Xeons- the most powerful system available
Xeon systems have two physical processors where as the regular Haswell and 2011 Pin systems only have one. Each processor has multiple cores (or "brains") with the top processors having 14 cores. Two processors are generally better than one, although not twice as good unfortunately because it does depend on how well written programs are to take advantage of multiple cores. The current range of 64 bit programs will use all or most of the processing power available, where as older, 32 bit programs, will not.
What does more processing power mean?
It means more layers of effects can be played without rendering and hard to play formats like 4K and RED footage will play properly. It also means faster encoding times when it comes to finishing the job.
There are a huge variety of Xeon processors, with the different prices listed here. They range from 6 core to 14 core processors, and with two in a system than can mean you have 28 proper cores calculating your data. Generally the more cores the better so sometimes you can have a slower processor that has more cores than a faster one, but is more powerful. It is not 100% straight forward as mentioned above, because it depends on how well the programs have been written to use multiple cores but, for example, the 2.4Gh 6 cores processor has 14.4Ghz processing power (6 x 2.4) where as the 10 core 2.3Ghz processor has 23GHz power (10x2.3) so is considerably better.
The Xeon systems advantage when it comes to the RAM is that you can have more of it. The top configuration we have is 128GB RAM - that's as much RAM as the regular drive we use for Windows! That is great for RAM heavy programs like After Effects or 3D programs, and for editing large footage, like 4K. The Xeon systems take more advanced RAM called "ECC Registered" which has better error checking and other advantages over the type of RAM in regular systems.
The basic system comes in a Nanoxia Deep Silence 5 Quiet case, quiet CPU fans and with a powerful SuperMicro motherboard. These are quiet systems, despite the power of the processors. 10 years ago we could not built quiet Xeon systems and you had to live with the noise of several fans in operation; now, thankfully, we can make quiet Xeon systems. We also have options for rack mounted cases, RAID systems and large cases than can take many hard drives. Please contact use for more details. This case is very sturdy and the components uses in Xeon systems larger than normal systems so a typical system weighs about 25Kg.
Please choose from the different options below for your processor, memory, hard drives, graphic cards and i/o hardware.