Apexx Everest—how much higher can Boxx get?

New Ryzen-based workstation accelerates Blender and more.

Gokyo Ri

At Siggraph, in the Blender booth, Boxx introduced its Everest model of the Apexx brand workstations.

Powered by the 64-core AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000 WX Series processor, the company demonstrated the Blender rendering engine in Blender’s booth. And over at the Inside the Innovation Station at AMD’s booth, Boxx showed off its Raxx T3, a rackmount workstation also equipped with the AMD processor. Boxx is among the first workstation manufacturers to ship systems featuring the new CPU.

The Apexx Everest exploits the AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO with its 128 PCIe 4.0 lanes and the CPU clock boost GHz up to 4.5 for multi-processing power with demanding 3D content creation workflows. Whether rendering complex 3D scenes, powering simulation, or quickly rebuilding assemblies, Boxx says the AMD’s 64-core processor enables Apexx Everest users to experience full spectrum compute capability surpassing dual socket systems.

The Boxx workstation also supports up to four, professional-grade AMD Radeon Pro or Nvidia RTX GPUs. Additional features include multiple hard drive options, up to 2TB of system memory, IPMI for remote system management, and liquid cooling for maximum performance. Highly configurable and Avid-qualified, Apexx Everest also offers high performance for Blender, as well as Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, and Revit, Adobe CC, DaVinci Resolve, Cinema 4D, and V-Ray.

Boxx says its other system at Siggraph, the rack mounted RaxxT3, is purpose-built for multitasking in feature film editing, VR deployment, and other production workflows requiring maximum CPU cores at a high frequency. In addition to the 64-core AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO processor, Raxx offers ample memory and up to four AMD or Nvidia professional GPUs. Ideal for DaVinci Resolve, V-Ray, Blender, Cinema 4D, OctaneRender and other pro applications, the highly configurable RaxxT3 fits neatly into a server room, mobile rack, or OB truck.