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Stratosphere Express R8

Performance vs value: why not choose both?

Stratosphere Express R8 features ultra-fast AMD Ryzen CPUs!

All new! Now with affordable new AMD Ryzen 8000G CPUs or high-performance Ryzen 7000 CPUs!
  • 8-monitor workstation with breakthrough AMD Ryzen CPUs
    • AMD Ryzen 5 8500G / 8600G / 7600X with 6 cores / 12 threads, up to 5.3 GHz (standard)
    • AMD Ryzen 7 8600G / 7700X with 8 cores / 16 threads, up to 5.4 GHz
    • AMD Ryzen 9 7900X with 12 cores / 24 threads, up to 5.6 GHz
    • AMD Ryzen 9 7950X with 16 cores / 32 threads, up to GHz
  • Three optional AMD Ryzen X3D gaming-optimized CPUs with AMD 3D V-Cache Technology
  • New! Up to 192GB fast DDR5 RAM · New! Optional PCIe Gen 5 SSD, up to 12,400 MB/s
  • New! Fast new NVIDIA graphics card options, including GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER 12GB and GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER 16GB
  • Ultra-fast standard networking: 2.5 Gbps wired Internet + 2.4 Gbps Wi-Fi 6E
  • Built to order and backed by free LIFETIME expert support with remote diagnostics
New Low Price: $1,79900 USD   ·  Configure / quote / buy now

Standard Graphics: 2× NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 6GB graphics cards (upgradable)

  • Simultaneous independent monitors: 8
  • Optional graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 ~ 4090; NVIDIA T1000; NVIDIA RTX A2000 ~ A6000

All-new! Affordable AMD Ryzen mid-tower workstation for eight monitors
Choice of affordable Ryzen 8000G CPUs or high-performance Ryzen 7000 CPUs (6 to 16 cores)
Fast networking: 2.5 Gbps wired Internet + 2.4 Gbps Wi-Fi 6E

Now with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 6GB discrete graphics  ·  Optional NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 12GB or RTX 4070 12GB graphics
AMD Ryzen 7000 series processors

AMD Ryzen 7000 high-performance processors:
· AMD's fastest desktop CPUs, 31% faster than Ryzen 5000 series
· Superior Windows 10 performance vs Intel
· Top thermal efficiency: highest performance per watt, quieter cooling
· Top gaming performance with "X3D" CPU models

Stratosphere Express R8 now features AMD's fastest desktop CPUs, AMD Ryzen 7000 series, with performance gains of 31% or more over AMD's popular Ryzen 5000 series.

Powered by AMD Ryzen 7000 CPUs, Stratosphere Express R8 offers similar price/performance to our Stratosphere Express systems powered by Intel's 14th Gen Core CPUs.

Compared to Intel 14th Gen Core CPUs, AMD Ryzen 7000 CPUs offer higher thermal efficiency, demanding less power and generating less heat to deliver their peak performance. For example, the Ryzen 7 7700X CPU consumes up to 142W power, which is 77W less than Intel Core i7-14700 CPU demands for similar performance. The lower power consumption results in quieter cooling when using the same CPU cooler and also lowers power bills.

AMD Ryzen 7000 CPUs are fast in both Windows 11 or Windows 10, with little difference in performance. We recommend AMD Ryzen 7000 CPUs over Intel CPUs when running Windows 10, because Intel's hybrid CPU architecture and Intel Thread Director feature require Windows 11 support for best multitasking performance.

Stratosphere Express R8 offers a choice of four AMD Ryzen 7000 CPUs designed for top productivity performance:

  • AMD Ryzen 5 7600X with 6 cores / 12 threads, 4.7 - 5.3GHz
  • AMD Ryzen 7 7700X with 8 cores / 16 threads, 4.5 - 5.4GHz
  • AMD Ryzen 9 7900X with 12 cores / 24 threads, 4.7 - 5.6GHz
  • AMD Ryzen 9 7950X with 16 cores / 32 threads, 4.5 - 5.7GHz

Benchmark performance tests confirm that multithreaded performance scales up in proportion to the number of CPU cores:

AMD Ryzen 7000 series CPU performance: PassMark CPU Mark benchmark test

The test above shows maximum performance when each CPU core is fully engaged. The magnitude of real-world performance differences will vary depending on workload, due to some software processes (single-threaded operations) not taking advantage of more than one CPU core. In general, CPUs with a higher number of CPU cores are less likely to get bogged down by competing software processes.

