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workstation underpowered?

Question asked by Giugni Srl on Dec 17, 2018
Latest reply on Jan 8, 2019 by Shawn Stugard

Hello all,


A colleague asked me to buy a new workstation for 3D designing with solidworks 2017, so i checked his best workstation build that is:

HP Z640

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:


HP Z620

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