Both the APEXX S3 and APEXX Enigma S3 are BOXX APEXX S-class workstations. So what does that mean? S-class workstations are designed for creative professionals in need of lightly-threaded performance, and because lightly-threaded 3D content creation tools are limited by the frequency of the processor, a faster CPU clock speed means more creating and less waiting.

Autodesk Revit, AutoCAD, SOLIDWORKS, Inventor, and other 3D CAD applications thrive with a higher frequency processor. To better understand, just take a look at these benchmarks. Media & entertainment creative applications like Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema 4D, and Adobe also benefit tremendously from the high frequency CPUs inside these S-class workstations.

Both S3 and Enigma feature the same chassis, 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 or i9 processors professionally overclocked to 5.1GHz, advanced liquid cooling which ensures cool, quiet operation while maintaining safe, stable performance, support for up to three professional GPUs, massive internal storage, and even the same chassis. Both S3 and Enigma are ideal for:

-Professionals looking to maximize their budget

-Single-threaded applications

-2D image processing

-3D animation, modeling, and CAD design

So what’s the difference (other than price)?  Let’s break it out this way:


The BOXX flagship workstation, S3 optimizes 3D design, CAD, and motion media workflows. Featuring a 9th Gen, overclocked, eight-core Intel® Core™ i7 or i9, along with support for multiple professional GPUs. If you require a full-size GPU for light GPU compute or VR, need increased storage and prefer upgradability, S3 is ideal.

APEXX Enigma S3

Offering all the features of an APEXX S3, the new Enigma accelerates professional CAD and 3D, but as an added bonus, also delivers optimal support for multi-GPU tasks. Supporting a wider range of GPUs and backed by a 1000 watt power supply, Enigma is configurable with two full-size GPUs and equipped with a motherboard that offers full bandwidth dual x16 PCIe lanes (twice as many as S3) accelerating GPU performance and functionality.

So, if multi-GPU tasks are critical components of your workflow, you can’t make deadlines if your time is spent waiting instead of creating. Accelerate GPU performance with the APEXX Enigma S3. At SOLIDWORKS WORLD 2019, BOXX Founder and VP of Engineering Tim Lawrence demonstrated SOLIDWORKS Visualize on the Enigma S3 workstation featuring two NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000 GPUs: