XMG has announced the launch of its new Studio PC, suitable for content creators, featuring the fastest CPU and GPU options. Starting at €1169, the XMG Studio can be configured with an Intel Core i9-12900K processor and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card, all in the quiet, airflow-optimized Fractal Design Torrent chassis.
Launch of XMG STUDIO PC for creators: up to Intel Core i9-12900K processor, RTX 3090 GPU, Fractal Design Torrent case and from €1,169
Press release: With the XMG STUDIO, XMG presents a desktop computer specially tailored to the needs of creative professionals working with audio and video – designed and thoroughly tested for flawless performance with common software and hardware peripherals.
At Prolight + Sound 2022 in Frankfurt, where the Sample Music Festival Berlin will host the Production + Performance Hub, XMG will be exhibiting the highly specialized desktop PC from April 26-29. Intel’s current high-end processors up to Core i9-12900K and graphics cards up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 can be configured as needed. The PC is optimized for excellent airflow and quiet operation, even under heavy load. To keep the workflow free from distractions, the XMG STUDIO does not have any additional decorative elements such as RGB LEDs.
Fully configurable performance with 12th Gen Intel cores and optional Nvidia graphics
At launch, the XMG STUDIO is exclusively equipped with 12th Gen Intel Core processors, ranging from Core i5-12600K in the base configuration to Core i9-12900K in the high-end version. An Asus Prime Z690-P D4 is used as the motherboard – which has been thoroughly tested for compatibility with various hardware and software for audio and video editing.
If the individual use case (such as the DAW job) does not require a powerful Nvidia graphics card, it is possible to select only Intel’s integrated graphics chip. If, on the other hand, the PC is intended for video editing or visuals rendered at runtime as part of a VJ performance, GPUs ranging from the GeForce RTX 3050 up to the RTX 3090 are available as options.
In terms of storage and memory, options include between 16GB and 128GB of Corsair’s Vengeance LPX series DDR4-3200 RAM, up to three M.2 and three 2.5-inch SSDs, plus a hard drive optional 3.5 inch conventional hard drive. Power is provided by Seasonic Focus Plus 550 to 1000 watt power supplies, either with 80 PLUS Gold or Platinum certification.
The High-Airflow concept for silent operation
With the Fractal Design Torrent Compact, XMG offers a well-ventilated high-airflow chassis with two massive 180mm fans. The base configuration also includes an additional Noctua NF-A 12×25 PWM in 120mm format at the rear. Two additional 120mm fans, including Noctua’s black Chromax version, can be mounted on the bottom of the chassis as an option for builds with a powerful GPU.
CPU cooling is provided by a powerful Noctua NH-U12A – also with the iconic brown-beige fans and a silver heatsink or in the all-black Chromax version. PC fan curves are tuned by XMG prior to shipment to provide an optimal balance of cooling performance and quiet operation, even under load.
Verified compatibility for many specific creative applications
Special features of XMG STUDIO include intensive compatibility checks as part of product development, especially since many audio users still do not fully trust Microsoft Windows 11. However, the new operating system is a essential condition for the flawless operation of hybrid processors from Intel from the 12th generation of cores: the previous version of Windows is not able to distribute the load correctly between the new types of efficiency and performance cores, which can lead to significant performance degradation.
The XMG STUDIO has been thoroughly tested with Windows 11 to ensure that ASIO drivers for professional audio interfaces, DAWs and VST plug-ins, as well as game development suites, VR and VJ software, streaming applications and other content creation tools, are all working flawlessly and reliably.
Price and availability
The basic configuration of XMG-STUDIOwhich can be configured freely at bestware.com, includes an Intel Core i5-12600K processor with integrated graphics on an Asus Prime Z690-P D4, 2×8 GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3200, a Samsung 980 500 GB SSD, a Seasonic Focus Plus 550W and Torrent Compact from Fractal Design.
The starting price incl. 19% VAT is €1,169. Upgrades to processors up to Core i9-12900K, a variety of Nvidia RTX-3000 series graphics cards, additional memory and storage options, and larger power supplies can be configured at an additional cost. The XMG STUDIO is available to order with immediate effect and comes with an extended 36-month manufacturer’s warranty.