high end boutique computer The seller owns the extension Velocity Micro Cheapest Workstation PC based on ThreadRipper Pro 5995WXsold for just $11,774 at the time of writing, but customers will have to wait until mid-August 2022 for delivery.
ProMagix HD150 Workstation Features Asrock WRX80 Creator motherboard and PNY Nvidia Quadro T400 workstation video card (with 4 GB of RAM), 32 GB of DDR4 memory (prudently distributed across four modules), 500 GB crucial SSD And even a DVD writer (remember these?).
Despite the desktop class, wireless connectivity (both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth) is available, nicely complementing the pair of 10Gb LAN connectors, all from Intel.
You won’t get a keyboard or mouse with purchase, but at least there’s a limited edition free T-shirt released and no bloatware. However, it is a pity that there is no discount when switching to it Ubuntu.
AMD rules the roost right now
The rest of the workstation is typical of the level of attention to detail that you get from a professional computer vendor. There is a complete tower housing with side window, liquid cooling system with three 120mm low speed fans, custom handwires, custom individual testing, plus lifetime technical support, one year standard parts and a labor warranty.
Unlike the big three (Dell, Lenovo and HP), smaller players don’t offer next business day support, which is something to keep in mind.
AMD offers several processors with 64 cores, while Intel is stuck at 38. Velocity Micro sells an AMD EPYC dual-socket system with a whopping 128 cores in total, perfect for applications that require hundreds of threads for rendering, computing, or really any heavy computing tasks.
in comparison, Dual socket, 48-core Intel Xeon Platinum 8260 system From the same seller and with similar specifications to the HD150 will set you back $16,279, a 38% premium that will result in significantly weaker overall performance.
Demand for the fastest Threadripper appears to be high, given that Lenovo quotes a three-month delivery. Puget Systems is the only US workstation vendor that currently offers the 5995WX.