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Puget Systems Newsletter - August 2018

Posted on August 1, 2018 by Kelly Blake


Hello, everyone!

Can you believe it's August already?! Where is the time going? As promised, the Puget Systems' newsletter is now a monthly publication. If you have topics you want to know more about, please send them to me (Kelly) and we’ll make sure we get them covered.

In the News

In case you missed it, Puget Systems is making news with recent interviews published in a few publications.

CIO Review reached out to speak to company President, Jon Bach, about High Performance Computing and recognize Puget Systems as one of CIO Review’s 20 Most Promising HPC Solution Providers. In the article, Jon talks about building workstations to achieve varied performance objectives.

Last month, Tom’s Hardware took a look at how President Trump’s trade war could break a PC budget and stifle innovation. Jon Bach was asked to provide a response about how it will affect Puget Systems as a U.S. corporation and whether it will lead to increased prices here in the U.S. on Puget Systems’ goods. You can see his response here, along with the full article published on Tom’s Hardware’s website.

Tom’s Hardware also reached out to highlight Jon as one of its Power Users. In the Q&A, Jon talks about workstations and what it takes to build the best computer. He also has some questions for YOU. Check it out!

Early in July, FedEx made the news when someone stole a delivery truck and took it for a joyride. Little did we know, two of our systems were on board! It’s a story too good not to share. It includes what we consider a great ending, along with video and photos from the local news stations.

Make the Move from Mac to PC

Are you or someone you know trying to decide whether to make the move from Mac to PC? We’ve helped a large number of our customers transition to PC, but there are numerous questions we are asked about the process. We decided to put those questions (and answers) in one place for you to find.

Have any additional questions about making the move from Mac to PC? We’d be happy to help answer them. Email me now.

If you missed it last month, our own Matt Bach and filmmaker, Mike Pecci, gave a talk at the Nashville Film Festival about this very topic. Watch it now.

Share your Story!

Out in the Community

Puget Systems is proud to support Pacific Science Center, which is featuring a new collection of immersive experiences this summer to see, feel and even smell! It’s part of the What is Reality experience, which is a marriage of tech, art and storytelling changing the landscape of VR as we know it. These experiences are included with a General Admission ticket. Buy yours now.

The best hardware for your workload without a large upfront investment!

Are you part of a business interested purchasing new workstations, but also want the option to upgrade to state-of-the-art hardware in an affordable way? We’ve partnered with LiftForward to redefine ownership with business leasing, providing a 24-month subscription option, or device-as-a-service (DaaS). It includes a FREE, two-year warranty to match the term of the lease. Getting started is easy! Choose the products you want, apply for approval and then enjoy, upgrade, repeat.

For those of you looking for personal workstation financing, we have partnered Affirm to give you a simple way to make your purchase with no hidden fees. Learn more.

Puget Systems Support Experience

Since the rollout of Windows 10, we’ve seen some quirks in its delivery, and we want to make sure you’re getting the help you need. Our Support team is keeping on top of every issue it sees pop up and publishing articles to help you navigate some of the hurdles. Check them out: Update Failure | Audio Issues

Remember, we provide free, lifetime support for your computer. You can reach out anytime by calling 425-458-0273 or email at support@pugetsystems.com.

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Niko Nikolov

I loud like to see you guys test titan xp vs quadro gpu in mayas old and new viewport.Im not talking about specview stuff but actual working scenes.There has been a anouncmwnt by nvidia last year that they upgraded the titan cp drivers to quadro level but no one has confirmed the thing.

Posted on 2018-08-05 01:30:16

Hi Niko! Maya testing is something we have on our road map, but it's still a little way off. The main trick for us when testing applications like Maya (and 3ds Max, Cinema 4D, etc) is getting hold of complex enough models and scenes to really show performance differences - and then also how to measure viewport performance. If you or other readers have input that might help us with crafting tests, that would be greatly appreciated!

Posted on 2018-08-06 19:26:55

Would love to see some testing of the new AMD Threadripper processors. Particularly if the new 2950X 16 thread 4.4ghz turboboosted do any better in After Effects than the previous 1950x. For those of us that needs machines that do well in 3D rendering and After Effects at the same time this CPU could yield better results. (since Threadripper 1950x is pretty lousy in AE)

Posted on 2018-08-07 13:06:24

Don't worry, once the new Thereadripper CPUs launch we will be doing a bunch of testing - including Ae

Posted on 2018-08-07 14:18:50

awesome cant wait! :) Btw how do you subscribe to your newletter, I didnt find a button for it.

Posted on 2018-08-07 14:26:35

Hi, you can sign up in the right corner on this page: https://www.pugetsystems.co....

Posted on 2018-08-07 17:54:55