New 2024 model! Powerful compact desktop workstation for up to four monitors:
Now with AMD Radeon RX 6600 8GB discrete graphics · Optional NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 12GB or RTX 4070 12GB graphics
October 17 2023, ATLANTA
Stratosphere Studio Z4 is our powerful new compact workstation supporting four monitors, now available with new high-performance 14th Gen Intel Core processors first shipping today.
Only 8.3″ tall, Stratosphere Studio Z4 can be configured with any of three new 14th Gen Intel Core i5 / Core i7 / Core i9 CPUs, including Intel Core i9-14900KF with 24 CPU cores – now the world's fastest desktop CPU!
Tower-class graphics power and advanced CPU cooling in an amazingly compact desktop chassis
Stratosphere Studio offers an elegant compact desktop chassis featuring a brushed aluminum fascia and a minimalist design that helps it fit in any office or home office setting.
Inside, the system is roomy enough for your choice of outstanding graphics cards, including top-seller NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 12GB or the even faster new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 12GB. What's more, the chassis fits a top-ranked CPU cooler normally used in tower systems (DeepCool AK620), enabling ultra-quiet cooling for even the fastest and hottest CPUs.
Above: Stratosphere Studio Z4 Stratosphere Studio compact desktop chassis. Click to enlarge image
The full chassis dimensions are 8.3" (H) x 9.8" (W) x 14.7" (D), small enough to fit any desktop. Front ports on right side include 2 × USB 3.0, headphone jack and mic jack.
At the rear, the motherboard offers great connectivity including dual LAN ports (2.5Gb/s, 1 Gbps), Wi-Fi 6E / Bluetooth antenna, 20Gb/s USB-C (USB 3.2 Gen 2x2), audio ports including optical out, 4 fast USB-A ports (10Gb/s) and a USB 2.0 port.
Industry-fastest 14th Gen "Raptor Lake-R" Intel Core i5 / i7 / i9 CPUs!
Stratosphere Studio Z4 is fully customizable with many options, headlined by three new class-leading 14th Gen Intel Core CPUs first available today. Of these, the fastest is Intel Core i9-14900KF, newly crowned the world's fastest desktop CPU.
The three new 14th Gen Intel upgrade CPUs deliver up to 203% faster performance than the standard 12th Gen Intel Core i5-12400F CPU, or 3X the base CPU speed for multithreaded operations.
Configure and quote your system today with the CPU that meets your budget:
Great build-to-order performance options
Your performance options don't end with the CPU. Now you can choose from a wide array of performance-boosting options, including:
See the configurator to select options, quote or buy
Great expansion and connectivity: motherboard features
Above: Stratosphere Studio Z4 motherboard, ASRock Z790M-ITX WIFI. Click to enlarge image
Stratosphere Studio Z4 employs the full-featured ASRock Z790M-ITX WIFI as standard motherboard. This Mini ITX motherboard has many outstanding features, including:
How Intel Thread Director improves multitasking performance
Intel's new 14th Gen Core CPUs maintain Intel's industry lead for CPU performance, beating AMD's latest Ryzen 7000 desktop CPUs in benchmark tests such as the widely respected Cinebench R23 test.
In addition to winning synthetic tests composed of pure multithreaded operations, Intel 14th Gen CPUs trump AMD CPUs in handling competing workloads, such as when a user's foreground tasks are competing with ongoing background tasks. Through an Intel-exclusive called Intel Thread Director, Intel's most advanced CPUs significantly boost multitasking performance by prioritizing user foreground tasks, resulting in a more responsive computing experience.
Intel Thread Director is a workload management controller on the CPU that works directly with the operating system to ensure that top-priority tasks are executed first and with the highest performance. Intel worked together with Microsoft to implement the new technology, and currently only Windows 11 is able to take advantage of Intel Thread Director. For this reason, we recommend Windows 11 for Stratosphere Pro Z-series. We also offer Windows 10, but Windows 10 cannot take advantage of Intel Thread Director.
Intel's 13th Gen and 14th Gen processors employ an innovative hybrid architecture combining high-performance CPU cores (Performance cores, or P-cores) and high-efficiency CPU cores (Efficient cores, or E-cores) on the same chip. Intel Thread Director segregates background operations on high-efficiency E-cores, while promoting foreground priority tasks to the high-performance cores (P-cores). The least important tasks are assigned to virtual cores, which use free cycles on P-cores through a method known as Hyper-threading or simultaneous multithreading.
The result is the first CPU optimized for multitasking and responsive computing, in which your high-priority work gets the CPU's top focus. Now your top-priority work is far less likely to suffer from intermittent slowdowns and stalls caused by background tasks grabbing the focus of the same CPU cores being used your top-priority tasks. Priority is determined by Windows 11, which monitors which applications are visible to the user, with particular priority given to the application that has the user's current focus, as well as processes that are assigned high process priority in Windows.
Intel Thread Director requires Windows 11, which is uniquely optimized to work with this on-chip Intel microcontroller to manage competing workloads on 13th Gen and 14th Gen Intel CPUs.