AMD Ryzen 8000G CPUs: affordable high performance

New AMD Ryzen 8000G CPUs started shipping in February 2024 and offer important advantages:

  • Industry-best efficiency, with only 65W - 88W power consumption
  • Integrated AMD CPU cooler, saving $99 for an aftermarket cooler upgrade
  • Lowest total cost (with CPU cooler) for Ryzen 5 or Ryzen 7 CPU
  • Industry-fastest integrated graphics: AMD Radeon 740M graphics

Stratosphere Express R8 offers a choice of three AMD Ryzen 8000G CPUs:

  • AMD Ryzen 5 8500G with 6 cores / 12 threads, 3.5 - 5.0 GHz
  • AMD Ryzen 5 8600G with 6 cores / 12 threads, 4.3 - 5.0 GHz
  • AMD Ryzen 7 8700G with 8 cores / 16 threads, 4.2 - 5.1 GHz

Benchmark performance tests confirm that multithreaded performance scales up in proportion to the number of CPU cores and base clock speed, with Ryzen 7 8700G ($199 upgrade) offering up to 48% faster performance than the base-level Ryzen 5 8500G:

AMD Ryzen 8000G series CPU performance: PassMark CPU Mark benchmark test

AMD Ryzen 7000 X3D CPUs for top gaming performance

AMD Ryzen 7000 series CPU performance: PassMark CPU Mark benchmark test

Standard AMD Ryzen 7000 CPUs deliver very good performance for a mix of productivity and gaming use. For the very best gaming performance, at some expense to productivity performance, choose one AMD's X3D models. The X3D models feature AMD 3D V-Cache Technology and deliver the very best gaming performance, exceeding both standard Ryzen 7000 CPUs and also Intel desktop processors.

AMD offers three X3D-enhanced Ryzen 7000 CPU options:

AMD Ryzen 7000 X3D CPUs
  • AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D with 8 cores / 16 threads, 4.2 - 5.0GHz
  • AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D with 12 cores / 24 threads, 4.4 - 5.6GHz
  • AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D with 16 cores / 32 threads, 4.2 - 5.7GHz

These models command a price premium over standard models and should be chosen only if you prioritize the very fastest gaming performance. Productivity performance is actually reduced 1% to 5% with the X3D editions. The chart below shows multithreaded performance in non-gaming applications:

AMD Ryzen 7000 series CPU performance: PassMark CPU Mark benchmark test

Gaming benchmark tests show that the X3D editions deliver up to 29% frame-rate increases compared to the equivalent standard Ryzen 7000 CPU, while also leapfrogging Intel's fastest CPUs for gaming performance. In some tests the most affordable Ryzen 7 7800X3D delivered the fastest gaming performance, making this CPU a "best buy" for gaming.


Great expansion, connectivity and reliability:
ASUS TUF B650-PLUS WIFI motherboard

Standard motherboard: ASUS TUF B650-PLUS WIFI

Above: Stratosphere Express R8 new motherboard, ASUS TUF B650-PLUS WIFI
Click to enlarge image  ·  View annotated highlights of motherboard features

Stratosphere Express R8 features the full-featured, reliable ASUS TUF B650-PLUS WIFI motherboard. This full-size ATX motherboard has many outstanding features, including:

  • Military-grade components certified to MIL-SPEC durability standards though rigorous endurance testing
  • Two triple-slot graphics card slots supporting dual graphics cards with large coolers; top slot PCIe 4.0 x16 (x16 mode), bottom slot PCIe 4.0 x16 (x4 mode)
  • Four DDR5 RAM slots supporting up to 192GB fast DDR5 memory
  • Ultra-fast Gen5 SSD support for primary M.2 slot; PCIe 5.0 x4, 128Gb/s and up to 12,400 MB/s sequential transfer rate
  • Triple M.2 SSD slots for primary, secondary and backup storage; configurable for up to 12TB total storage; integrated heatsinks to dissipate heat from SSDs; 1× PCIe 5.0 x4 slot (Gen5); 2× PCIe 4.0 x4 slots (Gen4)
  • 2.5 Gb/s LAN port for fast Internet connections
  • Wi-Fi 6 (up to 2.4 Gb/s) with desktop antenna for reliable backup Internet connection (use phone as hotspot); also Bluetooth 5.2
  • USB-C front and rear including two rear USB-C ports (20Gb/s and 10Gb/s speed)
  • 6 additional rear USB-A ports: 2× USB 3.2 Gen2 (10Gb/s), 4× USB 2.0
  • Clean audio: Realtek 7.1 Surround Sound High Definition Audio with 108 dB signal-to-noise ratio for stereo output
  • Stable power management: 12(60A)+2(60A)+2 power stages with enlarged VRM heatsinks
Workstation features

Standard / optional operating systems

  • Windows 11 Home 64-bit (standard)
  • Windows 11 Pro
  • Windows 10 Home and Pro

Industry-leading multi-monitor software

  • UltraView Desktop Manager 3.0 software:
    14 industry-leading features for power users
  • Now updated for Windows 11!
  • See feature list on right column of this page
Crucial DDR4 memory

