Maingear Outfits Quantum Shift with Intel's Xeon E Processors
"The pairing of the new Intel Xeon E3 1200 series processors and the Asus P8B WS motherboard is a perfect addition to the Quantum Shift," said Wallace Santos, CEO and founder of Maingear. "This combo brings excellent performance at a great price giving entry level content creators a great system to get started on."
As we noted in our recent coverage of Intel's Xeon E series processors, this is some serious hardware, and it's easy to see why Maingear went in this direction. The E3-1200 Family strikes a balance between performance and cost, and with the exception of the E3-1220L, all E3-1200 processors sport four cores clocked anywhere from 3.1GHz to 3.5GHz.
By going this route, Maingear is opens the door to users looking for a budget-conscious workstation capable of 2D CAD, entry-level digital media, and 3D CAD work.