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BOXX Commits to Athlon MP 2000+
Date: Wednesday March 13, 2002
Category: Computer / SFF PCs
Manufacturer Link: BOXX Technologies
3DBOXX and RenderBOXX R Series of High Performance Workstations and Rendering Systems Feature Powerful AMD Processors
 

AUSTIN, TX - March 13, 2002 - BOXX Technologies, a leading provider of award-winning digital content creation systems for the entertainment and digital film industries, today announced its 3DBOXX R1 series of high-performance workstations and the RenderBOXX R series of rendering systems feature the new AMD Athlon(tm) MP processor 2000+ with QuantiSpeed(tm) architecture and Smart MP technology.

The new AMD Athlon MP processor with QuantiSpeed architecture and Smart MP technology is designed to provide the optimal performance needed for computation-intensive applications while providing the highest standard in platform stability and reliability.

Designed for Microsoft Windows 2000 or Linux, the 3DBOXX and RenderBOXX R series are available in dual processor configurations, enhanced with NVIDIA Quadro4 XGL architecture and are optimized for creating and rendering 3D content and animation using popular software programs such as Maya, 3D Studio MAX, Softimage 3D, LightWave 3D, and Houdini.

"The AMD Athlon MP processor 2000+ coupled with these new BOXX systems will provide the performance, reliability and increased productivity that designers need for their compute-intensive applications," said Ben Williams, director of Server and Workstation Product Marketing at AMD.

"By adding the new AMD Athlon MP 2000+ to our 3DBOXX and RenderBOXX R series of workstations and rendering systems, we can offer entertainment and design professionals the computing power they need to streamline productivity and remain competitive in a burgeoning industry," says Rick Krause, president and CEO of BOXX Technologies.

About 3DBOXX and RenderBOXX
Available in dual processor configurations running Microsoft Windows 2000 or Linux, the 3DBOXX R series includes high-performance workstations built for digital content creation. The series includes enhanced system architecture and accelerated graphics capabilities, and utilizes the new NVIDIA Quadro4 XGL graphics adapters with NVIEW(tm) multidisplay technology.

The RenderBOXX R1 series of high-speed rendering nodes are designed to streamline the rendering process for HD, digital film, video, game development, 3D design and animation. Available in a 1U (1.75") form factor, RenderBOXX offers unparalleled processing power over conventional rendering systems and is built to reduce rendering times and increase throughput.

Pricing and Availability
The 3DBOXX and RenderBOXX R series with the AMD Athlon MP processors 2000+ with Quantispeed architecture are currently available. Pricing for a dual Athlon MP 2000+ 3DBOXX starts at less than $2,250 and the dual Athlon MP 2000+ RenderBOXX is priced at under $2,100.

About the AMD Athlon MP Processor
The AMD Athlon MP processor is a seventh-generation x86 processor designed for high-performance multiprocessing servers and workstations.

A key advantage of AMD's multiprocessing platform is Smart MP technology, which greatly enhances overall platform performance by increasing data movement between the two CPUs, chipset and memory system. Smart MP technology features dual point-to-point, high-speed 266MHz system buses with Error Correcting Code (ECC) support designed to provide up to 2.1GB per second per CPU of bus bandwidth in a dual-processor system. Smart MP technology also has an optimized Modified Owner Exclusive Shared Invalid (MOESI) cache coherency protocol that manages data and memory traffic in a multiprocessing environment.

The new AMD Athlon MP processor features the patented QuantiSpeed(tm) architecture, which includes a high performance full-speed cache with hardware data pre-fetch, a fully pipelined superscalar floating point engine, and an exclusive L2 Translation Look-aside Buffer (TLB). The processor also incorporates 3DNow! TM Professional technology, which has 52 new instructions that extend AMD's 3DNow! technology, enabling smoother, richer and more lifelike images, more precise digital audio and an enriched Internet experience. The new AMD Athlon MP processor is compatible with AMD's stable Socket A infrastructure, and supports DDR memory technology.

About BOXX
BOXX® Technologies, headquartered in Austin, TX, is a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance, high-bandwidth Microsoft Windows 2000 and Linux-based hardware and software solutions for the 3D, animation, digital film, and HDTV broadcast markets. BOXX solutions are designed to increase productivity and performance and include 3DBOXXTM, RenderBOXX® and HDBOXXTM- all complete systems for 3D, rendering, HD non-linear editing and compositing, respectively. For more information on BOXX Technologies, please visit the BOXX web site at www.boxxtech.com or call toll free 877-877-BOXX (2699) or 512-835-0400 (outside North America).

About AMD
AMD is a global supplier of integrated circuits for the personal and networked computer and communications markets with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia. AMD, a Fortune 500 and Standard & Poor's 500 company, produces microprocessors, flash memory devices, and support circuitry for communications and networking applications. Founded in 1969 and based in Sunnyvale, California, AMD had revenues of $3.9 billion in 2001. (NYSE: AMD).

### BOXX and RenderBOXX are registered trademarks of BOXX Technologies, Inc., registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. 3DBOXX and HDBOXX are trademarks of BOXX Technologies, Inc. AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, AMD Athlon, AMD-760, QuantiSpeed and combinations thereof, are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Other product and company names herein may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. BOXX Technologies, 9390 Research Blvd., Kaleido II, Ste. 300, Austin, TX 78759, tel: 512-835-0400, fax: 512-835-0434.

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