AUSTIN, TEXAS, March 30, 2009—BOXX Technologies, an innovator in high-performance computing systems for visual effects (VFX), design professionals, and advanced visualization, today introduced the 3DBOXX 8500, a new Intel® “Nehalem” Xeon® Processor based workstation that surpasses the performance of previous BOXX desktop systems for all professional software applications.
“This is the next generation of BOXX,” said industry analyst Jon Peddie, President, Jon Peddie Research. “The 8500 is a universally powerful, one-size-fits-all machine with a Turbo Mode that can even accelerate single-threaded or poorly-threaded legacy apps which can’t take advantage of the multicores. The performance of the 8500 is so outstanding that its appeal will easily extend from digital artists to anyone, in any field, who is looking for a step up in workstation performance.”
Capable of reaching 3.46 GHz using Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, the 3DBOXX 8500 provides digital artists with 16 virtual cores of high-powered, multitasking performance for 3D design, animation, rendering, and visualization applications, as well as VFX compositing, video editing and digital intermediate (DI) workflows. Designed to accommodate multi-threading, multiple applications, and complex production pipelines, the 8500 features six Intel Xeon Processor 5500 Series options, up to 192 GB advanced DDR3 ECC memory, 12 terabytes of storage, and up to six hard drives.
“Capitalizing on new features in the Intel® Xeon Processor 5500 Series including the Intel® QuickPath Interconnect, Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, and direct memory access provided by an integrated memory controller and DDR3 system memory, the 3DBOXX 8500 workstation offers digital artists, architects and technology professionals significantly increased performance while enabling better productivity,” said Kirk Skaugen, vice president and general manager of Intel’s Server Platforms Group.
Available options include Microsoft® Windows® XP, Vista 64, Linux, or Red Hat operating systems, and NVIDIA® Quadro® FX or ATI® FirePro™ professional graphics cards. For further information, contact a BOXX Sales Consultant in the US at 1-877-877-2699. Learn more about 3DBOXX 8500, BOXX Finance options, and how to contact one of their worldwide resellers, by visiting their website at
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 desktop solutions, mobile workstations, and render farms for entertainment media, architecture, research, and defense. BOXX is located in Austin, Texas, with devoted customers worldwide.
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