Just got new machines at work and did some comparing:
Old: Acer Vertiton 7800 with Pentium 4 Dualcore, 3GHz, 1.5Gb DDR2 RAM, Matrox Millennium P650 Graphics with 128MB RAM, WinXP Pro. - The test takes 6min. 5s
New (the secretary's): HP Compaq dc5800 with Intel Core 2 duo, 3.16GHz, 3GB DDR2 800 SDRAM, WinXP Rro SP3 (Downgraded from Vista), on-board graphics with max. 256MB shared Memory - The test takes 2min. 49s (definitely faster than I expected).
New II (the one with TurboCAD on): same model as above, except with ATI Radeon HD3650 Graphics card (Low budget / Midrange?), with 512MB RAM - The test runs in the exact same time as on the one with on-board graphics (2min. 49s)!
The graphic card doesn't seem to improve the performance of TurboCAD (except if the one I got is just not a bit better than the on-board one, but I doubt that).
Edit: Just reran the test, both CPU's where in use (both maxed out, actually), no program in use while running the test.
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