AMD’s APU is now 10— how is it on 10?

Posted by C. Robert Dow, Vincent Madden, Jon Peddie on August 25th 2015 | Discuss (0)
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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

Asus’ GTX 950 powerful midrange gamer board

Posted by Robert Dow on August 25th 2015 | Discuss (0)
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Great price-performance, solid gaming AIB with over-clocking capabilities

Reviewing Nvidia’s Quadro K1200

Posted by Alex Herrera on July 15th 2015 | Discuss (0)
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Alex Herrera

Typically, the first to showcase each generation’s leap in performance and new features, the big, powerful GPUs from AMD and Nvidia tend to capture the lion’s portion of the limelight, but the showcase AIBs are not the high-volume AIBs. Although AIBs like Nvidia’s recent,

Nvidia’s Shield Android TV

Posted by Robert Dow on June 23rd 2015 | Permalink
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Robert Dow

A TV player with a game controller and optional remote control for $200  Nvidia’s Shield Android TV was in¬troduced last week with the promise to deliver features that current set-top boxes cannot provide. The Tegra X1 is based on Nvidia’s Maxwell architec¬ture,

Amplifying your experience with Alienware

Posted by Robert Dow on June 11th 2015 | Permalink
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Outboard gamer docking station  The idea of using an external GPU to augment a laptop’s graphics performance is not new. At CES this year when Alienware first showed the Amplifier, MSI showed one like it. In 2008 ATI showed their XGP, an external GPU case attached to a

Eurocom’s P5 workstation/server laptop

Posted by Robert Dow on June 10th 2015 | Permalink
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An all-in-one device that could even be used for gaming Earlier this year Eurocom launched the P5 Pro line. This 15.3 desktop replacement is quite a versatile platform, Eurocom offers the laptop as a gaming laptop which is equipped with a Core i7 and GTX 980M GPU, a Mobile Workstation which

Boxx Apexx 4 Performance Edition workstation

Posted by Alex Herrera on June 8th 2015 | Permalink
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Alex Herrera

Journeyman powerhouse workstation Boxx may not be a Tier 1 workstation supplier by a measure of unit volume, but Boxx certainly qualifies as top-tier when it comes to the performance and quality of its workstation products. Boxx is a supplier of workstation-class products to professional markets. It's developed a loyal

Nvidia’s new GPU monster, the Quadro M6000

Posted by Alex Herrera on June 8th 2015 | Permalink
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The typical product refresh progres¬sion for GPU vendors like Nvidia is fairly predictable. Typically, the newest generation enters at the high end first, then trickles down over time through the rest of the product line. Earlier this year, the mobile side of the company’s GeForce corporate

Testing AMD’s FreeSync

Posted by Jon Peddie on March 19th 2015 | Permalink
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It’s works, it’s free, and its available AMD stopped by Mt. Tiburon Testing Labs last week and dropped off a slick, 21:9, 2560 × 1080, LG, 34-inch ultra-wide FreeSync monitor. LG introduced the monitor at CES this year. Unlike the Gsync monitors, which have only a DisplayPort connector, the

Lenovo’s ThinkStation P900 - The most powerful deskside machine we’ve ever tested

Posted by Alex Herrera on March 10th 2015 | Permalink
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Let’s make this clear right off the bat. This workstation, especially the way it’s configured, is not for everyone. That’s not to say the majority of professionals wouldn’t want one, it’s just that it’s price tag would scare