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14th November 2008- Derby, UK

Intel Core i7 Quad-Core Workstation Launch

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NVIDIA QuadroIntel Core i7      

CAD2 are pleased to announce the launch of their latest Quad-Core computer workstations based on the latest Intel® Core® i7 CPU Architecture.

Intel® Core® i7 is the first Intel family to be released using the Intel Nehalem micro architecture and is the successor to the current Intel Core 2 family of processors. The Nehalem architecture represents the largest architectural change in the Intel x86 family since the Pentium Pro in 1995. The CAD2 WS114 features many new innovative technologies. These include: -

    • Intel® Core™ i7 45nm Native Quad-Core Processor (Code named Nehalem)
    • Brand New Intelligent CPU Socket Design (SKT 1366)
    • Intel® Next Generation X58 Workstation Motherboard Chipset
    • Triple Channel DDR3 Memory Support (Up to 8GB)
    • Intel® Quick Path Interconnect (QPI) (Replaces older FSB - Front Side Bus)
    • On-Chip Memory Controller (Memory is directly connected to the processor)
    • Intel ® Dynamic "Turbo Boost" Technology
    • Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology - SMT
    • Shared 8MB L3 Cache
    • Sophisticated Power Management Features
    • Up to 8GB NVIDIA Quadro Workstation Graphics (via 2x Quadro FX5800 GPU’s)
    • Up to 8TB of Hard Disk Storage
    • 10,000 & 15,000 rpm Hard Disk Drive Options
    • and much more….

This new processor architecture represents significant performance enhancements throughout a range of industry sectors (CAD, CAM, CAE & DCC/VFX). Perfect for the power user that finds a dual CPU style system a little out of reach.

Now available in our latest WS114 Workstation series.

For further information please e-mail sales@cad2.com or telephone us on 0800 180 4801.

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10th November 2008- Derby, UK

NVIDIA Quadro® FX5800 4GB GPU Graphics Card Launch

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NVIDIA Quadro      

For Further Details Click HereCAD2 are pleased to announce the launch of the NVIDIA Quadro FX5800 Graphics Card, the World's First Professional Workstation Graphics Card with 4GB of Video Memory.

With advances in the GPU architecture, the NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800 solution gives geophysicists, designers, scientists, engineers, & other technical professionals visual supercomputing from their desktops. Professional applications take advantage of the Quadro FX 5800 solution’s advanced feature set, including up to 4GB of frame buffer leading to greater interactivity with large datasets, providing the right set of tools to deliver results that push visualization beyond traditional 3D.

The Quadro FX 5800 is the ultra high-end solution in NVIDIA’s second generation unified architecture
professional product offerings delivering up to 50% increased performance over the first generation through 240 processor cores. The entire Quadro family takes professional visualization applications to a new level of interactivity by enabling unprecedented programmability and precision. The industry’s leading workstation applications leverage these capabilities to deliver hardware-accelerated features, performance, and quality not found in other professional graphics solutions. From Quadro FX 5800, 5600, and 4800 at the ultra high- end, and Quadro FX 4600 and 3700 at the high-end, through Quadro FX 1700 at the mid-range, to Quadro FX 570 and 370 at the entry-level, Quadro delivers the productivity you need at every price.

The NVIDIA Quadro FX5800 offers a new level of interactivity for engineers and designers enabling shorter production cycles and faster time-to-market. Available throughout our entire IMAGINE 64Bit Workstation Series. For further information please contact us on 0800 180 4801.

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31st October 2008- Derby, UK

ATI™ FirePro V8700 1GB Workstation Graphics Card.

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ATI FirePro      

For Further Details Click HereCAD2 are pleased to announce the launch of the new ATI FirePro V8700 Workstation Graphics Card. Featuring the very latest ATI graphics technologies for superb application performance, even in the most demanding of software applications.

The new ATI FirePro™ 3D workstation graphics cards combine a new ATI OpenGL optimized driver with the award winning ATI FireGL graphics technology , delivering a new level of graphics performance and reliability for professional 3D graphics users. Ideal for Computer Aided Design (CAD), Digital Content Creation (DCC) and simulation markets, ATI FirePro™ 3D workstation graphics accelerators deliver industry leading features and price performance.

  • Display Port® Output for Superior 30-bit Image Quality
  • Scalable Ultra Parallel Processing Architecture with Unified Shaders
  • Auto Detect Instinctively Optimizes Performance for Multi-Application Workflow
  • Dual Link DVI Output for Driving Ultra High Resolution Widescreen Monitors
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR) Rendering with 8, 10 & 16-bit per RGB Colour Support
  • Hardware Accelerated DirectX® 10.1 and OpenGL® 2.1 Advanced Features
  • Optimized & Certified for Leading CAD & DCC Applications
  • Generation 2.0 PCI Express® Compliant

The ATI FirePro V8700 offers the ultimate in graphics performance, thanks to its ultra high end credentials. Packing the highest levels of application performance and stability into any CAD2 professional workstation.