32GB - 192GB DDR5 memory

  • Base memory: 32GB DDR5-4800
  • Memory capacity: 192GB (4 DIMM slots)
Pricing & ecommerce options

New low price!  $1,79900 USD

  • Qty 2: $1,70900 USD each
  • Qty 3+: $1,67300 USD each
  • Quick Build & Ship: Yes! 
    Order today, ships ~ August 1!
e-commerce price: Prefer U.S. dollars? 1,799.00
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The Digital Tigers Advantage
  • Expert Support: Support includes direct troubleshooting, where our technicians log into customer systems, and resolve issues while on the phone with customers.
  • Beyond Rocket Science™ Service Commitment
  • Junk-Free Guarantee: We install neither adware nor promotional software on any workstation
  • Complete system integration combining Stratosphere workstation with Zenview and UltraFlex multi-screen monitors
D I G I T A L   T I G E R S  C U S T O M E R S
Professional-grade core performance software

Updated! UltraView Desktop Manager 3.0 software

Advanced software for managing multiple monitors and creating a personal productivity dashboard via virtual monitors

  • All-new Digital Tigers software suite, updated for Windows 11!
  • Supports splitting monitors into smaller virtual monitors
  • Create a personal productivity and awareness dashboard out of large, high-resolution monitors and 4K TVs
  • Use larger virtual monitors for primary workspace and supporting documents, websites and work email
  • Use micro-size virtual monitors for task managers, time management, personal email, instant messaging, social media, Bloomberg TV, streaming media, newsfeeds, security cameras and more
  • Never miss anyting important for lack of timely awareness
  • Designed for Windows 11, Windows 10 and Windows 7
  • $9900 USD · Free with Stratosphere Express R8
  • Learn more: tab on this page · product page

The future of 4K: a personal productivity and awareness dashboard, balancing work and life together

UltraView 49C and 55C 4K UHD curved displays

Above: UltraView 4K UHD curved display (55″ size)

UltraView Desktop Manager: 4K UHD monitor split into 5 virtual monitors

Above: Five virtual monitors created from single 4K UHD monitor, using UltraView Desktop Manager 3.0

To see more examples of what you can now do with a single 4K UHD monitor, see Virtual Monitors: Example Layouts, which shows 55 ways you can carve up a 4K monitor with UltraView Desktop Manager 3.0.

Top productivity features:

Top personalization features:

Graphics features & multiple monitor support
  • Supports 8 simultaneous monitors with sharp digital connections
  • Digital display ports:
    • 2 × HDMI 2.1 ports (up to 7680 × 4320 @60Hz resolution)
    • 4 × DisplayPort 1.4 ports (up to 7680 × 4320 @60Hz resolution)
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 6GB (all screens)
    • 2 graphics cards installed
    • 6GB dedicated fast GDDR5 video memory per card
    • PassMark G3D DirectX performance: (X Intel UHD 730 graphics)
  • Popular graphics card upgrade option(s) — see Customize tab:
    • AMD Radeon RX 6600 8GB
    • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 12GB
Reliability features
  • Genuine ASUS motherboard
    • #1 motherboard brand for reliability ( study, Dec. 2015)
  • Solid-State Drive (SSD) drive certified for 1 million hours
    • Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF): 1,000,000 hours
    • Operating shock resistance: 1,500 G (0.5 ms)
    • No moving parts; silent operation
  • Optional internal bootable backup SSD
    • Configured for automated daily backup of system drive
    • Serves as system drive in case of primary drive failure. Simply reboot
      the computer and select the alternate boot drive.
    • Option to configure for daily + monthly archival backup
    • Option to back up secondary drive automatically as well
  • Quiet power supply certified for high efficiency
    • 80 PLUS efficiency saves energy bills, reduces system heat
    • Quiet cooling fan, with low exhaust load due to high efficiency
    • Built to last, with 100,000 hours MTBF rating
    • Active PFC, accepts 100 - 240VAC input power

Options and accessories

  • Recommended: Bootable backup SSD/ hard drive
    • Backs up solid-state system drive
    • Serves as system drive in case of primary drive failure. Simply reboot the computer and selecting the alternate boot drive.
    • Also backs up secondary drive
  • Recommended: 1000VA UPS battery backup power
    • Keeps you running through power flickering and brief outages, while giving you time to save your work during longer outages
    • CyberPower UPS series is proven by Digital Tigers long-term reliability study to extend the life of systems
    • In 15 years, less than 0.2% of Digital Tigers customers have encountered power supply problems / dead system while connected to certified UPS
    • Automatic voltage regulation (AVR) corrects for under / over voltage conditions, improving long-term system reliability
    • LCD and software status monitoring for load, voltage, alerts
    CyberPower CP1000AVRLCD: Advanced UPS battery backup power with automatic voltage regulation and LCD status

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