Performance & Reliability
Cutting Edge Hardware
The F-35 is being reintroduced with the performance and dependability you need with today's trading software and market conditions.
The ASUS motherboards remain stable with the use of voltage regulators that respond to the CPU's demands in real time. Overcurrent and electrostatic discharge protection keeps your system running over the long term.
The Arctic Breeze & Arctic Storm Phase Change Cooling systems use the heat of the processor to evaporate a liquid coolant. The vapors from the evaporated coolant condense back to a liquid state in the condenser unit. The capillary structure of the tube array completes the cycle by conveying the liquid back to the processor for re-evaporation.
This cooling cycle is natural in that it does not require a pump to establish and maintain outstanding cooling. Using the latent heat of evaporation to remove heat from the processor is far more efficient that using conduction, as is common on non-Falcon computers.
Once the coolant begins to vaporize it is not necessary to increase the temperature of the processor by more than a degree or two to greatly increase the heat removal rate.
When using the more common conduction method of cooling (non-Falcon computers) the temperature of the processor will need to rise far higher to conduct heat away during periods of higher processor workload.
When deciding which Falcon Desktop to buy, knowing which performs better for your trading program(s) is key. If you are using programs that only capable of using a single core of the processor (NinjaTrader 7, ThinkorSwim, Sierra Charts), a fast single-thread processor is better than a fast multi-thread processor. If you are using a program that can use all the cores of the processor (eSignal, TradeStation, NinjaTrader 8), a fast multi-thread processor is what you want. If you do not know if your program is Single- or Multi-Thread capable, contact the program's support staff.
Take a look at the chart below to see where each CPU we use stands compared to the others. Mouse-over or touch each bar for its value.
This test was done with Y-cruncher using 12GB of available memory to calculate Pi to its 2,500,000,000th decimal.
* "_Stochastic cross" strategy: 9-11x1 + 3-6x1 + 1-2x1 + 7-21x1 + 1-5x1 + 3-10x1
F-35 Technical Specifications
- Quad-core Processor
- Standard: Intel i7-7700 (7th Gen) 3.6 Ghz base / 4.2 GHz turbo
- Option: Intel i7-7700K (7th Gen) 4.2 Ghz base / 4.5 GHz turbo
- Arctic Breeze phase change cooling
- ASUS PRIME H270M-PLUS/CSM (Corporate Stable Model)
--better turbo support
- ASUS TUF Z270 High Performance w/ 3rd video slot
--12 monitor support, max turbo support
- 16GB, 2400Mhz DDR4 - 2 x 8GB DIMM
- 32GB, 2400Mhz DDR4 - 4 x 8GB DIMM
- Long life power supply (wattage on customization page)
MONITOR CONNECTION OPTIONS
- 3 Monitor Connections (DVI+VGA+HDMI)
---No Video Cards---Optional 10-ft DVI to HDMI cable
- 4 Monitor Connections (DVI only)
---2x NVIDIA Geforce GT 710---No cables included
4 Monitor Connections (DVI+HDMI+DP)
---2x NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1050---10-ft adapter cables included
6 Monitor Connections (DVI+HDMI)
---2x NVIDIA Geforce GTX 740---10-ft adapter cables included
8 Monitor Connections (DVI+HDMI+DP)
---2x NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1050---10-ft adapter cables included
OPERATING SYSTEM OPTIONS
- Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit
- Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
SOLID STATE HARD DRIVE OPTIONS (Windows OS Drive)
Standard 2.5" form factor SSD
---250GB WD Blue, speed: 535MB/s
---500GB WD Blue, speed: 530 MB/s
---1TB WD Blue, speed: 535 MB/s
HARD DRIVE #2 FOR STORAGE AND SYSTEM BACKUP (OPTIONAL)
- 2TB or 3TB Standard Hard Disk Drive with Paragon Backup Software
OPTIONAL WIRELESS DEVICES
Standard Range Wireless Network Adapter
---for when Wireless Router is in the same room
Long Range Wireless Network Adapter
---for when Wireless Router is in another room
- Bluetooth Wireless USB Adapter
- DVD±R/RW Writer/Reader
- 2x Front + 4x Rear
CHASSIS OPTION DIMENSIONS:
- Falcon 4000 (shown above): 17.3" (H) x 16.2" (D) x 7.3" (W)
- Master Case 5 (shown below): 21.6" (H) x 20.6" (D) x 9.3" (W)
- Commander G42 (shown below): 19.2" (H) x 19.4" (D) x 9.6" (W)
- The Phoenix w/ noise reduction (shown below): 20.6" (H) x 18.3" (D) x 9.2" (W)
All specifications as defined by component manufacturer
Falcon Trading System® computers undergo an extensive series of tests to ensure that they are 100% ready for rigorous service.
Performance testing determines the correct settings to tune the computer for maximum stability, realization, and reliability.
Non-destructive stress testing is performed to discover components that are currently functioning but are weak and will fail quickly.
Extensive static electricity controls in our production process prevent degradation of the components prior to shipment.
Twenty percent of our sales are to customers outside the US but regardless of where they live we see over 40% return to buy another computer from us. In 2013 that percentage rose to 43%.
The best testimony you can have is a lot of return customers. We often hear that they will never buy a computer from anyone else. One of our most frequent return customers is a commodities trading company in Denmark with offices in Switzerland.
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U.S. Technical Support
Includes On-Site Service
Our Technical Support staff comprises of experts with hands-on training and experience. Our Administrative staff is highly knowledgeable. Our top technicians have been with us for many years. When you call other computer manufacturers, you often get automated systems, minimally trained people, and headaches. We have a different philosophy here at Falcon.
Custom Test Center
Testing 16 computers at once
New computers undergo extensive testing to make sure that they are 100% ready for rigorous service. Performance testing determines the correct settings to tune the computer for maximum stability, realization, and reliability. Non-destructive stress testing is performed to discover components currently functioning but are weak and will fail quickly.