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…

Web Security and Password Best Practices

Time for a password refresh! Within the past two weeks, over 1 million decrypted passwords for some of the most popular mail and social media sites have been placed for sale on the Deep Web.  What this means for you is that there is a chance that your information is unknowingly available for sale.  A few of the sites involved in this data sale include gMail, Yahoo, LinkedIn, Tumblr, and Last.FM. An Australian security researcher has instituted a Website to allow you to see if any of your eMail accounts or usernames have been involved in a breach incident.  This…

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…

Announcing the RennSeat Pro Driving Simulator

  At CES in January, we announced one of our most ambitious projects yet – the RennSeat Pro, a custom driving simulator for ultimate gaming and iRacing. Now, we’re just as excited to announce it’s officially available for purchase. Fully configurable with surround sound, a selection of premium peripherals ,and powered by a custom Velocity Micro desktop, the RennSeat Pro is perfect for extreme gaming, racing sim enthusiasts, or those serious about iRacing. Check out some live gameplay from our offices: Learn more about the RennSeat Pro and configure yours here.

Benefits of Buying a Prebuilt Gaming Computer

[sg_popup id=”1″ event=”onload”][/sg_popup]Hardcore gamers have two options when it comes to buying a gaming computer: custom built or prebuilt. Both have their advantages. Custom-built PCs allow users to pick and choose exactly what goes into the system, whereas prebuilt gaming systems are built for performance. In this post, we are going to explore the benefits to choosing a prebuilt gaming computer.   Great for all Levels Whether you’re a beginning or advanced gamer, prebuilt gaming systems are available for every need. Entry-level gamers have a general knowledge of gaming machines and hardware, but assembling a system from scratch will prove…

What is a VR-Ready Laptop?

As if there weren’t already a ton of choices that have to be made when buying a new gaming laptop or computer, another one has been added to the mix: virtual reality. Virtual reality headsets like the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive are designed to create immersive experiences that truly wow the user through 360-degree games and videos. But in order to get the smooth, fascinating experience that you expect, you need some pretty decent hardware. VR-ready computers are those that are built specifically for use with virtual reality headsets. If you want to get more into this hobby,…

3 Practical Reasons to Spend More on Your PC

There are some things in life that you can afford to spend a bit more on, and computers are one of them. Sales figures over the last 5-6 years show that people are spending an average of $600 on their new laptops. This means that some people spend more, but some spend less. For under $600, you’re much more limited on what you can get. Machines such as Chromebooks, low-end Ultrabooks and multimedia laptops tend to fall in this category. While they are certainly adequate for basic computer tasks, they are just that. Here are three reasons why you might…

How to Choose the Best Gaming Laptop (Updated)

How to Choose the Best Gaming Laptop (Updated)

Last year, we wrote a post about what parts and components to look for in the best gaming laptop. But in our industry, things change so quickly that we thought it would be a good idea to revisit the topic and discuss some of the latest advancements in mobile gaming tech. Here then are some updated tips and things to look for when shopping for the best gaming laptop. Graphics Just like with a gaming desktop, the graphics card (aka video card or GPU) is of critical importance if you want the best gaming experience. But until recently, there was…

Our new line of High Performance Computing

Our new line of High Performance Computing

Today, I’m excited to announce the official relaunch of our High Performance Computing category. For those of you unfamiliar with High Performance Computing (also called GPU computing or parallel computing), it’s the computation of complex calculations by breaking them up into smaller ones, simultaneously run on the many cores of a GPU or multiple GPUs. By spreading out these applications over thousands of cores instead of two or four, certain calculations can be sped up exponentially. There are hundreds of applications for High Performance Computing including data mining, medical imaging, media creation, quantum chemistry, weather forecasting, numerical analysis, and many…

Windows 10 Home vs Pro

Windows 10 Home vs Pro

With the launch of Windows 10 and its laundry list of cool new features comes the same question as with every other major Windows release – which version is best for me and my needs? Is the Pro version worth the investment over the standard Home edition? Fortunately, because Microsoft is claiming that Windows 10 will be the “last version of Windows” (with major launches replaced by incremental ongoing improvements), this will hopefully be the final time that you’ll have to wade through a confusing list of features and options to choose a Windows version that fits your specific needs.…