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Stantec gains faster multitasking AEC workflows with AMD Radeon PRO GPUs.

Rendering workflows have always pushed computer hardware to the limit and still do. And they can altogether tie up a computer during render time. Stantec has gotten beyond this limit thanks to AMD Radeon PRO GPUs.

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BOXX APEXX A3 boasts latest Ryzen 7000 processors

New BOXX APEXX A3 workstation features latest AMD Ryzen™ 7000 series processors, offering outstanding performance for professional software applications.

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AMD Releases AMD Software: PRO Edition

AMD Software: PRO Edition is the new name for its enterprise Radeon PRO driver software for all Radeon PRO GPU solutions. Gains key updates!

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AMD offers new Radeon Pro W6600X GPU for Mac Pro

New Radeon Pro W6600X for Mac Pro offers Macintosh workstation professionals a mid-level AMD RDNA 2 Architecture GPU option.

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Amazing Mercedes-AMG F1 Animation—Boasts AMD Radeon Pro and Blender Technologies

BIender Cycles and Radeon Pro W6800 GPUs behind stunning Mercedes-AMG F1 race car animation by animation studio The Pixelary.

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Product Review: AMD Radeon Pro W6400 GPU for Workstations

AMD’s new Radeon Pro W6400 brings strong economic value and performance to the entry-level and SFF workstation market, plus real-time raytracing!

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Chip Technology, Geopolitics, and the CAD Industry

The global semiconductor industry is going through landmark tidal shifts that will impact all software. We review the scene and its implications on the platforms and devices and possible impacts on the CAD industry.

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AMD Delivers Timely Radeon Pro Innovations to GPU Lineup

New AMD Radeon Pro W6400 leads lineup of three new innovative pro-class GPUs for business and creatives professional needs.

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AMD Touts Autodesk Inventor on Amazon EC2 G4ad Instances with AMD CPU and GPUs

AMD boasts new capacity for Radeon ProRender plugin — enables design and visualization for Inventor for Amazon EC2 G4ad instances. Enterprises can utilize and deploy cloud-based and hybrid-cloud workflow models delivering workstation-class, hardware-accelerated raytracing workflows to remote workers via the cloud.

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AMD Supports HIP-based Rendering for Blender 3.0 Beta

AMD helps partner with Blender—supports HIP rendering with Cycles X for Blender 3.0 Beta.

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AMD’s RDNA 2 Architecture—Behind the Radeon Pro W6600’s Stellar Performance

AMD hardware-accelerated raytracing is core to AMD RDNA 2 architecture, boosting both offline and adding real-time rendering to the mix.

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Product Review: AMD Radeon Pro W6600 GPU for Workstations

Architosh gives the new AMD Radeon Pro W6600 a good spin and both benchmarks and real-app tests show clear leadership in its workstation GPU class.

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Xpresso #31—Chip Technology, Geopolitics and the CAD Industry

The chip industry (semiconductor industry) is going through large-scale tidal shifts in design architecture and manufacturing leadership.

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AMD Releases New Radeon PRO Driver — Enterprise 21.Q3

Delivering an edge with AMD Radeon PRO software for enterprise — AMD updates its enterprise driver and boost performance across the board.

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AMD New Plugins for ‘Radeon ProRender’ Rendering Engine

AMD updates Radeon ProRender plugins for more applications including Blender and with support for Pixar USD format.

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AMD Radeon PRO W6600 Workstation GPU Now Available

AMD’s new mid-range workstation GPU offers hardware-accelerated ray tracing and big new performance for AEC and MCAD industry pros.

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AMD Brings Radeon PRO W6000 Series GPUs to Mac Pro

AMD brings its next-gen RDNA2 Architecture Radeon Pro GPUs to the Mac platform for the Apple Mac Pro workstation market.

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AMD Releases RDNA 2 Pro Graphics Technology—New Radeon Pros

New professional product line features AMD PRO Radeon W6800, the most powerful AMD RDNA workstation graphics ever.

