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Lenovo ThinkStation P620 : Threadripper PRO Workstation!

Lenovo is the first to introduce an AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO workstation – the ThinkStation P620!

Here is EVERYTHING you need to know about the world’s first 64-core workstation!

 

Lenovo ThinkStation P620 : World’s First 64-Core Workstation!

By leveraging the new AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO processors, the Lenovo ThinkStation P620 is the world’s first and only 64-core workstation.

This gives it a great performance advantage over other workstations that can only offer 18 cores (single processor) or 56 cores (dual processor).

Of course, Lenovo is also offering the option to equip the P620 with 32-core, 16-core and 12-core Threadripper PRO processors.

 

On top of that, the Lenovo ThinkStation P620 will be able to offer 128 lanes of PCIe 4.0, and 8-channel memory support.

To ensure its reliability and stability, Lenovo and AMD collaborated to create a unique air-cooled solution to keep the processor cool, with a custom-designed heat sink.

You will be able to equip it with up to two NVIDIA Quadro RTX 8000, or up to four NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 graphics cards.

Lenovo will offer DDR4-3200 memory configurations of 128 GB all the way to 1 TB – all with 8 memory modules for maximum 8-channel performance.

It also comes with two NVMe slots, and four 3.5-inch drive bays, allowing you to provision up to 4 TB of SSD storage, and 16 TB of HDD storage.

 

AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO : Available Models

AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX

This is the flagship, with 64 cores capable of processing up to 128 threads simultaneously. It comes with 288 MB of L2 and L3 caches, a 2.7 GHz base clock and a 4.2 GHz boost clock, with a 280 W TDP.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX

This processor has 32 cores with the ability to process up to 64 threads simultaneously. It comes with 144 MB of L2 and L3 caches, a 3.5 GHz base clock and a 4.2 GHz boost clock, with a 280 W TDP.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3955WX

This processor has 16 cores with the ability to process up to 32 threads simultaneously. It comes with 72 MB of L2 and L3 caches, a 3.9 GHz base clock and a 4.3 GHz boost clock, with a 280 W TDP.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3945WX

This processor has 12 cores with the ability to process up to 24 threads simultaneously. It comes with 70 MB of L2 and L3 caches, a 4.0 GHz base clock and a 4.3 GHz boost clock, with a 280 W TDP.

 

Lenovo ThinkStation P620 : Specifications + Configuration Options

Here are the specifications and configuration options for the Lenovo ThinkStation P620 :

Specifications Lenovo ThinkStation P620
OS Options Microsoft Windows 10 Professional
Ubuntu Linux
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Lenovo Software Lenovo Vantage
Lenovo ThinkShield
Processor AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX
AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX
AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3955WX
AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3945WX
Chipset AMD 2019 Premium Chipset BXB-B
Memory Slots 8 x DDR4-3200 DIMM Slots
Memory Options 128 GB (16 GB x 8)
256 GB (32 GB x 8)
512 GB (64 GB x 8)
1 TB (128 GB x 8)
Graphics Options Up to 2 x NVIDIA Quadro RTX 8000
Up to 4 x NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000
Storage Options Up to 2 x M.2 PCIe SSD (2 TB)
Up to 4 x 3.5″ SATA HDDs (4 TB)
Up to 1 x optical disk drive
15-in-1 media card reader
RAID Support M.2 : RAID 0/1
SATA : RAID 0/1/5/10
Expansion Slots 4 x PCIe 4.0 x16
2 x PCIe 4.0 x8
Connectivity Options Intel Wireless-AC 9260
Front Ports 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type A)
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type C)
1 x mic / headphone combo jack
Rear Ports 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type A)
2 x USB 2.0 (Type A)
2 x PS/2
1 x RJ-45 10 Gigabit Ethernet
1 x Audio Line-In
1 x Audio Line-Out
1 x Microphone-In
Power Supply 1000 W, 92% efficient
Dimensions 165 mm wide
460 mm deep
440 mm tall
Weight 24 kg maximum

 

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2020 Dell Precision Mobile : Models, Price + Availability!

The redesigned 2020 Dell Precision Mobile 7000 Series, 5000 Series and 3000 Series workstations are here!

Find out more about the new 2020 Dell Precision Mobile models, price list and availability!

2020 Dell Precision Mobile : What’s New?

Needless to say, the new 2020 Dell Precision Mobile laptops offer improved performance, courtesy of the latest 10th Gen Intel vPro and Xeon processors, and options for NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 professional graphics.

They also balanced smaller, slimmer designs with higher performance CPU and graphics by adopting dual outlet fans, with thinner vapour chambers, Gore insulation plus graphite heat spreaders for better thermal performance.

Like all other Dell Precision workstations, they are all ISV-certified, and come with Dell Optimizer for Precision – an AI-based optimisation software that automatically tunes your application performance using machine learning.

 

2020 Dell Precision 7000 Series : Models, Price + Availability!

The 2020 Dell Precision 7550 and Dell Precision 7750 are the world’s most powerful 15-inch and 17-inch mobile workstations, boasting these key features :

  • 10th Gen Intel vPro / Xeon processor + NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 professional graphics (optional)
  • 20% smaller + 6% lighter than previous generation
  • New top-firing speakers, ambient sensing + low blue light displays

Availability : May 28, 2020 (Global) | July 7, 2020 (Malaysia)

Precision 7550 Starting Price : US$1,709 (Global) | RM 7,279 (Malaysia)

Precision 7750 Starting Price : US$1,999 (Global) | RM 8,109 (Malaysia)

 

2020 Dell Precision 5000 Series : Models, Price + Availability!

The 2020 Precision 5550 and Precision 5750 are Dell’s smallest and thinnest 15-inch and 17-inch mobile workstations, boasting these key features :

  • 10th Gen Intel vPro processor + NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 professional graphics (optional)
  • 4-sided InfinityEdge 16:10 aspect ratio displays
  • 92% and 94% screen-to-body ratios respectively

Availability : May 28, 2020 (Global) | July 7, 2020 (Malaysia)

Precision 5550 Starting Price : US$1,999 (Global) | RM 9,419 (Malaysia)

Precision 5750 Starting Price : US$2,399 (Global) | RM 10,419 (Malaysia)

 

2020 Dell Precision 3000 Series : Models, Price + Availability!

The 2020 Dell Precision 3550 and Dell Precision 3551 offer workstation-class reliability and performance at an accessible price point. They are designed for users with less-intensive graphics needs – 2D CAD, Excel, entry-level creative applications.

Availability : May 19, 2020 (Global) | July 7, 2020 (Malaysia)

Precision 3550 Starting Price : US$1,049 (Global) | RM 5,939 (Malaysia)

Precision 3551 Starting Price : US$939 (Global) | RM 6,789 (Malaysia)

 

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2020 Acer Veriton K8 Workstation : First Look!

Acer just unveiled the 2020 Acer Veriton K8 – an entry-level workstation powered by Intel Xeon!

Here is what you need to know about the new Veriton K8 workstation!

 

Acer Veriton K8 Workstation

Acer Veriton is their business-class desktop computer family, that has so far been powered by the Intel Pentium, Core i3, Core i5 or Core i7 processors.

Acer is now introducing the Veriton K8 series, which will be their first entry-level workstation desktop, powered by Intel Xeon processors.

In addition, the Acer Veriton K8 will feature a workstation-grade NVIDAI Quadro graphics card, and support up to 64 GB of DDR4 UECC memory.

The model Acer is introducing comes with a large capacity hard disk drive, but it comes with M.2 PCIe SSD slots, allowing you to give this workstation a big boost in storage performance.

To ensure it keeps humming 24/7, the Acer Veriton K8 chassis is designed for optimal cooling and ventilation, with three internal fans.

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Acer Veriton K8 Specifications

Acer is introducing a single model initially, with these specifications :

Specifications Acer Veriton K8
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (64-bit)
Processor Intel Xeon E-2226G
– 6 cores, 6 threads, 12 MB cache
– 3.4 GHz base clock, 4.7 GHz turbo clock
Chipset Intel C246 Express
Memory 8 GB DDR4-2666 UECC (up to 64 GB)
Graphics NVIDIA Quadro P620 (2 GB GDDR5)
Storage 1 TB SATA hard disk drive (7200 RPM)
DVD Writer

 

Acer Veriton K8 Price + Availability

The Acer Veriton K8 is available with the Intel Xeon E-2226G, 8 GB of UECC memory, the NVIDIA Quadro P620 graphics card, a 1 TB hard disk drive, and a DVD writer, for a recommended retail price of RM 5,199 / ~S$1,742 / ~US$1,254 / ~£972 / ~A$1,871.

 

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The Workstation Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 10

There are so many workstation graphics card models out there, that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the different configurations. That is why we decided to compile this comparison guide.

It is designed to be an easy reference for those who are interested in comparing the specifications of the various workstation graphics cards in the market, as well as those already obsolescent or obsolete.

Currently covering 233 workstation graphics cards, this comprehensive comparison will allow you to easily compare up to 24 different specifications for each and every workstation graphics card.

We hope it will prove to be a useful reference to you. We will keep this guide updated regularly, so please check back for the latest updates.

To make it easy to compare the specifications, we split the longer lists into three smaller sections for your convenience. Just click on Split List to access them.

However, if you prefer to compare all the workstation graphics cards for each company in a single table, we also have a single list which can be accessed by clicking on Combined List. Just click on the company and the type of list you prefer.

For desktop and mobile GPUs, please refer to our Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide and Mobile GPU Comparison Guide.

 

The Workstation Graphics Card Comparison Guide Revision History

DateRevisionRevision History
29-10-201910.0Added the AMD FirePro S9300 X2
Added the AMD Radeon Pro Duo (Fiji)
Added the AMD Radeon Pro WX 2100 (Lexa)
Added the AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100
Added the AMD Radeon Pro WX 9100 (Vega)
Added the AMD Radeon Pro SSG (Vega)
Added the AMD Radeon Pro V340 (Vega)

Added the NVIDIA Quadro M2000
Added the NVIDIA Quadro P400
Added the NVIDIA Quadro P600
Added the NVIDIA Quadro P620
Added the NVIDIA Quadro P1000
Added the NVIDIA Quadro P2000
Added the NVIDIA Quadro P2200
Added the NVIDIA Quadro P4000
Added the NVIDIA Quadro GP100
Added the NVIDIA Quadro GV100
Added the NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000
Added the NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000
Added the NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000
Added the NVIDIA Quadro RTX 8000

Added the Intel Iris Pro Graphics P555
Added the Intel Iris Pro Graphics P580 (1000 MHz)
Added the Intel Iris Pro Graphics P580 (1050 MHz)
Added the Intel Iris Pro Graphics P580 (1150 MHz)
Added the Intel HD Graphics P630

