Maingear Adds Intel Xeon X5687 and X5690 CPUs To SHIFT Desktop

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News Posted: Tue, Mar 1 2011 4:51 AM
We never put a whole lot of thought into the name of Maingear's SHIFT "personal supercomputer," but the machine sure is shifting with the tides of technology. This morning, Maingear revamped the SHIFT with the addition of Intel's newest Xeon processors, the X5687 and X5690.

Much like Apple's Mac Pro, which is also available with Xeon CPUs, these new processors will make the SHIFT desirable to those who spend most of their time in content creation. Users will see speeds as high as 3.86GHz, with the 5600 Series offering up to a 38% improvement in performance for digital content creation and advanced workflow.

The workstations will be paired up with NVIDIA Quadro graphics, which tend to work well with creative professional demands. No pricing information has been established (or made public) just yet, but we're expecting these new rigs to go on sale shortly.

MAINGEAR BUMPS UP THEIR QUANTUM SHIFT WITH NEW XEON PROCESSORS

Kenilworth, New Jersey – March 1, 2011 – MAINGEAR, an award-winning PC system builder offering custom desktops, notebooks, workstations and media centers, updates the Quantum Shift  with the new Intel®  Xeon®  X5687 and X5690 processors delivering enhanced, energy-efficient performance for content creation applications.

The MAINGEAR QUANTUM SHIFT is packed with the new Xeon X5687 and X5690 processors with speeds up to 3.86GHz delivers an expert workbench experience. Designed with two intelligent processors for content creation, visualization, and simulation, the Intel Xeon processor 5600 series enables up to 38% improvement in performance for digital content creation and advanced workflow. Featuring up to 12 processing cores that can monitor demand and intelligently adapt performance to fit your workflow needs, helping you design, model, create, and visualize faster, these processors provide the performance you need, when you need it, and energy efficiency when you don't.

Combined with NVIDIA GeForce Quadro series cards, creative professionals can take digital content creation to a whole new level where creative professionals can enjoy faster video transcoding and image rendering.  Whether you’re a filmmaker working on the next Oscar winning movie, or working on the next hot video game title, the QUANTUM SHIFT provides the performance you need where and when it matters most.

“The new Intel Xeon 5600 series is a great addition to the MAINGEAR Quantum SHIFT,” said Wallace Santos, CEO and founder of MAINGEAR. “It brings an unprecedented amount of professional power to the table, and allows creative professional to get more done in a short amount of time.”
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rapid1 replied on Tue, Mar 1 2011 11:10 AM

Hey animatortom and coolice these looks like machines made for you guys, as well as anyone who does major rendering work for that matter. In a desktop form I still do not get why you would not build your own, but support etc does count as well I guess.

Either way these machines look rock solid to me if you could not build your own, which I know many individuals would be afraid to try. All they need to do is hang out around here, and Marco/Lyaz could help them out right :)

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I would love one of these for work! Unfortunately I'm stuck with an old mac pro. I mainly use maya and after effects. Large companies don't really allow building your own computers; they have contracts with dell or hp to get their workstations/desktops, it's cheaper that way because they buy in bulk. I'm sure smaller companies would jump all over this machine. This thing would kill the new mac pro's!!!!

Now you're just mashing it!

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Papapak replied on Wed, Mar 2 2011 12:51 AM

this is a really interesting case , but i will never be able to buy this =(( although im writing an iphone app and i think i will need a server for it :D

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