Used by the Best Traders
When "average" is not good enough
John Carter was the first person to take delivery of an F-52GT. He is one of the best known names in trading who shares his extensive knowledge with traders all over the world.
As an experienced professional trader John has written books and speaks at trading seminars. He also teaches his trading method through live (real money) trades while explaining his methods at SimplerOptions.com
Built to Last
The toughest testing in the industry
The F-52GT is made with the best hardware, which includes a power supply built with high-end capacitors that give it a longer life-span. We also look for the full-clamp forward design for improved hold-up time during brief power outages (less than one second).
The Phoenix chassis with quiet technology version uses acoustical foam to absorb noise and special fans that produce very little noise.
High Quality Sound
Realtek ALC1150 Premium Sound
Our high performance audio allows you to experience a crisp rich sound experience using multi-channel High Definition Audio with up to 115dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). Speakers up to 7.1 channels are supported.
Compromises Not Included
Technology for High Performance Traders
The F-52GT features the latest generation of Intel's extreme performance class of processors that maximize the performance of your trading platform. These Intel CPU's utilize the updated Intel Turbo Boost Technology which accelerates your processor's speed during volatile periods of the market. The internal component layout provides improved cooling for its state-of-the-art components.
Tuned & Tested for performance
Our automated testing process is supervised by experienced technicians to ensure that every aspect of your trading computer is fully tested and tuned. In the final testing steps a top technician individually checks and tunes every computer for maximum performance and stability. This process will take several days but it is well worth it.
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-52GT Technical Specifications
- 6, 8, or 10 Core Processor
- Standard: Intel Core i7-6850K 6-cores, 3.6Ghz base / 4.2GHz turbo
- Upgrade: Intel Core i7-7800X 6-cores 3.5GHz base / 4.4GHz turbo
- Upgrade: Intel Core i7-7820X 8-cores 3.6GHz base / 4.3GHz turbo
- Upgrade: Intel Core i9-7900X 10-cores 3.3Ghz base / 4.3GHz turbo
- Arctic Storm Phase Change Cooling
- Intel X99 or X299 Chipset (based on processor option)
- 16GB, 2400Mhz DDR4 - 2 x 8GB DIMM
- 32GB, 2400Mhz DDR4 - 4 x 8GB DIMM
- Long life Bronze rated & quiet (wattage on customization page)
MONITOR CONNECTION OPTIONS
- 4 Monitor Connections (DVI only)
---2x NVIDIA Geforce GT 710---No cables included
4 Monitor Connections (DVI or DP/mDP)
---2x NVIDIA Quadro K1200---10-ft adapter cables included
6 Monitor Connections (DVI+HDMI)
---2x NVIDIA Geforce GT 710---No cables included
8 Monitor Connections (DVI+HDMI)
---2x NVIDIA Geforce GTX 750---10-ft adapter cables included
12 Monitor Connections (DVI+HDMI)
---3x NVIDIA Geforce GTX 750---10-ft adapter cables included
16 Monitor Connections (Display Port)
---2x NVIDIA NVS 810---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)
Samsung NVMe M.2 ultra fast SSD
---512GB, or 1TB options
---speed: 1,800 MB/s
Standard 2.5" form factor SSD
---250GB WD Blue, speed: 535 MB/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 DEVICE
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:
- 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 or confirmed with testing.
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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BBB A+ Rating
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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.