Autodesk Inventor Performance Comparison: Model A versus Office PC

Volta PC - Model A
Autodesk Inventor

Background of performance test

VoltaPC’s computers arent only for gaming, they also perform well in a professional setting. In today’s article, we will show how well our Model A performs at 3D modelling using AutoCAD Inventor®. A brief overview of AutoCAD Inventor®; Inventor® 3D CAD is a professional-grade tool for mechanical design, documentation, and product simulation.

Our benchmark tests will compare performances for a standard work PC you can find in the office. Inventor® is set for Quality (Inventor® will prioritize for best model quality). 

We used AutoCAD Inventor 2021 with Inventor Benchmark Ver 1.8.0.0

These are our comparison metrics: We will be comparing modeling test time(s), graphics test time(s) and graphic test refresh rate(hz)

Specification of PC Under Test

VOLTA PC Model A

CPU

Intel i5-12600K

RAM

16GB DDR4

GPU

NVIDIA RTX3060Ti-8GB

DISK

Samsung 980 Pro 500GB NVME SSD

HP EliteDesk 800

CPU

Intel i5-6600

RAM

16GB DDR4

GPU

NVIDIA GT705-2GB

DISK

Samsung 870 Evo 250GB SSD

Tests performed and scope

Modeling tests runs 3D models and gauge the time taken to complete (lower is better)
Graphics intesive test runs heavy models and tests for the computer time taken to complete (lower is better)
Refresh Rate measures how smoothly the system runs while doing the graphic modeling test(higher is better)

Sample of graphical test process

Below you can see an example of the graphic test benchmarking process on our Model A. The full benchmark comparison can be seen in our youtube video here

Test Results

Modeling Test

Time taken in Seconds(Lower is better)

No Data Found

Modeling Test

Time taken in Seconds(Lower is better)

No Data Found

Graphics Test

Time taken in Seconds(Lower is better)

No Data Found

Graphics Test

Time taken in Seconds(Lower is better)

No Data Found

Screenshots of test results

Standard Work PC on Quality mode
VoltaPC Model A on Quality mode

Side by Side Comparison of Realtime Graphical Output

Conclusion

Model A

Graphical Test Result

No Data Found

Standard Work PC

Graphical Test Result

No Data Found

The Model A provides performance improvements of up to 2x the speed for basic modelling and x26 faster performance for graphics intensive modeling. As you can also see, the Model A is able to run inventor on quality settings as well as it does on performance mode.

Upgrading to a Model A for work will undoubtedly provide a vastly discernible improvement in work productivity

All of our models are utilises Nvidia RTX Graphic cards, which If you are running Inventor 2023, you can utilise the new in-development GPU Ray-tracing function on Inventor which potentially provides even higher performance and quality utilising the GPU instead of the CPU. You can find out more in the AutoCAD Inventor page.

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