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1 3DS.COM © Dassault Systèmes IT Picked WHAT Computer? Anna Wood RenderBay.com Charles Culp SWtuts.com

2 3DS.COM © Dassault Systèmes Comparison of Three Systems Dell OptiplexDell T7600Dell T3610 Core i (4 cores), 8 GB RAM Dual Xeon E (16 cores total), 32 GB RAM Xeon E5-1620v2 (4 cores), 16GB RAM Intel Integrated VideoNVIDIA Quadro K5000AMD FirePro W GB HDD2TB HDD256MB SSD $699$6,246.40$1799 (without SSD) Cheap, Expensive and Poorly Specified, and the Suggested System

3 3DS.COM © Dassault Systèmes About Anna and Charles Design Engineer/CAD Admin for Auer Precision in Mesa, AZ RenderBay.com Anna Wood Product Development Engineer/CAD Admin at Essex Industries in St Louis, MO Designs ergonomic pilot controls SWtuts.com Charles Culp

4 3DS.COM © Dassault Systèmes Goals for Today Understand which components are important for a CAD Workstation Understand the enhancements in recent technology Understand which components provide the best value Compare a poorly built workstation with a good workstation Provide a list of good available systems, and a custom system Feel free to ask questions at any time

5 3DS.COM © Dassault Systèmes Thank You

6 3DS.COM © Dassault Systèmes Thank You Thank you also to Bill McEachern for providing the flow simulation benchmark, and Russ Johnston for providing the V3 Simulation benchmark

7 3DS.COM © Dassault Systèmes CPU It is all about Intel Tom’s Hardware compares single core operations Passmark now has a single thread benchmark: gleThread.html Both show blowouts in favor of Intel

8 3DS.COM © Dassault Systèmes Intel Today’s systems have Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge, or Haswell CPUs. These also known as 2 nd, 3 rd, or 4 th generation Core i5 or Core i7 processors. These are the E3 or E5 series in the Xeon line, with v2, v3, or v4 at the end of the name.

9 3DS.COM © Dassault Systèmes How Many Cores? Two is enough for modeling, but four doesn’t hurt Four is enough for occasional FEA, there is a new solver in SolidWorks 2014 (Large Problem Direct Sparse Solver) that uses more than four cores For rendering, the more the merrier

10 3DS.COM © Dassault Systèmes CPU Benchmarks Modeling Benchmark: solidworks-benchmark-punch-holder/ FEA Benchmark (V3): https://forum.solidworks.com/thread/ https://forum.solidworks.com/thread/ Simulation Benchmark:

11 3DS.COM © Dassault Systèmes Best CPU for Modeling

12 3DS.COM © Dassault Systèmes This graph does not represent true value Best CPU Value for Modeling

13 3DS.COM © Dassault Systèmes Best CPU for SolidWorks Simulation

14 3DS.COM © Dassault Systèmes Best CPU for Flow Simulation

15 3DS.COM © Dassault Systèmes Best CPU for Rendering

16 3DS.COM © Dassault Systèmes How much is enough Frame rates and user experience What requires expensive video cards Changes to SolidWorks 2014 Benchmarks: Die Assembly Press Assembly Engine Assembly Cinebench R15 Video Cards

17 3DS.COM © Dassault Systèmes AMD FirePro NVIDIA Quadro V3900 V4900 V5900 V7900 W5000 W7000 W8000 W9000 Quadro K600 Quadro K2000 Quadro K4000 Quadro K5000 Quadro K6000 V4900 $155 W5000 $440 W7000 $800 Q K2000 $430 Q K4000 $800 Q K5000 $1800 Video Cards Intel Integrated HD P4700 (E3-1285v3) HD P4600 (E3-1275v3, E3-1245v3) HD P4000 (E3-1245v2, 1275v2) Quadro 600 Quadro 2000 Quadro 4000 Quadro 5000 Quadro 6000 Q K600 $161

18 3DS.COM © Dassault Systèmes Video Card Testing Video Card Testing on a Boxx 4150XT, Core 4.3 Ghz 16 Gigs RAM, Intel 530 SSDQuadro Driver AMD Driver

