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Digital Storm Puts Core i7-980X EE Into DAVINCI Workstation

Digital Storm Puts Core i7-980X EE Into DAVINCI Workstation

Digital Storm is completely and fully on the Core i7 bandwagon. Just a day after the custom PC builder announced that Intel's benchmark warrior (that would be the Core i7-980X Extreme Edition) would be present in their consumer desktops, now the company is bringing the same chip to their most powerful workstation.



Engineered to suit the needs of creative professionals who need serious horsepower to churn through audio and video editing, the DAVINCI is one of the most wildly powerful workstations on the market today. Digital Storm’s DAVINCI workstations harness the power of Intel’s new i7 980X processor, NVIDIA’s Quadro graphics card and are designed to fully utilize NVIDIA’s CUDA technology. DAVINCI workstations come standard with Digital Storm’s complete 4 Year Parts and Labor Warranty and customers can opt for an extended 5 Year Parts and Labor Warranty, which is nearly unheard of in the industry.

Digital Storm’s DAVINCI workstations are available for purchase at the company's website, though the base configuration for the Performance bundle has a price of $2,952. Not cheap by any means, but hey, at least it's a "business expsense!"



Digital Storm’s DAVINCI Ushers in Workstation Renaissance for Creative Professionals

Intel i7 980X and NVIDIA Quadro powered workstations optimize application performance for superior digital content creation


Fremont, CA – (March 17, 2010) – Digital Storm, the predominant name in system integration, proudly debuts its flagship line of workstations: DAVINCI.

Digital Storm’s DAVINCI workstations harness the power of Intel’s new i7 980X processor, NVIDIA’s Quadro graphics card and are designed to fully utilize NVIDIA’s ground-breaking CUDA technology. With the DAVINCI’s line of custom workstations, Digital Storm has created a platform for creative professionals’ that will boosts productivity, allowing them to accomplish more in less time.

Each DAVINCI workstation is fully customized by integrating the industry’s latest hardware; with the goal of optimizing performance for the customer’s chosen applications. Digital Storm technicians and customer support staff have years of expertise in system integration. Their understanding of how hardware maximizes software performance is unsurpassed. To further outperform all other workstations, Digital Storm gives creative professionals the option to have the processor overclocked, while still being backed by the company’s 4 year warranty.

DAVINCI workstations come standard with Digital Storm’s complete 4 Year Parts and Labor Warranty and customers can opt for an extended 5 Year Parts and Labor Warranty. Knowing the rigorous work schedules of most creative professionals, Digital Storm offers the option to have replacement parts shipped express overnight, in an effort to minimize down time.

Prior to shipping to the customer, each DAVINCI system undergoes a rigorous 72-Hour Stress-Test. Digital Storm technicians stress-test and benchmark the system via industry standard testing software coupled with a proprietary testing process that detects components which can be prone to future failure.

“The philosophy behind DAVINCI is simple: engineer a workstation that completely maximizes application performance so that creative professionals can accelerate their productivity,” commented Rajeev Kuruppu, Digital Storm’s Director of Product Development. “Thanks to NVIDIA’s and Intel’s most powerful components to date, our DAVINCI workstations will be fully optimized for the forthcoming release of Adobe’s Creative Suite 5.”

Digital Storm’s DAVINCI workstations are available for purchase at www.DigitalStormSystems.com. The base configuration for the Performance configuration has a price of $2,952 and customers can take advantage of an additional $200 off during Digital Storm’s launch promotion. Each Digital Storm system comes with a 4 year parts and labor warranty, including replacement parts, and lifetime customer support.

To learn more about Digital Storm’s complete product offerings, please visit www.DigitalStormSystems.com.

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Wow, look at the enthusiast system. I think enthusiast and professional should be changed because a professional,would be more likely to use a dual cpu. An enthusiast also would not be able to claim it as a business expense.

Either way that's a workstation that will really churn through anything with relative ease in any of these configurations.

