REWRITING HISTORY AT 1,100+ GIGAFLOPS
|The F-1 marks the highest expression of performance, reliability and technical beauty. Since the early days of supercomputers the Giga-FLOP performance of a computer has been the measure of its true power, and that is how we measure the F-1. With performance exceeding 1,100 Giga-FLOPs (1.1 Tera-FLOPs) the F-1 meets the traditional Tera-FLOP benchmark of a super computer.|
Extreme performance requires extreme tools
|When building an F-1 at Falcon, the objective is always to create a desktop computer functionally and aesthetically outstanding. The X-Series Intel Core-i9 processors allow unprecedented processing power. The F-1 is the first windows computer capable of more than 1.1 Tera-FLOPs* of extreme performance (*1100 FlOPS).|
Only the best will do
John F. Carter is one of the best known names in trading who shares his extensive knowledge with traders all over the world. At his Simpler Trading site you can learn how to trade options in their elite insiders club of options traders worldwide. As an experienced professional trader John leads community members through live trades daily while explaining strategies, significant market opportunities and daily trading lessons. For both the new and experienced trader.|
John uses a Falcon F-1 along side his Falcon F-52.
Custom water cooling system
|One of the prominent features of the F-1 is the custom water cooling system. Under full load the processor can generate over 300 watts of heat. If this heat is not removed it will throttle itself down to cool off. With the F-1 there is no throttling down due to high temperatures. The F-1 cooling loop is powered by the best pump in the industry: The 1,000 L/hr D5 pump with ceramic ball bearings. The radiators are extra-large with an outstanding thermal transfer capacity. The chemistry of the water is set to prevent corrosion of the copper and nickel surfaces. Some computer builders use All-In-One (AIO) water cooling devices that are cheap and are no better than a very good air cooler. You cannot sustain maximum Giga-FLOPs for long with such low cost cooling devices. Our cooling system is the best and it separates the F-1 from the rest.|
F-1 Technical Specifications
|Intel||i9||12-Core||7920X||3.8-4.3 GHz||740 GigaFLOPS|
|14-Core||9940X||3.8-4.5 GHz||910+ GigaFLOPS|
|16-Core||9980XE||3.0-4.5 GHz||1,000+ GigaFLOPS|
|4||(DVI) and (HDMI)||2 Video Cards|
|4||Display Port (DP)||1 Video Cards|
|4||Display Port (DP) and (HDMI)||1 Video Cards|
|6||(DVI) and (HDMI)||3 Video Cards|
|8||Display Port (DP)||2 Video Cards|
|8||Display Port (DP) and (HDMI)||2 Video Cards|
|12||Display Port (DP)||3 Video Cards|
|16||Display Port (DP)||4 Video Cards|
|Front||at least 2|
|Rear||at least 5|
Custom Water Cooling
We don't use all-in-one (AIO) liquid coolers due to the high failure rates and disappointing performance.|
27-34% fail on arrival.
10% within 3 years.
68% after 4 or 5 years.
Processor Performance Comparison
When deciding which Falcon Desktop to buy, knowing which performs better for your trading program(s) is key. If you do not know if your program is Single- or Multi-Thread capable, contact our sales staff and we will do our best to find out for you. 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.
Single Threaded Performance
When 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.
Multi Threaded Performance
When 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.
Video Card Performance Comparison
Falcon Desktops give you the ability to have multiple charts open on multiple screens. These charts use simple 2D elements such as simple vectors, fonts, and text, and are driven by the Windows 10 interface. Having high-end graphics cards can make a trading computer more complex (and also more expensive) than it needs to be. Below are the summed up scores, when testing 2D functionality, of our video cards (the P620 and GT 710) compared to some of the more powerful (and expensive) cards out there, like the GTX 1080. While these cards are meant for gaming, they also have other purposes. If you would like to purchase a non-standard graphics card with your desktop, please call our sales team.
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.
The Other Guys
|High Quality, Feature-rich Components||?|
|Bundled Systems Available
(Monitors and Computer)
|Knowledge of Trading|
|Computers Built for Trading||?|
|30-day Money Back Guarantee|
|Assembled in USA||?|
|Support in USA||?|
|Built and Supported Under One Roof|
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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.|
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.|
Trading Computers Buyers' Guide
Free Trading Guides from FalconLearn How to Trade
The Learn How to Trade Guide helps the beginning trader to understand his/her choices and different paths in the world of trading. Selecting the path right for you is very important. Many beginning traders could have done much better if they had a better understanding of all their options. Is Stocks or Forex or Options or Futures your best choice? What methodologies should you consider? What time frame should you trade?How to be a Trader
This guide summarizes what it takes to become an independent trader (no day job) or a serious trader who still wants to keep his day job. What should you expect for returns? What broker should you use? What software should you use? Risk Management is where most new traders fail by trading too much risk on each trade. We will guide you on proper risk management. What about automated trading? What equipment should you have? A must read for most beginning and intermediate traders.Trading: How to Trade Like a Pro
At Falcon, we sell computers to a lot of veteran traders. In this guide, we try to focus on some of the core principals of what we have learned in trading and on what our veteran traders have told us they have learned.