ATIIn the latest instalment of his series of articles on workstation components, Robert Jamieson looks at how to best make use of your CDs/DVDs, what to look for in the latest monitor technology, and gives the low down on PCI Express.

Dual processorsDual processor workstations have been around for a number of years, but what do they offer the average CAD user? Greg Corke takes a closer look at multithreaded applications and multi-tasking on Intel's Xeon and AMD's Opteron processors.