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AMD Radeon PRO Enterprise Driver 21.Q1—New UI for Greater Productivity

New Radeon PRO Enterprise Software release will improve productivity in the age of work-from-home for numerous CAD/3D professionals.

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Lenovo ThinkStation P620—World’s First AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO Workstation

Lenovo ThinkStation P620 with AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro is the world’s first and only workstation with groundbreaking new CPU and graphics performance.

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3D News: Take Your Renderings to the Next Level with AMD Radeon ProRender

AMD Radeon ProRender takes rendering to the next level with updates and new plug-ins for Blender, Houdini, Maya, and Unreal Engine.

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Blur and AMD Gen-3 Ryzen Threadripper Save Day on “Terminator: Dark Fate”

The mind-blowing processing power of AMD’s 3rd Generation Ryzen Threadripper helps Blur create insane effects on ‘Terminator Dark Fate’

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Recaping the Latest News—Apple’s New Mac Pro, Metal 2 and NVIDIA

Apple and NVIDIA are not coming back together anytime soon. So Mac pros need to forget about RTX and CUDA and look forward to a future of Mac Pro apps optimized around Metal 2 and its successors powered by AMD high-end GPUs inside of highly customized and optimized workstation hardware from Apple in new Mac Pros. The good news is: the key developers appear all in.

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SIG: Siggraph 2019—Highlights from the Computer Graphics Show (Part 2)

We continue with Part 2 of our Architosh coverage of SIGGRAPH 2019 in Los Angeles.

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SIG: Siggraph 2019—Highlights from the Computer Graphics Show (Part 1)

This year in Los Angeles SIGGRAPH 2019 had an evolving twist in the format of the conference, with many more companies opting to host their wares in private rooms. Regardless, there was a slew of exciting announcements in software and hardware at the biggest computer graphics conference in the world.

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AMD Intros new macOS versions of Radeon ProRender—Plugins for Maya and Blender

AMD releases significant new rendering technology for the Apple Mac platform—with final release of Radeon ProRender for macOS utilizing support for Apple’s Metal 2 technology and qualified hardware.

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SIGGRAPH 2017 — Detailed Show Reports on Computer Graphics Conference and Expo

At this year’s SIGGRAPH show returned to Los Angeles, the show gained momentum in the midst of the burgeoning VR/AR explosion happening across various 3D industries as well as foundational shifts happening at the developer level as game engines grow more important and low-level graphics APIs bloom further. Lurking in the background of this year’s SIGGRAPH is AMD’s resurgence as well as Apple’s promised return to pro markets at the workstation level.

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SIG: SIGGRAPH 2017—The First Couple Days

Here is a preview of SIGGRAPH coverage to come. This small report from Akiko Ashley highlights a few items from her extensive show coverage, forthcoming.

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Will Apple Forego Intel?—Why AMD’s New RYZEN Chips Look Smart for Future Macs

Apple’s Mac design philosophy change hasn’t been lost on the company’s pro users. AMD’s new RYZEN 7 CPUs look to promise more computing muscle per watt than Intel and offer a nicer philosophical fit for Apple. The 1700, in particular, is ideal for a future Mac Pro.

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Maxon Taps AMD Radeon ProRender Technology for CINEMA 4D

OpenCL provides the platform agnostic architecture for AMD’s Radeon ProRender physically-based GPU rendering engine.

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Nvidia Job Posting for Mac Software Engineer Points To GPU Return and OpenCL Push for Apple

Nvidia looks to be playing a key role in future Macs—new Nvidia Mac OS X centric job posts indicate Apple may be moving away from AMD in favor of what Nvidia is doing with AI with GPU compute.

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VRLA Summer Expo — Apple Essentially Missing in Action from VR Market

Where is Apple in the VR revolution? VRLA certainly didn’t provide any clues or evidence of why the largest technology company on earth is a no-show in the world of VR.

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SIG: Learning about AMD’s Radeon Pro WX Graphics Card Debut

AMD released some exciting news at SIGGRAPH last week about new Radeon Pro WX graphics cards, aimed at democratizing high-end graphics workloads with lower prices and higher performance.

