Workstations That Meet the Demands of Media and Entertainment Professionals


  • What Blocks Your Creativity?

  • Get Unblocked with Intel®-Based Workstations

  • Support Your Creativity with Reliability and Performance



What Blocks Your Creativity?

As a creative professional on a tight deadline, the last thing you need is for your computer to hold you back. Underperforming systems can drag you down as you wait for media rendering or complex simulations to complete. The longer these time-bound tasks take to finish, the longer you have to wait to move on to your next job.

Errors and crashes are even bigger problems. Uncaught memory errors can cause your system to hang or your application to crash—often at the worst possible time. That can lead to hours or days of lost productivity.

Software incompatibility can also cause headaches. You need to know that the applications you rely on will run reliably with the performance you expect on your specific hardware platform.

Even a lack of system expandability can inhibit your workflow. Professional power users need to run multiple graphics cards, storage devices, capture cards, and network controllers with unconstrained input/output (I/O) performance on the CPU, but many systems can’t provide this additional support.

Get Unblocked with Intel®-Based Workstations

Workstations featuring Intel Xeon processors and Intel Core processors are built to handle professional media and entertainment workloads, including 2D and 3D animation, computer-aided design (CAD), game development, film and video editing and production, and multimedia authoring using sophisticated graphics content.

System builders, such as Dell Technologies, HP, and Lenovo work with popular media and entertainment software vendors to certify the software for Intel-based workstations, providing high levels of performance and reliability. The systems are built on powerful Intel Core processors and Intel Xeon processors:

  • Expert workstations, available with Intel Xeon W-3000 processors and Intel Xeon Scalable processors: Offer the highest level of workstation performance and scalability in expandable tower form factors for complex design, simulation, and 8K video editing.
  • Mainstream workstations, available with Intel Xeon W-2000 processors: Provide high workstation performance in configurable tower form factors for visual effects (VFX) and advanced 3D rendering.
  • Entry workstations, available with the latest Intel Core processors: Bring professional workstation performance to tower, all-in-one, or small-form-factor designs for 2D/3D CAD and virtual-reality (VR) content development.
  • Mobile workstations, available with the latest Intel Core processors: Support on-the-go content creation and demanding professional workloads in mobile form factors.

Regardless of the model you choose, with Intel processor–based workstations you always get high levels of reliability, security, and cost-effective performance.

Exceptional Performance Lets You Spend More Time Creating and Less Time Waiting

The latest Intel® Core™ processors make use of a performance hybrid architecture1 designed to provide higher levels of performance and efficiency for media and entertainment workloads. The numbers speak for themselves:

Reliability Features Help Protect Your Data and Minimize Downtime

Intel workstations are built tough to withstand issues that typically lead to application or system errors and crashes. Hardware errors can be detected and managed by the hardware and firmware—often in real time, with recoverable errors automatically repaired by the system.

Intel workstations also provide high data integrity when exchanging data between two PCIe devices, such as solid state drives (SSDs), by employing end-to-end cyclic redundancy checks (CRCs) and live error-recovery capabilities. Error Correcting Code (ECC) memory augments system memory to detect and correct errors and help ensure the integrity of essential data, without interrupting your workflow.

Expandability Gives You More Options

Intel workstations are designed to support a wide range of graphics cards, storage devices, and other peripherals with unconstrained I/O performance to the CPU. This gives you confidence to know that when your work needs change tomorrow, you won’t be constrained by hardware choices made today.