Testing EVGA’s SC17 1070 gaming notebook

Posted by Robert Dow on April 18th 2017 | Discuss (0)
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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 | Discuss (0)
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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 | Discuss (0)
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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 | Discuss (0)
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With its capable, ridiculously small workstation, HP looks to cast a wider net on visual computing professionals

AMD has a winner with Ryzen

Posted by Robert Dow on March 13th 2017 | Discuss (0)
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AMD provided us with a flashy new PC from Cyberpower PC built around the new Ryzen CPU. As everyone knows, AMD is betting big on this latest processor line, which has been designed from the ground up for performance an efficiency. The company says it has achieved a 52% gain in

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 | Permalink
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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 | Permalink
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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