ATI FirePro V8700 - Specification

  • Ultra High End 3D Workstation Graphics Solution
  • Powered By Scaleable ATI FirePro™ 3D Workstation Graphics
  • Parallel Processing Unified Shader Architecture
  • 800 Unified Shader Engines
  • Auto Detect Instinctively Optimizes User Workflow
  • Generation 2.0 PCI Express® x16 Bus Interface
  • 1GB GDDR5 Graphics Frame Buffer Memory
  • 2 Display Port Outputs
  • 1 Dual Link DVI-I Output
  • Full Shader Model 4.1 Support for Vertex & Pixel Shaders
  • and much more.....

CAD2 Says:
Offering creative professionals this amount of graphics processing power, can seriously improve their productivity. Perfect for today's fast paced project time scales. Now shipping and available throughout our entire workstation range.

For further information please contact one of our CAD2 specialists on 0800 180 4801.

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2nd July 2008- Derby, UK

CAD2 wins yet ANOTHER workstation group test.

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3D World Group Test Winner      

CAD2 have done it again. For the second year running they have dominated the 3D World Super Workstation Group test. Submitting the best workstation specification and outclassing the entire competition

CAD2 Says:
Designing a workstation is more than just putting the right components together. Each and every CAD2 workstation is greater than simply the some of its parts. This is due to our bespoke setup and system optimization, excellent craftsmanship, workstation level hardware/software experts and more. As the UK's premiere computer workstation manufacturer we strive to offer every customer the ultimate workstation specification for their budget (whether this be £500, or £5,000 pounds); utilizing the very latest cutting edge workstation class technologies and good honest value for money.

As part of the workstation design process, we will actually ask customers for sample data sets/files in order to fine tune the specification for their needs. This can include advanced 3d modeling tool enhancements, to superior rendering power. We believe no other manufacturer can offer this same level of expertise. Why not call us and give us a try?

View the 3D world group test review - Here

For further information please contact one of our CAD2 specialists on 0800 180 4801.

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6th June 2008- Derby, UK

Western Digital 10,000rpm Velociraptor Hard Disk Drive

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CAD2 Marketing
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Western Digital      

CAD2 are pleased to announce the launch of the latest Western Digital Velociraptor Hard Disk Drive. Featuring the fastest performing S-ATA technology, this new 10,000rpm hard disk drive offers staggering performance for professional workstation users.... Allowing data intensive tasks to be completed in record time.

Based on the previous 'Raptor' 10,000rpm hard disk technologies the new Velociraptor drives incorporate the faster 300MB/Sec SATAII interface so offer a staggering performance improvement over all previous generation SATA hard disk drives.

Highly recommended for all desktop publishing and media intensive environments we are now pleased to offer these hard disk drives throughout our entire desktop workstation range. For further information please contact our CAD2 specialists on 0800 180 4801.

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30th April 2008- Derby, UK

NVIDIA Quadro® FX4700 X2 2GB GPU Graphics Card Launch

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CAD2 Marketing
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NVIDIA Quadro      

For Further Details Click HereCAD2 are pleased to announce the launch of the NVIDIA Quadro FX4700 X2 Dual GPU Graphics Card with 2GB of Memory for integration into their professional range of computer graphics workstations.

NVIDIA Quadro® Quadro FX 4700 X2 graphics solution is designed with two Quadro FX 4700 graphics processing units (GPU's) and delivers the industry’s most advanced graphics in a dual slot solution. Featuring a 2GB frame buffer, the Quadro FX 4700 X2 supports NVIDIA SLI® technology on any platform and quad dual-link DVI drives maximum visual real-estate. Certified for CAD, DCC, and
visualization applications, Quadro FX 4700 X2 is the ultimate visualization solution.

The NVIDIA Quadro FX4700 X2 offers a new level of interactivity for engineers and designers enabling shorter production cycles and faster time-to-market. Available throughout our entire IMAGINE 64Bit Workstation Series. For further information please contact us on 0800 180 4801.

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31st March 2008- Derby, UK

ATI FireGL™ V7700 512MB Graphics Card Launch

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CAD2 Marketing
Telephone: +44 (0)1332 545802

ATI FireGL      

For Further Details Click HereCAD2 are pleased to announce the launch of AMD/ATI's latest professional workstation graphics card the High End FireGL V7700.

