Workstation & Creator

Ugreen NASync DXP2800 NAS in test – Can the small version convince?

After we tested the DXP4800 Plus from Ugreen in detail a few days ago, the smaller 2-bay version should of course not be missing. For most users it doesn’t have to be a maximum of 96TB in RAID5, a simple and above all cheaper backup solution is sufficient. And this is exactly what Ugreen wants to offer with the DXP2800, so let’s take a [...]

Lenovo presents its new ThinkPad P1 Gen 7 with LPCAMM2 memory

In addition to its new P16v i Gen 2, P16s i Gen 3 and P14s i Gen 5 models, Lenovo has also introduced the ThinkPad P1 Gen 7, which is also the first to feature LPCAMM2 memory. But very slowly. First of all, what’s inside this new model from Lenovo? You can expect a 16-inch display with a 16:10 aspect ratio, narrow bezels for a screen-to-body [...]

Fast server memory: Intel and JEDEC confirm DDR5-8800 for Granite Rapids

In a significant step towards improving the performance and security of next-gen server platforms, Intel and JEDEC have unveiled the capabilities of DDR5-8800 memory. This breakthrough technology promises to significantly increase data processing speed and efficiency, especially for AI and machine learning (ML) workloads.   JEDEC, the standards [...]

How accurate are my material analyses? Calibration is mandatory!

Of course, we remember my last measurements on the radiators and the respective material analyses, some of which showed different things than the customer (or manufacturer) actually expected. Apart from the fact that alloys are often not 100% homogeneous, major deviations should of course not occur. Yes, trace elements below one wt% are more of a [...]

LLMs conquer laptops: NVIDIA and HP CEOs hail AI-enabled PCs

In an informal discussion, the CEOs of NVIDIA and HP have now predicted that 2024 will be the year when generative AI becomes personal. They unveiled new laptops capable of creating, testing and executing large-scale language models. At HP Amplify, a gathering in Las Vegas of some 1,500 resellers and distributors, NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen [...]

AMD puts the pressure on – Socket SP6 and sTR5 for Epyc 8004 and Threadripper 7000 with important changes

AMD has introduced some significant changes to the SP6 socket compared to its predecessors. The SP6 socket (LGA 4844), which was introduced on September 18, 2023, is specially designed for the Epyc 8004 processors of the Siena series, which are based on the Zen 4c architecture. It is aimed at server systems that are geared towards infrastructure [...]

Workstation Graphics Cards Charts 2023 with Cards from AMD and NVIDIA – Benchmarks of Real Applications and Full Versions, Plus an Efficiency Test

Where do current workstation graphics cards from both manufacturers stand when it comes to design, construction, simulation, 3D visualization and creation? Has AMD been able to catch up or even overtake with the new lineup of Radeon Pro graphics cards or are Ada and Ampere still the measure of all things? I’ll try to find objective answers [...]

NVIDIA paves the way for Arm-based server processors

NVIDIA introduces its new superchips, which offer a combination of Grace CPU and Hopper GPU chips. These chips enable the entire AI and data center ecosystem to reap the benefits. The team at NVIDIA aims to provide customers with a comprehensive package that allows them to focus on different types of workloads in the industry. This is achieved by [...]

Xinfrared XTHERM II T2S Plus Review – affordable semi-professional infrared camera for smartphones and mobile use | Black Friday Offer with 20% off!

The Xinfrared T2S Plus is considered one of the pioneers among thermal imaging cameras for smartphones with a usable 8mm macro lens. This special design allows users to capture detailed thermal images of objects even at close range, which is especially useful for identifying heat loss, the condition of insulation, electrical problems and details [...]

AMD Radeon Pro W7700 Review – Where does AMD’s mid-range workstation graphics card stand in everyday work? With teardown and material analysis

With the Radeon Pro W7700, AMD is now closing the huge gap between the previously tested Radeon Pro W7800 and W7600, thereby completing its own portfolio of RDNA3 graphics cards for productive use. Even though this chip and the corresponding design as a gaming graphics card would place it very elegantly between a Radeon RX 7600 and the RX 7700XT [...]

Synology DS923 NAS in practice test – Very good all-rounder with many advantages, but almost nothing works without extensions

Synology’s DS923 has already been on the market for a year, whereas they already took their time with the DS920. By the way, long product cycles are more of an advantage than a disadvantage in my opinion, because the product and software mature without blind haste. With an AMD Ryzen R1600 as the main processor, four drive bays, two M.2 slots [...]

Raptor Lake Resfresh with the Intel Core i9-14900K, Core i7-14700K and Core i5-14600K Review – Hot dragon battle in the energetic final stage

Much helps much, my grandma used to say. And before you throw something away, it’s better to make something new out of it. So say my grandma and Intel. After Raptor Lake is before Arrow Lake, and so the Raptor refresh comes almost exactly one year later. Says Intel and my grandma is silent. And so, in addition to a bit more clock, at least [...]

AMD Epyc 8004 and the Socket SP6 – AMD goes one better

AMD is now officially finalizing the 4th generation of the EPYC family with the AMD EPYC 8004 processors designed specifically for cloud services. The new processors deliver exceptional power efficiency and strong performance in an optimized, single-socket package, supported by Dell Technologies, Ericsson, Lenovo, Supermicro and others, and [...]

igor’sLAB continues to upgrade: On the hunt for (false) elements and measuring the impossible – Keyence VHX7000 and EA-300 in daily use | Issue 1

You can invest a lot of things for and in something. Time, energy and, of course, a lot of money. But if you take the latter in hand, on the one hand to save time and energy, and on the other hand to test or uncover things that your normal (media) competitors can’t, then something like this is well worth it. After all, I have two mainstays [...]