As a followup to this post I got an assembly from work and brought it home to compare the function between the two computers. The workstation can pan rotate zoom etc flawlessly. The I5 has a low from rate when rotating or zooming and some of the parts get turn into simplified as boxes while rotating and are then return to normal when you stop rotating. So I think anyone looking at the solidworks benchmarks to base a new hardware decision should take what they see with a grain of salt. In my situation the benchmark did not at all represent the performance of the machine.