Measuring latency

Posted by Jon Peddie on February 7th 2017 | Discuss (0)
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Basemark has a new tool to tell how sick you’re going to get Latency is one of the biggest challenges in the burgeoning Virtual Reality (VR) industry. While wearing a VR Head Mounted Display (HMD), people notice even the smallest of delays between what’s displayed at

Can a Virtual Workstation truly provide an experience comparable to a traditional deskside machine?

Posted by Alex Herrera on February 7th 2017 | Discuss (0)
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Giving Boxx’s Pro VDI a test drive Business executives and IT administrators alike have long been enamored with platform virtualization technology, and rightfully so. the advantages of hosting virtual desktops remotely in the data center are well-known and precisely the reason VDI — Virtual Deskstop Infrastructure (VDI),

AMD’s Polaris generation comes to Radeon Pro

Posted by Alex Herrera on December 1st 2016 | Permalink
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The progression of GPU products for workstations has for years followed a fairly predictable pattern. A new architectural generation appears every 18 months or so, coinciding with the launch of a family of chips targeting gaming markets (Radeon for AMD and GeForce for Nvidia). Sometime later, anywhere from one to three

Playing with the EVGA GTX 1050

Posted by Jon Peddie on November 10th 2016 | Permalink
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A lot of power for not too much money We’ve been testing—OK, let’s be honest, playing games—using EVGA’s GTX 1050 AIB, on our Alienware Aurora (4-GHz Intel Core I7-6700K, 16 GB), with a 2560 × 1440 Asus monitor, with the resolu-tion set

Kingston HyperX CloudX Pro Gaming headset

Posted by Ted Pollak on August 4th 2016 | Permalink
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Kingston invited us to their E3 party, and we were happy to tip a few back with their crew, whom we’ve run into from time to time. And since their door gift at the party was a headset, it seemed the least we could do to try it

Xbox Design Lab controller

Posted by Ted Pollak on August 4th 2016 | Permalink
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Microsoft recently invited us up to Redmond to get briefed on developments for their Xbox brand and let us kick the tires in the Xbox Design Lab to design our own custom Xbox controller.  Almost every component can be customized including the body, triggers, back, D-pad, thumb sticks, and

Is AMD better at DX12 than DX11?

Posted by Jon Peddie on July 18th 2016 | Permalink
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Yes, but you can’t make a simple comparison

EVGA’s GTX 1070, coolest AIB around

Posted by Robert Dow on July 15th 2016 | Permalink
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The Performance segment AIBs featuring Nvidia’s new Pascal processor were released June 10. Nvidia has been promising a 3X performance boost from the GTX 970, a faster clock, and more memory, all while consuming less power. Our friends at EVGA provided us with their version of the board, the EVGA

Can AMD change the rules with Polaris?

Posted by Robert Dow on July 5th 2016 | Permalink
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Company wants to start a revolution— democratization of VR In one of the most drawn-out product announcements in a long time, AMD has finally lifted the veil on the Polaris RX 4X0 series. The company is introducing three products in the series, all designed for the back-to-school

HP’s ZBook Studio G3

Posted by Alex Herrera on June 13th 2016 | Permalink
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As 2015 came to a close, HP Inc. was busy following on the heels of Intel’s Skylake launch with a broad product refresh of its own, both upgrading and expanding on its line of ZBook mobile workstations. When it did, the company made it clear where it was focusing