Qualcomm has today launched the newest iteration of its entry-level mobile SoC: Snapdragon 4 Gen 2. With Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 having launched just last September (alongside Snapdragon 6 Gen 2), this latest release might be one of the quickest successive launches we’ve seen from the company. Snapdragon 4 caters to users…..
June 26, 2023 | Rob Williams
AMD has today announced the launch of its latest generation Ryzen PRO desktop and notebook platform, featuring Ryzen PRO 7040 processors. This launch brings the Zen 4 architecture to AMD’s business-oriented Ryzen platform, providing more performance, better efficiency, improved battery-life, and the introduction of the Ryzen AI engine. Recent years have proven…..
June 13, 2023 | Rob Williams
We’re a little late on covering this one, but wanted to make sure we did, because for multiple reasons, it’s an interesting launch. Up to this point, we haven’t heard too much about Intel’s Arc Pro series, aimed at workstation, despite two models having been available since last year. Today, a third…..
June 12, 2023 | Rob Williams
In the seven months since NVIDIA launched its first Ada Lovelace-based GeForce, we’ve seen the release of four models total. With the bottom of that bunch priced at $599, there’s been a ton of demand for more affordable options – and thankfully, we now know that those are arriving soon. Today’s launch…..
May 18, 2023 | Rob Williams
Last spring, Maxon announced that its popular Redshift renderer would be gaining support for AMD’s Radeon graphics cards. As with some competing engines (eg: Chaos V-Ray), most of Redshift’s existence has revolved around NVIDIA’s CUDA API, which of course means an NVIDIA GPU was required for use. Ahead of the AMD GPU…..
May 15, 2023 | Rob Williams
AMD has today announced its newest Radeon PRO workstation GPU series, with models built around its current generation RDNA3 architecture. While AMD could have launched this Radeon PRO W7000 with some modest models, it’s instead decided to make a statement with two top-end SKUs that don’t cater just to “heavy” workloads, but…..
April 13, 2023 | Rob Williams
The latest version of Blender has just released, and as we’ve come to expect, there’s a lot to take in, despite the previous version releasing just a mere three months ago. Key focuses here include hair- and fur-based Geometry Nodes, built-in assets (yes, you’re reading that right), support for vector displacement maps…..
March 29, 2023 | Rob Williams
NVIDIA’s latest (and still virtual) GTC has just kicked-off, and without wasting a single second, the company’s unveiled lots to talk about, with large focuses on proviz, healthcare, automotive, robotics, and lithography. For this post, we’re going to focus on what gets us (and much of our audience) the most excited: professional…..
March 21, 2023 | Rob Williams
AMD’s had a pretty busy 2023 so far, especially where CPUs are concerned. At CES, the company announced three 65W Ryzen models, in addition to three others that have been infused with 3D V-Cache. Today, the company has announced both pricing and availability for those latter SKUs (the 65W parts were officially…..
February 1, 2023 | Rob Williams
Intel has been on quite the “journey” since it launched its Arc-series graphics cards last year. While the GPU hardware is really quite good, the state of Arc’s drivers being less-than-ideal was known to pretty much every enthusiast. Fortunately, the company has been on a tear to get bugs fixed and support…..
February 1, 2023 | Rob Williams