While most CAD/CAM tasks do not need a CPU with a high number of cores, if your work includes either simulations or rendering you can see an increase in performance by using a CPU with more physical cores. Due to this, our Simulation & Rendering workstation utilizes Intel's "High End" desktop processors with 8 to 10 CPU cores. This high number of cores allows you to complete simulations and renders much faster than our other workstations
Just because this system is terrific for simulations and rendering, 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 4.3GHz 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.