Maingear Targets Professional Market with Core i7 Workstation

Paul Lilly

Maingear on Monday announced another high-end rig built around Intel's Core i7 platform, but unlike other rigs that start off this way, Maingear's latest isn't aimed at gamers. Instead, the new Quantum Shift Workstation sets its sights on graphics professionals and has been optimized for Adobe CS5, Maingear claims.

"Adobe CS5 fully leverages the advantages of Nvidia’s Quadro FX GPU accelerated technology,” said Wallace Santos, CEO and Founder of Maingear. "“Quantum Shift optimizes both technologies with enhanced performance and airflow, providing creative professionals with the most advanced workstation PC ever created."

In addition to a Core i7 foundation, the Shift can also be built around Intel's new Xeon chips. Pricing starts at just shy of $4,000 for one of these and includes a pair of Xeon 5620 processors, Nvidia GTX 480 videocard, 6GB of DDR3 memory, 750GB hard drive, and an assortment of other hardware. For those heavy into content creation, one of the options includes upgrading the RAM to 96GB for an additional $6,739.

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