Quadro and Intel by Application

How to pick a Graphics Workstation

NVIDIA Elite Solution Provider - Intel Platinum Partner

Scan 3XS professional workstations are engineered to run the most demanding applications so you can maximise your creativity. With thousands of possible hardware and software combinations this page will help guide you to the optimum configuration.

The two most important components in a workstation are the CPU and graphics card. The CPU is critically important in all applications from basic image manipulation to more complex tasks such as CAD, animation and rendering. The most CPU intensive applications are simulations and CFD (computational fluid dynamics), for which we have designed a special range of workstations equipped with a pair of Xeon processors.

As Intel and AMD produce CPUs in multiple ranges which are not compatible with each other we have arranged our 3XS workstations by CPU platform. The table below highlights the key features of each series of 3XS workstation allowing you to select the appropriate level of performance for your workflow.

Series Key Specs CPU Performance
WI4000 Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processors with up to 4 cores Star
WI6000 Intel Core i7 and i9 processors with up to 18 cores Star Star
WA6000 AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors with up to 16 cores Star Star
WA8000 2x Intel Xeon processors with up to a total of 36 cores Star Star Star

The graphics card is the other critical component in a professional workstation, with a faster card rendering the on-screen graphics at a higher frame rate, making manipulating models and textures much smoother and more responsive. The more powerful graphics cards can be also used to speed up rendering times in supported applications. We offer workstations with the full range of NVIDIA Quadro and AMD Radeon Pro graphics cards which have ISV certified drivers for hundreds of professional applications, plus NVIDIA GeForce cards which do not have certified drivers but are a great choice for game developers.

Unlike CPUs, you are free to choose whichever graphics card(s) you would like installed in your workstation, with the table below highlighting the key features of the market leading NVIDIA Quadro graphics cards.

NVIDIA Quadro Card Cores Frame Buffer Best For Performance Level
P400 256 2GB Entry-Level 2D Graphics Star
P600 384 2GB Mid-Range 2D Star Star
P1000 640 4GB High-End 2D & Mid-Range 3D Graphics Star Star Star
P2000 1024 5GB High-End 2D & Mid-Range 3D Graphics Star Star Star Star
P4000 1792 8GB High-End 3D Star Star Star Star Star
P5000 2560 16GB Very High-End 3D Star Star Star Star Star Star
P6000 3840 24GB Ultra High-End 3D & Simulations Star Star Star Star Star Star Star
Tesla K40 2880 12GB Ultra High-End 3D & Simulations Star Star Star Star Star Star Star
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Choose your Graphics Workstation by Application

If you’re unsure what workstation best meets your requirements please use the table below to pick your favourite application(s) and follow the links to our recommend configurations. Don’t forget that all our workstations are built to order, so can be fully customised to your needs with different graphics cards and storage. Alternatively please email 3XS and we’ll happy to recommend a specification for you.

Choose your application group below:

Design Visualisation Simulation & CFD Virtual Reality Video Production
Design Applications

AutoDesk 3DS Max

GOOD BETTER BEST
WI4000 Design WI6000 Design
View System View System

AutoDesk AutoCAD

GOOD BETTER BEST
WI4000 Design WI6000 Design
View System View System

Blender

GOOD BETTER BEST
WI4000 Design WI6000 Design
View System View System

CATIA

GOOD BETTER BEST
WI4000 Design WI6000 Design
View System View System

Cinema 4D

GOOD BETTER BEST
WI4000 Design WI6000 Design
View System View System

PTC Creo

GOOD BETTER BEST
WI4000 Design WI6000 Design
View System View System

Adobe Illustrator

GOOD BETTER BEST
WI4000 Design
View System

Adobe InDesign

GOOD BETTER BEST
WI4000 Design WI6000 Design
View System View System

AutoDesk Inventor

GOOD BETTER BEST
WI4000 Design WI6000 Design
View System View System

AutoDesk Maya

GOOD BETTER BEST
WI4000 Design WI6000 Design
View System View System

Microstation

GOOD BETTER BEST
WI4000 Design WI6000 Design
View System View System

Unreal Engine

GOOD BETTER BEST
WI4000 Design WI6000 Design
View System View System

Adobe Photoshop

GOOD BETTER BEST
WI4000 Design WI6000 Design
View System View System

Rhino 3D

GOOD BETTER BEST
WI4000 Design WI6000 Design
View System View System

Siemens NX

GOOD BETTER BEST
WI4000 Design WI6000 Design
View System View System

Siemens Solid Edge

GOOD BETTER BEST
WI4000 Design WI6000 Design
View System View System

SolidWorks

GOOD BETTER BEST
WI4000 Design WI6000 Design
View System View System
Visualisation Applications

AutoDesk 3DS Max

GOOD BETTER BEST
WI4000 Viz WI6000 Viz WI8000 Viz
View System View System View System

