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To illustrate the benefits of overclocking the CPU, take a look at the following workstation comparison: a representative SOLIDWORKS user and the daily tasks he performs which are restricted by the clock speed of his CPU. For this example, let's say this user is running SOLIDWORKS on an Intel® Core™ i7 running at 3.7GHz (4.6GHz Turbo). This user needs to rebuild a model six times daily, which requires ten minutes per rebuild. This represents one hour of "wait time" daily using the single 3.7GHz CPU. A professionally overclocked BOXX APEXX workstation can perform those same tasks up to 16% faster.

This user earns an hourly rate of $43. With these assumptions, let's take a look at the costs savings that can be realized using an APEXX overclocked workstation.


You can change the blue bordered cells to see how varying hours spent waiting can affect your business.

Enter your custom pay rate in U.S. dollars:
# of Users Hours spent per week paying a designer to wait on a STANDARD system. Dollars Spent
1 5         $215.00
5   25       $1,075.00
25     125     $5,375.00
50       250   $10,750.00
100         500 $21,500.00
* based on an hourly rate of $ /hour
# of Users Hours spent per week paying a designer to wait on a BOXX system. (up to 16% faster) Dollars Spent
1 4.25         $182.75
5   21.25       $913.75
25     106.25     $4,568.75
50       212.50   $9,137.50
100         425.00 $18,275.00
* based on an hourly rate of $ /hour
# of Users Dollars saved per week Dollars saved per year Dollars saved per life cycle of system (3 years)
1 $32.25 $1,677.00 $5,031.00
5 $161.25 $8,385.00 $25,155.00
25 $806.25 $41,925.00 $125,775.00
50 $1612.50 $83,850.00 $251.550.00
100 $3225.00 $167,700.00 $503,100.00
* based on an hourly rate of $ /hour

We realize the scenario above may not be consistent with everyone's workflow.


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