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AMD Phenom 4X 9850 Performance?

Question asked by Ken Chappell on Apr 24, 2009
Latest reply on Sep 20, 2009 by 1-YJ1IM

We are looking to upgrade some machines that were the bleeding-edge of technology a couple of years ago. They include the Asus M2N-32-SLI Deluxe motherboard, AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ at 2.6Ghz processor, 10K rpm HHD, 5Gb 800 DDR2 Memory, FireGL V5200 Video, and Win XP64 OS. These systems are currently benching at 191sec on the 2009 punch holder benchmark. No laughing please... Honestly, the computers have been rock-solid for Solidworks 2007-2009.

We were looking to upgrade the processor to the AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ at 3.2Ghz; however, that chip seems to be long gone from store shelves.

The motherboard also supports up to an AMD Phenom 4X 9850 at 2.5Ghz. Does anyone have any punch holder benchmark data on the Phenom 9850? Would this improve SW performance?