Originally Posted by finkpal
Well; means that you will use advanced rendering and animation capabilities so you can better visualize their product designs. OK,
This means that the software you will use is not a heavy duty, just normal capacity. So this will take for the i7 core engine single thread work, and how log an single process is taking usually in hours? if more then 2 then we may consider stronger i7 core engine, if less - the i7 3820 be OK. If you means overclocking to speedup the process on this i7 3820 you be able to set the speed 4.7 GHz to 5 GHz OS stable work, depend on the piece you have luck to buy. Knowing this based on yours intention we may take the next step.
Thanks to you for your help.
The software that mostly use are: Catia V5, SolidWorks 2012, Solid Edge ST5, autocad mechanical 2012 Ansys v11, some software for energy certification, structural analysis for civil works.
From my knowledge and from what I have read in forums of Solidworks Solid-Edge-Autocad-Catia this software uses only one core of the CPU. Has shown that it is better that this core is at the highest frequency possible. Only Ansys and Solidworks FEA use all available cores.
4.7 GHz for me is great, 5 GHz is simply exceptional.
All my old projects I have done with a core 2 duo T7200 + 3.25 ram, Intel P4 2.8 GHz + 3Gb ram, Core I5 430m + 8gb ram.
Very slow in performing rotations and reconstruction of solid models. For the structural calculation takes me about 3 hours minimum and a maximum of one day or more, depending on the number of elements and loads.