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  • Out of This World - Alienware MJ-12 8550i workstation, fitted with two Intel quad-core CPUs and ultra high-end NVIDIA graphics board plus 1.5 terabytes of hard disk space, can handle MCAD applications, David Cohn, Desktop Engineering, Sep 2007
  • The New Owner May be Dell, but it's Still Alienware - an AEC design workstation, Alienware MJ-12 7500a has AMD dual-core CPU, NVIDIA Quadro FX 3450 GPU, 2 GB of motherboard RAM, more, appreciated by Randall S. Newton, AECnews.com, June 24, 2006
  • Alien on the Desktop - ATI PCI Express FireGL V5000 video card, dual-core processor, and suitable price make Alienware MJ-12 5500i a good workstation, Mark Clarkson, Desktop Engineering, December 2005
  • Workstation Reviews - dual core processors from Alienware MJ-12 and Xworks X8i-SLIDC deliver multithreaded performance while HP xw4300 is the fastest processor running single threaded application, Greg Corke, MCAD Online, October 25, 2005
  • Punch Up Your CAD Power - New Athlon, Pentium Systems Pay Off with Performance - a look at the latest CAD workstations, Ron LaFon, Cadalyst Management, March 1, 2005
  • Alienware MJ-12 7750 Workstation Review - a stable, solid performer for CAD applications, though noisy and not particularly attractive, Joseph Tan, CGNetworks, February 16, 2005
  • Extreme Speed-Six Workstations Push the Limits - reviews of high-performance workstations: XI 3600E MTOWER (@Xi Computer), MJ-12 X2 (Alienware), Dell Precision 370 (Dell), IntelliStation A Pro 6224 (IBM), Poly 1100A-150 (Polywell), Vision FX A/V/D (Velocity Micro), Ron LaFon, Cadalyst, November 1, 2004
  • Hardware Roundup - Workstation Reference Guide - looks at workstations - both high-end and low-end - most suited for MCAD purposes, Alexandra Pratt, Inventor Connections, October 5, 2004 (requires free registration)
  • New P4s Offer Mixed Results - the latest AMD systems post better scores than archrival Pentium 4 in tests of AutoCAD and almost every other benchmark, Anush Yegyazarian, PC World, March 2004
  • High-End P4: Better, Not Best - Intel's Pentium 4 Extreme Edition chip is competitive, but doesn't beat AMD's top Athlon processor in AUGI's AutoCAD test, Tom Mainelli, PC World, December 2003

  • 64-Bit Takes Off - in a comparison of an Athlon 64 FX-51, a 2GHz dual Opteron, a 3.2GHz Pentium 4 and the Apple PowerMac G5, the FX-51 excelled at AutoCAD, where it was about 44 percent faster than the P4 unit, Tom Mainelli, PC World, November 2003

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