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Strange Solidworks Benchmark result

Question asked by Tamunoteyim Karibo on Aug 11, 2012
Latest reply on Nov 18, 2013 by Jeff Niederman

Good day Everyone,


I have solidworks 2012 installed on 2 laptops and ran the solidworks benchmark on both of them. I am still confused as to the results I got. Below are the results and the benchmarks


1. Lenovo Y480

  • 3rd generation Intel Core i7-3610QM Processor( 2.30GHz 6MB) 
  • Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT640M-LE 2GB 
  • 8.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz 
  • 14.0" HD Glare with integrated camera 1366x768

       1TB 5400 rpm


Solidworks Performance test

Graphics = 232 , CPU =254.8, I/O= 179.4, Rendering =55.8 , overall = 662



Computer:Hewlett-Packard:HP EliteBook 8460p
Solidworks:2012:0.0: x64
OS:Microsoft Windows 7 Professional:SP0:x64
Computer:Hewlett-Packard:HP EliteBook 8460p
CPU:Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz [Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7] (4 processors)
Graphics:Intel(R) HD Graphics Family
Hard Disk:320:IDE



SolidWorks Preformance Test (sec) (overall= cpu + Graphics + I/O)


Overall=482.1    Cpu= 170.1   Graphics=200.7    I/O=111.3    Render=57.3


Both laptops are not workstations as I dont intend to be doing huge assemblies. But why should the HP with lower specs be doing better than the Lenovo with more advanced

and higher specs?

Thanks for your reply.