BOXX Technologies, a leading provider of digital content creation systems for the entertainment and digital film industries, announced today its new 3DBOXX R1 series of workstations for Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows NT or Linux based on the newest 1.4GHz AMD Athlon processors. Optimized for leading 3D and animation software programs such as Maya, 3D Studio MAX, Softimage 3D, LightWave 3D, and Houdini, the 3DBOXX R1 series is available in dual processor configurations, which offer exceptional price and performance in a cooler, more compact, and easily serviceable workstation configuration.A non-PDF version of the press release is here. Thanks go out to AMDZone.
Dual AMD Athlon processor capable with the AMD 762 chipset Up to 4GB 266MHz DDR with four DIMM slots 4X AGP Pro 50 graphics port (10) internal hard drive bays with optional hotswap hard drives Dual channel Ultra160 SCSI and dual channel UltraDMA 100 IDE controllers (2) onboard 10/100Mbs Ethernet adapters (5) 64/33MHz PCI slots and 400W power supply Options include a 4U rackmount kit and second 400W power supply
PC Watch is reporting that AMD Japan will be promoting a new 3D graphics benchmarking test designed to stress the CPU called N-Bench. The size of the file is expected to be ~40MB and it will support Enhanced 3DNow!, SSE (but not SSE2), and MS DirectX 7 or above.