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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:

  • Tyan Thunder CX GT24E-B5556 1U Server picture
    William George (Puget Labs Technician) Says:
    Because of the compact 1U form factor, this system is *not* quiet... especially if a dedicated video card is used, in which case the chassis fans have to be run at maximum speed to ensure sufficient airflow.
  • Silverstone SG10 Puget Systems Edition Rev 2 picture
    William George (Puget Labs Technician) Says:
    This is an updated version of the SG10 chassis, with the main change being the removal of the slot-loading optical drive bay. I've never been a fan of slot-loading drives myself, but it was particularly problematic because of the lack of a physical eject button and the potential to have no drive installed inside but the slot still present (such that you could slide a disc through and land it inside the system). With how rarely optical discs are used anymore, this removal is a logical step. We still offer larger tower systems with optical drive options, for those who need them, and of course you can get external USB-based optical drives if you just need to use one on rare occasion.
  • EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 XC Ultra 6GB Open Air picture
    William George (Puget Labs Technician) Says:
    For those curious about the details, the GTX 1660 differs from the 1660 Ti in two primary ways: ~9% fewer stream processors (1408 vs 1536) and ~33% slower memory (GDDR5 instead of GDDR6). Both of these are solidly mid-range video cards, for their generation, but there is a measurable difference in performance... and price.
  • NVIDIA Quadro RTX 8000 PCI-E 48GB picture
    William George (Puget Labs Technician) Says:
    This is effectively a RTX 6000 with double the memory (48 vs 24GB) and a mirror finish on the heatsink shroud. If you need a ton of VRAM, this is the most I've ever seen on a card from NVIDIA (as of early 2019, at least).
  • Samsung 31.5-inch UH850 UHD Monitor picture
    William George (Puget Labs Technician) Says:
    This monitor also supports Freesync, which matches the monitor's refresh rate to what the video card is able to put out instead of the other way around. Using that feature requires an AMD video card, though.
  • Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11GB Turbo Blower Fan picture
    William George (Puget Labs Technician) Says:
    I've heard that this particular card has a more aggressive fan profile, meaning it could be a little louder than other cards of similar design - but also making it well suited to multi-GPU configurations where cooling is critical and noise is a secondary concern.
  • Silverstone SG10 SKB Rugged Carrying Case picture
    William George (Puget Labs Technician) Says:
    This is a great solution for those who need to travel with a computer - and who need more power than a laptop can provide. Perfect for conventions, trade shows, customer presentations, or even LAN gaming! It is worth noting that the accessory cutouts are not big enough for a monitor, though, so you'll need to bring or source it separately.
  • NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000 PCI-E 24GB picture
    William George (Puget Labs Technician) Says:
    This graphics card is very similar to the NVIDIA Titan RTX in specs, with the same CUDA and RT core counts as well as onboard memory capacity (24GB). The RTX 6000 does have ECC protection on the memory, which is handy, and being in the Quadro line means it may have more specialized drivers and better support for certain high-end applications. The biggest practical difference, though, is the cooling: this card has a fan layout that works great with multiple GPUs in a single workstation or rackmount chassis, while the Titan RTX has a dual-fan design that limits it to use as an individual card.
  • 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.