Mobile workstation comparison

Posted by Robert Dow on October 3rd 2017 | Discuss (0)
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Four different machines  At Siggraph Dell announced a new Anniversary edition thin and light 5520 Precision mobile workstation in recognition of the brands 20-year contribution to the mobile space. While Dell was celebrating their 20th anniversary PNY took the occasion to throw their hat in the ring by introducing their

PC monitors suck- User UN-friendly in so many ways

Posted by Jon Peddie on September 30th 2017 | Discuss (0)
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When installing or evaluating a PC monitor, you have to find the input connectors. They are typically put at the bottom—the least accessible place there is. Therefore, you have to have enough table space to lay the monitor flat, face down, hoping you won’t accidently crack

BenQ’s 27-inch monitor with docker

Posted by Jon Peddie on September 27th 2017 | Discuss (0)
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A monitor-docker for professional graphics users The BenQ PD2710QC is a feature rich monitor targeted at the graphics professionals and offers: High-resolution QHD (2560 × 1440) Super-thin bezel 100% sRGB and/or Rec.709 color space with IPS technology Wide angle viewing (178-degrees horizontal and vertical) Powered USB-C docking station   If you

Threadripper vs. i9 7900x

Posted by Jon Peddie on September 27th 2017 | Discuss (0)
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GTX1080Ti vs. Vega 64  Our friends at @Xi Computer loaned us monster i9 machine that we used to compare against the AMD Threadripper (TR). It wasn’t a totally fair comparison in that the i9 7900x only has ten 3.3 GHz cores, and the AMD TR has 16, 3.7 GHz cores.

@XI Computer PowerGO mobile workstation

Posted by Robert Dow on August 14th 2017 | Permalink
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A powerful portable powerhouse

Pixels loose in the house (or outside)

Posted by Jon Peddie on April 25th 2017 | Permalink
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Can’t have too many pixels or too big a display For those of us who love pixels and can’t have enough, the San Marcos, CA based BlissLights Motion seemed like it was designed for us. Imagine tens of thousands of moving pinpoints of light created using

Testing EVGA’s SC17 1070 gaming notebook

Posted by Robert Dow on April 18th 2017 | Permalink
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92% more performance for 11% more money EVGA’s SC17-1070 is a powerful, 4k 17.3-inch notebook that can play any game you have or will get in the next year or so.  EVGA introduced its first 17.3-inch, the SC17-980 in March 2016 just after GDC. It offered good performance.

Nvidia GTX1080 Ti runs best on AMD

Posted by Robert Dow on April 18th 2017 | Permalink
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28% more performance for 35% more money The Nvidia GeForce GTX1080 Ti is the world’s most powerful AIB, when run on an AMD Ryzen-based platform it gets the highest scores, but the greatest gains from generation to generation are on Intel—see charts in conclusion. In our 7 March edition

Testing AMD’s RX580

Posted by Robert Dow on April 18th 2017 | Permalink
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Better than the RX480 on all tests AMD just announced the mid-life kicker, and probably end of the line of the Polaris GPUs, the Radeon RX580.  We ran a suite of tests on the new AIB, and found it to be on average 15% faster than the Radeon RX480. 

HP’s Z2 Mini is a tiny power house of a workstation

Posted by Alex Herrera on March 20th 2017 | Permalink
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With its capable, ridiculously small workstation, HP looks to cast a wider net on visual computing professionals