What just happened? German system builder Mifcom has unveiled a new high-end workstation powered by an AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro CPU and seven Nvidia GPUs. As you'd expect, the device comes with a hefty price tag to match its impressive hardware, and is available for purchase at €28,999 (around $31,627).
Named 'BIG BOSS,' the workstation is based on the Asus Pro WS WRX80E-Sage SE WIFI II motherboard and is powered by the Threadripper Pro 5995WX CPU with 64 Zen 3 cores, hitting a maximum clock speed of up to 4.5GHz. While that should make it super-fast in almost anything you can throw at it, one has to wonder how much better it would have been had Mifcom been able to shoehorn the 96-core Threadripper PRO 7995WX that's expected to hit the market this fall.
Moving on to the rest of the hardware, the BIG BOSS offers an array of seven Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 graphics cards with up to 168GB of GDDR6X VRAM for advanced professional applications, such as AI and deep learning, data mining, 3D CAD and 3D rendering. As reported by German tech blog ComputerBase, the system also comes with up to 128GB of DDR4 RAM that can be expanded to up to 256GB for all those memory-intensive tasks. Additionally, the workstation rocks a 4TB WD Black PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSD with 7,300MB/s read speed and 6,600MB/s write speed.
For folks wondering about the power consumption of this monstrous rig, the GPUs run at just 300W, although Mifcom claims that it doesn't result in too much of a performance drop. Still, the total power consumption for the full rig isn't for the faint of heart, and it comes with two 2000W 80 Plus Platinum-certified PSUs to support the power-hungry system.
The BIG BOSS is fully water-cooled, and includes four radiators from EKWB alongside 15 fans from Noctua (10 × NF-A14 and 5 × NF-F12) to keep the thermals in check. The cable management has been done in a way as not to impede airflow in any way. The BIG BOSS comes in a custom Phanteks Enthoo Elite case that should also support optimal cooling.
All the high-end hardware comes at a price, and the Mifcom BIG BOSS is not cheap. It costs a whopping €28,999 and can be delivered to customers within 2-3 weeks. If you're wondering what it would be like to play games on this system, there are a few things to note here. While you will be able to game on it, it is not meant for gaming, and will not offer the sort of gaming performance that you'd hope for from a multi-GPU rig. So, it's best used for AI processing tasks and other professional applications that it's meant for.