What Happened to High End Desktop (HEDT) Processors?

For several years, both AMD and Intel have offered five general categories of CPUs: Mobile, Consumer Desktop, High-End Desktop, Server, and Workstation. Something strange has been happening to the middle segment, though: HEDT processors are disappearing!

How to Buy a Workstation with NVLink

NVLink is a proprietary NVIDIA interconnect for high-speed communication between video cards. If you are considering NVLink for your next Puget Systems workstation, this post will help you decide if it is right for you and show you how to get it.

Building a Personal Cloud Gaming Server

If you talk to any of my friends, they will tell you to not get me started talking about virtualization. I have done everything I can to virtualize every computer function in my home. Everything from my home automation, web server, media server, to the game servers I host for myself and friends.

The Unreal Engine Benchmark Begins

After spending time researching how various industries use Unreal Engine, I’ve begun learning Unreal’s Blueprint system and have the beginnings of the benchmark.

Consultant’s Corner: Building a Workstation for Blender

A recent call from a customer came with a unique problem: She needed a system optimized to run Blender, a program that Puget Labs has not yet directly tested. Blender is an open-source application used for a host of content creation, from animation and visual effects, to virtual reality, rendering, and computer games.

Spending More

“What do I get if I spend more?”

This question comes up quite frequently when I’m speaking with customers, especially if they are considering upgrading from an older computer. I believe most people are referring to “more” performance, but that’s not always the case.