If so, how's it working out for you? It's 3.2 GHz (4.6 GHz turbo) where the SW specs call for 3.3 minimum. Any issues?
I think you'll be just fine. The turbo mode will get you there
Don't think you'll have problem.
My Laptop use i7-4600U 2.1-3.3GHz.
Of course you can never have CPU too fast.
The turbo speed is what matters most in the core functionality of SW.
When you have large assemblies or drawings, the number of cores becomes important also.
I'm pretty sure Intel changes things up with how much it processes per cycle. So clock speed isn't the be-all end-all of a performance indicator. Don't get me wrong, higher the better in general. But a several years old i7 at 3.3 ghz is going to be slower than a latest gen i7 at the same clock speed.
I just got a MS Surface Laptop 2, which actually has a lower clock speed i5 than the SL1 i5 I replaced. And it's faster than the old one. It was a newer gen i5, so it was doing more per cycle than the old one. Plus it was more power efficient.
This i7-8700 has a Passmark of 15,147. Not too shabby. That's what I usually go by to compare CPU's.
Out of curiosity, what's the Passmark of an older gen i7?
The computer I've used for the past 6 years is i7-3770. Passmark is 9341. Really good for 6 years ago.
I just got the office manager a new computer with an i5-8500. PM is 11,992.
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