A colleague asked me to buy a new workstation for 3D designing with solidworks 2017, so i checked his best workstation build that is:
CPU: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2620 v3 @ 2.40GHz
RAM: 32GB - (4 x 8GB) DDR4
HD#1: Samsung SSD 850 PRO 256GB
HD#2: HDD 1TB
GPU: NVIDIA Quadro K4200 4GB
OS: W7 64 bit
He asked me to buy somthing cheaper than that Z640, so i bought this one:
Processor #1: 2.90 GHz Octa (Eight)-Core Xeon (E5-2690) 20MB
Processor #2: 2.90 GHz Octa (Eight)-Core Xeon (E5-2690) 20MB
Memory: 48GB - (12 x 4GB) DDR3 ECC Reg
Hard Drive #1: 256GB - SATA III SSD - HP Micron (671730-001)
Hard Drive #2: 500GB - SATA - 7200RPM
Graphics Card: nVidia Quadro K6000 - 12GB GDDR5 - 2 x DVI & 2 x Display Port
Operating System: Win 10 Professional (64-Bit)
But right now the colleague that is using this "new" workstation, is telling that it is "unusable" because too underpowered and he sent me some benchmarks that he tested (attachments)
I don't know how SolidWork works and how it menages the hardware but it looks strange for me that a workstation build like that Z620 is "unusable".
Do you guys know the trick? any ideas? any suggestions?
Did i buy scrap?
Thanks a LOT for your replies