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Stratosphere Express X8

Highly affordable business and trading computer for up to eight monitors

All-new edition with fast new 11th Gen Intel CPUs!

  • New! 11th Generation Intel processors
    • Base Intel Core i5-11400F CPU with 6 cores processing 12 threads, 2.6 - 4.4GHz
    • Optional Intel Core i5-11600KF CPU with 6 cores / 12 threads, 3.9 - 4.9GHz
    • Optional Intel Core i7-11700F CPU with 8 cores / 16 threads, 2.5 - 4.9GHz
    • Optional Intel Core i7-11700KF CPU with 8 cores / 16 threads, 3.6 - 5.0GHz
    • Top-of-line Intel Core i9-11900KF CPU with 8 cores / 16 threads, 3.5 - 5.3GHz
  • Ultra-fast standard networking: 2.5 Gbps wired Internet + 2.4 Gbps Wi-Fi 6
  • Double-speed SSD options with PCI Express 4.0 (64 Gbps bandwidth, up to 7000 MB/s read)
  • Built to order and backed by free LIFETIME expert support with remote diagnostics
New Low Price: $1,89900 USD   ·  Configure now

Standard Graphics: 2× NVIDIA Quadro P620 2GB pro graphics cards (upgradable)

  • Simultaneous independent monitors: 8
  • Ports: 8× Mini DisplayPort 1.4; optional HDMI/DVI adapters
  • Optional graphics: 2× NVIDIA T600 4GB

All new! Affordable business mini-tower workstation for up to eight 4K UHD monitors:
11th Generation Intel Core i5 / i7 / i9 CPUs, up to 41% faster than prior generation
Ultra-fast networking: 2.5 Gbps wired Internet + 2.4 Gbps Wi-Fi 6

Double-speed SSD options with PCI Express 4.0  ·  NVIDIA Quadro graphics  ·  Optional sound-damped silent case
11th Generation Intel Core i5 / i7 / i9 Processors

New 11th Generation Intel Core i5 / i7 / i9 processors!

Stratosphere Express X8 features new 11th generation Intel Core processors. See the primer that follows to learn more about key terms such as CPU cores, threads, clock speed and Turbo Boost.

You may configure your Stratosphere Express X8 system with any of the CPUs below.

  • Standard CPU: Intel Core i5-10400F
    • 6 cores · 12 threads
    • 2.9 - 4.3 GHz (Turbo Boost)
  • Upgrade CPUs:
    • Intel Core i5-11600KF:
      3.9 - 4.9 GHz, 6 cores / 12 threads
    • Intel Core i7-11700F:
      2.5 - 4.9 GHz, 8 cores / 16 threads
    • Intel Core i7-11700KF:
      3.6 - 5.0 GHz, 8 cores / 16 threads
    • Intel Core i9-11900KF:
      3.5 - 5.3 GHz, 8 cores / 16 threads

Modern multi-core CPUs split up your computer's tasks across a team of processors that work in parallel, like a team of horses. Two horses are better than one; four are better than two; the more horsepower, the better. For CPUs, your workhorses are etched in silicon all within a single chip, and we call those workers CPU cores.

Of course, CPUs don't always run in one direction like a team of horses. Think of CPU cores as a team of cooks in a central kitchen, with CPU threads being the waiters bringing in orders (instructions) and returning with cooked (processed) food.

A kitchen's productivity is thus roughly equal to the number of cooks and the speed of each cook. For CPUs we call that speed the clock speed of each core, which can vary independently during operation. CPU clocks are measured in GHz (gigahertz), so a 3GHz CPU is operating at three billion cycles per second. Cores act as a multiplier to clock speed, since the cores work independently, and each core also executes multiple instructions in parallel.

You'll notice that CPU clock speed is often expressed as a range. The low number, or base clock speed, is the guaranteed minimum speed of all cores. The high number is Intel Turbo Boost: the peak clock speed that one or several cores can achieve for a limited period without overheating the CPU. Intel CPUs with Turbo Boost will automatically increase the speed of individual cores to process demanding threads to the fastest extent possible without crossing thermal limits or exceeding the preset Turbo Boost limit.

Each CPU core independently executes operating system requests and is addressed as a separate CPU. This is a bit like having a a dedicated waiter for each cook in the kitchen. However, when a cook handles two waiters' orders simultaneously, he's more productive. Now the restaurant can serve more customers at the same time, simply by hiring more waiters.

A team of cooks: which ones are virtual cooks?
A team of cooks: which ones are virtual?

In the same way, Intel CPUs with Hyper-Threading Technology can process two software threads simultaneously by presenting two logical CPUs to the operating system for each physical core. Faking extra CPU cores is a workload management technique, so a CPU core can keep working even if a thread is waiting for external data or is stalled. Hyper-Threading is like having two waiters available for the same cook. Other waiters may be too busy to take your order, but this waiter is available, and then so is the actual cook. Just as a team of cooks is more productive with twice the wait staff serving the demands of patrons, Hyper-Threading enables CPU cores to process more threads by working around bottlenecks and resource hogs. Waiters serve as workload managers for the cooks, and so does Hyper-Threading for CPUs.

