Develop3D Workstation Report – BOXX APEXX S3

by Greg Corke   With an overclocked six core ‘Coffee Lake’ Core i7 CPU and a well engineered compact chassis, this is an impressive CAD workstation but it does come at a premium, writes Greg Corke. When we started DEVELOP3D in 2008, almost all CAD workstations came with a quad core CPU. If you wanted…

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Intel® 8th Generation i7 Processors New Features & Applications

When you see that the new Intel® 8th generation i7 processors have pretty much the same CPU and performance per MHz as the previous generation of Skylake and Kaby Lake Intel processors, you may not be initially impressed. But it’s not any kind of boost in standard performance that you should be excited about –…

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“It blew me away” – postPerspective Reviews Boxx’s Apexx 4 7404 workstation

The professional workstation market has been blown open recently with companies like HP, Apple, Dell, Lenovo and others building systems containing i3/i5/i7/i9 and Xeon processors, and AMD’s recent re-inauguration into the professional workstation market with their Ryzen line of processors. There are more options than ever, and that’s a great thing for working pros, but…

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Time to Switch? Autodesk Discontinues Support for 3ds Max on Mac

For years, the lack of available software for Mac operating systems has been a source of frustration for many loyal Mac users and creative designers. This has never been more true than it is right now. Quietly, back in March, Autodesk announced that they would no longer support 3ds Max in the Mac OS environment.…

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New Autodesk Releases for 2018

There’s exciting news in the Autodesk world if you regularly use their products, including AutoCAD and Inventor. The 2018 Autodesk updates to both products have been released from beta and are available to the public. Both AutoCAD 2018 and Autodesk Inventor 2018 contain user-enhancement upgrades and performance improvements that can advance your workflow. Whether you’re…

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