Tips for Buying HP Workstations

Businesses that require computers that offer high-end solutions tend to turn to HP workstations. They’re capable of handling all kinds of needs that would otherwise overtax an ordinary computer. So, if you run a business that needs these computers or you work for yourself and need to buy one, we’ve got some tips to help you with that.

Buying HP workstations involves more work and more considerations that you might realize. If you’ve never bought these kinds of computers before, it’s best to head to a retailer that you can trust to offer you high-quality products and honest Read more…

Comparing Dell PowerEdge 13th and 14th Generation Rack and Tower Servers

Dell’s PowerEdge Server line finds use in a broad variety of applications. Cost-effective and configurable, these Racks, Towers, and Blades power many bootstrapped business solutions, such as file sharing, corporate software services, and organizational databases.

Although the PowerEdge brand is well-established after two decades of existence, it is still relevant in 2019. What’s more, the blogosphere rumbles with the sound of an ongoing debate over a seemingly simple question — Which Dell PowerEdge Servers are best?

Today, we will try to remedy that. Exclusively for your reading pleasure, we’ll compare two successive versions of T-type (form factor) PowerEdge Servers to Read more…

DDR5 Memory on the Horizon!

After the Chinese government started investigating DRAM price fixing in 2018, DDR4 memory prices have been drastically reduced. These prices may fall as much as 30% by the end of 2019 and possibly set the prices for the upcoming DDR5 memory. RAM prices peaked mid-2018 just before the Chinese government became suspicious of price trends and started investigating memory suppliers. By the end of 2018, DDR4 module prices were slowly coming down and are expected to be reduced 30% by Q2 of 2019.

SK Hynix was one of the first chip makers to announce its production and specs on its Read more…

The Ultimate Dell PowerEdge R740xd Server vs. the Dell PowerEdge R730xd Server Comparison Guide

Dell’s PowerEdge Rack Servers have proven themselves capable of providing both small and large businesses with the power and versatility needed to support mission-critical applications. The Dell PowerEdge R730xd Server was a significant step up from the Dell PowerEdge R720xd Server, featuring expandable memory of up to 3TB. It could handle heavy workloads for e-commerce businesses, data warehouses, and other data-heavy environments.

Pushing for Continued Innovation

Even as they introduced the powerful R730xd Server in 2014, Dell was hard at work on its next version, the Dell PowerEdge R740xd Server. It made a big splash release, featuring even Read more…

AMD Zen 2 / Ryzen 3000 Desktop Release and Navi GPU Release

The next generation of AMD’s Zen processor is rumored to release around summer of this year. Leaked information has suggested that AMD will be announcing products in June for Computex and the release is slated for July 7th. The main focus of the release will be the Ryzen 3000 desktop processors, X500 chipset based motherboards, and the anticipated 7nm “Navi” consumer video cards.

 

 

Zen 2 is a major architectural step for AMD’s desktop processors using a 7nm process node. The 7nm process node will improve Ryzen’s IPC and single threaded performance from the previous generation. This will allow the Zen Read more…

Rack Servers vs. Tower Servers: The Pros and Cons of Each

Choosing the right servers for your data center is essential if you are going to have consistent support for your company’s IT infrastructure needs. Should you go with rack or tower servers? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each? You should learn as much as possible about each type of server before making a substantial investment in either or both. Those differences matter whether you are more interested in buying Dell Servers or HP Servers.

Rack Servers

Rack Servers get their name from the type of cabinet, used to store them, called a rack. Read more…

5 Reasons Servers are Ideal for Business Start-Ups

Small businesses with only a few employees should consider all of their options when it comes to selecting their computer needs. As a matter of fact, according to an article by a Dell representative, any company with two or more employees should have Dell Servers or HP Servers. Even though cloud-based servers are easy to use and are becoming more and more popular on-site servers that you operate yourself remain as the best solution. A server-based network has several benefits that are tailor-made for small businesses. Servers play a critical role in any IT network Read more…

Samsung’s NEW QVO SSD’s

Samsung will be releasing their new entry level Solid State Drives using QLC NAND. This entry level SSD will be a level below the 860 Pro and EVO line of Samsung SDD’s. The Samsung 860 QVO will be one of the first QLC SSD’s on the market which will drive the market prices for SSD’s down to HDD levels. Currently the price for a 1TB Western Digital Blue 7200 RPM drive is $0.04495 per gigabyte, whereas Samsung QVO 1TB will start at $149.99, $0.14999 per gigabyte. Samsung will also release a Read more…

AMD’s NEW Processor – ROME!

AMD is about to heat up the Enterprise market with their new flagship processor code named “Rome.” HP Enterprise and High-Performance Computer of the University of Stuttgart (HLRS) are collaborating together to build a next-generation supercomputer. The new supercomputer, named “Hawk,” will be the fastest supercomputer for industrial production and research. Hawk will be based on the AMD EPYC processor code named Rome and will have a theoretical peak performance of 24 PetaFLOPs. The new processors will use AMD’s Zen 2 architecture which is set to release in 2019.
AMD’s original Zen architecture was a major disruption on Intel’s Read more…

HP Z8 G4 Workstation vs Dell Precision T7920 Workstation: Which is Best for Media and Entertainment?

First off, let’s address the confusion between the ever-reliable desktop and the confusing functions of a workstation.

A desktop, as we all know, is a computer system that most people use to do everyday things. From the mundane activities we do online to writing tasks that don’t really require an internet connection, the handy laptop can easily perform these tasks with ease. However, even the best of laptops is nothing compared to what a workstation can do.

A workstation is a computer system integrated with the latest technology, which means it is definitely faster, more powerful, and Read more…

SAS versus SATA Drives – What is the Difference?

Around 300 million hard drive disks shipped in 2017 alone. That’s without any mention of solid state drives, the main competition for traditional HDDs.

Even within the world of HDDs, you find a divide that many people don’t recognize immediately. Specifically, it’s the SAS vs SATA hard drive divide.

Both SATA and SAS use the traditional platters and magnetic read/write heads people associate with hard drives. That means the drives look very similar on the surface.

In practice, you’ll find more than one difference between SAS and SATA drives. Keep reading and we’ll walk you through some of the big Read more…

Nvidia Geforce RTX 20 Series Release

The long awaited and anticipated new generation of video cards has finally been announced by Nvidia at Gamescom 2018. The new video cards have been announced with a new nomenclature – the RTX 2080 Ti, RTX 2080, and the RTX 2070. These are the most powerful video cards in the Geforce branding that Nvidia has released. At Gamescom 2018 Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang revealed that these cards were a whopping 10 years in the making. Jensen’s speech emphasized the significance that the new RTX cards have ray tracing.

 

The flag ship Geforce card – the RTX 2080 Ti comes equipped Read more…