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After Effects 2015 has some significant performance problems with multiple CPUs due to the removal of the "Render Multiple Frames Simultaneously" feature. In this article we want to test AE 2014 to see how well AE was able to utilize systems with both higher core count and multiple physical CPUs before this feature was removed.
Here at Puget Systems, there has been a lot of talk about the free Windows 10 upgrade process available to users of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. But if you are going to be sticking with your existing Windows installation, this will help you to disable the notifications and pop ups.
High-end systems for After Effects are often sold with two high core count CPUs for maximum CPU performance. However, our testing has shown that After Effects actually has some significant performance problems with multiple CPUs which makes those configurations in reality much slower than a system with a single CPU.
Sunday is my quiet day. Made more so today, by the fact that our kids (all four of them) went to my parent’s house yesterday for an overnight visit. I set aside Sundays to be a relaxed, stress free day that allows me to recharge. Lately, here at Puget, I have been recommending that practice to everyone on our team. “Why now, in particular?” you may ask. It’s been nuts.
Intel Skylake Core-i7 CPU -- 256 GFLOP/s Linpack result with Intel Parallel Studio XE 2016 and MKL 11.3 vs 200 GFLOP/s using Intel Parallel Studio XE 2015 and MKL 11.2!
PhotoScan is a program that takes a series of photographs and combines them into a 3D model. In this article we will be benchmarking PhotoScan to determine exactly how well it is able to utilize multiple CPU cores to help determine what CPU will give the best overall performance for PhotoScan.
PhotoScan is a program that takes a series of photographs and combines them into a 3D model. What is a bit unique about it is that the performance of certain portions of the software can be drastically improved by used multiple video cards.
Posted in Featured Systems on 09/10/2015
Puget Systems has worked extensively with both our existing customers as well as Bitplane sales representatives and application scientists to configure a pair of systems that are designed specifically for the needs of Imaris users.
For a limited time, begin your conquest of Blizzard’s Heroes of the Storm™ with an exclusive Kaijo Diablo Bundle. It includes the Diablo hero, Kaijo skin, and 7-day Stim Pack, and it’s free when you purchase a qualifying GeForce® GTX™ 950 or 960 graphics card.
There has been a lot of talk about privacy concerns in Windows 10 lately, and several good articles have been published covering what settings are available to restrict the amount of information being sent back to Microsoft. I don’t presume to be able to do a better job than any of those authors, but having now had a few customers ask me about this stuff I thought it might be nice to share what settings I personally change on my Windows 10 computers.
Nearly every day a customer asks me how Windows 10 is doing in terms of sales. It's usually wise to wait a few months to gauge how a new operating system is performing. As much as Microsoft wants everyone to move to Windows 10, it can take time for the hardware makers to test their products and release updated drivers for a new operating system. Microsoft released Windows 8 to the public just under three years ago. It shouldn't come as a surprise that we didn't see a lot of pent up demand from our customers. We had a few customers who were curious and decided to make the jump, but the vast majority of our customer hit the snooze button on 8 and stuck with 7.
Premiere Pro is often touted as greatly benefiting from high core count CPUs. In this article we will be benchmarking the multi-threading capabilities of Premiere Pro CC to determine if it actually is at using high core count CPUs.
Gaming begins with the GeForce GTX 950. This is a true gaming GPU designed for every PC gamer. It’s built to the exacting specifications of the GeForce GTX family and powered by NVIDIA Maxwell™—the most advanced GPU architecture ever created—to deliver up to 3x the performance of previous-generation cards.
In the past year, we have been slowly expanding upon the service we provide here at Puget Systems for our rapidly growing business and government customers. Introducing: Account Management. This new service is designed to give your company an inside man here at Puget Systems and a single point of contact for any need your company might have when working with us.
The Samsung SM951 is the successor to what was at one time the fastest consumer M.2 drive - the Samsung XP941. This drive has incredible sequential read and write performance, but suffers from extremely high temperatures under load.
I have a love/hate relationship with browsers. And by browser I mean Google Chrome. There's not another program on my computer I use more than Chrome. I live in Chrome. But it also frustrates me more than any other program. A few years ago I would have launched a dozen separate programs in order to do my work. Today, every tool I need to do my job for Puget Systems, with the exception of a VOIP program, is rendered through Chrome. So when Chrome gives me problems it affects a lot more than just browsing Facebook or Reddit.
Around Puget Systems, I think it is pretty common knowledge that I can't turn down a good comparison between PCs and automobiles. I talk about car branding, car service, car problems...I make a lot of analogies. I think it is because I appreciate cars, but I am definitely not an expert in that field. Making car analogies helps me see the PC industry from the outside...from the customer perspective.