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Does increase QPI and/or L3 cache help much with SolidWorks?

Question asked by Chris Manger on May 14, 2010
Latest reply on May 20, 2010 by Chris Manger

I am trying to decide which processor to get on a new Dell Precision workstation.  The options are plenty (see below).  I know that SolidWorks doesnt take advantage of multi-core on most processes, but what about extra L3 cache and QPI?

 

Dell offers:

 

Six Core Intel Xeon 3.33GHz, 12M L3, 6.4GT/s (add $1,480.00)

Six Core Intel Xeon 2.93GHz, 12M L3, 6.4GT/s turbo (add $2,280.00)

Six Core Intel Xeon 2.66GHz, 12M L3, 6.4GT/s turbo (add $1,360.00)

 

Quad Core Intel Xeon 2.66GHz, 12M L3, 6.4GT/s turbo (add $1,110.00)

Quad Core Intel Xeon 2.53GHz, 12M L3, 5.8GT/s turbo (add $490.00)

Quad Core Intel Xeon 3.20GHz, 8M L3, 4.8GT/s (add $690.00)

Quad Core Intel Xeon 2.80GHz, 8M L3, 4.8GT/s (add $1250.00)

Quad Core Intel Xeon 2.26GHz, 8M L3, 4.8GT/s (add $160.00)

 

Dual Core Intel Xeon 2.53GHz, 4M L3, 4,8GT/s (add $100.00)

Dual Core Intel Xeon 2.40GHz, 4M L3, 4,8GT/s (base)

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