Solidworks 2015 or Solidworks 2016

Computer specifications:

Intel i5 2400 - 3.1 - 3.4
8 GB of RAM
Nvidia GeForce GT 1030 2 GB
Windows 10 64 bit

I wonder what version would be better for this computer of these specifications SolidWorks 2015 SP 3 or SolidWorks 2016 SP 2.
The program works without stepping.

I ask for your opinion and recommendations.

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i guess is better 2016, cuz have functions that 2015 haven't and your system computer sounds nice to 2016...

i hope help

 
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My computer has low specifications than yours but solidworks 2017 worked fine. Performance vise solidworks 2017 is best. So for sure you can use solidworks 2017

 
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SP3 beats SP2 because SP2 is usually quite bug-filled.

 
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You can use even 2017 Sp3. My computer has nearly the same parameters as yours (video card is 2048MB or 2.5GB)

 
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you can go for 2016 solidworks version since it has some updates than solidworks 2015

 
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https://www.solidworks.com/sw/support/SystemRequirements.html

I don't think you'll find any major difference between SW2015 or 2016 on the system.
If they are the same price, get 2016 as you'll be able to open more models. 2015 won't open any files make in 2016 or beyond. 2016 has the same issue, but at least you'll be able to open 2016 files too.

The graphics card is not "certified" to work, but it will likely be OK. A lot will come down to the size, number, and complexity of files you are working with.

I think 2016 was the year they introduced the new (terrible) user interface. I'd stick with 2015 just for the old UI, but maybe if you have not spent decades using the "classic" UI, you'll like the new look.

 
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Both version will run perfectly on this specifications.

 
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