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SPEC Releases SPECapc for Solidworks 2022 Benchmark

The new SPECapc for Solidworks 2022 by the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) now supports 64-bit Windows systems and comes with new test models.


The Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) this week announced the immediate availability of the SPECapc for Solidworks 2022 benchmark.

SPECacp for Solidworks 2022 Benchmark

The newly updated benchmark, which is free to download, offers application performance measurement for those running Dassault Systèmes Solidworks 2022 on their Windows workstations. Solidworks is a very popular CAD/CAM application used in the manufacturing world, and the SPECapc for Solidworks 2022 benchmark can greatly aid both workstation manufacturers and their customers in optimizing performance per dollar systems for the Solidworks ecosystem.

SPEC announces the new SPECapc for Solidworks 2022 Benchmark.

The benchmark itself runs on the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 10 and 11 platforms. It includes 10 models and more than 50 tests that put the graphics and CPU functionality of Solidworks through its paces. The model sizes included in the tests range in size from 392 MB to 2.3 GB in memory.

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Key updates to the SPECapc for Solidworks 2022 benchmark include:

  • Support for 64-bit Windows
  • Two new tests — CPU Boolean Addition and CPU Mass Properties are multithreaded workloads that offer enhanced benchmarking for the CPUs with many cores.
  • Stability improvements

“The new SPECapc for Solidworks 2022 benchmark reflects our continued collaboration with Dassault Systèmes and our commitment to ensuring the benchmark keeps pace with the evolving needs of the industry and users,” said Trey Morton, SPEC Application Performance Characterization Committee Chair. “I’m particularly excited that starting with this version of the SPECapc for Solidworks benchmark, we are launching an initiative to provide a unified user experience across all our benchmarks to promote a standard, high-quality look and feel for our products.”


The SPECapc for Solidworks 2022 benchmark is available as a free download to everyone except vendors of computers and related products and services that are not members of the SPEC Graphics and Workstation Performance Group (SPEC/GWPG). Non-member computer product and service vendors can purchase the benchmark for USD 2,500. SPEC/GWPG members include AMD, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Intel, Lenovo, and Nvidia.

About SPEC

SPEC is a non-profit organization that establishes, maintains, and endorses standardized benchmarks and tools to evaluate performance for the newest generation of computing systems. Its membership comprises more than 120 leading computer hardware and software vendors, educational institutions, research organizations, and government agencies worldwide.


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