In the days of my misspent youth as a club DJ and amateur bartender, I can still recall many regular customers’ go-to cocktails, including the trendy favorites lined up on the bar alongside libations that transcended generations. Not much has changed since then. For every Moscow Mule and Mojito, there remain classic mainstays (like the perfect vodka martini) that never go out of style.
What makes it perfect? Components in correct measure: top shelf vodka and vermouth, fresh olives, chilled, and of course, it must be “shaken, not stirred.” That’s the recipe for success. The BOXX APEXX T-Class workstation is the recipe for creative success. How perfect is it? If James Bond were a film editor, VFX artist, animator, or even a data scientist, this would be his workstation.
APEXX T3 and APEXX T4 are powered by AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 7000 Series processors (up to 64 cores), while the APEXX T4 PRO and RAXX T3 PRO run on the AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ PRO 7000 WX-Series (up to 96 cores).
Which CPU should you choose? We cover that here and here. These high frequency Zen 4 CPU cores are designed to accelerate the most demanding creative applications and workflows, which leads us to the next key component of our perfect workstation recipe—the “top shelf” GPUs.
Threadripper PRO CPUs are highly expandable with 128 PCIe lanes which, when combined with the latest NVIDIA RTX GPUs (up to the NVIDIA RTX 6000 Ada Generation GPU), provide incredible power and performance inside the APEXX T4 PRO workstation. In fact, as compared to the previous generation, NVIDIA RTX GPUs enable up to twice the performance in ray tracing, AI processing, rendering, and other computational tasks. Built on the NVIDIA Ada Lovelace architecture, they feature up to 142 third-generation RT Cores, 568 fourth-generation Tensor Cores, and 18,176 latest-generation CUDA cores.
If you’re in media & entertainment, multiple NVIDIA RTX GPUs can help dramatically improve look development and expandability for feature film editing, animation, virtual production, VFX simulation, rendering, and more. If you’re a product designer or architect, multiple GPUs can accelerate simulation for improved design insight. If AI is your workload, or one significant aspect of it, multiple GPUs are essential to accelerate AI/ML training.
Like our aforementioned perfect martini, APEXX T-Class workstations need to be chilled. Powerful components like the AMD Ryzen Threadripper and NVIDIA RTX GPUs generate heat, so in order to optimize system performance, APEXX T-Class workstations feature state-of-the-art liquid cooling. In fact, they’re the only liquid-cooled, Threadripper-based workstations on the market.
Lastly, I would be remiss if I failed to mention the BOXX chassis (and one more bar metaphor). APEXX T3 is a subcompact system, like a rocks glass, while APEXX T4 and T4 PRO are towers, like a Collins glass. Unlike a Collins glass, however, T4 and T4 PRO are rack mountable. So is RAXX T3 PRO, an innovative data center platform capable of supporting up to four NVIDIA RTX GPUs. Alas, there is no BOXX chassis shaped like a martini glass.
Here’s where I should ask you to raise a glass and toast the APEXX T-Class. Instead, I’ll just recommend you configure your APEXX T-Class workstation (powered by AMD Ryzen Threadripper or Threadripper PRO processors and NVIDIA RTX Ada Gen GPUs) at 877.877.BOXX or via online chat at boxx.com.