8-Core CPU Powers Panther 4.0 Laptop from Eurocom

NVIDIA Quadro or GeForce discrete graphics are paired with the mighty processor

By on December 5th, 2012 09:55 GMT

With Origin PC showing what it takes to be a high-end gaming laptop, Eurocom has taken it upon itself to provide an example of how powerful professional mobile workstations can be.

Eurocom did not hold back when it put together the Panther 4.0. It pulled out all the stops and made the low-end hardware configuration more powerful than any consumer mobile PC, and most desktops too for that matter.

The weakest chip one can select is the XEON E5-2630, with 6 cores, 12 threads, 15 MB L3 cache memory, 2.3 / 2.8 GHz clock speed and 95 W TDP.

There is only one other six-core option, yet five 8-core processors, of which the mightiest is the XEON E5-2690.

With a thermal design power of 135 W, it offers eight cores, 16 threads and clock speeds of 2.9 / 3.8 GHz.

It should be very easy to run several applications at the same time, no matter how demanding. Even if there weren't powerful graphics cards involved, this would be possible, provided nothing in the way of graphics design were attempted.

Fortunately, design and simulation were activities that Eurocom took seriously into account.

Regardless of the CPU selected, customers will be allowed to get an NVIDIA Quadro professional graphics adapter as well.

Quadro K5000M is the best of them, with 4 GB GDDR5 VRAM, a 28nm Kepler GPU (1,536 CUDA cores) and a 256-bit memory interface.

NVIDIA Quadro K3000M is another option and, for those that want it, the GeForce GTX 680M can be chosen as well.

All Eurocom Panther 4.0 mobile workstations ship with 3D support. Using them for visualization and simulation, as well as CAD (Computer-Aided Design) and CAE (Computer-Aided Engineering), DCC (Digital Content Creation), should be a smooth ride. Engineering and server roles should be easily assumed as well.

Eurocom somehow managed to cram everything inside a 17.3-inch, 12 lbs package (5.5kg).

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