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Pascal Quadro’s Coming March 2017 – GP100 P4000 P2000

P2000 & P4000

At the mid-range of the market are the Quadro P4000 and P2000. As the more powerful of the two, the Quadro P4000 is based on a cut-down GP104 GPU, the same GPU used in the Quadro P5000. However unlike the P5000, the P4000 has been cut down to size as a single-slot card. With respect to performance on paper it should deliver right around 2x the performance of the M4000, and it can do so with a TDP of 105W, 15W lower than its predecessor. It is also the lower-tier card that NVIDIA still classifies as VR ready; below the P4000 they don’t recommend their cards for VR development.

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How bad is the Mac Pro 2013 in 2017.

So we recently got our hands on Dell’s Alienware Alpha R2 its a $950us/$1500au console sized PC the same footprint as a Mac Mini but a gaming orientated machine. As we all know by now “gaming” can also translate to a good compute unit so we though we would go head to head with the Mac Pro 2013 a 4 year old machine Apple still retail for $3000us/$4900au workstation. Its a machine that shouldve been upgraded around 2 years ago.

Dell Alienware Alpha R2 v Apple Mac Pro 2013 – Compute – Davinci Resolve – Adobe Benchmarks

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Quest for cheap PCIe expansion

So PCIe expansion is expensive, For the most part the actual parts are costly you require a PLX chip to split the lanes and these chips can cost $100 each and thats just the chip so thats why things like Cubix and One Stop Systems charge so much for there expansion units. Lets not forget the cables are $400+ due to Molex having the proprietary connection for PCIe extension.

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The MAC PRO we all want…

A user by the name of pethenis posted over at macrumours a concept of a new Mac Pro.

Yes its everything we dreamed of. As far as concept goes this is probably exactly what everyone wants but as far as Apple implementing anything remotely like this is by far no chance. Which is very sad actually because for so long they where actually a competitive workstation builder but now are not and it seems more and more likely that they dont want anything to do with that market. The photos of the concept are a must see.

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Zotac’s mini-GTX 1080 is the best graphics card made tiny

Somehow, the fine folks at Zotac (a company generally known for tiny desktops) managed to shrink today’s beefiest graphics card into a far smaller footprint, and without taking away any of its oomph. According to company reps who spoke to PCWorld at CES 2017, it sports the same 8GB of GDDR5X memory and is actually slightly faster than Nvidia’s original with base/boost clocks of 1620MHz and 1759MHz respectively.

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