No. of cards: 233
29-05-20179.4Added the AMD Radeon Pro Duo graphics card.
Added the AMD Radeon Pro WX 7100 graphics card.
Added the AMD Radeon Pro WX 5100 graphics card.
Added the AMD Radeon Pro WX 4100 graphics card.
No. of cards: 207
15-02-20179.3Added the NVIDIA Quadro P6000 graphics card.
Added the NVIDIA Quadro P5000 graphics card.
No. of cards: 203
29-03-20169.2Updated the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro M6000 graphics card.
Added the NVIDIA Quadro M5000 graphics card.
Added the NVIDIA Quadro M5000 graphics card.
No. of cards: 201
22-12-20159.1Updated the specifications of the Intel HD Graphics P530 (1150 MHz) processor graphics.
Updated the specifications of the Intel HD Graphics P530 (1000 MHz) processor graphics.
Renamed the Intel Iris Pro 6300 as the Intel Iris Pro P6300.
No. of cards: 199
03-12-20159.0Added the AMD FirePro W4300 graphics card.
No. of cards: 199
11-11-20158.9Added the Intel HD Graphics P530 (1150 MHz) processor graphics.
Added the Intel HD Graphics P530 (1000 MHz) processor graphics.
Added the Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6300 (1150 MHz) processor graphics.
Added the Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6300 (1050 MHz) processor graphics.
Added the Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6300 (1000 MHz) processor graphics.
Added the Intel HD Graphics P5700 (1000 MHz) processor graphics.
Corrected the performance specifications of all Intel "Haswell"-based processor graphics.
Corrected the performance specifications of all Intel "Ivy Bridge"-based processor graphics.
Corrected the performance specifications of all Intel "Sandy Bridge"-based processor graphics.
No. of cards: 198
20-07-20158.8Added the AMD FirePro S9170 graphics card.
Improved the colour coding of the table.
No. of cards: 192
06-04-20158.7Added the NVIDIA Quadro M6000 graphics card.
Improved the colour coding of the table.
No. of cards: 191
02-01-20158.6Added the Intel HD Graphics (10 EUs) processor graphics.
Updated the specifications of all Intel HD Graphics P4700 processor graphics models.
Updated the specifications of all Intel HD Graphics P4600 processor graphics models.
Removed the Intel HD Graphics (6 EUs) processor graphics.
No. of cards: 190
18-11-20148.5Added the AMD FireStream 9370 graphics card.
Added the AMD FireStream 9350 graphics card.
Added the AMD FireStream 9270 graphics card.
Added the AMD FireStream 9250 graphics card.
Added the AMD FireStream 9170 graphics card.
Added the AMD FireStream 2U graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the AMD FirePro W7100 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the AMD FirePro RG220 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the AMD FireGL V8650 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the AMD FireGL V8600 graphics card.
No. of cards: 190
14-10-20148.4Added the NVIDIA Quadro K5200 graphics card.
Added the NVIDIA Quadro K4200 graphics card.
Added the NVIDIA Quadro K2200 graphics card.
Added the NVIDIA Quadro K620 graphics card.
Added the NVIDIA Quadro K420 graphics card.
No. of cards: 184
27-08-20148.3Added the AMD FirePro W7100 graphics card.
Added the AMD FirePro W5100 graphics card.
Added the AMD FirePro W4100 graphics card.
Added the AMD FirePro W2100 graphics card.
No. of cards: 179
11-08-20148.2Added the AMD FirePro S9150 graphics card.
Added the AMD FirePro S9050 graphics card.
Updated the Memory Type for the AMD FirePro Server (S) family of graphics cards.
Updated the Memory Type for the AMD FirePro Workstation (W) family of graphics cards.
No. of cards: 175
11-07-20148.1Added the AMD FirePro W8100 graphics card.
Added a new OpenCL Support specification for all AMD workstation graphics cards.
No. of cards: 173
25-04-20148.0Added the Intel HD Graphics P4600 (1000 MHz) processor graphics.
Added the Intel HD Graphics 2000 (1250 MHz) processor graphics.
Added a new CPU model to the Intel HD Graphics P4700 (1300 MHz) processor graphics.
Added a new CPU model to the Intel HD Graphics P4700 (1250 MHz) processor graphics.
Added a new CPU model to the Intel HD Graphics P4600 (1250 MHz) processor graphics.
Added two new CPU models to the Intel HD Graphics P4600 (1200 MHz) processor graphics.
Added a new CPU model to the Intel HD Graphics - 6 EUs (1200 MHz) processor graphics.
No. of cards: 172
31-03-20147.9Added the AMD FirePro W9100 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the AMD FirePro V7900 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the AMD FirePro V5900 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the ATI FireGL V5200 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the ATI FireGL V3400 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the ATI FireGL V3350 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the ATI FireGL V3300 graphics card.
No. of cards: 170
03-03-20147.8Added the Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200 (1000 MHz) processor graphics.
Added the Intel HD Graphics P4700 (1250 MHz) processor graphics.
Removed a CPU model from the Intel HD Graphics P4600 (1250 MHz) processor graphics specifications.
No. of cards: 169
29-11-20137.7Added the Intel HD Graphics - 6 EUs (1200 MHz) processor graphics for the Intel Haswell family of processors.
Added the Intel HD Graphics 2500 (1150 MHz) processor graphics.
Added a new CPU model to the Intel HD Graphics P4600 processor graphics.
Renamed the Intel HD Graphics P4600 (1300 MHz) to the Intel HD Graphics P4700 (1300 MHz).
No. of cards: 167
24-09-20137.6Added the NVIDIA Quadro K5000 for Mac graphics card.
Rearranged the NVIDIA Quadro families of workstation graphics cards.
Updated the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro 410 graphics card.
Corrected the OpenGL Support specification for all NVIDIA graphics cards.
Corrected the Die Size specification for all NVIDIA G86-based graphics cards.
No. of cards: 165
16-08-20137.5Added the AMD FirePro Sky 900 graphics card.
Added the AMD FirePro Sky 700 graphics card.
Added the AMD FirePro Sky 500 graphics card.
Added the AMD FirePro R5000 remote graphics card.
Added the AMD FirePro RG220 remote graphics card.
Rearranged the AMD FirePro family of graphics cards.
Updated the specifications of the AMD FirePro S10000 and S9000 graphics card.
No. of cards: 164
25-07-20137.4Added a new Die Size specification for the NVIDIA family of graphics cards.
Added the NVIDIA Quadro K6000 graphics card.
Updated the OpenGL Support specifications for the NVIDIA Quadro K series of graphics cards.
Updated the Transistor Count specifications of the many NVIDIA Quadro graphics cards.
No. of cards: 159
14-06-20137.3Added the Intel HD Graphics P4600 (1300 MHz) integrated graphics.
Added the Intel HD Graphics P4600 (1250 MHz) integrated graphics.
Added the Intel HD Graphics P4600 (1200 MHz) integrated graphics.
No. of cards: 158
24-04-20137.2Added a new Memory Size specification for all NVIDIA graphics cards.
Added the NVIDIA Quadro VX 200 graphics card.
Corrected the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro 6000 graphics card.
Corrected the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro 5000 graphics card.
Corrected the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro 2000 graphics card.
Corrected the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro 600 graphics card.
Corrected the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 X2 graphics card.
Corrected the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 SDI graphics card.
Corrected the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800 graphics card.
Corrected the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700 graphics card.
Corrected the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3500 graphics card.
Corrected the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3450 graphics card.
Corrected the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3400 graphics card.
Corrected the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3000G graphics card.
Corrected the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3000 graphics card.
Corrected the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 2000 graphics card.
Corrected the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800 graphics card.
Corrected the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 1700 graphics card.
Corrected the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500 graphics card.
Corrected the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 1400 graphics card.
Corrected the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 1300 graphics card.
Corrected the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 1000 graphics card.
Corrected the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 700 graphics card.
Corrected the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 580 graphics card.
Corrected the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 470 graphics card.
Corrected the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 380 LP graphics card.
Corrected the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 370 LP graphics card.
Corrected the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 370 graphics card.
Corrected the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 350 graphics card.
Corrected the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 330 graphics card.
No. of cards: 155
26-03-20137.1Added a new Pixel Fill Rate specification for NVIDIA workstation GPUs.
Added the NVIDIA Quadro K4000 graphics card.
Added the NVIDIA Quadro K2000D graphics card.
Added the NVIDIA Quadro K2000 graphics card.
Added the NVIDIA Quadro K600 graphics card.
Added the NVIDIA NVS 510 graphics card.
Added the NVIDIA NVS 450 graphics card.
Added the NVIDIA NVS 310 graphics card.
Added the NVIDIA NVS 300 graphics card.
Added the NVIDIA NVS 295 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro K5000 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro4 series of graphics cards.
Updated the specifications of the NVIDIA NVS family of business-class graphics cards.
Removed the NVIDIA Quadro NVS graphics card.
No. of cards: 154
29-01-20137.0Added a new Intel section.
Added a new OpenCL Support specification for Intel workstation GPUs.
No. of cards: 145
23-11-20126.9Added a new Memory Size specification for the AMD list of graphics cards.
Added the AMD FirePro S10000 graphics card.
Converted the Texture Fill Rate for the AMD graphics cards from MT/s to GT/s.
Converted the Pixel Fill Rate for the AMD graphics cards from MP/s to GP/s.
No. of cards: 143
04-10-20126.8Added a new Bus Interface specification for all AMD workstation graphics cards.
Added the AMD FirePro W9000 graphics card.
Added the AMD FirePro S9000 graphics card.
Added the AMD FirePro W8000 graphics card.
Added the AMD FirePro W7000 graphics card.
Added the AMD FirePro S7000 graphics card.
Added the AMD FirePro W5000 graphics card.
Added the AMD FirePro W600 graphics card.
No. of cards: 142
23-08-20126.7Added the NVIDIA Quadro K5000 graphics card.
Added the NVIDIA Quadro 410 graphics card.
Reorganized the NVIDIA tables.
Added a new Bus Interface specification for the NVIDIA graphics cards.
No. of cards: 135
19-04-20126.6Reorganized the ATI / AMD tables.
Added a new Die Size specification for the ATI / AMD range of graphics cards.
Added the AMD FirePro V3900 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the AMD FirePro 3D V9800 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the AMD FirePro 3D V8800 graphics card.
No. of cards: 133
19-01-20126.5Added a new Pixel Fill Rate specification for all ATI/AMD graphics card.
Added the AMD FirePro V4900 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the AMD FirePro 3D V8700 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the AMD FirePro 3D V7750 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the AMD FirePro 3D V5700 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the AMD FirePro 3D V4800 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the AMD FirePro 3D V3800 graphics card.
No. of cards: 132
16-06-20116.4Added a new DirectX Support specification for all ATI/AMD graphics cards.
Added the AMD FirePro V7900 graphics card.
Added the AMD FirePro V5900 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the AMD FirePro 3D V7750 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the AMD FirePro 3D V5700 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the AMD FirePro 3D V3750 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the AMD FirePro 3D V3700 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the ATI FireGL V7350 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the ATI FireGL V7300 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the ATI FireGL V7200 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the ATI FireGL V7100 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the ATI FireGL X3-256 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the ATI FireGL X2-256t graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the ATI FireGL X2-256 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the ATI FireGL X1-256 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the ATI FireGL X1-128 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the ATI FireGL Z1-128 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the ATI FireGL T2-256 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the ATI FireGL 8800 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the ATI FireGL 8700 graphics card.
No. of cards: 131
11-12-20106.3Added the Release Date and Board TDP specifications for the NVIDIA range of graphics cards.
Added the NVIDIA Quadro 2000 graphics card.
Added the NVIDIA Quadro 600 graphics card.
Added the NVIDIA Quadro FX 4600 SDI graphics card.
No. of cards: 129
11-10-20106.2Added the Release Date and Board TDP specifications for the ATI/AMD range of graphics cards.
Added the AMD FirePro 3D V9800 graphics card.
Removed the AMD FirePro 3D V7770 graphics card.
No. of cards: 126
23-09-20106.1Added the NVIDIA Quadro 6000, 5000 and 4000 graphics cards.
Updated the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800 and FX 1700 graphics cards.
Updated the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 580 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 380 LP and FX 380 graphics cards.
Removed the NVIDIA Quadro FX 5900 (Future) graphics card.
No. of cards: 126
07-07-20106.0Added the NVIDIA Quadro FX 5900 (Future) graphics card.
Added the NVIDIA Quadro CX graphics card.
Added the NVIDIA Quadro FX 380 LP graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 4800 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 470 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 380, 370 LP, 370, 350 and 330 graphics cards.
No. of cards: 124
14-05-20105.9Added the ATI FirePro 3D V8800, V7800, V5800, V4800 and V3800 graphics cards.
Updated the specifications of the ATI FireGL V5600, V5200, V5100 and V5000 graphics cards.
Updated the specifications of the ATI FireGL V3600, V3400, V3350, V3300, V3200 and V3100 graphics cards.
Removed the ATI FirePro 3D V8700 Duo graphics card.
No. of cards: 121
12-10-20095.8Updated the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800, 5600, 5500 SDI and 5500 graphics cards.
Updated the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 4800, 4700 X2, 4600, 4500 X2, 4500 SDI and 4500 graphics cards.
Updated the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800, 3700, 3500, 3450 and 3400 graphics cards.
No. of cards: 117
08-09-20095.7Added the ATI FirePro 3D V8750, V8700 Duo and V8700 graphics cards.
Added the ATI FirePro 3D V7770 and V7750 graphics cards.
Added the ATI FirePro 3D V3750 graphics card.
Added the ATI FireGL V7700 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the ATI FirePro 3D V5700 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the ATI FirePro 3D V3700 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the ATI FireGL V8650 and V8600 graphics cards.
Updated the specifications of the ATI FireGL V7600 graphics card.
Removed the ATI FireGL 2008 graphics card.
No. of cards: 117
08-04-20095.6Added the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800 and 1800 graphics cards.
Added the NVIDIA Quadro FX 580 and 380 graphics cards.
No. of cards: 115
01-01-20095.5Updated the specifications of the Matrox Marvel, Millennium and Parhelia graphics cards.
Removed the Matrox Parhelia-LX graphics card.
No. of cards: 111
05-12-20085.4Added the NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800 & 4800 graphics cards.
Added the NVIDIA Quadro FX 4700 X2 graphics card.
Added the NVIDIA Quadro FX 470 graphics card.
Added the NVIDIA Quadro FX 370 Low Profile graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 4600 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 1700 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 570 graphics card.
Updated the specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 370 graphics card.
No. of cards: 112
15-08-20085.3Added the ATI FirePro V5700 & V3700 graphics cards.
Added the ATI FireGL V3350 and 2008 graphics cards.
Corrected the Architecture specifications for the ATI FireGL V5600 & V3600 graphics cards.
No. of cards: 107
14-03-20085.2Added the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700 graphics card.
Added Core Speed & Fill Rate specifications for the ATI FireGL V7600, V8600 & V8650 graphics cards.
Added Architecture & Transistor Count specifications for the NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500 graphics card.
Added Vertex Shaders, ROPs, Textures / Clock & Pixel Shaders specifications for the NVIDIA Quadro FX 370, FX 570 & FX 1700 graphics cards.
Added Core Speed, Fill Rate, Memory Bus Width, Memory Type, Memory Speed & Memory Bandwidth specifications for the NVIDIA Quadro FX 370, FX 570 & FX 1700 graphics cards.
Corrected Manufacturing Process specifications for the NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500 graphics card.
Corrected Fill Rate specifications for the NVIDIA Quadro FX 4600 & FX 5600 graphics cards.
No. of cards: 103
21-12-20075.1Added the ATI FireGL V3600, V5600, V7600, V8600 & V8650 graphics cards.
Added the NVIDIA Quadro NVS 210 & NVS 290 graphics cards.
Added the NVIDIA Quadro FX 370, FX 570 & FX 1700 graphics cards.
Added the Architecture specifications for the NVIDIA Quadro FX 350, FX 550 & FX 560.
Added the Transistor Count specifications for the NVIDIA Quadro FX 550.
Corrected the Manufacturing Process specifications for the NVIDIA Quadro FX 350 & FX 560.
Corrected the Vertex Shader Version & Pixel Shader Version specifications for the NVIDIA Quadro FX 350 & FX 560.
No. of cards: 102
29-03-20075.0Added 3 full comparison tables.
Added a new index page.
Added the ROPs, Textures / Clock and Pixel Shaders specifications for all cards.
Added the NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600 and 4600 graphics cards.
Corrected the Memory Type of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 1000 graphics card.
No. of cards: 92
21-09-20064.1Added the NVIDIA Quadro NVS 50, Quadro NVS 100 & Quadro NVS 440 cards.
Added the Core Speed & Fill Rate specifications for NVIDIA Quadro NVS 400.
Updated and added specifications in Card Details and Card Features section for the NVIDIA Quadra NVS series.
Updated the Core Speed specifications for NVIDIA Quadro NVS 280.
No. of cards: 90
02-06-20064.0Added the ATI FireGL 3300, FireGL 3400, FireGL 5200, FireGL 7200, FireGL 7300 and FireGL 7350 cards.
Added the NVIDIA Quadro FX 350, Quadro FX 550 and Quadro FX 560 cards.
Added the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3500, Quadro FX 4500 SDI, Quadro FX 4500 X2, Quadro FX 5500 and Quadro FX 5500 SDI cards.
Added the Core Speed, Geometry Rate and Fill Rate specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3450 and Quadro FX 3500
Corrected the Core Speed and Fill Rate specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 500, Quadro FX 4500
Corrected the Geometry Rate specifications of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 540, Quadro FX 1400, Quadro FX 4500
Corrected the Memory Speed and Memory Bandwidth specifications for the NVIDIA Quadro FX 500, Quadro FX 1100, Quadro FX 1300, Quadro FX 3000, Quadro FX 3000G, Quadro FX 4500
Corrected the OpenGL Support specifications for NVIDIA cards.
No. of cards: 87
03-11-20053.3Added specifications for NVIDIA Quadro NVS 280 & Quadro NVS 285
No. of cards: 73
30-07-20053.2Added the NVIDIA Quadro4 200 NVS, Quadro4 400 NVS, Quadro4 500 XGL and Quadro4 780 XGL.
Added the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3000G, Quadro FX 3450 and Quadro FX 4500.
Added the NVIDIA Quadro NVS, Quadro NVS 200, Quadro NVS 280, Quadro NVS 285 and Quadro NVS 400.
No. of cards: 73
30-03-20053.1Added the ATI FireGL V5000 card.
Added the Matrox Millenium P650 PCIe card.
Added the Core & Memory Speed, Fill Rate & Memory Bandwidth specifications for FireGL V7100, FireGL V5100, FireGL X3-256
No. of cards : 61
14-03-20053.0Many thanks to Eugene Tenenbaum for these updates!
Added the NVIDIA Quadro FX 330, FX 540 and Quadro FX 4400 cards.
Added a new specification of Geometry Rate for NVIDIA cards.
Added OpenGL Support specifications for the remaining NVIDIA cards.
Corrected various mistakes in Vertex Pipelines, Vertex Shader Version, Pixel Pipelines and Pixel Shader Version.
Corrected various mistakes in Core Speed, Fill Rate, Memory Speed and Memory Bandwidth.
21-10-20042.3Added the Architecture specifications for the ATI FireGL X3-256, FireGL V3100, FireGL V3200, FireGL V5100 & FireGL V7100.
Added the Core Speed specifications for the ATI FireGL V3100 & FireGL V3200.
Added the Fill Rate specifications for the ATI FireGL V3100 & FireGL V3200.
Added the Memory Speed specifications for the ATI FireGL V3100 & FireGL V3200.
Added the Memory Bandwidth specifications for the ATI FireGL V3100, FireGL V3200 & FireGL V5100
Added the NVIDIA Quadro FX 1300, Quadro FX 1400 & Quadro 3400.
Added the OpenGL Support specifications for the ATI FireGL 2, FireGL 3 & FireGL 4.
Added the Vertex Shader Version specifications for the ATI FireGL 2, FireGL 3 & FireGL 4.
Corrected the Manufacturing Process specifications for the ATI FireGL V3100.
17-10-20042.2Added the ATI FireGL X3-256, FireGL V3100, FireGL V3200, FireGL V5100 and FireGL V7100 cards.
Added the NVIDIA Quadro FX 4000 card.
Corrected Vertex Pipeline specifications for the NVIDIA Quadro FX 1000, Quadro FX 1100, Quadro FX 2000, Quadro FX 3000, Quadro FX 3000G.
08-06-20042.1Added the NVIDIA Quadro 700XGL card.
Corrected the NVIDIA Quadro4 700XGL, 750XGL, 900XGL and 980XGL cards.
Corrected the ATI FireGL X2-256t card.
23-05-20042.0Revamped the Matrox section.
Updated the names of the Matrox G100 to G550 cards.
Added the Matrox Millenium P650 and P750 cards.
Added the Matrox Parhelia PCI 256MB, HR256 and Precision SGT cards.
10-05-20041.2Added new specifications for the NVIDIA Quadro4 380XGL and 550XGL GPUs.
26-03-20041.1Corrected the ATI FireGL 8800 card.
25-03-20041.0Initial release.

