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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 →
Testing the Nvidia GTX 1080 on the most demanding games

Testing the Nvidia GTX 1080 on the most demanding games

Nvidia’s first Pascal-generation graphics board for gaming packs a powerful punch. By Robert Dow [Editor’s note: Detailed benchmark results are available in the version of this article published in the May 23, 2016 edition of Jon Peddie Research TechWatch.] To test the Nvidia GTX1080, we focused on DX12-based games. The GTX 1080 is a next-gen […]

By June 2, 2016 Read More →
HP officially launches Jet Fusion printer

HP officially launches Jet Fusion printer

Printing at 21-micron density at 30 million drops per second. The high-end density comes at a high-end price. HP’s entry into the 3D printing business has been one very long introduction. They started talking about it more than two years ago on a high level; information on the website has become increasingly detailed. The company […]

By May 27, 2016 Read More →
HP adds chromatic red ink to new DesignJet Z-series printers

HP adds chromatic red ink to new DesignJet Z-series printers

GIS pros are a target of the new vibrant red, designed for durable media such as maps. HP has added new models to its line of professional inkjet printers with new 24-inch and 44-inch models with six-ink printing and the option of a new chromatic red ink. HP says the six-ink printing system in the […]

By May 26, 2016 Read More →
Extended PC buying cycle drove the add-in board market in first quarter

Extended PC buying cycle drove the add-in board market in first quarter

AMD gains market share on Nvidia. The market for add-in graphics boards (AIB) increased in the first quarter of 2016, according to the latest market report from Jon Peddie Research. AMD gained market share for the fourth consecutive quarter. Quarter-to-quarter AIB shipments increased 4.8% and 5.8% year-to-year. The JPR AIB Report tracks computer add-in graphics […]

By May 25, 2016 Read More →
Nvidia GTX 1080, Pascal technology for gamers

Nvidia GTX 1080, Pascal technology for gamers

Nvidia adds a wealth of features for gamers to the GeForce GTX including an expanded VRWorks, the Ansel camera, multi-GPU support with expanded over-clocking options, and optimized views for VR, curved screens, and multiple monitors. By Jon Peddie Nvidia announced its GeForce GTX 1080, the first gaming add-in board based on the company’s new Pascal architecture. […]

By May 17, 2016 Read More →
Stratasys builds 3D printing cloud app from GrabCAD

Stratasys builds 3D printing cloud app from GrabCAD

The new design-to-print workflow automates the process of preparing 3D models for printing and accepts major CAD program formats in addition to STL. Stratasys has unveiled its long-awaited repurposing of GrabCAD, which it acquired in 2014, with today’s announcement of GrabCAD Cloud. Stratasys says GrabCAD Cloud will speed time-to-print significantly, by focusing on the pain […]

By May 17, 2016 Read More →
Samsung Gear headset is a great way to try virtual reality

Samsung Gear headset is a great way to try virtual reality

Easy to install, quick to learn. If content keeps up this will be a top seller. By Jon Peddie Samsung Gear, the new virtual reality head-mounted display (HMD), is easy as can be to get started. Put in a phone, it tells you to download and install the Gear app. Just hit “Next” a couple […]

By May 15, 2016 Read More →
Nvidia unveils new Quadro GPUs

Nvidia unveils new Quadro GPUs

One for the road and one for the desk. By Alex Herrera Nvidia’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC) has in the past been a forum to launch a new line of Quadro brand professional GPU products. And while we this year we saw the official unveiling of the next-generation Pascal chip (the GP100), we didn’t see any […]

By May 12, 2016 Read More →
SPEC releases new cloud IaaS benchmark

SPEC releases new cloud IaaS benchmark

Global spending on Infrastructure-as-a-Service hit $16 billion in 2015. The new benchmark tests three primary performance metrics. SPEC has released new benchmark software that measures the performance of infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud implementations. The SPEC Cloud IaaS 2016 benchmark measures scalability, elasticity and provisioning capabilities of IaaS cloud implementations, both public and private. Cloud providers, users […]

By May 9, 2016 Read More →