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Quick Bytes: Are overclocking and performance tuning the same thing?

Think of BOXX performance tuning as a big umbrella and overclocking as a feature beneath that umbrella. Performance tuning enables a BOXX APEXX workstation to operate at the highest possible performance for a longer peri[...]
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Quick Bytes: How many CPU cores do you need for multi-threaded applications?

Which type of application(s) do you run—multi-threaded or lightly-threaded? If it’s the former, listen up. Multi-threaded applications (or applications that involve parallel executing tasks) include popular media & e[...]
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The Case for Multiple GPUs

Software providers incorporating more GPU acceleration into their applications is nothing new. In fact, offloading rendering tasks to the GPU(s) has been going on for the past several years. The biggest change in recent [...]
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Quick Bytes: How many CPU cores do you need for lightly threaded applications?

Which type of application(s) do you run—multi-threaded or lightly-threaded? If it’s the latter, listen up. Lightly-threaded applications include popular titles like SOLIDWORKS, Autodesk Revit, and nearly all other CAD ap[...]
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Restarting Your Business with Computer Hardware Financing

"How do I get my business restarted with no lead time and a CapEx budget depleted from buying laptops for people to use while working from home?" As we navigate the self-quarantine period together, the above is a cons[...]
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Common Customer Questions for BOXX Tech Support … and the answers

If you’re like a lot of folks these days, you’re working from home. But regardless of your work locale, you may have questions surrounding the set up and or operation of your BOXX APEXX workstation or GoBOXX laptop. With[...]
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GPUs and You: Maximizing Performance for Your Workflow

No matter how fast computers become, there are always people out there trying to make them faster. It’s an inherently human trait to figure out how to get more out of less. Efficiency is the name of the game, and when we[...]
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Testing V-Ray GPU Rendering with NVIDIA NVLink

As GPU technology has advanced over the years, GPU rendering has become more advanced and popular due to its speed advantage over CPUs in visual rendering. In addition, a GPU rendering workstation is much more flexible a[...]
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New in DaVinci Resolve 18, Part 3: Fusion & Fairlight

In the first blog in this series, we covered multi-user collaboration, while the second blog focused on editing and color correction. In this third and final installment on the new features in DaVinci Resolve 18 from Bla[...]
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New in DaVinci Resolve 18, Part 2: Editing & Color Highlights

In part 2 of our blog series on the new features in DaVinci Resolve 18 from Blackmagic Design, let’s focus on editing and color, where this application has always been highly regarded for being both intuitive and relativ[...]
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Multi User Collaboration Highlights DaVinci Resolve 18

DaVinci Resolve from Blackmagic Design is world renowned for combining editing, color correction, visual effects, motion graphics, and audio all in one application. A who’s who of major films and television series have r[...]
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Autodesk Maya 2022

In a previous companion blog, New Plug-Ins Key to Maya 2022, we discussed just that, so now let’s take a look at all the other new features that will help you up your game as an artist or technical lead. If you liked the[...]
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Evolution of Resolution - Part II

In part I of the Evolution of Resolution, we discussed CGA, EGA,VGA/SVGA and progressive scan. In part II, we need to get into the whirlwind history of computer graphics, but first, let’s conclude our discussion of resol[...]
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Evolution of Resolution- Part I

BOXX builds workstations and servers purpose-built for your creative applications. As such, we are heavily involved in rendering, as all that is created must also be rendered. Since I arrived at BOXX in 2008, I have witn[...]
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CPU vs. GPU 3: Rendering with a Vengeance

There is a clear trend these days among software vendors to incorporate more and more GPU acceleration into their products. In fact, NVIDIA recently compiled a list of hundreds of software packages spanning over a d[...]
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For GPU Rendering, BOXX Rocks RAXX Stacks

There’s always a bit of lag between the time a revolutionary hardware solution comes out and the time it takes for the software world to adapt. Thankfully, we’re at a point where the hardware—NVIDIA’s latest line of RTX [...]
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How Architects Can Use Today’s Technologies for Better Growth

Technology is now a fundamental part of architecture, with PRNewswire reporting that the market for industry-specific software alone is worth $10.2 billion globally. With technology at the forefront of the indu[...]
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Cybersecurity Trends in The Construction Industry For 2022

The construction industry is becoming ever more tech-oriented, and while this boosts efficiency and productivity, it also necessitates a consideration of cybersecurity. Indeed, as construction companies manage larger amo[...]
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Cloud Computing: Public, Private, or Hybrid?

Think back to your elementary school science class and the discussion surrounding the different types of clouds—cirrus, cumulus, and stratus. Now apply that to today’s computer technology, where “cloud” is short for “clo[...]
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Upgrading to Windows 11? You’re Going to Need TPM 2.0

Prior to Microsoft releasing the new Windows 11 operating system (OS), there wasn’t much discussion regarding the Trusted Platform Module (TPM).  TPM 1.2 chips have existed since 2011, but they’ve typically only bee[...]
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IRS Section 179 Means Workstation Savings

With COVID still in play, as well as a number of other factors impacting our economy, it’s completely understandable that creative professionals and enterprise businesses relying on high performance computer hardware are[...]
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GTC 2020 Part II: Race to the Cure with AI

NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang’s GTC 2020 keynote address generated major excitement for anyone who relies on its technology. The address was divided into four segments (each available on YouTube) and our first blog on the addr[...]
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NVIDIA GTC 2020 Part I

To say that NVIDIA business is booming would be an understatement. With two months still left in 2020, the company has enjoyed over six million CUDA downloads which have generated 1,800 new applications and enabled 6,500[...]
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Great News for Rebooting Your Business

There are a number of reasons you choose a premium product like BOXX. First and foremost, it’s because you demand a computer system purpose-built for your specific software applications and workflow. The benefits of a cu[...]
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