Austin, Texas - BOXX Technologies Inc., maker of high-performance computing systems for visual effects (VFX) professionals, reports that its APEXX 4 Super-Workstation and renderBOXX Classic7500 now deliver twice the processing power using AMD's new Quad-Core Opteron processor.
This third-generation Opteron is also equipped with several power-saving technologies that provide high performance per watt, an important benefit for today's power-hungry VFX studios.
"The Quad-Core AMD Opteron is the only processor technology that enables usto design our APEXX line of super-workstations. Now, APEXX 4 delivers the power of 16 cores which makes applying complex effects and rendering on the fly a breeze," Francois Wolf, director of marketing for BOXX Technologies, says.
In applications such as rendering, performance scaling is almost linear compared to Dual-Core Opterons, providing nearly twice the rendering capacity. Additionally, with double the number of processing cores, high-end, real-time digital intermediate (DI) tasks such as color correction and compositing with 2K resolution material will be accelerated.
For BOXX's renderBOXX Classic 7500, the Quad-Core Opteron means more floating-point power. The new Wide Floating Point Accelerator drives up to four times the previous Opteron CPUs. This is a critical factor because raytracing, the heart of rendering, is a floating point-intensive computation.
BOXX Technologies Inc., headquartered in Austin, Texas, is a developer and manufacturer of high-performance workstations and render nodes designed to meet the high-performance and reliability requirements of digital content creators working in the 3D, animation, visual effects, digital film, architecture, game development, and broadcast markets.