NextComputing Announces Edge Workstations with AMD Radeon Pro WX 7100 Graphics

NextComputing announces immediate availability of the Edge workstation line optimized for Virtual Reality with AMD Radeon™ Pro WX 7100 graphics cards.

Leveraging the Radeon™ Pro WX 7100, the Edge workstation was designed with the creative professional in mind. The Edge is ideally suited for those that demand the best in performance, style and value.

Individuals and organizations leading VR development in industries from Media & Entertainment (M&E) to Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) stand to benefit from the potentially game-changing value offered by the Edge by NextComputing combined with Radeon™ Pro WX 7100 graphics cards by AMD.

For those who demand maximum performance in minimal space, NextComputing will unveil the Edge T100 mini-tower workstation at NAB 2017. Encased in a soft-touch, compact chassis, the Edge T100 accommodates up to three (3) Radeon™ Pro WX 7100 graphics cards in a system about half the size and weight of a typical tower workstation.

The professional aesthetics of the Edge T100 help convey the system’s raw performance, coupled with near silent operation. Furthermore, the Edge T100 is price competitive with tower workstation offerings, with a VR-optimized configuration available for $3,599.

For those that need true “all-in-one” portability, NextComputing offers the Edge P100 with fully-integrated 17” HD display built into the chassis. Although this ultra-sleek portable accommodates up to two (2) Radeon™ Pro WX 7100 graphics cards, even a single Radeon™ Pro WX 7100 card can power the internal display, while simultaneously driving up to three (3) additional 5K external displays and/or HTC Vive VR headsets.

“Unifying the efforts of NextComputing and AMD Radeon Technologies Group provides customers with turnkey solutions to create tomorrow’s compelling VR content,” explains NextComputing President and CTO, Bob Labadini. “NextComputing and AMD have a strong history of successfully bringing new technology to market by actively engaging and supporting the content development community. We are very excited to help bring AMD’s Radeon Pro WX 7100 graphics cards to the best and brightest creators, particularly those developing for Virtual Reality.”

“Professional workloads today continue to demand more from workstations. To keep pace and enable seamless multi-tasking in today’s most popular applications, we created the Radeon™ Pro WX series. The Radeon Pro WX 7100 card’s superior performance and features paired with NextComputing’s world-class workstation build quality and design are an ideal solution for today’s professional creators,” said Ogi Brkic, general manager, professional graphics, Radeon Technologies Group, AMD. “The Radeon™ Pro WX 7100 was designed to intersect new industry inflection points such as VR and the growing adoption of real-time engines, empowering creators of all kinds to deliver the next generation of exceptional content.”

Edge workstations to be showcased by AMD at booth SL7620 at NAB 2017

Check out the award winning 360 VR experience brought to you by AMD, Winbush Design & Animation Studios and Mix Master Mike. This unprecedented, immersive album won best 360VR Experience at VR Fest and CES 2017 as well as two Vega Awards, and is sure to be a crowd pleaser!

The intent of the 360 VR adventure was to create a DJ experience unparalleled by any other artist.

“For me, this is the ultimate platform to express my music,” Mix Master Mike explains. “Finding a team that could help me create these virtual worlds is a dream come true. They will finally be a reality in a virtual environment. I’m confident this project will definitely spark minds and inspire other artists to take a leap forward in using what we’ve created as a template to a whole new creative VR 360 approach.” (http://hiphopdx.com/news/id.40951/title.mix-master-mike-uses-vr-360-technology-for-trailblazing-magma-chamber-video#)

Make plans to stop by and see it for yourself on our own Edge T100 VR workstation, powered by AMD Radeon Pro graphics.

In addition to being on display at the AMD booth (SL7620), two Radeon Pro WX 7100 graphic-powered Edge T100 systems will be featured at the Torus Media Labs booth (N1018VR) in the NAB AR/VR Pavilion. Torus will be showing their CANVAS 360™ VR visual effects and compositing software, designed to bring Adobe After Effects projects into 360° VR.

Visit the official NextComputing Radeon Pro landing page for more information and updates about the products, contests and ways to buy.