BOXX | The Professional's Choice - dsmax

By: Boxx Technologies  09-12-2011
Keywords: Technical Support, product reviews, workstation

“BOXX builds professional-grade workstations and rendering systems which also happen to be great hardware platforms for 3ds Max. . .”

Shane Griffith
Autodesk 3ds Max Prod. Mgr.


“The current version of 3ds Max 2012 is flying on the BOXX machine.”

Chris Taylor
CGI artist and Filmmaker
Doctor Who, Elizabeth:The Golden Age, LVJ


“One phone call to BOXX was all it ever took to handle any question or problem I had . . . Dell never got handled and there was no point in asking software questions, as no one knows anything about Autodesk 3ds Max.”

Steve Abbott
3D/Video Prod. Project Lead
Stanley Associates


“The top of the BOXX line, XTREME features dual Intel Xeon processors (12 cores), four GPUs, and running at 4.2 GHz, provides outstanding performance for 3ds Max, as well as some incredibly fast rendering using iray.”

Shane Griffith
Autodesk 3ds Max Prod. Mgr.


"As a professional with real production deadlines, I can’t afford not to go with BOXX workstations.”

Steve Abbott
3D/Video Prod. Project Lead
Stanley Associates

A few good reasons why BOXX is the choice of 3ds Max professionals:

3ds Max Experts

Our expert sales consultants, engineers, and legendary technical support not only know everything about our Autodesk-certified BOXX hardware, they also have intimate knowledge of 3ds Max and the optimal 3ds Max workflow for your business.

Autodesk certified

BOXX solutions are certified by Autodesk to run their professional software applications and as a strategic partner, we work with Autodesk to develop solutions that will provide stable support and take optimal advantage of 3ds Max features.

XTREME Performance

Consult independent product reviews or bench mark tests and you’ll discover that BOXX builds the fastest solutions in the world. From our high performance, quad GPU, 3DBOXX workstations to our mobile workstations and state-of-the-art rendering systems, BOXX designs and builds professional 3ds Max solutions that power your software and render your creations faster than any other.

BENCHMARKS

Made in the U.S.A. with BOXX Warranty

Sales, engineering, manufacturing, and support are all right here in Austin, TX, USA. No other computer company can make that claim. And we support our 3ds Max solutions with a three year limited warranty. No other manufacturer can make that claim either.

The Rendering Authority

BOXX also builds dedicated rendering solutions. We know the professional applications, rendering engines, and queue management software, as well as the hows and whys of building an efficient render farm.  If your question is rendering, the only solution is BOXX.

Recommending the Ideal 3ds Max Solution

In terms of performance, selecting the right CPU (and number of processing cores) and GPU for your workstation is critical. 3ds Max is a multi-threaded application (meaning that it predominantly utilizes many processing cores) featuring numerous functions—including rendering. 3ds Max is also GPU centric, taking full advantage of NVIDIA CUDA and Direct X technology, so a workstation with multiple cores and multiple GPUs is ideal.

The rendering functions in 3ds Max are bandwidth bound, meaning they commonly utilize multiple cores simultaneously. In addition, rendering applications are varied in their hardware demands. mental ray relies on CPU performance, so a workstation with more cores can provide faster rendering performance. iray, on the other hand, is GPU bound, so it requires high performance and/or multiple graphics cards. Consult the quick guide below to determine which BOXX solution is right for your 3ds Max workflow.

If you’re focused on building wire frame models, setting up scenes, or interactive work, you need the fastest single socket solutions for 3ds Max. Both 3DBOXX 3970 XTREME (4.5 GHz) and 3DBOXX 4860 XTREME (4.3 GHz) workstations feature a performance enhanced six core (or quad core) Intel® Core™ i7 processor.

Recommended Solutions

GOOD

BETTER

XTREME

3DBOXX 3970
3DBOXX 3970 XTREME
3DBOXX 4920 XTREME

Intel® Core™ i7 CPUs (3.4 GHz)

NVIDIA Quadro 2000 (1 GB)

8 GB memory

1 TB Hard Drive

20 GB SSD Cache Drive

Windows 7 Professional

Intel® Core™ i7 CPUs (4.5 GHz)

NVIDIA Quadro 4000 (2 GB)

16 GB memory

1 TB Hard Drive

20 GB SSD Cache Drive

2 TB Secondary Storage

Windows 7 Professional

Intel® Core™ i7 CPUs (4.5 GHz)

NVIDIA Quadro 5000 (2.5 GB)

32 GB DDR3 1600

500 GB SSD Hard Drive

Two 2 TB Secondary Storage

Windows 7 Professional

Designed to accommodate multi-threading, multiple applications, and complex production pipelines, 3DBOXX 8550 XTREME delivers the ultimate in high-powered, multitasking performance. The fastest workstation in the world for 3ds Max, 8550 XTREME features two performance-enhanced, six core Intel® Xeon® processors (for a total of 12 cores) running at 4.3 GHz and quad GPUs (NVIDIA Quadro professional). For the creative pro who relies on the range of features found in 3ds Max, this is the machine that does it all. Whether it’s CPU or GPU-based rendering, 8550 XTREME is ideal for fast, high quality renderings and multiple iterations. 3DBOXX 8520, available in two editions, serves as a viable option with dual six core Intel® Xeon® 5600 series processors, dual GPUs, and core speeds of up to 3.46 GHZ in Turbo mode.

