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BOXX 'World's Fastest Single-CPU Workstation'

The machine is a configurable in either a Six-core or Quad-core Intel Core i7-based system using liquid cooling and overclocked at speeds up to 4.15GHz. It has seven PCI-E x16 slots on its Intel x58-based motherboard and can take up to four dual-slot or seven single-slot graphics cards. Judging by the sheer number of GPU-based computing options seen at SIGGRAPH this year it is definitely understandable why you might need an SLI setup in a workstation.

So essentially what BOXX is bringing out is an overclocked system that uses workstation graphics instead of consumer cards. A system that, according to its specifications, has a 1200 watt power supply.

  • polly the parrot
    I'd rather have the Maximum PC Dream Machine 2010. Have you seen that beast? Except I would've done the 48GB of RAM, for overkill's sake.
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  • just what i need in a business environment, more speed and less stability.....
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  • 7amood
    where are the HDDs... i don't see them...
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  • mavroxur
    Would be nicer if it were in a good case. Where's the hard drive bays? Lying flat against the front cover? It's not really a high end workstation if it only holds two hdd's.
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  • Marco925
    It looks kinda like a dell machine on the outside.
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  • hellwig
    Has NVidia demonstrated scalability to that level with its workstation graphics cards? I know they're doing their whole GPGPU thing, and not rendering video games, but can their CUDA technology handle that? I just want to know if this is something practical, or more just "hah, look what we did".
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  • Strider-Hiryu_79
    Who cares how it looks? Since when does appearance affect a computer's performance?

    It's a workstation. Not your average home PC.

    Stop acting like Mike Holmes from holmes on homes is gonna come by your pc and give you a thumbs up for having a fashionista-like case.
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  • borisof007
    Idk why, but 1200 watts doesn't seem enough for an extreme OC'd i7 with 4 video cards.
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  • joytech22
    hellwigHas NVidia demonstrated scalability to that level with its workstation graphics cards? I know they're doing their whole GPGPU thing, and not rendering video games, but can their CUDA technology handle that? I just want to know if this is something practical, or more just "hah, look what we did".

    Well it definitely helps with Video rendering and simulations, or for some applications raytracing.
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  • cadder
    You can see 4 video cards and 6 sticks of ram, and it looks like the radiator is in the front of the case. No sign of where hard drives would be, although anybody buying a serious workstation is probably running on a network for storage, so maybe all they need is a boot drive.
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