Radius Ex/Vigor EX

NextComputing has upgraded its portable Radius EX and Vigor EX systems, which now support up to 96Gb DDR3 1066MHz ECC memory, making them suitable for graphics-intensive visualisation programs. With multiple enterprise-class processors, several TB of internal storage, and now up to 96GB of memory, the Radius EX and Vigor EX have increased performance and response time for any task. 

The Radius EX and Vigor EX also feature: easy access to internal components for field service and upgrades; quad-core and six-core Intel Core i7 or Intel Xeon processors; up to (7) PCI Express expansion slots; integrated Intel HD graphics or discrete professional graphics solutions from Nvidia and AMD; and multiple terabytes of fixed or removable storage with multiple RAID options.

Analysis and opinion

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