Accessories reviews balance between a spectrum of products from computer cases to video surveillance cameras and even to accessories that enable users to squeeze more storage into smaller footprints. Accessories reviews form a large catch-all to compile all of the tech extras that users require, but that don't quite fit into our other categories of SSDs, HDDs, SOHO NAS and the like.
by Adam Armstrong

Unity Technologies & NVIDIA Bring Real-Time Ray Tracing To Automotive, M&E, & Gaming

At GTC 2019, Unity Technologies announced that it is working with NVIDIA to offer production-focused early-access for real-time ray tracing in the High Definition Render Pipeline (HDRP). Ray-tracing mimics the physical properties of light; seeing it in real-time allows creators to alter their creation in real-time, a big advantage over those that can’t. Unity says that it will blur the difference between real-time and reality.

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by Adam Armstrong

NVIDIA Unveils Omniverse

Today at the GPU Technology Conference, NVIDIA unveiled a new open, interactive 3D design collaboration platform for multi-tool workflows, Omniverse. This open collaboration platform enables teams to work together, in real-time, on creating and rendering scenes using 2D and 3D software. 

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by Adam Armstrong

NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Review

Back in August at SIGGRAPH, NVIDIA announced an all new graphics architecture, Turing, as well as new Quadro RTX GPUs. Of the several new GPUs announced then, today we will be looking specifically at the NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 GPU. Billed as the first ray-tracing GPUs that also uses deep learning and advanced shading. The RTX 5000 is designed for next-generation workloads with the potential of rendering photorealistic scenes in real-time, a boon to video editors as well as automotive and architectural designers. 

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by Marshall Gunnell

NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 Review

The Quadro RTX 4000, announced in November of last year, is part of NVIDIA’s professional GPU family. The RTX 4000 is specifically designed for the CAD software professional, providing intense realism and immersive interaction with their designs. Consequently, this allows them to run advanced simulations and analyses on their local workstation.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP TR-004 RAID Expansion Enclosure Now Available

QNAP has announced the availability of the TR-004, a 4-bay hardware RAID storage expansion unit that supports PCs or NAS solutions with USB 3.0 Type-C connectivity. It can be used to increase the available storage of a NAS (or used as an external storage device attached to the NAS) or as a hardware-based RAID storage solution for PCs. The TR-004 supports individual, JBOD and RAID 0/1/5/10 storage configurations.

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by Adam Armstrong

Intel Makes CPU Announcements At CES

At CES 2019 in Las Vegas, Intel made several announcements including a few around processor innovations. The company announced details on its first volume 10nm PC processor, Ice Lake. Intel previewed Lakefield, its hybrid 10nm CPU architecture with Foveros 3D packaging. The company is also expanding its 9th Gen Core desktop CPUs as well.

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by Michael Rink

NVIDIA Promises Titan RTX Before The End Of 2018

NVIDIA announced that it planned to make their new GPU; the Titan RTX, available in the USA and Europe by the end of the month. It will use NVIDIA’s Turing architecture and deliver 130 TFLOPS of tensor performance.

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by Adam Armstrong

Arlo Unveils 4K Wire Free Security Cameras

Today Arlo Technologies, Inc. revamped its flagship wire-free security system with the introduction of Arlo Ultra. The new system will feature several of the great features Arlo has been know for color night vision and advanced image processing, as well as now coming with 4K Ultra HD resolution with high dynamic range (HDR). The new system will come with a free one-year subscription to Arlo Smart Premier, that the company says will give users a more personalized, intelligent smart home security experience, powered by Arlo’s sophisticated AI and computer vision technologies.

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by Lyle Smith

AMD Radeon Pro WX 8200 Review

The AMD Radeon Pro WX 8200 is a GPU solution designed for professionals who work with high-end graphics applications such as design, manufacturing, media and entertainment. It is also ideal for those who do their gaming on a notebook. Last year, we looked at a range of professional graphics cards, including high-end (NVIDIA Quadro P6000), mid-range (NVIDIA Quadro P1000) to low end (Radeon Pro WX 3100) options. The WX 8200 fits nicely in the upper part of this range with its 8GB of HBM2 memory and high bandwidth controller. AMD also boldly describes their new performance-driven card as the most powerful workstation GPU under $1000, that means it claims to have a better price to performance than NVIDIA's Quadro P4000.

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by Marshall Gunnell

NVIDIA Introduces Quadro RTX 4000

NVIDIA has unveiled today at the annual Autodesk Conference in Las Vegas, its first midrange professional GPU, the Quadro RTX 4000. Powered by the NVIDIA Turing architecture and the NVIDIA RTX platform, the Quadro RTX 4000 delivers real-time ray tracing to larger group of professionals.

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