BOXX Technologies Releases the Ultimate Single Processor Workstation

January 18, 2009 10:40 pm

Tags: BOXX, BOXX Technologies, intel core i7


AUSTIN, TEXAS, January 15, 2009—BOXX Technologies, an innovator in high-performance computing systems for visual effects (VFX), design professionals, and advanced visualization, today announced the release of the 3DBOXX 4850 Extreme Workstation, the most powerful single processor workstation ever designed. The 4850 Extreme outperforms the fastest dual Intel® Xeon™ processor workstations from Apple®, Dell® and HP® when running professional compositing applications, and rivals their speed for professional 3D applications.

Powered by new Intel Core™ i7 technology running at 4GHz, the 3DBOXX4850 Extreme has been carefully engineered and equipped with features like liquid cooling in order to withstand the rigors of intense digital content creation workflows.

“For memory-intensive, CPU-heavy tasks such as 2D compositing, image processing and particle/fluid simulation, this machine absolutely dominates virtually all other single or dual CPU workstations we've tested to date—at ANY price point," said Shoaib Mohammad, Director of Marketing and Business Development at BOXX.

BOXXLabs, the research and development arm of BOXX Technologies, posted benchmarks which reveal that for professional applications like Autodesk® 3ds Max® with V-Ray® and Autodesk Maya® with mental ray®, the 3DBOXX 4850 Extreme rivals the rendering speed and in-application interactivity of the fastest dual Intel Xeon processor workstations in the industry.

Intel Core i7 architecture with DDR3 provides outstanding memory bandwidth which allows the 4850 Extreme to rival and often outperform the fastest dual Intel Xeon processor workstations for specific 2D compositing and image processing tasks in applications like Autodesk Combustion®, Adobe ®After Effects® and Photoshop ®.

Added to the performance benchmarks, the 3DBOXX 4850 Extreme sets a new standard for providing high performance solutions to budget conscious creative professionals and studios. Though it clearly equals and outperforms the Intel Xeon dual processor systems from Apple, Dell, and HP, 4850 Extreme is priced thousands of dollars below those systems.

“At BOXX, we provide solutions for our customers. In these economically challenging times, we chose to provide a workstation so powerful that it outperforms the competition, yet still fits into the budget of digital artists and studios,” said BOXX Sales Director, John Civatte.

With system integrated design backed by BOXX Technical Support, the new 3DBOXX 4850 Extreme features the Microsoft® Vista® 64 operating system and offers digital artists and studios the benefit of true desktop rendering and multitasking with several creative software applications.

For further information, please contact a BOXX Sales Consultant in the US at 1-877-877-2699. Learn more about the 3DBOXX 4850 Extreme, BOXX Finance options, and how to contact one of our worldwide resellers by visiting our website at www.boxxtech.com.

About BOXX Technologies
BOXX Technologies provides high-performance solutions that empower digital artists to create at the speed of thought. Since 1998, we’ve provided state-of-the-art workstations and render farms for entertainment media, architecture, research, and defense. BOXX is located in Austin, Texas, with devoted customers worldwide.

BOXX Contact:
Michele Parson
BOXX Technologies
512- 835-0400, ext. 351
mparson@boxxtech.com

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Article Comments


90125 ( posted at 9:16AM Wed, 21 January 2009

I was interrupted before finishing my previous opinion... So, bottom line: Do I regret buying the BOXX? No. I still use to render my biggest file. I just don't touch it while it's rendering. Is the BOXX a nice rendering machine? Yes. Will it out-render any 'off the shelf' PC available at your local electronics retailer? Yes. Is it worth the money? That depends on what other resources you have available. Would I buy another one? No.

smiths_dawg ( posted at 6:26PM Wed, 21 January 2009

Same here pretty much. I have a BOXX 7400. It's fast, but has a huge issue with blowing out hard drives, especially with a RAID set up. I wiped out three drives when it was less than a year old. The issue in my case is in the nvidia chipset, but the WD drives BOXX supplied were more vunerable than most. I contacted tech support and ended up with one tech who did his best to let me know that I was a pain in his side and later another who was pretty terrific. I ended up purchasing seagates, re-setting up the raid with the good tech and have had no problems for a year. Do I love it when it runs well? Yes. But for the price and considering the fact that it's a workstation customized for what I do, I expect some compatibility testing and a certain amount of reliability. I sure didn't expect the expenditure of all new drives (4) and back-up external drives...just in case. Would I do it again? Probably not.


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