SQL Server Performance and the afinity setting

I recently purchased a new workstation for the office.  My prior desktop is a i7 4core processor with 32GB memory.

My new desktop is an HP workstation with a 6 core Zenon processor, 32 GB of high speed memory and a 1TB High end SSD drive.  I was very surprised when running the same SQL Server processes on the new work station took longer than they do on the 'old' workstation.

My SQL tech watched the performance monitors on both machines as they processed the same SQL routines at the same time.  He monitored simple table queries up though involved table update handling millions of records.  IN all cases the actions took 30 - 40% longer on the new machine.  The old machine was processing more transaction in the same time period.  This seems to defy logic.  I could maybe understand if the performance was the same on the new machine but Slower??

The tech suggested that the 6 cores may actually be slower due to the SQL Server Afinity setting but he didn't know why.  Not did he have the knowledge to adjust the setting to see if performance improved.

Is his suggestion that the afinity setting may be to blame for the slower performance possible?  If so, how can the setting be adjusted.

All my development machines are single user non-networked.
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Ares KurkluSoftware EngineerCommented:
This is MySQL yes? which version and InnoDB or MyISAM ?
mlcktmguyAuthor Commented:
I am using SQL Server developer 2014
Scott PletcherSenior DBACommented:
Another setting to check is max memory.

You can see all the settings by using this script:

EXEC sp_configure 'show advanced options', 1
EXEC sp_configure
EXEC sp_configure 'show advanced options', 0

Affinity run values should all be 0.
Max server memory should not be 0.

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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
What are the CPU speeds from both servers?
Are both SQL Server instances having the same SQL Server version and patching level?
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