ATI FireGL V3600 (R600) reviewAt Siggraph ATI unveiled its next generation unified graphics architecture. Greg Corke took a closer look at ATI

HPHP?s new DesignJet T Series takes individual and workgroup printing to new levels, both in terms of overall productivity and print quality says Greg Corke.

Workstation ReviewsA budget workstation used to mean a huge hit in performance, but Greg Corke discovered your money can go a long way when you're looking for a machine for under a grand.

Printing: Inkjet versus laser In the large format print market the battle between inkjet and laser technologies continues to rage, but specialist print reseller, City and West End Solutions, believes inkjets are emerging as the number one contender.

Workstation reviewsQuad Core processors are shipping and brand new workstations from CAD 2 and HP offer much for high-end users. However, Dual Core still has a huge role to play in the CAD sector and Scan puts forward an excellent value propostion for mid range CAD users, says Greg Corke.

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Workstation reviewsIntel is back with its impressive new generation processors. From mobile workstations to high end desktops, Intel

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ATIThis month Robert Jamieson heads back to home turf to look at the current state of the workstation graphics market and what the future holds.

MotherboardOne of the most important components in your workstation is the motherboard. Robert Jamieson looks at the integrated technologies and what to look for when choosing a board for today and tomorrow.

ImageThere is a lot of information about HD floating around as broadcasters start to gear up for transmission, but will this high resolution TV standard affect CAD in any way, asks ATI’s Robert Jamieson.

BinocularsSpyware is a malicious problem that affects us all, but with reference to his recent experiences, Rob Jamieson asks is the cure worse than the infection?

Dell workstationDespite the introduction of dual core processors from AMD and Intel, there is still a huge demand in the CAD sector for single processor machines, which offer plenty of power without breaking the bank.

Hard driveIn the latest instalment of his series of articles which look at the components of a PC workstation, Robert Jamieson gives us the low down on hard disks, their physical characteristics and which are best for CAD.

LaptopWith Intel's Pentium M processors and professional graphics solutions from ATI and Nvidia, the mobile workstation continues to go from strength to strength. AEC puts four cutting edge laptops through their paces.

PrinterHP recently added a new member to its world dominating series of wide format printers. The DesignJet 4000 not only features new levels of performance, but an impressive suite of remote print management software says Greg Corke.

Intel XeonSo what happened in workstation technology for CAD in 2005? Rob Jamieson reviews what changed our industry this year and how it affected CAD or, in reality, the software vendors who have to write for this new technology.

NetworkFor this month’s hardware tips, Rob Jamieson takes a look at CAD in a networked environment, how to avoid network collisions, and the importance of virus protection and verified backup.

SLIWhen 3D graphics specialist Nvidia announced Quadro SLI last year it promised ‘never-before-seen performance’. Twelve months down the line the majority of CAD users are still waiting says Greg Corke.

Dual CoreOver the past few months we’ve been hearing a lot about dual core CPUs, which contain two processor cores on a single piece of silicon. Both AMD and Intel have recently launched dual core chips, but what exactly do they mean for the CAD market?