 

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NVIDIA ACE vs NVIDIA RTX Studio Laptops Comparison

Now that NVIDIA has announced the ACE reference design for creator laptops, people are wondering – is it the same thing as their RTX Studio programme? Or something completely different?

Let us explain and compare both the NVIDIA ACE reference design, and the NVIDIA RTX Studio programme – both which are targeted at creator laptops!

 

NVIDIA RTX Studio Laptops

NVIDIA RTX Studio is basically a branding programme. It does not offer any special hardware above and beyond what is already available in the market. The first laptops were unveiled at Computex 2019.

For a creator laptop design to qualify for the programme and branding, it just needs to meet these requirements :

GPU : NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060, NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 or higher

CPU : Intel Core i7 (H-series) or equivalent, or higher

RAM : 16 GB RAM or more

SSD : 512 GB SSD or bigger

Display : 1080p or 4K display resolution

 

NVIDIA RTX Studio Advantage

Beyond the branding advantages for NVIDIA’s brand partners, qualifying laptops will be able to use NVIDIA Studio Drivers.

What’s the difference between NVIDIA Game-Ready and NVIDIA Studio drivers?

According to NVIDIA, the Studio drivers are optimised for Adobe Creative Cloud applications, and support ray-traced rendering of large 3D models.

 

The NVIDIA ACE Reference Design For Creator Laptops

To make spur the development of high-end NVIDIA Studio creator laptops, NVIDIA just introduced their ACE reference design.

This reference design allows NVIDIA partners get their RTX Studio designs to market faster. They just have to customise it with CPU and storage options, as well as aesthetics, and they are ready to go!

