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Stratosphere Mini R4

Performance vs value: why not choose both?

Stratosphere Express now features ultra-fast 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen CPUs!

New for July 2019!
  • 5-monitor workstation with breakthrough 3rd Generation AMD Ryzen CPUs
    • 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen 5 with 6 cores / 12 threads, up to 4.4GHz
    • 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen 7 with 8 cores / 16 threads, up to 4.5GHz
    • Top-of-line 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen 9 with 12 cores / 24 threads, up to 4.6GHz!
  • Higher price/performance and 40% faster performance than Intel
    • All Ryzen 5 and higher CPUs offer simultaneous multithreading (expressed by thread count), for higher performance with heavier workloads and multitasking
    • 3rd Gen Ryzen CPUs deliver 40% faster multithreading performance than Intel Core mainstream CPUs and well as much higher performance per dollar
  • New! PCI Express 4.0 with fastest-ever SSD options, up to 5000 MB/s!
  • New! Flagship AMD X570 chipset with support for dual PCIe Gen4 SSDs
  • New! Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) with up to 2.4 Gbps wireless speed, 3X Wireless-AC!
  • Built to order and backed by free LIFETIME expert support with remote diagnostics
New Low Price: $1,499.00 USD   ·  Configure now

Standard Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 570 4GB

  • Simultaneous independent monitors: 5
  • Ports: 3× DisplayPort 1.4, 1× HDMI 2.0; 1× DVI-D DL; optional HDMI/DVI adapters
  • Optional graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650/1660 6GB, NVIDIA Quadro P620/P1000 4GB
 

New! Ultra-compact, affordable business workstation for up to four 4K UHD monitors:
Ultra-fast 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen 5 3600 CPU (6 cores/12 threads) or up to 12-core Ryzen 9 3900X!
PCI Express 4.0 with ultra-fast SSD options, up to 5000 MB/s  ·  Wi-Fi 6 / 802.11ax + Bluetooth 5

AMD Radeon RX 570 4GB fast graphics  ·  Ultra-quiet cooling

Ultra-compact, ultra-silent, and packed with power

  • Only 3.5″ high! Slides easily under monitor array when installed horizontally.
Highlights

3rd Gen AMD Ryzen processors:
· More CPU cores and more simultaneous threads than Intel
· More performance for your dollar at every price point

Since 2017, the first two generations of AMD Ryzen processors have delivered impressive value, generally beating Intel for performance per dollar for multithreaded CPU performance. However, Intel CPUs have been generally faster at single-threaded performance, and, at the high end, Intel has also beaten AMD for multithreaded performance.

Intel remained the performance champ, while AMD became the value champ. However, with the new 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen processors shipping on July 7, the story is changing.

Now Ryzen is at rough parity with Intel Core desktop processors for single-core performance and meanwhile is beating Intel by a wide margin for multithreaded performance at the high end of mainstream desktop CPUs — all while easily exceeding Intel Core desktop processors for performance per dollar at every level.

You can see a bar chart of comparative performance by enlarging the graphic above. Multithreaded tests were run using the industry-standard benchmark, Cinebench R20.

Below is another performance comparison using the PassMark CPU Mark benchmark test. Testing so far shows that the $199 base Ryzen 5 3600 (a six-core CPU) has nearly tied Intel's flagship $499 Core i9-9900K CPU, an 8-core CPU. Meanwhile the $329 Ryzen 7 3700X (an 8-core CPU) is beating the Intel Core i9-9900K by 20%, and the Ryzen 9 3900x (a 12-core CPU) is beating the Intel Core i9-9900K by a shocking 59%!

PassMark CPU Mark: 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen vs 9th Gen Intel Core CPUs, 2019-07-10
Above: AMD's new Ryzen 9 3900X CPU is beating Intel's flagship Core i9-9900K desktop CPU by 60%!

Digital Tigers is pleased to feature 3rd Generation AMD Ryzen processors in the new Stratosphere Mini R4 workstation, which supports up to five monitors with fast performance at a terrific price. If you're someone who hates to choose between performance and value, why not choose both?

3rd Generation AMD Ryzen Processors

You may configure your Stratosphere Mini R4 system with any of the CPUs below:

AMD Ryzen 5 (3rd Gen)
  • 6 cores processing 12 simultaneous threads
  • Ryzen 5 3600 (standard): 3.6 - 4.2 GHz
  • Ryzen 5 3600X: 3.8 - 4.4 GHz
AMD Ryzen 7 (3rd Gen)
  • 8 cores processing 16 simultaneous threads
  • Ryzen 7 3700X: 3.6 - 4.4 GHz
  • Ryzen 7 3800X: 3.9 - 4.5 GHz
AMD Ryzen 9 (3rd Gen)
  • 12 cores processing 24 simultaneous threads
  • Ryzen 9 3900X: 3.5 - 4.7 GHz

3rd Gen AMD Ryzen's advantage over 9th Gen Intel Core CPUs

AMD's 3rd Generation Ryzen processors unleash faster performance than ever, with faster clock speeds, more cores, more virtual cores (measured by thread count), and more performance per dollar. Multithreading performance will typically favor 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen over 9th Gen Intel Core CPUs when comparing CPUs with the same number of cores and similar clock speeds.

To be specific, 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen 7 processors offer 8-core/16-thread architecture (simultaneous multithreading), while 9th Gen Intel Core i7 processors have 8-core/8-thread architecture with no simultaneous multithreading. Similarly, 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen 5 processors offer 6-core/12-thread architecture (simultaneous multithreading), while 9th Gen Intel Core i5 processors have 6-core/6-thread architecture with no simultaneous multithreading.