Extending Leadership in Image Quality
Introducing the ATI FireGL™ V7700 workstation graphics accelerator from AMD. This high end workstation solution with 512 MB on-board frame buffer memory is the industry’s first commercially available 3D workstation graphics accelerator to feature a Display Port® output. With a full 10-bit display pipeline, the ATI FireGL V7700 is ideally suited for applications that benefit from accurate color reproduction and superior visual quality.

  • Display Port® output for superior 10-bit image quality
  • Scalable ultra parallel processing architecture with 320 unified shaders
  • Auto Detect instinctively optimizes performance for multi-application workflow
  • Dual Link DVI output for driving ultra high resolution widescreen monitors
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR) rendering with 8, 10 & 16-bit per RGB color component support
  • Hardware acceleration of DirectX® 10.1 and OpenGL® 2.1 advanced features
  • Optimized and certified for many CAD and DCC applications
  • PCI Express® 2.0 compliant

Next Generation Professional Graphics Accelerators
Based on a new generation GPU with 320 unified shader units, the ATI FireGL V7700 ultra parallel processing architecture helps maximize throughput by automatically directing graphics horsepower where it’s needed. Intelligent management of computational resources enables enhanced utilization of the GPU to enable real-time rendering of complex models and scenes while maximizing frame rate performance when animating.

New Flexibility in Display Output Configurations
The ATI FireGL V7700 features a Display Port® output and a Dual Link DVI output, together generating a multi-monitor desktop of over 5000 pixels wide. Featuring native multi-accelerator support, users can see more and do more with four displays being driven by two ATI FireGL accelerators in the same workstation.

World Class Performance, Reliability, and Support
ATI FireGL workstation graphics accelerators are thoroughly tested and certified with major Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Digital Content Creation (DCC) applications, ensuring a level of reliability not typically found in consumer graphics products. ATI FireGL unified drivers simplify installation, deployment, and maintenance. AMD offers direct customer access to a dedicated professional class technical support team.

CAD2 are pleased to offer the FireGL V7700 512MB Graphics Card throughout their entire VISON Workstation series. For further information please contact us on 0800 180 4801.

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16th January 2008- Derby, UK

NVIDIA Quadro® FX3700 512MB Graphics Card Launch

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CAD2 Marketing
Telephone: +44 (0)1332 545802

NVIDIA Quadro      

For Further Details Click HereCAD2 are pleased to announce the launch of the NVIDIA Quadro FX3700 Graphics Card in their professional range of computer graphics workstations.

NVIDIA Quadro® FX3700 high end graphics solution is the industry leading high end workstation graphics solutions designed specially for CAD, DCC and visualization applications. Featuring outstanding performance and quality, the NVIDIA Quadro FX3700 delivers 512MB of dedicated frame buffer memory with a 51.2GB/sec. memory bandwidth, 256-bit memory interface and support for ultra high-resolution panels up to 2560 x 1600 for ultimate productivity.

The NVIDIA Quadro FX3700 offers a new level of interactivity for engineers and designers enabling shorter production cycles and faster time-to-market.

The NVIDIA Quadro FX3700 is now available throughout our entire IMAGINE 64Bit Workstation Series. For further information please contact us on 0800 180 4801.

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10th December 2007- Derby, UK

3.20GHz Quad Core X5482 Intel® Xeon® Workstations

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CAD2 Marketing
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Intel      

The highly anticipated 3.20GHz Quad Core Intel Xeon Processor is upon us. Based on the award winning 'Harpertown' Quad Core CPU Architecture, these new ultra high performance Dual Processor Solutions bring true 3.20GHz Quad Core Power to intense computer environments.

CAD2 are pleased to feature these new processors through their range of design and rendering workstations (available in their DQX64 & RX8 Systems); transforming the speed at which customers can render and preview complex images and animations. Aimed at creative 3D professionals that require the ultimate in workstation performance CAD2's bespoke workstation range excel in the most demanding of 3D environments.Intel® Xeon® Processor


Quad Core Intel Xeon Processors 5400 Series 'Harpertown' (Dual CPU Support)
The breakthrough performance, energy efficiency, and reliability of Intel® Xeon® processor based workstations systems make them the ideal choice for all of your data demanding or standard enterprise infrastructure applications.

For Further Details Click Here Experience over 50% greater performance than industry leading Dual-Core Intel® Xeon® processors (Dual-Core 5100 Series) in the same power bracket and up to 150% (percent) greater performance than the equivalent AMD Opteron Processor. All this translates into greater performance with fewer cooling challenges, enabling quad-core-based workstations, rendering systems & blade servers to run more applications with a smaller footprint, giving you revolutionary ways to achieve more with less.

