High performance for the professional photographer starts here
Updated 4/01/2022 to the new Intel 12 th Generation platform. To return to the old SKU, click this link – 2021 Version Performance Photography Computer
Our high-performance computer range designed for the photography professional starts with this speed focused image processing system. As a professional photographer, your time is money. A PC that’s faster at editing your images will enable you to achieve more during the working day and spend more time doing the vital editing rather than waiting for your PC to catch up. If you work in the highest quality settings with high-resolution images, especially if working with high-resolution shots in RAW format to achieve the highest quality; your search for a new workhorse PC starts here.
All our photography PC systems are tuned to the requirements of post-processing large image files. The systems offer excellent performance in Adobe Photoshop CC and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC applications.
The chassis offers excellent potential for installing additional drives while keeping your high performance PC components cool and silent. The quality of the chassis is noticeable by the use of heavy duty metalwork and high quality plastics. This chassis can accept a total of 4 SATA drives by providing capacity for 2 x 3.5″ drives and 2 x 2.5″ drives. Also, the motherboard we use can support up to 4 x M.2 high-performance SSDs so in total you can use eight storage drives in this system. We have specified the system with dual 500GB M.2 NVMe SSD drives which will be configured as the primary and secondary storage drives. The primary drive should be used for your OS and program files, the secondary drive is ideal for use as your Lightroom catalogue and your working ‘scratch’ area to boost performance for your ‘work in progress files’. This PC also includes a 4TB hard drive for your full image catalogue. This multi drive setup can greatly improve performance by removing storage bottlenecks. It is also possible to configure a further 3.5″ hard drive, a high performance M.2 NVMe SSD drive and two further 2.5″ SSD storage drives. To add further storage drives to your PC in the configurator, hit the ‘Add Another’ button to the right-hand side of the primary storage drive header. Alternatively, contact us for a quote with additional storage options.
The motherboard used in this system is also a grade up as it uses the premium Intel Z690 chipset which provides greater PCIe lane bandwidth for heavy duty data throughput. There are also more high speed USB ports provided and the board can support RAID for multiple hard drive configurations.
The professional workstation NVidia Quadro T600 graphics card remains from the value plus system. This GPU offers excellent performance due to its high quality image output circuit including support for 10-bit colour displays. The 4GB of on-board memory is sufficient for for the majority of professional image editing tasks. The computers CPU cooler is upgraded to the Corsair H100X liquid cooler. This unit can keep the CPU running at low temperatures, even under heavy load and the fan noise is minimised through cleaver fan design.
We have designed the system around the new 12th Generation Intel processor. These processors offer a leap in performance over the 11th and 10th generation by providing higher IPC across the entire range. IPC stands for ‘instructions per clock’ and is a measure of how much work the processor can get through at a given clock speed. Performance increases will depend on the software you are using, but there will be greater benefits in more complex tasks. Performance can be as much as 20% higher than the equivalent 11th generation Intel processor. Don’t be put off by the Core i5 branding, the i5-12600K outperforms the Core i7-11700 processor for photography but is available at a lower cost.
Modern commercial image processing software requires a minimum of 16GB of memory, and you will need plenty of fast storage to hold your image catalogue. This system has 32GB of memory which is ideal for handling large images with multiple layers. The 32GB of memory also enables high-resolution video editing to be undertaken on this system. The memory operates at 3200MHz which is ideal for a photography optimised PC.
Applications like Photoshop don’t continue to perform better and better with additional CPU cores, so you won’t see value from installing processors with more than 6 cores. It is essential to choose a processor with a high clock frequency as the processor frequency has more of an impact on performance than the core count. We have chosen the i5-12600K processor for this system, it’s a ten-core processor with a 3.7GHz base frequency but with a turbo clock speed of 4.9GHz and is capable of running all day under heavy workloads. Processor turbo speeds come into effect for a limited number of the cores when the system is under heavy load. As Adobe Photoshop CC and Adobe Lightroom CC can be particularly heavy on just 1 or 2 cores, the system will benefit from the higher turbo frequency.
Soundproofing on the inside of the chassis
New 12th Generation Processor
Dual High Performance SSDs
Pro Workstation Graphics
- Intel Core i5-12600K 3.7Ghz Ten Core CPU
- 16 Processor Threads
- Max Turbo Frequency 4.9Ghz
- Cache: 20MB
- Corsair H100x Liquid Cooler Installed
- 32GB DDR4 3200Mhz RAM
- Dual Channel – 2 x 16GB
- Supports up to 128GB
- 4 x DIMM sockets (2 Used)
- 2 x 500GB WD SN550 NVMe M.2 SSD
- 4 x M.2 sockets, 2 free
- 4TB Seagate BarraCuda 3.5″ Hard drive
- 6 SATA Ports, 4 free (2 Used for DVDRW & 4TB HDD)
- Asus DVD Re-Writer, SATA, 24x, M-Disk Support
- 1 x Optical Bay, 0 free
- Windows 11 Home 64-bit
- Clean install, no additional software
- Intel Z690 Chipset
- 4 x mini-DisplayPort
- Supports up to 4 monitors at once
- Supports HDCP
- PNY Quadro T600 4GB Professional GPU with 10 bit colour
- High Definition Audio, 5.1 or 7.1 channel supporting S/PDIF output
- Audio provided by Realtek ALC1220-VB Audio Chip on the motherboard
- Audiophile Grade WIMA Capacitors
- No Keyboard or Mouse Included
- 1 x Realtek® 2.5GbE LAN chip (2.5 Gbit/1 Gbit/100 Mbit)
- Intel Wireless-AX AX200 wifi 6
- Speeds up to 2400mbps
- Bluetooth 5.2
- 650 watts
- Over 82% efficiency
- Height: 467mm
- Width: 205mm
- Depth: 460mm
- 4 x USB 2.0 Port (4 rear)
- 5 x USB 3.2 Port (2 front, 3 rear)
- 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Port (2 x Type-A at the rear)
- 1 x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 2 x 2 Port (1 rear)
- 1 x RJ-45 Ethernet Port
- 3 x Audio Jacks at the rear including S/PDIF Out
- 2 x Audio Jacks at the front
- 4 x mini DisplayPort on video card
Note the display outputs from the motherboard are disabled when a graphics card is installed
- 3 x PCI-e x 16 Slots, 1 free (1 x Used for video card, 1 used for wifi)
- Corsair 110Q Quiet Case
- Pre-installed low noise Black 120 mm fan
- Space for 3 additional fans at the front
- Space to accept 120 or 240 mm liquid coolers
- 3 Year Return to Base parts and labour
- 1st 30 days collect and return at our expense