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|
|WI6000||Intel Core i7 and i9 processors with up to 18 cores|
|WA6000||AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors with up to 16 cores|
|WA8000||2x Intel Xeon processors with up to a total of 36 cores|
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|
|P1000||640||4GB||High-End 2D & Mid-Range 3D Graphics|
|P2000||1024||5GB||High-End 2D & Mid-Range 3D Graphics|
|P5000||2560||16GB||Very High-End 3D|
|P6000||3840||24GB||Ultra High-End 3D & Simulations|
|Tesla K40||2880||12GB||Ultra High-End 3D & Simulations|
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