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Solidworks Performance Test I/O Score?

Question asked by Steve Piche on May 12, 2014
Latest reply on May 12, 2014 by James Brennan


so in my previous thread, I was enlightened to the existance of the solidworks performance test. 


I ran that test on my brand-new system and received an I/O score of about 40. 

Computer is a Intel I7-4770k overclocked to 4.3GHZ, 16gb ram, Quadro K2000 with a Samsung 256gb SSD. 


To see if the score was a fluke, I re-ran it and got a 38.5, so it seems consistant.  My graphics and processor scores were within 0.2 seconds on each test. 


Here is the kicker: I ran the same benchmark on a 2nd duplicate system that my other mechanical engineer uses, and received a score of 14 on the I/O portion. 

Workstations were purchased at the same time and exact same specs from XI computers.


Is there possibly some driver or setting that may be slowing down my system vs his? 

The only difference I can think of between the systems is the antivirus software we are running:  I am using Avast, I am not sure what he has, but I know it isn't avast. 

I disabled AV for running the benchmark. 


Thanks in advance for your input.