Anna Wood’s Punch Holder Benchmark
Besides the SolidWorks Performance Benchmark I mentioned in my last post directly below this one, I wanted to make sure you are aware of another benchmark that is available and has been the sort of de facto standard in SolidWorks benchmarks. It is Anna Wood’s Punch Holder Benchmark. It is very simple to run and much less time consuming than the new SolidWorks Performance Benchmark. Practically speaking, it will show you about the same thing as the SolidWorks Performance Benchmark, or at least the most important part, which is CPU speed. You can download it and read more about it here at Anna’s blog:
Below is a picture of it along with the results from our new workstation here at Accurate Die Design, Inc., the Sandy Bridge 2600K, air cooled and overclocked to 4.6 GHz +.