At Puget Systems, one of the most important things we track in our workstations is the failure rates of individual components. Overall, 2018 was a very good year for hardware reliability with about half as many parts failing this year versus 2015, 2016, or 2017. But what models were the best of the best?
Dassault Systemes launched the initial version of SOLIDWORKS 2018 (SP0.1) late last year, but with the recent release of SP1 we expect that customers will soon be using it in production environments. In preparation for that, we have tested the field of current Intel Core i7 and i9 processors to see how they stack up in SW 2018. We hadn’t yet had a chance to test AMD’s Threadripper processors in SOLIDWORKS either, so they are also included in this round of benchmarks.
Intel has launched their 8th generation of Core processors, code named “Coffee Lake”. This includes the first step beyond quad-core CPUs for Intel’s mainstream processor line. We are taking a look at how these new CPUs perform in Autodesk Revit 2018, compared to the previous 7th generation “Kaby Lake” Core i7 7700K and a couple of AMD’s Ryzen 7 chips.
Intel Core and AMD Ryzen processor performance in Autodesk Revit 2018, including both general modeling and rendering performance.
An analysis of NVIDIA Quadro GPU (video card) performance in Autodesk Revit 2018 using the RFO Benchmark.