Intel's 11th Generation Core processors unleash faster performance than ever, with faster clock speeds, more cores, more virtual cores (measured by thread count), and more performance per dollar. At the top of line, Intel Core i9 processors deliver 10 CPU cores processing 20 simultaneous threads, at record stock clock speeds up to 5.3 GHz.

One rung down, new 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processors offer 8 CPU cores plus Hyper-Threading, with superb price/performance. We expect the latest Core i7 CPUs to be best sellers for their combination of great performance and value.

Meanwhile, affordable 11th Gen Intel Core i5 CPUs reach new highs in peak clock speed for this affordable price point (up to 4.8 GHz) while now offering Hyper-Threading, increasing performance up to 33% over the prior generation.

With more cores and more simultaneous threads, more work can be done in parallel, enabling smoother multitasking, more responsive financial trading indicators, and even faster web browsing when many tabs are open. There's an 11th Gen Intel Core processor to meet every requirement and budget. Choose yours by customizing Stratosphere Express X8 and pricing your complete configuration today!

Q: Why do some Intel CPU names end with K, F or KF?

A: Intel uses the K suffix to designate "unlocked" CPUs, of particular interest to gamers and overclockers. Overclocking enthusiasts run these CPUs at higher clock speeds than Intel guarantees, typically aided by liquid cooling, and typically with the goal of running games faster. However, K-series CPUs also ship with a faster base clock and Turbo Boost than non-K sibling models. These faster clock speeds are guaranteed by Intel without resorting to overclocking, so K-series CPUs naturally appeal to any power user looking for better performance.

Intel recently started shipping F-series CPUs, which have their internal graphics subsystem (Intel UHD Graphics 630) permanently disabled. F-series CPUs are used on systems with discrete graphics cards, which are the vast majority of the systems we sell. F-series CPUs are helping relieve supply constraints (inadequate manufacturing yields) on many standard Intel CPUs in the past year, which have caused order fulfillment delays across the industry. PassMark CPU Mark benchmarks suggest that the F-series models on average perform slightly faster than non-F models.

Finally, KF-series CPUs are unlocked processors with their graphics subsystem disabled.

Workstation features

Standard / optional operating systems

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

Industry-leading multi-monitor software

  • UltraView Desktop Manager 2.0 software:
    14 industry-leading features for power users
  • Updated for Windows 10 and 8.1
  • See feature list on right column of this page
Crucial DDR4 memory

16GB - 128GB DDR4-3200 memory

  • Base memory: 16GB DDR4-3200
  • Memory capacity: 128GB (4 DIMM slots)

Fast M.2 NVMe SSDs (solid state drives)

  • 250GB fast M.2 NVMe SSD standard
  • 512GB / 1TB / 2TB / 4TB capacity options
  • Dual SSD option: up to 8TB SSD storage!

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

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
Pricing & ecommerce options

New low price!  $1,89900 USD

  • Qty 2: $1,80400 USD each
  • Qty 3+: $1,76600 USD each
  • Quick Build & Ship: Yes! 
    Order today, ships ~ February 10!
e-commerce price: Prefer U.S. dollars? 1,899.00
Configure options as you prefer, and buy online today!
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The Digital Tigers Advantage
  • Intel Gold Partner: Digital Tigers has Intel's gold partner designation based on sales volume and ongoing technical training.
  • 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 2.0 software

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

  • All-new Digital Tigers software suite with many new features
  • Now 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 10 as well as Windows 7 and 8.1
  • $9900 USD · Free with Stratosphere Express X8
  • 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: New UltraView 4K UHD curved displays, available in 49-inch and 55-inch sizes

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 2.0

To see more examples of what you can now do with a single 4K UHD monitor, see the Virtual Monitors: Example Layouts tab on this page, which shows 55 ways you can carve up a 4K monitor with UltraView Desktop Manager 2.0.

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Mid-tower case options

Below: open-front mid-tower case (H21, standard)
SPCC black case with mesh front and top grill for improved airflow and cooling; 3× 5.25″ front bay for DVD drive, removovable drive or devices, no sound damping; 16.9 × 8.2 × 18.9in (HWD)

Standard T21 case

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Below: silent mini-tower case (Fractal Design Mini C, optional)
Highly recommended for silent operation; noise-damped side panels, 2 silent fans, premium materials; no front bay for DVD drive; 2 front USB 3.0 ports plus audio jacks; 16.2 x 8.3 x 16.3in (HWD)

Optoinal ultra-quiet Fractal Design Mini C case

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