If you were into Transformers as a kid (or still are), odds are your favorite among the “robots in disguise” was Optimus Prime, who wasn’t just some run-of-the-mill, “self-configuring modular robotic lifeform” but also the heroic leader of the Autobots. When considering the stellar line of BOXX APEXX workstations, our Optimus Prime is APEXX S3, the powerhouse workstation that does it all for engineering, product design, architecture, and motion media. Ask any BOXXer who has one, and they’ll tell you that when it comes to accelerating applications and crushing deadlines, S3 is indeed a hero.

Although the APEXX S3 at their deskside can’t suddenly transform into another lifeform, BOXX took the liberty (and a healthy dose of innovation), and transformed APEXX S3 into the RAXX S1G. Not to worry, as APEXX S3 is not going away. You can still buy our best-selling, flagship deskside workstation, yet now you can also own it in the form of a super-svelte, 1U rack mounted system that enables both onsite and remote creators.

RAXX S1G Front View
RAXX S1G rear View

When your architecture/engineering firm or studio implements RAXX S1G onsite, it will obviously support your onsite creators, but the platform also offers remote system management using IPMI and 2 x 10Gb Ethernet making it possible to implement remote workstation capabilities for SOLIDWORKS, Autodesk Revit, AutoCAD, 3ds Max, Maya, and other pro applications. With this remote capability, your organization can now expand its hiring pool and attract better talent outside your local area, as well as better support your team overall.

Remote capability clearly qualifies as a transforming moment, but there are also technical specs key to the RAXX S1G story. First of all, just like the APEXX S3 desk side workstation, RAXX S1G features Intel® Core™ i7 or i9 14th gen processors last covered in this blog. These new CPUs include Intel’s x86 performance hybrid architecture and platform technologies designed to improve hardware and software efficiency. With up to 24 CPU cores and features like Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0, 20 total CPU PCIe lanes, and up to 36MB Intel Smart Cache, these procs provide outstanding support for CAD, 3D design, motion media, and other professional software applications.




In addition to the new Intel Core processor (and just like APEXX S3), RAXX S1G includes advanced liquid cooling (critical for today’s high performance CPUs and GPUs), 192GB of system memory, and up to two NVIDIA® RTX™ 5000 Ada Generation GPUs. It also allows for NVMe M.2 drive slots interfacing via PCIe with transfer rates of up to 5000 MB/s, dual power supplies for redundant A+B to help ensure system uptime, and support for Windows 10, 11, and Linux operating systems.

BOXX RAXX FAMILYWith all this talk about Transfomers, consider transforming your workflow and thereby, your business. If you’re an enterprise organization focused on remaining competitive (find me one that isn’t), RAXX S1G is ideal. If you’re a small firm or studio with the same goal, or perhaps determined to become an enterprise organization, RAXX S1G is also an excellent choice as it offers maximum performance and flexibility for future growth. Attract more talent, empower onsite/remote creators, and accelerate their professional creative applications. It won’t make you leader of the Autobots, but it will certainly “Prime” your business for success.

Sorry, couldn’t resist.