Just curious if anybody already tried the fastest AMD CPU and can
compare to intel in Solidworks.
PassMark CPU Benchmarks - Single Thread Performance
Generally intel is better with single core performance, and AMD is better with multi-core performance. Intel is typically far more expensive, so your cost to performance ratio can be significantly different.
AMDs latest round of desktop processors are challenging that.
David Lane did you look at the link the OP posted? AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 3700 tops the single core performance list. This is only 1 cpu benchmark and in the past SW has seemed to be slightly more optimized for Intel. We need an updated comparison by PugetSystems (https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/SOLIDWORKS-2019-Intel-CPU-Performance-1347/ ) or similar with AMD cpu's.
Certainly. That is why I said "generally". Anyway my point was more that you can get more bang for your buck with AMD. Having a slightly faster single core performance shouldn't be a reason to spend more than double the money. It would be nice if there was an easier way to benchmark engineering software like SWX, ANSYS, etc. but I think using gaming benchmarks is still useful. You are still comparing different CPUs performing the same operations. 3d Mark is my favorite benchmark resource, it's good for PCs (cpu, gpu, ram, disk, etc.), phones, and tablets.
Did somebody say benchmarks?
SPECapc for SolidWorks 2019™
You were slightly faster then me. Jeremy RIEDEL do you have any suggestions for my issues with SPECapc?
I do not. This type of thing is a moving target. Just imagine the full-time staff required to maintain something like PCMark or 3DMark and still be relevant with todays hardware.
David Lane I have been doing some testing with SPECapc since they have a new SW2019 benchmark. I like that it is more SW focused but wish it was one comprehensive test for all hardware that affects performance. You need to run the whole suite to get full information. SPECapc for SolidWorks 2019™ . Nothing for Ansys that I know of but they have so many front ends and solvers the results each user care about would be very different.
I wonder if Richard Laflamme ever bought the high end AMD system he was looking at. Maybe he can provide some feedback.
Still sitting on the fence but leaning towards a Intel I9-9900K sytem with an Intel Optane 905p. might splurge and get the I9-9900KS variant not sure yet.
Now we just need a major computer manufacturer to sell workstations based on AMD processors with workstation grade graphics cards. BOXX does but my IT only likes larger manufacturers like Dell, HP & Lenovo.
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