In creating the ACE design, NVIDIA focused on delivering the most performance in a sleek 15-inch form factor, with a few key features :

  • a new cooler design based on two titanium vapour chambers
  • a 300 watt thermal design, with a 25 mm Z height target
  • enhanced NVIDIA Optimus technology
  • slim and compact power adaptor
  • professional-grade 4K 120 Hz display

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NVIDIA ACE Laptops vs NVIDIA RTX Studio Laptops

Let’s summarise how the NVIDIA ACE reference design relates to the NVIDIA RTX Studio programme.

  • NVIDIA RTX Studio is a branding programme that promotes the use of GeForce RTX / Quadro RTX graphics in high-end desktops and laptops for creative professionals
  • NVIDIA RTX Studio only sets loose hardware requirements. NVIDIA partners are free to make their own design choices.
  • NVIDIA ACE is a reference hardware design, with specific hardware requirements.

Think of NVIDIA ACE as a subset of the RTX Studio programme. It’s an optional reference design that brands can use to quickly create and certify a high-end RTX Studio laptop.

You can see that in this slide announcing 12 new RTX Studio laptops and desktops.

Of the 12 RTX Studio laptops and desktops, only one used the NVIDIA ACE reference design. Yes, it’s the one they highlighted in bright green – the ASUS ProArt StudioBook One.

 

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The NVIDIA ACE Design For Creator Laptops Explained!

At IFA 2019, NVIDIA unveiled their ACE reference design for creator laptops, as part of their RTX Studio initiative.

With NVIDIA’s help, we will explain what the new NVIDIA ACE reference design is all about, and how it relates to RTX Studio!

 

The NVIDIA ACE Reference Design For Creator Laptops

NVIDIA introduced the first RTX Studio laptops at Computex 2019 – basically high-end creator laptops built around their Quadro RTX GPUs using the Max-Q Design philosophy.

To spur the development of NVIDIA Studio creator laptops, NVIDIA is now introducing the ACE reference design.

This reference design allows NVIDIA partners get their RTX Studio designs to market faster. They just have to customise it with CPU and storage options, as well as aesthetics, and they are ready to go!

In creating the ACE design, NVIDIA focused on delivering the most performance in a sleek 15-inch form factor.

The NVIDIA ACE reference design has a few key features :

NVIDIA ACE Thermal Design

  • The CPU and GPU are located behind the display
  • It uses two ultra-thin titanium vapour chambers to keep the CPU and GPU cool
  • It is capable of cooling 300 watts of thermal output, while maintaining a chassis Z height of 25 mm
  • It will keep the chassis at ambient skin temperature, with the keyboard cool to the touch

NVIDIA ACE Power Innovations

  • It will feature enhanced NVIDIA Optimus technology, that automatically switches between discrete and integrated graphics, depending on the workload
  • It will come with a slim 300 watt power adaptor that is half the size of traditional power adaptors

Professional-Grade Display

The ACE reference design will feature a professional-grade 4K 120 Hz display, with these specifications :

  • 100% Adobe RGB / 97% DCI-P3 colour gamut
  • Delta E < 1 colour accuracy
  • PANTONE-validated and factory-calibrated

 

The First NVIDIA ACE Laptop – ASUS ProArt StudioBook One

The first creator laptop to use the new ACE reference design is the ASUS ProArt StudioBook One.

It will be powered by the NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000 discrete graphics, with these specifications :

  • 4608 CUDA cores, 576 Tensor cores, 72 RT cores
  • 24 GB GDDR6 memory with 672 GB/s bandwidth
  • 11 Gigarays per second, 14.9 TFLOPS, 119.4 TOPS of performance

The NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000 GPU alone has a maximum graphics power of 250 watts!

 

NVIDIA ACE Performance

NVIDIA ACE is designed to deliver desktop-class performance in a mobile form factor.

Take a look at this comparison of the ASUS ProArt StudioBook One creator laptop, pitted against a desktop workstation with RTX 6000 graphics.

From what NVIDIA tells us – the ACE design will deliver graphics performance within 10% of their desktop equivalent.

 

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Dell Unveils 2019 Precision 3540 + 3541 Mobile Workstations!

Together with the 2019 Latitude laptops, Dell also launched the 2019 Precision 3540 and 3541 mobile workstations!

Here is a quick primer on the new 2019 Precision 3540 and 3541 laptops!

 

The 2019 Precision 3540 + 3541 Mobile Workstations

The 2019 Precision 3540 and 3541 mobile workstations are designed for students and professionals who need to power their graphics editing and CAD work without breaking the bank.

They feature the latest 8th Generation Intel Core processors, with professional graphics solutions; all packed in a light and compact form factor.

Dell is also pairing them with large storage options, with a long battery life so users can stay connected and work through the day.

2019 Precision 3540 with AMD Radeon Pro Graphics

The 2019 Precision 3540 starts at just over 1.8 kg (4 lbs), with the latest 8th Gen Intel Core processors, and up to 32 GB DDR4 memory. It also comes with AMD Radeon Pro professional graphics with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory.

2019 Precision 3541 with NVIDIA Quadro Graphics

For users who need more processing power, they are offering the 2019 Precision 3541 which comes with up to an 8-core Intel Core processor, 32 GB DDR4 memory and the latest NVIDIA Quadro professional graphics.

The Precision 3541 is more than capable of handling the most data-heavy, graphics-intensive workloads.

 

Precision 3540 + 3541 Price + Availability

The Dell Precision 3540 mobile workstation is available with immediate effect, with a starting price of RM 5,292 / ~$1,280 / ~£1,105 / ~€1,123.

The Dell Precision 3541 mobile workstation is available sometime in July 2019, with a price that will be revealed later.

 

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NVIDIA Quadro RTX Specifications + Details Revealed!

At a 90-minute long keynote at Gamescon 2018, NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang revealed a new family of Turing-based Quadro workstation graphics cards. Let’s take a quick look at the new Quadro RTX graphics cards, and how they will offer a quantum leap in professional graphics performance.

 

The NVIDIA Quadro RTX Models

Built on the new NVIDIA Turing architecture, these are the world’s first ray-tracing graphics cards. They come with not just CUDA cores, but also Tensor cores and RT (Ray Tracing) cores. Three models were announced. Let’s take a look!

NVIDIA Quadro RTX 8000

The NVIDIA Quadro RTX 8000 has 4,608 CUDA cores, 576 Tensor cores and 48 GB of GDDR6 memory. It is a dual-slot card with four DisplayPorts and one VirtualLink port.

NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000

The NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000 has 4,608 CUDA cores, 576 Tensor cores and 24 GB of GDDR6 memory. It is a dual-slot card with four DisplayPorts and one VirtualLink port.

NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000

The NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 has 3,072 CUDA cores, 384 Tensor cores and 16 GB of GDDR6 memory. It is a dual-slot card with four DisplayPorts and one VirtualLink port.

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NVIDIA Quadro RTX Specifications

Here are the known specifications for all three models. We will update them when more is known.

SpecificationsQuadro RTX 8000Quadro RTX 6000Quadro RTX 5000
CUDA Cores4,6084,6083,702
Tensor Cores576576384
RT CoresYesYesYes
Graphics Memory48 GB GDDR624 GB GDDR616 GB GDDR6
Graphics BusPCI Express 3.0 x16PCI Express 3.0 x16PCI Express 3.0 x16
NVIDIA NVLinkYesYesYes
Display Connectors4 x DisplayPort 1.4
1 x VirtualLink
4 x DisplayPort 1.4
1 x VirtualLink
4 x DisplayPort 1.4
1 x VirtualLink
Form FactorDual SlotDual SlotDual Slot
Size4.4-inch high
10.5-inch long
4.4-inch high
10.5-inch long
4.4-inch high
10.5-inch long

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The 2018 Dell Precision 3000 Series Workstations Revealed!

Dell Precision has been the world’s preferred workstation for years, delivering reliable high-performance computing for every industry from manufacturing and engineering to healthcare and content creation. Now Dell is introducing the 2018 Dell Precision 3000 Series workstations. Let’s check them out!

 

2018 Dell Precision 3930 Rack

World’s Most Powerful 1U Workstation

The new 2018 Dell Precision 3930 Rack is the world’s most powerful 1U rack workstation. Featuring the new Intel Xeon E and 8th Gen Intel Core processors, each Dell Precision 3930 Rack supports up to 64 GB of DDR4-2666 memory.

This rack workstation also offers up to 3 PCIe graphics cards (250 watts max), with storage capacities of up to 24 TB. Dell offers a range of NVIDIA Quadro and AMD Radeon Pro graphics card options, including the NVIDIA Quadro P6000 with 24 GB of GDDR5X memory.

 

2018 Dell Precision 3630 Tower

Smaller And Yet More Powerful!

The 2018 Dell Precision 3630 Tower is 23% smaller than the 2017 model, but yet more powerful and offers more expandability!

It now features the 8th Generation Intel Core processors, as well as the new Intel Xeon E processors, and up to 64 GB of faster DDR4-2666 memory. It can also support up to 225 W of graphics cards, and up to 14 TB of SATA and PCIe NVMe SSDs with RAID support.

 

2018 Dell Precision 3430 SFF Tower

SFF Workstation FTW!

The 2018 Dell Precision 3430 Small Form Factor Tower offers many features of the larger Dell Precision 3530 Tower, but in a smaller form factor. It supports up to 55 watts of graphics support, and up to 6TB of SATA or PCIe NVMe SSD storage with RAID support.

 

2018 Dell Precision 3530 Mobile Workstation

Mobile Workstation Of Choice For The Professional On-The-Go!

If your work takes you on the road, the new 2018 Dell Precision 3530 is just what you need. This is a 15-inch high-performance mobile workstation featuring the latest 6-core 8th Generation Intel Core or Intel Xeon E processors, and NVIDIA Quadro P600 professional graphics with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory.

The Precision 3530 Mobile Workstation can be equipped with up to 32 GB of DDR4-2666 memory, and up to 4 TB of SATA HDD storage and/or 512 GB of PCIe NVMe SSD storage. If you wish, you can even give it a major boost in graphics capability with an NVIDIA Quadro or AMD Radeon Pro eGPU box.

 

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Why Dell Precision Is World’s Preferred Workstation!

The innovations and reliability of the Dell Precision workstation makes it the preferred choice of the world’s biggest and best companies in every industry from manufacturing and engineering to healthcare and content creation. The world literally runs on Dell Precision workstations!

Every Precision workstation is powered by powerful Intel Core i7 or Intel Xeon processors with support for large memory and storage capacities. They are also certified for professional-grade ISV software, while offering industry-leading support with Dell ProSupport Plus.

This is why the Dell Precision is the world’s preferred workstation.

 

Best Workstation For Manufacturing & Engineering

Organisations like HOK, Shelby American and Monash University have long relied on Dell Precision workstations to power their mission-critical work – everything from computer-aided engineering to complex simulation and analysis.

  • Leading global design, architecture and engineering firm HOK relies on Precision workstations to engineer and design high-performance projects from 24 offices around the world.
  • Halliburton Landmark uses Dell Precision 7720 workstations with NVIDIA Quadro graphics cards, VR headsets and Dell Canvas 27-inch touch screen displays to look deep inside the Earth and find oil much more quickly. The Precision workstations enable users to manipulate seismic data sets of up to a terabyte in size to create 3D simulations of potential oil deposits. Then, using the Canvas display or VR headsets, petroleum engineers can better visualize and understand where oil resides and how to reach it.
  • Monash University, one of Australia’s leading tertiary institutions, uses Precision workstations for all of its engineering requirements and the world-class Cave2 Hybrid Reality facility.

