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AMD FX-74

Question asked by Pete Yodis on May 22, 2007
Latest reply on May 23, 2007 by Pete Yodis
Is there anyone running a system for SolidWorks using the AMD FX-74? It seems that this chip performs well on a number of benchmarks, even against the Intel Core2 Duo processors. Could anyone provide performance numbers? The upgadability of the FX-74 could be tempting (4X4 platform that could be configured with either 1 or 2 FX-74 chips now with 2-4 cores and 4-8 cores later when next generation quad core chips come out). I know that generally the Intel Core2 Duo chips perform really well and have a great price/performance ratio, but I am looking to get a little more longevity out of systems we will be purchasing. If I could provide an avenue to make a very affordable upgrade a year or two from now, then the AMD chips may swing in our favor if performance is not hampered against the Intel Core 2 Duos.

Pete

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