While most tasks in Inventor do not need a CPU with a high number of cores, if your work includes either rendering or performing FEA simulations you can see an increase in performance by using a CPU with more physical cores. Due to this, our Rendering & Simulations workstation utilizes Intel's "High End" desktop processors with anywhere from 6 to 10 CPU cores. This high number of cores allows you to complete renders or simulations much faster than our other Inventor workstations
Just because this system is terrific for rendering and simulations, that doesn't mean it isn't also great for general CAD work. All of the CPU options on this system are able to Turbo to speeds up to 4.0GHz which makes this system a great compromise when you need excellent multi-threaded performance, but also need the system to perform well when working with even large assemblies in Inventor.
If you are not sure which hardware choice is right for you we recommend reading through the Recommended Hardware section.