 

Best Workstation For Healthcare

Dell Precision workstations have been the preferred choice for healthcare services, and not just for their reliability in mission-critical applications. They are also used to power medical research, from VR medicine to precision medicine.

The University of Southern California, for example, uses Precision workstations to power Project Bravemind – a virtual reality-based exposure therapy tool used to assess and treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

 

Best Workstation For Media & Entertainment

Creative media companies like Nickelodeon and Cinesite rely on Precision workstations for all of their performance-intensive workflow.

Work that used to take days are now compressed to mere hours, because Dell Precision workstations can be equipped with Intel Xeon processors that offer up to 28 processor cores!

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Powerful Inside

One of the secret to the success of the Dell Precision platform is the long-standing Dell partnership with Intel. Every Precision workstation – whether desktop, mobile or rack-mounted – is powered by the latest Intel Core i7 and Intel Xeon processors, with Intel vPro.

This allows Precision workstations to offer up to 28 processor cores, and memory sizes of up to 512 GB, to support the most demanding requirements.

 

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    Dell Precision Is The World’s Preferred Workstation

    Dell Precision workstations are the preferred choice of the world’s biggest and best companies in every  industry from manufacturing and engineering to healthcare and content creation. The world literally runs on Dell Precision workstations!

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    Every Precision workstation is powered by powerful Intel Core i7 or Intel Xeon processors with support for large memory and storage capacities. They are also certified for professional-grade ISV software, while offering industry-leading support with Dell ProSupport Plus.

    This is why the Dell Precision is the world’s preferred workstation.

     

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    One of the secret to the success of the Dell Precision platform is the long-standing Dell partnership with Intel. Every Precision workstation – whether desktop, mobile or rack-mounted – is powered by the latest Intel Core i7 and Intel Xeon processors, with Intel vPro.

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      How Dell Precision Workstations Powered The World For 20 Years!

      Dell is one of the world’s most enduring tech brands, outlasting even IBM. Ask most consumers, and Dell brands like Alienware, Inspiron and XPS pops to mind. But did you know that the Dell Precision workstations have been powering many of the world’s greatest endeavours for the last 20 years?

       

      Dell Precision Workstations

      Dell created the Precision workstation line for CAD, architecture and computer graphics professionals. The first model – the Dell Precision 410 MT – was introduced in 1998. Powered by dual Intel Pentium II processors, it was a computing beast for its time.

      Over the next twenty years, Dell Precision workstations steadily racked up a number of firsts:

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      • the world’s first dual-core workstation
      • the world’s first mobile workstation
      • the world’s first rack-mounted workstation
      • the world’s first VR-ready mobile workstation
      • the world’s first workstation powerful enough to develop and deploy machine learning and AI applications and algorithms

      They also introduced a number of innovations like the Dell Precision Optimizer and Dell Reliable Memory Technology, while offering industry-leading support with Dell ProSupport Plus.

      It’s no surprise that Dell Precision workstations have been deployed in industries as diverse as automotive, aeronautics, oil and gas, to finance, media and entertainment. By 2016, IDC reported that Dell Precision tied HP for the title of the No. 1 Workstation Worldwide.

       

      Powerful Inside

      One of the secret to the success of the Dell Precision platform is the long-standing Dell partnership with Intel. Every Precision workstation – whether desktop, mobile or rack-mounted – is powered by the latest Intel Core i7 and Intel Xeon processors, with Intel vPro.

      This allows Dell’s Precision workstations to offer up to 28 processor cores, and memory sizes of up to 512 GB, to support the most demanding requirements.

       

      The 20th Anniversary Of Dell Precision

      To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Dell’s Precision workstations, Dell introduced the next-generation Dell Precision fixed workstation models, a special anniversary edition of the Precision 5520 mobile workstation, and the Dell Canvas.

      New Dell Precision Fixed Workstations

      The new-generation Precision 5820 Tower, Precision 7820 Tower, Precision 7920 Tower and Precision 7920 Rack combine brand-new chassis designs with the latest Intel Xeon processors, the next-generation AMD Radeon Pro SSG or NVIDIA Quadro GP100 professional graphics cards.

      Certified for professional software applications, these new Dell Precision towers come with the exclusive Dell Precision Optimizer (DPO) and Dell Reliable Memory Technology (RMT) Pro. The patented DPO optimises performance based on your unique hardware and software combination, while RMT Pro ensures that memory challenges won’t kill your workflow.

      Dell Precision 5520 Anniversary Edition

      The Precision 5520 Anniversary Edition is Dell’s thinnest, lightest, and smallest mobile workstation available for a limited time with an exclusive hard anodized aluminum, brushed metallic finish in a brand-new Abyss color with anti-finger print coating. The device is available with two high-end configuration options.

      Dell Canvas

      Dell Canvas is a new workspace, designed to make digital creative work more naturally. It features a 27” QHD touch screen that sits horizontally on your desk and can be powered by your current PC ecosystem and the latest Windows 10 Creator’s Update.

      A digital pen offers precise tactile accuracy and the totem offers diverse menu and shortcut interaction. Dell Canvas is already supported by some of the most critical professional applications in the industry.

       

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        The NVIDIA Quadro vDWS Virtualisation Software Revealed!

        SINGAPORE, 18 August 2017 — NVIDIA today introduced the new Quadro vDWS virtualisation software that turns NVIDIA Tesla-accelerated serversinto powerful workstations and provide IT departments the resources they need to address the demands of an enterprise-wide virtual workspace. Certified with hundreds of professional workstation applications, NVIDIA Quadro has long been the industry standard for professional visualisation in the enterprise.

         

        The NVIDIA Quadro Virtual Data Center Workstation Software (Quadro vDWS)

        Now, NVIDIA Quadro Virtual Data Center Workstation Software (Quadro vDWS) delivers an unparalleled experience running both virtualised graphics and compute workloads on any virtual workstation or laptop from NVIDIA Tesla-accelerated data centres.

        Available for over 120 systems from 33 system vendors, Quadro vDWS provides high-end performance to multiple enterprise users from the same GPU for lower cost of ownership. Quadro vDWS enables greater mobility and collaboration among globally dispersed teams.

        It also addresses the increasingly compute-intensive workflows –with their exponential growth in data size and complexity –associated with new technologies for 3D, photo realistic rendering, virtual reality and deep learning. These are particularly common in such fields as engineering and science, where, for example, simulations are conducted during the design process to accurately predict final products.

        When powered by NVIDIA Pascal architecture-based Tesla GPU accelerators, Quadro vDWS provides:

        • The ability to create complex 3D and photo real designs – Up to 24GB of GPU memory for working with large, immersive models.
        • Increased productivity – Up to double the graphics performance of the previous NVIDIA GPU architecture lets users make better, faster decisions.
        • Unified graphics and compute workloads – Supports accelerated graphics and compute (CUDA and OpenCL) workflows to streamline design and computer-aided engineering simulation.
        • Better performance for Linux users – NVIDIA NVENC delivers better performance and user density by off-loading H.264 video encoding, a compute-intensive task, from the CPU for Linux virtual workstation users.“The enterprise is transforming.

        Workflows are evolving to incorporate AI, photorealism, VR, and greater collaboration among employees. The Quadro visualisation platform is evolving with the enterprise to provide the performance required,” said Bob Pette, Vice President of Professional Visualization at NVIDIA. “With Quadro vDWS on Tesla-powered servers, businesses can tackle larger datasets, power the most demanding applications and meet the need for greater mobility.”

         

        NVIDIA GRID vPC Powers the Modern Virtual Workspace

        At the same time as manufacturing and design workloads are growing more complex, everyday programs like Windows 10, Office 365 and streaming applications like YouTube now require graphics acceleration to deliver features, functionality and a great virtual PC user experience for the digital workplace. To address the growing demand for graphics-accelerated VDI, NVIDIA announced improvements to its NVIDIA GRID vPC product.

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        By leveraging new enhancements in the NVIDIA GRID August 2017 Release and Pascal-based NVIDIA Tesla GPU accelerators, GRID vPC provides:

        • Improved user density and scalability – The Tesla P40 supports up to 24 instances of 1GB virtual desktop profiles, which is a 50 percent increase when compared to the Tesla M60. Taking advantage of this market-leading graphics virtualisation density, IT departments can optimise their infrastructure investment and deliver graphics-accelerated virtualized desktops and applications across the enterprise.
        • Greater vGPU insight – End-to-end management and monitoring tools provide vGPU visibility at the host or guest level. Application-level monitoring capabilities allow IT to intelligently design, manage and support their end users’ experience. New integrations with VMware vRealize Operations (vROps), Citrix Director and XenCenter enable flexibility and control from a single, unified view.
        • Better service – A new GPU resource scheduler helps IT departments enable seamless, consistent allocation of vGPU resources to the user, preventing latency and a degraded user experience caused by a “noisy neighbour.”

        Tesla-Powered Virtual GPU Solutions Deliver More Power for More Users NVIDIA Quadro vDWS and NVIDIA GRID vPC solutions are designed for optimal performance with Pascal-based Tesla GPU accelerators. Joining the NVIDIA Tesla P4, P40 and P100 is the new Tesla P6. It is designed entirely for blade servers and delivers 16GB of memory and supports up to 16 instances of 1GB virtual desktop profiles.

        Pascal-based Tesla accelerators provide IT departments the graphics and compute virtualization resources needed to meet demands and scale across the enterprise. Availability Quadro vDWS and NVIDIA GRID vPC solutions are available today in over 100 server systems worldwide, including those from Cisco, Citrix, Dell, HP, IBM, Lenovo, VMware and others, with support for new Pascal-based features and functionality starting September 1.

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        Here Is The NVIDIA External GPU For Artists and Designers

        SINGAPORE — August 1, 2017 — NVIDIA today announced the NVIDIA external GPU that will allow 25 million artists and designers to easily upgrade the capability of their notebooks to support new workflows such as video editing, interactive rendering, VR content creation, AI development and more.

         

        The NVIDIA External GPU For Artists and Designers

        Creative professionals with underpowered graphics can now harness the power of NVIDIA TITAN X or NVIDIA Quadro graphics cards through an external GPU (eGPU) chassis and dramatically boost the performance of their applications.

        “While more computer power than ever is needed for VR, photoreal rendering and AI workflows, mobile systems are getting thinner and lighter, with limited performance and memory,” says Bob Pette, vice president, Professional Visualisation, NVIDIA. “Our eGPUs can now solve this problem, enabling creatives to plug into our most capable GPUs so they can do their best work on the most graphically demanding applications.”

        NVIDIA Quadro graphics will be available through qualified eGPU partners for those who use high-end content creation applications for animation, colour grading and rendering as well as CAD and simulation apps. The qualification process ensures users of compatibility, reliability and performance of their Quadro eGPU solution.

        To ensure prosumers enjoy great performance with applications such as Autodesk Maya and Adobe Premier Pro, NVIDIA is also releasing a new performance driver for NVIDIA TITAN X to make it faster than ever before.

        Available starting in September, Quadro eGPU solutions will be available through qualified partners such as Bizon, One Stop Systems/Magma and Sonnet with more to come.

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        The Lenovo ThinkStation P320 Tiny Workstation Launched!

