Pro Graphics Workstation Buyers Guide

What is a Graphics Workstation?

Powered by the latest NVIDIA GPUs, Scan 3XS Pro Graphics Workstations are high performance PCs that enable artists, engineers and scientists to maximise their creativity. Our systems are built using workstation-grade components for maximum reliability.

Scan is an accredited NVIDIA Elite Solution Provider for Professional Visualisation and recommends NVIDIA Quadro graphics cards in our professional graphics workstations because of their outstanding performance, reliability and ISV-certified drivers for hundreds of professional applications.

Which Graphics Workstation is right for me?

Picking a new graphics workstation can seem like a daunting process, with dozens if not hundreds of decisions to make about the hardware configuration. Do you choose an Intel or AMD processor, which type of Quadro graphics card is right, how much RAM and what sort of storage is required are just some of the questions to consider.

We appreciate that not all customers are comfortable with that level of technical detail, so this page is designed to help you quickly and easily choose a new workstation. All you really to do is ask yourself one question: what are you planning to use the workstation for. For instance, are you planning to use the workstation for AEC, BIM, CAD, CAE, or Media and Entertainment applications?

With the answer to that question in mind, this webpage will guide you to a selection of workstations that our expert engineers have optimised for these types of applications. We have two ranges of workstation on offer, pre-configured workstations that are pre-built and ready to ship for next-day delivery, all you need do is click and buy. Alternatively, we can custom build you a workstation in three to five working days.

What applications are going to run on your workstation?

AEC and BIM Applications

Popular AEC and BIM applications include 3DS Max, AutoCAD, Revit and Rhino. We offer a wide range of workstations optimised for these applications, with prices starting from as little as £1499.99 inc VAT.

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CAD and CAE Applications

Popular CAD and CAE applications include AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Inventor and CATIA. CAD applications typically are very CPU bound and only run on a single thread while many CAE applications are now GPU-accelerated for faster processing.

We offer a wide range of workstations optimised for these applications, with prices starting from as little as £1299.99 inc VAT.

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Media and Entertainment Applications

Popular Media and Entertainment applications include 3DS Max, Maya, Illustrator, Resolve, Premier Pro and After Effects. These types of applications require high performance multicore CPUs and GPUs to perform at their best, and we offer a wide range of workstations optimised for these applications, with prices starting from as little as £2299.99 inc VAT.

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Still not sure which workstation to choose?

Send an email to [email protected] or call 01204 474747 to speak to one of our workstation experts who can advise you further.