Workstation Graphics: 19 Cards Tested In SPECviewperf 12
Apr 14, 2014 - in Reviews
SPECviewperf 12 sets out to be the standard for evaluating workstation graphics cards by including the latest professional applications, more complex models, and synthetic workloads pulled from important market segments. We test 19 cards in the new suite.
AMD Announces Beefy W9100 Workstation Graphics Card
Mar 26, 2014 - in News
AMD has announced its most powerful professional workstation graphics card to date.
Autodesk Refreshes Entertainment Creation Suites for 2015
Mar 18, 2014 - in News
Autodesk announces its 2015 releases at GDC 2014: Creation Suites 2015 and Maya LT 2015
Toshiba Intros First Ultra HD 4K Laptops
Jan 8, 2014 - in News
These two laptops are slated to launch in mid-2014.
Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2: More Cores, Cache, And Better Efficiency
Jan 7, 2014 - in Reviews
Intel recently launched its Xeon E5-2600 v2 CPU, based on the Ivy Bridge-EP architecture. We got a couple of workstation-specific -2687W v2 processors with eight cores and 25 MB of L3 cache each, and are comparing them to previous-generation -2687Ws.
Eurocom Panther 5D Notebook Review: Faster Than Your Desktop
Dec 4, 2013 - in Reviews
There's a good chance that Eurocom's Panther 5D notebook is faster than your desktop. The sample we're reviewing sports a six-core Core i7-3970X, two GeForce GTX 680M modules in SLI, 32 GB of DDR3-1600, and three 256 GB SSDs. Talk about a beast!
UK Mac Pro Pricing Will Start at £2499
Oct 24, 2013 - in News
The 2013 Mac Pro will cost just shy of £2.5K when it launches in the United Kingdom.
Apple's New Mac Pro to Ship in December at $2,999
Oct 22, 2013 - in News
Apple's cylindrical desktop now has a price and a release timeframe.
Dell Precision T5600: Two Eight-Core CPUs In A Workstation
Oct 21, 2013 - in Reviews
Intel recently launched its Ivy Bridge-EP-based Xeon E5-2600 v2 CPUs. However, the beefy eight-core Xeon E5-2687Ws still sit atop Dell's workstation hierarchy. We got our hands on the handsome Precision T5600 and ran it through our benchmark battery.
The Making Of Digital Storm's Copper Tubing-Filled Aventum II
Oct 3, 2013 - in Picture Story
After spending some time with Digital Storm's Aventum II at this year's CES, Chris Angelini invited the company to walk us through how it came up with and built the massive machine loaded up with nickel-plated copper tubing and high-end hardware.
Haswell-Based Xeon E3-1200: Three Generations, Benchmarked
Sep 19, 2013 - in Reviews
We got our hands on three generation of Intel's Xeon E3-1275 CPU, spanning Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge, and Haswell. How have the company's architectural enhancements affected performance over the years, and is the on-die graphics finally "good enough"?
Autodesk CAD and DCC Tools Go Rental Pay As You Go
Sep 17, 2013 - in News
As suspected, after the announcement of the subscription plan for Maya LT, Autodesk revealed that its products and suites will become available under a rental license as well as a purchased perpetual license.
Dell Introduces New Desktop and Mobile Workstations
Sep 9, 2013 - in News
Today Dell announced its new desktop and mobile workstation models, the Dell Precision M4800 and 6800 mobile workstations and the T3810, T5610 and T7610 desktop workstations. The release means across-the-board updates in graphics and processors.
Lenovo Premieres New E32 Entry-Level Workstations
Aug 29, 2013 - in News
Lenovo introduced their new Thinkstation E32 line of workstations. Replacing the E31 line, these systems are entry-level workstations designed to deliver workstation-class performance and reliability on a PC budget.
Autodesk Releases Maya LT For Indie Game Developers
Aug 28, 2013 - in News
Autodesk introduces Maya LT, an affordably priced but powerful 3D animation tool for indie game developers.
