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WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR on Gigabyte x299 and Skylake-X

Posted in Support Hardware Guides on 09/21/2017 by Chad Warmenhoven

We are currently researching a fix for the WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR when using Adobe software on an Gigabyte x299 and Skylake-X processors.


ReMake 2017 CPU Comparison

Posted in Articles on 09/19/2017 by William George

Performance testing on a wide range of Intel and AMD processor options to see how they compare in Autodesk ReMake. Comparison to "online" (cloud) processing and a look at system memory usage are also included.


 (Customer Happiness Engineer)

The Only 5 Chrome Extensions I Install

Posted in Blog on 09/15/2017 by Brett Nordquist

Over the years, I've used Google Chrome as my default browser more than any competitor. A couple of times I ran into issues with a build and switched to Firefox, but that didn't last more than a few months.


 (HPC and Scientific Computing)

Beginning with Machine Learning and AI

Posted in HPC Blog on 09/14/2017 by Dr Donald Kinghorn

I can't think of of trending field of scientific research that has ever been better suited for "beginners" than Machine Learning and AI. Even though the field has been around for decades it feels like day one. There is now a perfect convergence of resources to facilitate the learning and doing of Machine Learning.


Core i7 7820X vs Core i9 7900X: Do PCI-E Lanes Matter For GPU Rendering?

Posted in Articles on 09/11/2017 by William George

Benchmark results demonstrating that PCI-Express x8 vs x16 speeds don't impact GPU rendering performance.


SG10 HDD and SSD install

Posted in Support Software Guides on 09/08/2017 by Chad Warmenhoven

Do you have an SG10? Do you want more storage space or a backup drive? This article and video will guide you through the process of installing additional SSDs and HDDs in your SG10 Puget System case.


Swapping Drives in Fractal R5 Case

Posted in Support Software Guides on 09/08/2017 by Ben Nelson

In this article Puget Systems goes over how to replace a faulty HDD or SSD in a Fractal R5 case. It also includes information on how to add a drive to the drive rack and explains basic storage practices.


Revit 2018 CPU Comparison

Posted in Articles on 09/08/2017 by William George

Intel Core and AMD Ryzen processor performance in Autodesk Revit 2018, including both general modeling and rendering performance.


FurryBall GPU Rendering Platform Comparison: Skylake X, Xeon W, and Threadripper

Posted in Articles on 09/06/2017 by William George

This article looks at several motherboard chipsets, including X299 and X399, comparing how well they handle performance scaling across multiple GPUs in the FurryBall RT benchmark.


Recommended Systems for FurryBall RT

Posted in Featured Systems on 09/06/2017

FurryBall is an extremely fast rendering system using the processing power of GPU instead of CPU. It offers UNBIASED Monte Carlo raytracing, with real-time progressive preview in the viewport. FurryBall was developed for purposes of CGI animated movies, VFX, and feature movie rendering.


Recommended Systems for OTOY OctaneRender

Posted in Featured Systems on 09/06/2017

OctaneRender is the worlds first and fastest GPU-accelerated, unbiased, physically correct renderer. What does that mean? It means that Octane uses the graphics card in your computer to render photo-realistic images super fast. With Octane


How to find out if your drive is failing

Posted in Support Hardware Guides on 09/05/2017

At Puget Systems, we use a couple free drive diagnostic tools to tell us if there are issues with solid state drives and hard disk drives. Some of the programs that will be summarized include disk error checking tool, Samsung Magician, and Crystal Disk Info.


Recommended Systems for Live Streaming

Posted in Featured Systems on 09/05/2017

Puget Systems has put together systems configured for professional and enthusiast gamers who live stream on sites like Twitch and YouTube


Recommended Systems for Virtual Reality

Posted in Featured Systems on 09/05/2017

Puget Systems has put together systems configured for virtual reality through head mounted displays like the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift


Recommended Systems for Cinema 4D

Posted in Featured Systems on 09/04/2017

Whether creating or animating scenes and models in Cinema 4D, our recommended systems are designed specifically for the needs of C4D users.


Recommended Systems for Arnold

Posted in Featured Systems on 09/04/2017

Arnold is a fast, memory efficient and scalable physically-based raytracer. Its aim is to simplify the pipeline of VFX and animation companies with a reduced set of user interface elements, and by promoting a single pass approach removing all the associated storage and management costs.


Recommended Systems for KeyShot

Posted in Featured Systems on 09/04/2017

Featuring a real-time workflow to see your renderings and animations take shape instantly, KeyShot reduces the time it takes to create that perfect shot. From scientifically accurate material and environment presets to advanced material editing and animation, creating product visuals or sales and marketing imagery has never been easier.


Recommended Systems for V-Ray

Posted in Featured Systems on 09/04/2017

From architecture and design to visual effects in film and television, V-Ray is the most widely used rendering solution in the world. V-Ray has helped artists and designers visualize their best work for over 20 years, pushing the boundaries of imagery, animation, and virtual reality.


Recommended Systems for Zemax OpticStudio

Posted in Featured Systems on 09/04/2017

With its comprehensive suite of optical, laser, and illumination design features, OpticStudio provides unparalleled value for optical engineers and researchers. Using in-house testing, we have put together systems tailored to give you the best performance with both ray tracing and optimization workloads.


Featured: Case Study for Power Mechanical, Inc.

Posted in Featured Systems on 09/04/2017

Nick Reuter at Power Mechanical uses a Genesis I workstation from Puget Systems to handle heavy duty multi-tasking across a wide range of different applications and six monitors.


Arnold for Maya CPU Comparison: Skylake-X vs Threadripper

Posted in Articles on 09/01/2017 by William George

This article looks at the performance of Intel's Skylake-W and Skylake-X CPUs (including the new Core i9 7920X 12-core) compared to AMD's Threadripper 12- and 16-core CPUs in the Arnold render engine for Maya 2017.


How to enable Network Discovery and configure sharing options in Windows 10.

Posted in Support Software Guides on 09/01/2017 by Penny Dycus

Network Discovery in the Windows operating system is a network setting. In this setting you can set whether or not other computers on the network can communicate with connected devices and systems.. If Network Discovery is enabled, sharing files and printers over a network becomes easier.


Photoshop CC 2017.1.1 CPU Comparison: Skylake-X vs Threadripper

Posted in Articles on 08/31/2017 by Matt Bach

While neither Skylake-X or Threadripper are likely the best choice for a pure Photoshop workstation, Photoshop is such a widely used application that we thought it would be useful to see just how well these two CPU lines perform.


Premiere Pro CC 2017.1.2 CPU Comparison: Skylake-X vs Threadripper

Posted in Articles on 08/30/2017 by Matt Bach

In this article we will be comparing Intel's Skylake-X CPUs (including the new Core i9 7920X 12 core) to AMD's Threadripper CPUs in Premiere Pro.


After Effects CC 2017.2 CPU Comparison: Skylake-X vs Threadripper

Posted in Articles on 08/30/2017 by Matt Bach

After Effects typically values CPUS with lower core counts and higher frequencies, but in this article we will be comparing Intel's Skylake-X CPUs (including the new Core i9 7920X 12 core) to AMD's Threadripper CPUs in After Effects.