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rapid1:

Wow, look at the enthusiast system. I think enthusiast and professional should be changed because a professional,would be more likely to use a dual cpu. An enthusiast also would not be able to claim it as a business expense.

Either way that's a workstation that will really churn through anything with relative ease in any of these configurations.

 

How does dual Xeon processors perform against a single i7 Extreme?

 

By the way, I love how they put this in the Corsair 800D and water cooled it. Looks really nice! Just not sure about the white and black panda color scheme.

 

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Digital storm is just awsome! :) great job

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Yea nice system I would just have to change the GPU out as I am a gamer. The clear side adds a nice touch as well. But for a workstation you cannot ask for more.

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I don't know if I'd want liquid cooling in an actual "workstation" class computer. Yes I know that the odds of a leak may not be that high, but workstations are designed with the utmost in stability and reliability in mind. In the same way, I wouldn't want an overclocked system for such a task.

The last thing I'd want is a high-end CAD/CAM render having a few small rendering glitches (for example). Same thing if this were being used for audio/video production.

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Ya know, I never really thought there would be a push like there has been on these cpu's Yea new high $1,000 processors are exciting but usually aren't this popular due to their price.

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There is one thing I don't understand...is there a real rush to offer the 980X when it was just announced? Are consumers really going to rush to buy these? Maybe they should think of the timing of releasing the 980X.

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I agree with nelson, the price range for one of these is too high for an average consumer (Mainly gamers "We spend all our money on games Stick out tongue lol)

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RyuGTX the P80X is basically a fitted (for commercial markets) Xeon 5600. Yes it has some specific optimizations for the market; Vs. a business market, and what a business user, or technical department will use it for, It has many similarities to though. Thats not to mention a Xeon 5670 I think is almost exactly the same (if not that model it's the one above it) specs, and fits a 1366 chip socket-ed board as well. So you could buy one (although generally there more expensive, and maybe a tad stronger Vs. the Extreme's alone) and use it as long as the MB was right. The Business motherboards are also a good bit different. These will to the largest part (or a Xeon will) be in a multi socket motherboard with considerably more memory slots and IO.

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RyuGTX, The Dual Xeons are really great for workstations. When it comes to rendering, the render systems in most 3D apps really benefit from this. I have not tried an I7 yet but I hear it is almost as good. It is kinda like having two 2lane highways, that way the cars can travel at different speeds for different tasks. If you have the same volume traveling on a four lane highway, the vehicles might get mixed up and have to wait for the other two before they can go. DCC and servers are probably the only reason to use a dual setup like this. I don't believe it has any benefit as far as gaming is concerned, it might even hinder it a bit. I would like to try a dual I7's, and mix in dual FirePros for a workstation machine, THAT would rock!

Liquid cooling is good, it makes the machine quieter, and cooler when you are loading complex sceens. Although I would definitely exchange the PNY Quadro! A FirePro V8750 Would smoke that Punny PNY! Plus you can crossfire them which I hear, for these systems are smoother than their SLI counterparts! Quadros are ok if you are doing CAD and have a budget. But for any complex animation/modeling/compositing/editing, the ATI's have left them in the dust about ten years ago.

Just remember...these are not gaming machines. These are what we use to make the games :)

I just wish these were half the price with a choice of Quadro or Fire, that way they can appeal to bothDCC artists and CAD designers

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This is gonna be one killer workstation! It seems like every boutique are now starting to build their system on the Corsair 800D. I just hope Corsair eventually start making cases like the Lian Li V2100/2000. Personally I don't like the look of the case. The hot swappable door makes it look really bad on the front. Although the 700D does remedy this, it still looks really bland because there is nothing there to replace the door. You know what, they should integrate a door for the whole front of the case. Now that would be sweet. 

Anyways, Digital Storm is a great company with great reviews. Their pricing isn't bad either especially compared to MAINGEAR. And you can't really complain with the black/white contrast, it's simply amazing.

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