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BOXX Intros AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO Workstation

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO powers BOXX’s first 64-core workstation in the new APEXX Everest unit aimed at the top of the market.

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BOXX Technologies this week has announced their new Threadripper PRO workstation, named APEXX Everest, the new workstation—from one of the world’s leading innovators in the workstation market—features a 64-core AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ PRO 3000WX Series processor.

BOXX is one of the first workstation manufacturers to ship systems based on the powerful new chip from AMD.

APEXX Everest

The new Ryzen Threadripper PRO 64-bit processor is one of the most capable and delivers leading-edge multithreaded performance for critical applications in CAD industries like simulations and rendering.

“The new AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO provides an outstanding platform for APEXX Everest,” said BOXX VP of Sales & Marketing Bill Leasure. “The number of processing cores and innovative features found in Threadripper PRO will empower VFX artists, animators, and motion media editors, as well as architects and engineers, to create faster than ever before.”

AMD Threadripper PRO BOXX

BOXX Technologies has announced a new AMD Threadripper PRO 3000WX Series workstation for the ultimate multi-threaded app workflow performance.

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO has a boost GHz of 4.2 and supports 128 PCIe lanes. BOXX’s APEXX Everest workstation supports up to four, professional-grade GPGUs: AMD Radeon Pro or NVIDIA RTX (including Ampere, NVIDIA’s second-generation RTX architecture).

APEXX Everest has a capacity of up to 2 TB of system memory and support for multiple hard drive options. IPMI for remote management is also possible. Highly configurable like most if not all BOXX workstations, APEXX Everest delivers industry-leading performance for multi-threaded applications like Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, Avid, DaVinci Resolve, Cinema 4D, and V-Ray, among others.

“Incredibly versatile and blazing fast, APEXX Everest is the pinnacle of workstation performance,” said Leasure. “By integrating the latest technology like AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO and NVIDIA Ampere RTX, BOXX is empowering creators to work more efficiently, accelerate renders, enjoy more time for iterations, and crush deadlines. With Everest, the possibilities are limitless.”

For Pricing Information

Readers interested in the new BOXX Technologies APEXX Everest workstation, contact BOXX at 1-877-877-2699. Or visit them online here.

Architosh Analysis and Commentary

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO processor in this system is the 3995WX model. These chips are based on a 7nm silicon manufacturing process, the first workstation chips in the industry based on this small process. Intel has not reached a 7nm process yet (though their 10nm process is comparable) so Xeon’s competition must rely solely on microarchitecture improvements. AMD’s 7nm chips are manufactured at TSMC after GlobalFoundaries, AMD’s spinoff of its chip-manufacturing, abandoned its 7nm node plans in 2018 to focus on its 14/12nm processes for clients in high-growth markets. Those markets, which include automotive and AI, have exploded in the past few years and will continue to grow. 

In the traditional computer market, the value of shrinking silicon manufacturing processes down further and further is beginning to diminish. It is estimated that the race to 5nm and 3nm will only provide power/performance improvements of about 15 – 20 percent. But chip designers like AMD will still take advantage of that to create large powerful chips like this AMD Threadripper PRO which over at Geekbench is showing the top multi-threaded performance benchmark number. At the moment, for absolute supremacy at crunching big numbers in multi-threaded workflows, AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3000 series chips are the performance leader. On top of that, these machines feature PCIe Gen 4 for twice the bandwidth over PCIe 3.0. This new BOXX APEXX Everest workstation has few direct competitors (Lenovo’s ThinkStation P620 happens to be the one that comes to mind). 

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