Workstation

On the back of Intel's recent Ice Lake Xeon W-3300 announcement, ASRock has announced one of the first motherboards to support the new processors, the ASRock C621A WS. Some of its core features include four full-length PCIe 4.0 slots, three full-length PCIe 3.0 slots, two M.2 slots, eight memory slots with support for up to 2TB of DDR4 memory, and dual 10 Gb plus dual Gigabit Ethernet on the rear panel. The latest iteration of Intel's 3rd generation Xeon Scalable platform comes via the Xeon W-3300 family, which is essentially Ice Lake for workstations. The top SKU, Xeon W-3375, contains 38 cores (76 threads), with a base frequency of 2.5 GHz, 57 MB of L3 cache, and a maximum TDP of 270 W. All of...

The New Acer ConceptD Family: Workstations and Displays for Professionals

Acer this week introduced its new ConceptD brand that will be used to market computers and other equipment designed primarily for content creators and engineers. The initial family of...

20 by Anton Shilov on 4/12/2019

HP’s Cascade Lake Z6 & Z8 Xeon Scalable Workstations with Up to 6 TB Optane

Being one of the world’s largest workstation supplier, HP is among the first to adopt new CPUs, GPUs, and other technologies that can speed up professional workloads. This week...

6 by Anton Shilov on 4/10/2019

Dell’s New Precision 7000 Workstations: Dual Xeon, Triple RTX, 6 TB DDR4, 16 TB NVMe

Dell has announced its new Precision 7000-series workstations based on Intel’s Xeon Scalable ‘Cascade Lake-SP’ processors and supporting a bunch of new hardware options. The new systems will be...

31 by Anton Shilov on 4/8/2019

The GIGABYTE MW51-HP0 Motherboard Review: Consumer Meets Workstation for Xeon W

The GIGABYTE MW51-HP0 is a CEB form-factor motherboard that is aimed at users looking to build a professional workstation on the Intel C422 chipset with support for Xeon W...

33 by Gavin Bonshor on 3/6/2019

GIGABYTE's W-3175X Motherboard Named: C621 Aorus Extreme

GIGABYTE has just lifted the lid on its latest entry into the workstation space with an extreme flavor: the GIGABYTE C621 Aorus Extreme. The new board is one of...

2 by Gavin Bonshor on 2/26/2019

Some Cascade Lake Xeon Scalable Processor Specifications Exposed in SI Documents

The next generation of Intel’s server processor line is the Cascade Lake Xeon Scalable family. Intel has been promoting it as the next generation over several events through 2018...

7 by Ian Cutress on 2/23/2019

Corsair 192 GB DDR4 kits for W-3175X Listed Online: Up to $3000

Corsair has released a range of 192 GB DDR4 kits to complement the workstation-focused Intel Xeon W-3175X processor which features 28 cores. The top kit from the new line-up...

9 by Gavin Bonshor on 2/12/2019

Xeon W-3175X Roundup: Intel’s 28-Core at CES 2019

Last year Intel unveiled a ’28-core’ processor aimed more towards enthusiasts and professionals rather than for servers. Despite the initial demo having a tenuous overclock and setup, we were...

31 by Ian Cutress on 1/22/2019

The Supermicro X11SCA-W Motherboard Review: For Entry Level Xeon

Intel recently released its server focused C246 chipset to the market to supplement the release of the entry-level Xeon E-2100 series of processors. On that day Supermicro released four...

42 by Gavin Bonshor on 11/19/2018

Acer Wants To Sell a Dual Xeon Predator X System: Please No

Acer’s leading gaming branding, Predator, is all about maximizing performance, particularly around gaming. In the modern era, that now extends into content creation, streaming, video editing, and all the...

37 by Ian Cutress on 8/29/2018

The AMD Threadripper 2990WX 32-Core and 2950X 16-Core Review

If you live by the workstation, you die by the performance. When it comes to processing data, throughput is key: the more a user can do, the more projects...

171 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/13/2018

Update on Xeon W: Turbo Tables

Last week we published our Xeon W review - Xeon W is the new name for Intel's Xeon E3-1600 series, but effectively replaces both the E5-1600 and E5-2600 chips...

26 by Ian Cutress on 8/7/2018

The Intel Xeon W Review: W-2195, W-2155, W-2123, W-2104 and W-2102 Tested

Anyone looking at a high-end Intel system has three choices: Core i9, Xeon W, or the larger socket Xeon Scalable. Those first two both use the LGA2066 socket, and...

74 by Ian Cutress & Joe Shields on 7/30/2018

Dell Announces Latest Precision Entry Level Workstations: Powerful 1U Rack and SFF Desktops

Today Dell has introduced new and updated lineups in their Precision entry-level workstation lineup. In this case, Dell has brought forth the Precision 3930 Rack (1U workstation), Precision 3630...

18 by Joe Shields on 7/12/2018

Lenovo Unveils ThinkPad P52: 8th Gen Core or Xeon, Quadro 3200, and 128GB RAM

The new ThinkPad P52, according to Lenovo, 'sets the standard for mobile workstations by combining ThinkPad build-quality along with cutting-edge technology'. All the horsepower is designed to handle modern...

21 by Joe Shields on 6/15/2018

The AnandTech Podcast, Episode 48: Computex 2018

Wrapping up Computex 2018 with discussions about AMD's Threadripper 2 with 32 cores, Intel's new limited edition Core i7-8086K, and that really odd 28-core 5 GHz demo where Intel...

23 by Ian Cutress on 6/15/2018

Intel Leaks Model Numbers of Entry Level Xeon E-2000 CPUs

Intel has published model numbers of its upcoming Xeon E processors based on the Coffee Lake-S core. The new chips will be used in entry-level servers and workstations and...

5 by Anton Shilov on 5/30/2018

The Supermicro X11SRA Motherboard Review: C422 based Workstation for Xeon-W

For many professionals, a consumer level board may not have the features needed to satisfy their needs. Typically these boards include additional network functions and can have more and...

61 by Joe Shields on 5/30/2018

HP Spring 2018 Range: ZBook, ZBook, ZBook

To match the launch of Intel's 8th Generation Core launches this week for mobile, HP is the next partner making some noise with new launches. Almost every cylinder from...

27 by Anton Shilov & Joe Shields on 4/5/2018

GIGABYTE's ThunderXStation with Dual Cavium ThunderX2 Arm SoCs

GIGABYTE this month introduced its ThunderXStation workstation based on two Cavium ThunderX2 processors featuring Armv8 architecture. The machine is primarily aimed at software developers porting or developing various applications...

23 by Anton Shilov on 3/27/2018

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