Processor No.
Cache
Clock Speed
Front
Side Bus
Power

Quad
Core

45-nm technology
E5405
12MB
2.00GHz
1333MHz
80W
Quad Core
E5410
12MB
2.33GHz
1333MHz
80W
Quad Core
E5420
12MB
2.50GHz
1333MHz
80W
Quad Core
E5430
12MB
2.66GHz
1333MHz
80W
Quad Core
E5440
12MB
2.83GHz
1333MHz
80W
Quad Core
E5450
12MB
3.00GHz
1333MHz
80W
Quad Core
E5462
12MB
2.80GHz
1600MHz
80W
Quad Core
E5472
12MB
3.00GHz
1600MHz
80W
Quad Core
X5450
12MB
3.00GHz
1333MHz
120W
Quad Core
X5460
12MB
3.16GHz
1333MHz
120W
Quad Core
X5472
12MB
3.00GHz
1600MHz
120W
Quad Core
X5482
12MB
3.20Ghz
1600MHz
150W
Quad Core

 

Features Benefits
Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor 5400 Series
  • Up to 2x better performance than previous generation dual-core and 5x better than single-core
  • Up to 25% better performance & 38% better performance per watt than previous generation quad core
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
  • Enables more operating systems and software to run in today's virtual environments
  • Developed with virtualization software providers to enable greater functionality and compatibility compared to non-hardware-assisted virtual environments
Intel® 64 Architecture
  • Enables Extended Memory Addressability for Workstation, Rendering & Server Applications
Fully Buffered DIMM Technology
  • Up to 21 GB/s for 3 times the increase in memory bandwidth over previous memory technology
  • Up to 4 times the memory capacity up to 64 GB
  • Enhanced reliability, availability & serviceability features
Intel® I/O Acceleration Technology (Intel® I/OAT)
  • Delivers up to twice the data movement
  • Cuts CPU overhead by as much as 40 percent
Enhanced Reliability & Manageability
  • Many memory controller features, together with PCI Express RAS features combine to help improve platform reliability vs. previous-generation platforms
  • New features include Error Correcting Code (ECC) system bus, new memory mirroring and I/O hot-plug
  • The Intel® 5000V/P chipset's include an SMBus port for remote management operation and support for third-party base management controllers & BIOS solutions

Now Available in Our DQX64 Workstation Series & RX8 Render Nodes. For further information please contact us on 0800 180 4801.

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7th December 2007- Derby, UK

NVIDIA Quadro FX4600 & FX5600 SDI Graphics Cards

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CAD2 Marketing
Telephone: +44 (0)1332 545802

NVIDIA Quadro      

The Integrated Graphics to Video Solution for Broadcast, Video & Film Production Professionals

Quadro 5600 SDINVIDIA Quadro® SDI professional broadcast graphics cards are the ideal solution for digital broadcast professionals, who use various applications such as virtual-sets, sports, and weather news systems to composite live video footage onto virtual backgrounds and send the result to live video for TV broadcast. NVIDIA Quadro SDI solutions also allow film production, post-production, and finishing professionals to preview the results of 3D compositing, editing, and color grading in real time on high definition (HD) broadcast monitors.For Further Details Click Here




This graphics to video out solution delivers uncompressed 8, 10 or 12-bit SDI from programmable graphics, enabling a direct connection to broadcast monitors, switchers, tape decks, or SDI projectors.

NOW Available with awesome graphics power and performance with the NVIDIA Quadro FX4600 & Quadro FX5600 GPU's.

  • Up to 1.5GB of High Performance Graphics DDR-3 Memory
  • 384Bit Memory Interface
  • Up to 76.2GB/Sec Memory Bandwidth
  • OpenGL 2.1 & DirectX 10 Support
  • Programmable GPU with NVIDIA Cuda Technology
  • and more.....

For further information please contact us on 0800 180 4801.

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11th November 2007- Derby, UK

Intel® Core 2 Extreme QX9650 Workstations @ 3.0GHz + 12MB Cache

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CAD2 Marketing
Telephone: +44 (0)1332 545802

Intel Core 2 Duo/Extreme ProcessorsIntel      

CAD2 today announced the launch of their highly anticipated Extreme Workstation Series based on the latest Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 Processor. Built on the very latest Intel X38 Performance Chipset & Featuring a 1333MHz Front Side Bus & 12MB of Level 2 Cache Memory for enhanced power & performance.

Intel's new Core 2 Extreme processors incorporate some great technological enhancements that will introduce a new level of performance for today's design professionals. Maximize your pre-view rendering, complex mathematical calculations or FEA analysis tasks in record time. Available as part of our Q64 Workstation series the Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 provides the fastest, most powerful levels of performance available in any single CPU based workstation.

Please contact us on 0800 180 4801 for further details.

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