HP’s new entry-class Z240 workstation

Posted by Alex Herrera on February 8th 2016 | Discuss (0)
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Skylake gives a lot of bang for the buck The big news in the workstation market in the fourth quarter of 2015 was the arrival of Skylake. Workstation vendors had been champing at the bit, waiting on the first release of Intel’s 14-nm processor generation and eager to refresh

Sky X9 runs desktop replacement workstation-class CPU and GPU in mobile footprint

Posted by Randall Newton and C. Robert Dow on February 8th 2016 | Discuss (0)
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If bigger is better, this could be the best If bigger is better, Eurocom should win a prize for introducing the Sky X9. The Sky X9 is the workstation version of the SkyDLX7. The Sky X9 is a desktop replacement workstation with all the power and options of a true

Dell wants to be king of the WS notebooks

Posted by Jon Peddie on February 4th 2016 | Permalink
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Their new lineup and attitude put them well on the way Last October Dell showed us (and others) their lineup for their 2016 workstation notebooks—four of them, from entry level to a mammoth 17-inch, plus two new tower workstations. All of them are lovely, powerful for the price range,

Half-Life 2 on Shield tablet

Posted by Jon Peddie on November 25th 2015 | Discuss (0)
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Playing an action-packed FPS on an 8-inch screen—amazing experience and memories Ten years old and still fantastic, one of the best games ever has been ported to Android and Nvidia’s Tegra-based Shield tablet. The game is a whopping 2 GB and takes about an hour or more

Is that a console in your pocket?

Posted by Ted Pollak on November 25th 2015 | Discuss (0)
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The Shield reveals new talents As a matter of fact, that is a console in my pocket, my back pocket, and I am also happy to see you because I have good news. Hardcore PC gamers finally have their best option for HDTV gaming.  Why? Because hardcore PC gamers

AMD’s R9 290 series drives 4K monitors well

Posted by Robert Dow on November 19th 2015 | Discuss (0)
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The Graphics Core Next architecture is opening up the 4K gamer market  There is a shift coming in the high-end gaming segment, with more and more enthusiast gaming, and gamers, converting to Ultra HD. The new high-end AIBs will be tasked with displaying playable frame rates in these higher

AMD’s Radeon R9 Nano 4K gaming AIB is small and powerful

Posted by Jon Peddie on November 17th 2015 | Discuss (0)
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Tightly coupled high-bandwidth memory reduces size, cost, and power while delivering great performance AMD’s new Nano add-in board (AIB) is an edgy product for the Mini-ITX market. It features on-chip high-bandwidth memory (HBM), and it’s just 6.25 inches deep, smaller than the R9 Fury X. The Nano

EVGA’s GTX 980TI

Posted by Jon Peddie on October 2nd 2015 | Permalink
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EVGA’s new flagship gaming AIB delivers the promise of performance Based on Nvidia’s 2nd Gen Maxwell GPU, the EVGA GTX 980Ti is a dual fan implementation of the powerhouse AIB. EVGA and other AIB suppliers also have single fan versions of the board. EVGA actually

AMD’s Radeon R9 Fury X

Posted by Pierre LeBoule - Contributing Editor on September 7th 2015 | Permalink
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The GTX 980 with a lower price and TDP wins the Pmark, but we prefer the AMD Fury X AMD’s new Fury X Enthusiast’s AIB packs quite a punch for such a small package. Taking advantage of AMD’s new stacked memory, the company was able

AMD’s APU is now 10— how is it on 10?

Posted by C. Robert Dow, Vincent Madden, Jon Peddie on August 25th 2015 | Permalink
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In this episode of let’s see if we can melt the processor, we tortured AMD’s latest APU, the A10-7870k, a 28-nm part that competes nicely in price and performance against Intel core iN processors.  We covered the technical details of the A10-787