Nvidia overhauls Quadro product line with Pascal GPUs

Posted by Alex Herrera on February 24th 2017 | Discuss (0)
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At the Solidworks World conference in February, Nvidia released its second round of Pascal-generation Quadro add-in card GPUs for professional-caliber workstation applications, adding to the first round of late 2016. Often, a second round is followed by a third and fourth, before the entire portfolio has been upgraded to the latest

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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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 | 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

Event[0] first impressions

Posted by Jon Peddie on September 21st 2016 | Permalink
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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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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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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