I am running SolidWorks 2012 and I'd like to improve the performance of my rig.
My configuration is this:
Asus P6T Deluxe V2 watercooled
i7 920@4Ghz watercooled
2*80Gbyte x25M g2 (not in RAID)
2*2Tbyte WD Caviar Black
GeForce 480 watercooled
The PC is old (2009) and I updated it with some new components during time. I never got serious problems although finding a really rock solid 4Ghz configuration took me some time.
Now the question:
I'd like to know if SolidWorks 2013 and future releases will benefit from a better GPU like the K5000, a graphic card that I could buy and use in the new computer that I want to assemble during the new year (I think that it will be a socket 2011 based PC).
I saw some videos on nVidia web site, they are also promoting the “Maximus” platform to improve computational (and not only graphic) performance. I’d like to know if the situation is like the one I know (more power in Solidworks = better CPU) or if there could be a real benefit from a better GPU.