        NEW YORK, June 20, 2017 – At its Tech World TRANSFORM commercial summit, Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) announced the ThinkStation P320 Tiny – the world’s smallest workstation with ISV certification. The Independent Software Vendor (ISV) certification ensures that the user’s most critical applications will run reliably inside the small one liter form factor.

         

        The Lenovo ThinkStation P320 Tiny

        The Lenovo ThinkStation P320 Tiny (Lowest Price) makes full use of tight spaces and delivers on the power expected from a workstation. Easy to set up and compatible with Lenovo’s ThinkCentre Tiny accessories, the P320 Tiny harnesses the power of the 7th Generation Intel Core processors and relies on NVIDIA Quadro Graphics to achieve ISV certification to deliver the performance demanded across a range of professional applications.

        The Lenovo ThinkStation P320 Tiny (Lowest Price) offers a lot of computing power in the smallest of packages, so workspaces perform at their best, even in the most finite spaces.

        The PC Process Simplified with PC as a Service

        The shift towards agile IT, Choose Your Own Device and multi-device synergy is changing corporate computing. PC as a Service (PCaaS) responds to this change by simplifying the financing, deployment, management and disposal process of computing assets by packaging it into a single, configurable solution with a fixed monthly cost.

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        Businesses can select tablets, laptops, desktops, workstations or software and services, giving end users greater device choice and allowing capital investment to grow with the business. PCaaS is available in selected markets and on a project-by-project basis in Malaysia.

        Lenovo Premier Support

        Lenovo Premier Support provides direct access to skilled and experienced Lenovo personnel offering comprehensive hardware and software support. Expert troubleshooters will be able to quickly provide solutions and advice that will keep hardware and software operating at optimal efficiency.

        There will also be a single contact for end-to-end case management and next business day onsite labour and parts prioritisation. This service will be available in Malaysia on 7 July 2017 onwards.

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        The Lenovo ThinkPad P51s Preview, Specs & Price!

        Lenovo just introduced the Lenovo ThinkPad P51s mobile workstation. Powered by the latest Intel Kaby Lake processor with an NVIDIA Quadro GPU, the Lenovo ThinkPad P51s (lowest price on Amazon) remains incredibly svelte and light. Check out their tech briefing on the ThinkPad P51s, and our hands-on preview of this ultra-light mobile workstation!

         

        The Lenovo ThinkPad P51s Tech Briefing

        The new Lenovo ThinkPad P51s (lowest price on Amazon) is a 15.6″ mobile workstation that weighs about 2 kg. That incredible feat is due to its fiberglass-reinforced plastic construction, which is built to MIL-SPEC (military specifications) requirements.

        This allows it to be used in extreme conditions, whether it’s exposure to sand, high temperature and humidity, or even high vibration and high altitudes. It is also shock-proof.

        An interesting and useful feature is its Power Bridge Technology, which allows for hot-swappable rear batteries. This means you can swap batteries for virtually unlimited mobile computing on-the-go.

        In this video, Lenovo ThinkStation Business Manager, Jason Wong, gives us an in-depth look at its key features.

         

        Our Hands-On Preview

        The Lenovo ThinkPad P51s (lowest price on Amazon) is powered by the latest Intel Core i7-7600U (Kaby Lake) dual-core processor, which runs at up to 3.9 GHz and has a 4 MB L2 cache. In addition, it boasts an NVIDIA Quadro M520 GPU with 384 CUDA cores.

        Lenovo will offer three display options – a full HD IPS display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and a maximum brightness of 250 nits (available in non-touch, and touchscreen versions), as well as the top-of-the-line 4K UHD IPS display, with a resolution of 3840 x 2160, and a maximum brightness of 300 nits.

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        The Lenovo ThinkPad P51s Specifications

        SpecificationsLenovo ThinkPad P51s
        ProcessorIntel Core i7-7600U
        - 2.8 GHz core speed, 3.9 GHz boost speed
        - 4 MB cache
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        GPUNVIDIA Quadro M320 (2 GB RAM)
        Memory16 GB DDR4-2133 memory
        Storage512 GB NVMe OPAL2.0 (PCI Express)
        Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 Pro
        Display15.6" FHD IPS display - 1920 x 1080, 250 nits, or
        15.6" FHD Touch IPS display - 1920 x 1080, 250 nits, or
        15.6" 4K UHD IPS display - 3840 x 2160, 300 nits
        ConnectivityIntel 8265 (2x2 802.11a/b/g/n/ac with Bluetooth 4.1 vPro
        WeightStarting at 1.99 kg
        Launch PriceStarting at RM 6,999 / ~US$ 1,666

         

        Price & Availability

        The Lenovo ThinkPad P51s (lowest price on Amazon) will be available in mid-July 2017, with a starting price of RM 6,999 / ~US$ 1,666 (inclusive of 6% GST).

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        The GIGABYTE Z270X-DESIGNARE Motherboard Launched

        Taipei, Taiwan, March 24th, 2017 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd is proud to announce the addition of the GIGABYE Z270X-DESIGNARE to GIGABYTE’s 200 Series Family.

         

        The GIGABYTE Z270X-DESIGNARE

        The DESIGNARE motherboards, as the name implies, are geared towards the creative minds of content creators. This series of motherboards was first introduced in the Intel 100 Series Chipset to promote NVIDIA Quadro graphics cards. By placing it through tried and tested benchmarks with real world environment settings, the DESIGNARE motherboards are optimized for content creators of all levels.

        With the 200 series GIGABYTE has done it again and this time with a distinctive silver alloy PCB design and unique markings along the front and rear of the board. Just like its predecessor, the GIGABYE Z270X-DESIGNARE is fully validated and optimized for NVIDIA Quadro graphics cards and high-performance graphics to ensure designers have nothing holding them back.

        “Content creators need a high-performance platform that can keep up with the inventive minds as they craft their masterpieces.” – Henry Kao, Vice President of GIGABYTE’s Motherboard Business Unit.

        Not only is the GIGABYE Z270X-DESIGNARE motherboard the perfect canvas for any artist, it also has the technology to transfer media via the newest standards, USB 3.1. With the first onboard USB 3.1 header the GIGABYE Z270X-DESIGNARE is not only breathtaking but revolutionary.

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        The NVIDIA Quadro Pascal GPUs Launched

        6 February 2017NVIDIA today introduced a range of NVIDIA Quadro products, all based on its Pascal architecture, that transform desktop workstations into supercomputers with breakthrough capabilities for professional workflows across many industries.

        Workflows in design, engineering and other areas are evolving rapidly to meet the exponential growth in data size and complexity that comes with photorealism, virtual reality and deep learning technologies. To tap into these opportunities, the new NVIDIA Quadro Pascal-based lineup provides an enterprise-grade visual computing platform that streamlines design and simulation workflows with up to twice the performance of the previous generation, and ultra-fast memory.

        “Professional workflows are now infused with artificial intelligence, virtual reality and photorealism, creating new challenges for our most demanding users,” said Bob Pette, vice president of Professional Visualisation at NVIDIA. “Our new Quadro lineup provides the graphics and compute performance required to address these challenges. And, by unifying compute and design, the Quadro GP100 transforms the average desktop workstation with the power of a supercomputer.”

        Benefits of Quadro Pascal Visual Computing Platform

        The new generation of Quadro Pascal-based GPUs –the GP100, P4000, P2000, P1000, P600 and P400 –enables millions of engineers, designers, researchers and artists to:

        • Unify simulation, HPC, rendering and design – The GP100 combines unprecedented double precision performance with 16GB of high-bandwidth memory (HBM2) so users can conduct simulations during the design process and gather realistic multiphysics simulations faster than ever before. Customers can combine two GP100 GPUs with NVLink technology and scale to 32GB of HBM2 to create a massive visual computing solution on a single workstation.
        • Explore deep learning – The GP100 provides more than 20 TFLOPS of 16-bit floating point precision computing–making it an ideal development platform to enable deep learning in Windows and Linux environments.
        • Incorporate VR into design and simulation workflows – The “VR Ready” Quadro GP100 and P4000 have the power to create detailed, lifelike, immersive environments. Larger, more complex designs can be experienced at scale.
        • Reap the benefits of photorealistic design – Pascal-based Quadro GPUs can render photorealistic images more than 18 times faster than a CPU.
        • Create expansive visual workspaces – Visualise data in high resolution and HDR color on up to four 5K displays.
        • Build massive digital signage configurations cost effectively – Up to 32 4K displays can be configured through a single chassis by combining up to eight P4000 GPUs and two Quadro Sync II cards.5

        The new cards complete the entire NVIDIA Quadro Pascal lineup including the previously announced P6000, P5000 and mobile GPUs. The entire NVIDIA Quadro Pascal lineup supports the latest NVIDIA CUDA 8compute platform providing developers access to powerful new Pascal features in developer tools, performance enhancements and new libraries including nvGraph.

        NVIDIA Quadro at SOLIDWORKS World

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        The entire NVIDIA Quadro family of desktop GPUs will be on display at SOLIDWORKS World, starting today at the Los Angeles Convention Center, NVIDIA booth 628. NVIDIA Quadro will be powering the most demanding CAD workflows from physically based rendering to virtual reality. Visit our partners’ booths to try the latest mobile workstations powered by our new QuadromobileGPUs.

        NVIDIA Quadro Pascal Supercomputers Availability

        The new NVIDIA Quadro products will be available starting in March from leading workstation OEMs, including Dell, HP, Lenovo and Fujitsu, and authorized distribution partners, including PNY Technologies in North America and Europe, ELSA/Ryoyo in Japan and Leadtek in Asia Pacific.

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        NVIDIA Pascal-Based Quadro Mobile Workstations Launched

        Singapore, 12 January 2017NVIDIA today announced that Dell, HP, Lenovo, MSI and Fujitsu are all introducing advanced mobile workstations using the new mobile lineup of NVIDIA Pascal-based Quadro GPUs.

         

        New Pascal-Based Quadro Mobile Workstations

        Offering up to three times the graphics performance, twice the memory and nearly twice the compute power of previous generations, the new NVIDIA Pascal-based Quadro lineup redefines mobile visual computing.

        “Our customers are not in the business of ordinary – they use technology every day to create innovations that are revolutionising their industries and the world,” said Rob Herman, general manager and executive director of Lenovo’s Workstation Business Unit.

        “Lenovo’s powerful, industry-leading workstations, with the help of NVIDIA Quadro GPUs, help customers bring their designs to life, anywhere, without distraction.”“When it comes to powerful computing on the go, HP ZBook Mobile Workstations are in a class of their own –providing a spectrum of performance, reliability, and expandability that extends well beyond the capabilities of standard mobile computers,” said Josh Peterson, vice president.

        New Quadro-Powered Mobile Workstations Provide Ultimate Creative Freedom worldwide product management for HP Workstations, HP Inc. “Leading-edge professional graphics, such as NVIDIA Quadro Pascal-based GPUs will be tested by HP –simulating real-world customer workloads and stress tests that translate into higher quality drivers that customers trust.”

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        NVIDIA SDK Receives Major Update

        by Greg Estes, NVIDIA

        While NVIDIA is best known for our hardware platforms, our software plays a key role advancing the state of the art of GPU-accelerated computing.

        This body of work — the NVIDIA SDK — today got a significant update, announced at our annual GPU Technology Conference. It takes advantage of our new Pascal architecture and makes it easier than ever for developers to create great solutions on our platforms.

