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Eurocom Unveils Quad GPU Workstation Laptop

High end workstation specialist Eurocom has launched a desktop replacement laptop - the Panther 5.0 - which weighs a massive 6.5Kg that comes with up to four GPU modules either from Nvidia or from AMD in a quad CrossFire or quad-SLI configuration.

The company's engineers have ensured that the laptop can support the next generation of mobile GPU which it says will dissipate up to 130W. Card modules supported include AMD Radeon HD 7000M and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M (Kepler) or Quadro 5010M (16GB GDDR5 memory and up to 1536 CUDA cores totalling a staggering 15.44 Teraflops).

The laptop supports up to an Intel Core i7 Sandy Bridge-E CPU, a desktop model called the Core i7 Extreme 3980X with up to eight cores, 16 threads, clocked at 3.5GHz (turbo boosted to 4.1GHz) with up to 96GB DDR3-1600 memory, up to 6TB storage using six physical SSD or HDD with support for RAID 0/1/5/10/30 and SAS.

Other features include an ExpressCard slot, an internal PCI-e Slot, three USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, eSATA, Firewire, HDMI, DIsplayport, SPDIR, two 10GbE Ethernet ports, WiFi, Webcam, Bluetooth, GPS, Fingerprint reader, TPM 1.2 support and a full size keyboard with a separate numeric keypad.

Pricing and availability have yet to be confirmed.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.