We call it our flagship. It also happens to be our best seller—and with good reason. The APEXX S3 is one terrific workstation, and if you check with the myriad of BOXXers who rely on one (or more) they’re delighted to extol its many virtues. Compact, liquid cooled, performance tuned (including overclocking), and incredibly reliable, S3 is the go to workstation for engineers and product designers using SOLIDWORKS, architects running Revit, 3D modelers creating in 3ds Max, animators using Maya and Cinema 4D, and 3D content creators using Adobe creative Cloud. As for rendering, APEX S3 is a beast for V-Ray, Octane Render, and Lumion.  Ask any one of these creative pros and they will insist that their S3 was purpose-built for their applications and workflow.

And they’re right.

So, how do you make a workstation this exceptional even better? The answer is a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 or i9 processor. Ever since the new proc hit the market (and BOXX was among the first to offer it) APEXX S3 has been more popular than ever. So what does 12th Gen Intel technology bring to the APEXX S3? Let’s take a look at some features and benefits.


Performance Hybrid Architecture

12th Gen Intel features performance hybrid architecture which combines up to eight performance-cores (P-cores) and eight efficient-cores (E-Cores) to deliver balanced single-thread and multi-threaded real-world performance. P cores are the highest performing CPU core Intel has ever built and are optimized to handle single & lightly threaded tasks found in the aforementioned software applications. E cores are optimized for scaling highly treaded workloads, handling background tasks to minimize interruptions.


Intel® Thread Director

Intel Thread Director optimizes workloads by helping the OS scheduler intelligently distribute workloads to the optimal cores. Thread Director monitors the runtime instruction mix of each thread as well as the state of each core with nano-second precision which will allow certain tasks to use higher performing cores and give feedback to the OS for any workflow. What this means is that software developers will be able to tune the important tasks to always go to the higher performing cores, while de-emphasizing the background tasks to streamline the overall workflow.


PCIe 5.0

PCIe 5.0 offers readiness for up to 32 GT/s for fast access to discrete graphics, storage, and peripheral devices with up to 16 PCI Express 5.0 lanes. With APEXX S3, this means you’ll have more connection options than ever before. It also has Thunderbolt 4 (think of this as USB 4 Ultimate Edition) as a standard component to provide 3D modelers, animators, VFX artists and other media & entertainment pros the connectivity they need without taking up a PCIe slot.


DDR-5 PC480 Memory

This is an industry first. With two memory channels, DDR-5 PC4800 memory technology supports fast frequencies and high bandwidth and throughput leading to enhanced workflow and productivity. In real-world usage, this means you’ll be getting double the current memory throughput with lower power consumption. Software tasks that are memory intensive like 3D tools and video/photo editing will be greatly improved and allow for higher resolution manipulation.


The Whole Package

Now, when you consider the liquid-cooled APEXX S3 is performance tuned to 5.2 GHz, available with up to two NVIDIA RTX GPUs, 128 GB of RAM, and backed by a 3-year warranty (including legendary BOXX Technical Support), you can see why this powerhouse workstation has earned its accolades…and why 12th Gen Intel Core processors are the icing on the cake. Call 877.877.BOXX to configure yours today.