 2018

Performance Benchmark Test Results with SW2017 SP5.0:

·         Graphics                              4.9 sec

·         Processor                            27.1 sec

·         I/O                                         20.9 sec

·         Overall                                  52.9 sec

·         Rendering                           7.7 sec

·         RealView Performance  4.1 sec

·         Simulation                           4.1 sec

Performance Benchmark Test Results with SW2018 SP3.0:

·         Graphics                              9.5 sec

·         Processor                            25.9 sec

·         I/O                                         23.9 sec

·         Overall                                  59.4 sec

·         Rendering                           6.4 sec

·         RealView Performance  6.9 sec

·         Simulation                           40.6 sec

Very Disappointing Results especially in the Simulation that I use a lot.

I am sure some of it is SW settings but the benchmark should use most of the same settings.

I know that they added some new settings in SW2018.

Is there a list of optimized settings for SW2018 and Windows 10?

I had some optimized settings for SW and Windows 7 that BOXX published in 2012.

At this point I am wishing I had my old computer running SW2017 back L

I also went in and manual change the files to the current version of SolidWorks. I still got the same results.

I do have another Simulation benchmark and the new computer ran it a couple seconds faster than the old computer and no change on the new computer with SW2017 vs SW2018.

Has anyone else seen this issue? Any ideas on why the simulation would be slower on the same machine?

 

Have a great day!

 

Jody Wilkerson

 

 

 

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