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Comparing Dell Precision one-two punch in mobile workstations

Comparing Dell Precision one-two punch in mobile workstations

The new Precision M6800 heavyweight and the Precision M3800 welterweight offer characteristics for different professional segments.  By Tom Lansford Dell now has two top-of-the-road-warrior-line mobile workstations on the market. The Precision M6800 and the Precision M3800 are both notebook form-factor professional workstations. Beyond that, they are completely different systems; your computing needs will decide which [...]

By January 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
AMD’s new Kaveri APU changes the rules

AMD’s new Kaveri APU changes the rules

AMD reaches an important milestone with Kaveri, its strongest integrated processor to date. AMD’s APUs are being designed for the next generation of computing: people want to use lightweight machines and tablets for bigger tasks. You can tell AMD feels like they’ve accomplished much of what they set out to do in 2013 as the [...]

Apple Mac Pro release means season of change for competitors

Apple Mac Pro release means season of change for competitors

As usual, Apple was a CES no-show, but the com­pany has a major influence on what happens there anyway. Look for others to release workstations that belong on a pedestal, not hidden behind the desk. The Mac Pro is not exactly the kind of thing you’d give your sweetheart for Christmas, but Apple started tak­ing [...]

By January 9, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Nvidia Grid gets real

Nvidia Grid gets real

Amazon makes Nvidia’s Grid visual computing technology widely available By Kathleen Maher Although Nvidia’s Grid was an­nounced over a year ago at GTC 2012 and has seen some customer adoption and important partner­ships with HP and Dell, among oth­ers, Nvidia put more meat on the bone with the Kepler rolled out last spring. Kepler is [...]

Review: AMD R9 290 series drives 4K monitors well

Review: AMD R9 290 series drives 4K monitors well

The Graphics Core Next architecture is opening up the 4K gamer market. By C. Robert Dow There is a shift coming in the high-end gaming segment, with more and more enthusiast gaming, and gamers, converting to Ultra HD. The new high-end AIBs will be tasked with displaying playable frame rates in these higher resolutions while [...]

By December 31, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
All-new SPECviewperf 12 improves professional graphics testing

All-new SPECviewperf 12 improves professional graphics testing

Ability to add API support and customized tests are highlights of the new release. SPEC’s Graphics Performance Characterization group (SPECgpc) has released SPECviewperf 12, an all-new version of the worldwide standard for measuring graphics performance based on professional applications. SPECgpc members include AMD, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Intel, Lenovo, NEC, and Nvidia. SPECviewperf 12 measures the [...]

By December 20, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Apple upgrades Final Cut Pro X and gets serious about professional DCC

Apple upgrades Final Cut Pro X and gets serious about professional DCC

Game on: Apple upgrades Final Cut Pro X for the new Mac Pro

By December 19, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Mainframe2 building cloud platform for workstation apps; shows stuff at AU 2013

Mainframe2 building cloud platform for workstation apps; shows stuff at AU 2013

Mainframe2 is gearing up for an early 2014 launch and plans to make workstation applications available on demand. To prove the point, the company ran a one-day trial of their system running Photoshop in a browser and people from 138 countries gave it a whirl. Here at GfxSpeak we’re raising the stakes with an in-browser [...]

Prime Sense brings new vision to Apple

Prime Sense brings new vision to Apple

Apple has confirmed rumors that it has acquired Israeli semiconductor company PrimeSense. A look at the company’s direction before the acquisition might hold hints for the company’s technology inside Apple. Like a guilty couple caught in a hotel room, Apple and Prime Sense have finally admitted to doing a deal after it was prematurely revealed [...]

By November 26, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Graphics chips shipments up from last quarter, down from last year

Graphics chips shipments up from last quarter, down from last year

Desktop graphics sales rose 4.5%, according to the third quarter update from Jon Peddie Research. Jon Peddie Research (JPR), the industry’s research and consulting firm for graphics and multimedia, announced estimated graphics chip shipments and suppliers’ market share for the third quarter of 2013. 3Q13 was the second quarter in a row to show a [...]

By November 21, 2013 0 Comments Read More →