Ars Technica heeft een preview van de SGI Visual Workstation, een Silicon onder WinNT met een Intel CPU:
In recent weeks much fanfare has erupted in the tech community concerning Silicon Graphic's first step into the PC/NT realm, a move that arguably may mark the dawn of a new era in which SGI becomes a PC powerhouse. While most this news has been highly speculative, it seems that the pending release of their two new workstation models (the 320 & 540) on January 11th has been met mostly with positive enthusiasm. Information was scarce until some internal SGI documents just "happened" to make their way out onto the 'net for about 48. But SGI's (understandable) media stranglehold has cast a dark cloud of speculation and over this project. That is, until we traveled on up to the city that houses the largest single-day sporting event in the world, and sat down and had a look. We had the good fortune to spend some quality time on a couple of SGI 320 Visual Workstations, and let me me tell you the pleasure was definitely all ours . . . on several levels. While it should be known that this product is still in beta release, SGI has nonetheless proven that they are quite serious about crashing the workstation-class PC party, with no intentions of taking prisoners! I know, this is all subjective jabber thus far and pretty much where all of the other editorials have seemed to leave off and finish their "previews," but as you will see, we intend to go all the way.