Max Black unveils Athlon™ MP Dual Processor-based Workstations
Munich, Germany --
Max Black Limited today introduced their next-generation Storm K7MP Dual Athlon™ MP processor-based workstations designed to deliver unparalleled system performance to creative and technical professionals running either Windows® 2000 or Linux® operating systems.
The Storm K7MP workstations are specifically optimised for leading 3D Animation and Content Creation software such as Maya, 3DS Max, Combustion, Photoshop, Shake and Houdini.
The Storm K7MP developed in conjunction with AMD is one of the world's first workstations based on the AMD -760™ MP chipset and the Athlon™ MP processor. The Storm K7MP's architecture delivers outstanding Multi processing performance with Dual Point to Point Buses at 266 MHz delivering up to 4.2 GB/s of bus bandwidth, whilst using cost effective DDR SDRAM Memory. Smart MP and the specifically tuned 3DNow! Professional technology also improves performance in computation-intensive applications such as content creation and media streaming. This core architecture combined with the latest ATI Fire GL 4 and 3D Labs, Wildcat™ 5110 DDR SGRAM and Ultra 160 SCSI storage the Storm K7MP provides a highly optimised 3D platform.
Alan Marques, Visual Effects Director at No Strings Attached Limited said of the Storm K7 "The Storm K7MP workstation provides the best interactive graphics and rendering performance that I have seen from any 3D workstation to date"
Sheila Dunn Animator at Double Negative Limited in London says "With Complex animation sequences this is by far the most responsive workstation I have worked with". "Instant feed back is critical to workflow in this environment and this workstation provides it. It's going to be very hard to go back to my existing dual processor based workstation"
Max Black will ship the Storm K7MP range pre-loaded with Windows 2000 from June 6th 2001 and launch systems with hardware accelerated open GL SUSE Linux shortly afterwards.
Pricing and Availability **
The entry level Storm K7MP Workstations with 512 Mb of RAM IDE storage and FIRE GL 2 optimised graphics will start at £ 3300. With the top of the range system with 1Gb RAM, Ultra 160 SCSI storage and the FIRE GL 4 optimised graphics will cost £ 4700 . For further information contact Max Black Sales on +44 1763 245757
About Max Black
Max Black limited are one of the UK's leading integrators of High Performance workstations, products, and services for the Content Creation marketplace. Max Black develops, manufactures and supports workstations for the creative development, internet and technical markets. Max Black is based in Royston, Hertfordshire and Perivale, London have a direct Sales and Dealer channel.
For more information on Max Black please visit www.maxblack.co.uk
Tel: +44 1763 245757
** All pricing, specifications and availability are subject to change without notice. VAT and shipping are additional.