Low fps on a fast computer

I have a rather fast computer
Geforece 880M
i7-4800MQ @ 2.7GHz
16gb ram
windows 10

I am playing around with tutorials which all works fine until I import a chair from the 3d warehouse:
Adirondack Chair ,
.skp File Size 3.8 MB
Polygons 106,497

It doesnt feel like a uncomplex thing like this should slow it down. As soon as I add it to the scene it is waaaaaay less smoth than before. I have integrated graphics as well so I have added sketchup in nvidia control panel to force it to use the 880M instead of the integrated card.

Should it be this slow? I mean I have used this computer with z-brush, 3ds max etc

I have also tried a 9k polygon model and sure it works a lot better but still, it feels like I dont get the power of my computer somehow. Usually with high-usage application at least it powers up and the fans goes full rampage!

I found the file you are using for your text. Try switching the face style to Monochrome and see what that does to the frame rate. Then correct the face orientation on the reversed faces and correct the way the materials are applied. The author has a strange way of using his materials with a color applied to component wrappers and the wood texture applied to the faces. There’s no need for the color to be applied. I noticed a frame rate improvement after replacing the color with the default material.

You could also fix a bunch of other problems and, if you’re planning to use the chair as furniture in a scene and frame rate is important, there’s a great deal you can do to lighten it up. I did a few quick things and reduced the file to 481.7 Kb and 1057 polgons.

I must have had a case of bad luck then. I was going through a sketchup tutorial and picked a chair randomly. I tried another chari 9k polygon and added 10 instances of it (making it the same amount of polygons as the first chair) in no change to performance. Hopefully it was just a bad model as your described.

There are other things besides the number of polygons that impact things like frame rate.

The first model could be drawn much better and more efficiently than it was. I don’t think the author intended it to be used to fill a scene or anything, though. I think for that use, your second chair was probably more appropriate.