BOXX’s smallest overclocked workstation, APEXX1, is now availableBoxx-apexx-family
with Intel’s new Skylake CPU, running high speed graphics and video
playback, while consuming much less power.

BOXX APEXX 1 Takes on Skylake CPU for Fast Graphics & Playback

BOXX APEXX 1, the most compact workstation BOXX has ever built, is supplied with either an overclocked Intel Core i7 or standard Intel Xeon E5 processor and supports high-performance workstation graphics. Now, with the availability of the new Intel Skylake processor, the company has introduced a Skylake CPU version, after completing overclocking tests a BOXXlabs.
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Intel's6th generation CPU, Skylakeis built to be substantially faster than the mobile Haswell chips launched for 2014, and outperforming them ingraphics, video playbackandconversionswhile consuming muchless power. Skylake also includes mainstream support forDDR4 memoryand, according to Intel, remains highly stable when overclocked.

APEXX 1 is now one of the smallest overclocked, liquid-cooled workstation available anywhere. Though mainly pitched at creative applications that need high clock speeds in the smallest chassis possible, APEXX 1 can also be configured with up to 18 cores forlocal renderingandsimulation.


The chassis measures less than 5in wide, 8.5in high and 9in deep, 75 per cent smaller than the BOXX APEXX 2 compact computer. It suits, for example,single-threaded applicationsorlocal rendering;3D animation, modellingand CAD; and2D image processingin space-constrained work environments.

APEXX 1 is built withNVIDIA Quadro graphicsup to the K1200, with 4GB of DDR5 memory, four mini DisplayPorts for up to four 4K monitors and 512 CUDA cores, meeting specifications for applications like Autodesk 3ds Max, Revit or SOLIDWORKS.  APEXX 1 can also be configured with up to 32GB of DDR4, optional M.2 NVME drives for faster I/O on some configurations, and 2.5in mechanical or SSD storage options. All configurations include USB 3.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, and 802.11ac wireless connectivity.

The BOXXliquid coolingsystem manages the CPUs’ heat output, contributing to stability and long-term performance, and a blower fan draws cool air in through a front grill and expels it out the back, controlling noise when working under load, similar to a larger workstation.