Motion studies and multicore CPU’s aren’t friends. It’s a sad situation.
So I’m hoping that Sandy bridge CPU architecture will be more powerful on single threaded applications also, not only in multithreaded ones.
I wonder how fast is a i5 2005/2006 in motion studies and if it is worth buying sooner than several months.
If there are users of Solidworks 2010 with sandy bridge CPUs like i5 2500/2600 please run the simulation provided in the assembly and specify the time needed to finish the simulation.
The simulation includes a 3D contact (the material selected was RUBBER - DRY) and gravitational forces. The simulation options are the default, but with “USE PRECISE CONTACT” activated.
On a Intel E6420 (stock frequency) I got 1minute 37 seconds for a 2second simulation.
Thanks in advance!