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William George

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  • 13 years with Puget Systems

William’s love for computers began when he was four years old. An internship at Disney World and experience in retail electronics sales helped him hone his customer service skills. William’s career with Puget Systems began in 2005 in Inventory and Assembly. He worked in Sales and Consulting for nine years, helping customers configure and purchase their systems. In 2017, William moved into Labs, where he researches the applications our customers use, testing them on various types of computer hardware, and publishing articles and system recommendations. William loves the Puget Systems work environment and says there is no where else he’d rather be.

HOMETOWN:
Seattle, WA


William George's Recent Comments:

  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11GB Blower Fan picture
    William George (Puget Labs Technician) Says:
    Standard GeForce video cards can be used for many GPU accelerated applications, and are the most cost-effective option in many situations. The biggest downside is that they don't have good double-precision (FP64) performance, but that is often not needed - especially for commercial software. They often also less RAM than the "professional" Quadro cards and dedicated Tesla GPU compute cards.
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 8GB Blower Fan picture
    William George (Puget Labs Technician) Says:
    Standard GeForce video cards can be used for many GPU accelerated applications, and are the most cost-effective option in many situations. The biggest downside is that they don't have good double-precision (FP64) performance, but that is often not needed - especially for commercial software. They often also less RAM than the "professional" Quadro cards and dedicated Tesla GPU compute cards.
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8GB Blower Fan picture
    William George (Puget Labs Technician) Says:
    Standard GeForce video cards can be used for many GPU accelerated applications, and are the most cost-effective option in many situations. The biggest downside is that they don't have good double-precision (FP64) performance, but that is often not needed - especially for commercial software. They often also less RAM than the "professional" Quadro cards and dedicated Tesla GPU compute cards.
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Founders Edition 8GB picture
    William George (Puget Labs Technician) Says:
    Physically these RTX 2070 Founders Edition cards are shorter than the 2080 and 2080 Ti, and have the power connector on the end of the card instead of along the top edge. Due to the dual-fan cooling system, though, the bulk of the heat from the card is still exhausted out the top. Those are both important things to keep in mind if using this video card in a small form factor system.
  • MSI Z390M Edge AC picture
    William George (Puget Labs Technician) Says:
    I've been planning a new system for my home use (gaming along with some video editing) ever since I heard rumors about the Core i9 9900K and Z390 chipset, and this is the motherboard I have settled on for my new rig. I prefer Micro ATX so that I can have a more compact chassis, without sacrificing too much in the way of expansion space, and this board has the best combination of features and connectivity I have found on a board this size.
  • Gigabyte X399 AORUS Xtreme picture
    William George (Puget Labs Technician) Says:
    Threadripper 2, Quad GPU support, and 10Gb networking is a great combination for rendering nodes - either CPU or GPU based, or both!
  • Cyberlink PowerDVD 18 Ultra OEM picture
    William George (Puget Labs Technician) Says:
    Windows 10 does not natively support DVD or Blu-ray playback, so if you want to watch those sorts of movies on your computer then you need software like this.
  • Asus WS C422 SAGE/10G picture
    William George (Puget Labs Technician) Says:
    Holy PCI-Express lanes, Batman! The Asus WS C422 SAGE/10G is a great solution if you need to stack a single-CPU system full of expansion cards. In the right chassis, and with the right power supply, this board will allow use of up to 4 dual-width GPUs at the same time! You may want to talk with one of our sales consultants, though, to make sure you have enough space, power, and cooling to run everything that you have planned.
  • EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB ACX 3.0 picture
    William George (Puget Labs Technician) Says:
    The GTX 1080 is a fantastic card all-around. It is great for gaming: viable as a single card at up to 4K resolution, though better suited to 1440P - and a good choice for virtual reality experiences like the HTC Vive. It also does very well in scientific computing with single precision (FP32) calculations.

    This quieter version is great in single-card configurations, but for dual card setups I would tend to recommend the reference style cooling which exhausts more of the heat out the back.
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB picture
    William George (Puget Labs Technician) Says:
    The GTX 1080 is a fantastic card all-around. It is great for gaming: viable as a single card at up to 4K resolution, though better suited to 1440P - and a good choice for virtual reality experiences like the HTC Vive. It also does very well in scientific computing with single precision (FP32) calculations.

    And yes, I did buy one... on launch day... because I'm running 3440x1440... :)