19 3DS.COM © Dassault Systèmes Video Cards, SolidWorks 2013

20 3DS.COM © Dassault Systèmes Video Cards, SolidWorks 2014 SP2

21 3DS.COM © Dassault Systèmes Video Cards, SolidWorks 2014 SP2

22 3DS.COM © Dassault Systèmes Video Cards, SolidWorks 2014 SP2

23 3DS.COM © Dassault Systèmes Video Cards, Cinebench R15

24 3DS.COM © Dassault Systèmes SSDs create a significant improvement over HDD, 85% depending on usage Which brand SSDs are the best? Don’t worry about it too much, that is only a 25% gain Intel is used by pro’s for high reliability “SSD’s fail early” is a myth. As a whole they are as reliable, and maybe more reliable, than HDD when used in desktop machines -reliability-failure-rate,2923.html -reliability-failure-rate,2923.html SSD & HDD Overview

25 3DS.COM © Dassault Systèmes SSD & HDD Overview

26 3DS.COM © Dassault Systèmes Comparison of Three Systems Dell OptiplexDell T7600Dell T3610 Core i (4 cores), 8 GB RAM Dual Xeon E (16 cores total), 32 GB RAM Xeon E5-1620v2 (4 cores), 16GB RAM Intel Integrated VideoNVIDIA Quadro K5000AMD FirePro W GB HDD2TB HDD256MB SSD $699$6,246.40$1799 (without SSD) Cheap, Expensive and Poorly Specified, and the Suggested System

27 3DS.COM © Dassault Systèmes DIY vs Prebuilt vs Premium DIY – General ModelingPrebuiltPremium $907.65$ $ and up Parts Warranty (varies)3 year warranty No guarantee on component compatibility No compatibility concerns No compatibility risk Perfectly tuned to your performance needs Limited offerings for components Overclocking means ~35% speed increase

28 3DS.COM © Dassault Systèmes DIY System CPUCore i GHzMicrocenter$249.99Link MotherboardGigabyte GA-B85-HD3Amazon$84.99Link Memory2x8GB Crucial BallistixAmazon$134.95Link Primary DiskSanDisk Ultra Plus 256 GBAmazon$164.62Link Video CardAMD FirePro V4900Amazon$155.98Link DVDLG 24XAmazon$22.14Link Power SupplySeasonic G-Series 360WAmazon$54.99Link CaseCFI - USB 3.0 on frontAmazon$39.99 Link $907.65

29 3DS.COM © Dassault Systèmes Prebuilt Options Dell T3610/T3600HP Z230 SFFLenovo E32 $1799$2271$2249 Xeon E5-1620v2 3.7 GHzXeon E3-1240v3 3.4GHz 16 GB ECC16 GB Non-ECC16 GB ECC 1TB 7,200 HDD (eek)128 GB SSD256 GB SSD AMD FirePro W5000NVIDIA K600 What happened to the Dell T1700?

30 3DS.COM © Dassault Systèmes Prebuilt Disclaimer Page Everything was priced on January 20 th, I included all discounts and sales at that time. Prices for all prebuilt systems include Windows 7 Professional. This is approximately a $140 for purchasing the OEM version of Windows 7 on the open market. The price difference between the Dell and the HP and Lenovo is likely due to the lack of an SSD drive.

31 3DS.COM © Dassault Systèmes Premium Option - Boxx Boxx 4150 XtremeBoxx 4920 Xtreme $3208$4815 Core 4.3 GHz6-Core; Core 4.5 GHz 16 GB RAM 180 GB SSD NVIDIA Quadro K600

32 3DS.COM © Dassault Systèmes Premium Options Computer Mtower – Custom Build $ uote/printQuote.asp?configid= Intel® Core™ 4.3GHz Hi-Perf. Sealed Water Cooling 3 Years System HW Warranty w/Express Advance Parts Replacement 16GB DDR3 1866MHzXi® MTower™ CM-HAF 922 Case AMD® FirePro™ W5000ASUS® Z87-C Motherboard 250GB Solid State Drive Samsung® 840 EVOWindows 7 Professional

33 3DS.COM © Dassault Systèmes Conclusions CPU is King. More cores do not decrease rebuild times That means processor design & speed are important RAM is a matter of how much is enough SSD prices have plummeted, buy one Homebuilt systems add versatility Overclocked systems mean faster SolidWorks modeling

34 3DS.COM © Dassault Systèmes More Questions? https://forum.solidworks.com/community/administration?vie w=discussions https://forum.solidworks.com/community/administration?vie w=discussions Tom’s Hardware, AnandTech, c|net


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