Quick Bytes: How many CPU cores do you need for lightly threaded applications?
Which type of application(s) do you run—multi-threaded or lightly-threaded? If it’s the latter, listen up. Lightly-threaded applications include popular titles like SOLIDWORKS, Autodesk Revit, and nearly all other CAD applications. There are also lightly threaded tasks in other applications (like 3D modeling in Cinema 4D, for example). Lightly threaded means these applications or specific tasks are frequency bound, i.e, they predominantly use only one CPU core. Since the frequency of that core determines performance more than any other variable, a workstation with fewer cores (six to eight), but higher frequency, is ideal. At BOXX, our workstations purpose-built for lightly threaded applications are performance tuned to 5.2GHz, providing the fastest, most productive systems on the market. Contact our performance specialists at 877.877.BOXX to custom-configure your ideal workstation and remember, for lightly threaded applications, clock speed >core count.