Recommended Solution

GOOD

BETTER

XTREME

3DBOXX 8520
3DBOXX 8520
3DBOXX 8550 XTREME

Dual Intel® Xeon® CPUs (2.4 GHz)

NVIDIA Quadro 2000 (1GB)

12 GB memory

300 GB SSD Storage

Windows 7 Professional

Dual Intel® Xeon® CPUs (3.06 GHz)

NVIDIA Quadro 4000 (2GB)

24 GB memory

300 GB SSD Storage

2 TB Secondary Storage

Windows 7 Professional

Dual Intel® Xeon® CPUs (4.3 GHz)

NVIDIA Quadro 5000 (2.5 GB)

24 GB memory

300 GB SSD Storage

1.2 TB Secondary Storage

Windows 7 Professional

The fastest single processor workstation in the world for 3ds Max, the 3DBOXX 4880 XTREME features quad GPUs (NVIDIA Quadro professional graphics) and a performance enhanced, six core, Intel® Core™ i7 processor. 4880 XTREME provides maximum performance for rendering applications like V-Ray®, iray®, and others, eliminating bottlenecks and accelerating your workflow like never before.  Other solid options include standard edition 3DBOXX 4800 Series workstations.

Recommended Solution

GOOD

BETTER

XTREME

3DBOXX 4880
3DBOXX 4880
3DBOXX 4880 XTREME

Intel® Core™ i7 CPUs (3.33 GHz)

NVIDIA Quadro 5000 (2.5 GB)

NVIDIA Tesla C2050 6 GB PCIE

12 GB memory

300 GB SSD Hard Drive

Windows 7 Professional

Intel® Core™ i7 CPUs (3.33 GHz)

NVIDIA Quadro 5000 (2.5 GB)

NVIDIA Tesla C2075 6 GB PCIE

24 GB memory

300 GB SSD Hard Drive

2 TB Secondary Storage

Windows 7 Professional

Dual Intel® Xeon® CPUs (4.3 GHz)

NVIDIA Quadro 5000 (2.5 GB)

2 NVIDIA Tesla C2075 6 GB PCIE

24 GB memory

300 GB SSD Storage

Two 2 TB Secondary Storage

Windows 7 Professional

Designed to accommodate multi-threading, multiple applications, and complex production pipelines, 3DBOXX 8550 XTREME delivers the ultimate in high-powered, multitasking performance. The fastest workstation in the world for 3ds Max, the 3DBOXX 8550 XTREME features quad GPUs (NVIDIA Quadro professional graphics) and two performance-enhanced, six core Intel® Xeon® processors running at 4.3 GHz. For the creative professional who relies on all the features in 3ds Max, this is the machine that does it all. Whether it’s CPU or GPU-based rendering, 8550 XTREME, along with the rest of the 3DBOXX 8500 Series, is ideal for fast, high quality renderings and multiple iterations.

Interested in configuring a quad GPU workstation? We specialize in quad GPU solutions, so please call an expert BOXX sales consultant today at 1-877-877-BOXX or 1-512-835-0400.

Recommended Solution

GOOD

BETTER

XTREME

3DBOXX 8550
3DBOXX 8550 XTREME
3DBOXX 8550 XTREME

Dual Intel® Xeon® CPUs (2.4 GHz)

NVIDIA Quadro 5000 (2.5 GB)

NVIDIA Tesla C2075 6 GB PCIE

12 GB memory

300 GB SSD Storage

1.2 TB Secondary Storage

Windows 7 Professional

Dual Intel® Xeon® CPUs (4.3 GHz)

NVIDIA Quadro 5000 (2.5 GB)

NVIDIA Tesla C2075 6 GB PCIE

24 GB memory

300 GB SSD Storage

1.2 TB Secondary Storage

Windows 7 Professional

Dual Intel® Xeon® CPUs (4.3 GHz)

NVIDIA Quadro 5000 (2.5 GB)

2 NVIDIA Tesla C2075 6 GB PCIE

24 GB memory

300 GB SSD Storage

1.2 TB Secondary Storage

Windows 7 Professional

Work from anywhere, conduct on location pre-visualization or present top-flight demos while never sacrificing professional workstation performance. Highly recommended by Cadalyst magazine, record-setting GoBOXX 2650 is powered by a desktop level processor (six core or quad core Intel® Core™ i7), and delivers true desktop level performance for the demands of 3ds Max.

Recommended Solution
GoBOXX 1740
GoBOXX 2650
 

Intel® Core™ i7 CPUs (2.7 GHz)

NVIDIA Quadro 5010M (4 GB)

8 GB memory

300 GB SSD Storage

Windows 7 Professional

Intel® Core™ i7 CPUs (3.33 GHz)

NVIDIA Quadro 5010M (4 GB)

12 GB memory

300 GB SSD Storage

750 GB Secondary Storage

Windows 7 Professional

renderBOXX and renderPRO

Dedicated Rendering Solutions

If the demands of your 3ds Max workflow require scaling out your rendering to a dedicated system, we offer renderBOXX, the purpose-built king of dedicated rendering, designed to deliver outstanding rendering performance for intensive 3D graphics and animation workflows. Our line of dedicated rendering solutions also includes renderPRO, which eliminates the need for IT personnel, a server room, or additional space, by delivering personal, dedicated rendering to your desk side.

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