Puget Systems News
Posted in Featured Systems on 07/11/2016
GPU based rendering is able to complete renders incredibly quickly and can be even faster through the use of multiple GPUs. Our recommended systems can utilize up to four video cards to give you the fastest possible render times.
Posted in Featured Systems on 07/11/2016
Creating models, adding rigging, and performing animations in Maya needs a responsive workstation in order to allow your creative process to flow. Our recommended systems are designed to allow you to do your work without any hardware bottlenecks.
My 12-year old daughter recently returned from a weeklong trip to Boston. Her friend invited her to join their family as they visited various sights around this historic city. They visited an aquarium, several museums and threw tea in Boston Harbor. Her favorite stop was a tour around Old Salem that concluded with a visit to the Salem Witch Museum. Before she returned home, she purchased a number of trinkets for her siblings that included a mini Declaration of Independence she set aside for her old sister.
Intel's Xeon E5 v4 processors are available and there are lots of them! The changes from the v3 Haswell are mostly small clock changes and increases in core count. You can now get a E5-2699v4 with 22 cores. In a dual socket system that's 44 cores to work with. If the programs you want to run scale well with thread count then that could be a great processor for you. However, if your parallel scaling is not near linear then it may not be the best value. We have a dynamic chart of performance based on Amdahl's Law that may help you decide which processor is best for your uses.
Posted in Blog on 06/30/2016 by
Today I am discussing product specifications, and if they can truly be trusted. In Part One, I will be covering Hard Drives and CPUs.
Back in July of 2009, Windows 7 took over from the much-maligned Windows Vista. It has been widely received as one of Microsoft’s best operating systems, nearly as well liked as Windows XP. All good things must come to an end, though, or so it is said - and Windows 7’s end is nigh.
Posted in Featured Systems on 06/24/2016
Since retiring, Frank Field has spent much of his time capturing the beauty of the California coast through his camera lens. He had used a laptop for a number of years, but wanted a new system that was optimized for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. He also wanted a system that could be expanded to meet his future storage and memory requirements. Read about the system we built for Frank along with a few of his tips for those new to photography.
The new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 GPU's are out and I've received a lot of questions about NAMD performance. The short answer is -- performance is great! I've got some numbers to back that up below. We've got new Broadwell Xeon and Core-i7 CPU's thrown into the mix too. The new hardware refresh gives a nice step up in performance.
Posted in Support Software Guides on 06/23/2016 by
This video will show you how to temporarily install a new primary Samsung or Intel SSD to then clone over the data from your current primary drive and replace it.
Posted in Blog on 06/22/2016
As a small business company, we value the the personalized touch we offer to our clients. Our goal is to ensure the client gets a great purchasing experience and that the system is tailored to their needs. We try our best to be as thorough as possible when discussing a system quote with a client and ensure we’ve addressed any questions, concerns, or requirements they have.
Posted in Featured Systems on 06/22/2016
Generating 3D spacial data in Photoscan can often be a time consuming task, but our workstations are tailor-made to give you maximum performance. Each step of the way - from aligning photos, building the dense cloud, and building the mesh and texture - our workstations have the power to allow you to complete your work faster than ever before.
The latest video cards often get a lot of press, but unfortunately for content creators (and other professionals), it is almost impossible to find any non-gaming benchmarks. In this article we will be looking at the GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 to see how the perform compared to the previous generation video cards.
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 2015 to determine exactly how well it actually is able to utilize high core count CPUs.