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Intel Core i9-9990XE OEM-only, Even Then it's a Lottery

In a sign of just how arid the DIY retail channel has become for Intel, Tom's Hardware reports that the new socket flagship LGA2066 HEDT processor model Intel sneaked into its product-stack, the Core i9-9990XE, is restricted to the OEM/SI (system integrator) channel. Even to OEMs, ordering a tray of i9-9990XE chips isn't as simple as ordering other chips, such as the i9-9900K. Apparently, Intel has been running secret online auctions that are OEM-only, for these chips. OEMs get to bid on the per-chip price in n-unit tray quantities.

Workstation integrator Puget Systems was able to score itself some i9-9990XE inventory at USD $2,300 per chip. Puget Systems last week received its first batch of chips from Intel, and released performance benchmarks. At this price, the i9-9990XE is being sold at a 21% premium over the retail-channel SEP price of the i9-9980XE, and a whopping 65% premium over the i9-9940X. Intel can't shake off comparisons between the i9-9990XE and the i9-9940X because both chips are 14-core/28-thread with 19.25 MB shared L3 cache, with the i9-9990XE only offering significantly higher clock-speeds, but at an astounding TDP of 255W. The i9-9990XE was shown beating the 18-core i9-9980XE in a variety of HEDT-relevant benchmarks.

Puget Systems Launches New Quad CPU Workstations

Puget Systems has been providing quad socket workstations for years now. Today, we refresh that product with a new duo of quad socket workstations that offer even more capacity, better cooling, and quieter operation. The new Peak Quad CPU workstations come in both Intel and AMD varieties. Our intention with this refresh is to take some of the highest performance workstation configurations available today and make them something you can put in your lab or office. Most workstations and servers of this caliber come with a prohibitive noise level but the Peak line of workstations solves this problem while still providing excellent cooling and long component lifespan.

In addition to supporting four CPUs, these workstations also support other high performance options such as large SSD arrays and accelerator cards including Intel Xeon Phi and NVIDIA Tesla. Most importantly, we have designed these workstations to be flexible. With systems at this level, it is typical for us to plan, design, implement and test a custom solution for each customer and use case. If you are unsure whether Peak is right for you, just ask! We have dedicated staff on hand for HPC, parallel and cluster computing.

Puget Systems Launches New Laptops with NVIDIA 800M Graphics

Puget Systems is excited to announce the launch of four new models of our Traverse laptops, which include the new NVIDIA 800M series graphics. These graphics cards bring higher performance, greater efficiency, and new features such as Battery Boost. That balances performance and power consumption by assessing characteristics of the load your laptop is under and adjusting performance on the fly. As a result these new NVIDIA GPUs are 15-60% faster than the previous generation.

Our Traverse V Series features an NVIDIA GTX 860M video card, making it an excellent general purpose laptop. When not under load the dedicated GPU is disabled via NVIDIA Optimus technology, allowing the integrated Intel graphics to take over. This provides lower power draw, longer battery life, and quieter operation. When that video power is needed, the NVIDIA graphics enable and seamlessly take over.

Puget Systems Launches Sandy Bridge-EP Workstations and Servers

Puget Systems, a boutique integrator of custom PC systems for enthusiasts, gamers, consumers and SMB markets, today announced availability of Intel Sandy Bridge-E to its line of workstations and servers.

Sandy Bridge-EP incorporates improved memory bandwidth, more PCI-E lanes, and uses Intel's Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, providing even more performance when needed. For more information, a full Sandy Bridge-E technology primer is available from Puget Systems.

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