AMD’s Polaris generation comes to Radeon Pro

Posted by Alex Herrera on December 1st 2016 | Discuss (0)
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Alex Herrera

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 | Discuss (0)
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Jon Peddie

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

Event[0] first impressions

Posted by Jon Peddie on September 21st 2016 | Permalink
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Tags: event[0] artificial intelligence

Jon Peddie

The AI isn’t very I  I spent many happy hours on a Commodore PET and a Radio Shack TRS80 playing Adventure, a reported version of the original Colossal Cave Adventure developed on the PDP-10 in 1976.  THE GAME PLAY was all text (no graphics) and pre-programmed. 

Game impressions

Posted by Jon Peddie on September 7th 2016 | Permalink
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Tags: nvidia gtx 1080 deus ex cat intersteller no man's sky

Jon Peddie

We looked at three new games— Deus Ex, No Man’s Sky, and Cat Interstellar—and tried them on the latest graphics AIBs Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (DEMD), one of the most hyped PC games this year, and the sequel to highly touted 2011

Kingston HyperX CloudX Pro Gaming headset

Posted by Ted Pollak on August 4th 2016 | Permalink
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Ted Pollak

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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Ted Pollak

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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Jon Peddie

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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Robert Dow

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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Robert Dow

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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Tags: intel workstation hp

Alex Herrera

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