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BOXX Announces Athlon MP 1900+ Support
Date: Wednesday December 12, 2001
Category: Computer / SFF PCs
Manufacturer Link: BOXX Technologies
Next Generation 3DBOXX and RenderBOXX R1 High Performance Workstations and Rendering Systems Offer Robust Performance to Digital Artists, Game Developers and Animators

AUSTIN, TX - December 12, 2001 - BOXX Technologies, a leading provider of award-winning digital content creation systems for the entertainment and digital film industries, today announced the 3DBOXX R1 series of high-performance workstations and the RenderBOXX R1 series of rendering systems are powered by the new AMD Athlon(tm) MP processor 1900+ with QuantiSpeed(tm) architecture and Smart MP technology.

The new AMD Athlon MP processor with QuantiSpeed architecture and Smart MP technology is designed to provide the optimal performance needed for computation-intensive applications while providing the highest standard in platform stability and reliability.

Designed for Microsoft Windows 2000 or Linux, the 3DBOXX R1 and RenderBOXX R1 systems are available in dual processor configurations and are optimized for creating and rendering 3D content and animation using popular software programs such as Maya, 3D Studio MAX, Softimage 3D, LightWave 3D, and Houdini.

"A stable, reliable platform and a high performance processor are paramount to ensuring that customers who do compute-intensive work such as digital content creation and rendering can get their tasks done quickly and efficiently," said Ed Ellett, vice president of Marketing at AMD. "Systems from BOXX Technologies featuring our high-performance AMD Athlon MP processor 1900+ can offer exactly what digital animators need to achieve full productivity."

-more- Page 2 "Processing power is the backbone of every digital studio," says Rick Krause, president and CEO of BOXX Technologies. "By including AMD's new AMD Athlon MP processor 1900+ in our 3DBOXX and RenderBOXX R1 systems, we offer entertainment professionals the powerful solutions they need to build and strengthen their productivity."

About 3DBOXX and RenderBOXX Available in dual processor configurations running Microsoft Windows 2000 or Linux, the 3DBOXX R1 series offers powerful, compact, and affordable systems for digital content creation. The series features the newest AMD Athlon MP processors and is optimized for leading 3D and animation software programs from companies such as Alias|Wavefront, Discreet, Avid, Newtek, and Side Effects Software.

The RenderBOXX R1 series is available in a 1U (1.75") configuration and is designed to streamline the rendering process for HD, digital film, video, game development, 3D design and animation with unparalleled processing power that is greater than conventional rendering options.

3DBOXX and RenderBOXX R1 systems with the AMD Athlon MP Processors 1900+ with Quantispeed architecture are currently shipping. Pricing varies with system configuration.

About the AMD Athlon MP Processor with QuantiSpeed Architecture and Smart MP Technology

The AMD Athlon MP processor is a seventh-generation x86 processor designed for high-performance multiprocessing servers and workstations. A key advantage of AMD's multiprocessing platform is Smart MP technology, which greatly enhances overall platform performance by increasing data movement between the two CPUs, chipset and memory system. Smart MP technology features dual point-to-point, high-speed 266MHz system buses with Error Correcting Code (ECC) support designed to provide up to 2.1GB per second per CPU of bus bandwidth in a dual-processor system. Smart MP technology also has an optimized Modified Owner Exclusive Shared Invalid (MOESI) cache coherency protocol that manages data and memory traffic in a multiprocessing environment.

The AMD Athlon MP processor features the patented QuantiSpeed(tm) architecture, which includes a high performance full-speed cache with hardware data pre-fetch, a fully pipelined superscalar floating point engine, and an exclusive L2 Translation Look-aside Buffer (TLB).

The processor also incorporates 3DNow! TM Professional technology, which has 51 new instructions that extend AMD's 3DNow! technology, enabling smoother, richer and more lifelike images, more precise digital audio and an enriched Internet experience. The AMD Athlon MP processor is compatible with AMD's stable Socket A infrastructure, and supports DDR memory technology.

About BOXX BOXX® Technologies, headquartered in Austin, TX, is a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance, high-bandwidth Microsoft Windows 2000 and Linux-based hardware and software solutions for the 3D, animation, digital film, and HDTV broadcast markets. BOXX solutions are designed to increase productivity and performance and include 3DBOXXTM, RenderBOXXTM, HDBOXXTM, and CineBOXXTM- all complete systems for 3D, rendering, HD, and digital film playback, respectively. For more information on BOXX Technologies, please visit the BOXX web site at or call toll free 877-877-BOXX (2699) or 512-835-0400 (outside North America).

About AMD AMD is a global supplier of integrated circuits for the personal and networked computer and communications markets with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia. AMD, a Fortune 500 and Standard & Poor's 500 company, produces microprocessors, flash memory devices, and support circuitry for communications and networking applications. Founded in 1969 and based in Sunnyvale, California, AMD had revenues of $4.6 billion in 2000. (NYSE: AMD).

### BOXX and RenderBOXX are registered trademarks of BOXX Technologies, Inc., registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. 3DBOXX, HDBOXX and CineBOXX are trademarks of BOXX Technologies, Inc. AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, AMD Athlon and combinations thereof, QuantiSpeed and 3DNow! are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Other product and company names herein may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. BOXX Technologies, 9390 Research Blvd., Kaleido II, Ste. 300, Austin, TX 78759, Tel: 512-835-0400, Fax: 512-835-0434.

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