While number of cores typically matters more to performance than the number of threads processed simultaneously per CPU, at the same number of cores, simultaneous multithreading can boost performance by 20% or more. Certainly Intel agrees that simultaneous multithreading offers real performance benefits, because Intel builds this feature into all of its better high-end workstation and server CPUs. However, Intel chooses not to enable simultaneous multithreading (which Intel calls Hyper-Threading Technology) for the great majority of 9th Gen Core processors. By contrast, every AMD Ryzen 5, Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 9 CPU ever shipped offers the feature.

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 a 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen processor to meet every requirement and budget. Choose yours by customizing Stratosphere Mini R4 and pricing your complete configuration today!


Double-speed PCI Express 4.0 unleashes fastest-ever SSDs

Stratosphere Mini R4 is based on AMD's new flagship X570 chipset, which in turn enables the industry's first PCI Express 4.0 motherboards. PCI Express 4.0 doubles the system's internal bandwidth, unleashing higher performance SSDs and graphics.

Prior to PCI Express 4.0, the fastest SSDs have been plateaued recently at peak read speeds of 3500 MB/s and peak write speeds of 3000 - 3300 MB/s, nearly the theoretical limit (4000 MB/s) of the four PCI Express 3.0 lanes that serve as the communications channel for PCIe SSDs. Now with PCI Express 4.0, bandwidth per lane has been doubled, and the benefits are immediate in the form of much faster PCIe Gen4 SSDs that are already coming to market.

While these new SSDs are available from different brands, they all use the same Phison E16 controller and Toshiba TLC NAND flash memory, so are essentially the same product. This is because AMD invested $15 million to develop the new controller in nine months and to encourage partner companies to bring these blazing-fast SSDs to market in time for the 3rd Gen Ryzen launch on July 7.

Phison is one of the two leading independent SSD controller manufacturers whose controllers drive the industry's fastest consumer SSDs not made by Samsung or Western Digital, who make their own controllers. The existing Phison E12 controller drives our latest standard SSDs for Stratosphere Mini R4.

PCI Express 4.0 SSD performance

SSD options for this system

Stratosphere Mini R4 supports dual PCIe M.2 SSDs. You may configure your system using any of three types of NVMe SSDs:

  • Affordable, fast Phison E12 SSDs in 256GB / 512GB / 1TB / 2TB capacities
  • Samsung 970 EVO Plus, our most popular SSDs, with superb performance, in 500GB / 1TB / 2TB capacities
  • PCIe Gen4 SSD
  • Phison E16 PCIe Gen4 SSDs, with breakthrough performance up to 5000 MB/s, in 1TB or 2TB capacity

NVMe SSDs bypass the traditional SATA storage interface in computers and connect directly to the CPU via four dedicated PCI Express lanes. Those lanes are now double wide with PCI Express 4.0. The physical form factor for most NVMe SSDs as well as some SATA SSDs is known as M.2.

In 2009, Digital Tigers was first in the industry to ship SSD drives standard in desktop workstations. We've shipped thousands of systems since with Intel and Samsung SSDs, and only one has ever failed in customer hands.

CrystalDiskMark: Phison E12 vs Samsung 970 EVO Plus vs Phison E16

Above: CrystalDiskMark performance comparison of Phison E12 (PCIe Gen 3), Samsung 970 EVO Plus (best-of-class PCIe Gen3), and Phison E16 (PCIe Gen4). Click to enlarge.

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 - 64GB DDR4 memory

  • Base memory: 16GB DDR4-3200
  • Memory capacity: 64GB (2 DIMM slots)
  • Supported speeds: DDR4 2133 / 2400 / 2666 / 2933 / 3200 / 3300 (OC) / 3333 (OC) / 3400 (OC) / 3466 (OC) / 3600 (OC) MT/s
  • Note: we support only the specific memory DIMMs on the QVL list for this motherboard
Wi-Fi 6 + Bluetooth networking

Intel Gigabit Ethernet + Intel Wi-Fi 6 (AX) + Bluetooth 5

  • Intel Gigabit Ethernet port for faster Internet throughput
  • Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (802.11ax) wireless networking, up to 2.4Gb/s (nearly 3X the peak data rates of Wireless-AC)
  • Bluetooth 5
Pricing & ecommerce options
NEW!  $1,499.00 USD
  • Qty 2: $1,424.00 USD each
  • Qty 3+: $1,394.00 USD each
  • Quick Build & Ship: Yes! 
    Order today, ships ~ August 5!
e-commerce price: Prefer U.S. dollars? 1,499.00
 
Configure options as you prefer, and buy online today!
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The Digital Tigers Advantage
  • Intel Platinum Partner: Digital Tigers has Intel's highest partner certification 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
  • $99.00 USD · Free with Stratosphere Mini R4
  • 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.

Top productivity features:

Top personalization features:

Ergonomic features
Disappears on your desktop
  • 3.5″ high: easily slides underneath a desktop monitor array
  • 14.8″ wide
  • 13.1″ deep
Ports at your fingertips
  • Microphone and headphone jacks (front)
  • 8 USB ports:
    • 2 × front USB 3.0 (5 Gb/s), aka USB 3.1 Gen1
    • 4 × rear USB 3.0
    • 2 × rear USB 2.0

A miracle of silence

Industry's quietest CPU cooler and cooling fans
(inaudible at idle)
Industry-best Noctua low-profile CPU cooler

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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