Charlie Farrow said:
I have the above system used for Autodesk Inventor in the main. Its often single threaded processing constraints and doing bits which means I am processor bound, I actually have to sit and wait for it (of course I do other things) but its irritating!
Could anyone suggest an upgrade to the processor that will improve things. I can live with less cores, I am after as fast as possible on single thread performance.
Could anyone suggest?
The fastest single thread performance on the planet right now is likely going to be a i7-3770k or i7-3930k.
If you have an AM3+ motherboard though, you could update your BIOS and go to the FX8350 AMD which will have close single thread performance.
Now, for your sake, you may want to upgrade your RAM if you're not running at least 8-16 GB of DDR3 1600MHz or better already.