We just put in a new workstation here running SolidWorks. We installed an application called Superspeedand SolidWorks ABSOLUTELY FLIES!!!
Sorry, I don't have benchmark results, but I guarantee you would never have seen SolidWorks run this fast.
The application (Ramdisk XP) allows you to create a physical disk using RAM only, then you can install SolidWorks on the RAM partition. There is no wait to execute SolidWorks, open dialogs, create features etc because the entire application is loaded directly into RAM.
We configured the machine with 4GB of RAM and allocated 1GB as a RAM disk and installed.
If you want to email direct, just replace the USCORE with an actual underscore in my address.