BOXX has announced new workstations that feature Intel’s recently released Sapphire Rapids-based workstation-oriented Xeons. These new Xeons are a major improvement over the previous generation. They offer numerous benefits for higher-performance computing workflows like BIM, CAD, and DDC software workloads.
The new Intel Xeon W-3400 will power the new APEXX W4 workstation, and BOXX is one of the first hardware manufacturers to ship systems equipped with this exciting new single-socket CPU.
“We’re excited about the possibilities enabled by BOXX’s new APEXX W-Class workstations powered by our new Intel® Xeon® W workstation processors,” said Intel’s Roger Chandler, vice president, and general manager, Creator and Workstation Solutions, Client Computing Group. “Intel’s newest Xeon workstation processors are designed to accelerate compute-intensive workflows, ensuring that creators’ professional software applications keep up with their demands both now and in the future.”
The Intel Xeon W-3400 features up to 56 cores for advanced multi-threaded workflows and operates at a clock speed that reaches 4.8GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0. The new chip benefits from the shift to Intel’s Gold Cove CPU architecture, bringing about clock-speed benefits and support for DDR5 memory and PCI3 5 for I/O.
The Xeon W-3400 also boasts 3rd generation Intel Deep Learning Boost for AI and machine-learning software workflows.
The APEXX 4 is available in a rackmount kit and features liquid cooling, a 1600-watt power supply, up to 4 TB of memory. At the GPU level, it can onboard four NVIDIA RTX 6000 Ada Generation GPUs, making it extremely ideal for intensive GPU workloads across M&E industry workloads, manufacturing and product design, and AEC.
Part of the same family, the Intel Xeon W-2400 CPU powers a new APEXX W3 workstation and offers 24 cores and up to 2x NVIDIA RTX 6000 Ada Generation GPUs.
“From visualization and simulation to rendering, multi-display applications, and beyond, our APEXX W-Class systems deliver the pinnacle of performance you expect from BOXX,” said Leasure. “By working closely with Intel, integrating only enterprise-class components, and performing rigorous testing, BOXX is committed to providing groundbreaking technology today that maximizes future customer productivity and ROI.”
For pure rendering rack-mounted systems, the 56-core Xeon W-3400 sites inside the new BOXX RAXX W3, a rack-mounted platform ideal for accelerating rendering and simulation workloads for film and broadcast editing and compositing production. The RAXX W3 can also support up to four NVIDIA RTX 6000 Ada Generation GPUs.