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SIG: Final Complete Siggraph 2015 Event Photos & Notes

Our complete Siggraph 2015 gallery, compliments of Akiko Ashley who covered the show in detail in an earlier report.

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The Mac Pro: So what’s a D300, D500 and D700 anyway? We have answers

We have more details on the new Mac Pro AMD Firepro D300, D500, and D700, including their architecture class, related AMD Firepro GPUs and characteristics.

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JPR analysts see AMD inside new Mac Pro as evidence of market share advancement on Nvidia

JPR analyst sees new Mac Pro as evidence that AMD’s new aggressive strategies to win market share in the workstation market from Nvidia are starting to work

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SIG: Pictures from the SIGGRAPH 2013 Show Floor – Part 1

We have pictures from the SIGGRAPH 2013 show floor with accompanying notes on releases

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Is a 5 GHz iMac coming for next Christmas? AMD has the goods, Apple may bite

Will Apple be tempted to shift to AMD if a new GHz race emerges between the two main chip producers?

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Notes on the New Mac Pro – Details We Now Know

We review many of the issues that remain on pro users minds as they contemplate the new Mac Pro

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Nemetschek, Maxon and AMD announced Global Design Competition

Nemetschek Vectorworks and Maxon partner again on global design competition, open to both students and professionals.

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Nvidia intros new Keplar-class Quadros and K5000 spotted in Mountain Lion update

Nvidia intros Keplar class for wider audience and K5000 for Mac spotted in Mountain Lion

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AMD partner Sapphire has Radeon HD 7950 coming to Mac Pro

New GPU card for Mac Pros appears at CeBit and AMD Confirms with Architosh

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Tidbits: Lightworks, ZBrush and PipelineFX news

Lightworks and AMD announce Partnership Lightworks, the world’s leading supplier of rendering software technologies, has announced a new partnership with chip giant AMD. The company has been working with AMD to offer stereoscopic rendering technologies to AMD and will be showcasing new abilities at this year’s SIGGRAPH exhibition in Los Angeles. Visitors to the Lightworks […]

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Interview: AMD Mac Graphics Division Talks Apple and Graphics Progress

In this fourth article in our 2011 State of Apple in CAD/3D industries, special series, we speak to Chris Bentley, team leader of the AMD/ATI Mac graphics division, about the state of hardware graphics in Apple products, including, and especially the Mac.

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Khronos demonstrates OpenCL momentum at SC09

Khronos Group is demonstrating OpenCL 1.0 progress at international high-performance computing conference — makes major announcement about industry adoption of key standard

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AMD advances OpenGL – new extension binds

The power of Uber-Parallel Processing: New AMD WGL_AMD_GPU_association extension further advances multi-GPU system performance in workstations. Advances OpenGL.

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Siggraph Highlights for Mac Users – Part 6

Architosh’s continuing coverage of Siggraph 2008 news continues with this report as we look at additional highlights and note some new Mac software for 3D that is new to the community.

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Apple shapes future of massive parallelization with OpenCL

A Guardian article by Chris Edwards takes a good look at graphics processing units and how they are the ‘piranhas of computing’

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2002 Architosh report discussed Apple’s move to plurality of devices

Architosh’s report entitled, Architosh 2002 AEC CAD IT Survey Report, a publication of Britasmedia, discussed at length the use of low-power PowerPC chips for future Apple devices of unknown form

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Mac Pros: Graphics Options to Expand

Graphics Options to Expand for Mac Pro Customers – Professional Market Needs More Middle Ground

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Commentary: 3D CAD on iPhone? You Bet!

Daniel Eran Dilger’s article this week in Roughly Drafted Magazine suggest more than just the power of games on the iPhone. Clearly with such hardware internals the iPhone is more than capable of handling CAD — even, and especially, 3D CAD

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AMD trims line of business graphics cards

AMD has introduced FireMV 2260 as low-power 2D graphics accelerators

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