First came the AMD Ryzen Threadripper, the high performance CPU which signaled that AMD, amid a sea of Intel processors, was ready to be taken seriously again—especially by post production professionals working in media and entertainment. In fact, the 3rd generation Threadripper is key to APEXX T4, the first Avid-qualified BOXX workstation also noteworthy for a few other firsts: first Avid-certified AMD CPU, first single CPU with 64-cores, and the first (and only) CPU that can edit 8K RAW video. Now, AMD is back with another new processor and once again, it’s resoundingly clear that within the CPU marketplace, they are firmly planting their flag.

The new AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Series processors have arrived, and although much of the online hype surrounding them focuses on gaming, don’t be distracted by it (unless you’re big into gaming, of course). The fact is, these CPUs are outstanding for creative pros, delivering best-in-class performance[i] for a variety of professional software applications from CAD and 3D design, to motion media, VR, and more. The new processors provide 16 cores/32 threads at 4.9GHz with available overclocking through performance boost overdrive[ii] (PBO), up to 40 PCIe® 4.0 lanes, and 19%[iii] instructions per cycle (IPC) improvement over the previous generation.

So, whether you’re 3D modeling, rendering complex scenes, running simulations, or powering VR, the Ryzen 500 Series will enable you to simultaneously multitask in SOLIDWORKS, Autodesk Revit, 3ds Max, Maya, Arnold, Cinema 4D, Adobe CC, V-Ray, and other professional applications—without sacrificing performance.

If that’s not enough good news, these state-of-the art processors are available now inside the BOXX APEXX Denali A3 workstation. Denali, you ask? Yes, because this machine will enable you to reach the summit of application performance, conquer your most demanding workflow, scale new heights of creativity/productivity and…APEXX Mount McKinley (the highest North American peak’s former moniker) doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue. Kidding aside, Denali, powered by this processor, is indeed a game changer and as always, BOXX is first to market because of our decades-long commitment to providing creators with the best technology as soon as it becomes available.

In addition to the Ryzen CPU, the liquid-cooled Denali boasts up to two professional-grade AMD Radeon Pro™ or NVIDIA® RTX™ GPUs (with next gen NVIDIA Ampere upgrades available by year’s end), up to 128GB of RAM, best-in-class connectivity with 10GB Ethernet and Thunderbolt 3, and Samsung 980 Pro PCIe® 4.0 NVMe SSDs for maximum graphics and storage throughput.

APEXX Denali with the AMD Ryzen 5000 Series CPU is highly configurable, so call a BOXX performance specialist today at 877.877.BOXX to configure yours, or order online at


[i] Testing by AMD performance labs as of 09/01/2020. Multi-core performance evaluated with Cinebench R20 nT with a similarly configured Ryzen 9 5950X vs. a Core i9-10900K. Results may vary. R5K-005

[ii] Precision Boost Overdrive requires a compatible AMD Ryzen Threadripper, 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen processor or AMD Ryzen 5000 Series processor and a motherboard compatible with one or more of these processors. AMD 2nd Gen Ryzen processors including the Ryzen 3200G processor are not compatible with Precision Boost Overdrive. Because Precision Boost Overdrive enables operation of the processor outside of specifications and in excess of factory settings, use of the feature invalidates the AMD product warranty and may also void warranties offered by the system manufacturer or retailer. GD-135.

[iii] Testing by AMD performance labs as of 09/01/2020. IPC evaluated with a selection of 25 workloads running at a locked 4GHz frequency on 8-core "Zen 2" Ryzen 7 3800XT and "Zen 3" Ryzen 7 5800X desktop processors configured with Windows® 10, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (451.77), Samsung 860 Pro SSD, and 2x8GB DDR4-3600. Results may vary. R5K-003