this is such a powerhouse. I would love to use its full potential to process my digital images as well as scientific analyses.
The architecture examination hints that the GeForce GTX 460 1,024MB will perform similarly to a GTX 465, losing a bit of geometry performance but clawing it back in shading and texturing. Of course, any performance predictions are useless without a knowledge of clock-speeds, so let's head on over to a handy table
I have been doing exactly that since the early nineties, even with some big corporations. The problem here is a mater of principle. The response I received from ATI did not address my general concerns about their marketing practices. They basically said FU...Buy more!!!
So, I will not contribute to those marketing practices if they are unwilling to even understand and work with the people that have supported them for so many years. I know all companies do these type of things, and I also believe that is what has driven people away from companies like Intel and NVidia. It is also reversing those practises, that will drive people back to them. With these to-big-to-fail companies, they have just turned into companies that are just to big to care!
The main problem is that the bad marketing made me decide on the 8800 without upgrading the rest of the computer. Which, in turn has not improved my productivity! I have seen a slight increase in the rendering, yet other problems have replaced the time spent on the ones fixed. With a budget going to one card, instead of going to upgrade the entire system, all I feel I have done is blow the budget and many months for integration. Only to have a system that has shown little improvement, as far as productivity. If I would have gone with a new CPU and DDR3 RAM with the 7800, I would have been able to cut months into weeks. Instead, I am still stuck with a 2.6Duo-core, and 4GB DDR2, which causes lock ups when trying to do the final renders! For most artist like most people, time is money!
I would just be wasting time if I created materials for their marketing campaign, knowing that their own products don't contribute to increased productivity!
great prize! the inclusion of the SSD demonstrates that the performance of the machine wasn't a mere afterthought; it would have been very easy to just stop at the 1 TB conventional diskI was wondering when the next contest would happen, as we have not had one in a while. As far as I can remember this has been one of the longer breaks between contests. The specs on this machine seem nice, and I also know CyberPower does good work inside a case.
As far as these components directly this looks like a very nice mix. The Motherboard is sweet with some enhanced features as expected on an ASUS board. It also has a very nice layout. The other products all seem to be quality, and I especially like the case.
Good luck to everyone :)
Nice giveaway, and I hope I win.
I actually have a pretty decent rig that, even though it's somewhat outdated by enthusiasts' standards, it can still handle anything I throw at it at good resolutions and speeds. But after I got it, I noticed how my dad is still on his 10 year old Dell laptop, and made me feel really guilty. He's stubborn about buying a new one (500MB of RAM IS PLENTY!! WHY DO I NEED MORE??), and we live in different states so we can't share mine, so it'd be nice if I could win a nice new one for myself and give him mine.
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great rig. Lucky me, I live in the states. I would be even luckier if i can take this baby home
mac can run windows OS beautifully. Can PC do the reverse?
i totally agree. The only virtue of PC to me is for gaming. I have used PC for ten years before i converted to mac.
I have the 1st-gen macbook 13 and I love it very much other than it warms during use. I really like cool laptop to work on. But the macbook is so beautiful that I enjoy it even with the "warmness" issue. I now use a software to manually increase my fan speed to help the laptop cool down. BTW, I'm expecting to get my new Lenovo K320 with i3 core for work. Although I don't care about PC any more in general, the shear processing prowess of the Lenovo desktop is still exciting. [:D]
Hopefully, I can get an iMac for home use any time soon.