Features We’re Looking Forward to in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

As of today, Microsoft has begun rolling out the Fall Creators Update to Windows 10 via automatic updates. It’s a pretty major update with a nice set of new features which should add to your overall Windows experience. Here are our top four worth looking forward to. Story Remix – Story Remix is a unique new way to create new iterations of your favorite memories. Drop in video, pictures, and music, select some transitions, add some effects, and click a button. Story Remix creates for you a fresh new edit of your video. Great for home movies and baby pictures.…

Intel Coffee Lake vs Kaby Lake

With the release of their 8th Gen Core processors (also known as Coffee Lake), Intel has many PC users wondering if now might finally be the time to upgrade their older desktop. Though the performance advantages may make it clear cut for owners of older PCs, what about power users with more recent hardware? How closely do Coffee Lake (e.g. i7-8700k, i7-8700, i5-8600k etc) vs Kaby Lake (i7-7700km i7-7700, i5-7600k etc) compare? Read on for a breakdown of the key improvements which Coffee Lake have brought vs. Kaby Lake. Coffee Lake vs Kaby Lake Both Coffee Lake and Kaby Lake utilize…

8th Gen Intel Core Processors (Coffee Lake) Are Here!

Today we’re excited to be a part of another major Intel launch – the release of 8th Gen Intel Core Processors, formerly known as Coffee Lake. Featuring 6 cores, up to 12 threads, and up to 4.7 GHz of speed, 8th Gen Processors are designed to produce remarkable experiences in gaming, VR, and entertainment, allowing for gaming, recording, streaming, and more all at once. If you’ve been waiting for just the right time to upgrade, you may have found it. Read on to learn more about this incredible new family of processors. 8th Gen Intel Core Models and Specs At…

The HD360A – Our New Epyc Workstation

There’s been quite a bit of buzz in our industry around AMD’s Epyc processors. With up to 32 physical cores per chip, it’s easy to see why. But until recently that insane level of processing power was relegated to server and data center solutions. Now, we’re changing that. Introducing the ProMagix HD360A, the first and only AMD Epyc workstation on the market, available exclusively right here, from Velocity Micro. Powered by two Epyc processors at up to 32 cores/64 threads each, alongside professional grade GPUs, the ProMagix HD360A may not just be the most powerful desktop PC we’ve ever made (and it…

Configuring the Best AutoCAD Computer

The most popular Computer Aided Design (or CAD) software in the world is probably AutoDesk’s AutoCAD. Really, with AutoCAD, you’ll only be limited by your hardware, especially when working with complex designs. But with a seemingly endless number of component options to pick from, which should you choose for configuring the best AutoCAD Computer possible? Read on as we break down the options. Processor AutoCAD applications, whether they’re 2D designs or 3D models, are almost exclusively single threaded, meaning the application runs on a single processing core and does not take advantage of multiple cores or threads. For this reason,…

Configuring the Best Revit Computer

Autodesk Revit is designed for architects, structural engineers, and construction. To get the most out of this incredibly powerful software though, you’re going to need only the best hardware, optimally configured to your needs. At Velocity Micro, we’ve been building workstations optimized for Revit for over twenty years. One thing that’s unique about us vs. much of the large OEM competition is our custom build options which allow you to focus on the primary components needed for your specific workflow, maximizing the performance for your investment. The following post will provide an overview of what components to focus on when…

Intel Core X-Series Processors – Now Available!

By now you may have heard – a new generation of Intel processors is on the way. You’ll see these referred to as Basin Falls, X299, Core i9, Skylake-X, or Kaby Lake-X but in short, they’re all different ways of talking about Core X-Series. But what does this mean for your next custom gaming or workstation PC build exactly? Should you wait for these new processors before buying your next PC? We’ll break down everything we know (or at least as much as we can reveal) in the following post. The new Core X-Series chipset – X299/Basin Falls First, let’s…

Why Choose a Linux PC

Velocity Micro specializes in custom builds for all types of PC users, including Linux. The following post will go over just a few of the reasons why some power users are choosing a Linux PC over Windows. Open Source First and foremost, all versions of Linux are Open Source, meaning it was created and distributed by the global community and the source code has been made freely available. So what’s the advantage to you as a consumer? Along with the support provided by the open source community, as we’ll discuss later, Linux’s Open Source origins mean the OS is free…

Geforce vs Quadro – What’s the Difference?

  Another of the frequently asked questions we get when custom configuring a PC or workstation for a customer is which NVIDIA GPU option is best – Geforce vs Quadro. Which GPU is the best value? And which option is best suited for what applications? Let’s go over some of the differences, Pros, and Cons of both Geforce and Quadro. Geforce Pros Faster clock speeds – Dollar for dollar, Geforce cards generally offer faster GPU clock speeds in the 10-20% range. For example, the Geforce GTX 1070 features a boost clock speed of 1683 MHz while the more expensive Quadro…

Ryzen 7 vs. Intel Benchmarks – Welcome Back, AMD!

You don’t have to go too far back in the annals of CPU history to remember when AMD was a major challenger to the performance crown and the choice of many a savvy gamer. But over the past few years, the gap between AMD and Intel has grown wider, with AMD relegated almost exclusively to budget PC builds and consoles like the PS4. With Ryzen 7’s release, that all changes. Based on AMD’s hugely hyped “Zen” architecture, the 8-core/16-thread Ryzen 7 is the first round of a whole new processor family with intentions of shaking up the industry and finally…