In Pictures: Puget Systems' 16-Core Genesis II Quiet Edition
Aug 22, 2013 - in Picture Story
While many of us construct our own PCs, we still get a kick out of hearing what boutique builders are doing in their own labs. Today, Puget Systems introduces Tom's Hardware to a 16-core Xeon workstation that the company says is almost too quiet to hear.
SIGGRAPH 2013: Autodesk Releases FBX Review
Jul 31, 2013 - in News
At SIGGRAPH 2013 Autodesk announced the availability of FBX review, a new application for reviewing 3D assets on most Windows 7 and Windows 8 devices, without having a full-blown installation of a 3D application on the system.
SIGGRAPH 2013: RTT Demos DeltaGen on Quadro K6000
Jul 30, 2013 - in News
At SIGGRAPH 2013, RTT demonstrated the enhanced performance of DeltaGen on a system equipped with Nvidia's upcoming Quadro K6000 workstation GPU.
SIGGRAPH 2013: Faceware Technologies Debuts Faceware Live
Jul 29, 2013 - in News
At SIGGRAPH 2013 in Anaheim, Faceware Technologies publicly debuted Faceware Live, their software for markerless real-time facial motion capture.
SIGGRAPH 2013: Scott Metzger, The Foundry, and Nvidia Demonstrate the Rise Project
Jul 29, 2013 - in News
At SIGGRAPH 2013 in Anaheim, CA, VFX artist and supervisor Scott Metzger used The Foundry's Mari and Modo to demonstrate a 3D scene reconstruction process using data derived from HDRI source images and LIDAR data.
HP Introduces redesigned Z230 Affordable Workstations
Jul 23, 2013 - in News
HP introduced new compact and SFF workstations at SIGGRAPH 2013 in Anaheim today.
Nvidia Announces Quadro K6000 Workstation GPU
Jul 23, 2013 - in News
Today at SIGGRAPH 2013 in Anaheim, CA, Nvidia announced the new 'top card' for its Quadro line of workstation graphics cards, the Quadro K6000.
Dell Precision Laptop Will Have 3200x1800 display
Jul 20, 2013 - in News
Here's a notebook to rival Apple's Retina display in the MacBook Pro.
Workstation Graphics: 14 FirePro And Quadro Cards
Jul 7, 2013 - in Reviews
We put 14 professional and seven gaming graphics cards from two generations through a number of workstation, general-purpose computing, and synthetic applications. By the end of our nearly 70 charts, you should know which board is right for your workload.
Apple Shows Off Next-Gen Mac Pro: Big, Black & Cylindrical
Jun 10, 2013 - in News
The new Mac Pro is a radical departure.
OpenCL And CUDA Are Go: GeForce GTX Titan, Tested In Pro Apps
Apr 16, 2013 - in Reviews
We initially had trouble getting the GeForce GTX Titan to work with OpenCL and CUDA. Finally, though, there are drivers available that fix all of that. Now we can figure out if the Titan makes a good workstation-oriented alternative to Nvidia's Quadros.
Fusion-io Unveils 1.6 TB ioFX for Workstation Applications
Apr 9, 2013 - in News
The ioFX range of workstation acceleration platforms feature MLC NAND memory, PCIe interfaces and are designed to "remove traditional data storage bottlenecks."
EKWB Releases First AMD FirePro Water Blocks
Apr 3, 2013 - in News
EK Waterblocks has released water blocks for the FirePro S10000 and W9000 series workstation graphics cards.
How Well Do Workstation Graphics Cards Play Games?
Mar 3, 2013 - in Reviews
We all know that gaming and workstation graphics cards employ the same hardware, differentiated by slight tweaks, drivers, and validation. We also know desktop cards usually perform awfully in professional apps. Does the reverse hold true as well?
Dell Announces $24 Billion Deal to Go Private
Feb 5, 2013 - in News
Dell is back in the hands of Michael Dell, nearly 25 years after going public.