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The Traditional Computer Memory Hierarchy — and Its Impact on CAD Performance — Are Evolving Article
The Traditional Computer Memory Hierarchy — and Its Impact on CAD Performance — Are Evolving   19 Mar, 2020

Herrera on Hardware: The basic tenets of the tried-and-true memory hierarchy still apply, but it’s worth knowing how recent disruptors can improve performance — and perhaps shift the traditional balance.More>>

AMD CPUs for CAD Workstations: Third-Generation Threadripper Makes Impressive Debut Article
AMD CPUs for CAD Workstations: Third-Generation Threadripper Makes Impressive Debut   20 Feb, 2020

Herrera on Hardware: Three years into the era of AMD’s Zen architecture for central processing units (CPUs), the company has climbed into a better position to compete with Intel, equipped with a high-performance workstation-caliber CPU.More>>

Hardware Benchmarks for CAD, Part 2: Uses of SPEC and ISV Benchmarks Article
Hardware Benchmarks for CAD, Part 2: Uses of SPEC and ISV Benchmarks   9 Jan, 2020

Herrera on Hardware: Benchmark relevance will vary depending on what application you use and whether you’re focusing on graphics throughput or whole-system performance. More>>

The ‘Creator PC’ for CAD: Is There Really a Need? Article
The ‘Creator PC’ for CAD: Is There Really a Need?   21 Nov, 2019

Herrera on Hardware: An upgraded PC for visual creators is appearing on the market, but there’s already a tool for that: the workstation.More>>

Tier 1 Workstation Vendors vs. Boutique Suppliers: Different Strokes for Different CAD Folks Article
Tier 1 Workstation Vendors vs. Boutique Suppliers: Different Strokes for Different CAD Folks   19 Sep, 2019

Herrera on Hardware: What do Tier 2 OEMs, resellers, and system integrators offer that Dell, HP, and Lenovo don’t? There are big differences in overclocking, core frequency, liquid-cooling options, and more.More>>