Originally posted by Jessica Dolcourt, CNET
The chipmaker’s next-generation quad-core processor for tablets and smartphones comes on strong at CES.
Chipmaker Nvidia has just ratcheted up the quad-core pressure.
At its CES press conference tonight, Nvidia announced Tegra 4, its next-generation quad-core processor for tablets and smartphones.
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Following rumors, Nvidia based Tegra 4 on ARM’s latest Cortex-A15 architecture, which means that its processing power will be dramatically faster than the current Tegra 3 quad-core chipset, which is based on ARM Cortex A-9. Read full article »
I wanted to share a thorough review of the new ThinkPad W530 mobile workstation from our friends at CADplace. I’m happy to hear that they are as pleased with the ThinkPad W530 as I am. I’ve copied an excerpt of their review below:
Lenovo’s new mobile workstation – the ThinkPad W530 – epitomizes the best qualities of the ThinkPad brand & brings you the latest workstation technology
At first glance you know that it is a ThinkPad. The look, the feel, everything about this mobile workstation oozes “ThinkPad”. Lenovo remains consistent with their brand’s design. Perhaps more than any other workstation, the ThinkPad carries with it a particular image. Any reader familiar with the ThinkPad will look at the CADplace photos and will know how this notebook will feel in their hands. Read full article »
Originally Posted by Scott Wasson, The Tech Report
We wouldn’t want to miss this one, because the GeForce GTX 670 is sure to be the most broadly attractive product yet in the 600 series. As you might have cleverly deduced, the GTX 670 is a cheaper, somewhat down-spec version of the mighty GeForce GTX 680, which is itself a pretty darned desirable video card. There’s no magic to the GTX 670′s appeal. Nvidia has dialed back the specifications just a bit versus the GTX 680 and sliced 100 bucks off of the price.
Nvidia’s cuts to the GTX670′s specifications aren’t likely to hurt too much. They’ve nuked one of the GK104 chip’s eight SMX units and reduced clock speeds, but the cuts don’t go terribly deep. The GTX 670 still has…
Way back in 2011, an unscientific Cadalyst survey revealed that 11 percent of respondents used mobile workstations for CAD and 8 percent used standard PC notebooks. 2012 is sure to be a year when these stats shoot up, so it might be time to think about getting a mobile CAD machine that can optimize your performance on the road.
With two GPUs (aka graphics processing units) working side-by-side, rendering and simulation no longer have to interrupt the design process. NVIDIA’s new Maximus technology is revolutionizing CAD performance, by making it possible to visualize and simulate simultaneously on a single workstation.