We have three computers we are running benchmark testing on (SW12 x64 SP2 / WIN 7):
|Computer||CPU GHz||GB RAM||# Cores||Video Card||Video RAM||Test (Sec.)|
|DELL 390||2.4||4||Dual||NVIDIA Quadro FX 1700||512MB||2841.67|
|DELL 490||2.33||4||Quad||NVIDIA Quadro FX 1700||512 MB||656.12|
|DELL T5500||3.07||12||Twelve||NVIDIA Quadro 4000||2GB||1409.69|
In all cases, the computer was rebooted, no other applications were running, used the same log on ID, with the part saved on the desktop. The exact same model was used, did a crtl+Q rebuild and checked the [Feature Statistics...] tool.
Notice that COMP2 is the lowest spec'd computer, but has the fastest time. The ONLY advantage this computer (DELL 490) has is the hard drive is a 15K RPM vs. 7.2K RPM for the other two. With all that I've read, processor speed and RAM are what SW wants, but apparently, the disk drive speed is just as big of a factor. The hard drives were installed at Dell upon the original order. We're not sure how they got 15K RPM HDDs.
Has anyone else seen similiar results? Any thoughts?