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Configuring the Ideal Laptop Workstation

Most, if not all, students carry a laptop to and from class, the library, and to study sessions with friends. For writing papers or doing research, most commodity laptops will do the job, but what if you need to run comp[...]
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The Fastest Chip Intel Has Ever Built

Before I expound on the CPU mentioned in the title, first let me say a word or two about where you can find it—inside the BOXX APEXX S3 workstation. From independent reviews, customer stories and testimonials, as well as[...]
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Quick Bytes: Why liquid cooling is essential for workstation efficiency

While the process of cooling is important for any workstation, it’s key to understand the difference between the two main types: air and liquid cooling. Specifically, it is key to understand the importance of how liquid [...]
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AMD Launches a New Era with Ryzen 7000

With statements like “this changes everything,” and “a new era of performance is here” AMD launched the Ryzen 7000 Series Processors. Based on a number of available benchmarks, their bold proclamations are not far off th[...]
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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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Configuring the Ideal Revit Desk Side Workstation

In continuation from the last blog in this Autodesk Revit series, it’s important to determine which type of workstation is most compatible with architecture students’ needs. There are several things to look for when rese[...]
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The New Master

Gifted visual effects artist and BOXXer Fabio Sciedlarczyk (PAW Patrol: The Movie, The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run, The Trace We Leave Behind) has been plying his trade in commercials and feature films for 18 year[...]
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Revit 2.12 for Students

Autodesk Revit is a software application intended for architects and engineers to design, visualize and collaborate with others on digital drawings. The software helps conceptualize ideas by allowing users to outline and[...]
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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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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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