        Our goal is to make more of our software capabilities available to even more developers. Over a million developers have already downloaded our CUDA toolkit, and there are more than 400 GPU-accelerated applications that benefit from our software libraries, in addition to hundreds more game titles.

        Here’s a look at the software updates we’re introducing in seven key areas:

         

        1) Deep Learning

        What’s new — cuDNN 5, our GPU-accelerated library of primitives for deep neural networks, now includes Pascal GPU support; acceleration of recurrent neural networks, which are used for video and other sequential data; and additional enhancements used in medical, oil & gas and other industries.

        Why it matters — Deep learning developers rely on cuDNN’s optimized routines so they can focus on designing and training neural network models, rather than low-level performance tuning. cuDNN accelerates leading deep learning frameworks like Google TensorFlow, UC Berkeley’s Caffe, University of Montreal’s Theano and NYU’s Torch. These, in turn, power deep learning solutions used by Amazon, Facebook, Google and others.

         

        2) Accelerated Computing

        What’s new — CUDA 8, the latest version of our parallel computing platform, gives developers direct access to powerful new Pascal features such as unified memory and NVLink. Also included in this release is a new graph analytics library — nvGRAPH — which can be used for robotic path planning, cyber security and logistics analysis, expanding the application of GPU acceleration in the realm of big data analytics.

        One new feature developers will appreciate is critical path analysis, which automatically identifies latent bottlenecks in code for CPUs and GPUs. And for visualizing volume and surface datasets, NVIDIA IndeX 1.4 is now available as a plug-in for Kitware ParaView, bringing interactive visualization of large volumes with high-quality rendering to ParaView users.

        Why it matters — CUDA has been called “the backbone of GPU computing.” We’ve sold millions of CUDA-enabled GPUs to date. As a result, many of the most important scientific applications are based on CUDA, and CUDA has played a role in major discoveries, such as understanding how HIV protects its genetic materials using a protein shell, and unraveling the mysteries of the human genome by discovering 3D loops and other genetic folding patterns.

         

        3) Self-Driving Cars

        What’s new — At GTC, we also announced our end-to-end HD mapping solution for self-driving cars (see “How HD Maps Will Show Self-Driving Cars the Way”). We built this state-of-the-art system on our DriveWorks software development kit, part of our deep learning platform for the automotive industry.

        Why it matters — Incorporating perception, localization, planning and visualization algorithms, DriveWorks provides libraries, tools and reference applications for automakers, tier 1 suppliers and startups developing autonomous vehicle computing pipelines. DriveWorks now includes an end-to-end HD mapping solution, making it easier and faster to create and update highly detailed maps. Along with NVIDIA DIGITS and NVIDIA DRIVENET, these technologies will make driving safer, more efficient and more enjoyable.

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        4) Design Visualization

        What’s new — At GTC, we’ve brought NVIDIA Iray — our photorealistic rendering solution — to the world of VR with the introduction of new cameras within Iray that let users create VR panoramas and view their creations with unprecedented accuracy in virtual reality (see “NVIDIA Brings Interactive Photorealism to VR with Iray”). We also announced Adobe’s support of NVIDIA’s Materials Definition Language, bringing the possibility of physically based materials to a wide range of creative professionals.

        Why it matters — NVIDIA Iray is used in a wide array of industries to give designers the ability to create photorealistic models of their work quickly and to speed their products to market. We’ve licensed it to leading software manufacturers such as Dassault Systèmes and Siemens PLM. Iray is also available from NVIDIA as a plug-in for popular software like Autodesk 3ds Max and Maya.

         

        5) Autonomous Machines

        What’s new — We’re bringing deep learning capabilities to devices that will interact with — and learn from — the environment around them. Our cuDNN version 5, noted above, improves deep learning inference performance for common deep neural networks, allowing embedded devices to make decisions faster and work with higher resolution sensors. NVIDIA GPU Inference Engine (GIE) is a high-performance neural network inference solution for application deployment. Developers can use GIE to generate optimized implementations of trained neural network models that deliver the fastest inference performance on NVIDIA GPUs.

        Why it matters — Robots, drones, submersibles and other intelligent devices require autonomous capabilities. The Jetpack SDK — which powers the Jetson TX1 Developer Kit — includes libraries and APIs for advanced computer vision and deep learning, enabling developers to build extraordinarily capable autonomous machines that can see, understand and even interact with their environments.

         

        6) Gaming

        What’s new — We recently announced three new technologies for NVIDIA GameWorks, our combination of development tools, sample code and advanced libraries for real-time graphics and simulation for games. They include Volumetric Lighting, Voxel-based Ambient Occlusion and Hybrid Frustum Traced Shadows.

        Why it matters — Developers are already using these new libraries for AAA game titles like Fallout 4. And GameWorks technology is in many of the major game engines, such as Unreal Engine, Unity and Stingray, which are also increasingly being used for non-gaming applications like architectural walk-throughs, training and even automotive design.

         

        7) Virtual Reality

        What’s new — We’re continuing to add features to VRWorks — our suite of APIs, sample code and libraries for VR developers. For example, Multi-Res Shading accelerates performance by up to 50 percent by rendering each part of an image at a resolution that better matches the pixel density of the warped VR image. VRWorks Direct Mode treats VR headsets as head-mounted displays accessible only to VR applications, rather than a normal Windows monitor in desktop mode.

        Why it matters — VRWorks helps headset and application developers achieve the highest performance, lowest latency and plug-and-play compatibility. You can see how developers are using what VRWorks has to offer at GTC, where we’re demonstrating these new technologies with partners such as Sólfar Studios (Everest VR), Fusion Studios (Mars 2030), Oculus and HTC.

         

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        NVIDIA Quadro M6000 24GB Speeds Up Design Workflows

        March 23, 2016 — Automotive designers, visual effects artists and geoscientists do amazing work while pushing the limits of technology. They also work on impossibly tight schedules. We’re about to make their lives a whole lot easier.

        The massive size and sheer complexity of digital models for a car, Hollywood VFX shot or seismic volume can slow down design workflows. It’s difficult to interactively visualise huge digital models in high fidelity without resorting to offline rendering or scaling them way back. The models are just too big to fit in the average GPU’s memory, and the computational demands are too high to enable smooth interactivity. This creates bottlenecks — for example, multiple meetings are needed to review digital models, make changes and render them offline.

        No longer. With the new NVIDIA Quadro M6000 24GB, designers, artists and scientists have double the graphics memory previously available. They can easily work with their largest, most complex datasets, speeding workflows and allowing for interactive collaborative reviews. Ultimately, enabling them to make better decisions faster.

         

        Quadro M6000 24GB – More Memory, Faster Reviews

        The huge memory boost of the Quadro M6000 24GB, combined with extreme processing power of our Maxwell architecture, lets designers tap into the power of interactive global illumination for their production environments.

        Global illumination models how light bounces between surfaces. With this understanding of indirect lighting and shadows, engineers like those at Nissan Motor Company can spot potential design flaws — such as errant light reflections from mirrors or glare from side window glass — much earlier and then easily address them.

        “Global illumination is the pinnacle of design,” said Dennis Malone, virtual prototype engineer at Nissan. “With enough graphics memory, we can make better decisions faster, streamlining everything we do and making our design process more cost-effective.”

         

        Automakers Aren’t the Only Ones Who Stand to Benefit

        The new Quadro M6000 24GB allows artists, animators and editors to work up to six times faster on their most complex simulations and interactive visual effects — even those with multiple layers and large numbers of 3D elements. It can all fit in the onboard graphics memory.

        “At Sony Pictures Imageworks, we regularly push the limits of our ability to display and interact with very complex scenes. The Quadro M6000 24GB gives us a 10x performance boost with the throughput necessary to display these types of large scenes smoothly and interactively.” — Erik Strauss, executive director of software development at Sony Pictures Imageworks.

        Geophysicists can accelerate their seismic exploration with the Quadro M6000 24GB by examining substantially larger datasets without cutting down the size of the data or reducing fidelity. “With the Quadro M6000 24GB GPU, our customers can visualise more data in real time and process seismic volumes and reservoir models with unprecedented speed.” — Robert Bond, product manager for interpretation at Paradigm

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        Features of the platform include:

        • GPU-powered rendering enables artists to visualise creations with photorealistic image quality and predict their designs more accurately with NVIDIA Iray using physically based lights and materials.
        • VR-ready support for head-mounted displays, enabling developers to more efficiently build and users to experience virtual reality creations.
        • Quadro Sync, Mosaic and Warp/Blend technologies, for image synchronisation and resolution scaling of a synchronised display surface with multiple projectors or displays.

         

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        GIGABYTE To Showcase New HEDT & BRIX Products At CeBIT 2016

        Taipei, Taiwan, March 14, 2016GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd. invites the world to CeBIT 2016 in Hannover, Germany, where it will be showcasing GIGABYTE Z170 Chipset Motherboards, High-End Desktop (HEDT) Motherboards and the latest BRIX Products at CeBIT 2016, in Hall 15, Booth# D20

        CeBIT is an IT show and conference that defines the latest IT trends, presenting renowned speakers, forward-looking panel discussions and showcases of innovative products from all over the world. It’s estimated to welcome roughly 250,000 visitors with more than 3,000 exhibitors from 70 different countries.

         

        Motherboards Engineered for Gaming

        During the exhibit GIGABYTE will be showcasing a number of boards in its G1 Gaming Series based on the Intel Z170 chipset: the Z170X-Gaming G1, Z170X-Gaming 7, Z170X-Gaming 5 and Z170X-Gaming 3. These boards are targeted at gamers with the exclusive unique GIGABYTE technologies such as, One Piece PCIe Metal Shielding, AMP-UP Audio, Killer Networking and Turbo B-Clock. Select boards even support USB 3.1 with the new Type-C connector, Intel Thunderbolt 3 through the use of the official Intel Thunderbolt Controller.

         

        Designing the Future with GIGABYTE HEDT Motherboards

        HEDT motherboards bring support for the Intel Xeon E3-1200 v5 Processors and ECC DDR4 Memory. This Professional class motherboard is perfect for content creators who specialize in Photography, Designing, Video Streaming and more. It has features that are perfect for creative artists that require the latest connectivity, with support for PCIe Gen.3 x4 M.2 connectors users are able to reach transfer speeds of up to 32 Gb/s.

        The utilization of the new Intel 750 NVMe is a perfect example of this technology which improves transfer speeds by 4x that of traditional Solid-State Drives (SSDs). Moreover, with designers and graphics artists requiring an increasingly faster GPU for rendering, GIGABYTE has qualified NVIDIA Quadro Cards on our Approved Vendor List (AVL) through strenuous testing procedures.

         

        Ultra Compact Computing with the Next Generation GIGABYTE BRIX

        [adrotate banner=”4″]GIGABYTE’s BRIX has been turning heads ever since it entered the barebone Mini-PC market, and now with the Intel 6th Generation Core Processors it’s doing so once again. With such a small footprint the BRIX is the epitome of innovation for the PC Industry.

        With multiple USB3.0 ports and video connectivity via mini DisplayPort and HDMI, the BRIX is perfect for digital signage, a desktop alternative and even as a home theater PC (HTPC). On display at CeBIT there will be the GB-BSi5T-6200 and GB-BSi5A-6200 featuring a USB Type-C connector as well as the GB-BACE-3000 and GB-BACE-3150 which support a fanless design.

