BOXX delivers overclocked 8 core workstations

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The BOXX APEXX 4 7402 (left) and APEXX 2 3402 (right).

The new BOXX APEXX 2 3402 and APEXX 4 7402 overclocked workstations both have 8 CPU cores capable of exceeding 4GHz.

According to the workstation specialist, this makes them ideal for both single-threaded and multi-threaded tasks including 3D modelling, animation, rendering, and simulation.

“APEXX offers the best of both worlds,” said Shoaib Mohammad, BOXX VP of marketing and business development. “They alleviate the single-threaded bottlenecks found in Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, Revit, Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks, and other professional applications, while also providing 33GHz of aggregate frequency for faster rendering and simulation.”
While a stock Intel Core i7 processor reaches 3GHz, BOXX says the overclocked APEXX models maintain a 4.125GHz guaranteed speed throughout the life of their warranty.

According to BOXX, the result is vastly improved viewport performance (panning, zooming, and manipulating 3D objects), significantly faster opening / closing of assemblies, and quicker rebuilds – single-threaded tasks bound by the frequency of the processor, not the number of cores or GPUs.

For multi-threaded tasks like rendering and simulation which do require multiple cores, the APEXX workstations are said to outperform more costly ten-core Intel Xeon-based systems thanks to the overclocked eight-core’s 37.5 per cent advantage over stock clocks.

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The compact APEXX 2 3402 is available with up to two professional graphics cards and 32GB memory, while the APEXX 4 7402 can accommodate up to four professional GPUs and includes up to 64GB of system memory.

Both workstations are liquid-cooled and feature a variety of storage options including SSDs for increased I/O performance.

Meanwhile, check out our review of the Scan 3XS GW-HT20, which features an eight core Intel Core i7 5960X Extreme Edition CPU running at a whopping 4.2GHz.


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