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SPECviewperf update adds 3ds Max viewset

SPECviewperf update adds 3ds Max viewset

The popular benchmark measures 3D graphics performance of systems running OpenGL and DirectX. The new update to the SPECviewperf benchmark features a new Autodesk 3ds Max viewset, Microsoft Windows 10 support, along with GUI and reporting improvements. SPECviewperf software measures the 3D graphics performance of systems running under the OpenGL and Direct X application programming […]

By August 29, 2016 Read More →
Taking the HP Omen virtual reality backpack for a test walk

Taking the HP Omen virtual reality backpack for a test walk

Jon Peddie is “genuinely delighted” by the possibilities this wearable PC offers. By Jon Peddie When HP announced the Omen X VR backpack computer in May, I said, “Wow! — I bet they’ll sell hundreds of them.” I may have to eat those words, and it would delight me if I do. The problem with […]

By August 22, 2016 Read More →
Nvidia enables OpenAI with 170 TFLOPS

Nvidia enables OpenAI with 170 TFLOPS

CEO hand-delivers an artificial intelligence supercomputer to non-profit researchers.   At the GPU Technology Conference in April, Nvidia introduced its supercomputer in a box, the DGX-1. Now Nvidia has delivered one to OpenAI, a non-profit artificial intelligence research company based in San Francisco. The OpenAI website says the group goal is to “advance digital intelligence […]

By August 18, 2016 Read More →
Intel buys Nervana for the intelligence

Intel buys Nervana for the intelligence

Intel buys Nervana and gets a new business making Nervana chips and a development team well-versed in AI, deep learning, and accelerating those algorithms.

By August 12, 2016 Read More →
Formlabs raises $35 million in venture capital B round

Formlabs raises $35 million in venture capital B round

Autodesk contributes to the funding and will engage in strategic collaboration with the start-up 3D printer maker. Start-up 3D printing maker Formlabs has raised $35 million in a series B funding round. Autodesk and Foundry Group were lead investors; Autodesk plans to “strategically collaborate” on software integration and joint marketing initiatives as part of Autodesk’s […]

By August 9, 2016 Read More →
Reviewing the EVGA GTX 1070

Reviewing the EVGA GTX 1070

Nvidia Pascal technology in the (literally) coolest board. By Robert Dow The Performance segment graphics add-in boards 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 […]

By July 21, 2016 Read More →
Reviewing HP ZBook Studio G3 mobile workstation

Reviewing HP ZBook Studio G3 mobile workstation

An elite 15’-inch model designed to lure MacBook Pro users in media and entertainment. By 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 […]

By July 19, 2016 Read More →
No more Dell Android tablets

No more Dell Android tablets

The lure of a keyboard and a touch screen makes 2-in-1’s more popular for business. Dell recently announced it will stop producing Android-based tablets. The company says tablets have a long replacement cycle—something between a phone and a PC—and the arrival of phones with large screens has encouraged some users to forgo their tablets altogether. […]

By July 14, 2016 Read More →
20 years of Alienware

20 years of Alienware

The edgy boutique builder of high-end gaming PCs still knows how to generate buzz. There was plenty of buzz on the GDC show floor in 2006 when the news spread that Dell—upright, stodgy old Dell—had acquired Alienware. If ever a computer company had beige-box roots, it was Dell. If a computer company could rock and […]

By July 6, 2016 Read More →
Lenovo unveils fall workstation lineup

Lenovo unveils fall workstation lineup

The Broadwell-EP CPU is front and center. Lenovo continues to embrace the Intel Broadwell line in its workstation line, using primarily the Xeon E5- 1600 v4. This is second part of their Broadwell launch, the first being in April and based on the Intel Xeon E5-2600 v4 series, resulting in the release of the upgraded […]

By June 23, 2016 Read More →