        The GIGABYTE BRIX are available in a variety of different configurations based on the 6th Gen. Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processors, allowing users to buy the exact model that meets their needs, while some BRIX offers support for a 2.5” SSD or HDD for users that need the extra storage space.

         

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        Deadpool Opening Scene Was Rendered By NVIDIA Quadro

        It’s amazing the kind of mayhem that can be unleashed when cutting-edge technology gets pushed past its old limits.

        [adrotate banner=”4″]Consider Deadpool, which tells the tale of Wade Winston Wilson, a Special Forces operative turned mercenary whose mutant powers are rivaled only by his smart mouth.

        It’s also the story of how the film’s startling opening sequence — one that would’ve seemed unimaginable a few years ago — came to be.fhp

        Based on Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero and directed by Blur Studios’ Tim Miller, Deadpool is action-packed from beginning to end, starting with the film’s incredible title sequence.

        It’s a 90-second-long camera shot that weaves its way through a climactic, frozen-in-time, battle scene. Miller turned to Blur to develop the sequence, which was created entirely in CG.

         

        GPU-Powered Rendering Turns Seeing Into Believing

        As a first step, Blur developed detailed pre viz – previews of what the scenes would look like – to show to the studio and to Tim. Typically, such concept previews are rudimentary. They use simplified models, lighting and textures. But not all clients can see beyond these limitations.

        Kevin Margo, a visual effects supervisor/director at Blur who served as a lighting TD for Deadpool, had previously explored GPU rendering during the making of his own fully computer-generated short film, Construct. So, he knew it would allow his team to make the previz as visually realistic and immersive as possible.

        “We wanted to put our best quality preview in front of Fox,” Margo said.

        Blur Studios built CG assets from the ground up using Autodesk 3ds Max. They then rendered them using Chaos Group’s GPU renderer, V-Ray RT, which runs exclusively on NVIDIA GPUs, and is up to 15 times faster than a CPU renderer.

         

        GPU Rendering Delivers Speed and Fidelity

        Filmmakers funneled footage captured on set along with visual effects into Open Drives’ storage offering. Blur’s CG artists, equipped with HP Z840 workstations running NVIDIA Quadro M6000 GPUs, then got to work producing a previz of the opening title sequence that was a close approximation of the final.

        Blur was able to refine the design, quickly applying textures, global illumination and more — all interactively. That led them to complete and render the scene’s previz in just days.

        The result was a physically based render in super-high fidelity. So the executives at Fox could see exactly what the intended sequence would look like to give it the greenlight.

        Learn more about NVIDIA rendering solutions during the Media & Entertainment track at our NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference. You’ll hear from Blur Studios and Chaos Group. You’ll also be able to learn more about network, storage and workflow design for film production from Open Drives.

         

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        NVIDIA GRID 2.0 Now Available on Cisco Blade & Rack Servers

        For businesses that run on Cisco blade and rack servers, and want to extend their reach with desktop virtualization using the latest high-performance graphics, the wait is over. NVIDIA GRID 2.0 with the NVIDIA Tesla M60 GPU accelerator is now supported on the Cisco UCS C240 M4 rack server.

        And, in a first for GRID-based Cisco blades, Cisco is supporting NVIDIA GRID 2.0 with the NVIDIA Tesla M6 on its UCS B200 M4 blade server.

        These combinations bring unparalleled graphics performance to high-end applications on any device, anywhere. Organizations can expand their virtualization footprint without compromising performance, user experience or security. They can boost employee productivity with faster access to files and real-time collaboration. And they can centralize IT, so all workloads can be managed and delivered from the data center.

         

        Cisco’s Workhorse of Virtualization Deployments

        The Cisco UCS B200 M4 blade server is one of the newest in the Cisco UCS portfolio. It delivers enterprise-class performance, flexibility and optimization for data centers and remote sites. It also offers excellent virtual desktop density per blade and ease of management, making for an attractive total cost of ownership.

        Key to the Cisco blade’s popularity is its predictable and scalable performance for virtual desktop users. Cisco and NVIDIA have created an unmatched level of integration between the UCS B200 M4 and Tesla M6 card. The card can be discovered and managed via Cisco UCS Manager for administration through a single pane of glass.

         

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        Working on the Edge, with NVIDIA GRID

        NVIDIA GRID on Cisco blade servers opens new opportunities in industries such as manufacturing, oil and gas, and design, where businesses using applications from the likes of ESRI, AutoCAD, Petrel or Siemens want the flexibility to work from anywhere but require the same high-end application performance on a virtual desktop as they do on a physical one.

        By bringing graphics acceleration to virtualization, NVIDIA GRID unlocks the promise of productivity, mobility, security and flexibility for every user. NVIDIA GRID technology on Cisco blade servers pushes desktop virtualization to the edge.

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        NVIDIA Brings Near Real-Time Ray Tracing To The Masses

        At a regional tech briefing in Singapore on Friday, NVIDIA revealed the power of the NVIDIA ProViz computing platform. Leveraging on the parallel computing capabilities of the NVIDIA Quadro graphics cards to power the NVIDIA Iray technology, they are now able to deliver near real-time ray tracing.

        In this video, Bob Pette, VP and General Manager of the NVIDIA Quadro team, explains how NVIDIA Iray and MDL (Material Definition Language) allow for predictive design through near real-time ray tracing. Check out how they help cut down the time to render ray traced images from hours to mere seconds!

        More importantly, NVIDIA is finally making this available to the end-users via NVIDIA Iray plugins. Starting now, NVIDIA is offering Iray plugins for both 3ds Max 2016 and Maya 2016. The plugins for 3ds Max 2015 and 3ds Max 2014, as well as the plugin for Maya 2016 for Linux will be available in January 2016. There will also be NVIDIA Iray plugins for Autodesk Revit, Maxon Cinema 4D and Rhino in the spring or summer of 2016.

        All these plugins will be sold directly by NVIDIA to end-users for $295 per year, with a 90-day free trial. According to Bob Pette, this price will be the upper limit, with these NVIDIA Iray plugins offered by their partners at lower price points in their own bundles.

         

        Ray Tracing & Predictive Design

        Ray tracing has been around for decades, and offers the most photorealistic rendering of any 3D image. However, it is computationally intensive which means real-time rendering is not remotely possible. In fact, the workflow is arduously long and more importantly disconnected.

        The disconnect is a big problem, because it means the designer cannot immediately see the results of his/her work. Instead, he/she will have to wait for the final render to be delivered before making changes, and the process repeats until the design is accepted.

        Thanks to the highly-parallelised nature of ray tracing, NVIDIA Quadro family of professional graphics cards can deliver almost real-time ray tracing capability via their NVIDIA Iray technology.

        This capability allows a much quicker “Predictive Design” process, because the designer can now predict what the final output would be. Instead of waiting for a render to be finalised at some off-site location, the designer can almost instantly produce a ray-traced view of the design.

        Best of all, this capability does not require the designer to physically have access to a powerful render farm, or even high-powered workstations with multiple NVIDIA Quadro graphics cards. In fact, less capable devices, like the NVIDIA Shield tablet, can remotely access those capabilities.

        Don’t believe us? Well, take a look at the NVIDIA Iray “Predictive Design” Demo On The NVIDIA Shield Tablet!

         

        How Is This Important?

        As far as gaming is concerned, the photorealism derived from ray tracing is not worth the effort and cost. The current “Predictive Design” capability offered by NVIDIA Iray offers a glimpse of what might be possible for PC gaming maybe a decade or two down the line.

        [adrotate banner=”4″]What NVIDIA Iray offers now is a much faster and better workflow for designers, whether they are in the engineering or architectural industry. They can now design better products and even buildings faster, because they can see the effects almost immediately.

        In his presentation (which we will be posting shortly), he demonstrated how the lack of such ray tracing capabilities have resulted in design faux pas like the infamous Walkie Talkie skyscraper (now nicknamed Walkie Scorchie!), which melted cars in London with its “death ray”.

        The remote rendering capability that Bob demonstrated in this amazing video will also be appealing to companies that offer customisation of their products – like cars, apparel and jewellery. Their sales staff can now change colour and material and almost instantly render the final product image for the client to view and approve on-the-spot. Impressive, isn’t it?

        NVIDIA Iray “Predictive Design” Demo On Shield Tablet

        NVIDIA today revealed the power of the new NVIDIA Iray “Predictive Design” capability in a regional tech briefing in sunny Singapore. Bob Pette, VP and General Manager of the NVIDIA Quadro team flew in to give us a live demonstration of almost-live ray tracing on an NVIDIA Shield tablet.

         

        Ray Tracing & Predictive Design

        Ray tracing has been around for decades, and offers the most photorealistic rendering of any 3D image. However, it is computationally intensive which means real-time rendering is not remotely possible. In fact, the workflow is arduously long and more importantly disconnected.

        The disconnect is a big problem, because it means the designer cannot immediately see the results of his/her work. Instead, he/she will have to wait for the final render to be delivered before making changes, and the process repeats until the design is accepted.

        Thanks to the highly-parallelised nature of ray tracing, NVIDIA Quadro family of professional graphics cards can deliver almost real-time ray tracing capability via their NVIDIA Iray technology.

        This capability allows a much quicker “Predictive Design” process, because the designer can now predict what the final output would be. Instead of waiting for a render to be finalised at some off-site location, the designer can almost instantly produce a ray-traced view of the design.

        Best of all, this capability does not require the designer to physically have access to a powerful render farm, or even high-powered workstations with multiple NVIDIA Quadro graphics cards. In fact, less capable devices, like the NVIDIA Shield tablet, can remotely access those capabilities.

         

        NVIDIA Iray Predictive Design Live Demo

        In this video, NVIDIA Quadro VP and General Manager, Bob Pette, demonstrates the NVIDIA Iray “Predictive Design” capability on an NVIDIA Shield tablet. The tablet does not actually render the image, but merely acts as a display and interface. The actual rendering work is performed on the workstation you see behind, powered by two NVIDIA Quadro M6000 graphics cards.

        Currently, the NVIDIA Iray technology allows this demo setup of dual NVIDIA Quadro M6000 graphics cards to serve up to 3 tablets simultaneously. With some optimisation, Bob says they should have no issues supporting up to 5 tablets at the same time. It can also work with NVIDIA GRID.

        When even more powerful graphics cards on the horizon arrive (courtesy of the forthcoming NVIDIA Pascal microarchitecture), he says it’s not inconceivable for a single workstation to support 10 tablets or laptops at the same time.

         

        How Is This Important?

        As far as gaming is concerned, the photorealism derived from ray tracing is not worth the effort and cost. The current “Predictive Design” capability offered by NVIDIA Iray offers a glimpse of what might be possible for PC gaming maybe a decade or two down the line.

        [adrotate banner=”4″]What NVIDIA Iray offers now is a much faster and better workflow for designers, whether they are in the engineering or architectural industry. They can now design better products and even buildings faster, because they can see the effects almost immediately.

        In his presentation (which we will be posting shortly), he demonstrated how the lack of such ray tracing capabilities have resulted in design faux pas like the infamous Walkie Talkie skyscraper (now nicknamed Walkie Scorchie!), which melted cars in London with its “death ray”.

        The remote rendering capability that Bob demonstrated above will also be appealing to companies that offer customisation of their products – like cars, apparel and jewellery. Their sales staff can now change colour and material and almost instantly render the final product image for the client to view and approve on-the-spot. Impressive, isn’t it?