Adobe After Affects

GOOD BETTER BEST
Resolve Grading HD Resolve Grading 4K Resolve Grading 4K Plus
View System View System View System

Blender

GOOD BETTER BEST
WI4000 Viz WI6000 Viz WI8000 Viz
View System View System View System

CATIA

GOOD BETTER BEST
WI4000 Viz WI6000 Viz WI8000 Viz
View System View System View System

Cinema 4D

GOOD BETTER BEST
WI4000 Viz WI6000 Viz WI8000 Viz
View System View System View System

DeltaGen

GOOD BETTER BEST
WI6000 Viz WI8000 Viz
View System View System

FurryBallRT

GOOD BETTER BEST
WI6000 Viz WI8000 Viz Server
View System View System View System

Houdini

GOOD BETTER BEST
WI6000 Viz WI8000 Viz
View System View System

NVIDIA Iray

GOOD BETTER BEST
WI6000 Viz WI8000 Viz
View System View System

KeyShot

GOOD BETTER BEST
WI4000 Viz WI6000 Viz WI8000 Viz
View System View System View System

LightWave 3D

GOOD BETTER BEST
WI4000 Viz WI6000 Viz WI8000 Viz
View System View System View System

AutoDesk Maya

GOOD BETTER BEST
WI4000 Viz WI6000 Viz WI8000 Viz
View System View System View System

Mental Ray

GOOD BETTER BEST
WI4000 Viz WI6000 Viz WI8000 Viz
View System View System View System

Microstation

GOOD BETTER BEST
WI4000 Viz WI6000 Viz
View System View System

Octane

GOOD BETTER BEST
WI6000 Viz WI8000 Viz Server
View System View System View System

RedShift

GOOD BETTER BEST
WI6000 Viz WI8000 Viz Server
View System View System View System

AutoDesk Stingray

GOOD BETTER BEST
WI4000 Viz WI6000 Viz WI8000 Viz
View System View System View System

AutoDesk VRED

GOOD BETTER BEST
WI4000 Viz WI6000 Viz WI8000 Viz
View System View System View System

Unreal Engine

GOOD BETTER BEST
WI4000 Viz WI6000 Viz
View System View System

Rhino 3D

GOOD BETTER BEST
WI4000 Viz WI6000 Viz
View System View System

Siemens NX

GOOD BETTER BEST
WI4000 Viz WI6000 Viz WI8000 Viz
View System View System View System

Thea Render

GOOD BETTER BEST
WI6000 Viz WI8000 Viz Server
View System View System View System

V-Ray RT

GOOD BETTER BEST
WI6000 Viz WI8000 Viz Server
View System View System View System
Simulations & CFD Applications

Ansys CFD

GOOD BETTER BEST
WI6000 Viz WI8000 Viz
View System View System

DecisionSpace

GOOD BETTER BEST
WI6000 Viz WI8000 Viz
View System View System

Geophysical EarthStudy 360

GOOD BETTER BEST
WI6000 Viz WI8000 Viz
View System View System

Geophysical VoxelGeo

GOOD BETTER BEST
WI6000 Viz WI8000 Viz
View System View System

Matlab

GOOD BETTER BEST
WI6000 Viz WI8000 Viz
View System View System

MSC Nastran

GOOD BETTER BEST
WI6000 Viz WI8000 Viz
View System View System

Petrel

GOOD BETTER BEST
WI6000 Viz WI8000 Viz
View System View System
VR Applications

AutoDesk Stingray

GOOD BETTER BEST
WI4000 VR WI6000 VR WI8000 VR
View System View System View System

AutoDesk VRED

GOOD BETTER BEST
WI4000 VR WI6000 VR WI8000 VR
View System View System View System

Unreal Engine

GOOD BETTER BEST
WI4000 VR WI6000 VR
View System View System
Video Production Applications

Adobe After Affects

GOOD BETTER BEST
Resolve Grading HD Resolve Grading 4K Resolve Grading 4K Plus
View System View System View System

Edius

GOOD BETTER BEST
Evolve NLE HD Plus Evolve NLE 4K Evolve NLE 4K Plus
View System View System View System

AVID Media Composer

GOOD BETTER BEST
Evolve NLE HD Plus Evolve NLE 4K Evolve NLE 4K Plus
View System View System View System

Adobe Premier Pro

GOOD BETTER BEST
Evolve NLE HD Plus Evolve NLE 4K Evolve NLE 4K Plus
View System View System View System

Davinci Resolve

GOOD BETTER BEST
Resolve Grading HD Resolve Grading 4K Resolve Grading 4K Plus
View System View System View System

Vegas Pro

GOOD BETTER BEST
Evolve NLE HD Plus Evolve NLE 4K Evolve NLE 4K Plus
View System View System View System