updated 02:48 pm EDT, Tue August 12, 2014
Heavy-hitting Dell Precision tower supports new line of Xeon processors
Dell today announced new mainstream and performance tower and rack workstations. The Dell Precision Tower 5810, Tower 7810, Tower 7910, and Rack 7910 are designed to address the requirements of customers in compute-intensive fields such as engineering and manufacturing. The new models have been updated with Intel's latest Xeon processors, DDR4 memory, next-generation graphics technology from Nvidia and AMD, and doubling the amount of memory from the previous generation.
The updated workstation line includes the single-socket Tower 5810 and dual-processor Tower 7810. Also updated is the Tower 7910, with the most performance and scalability in the line. The chassis design on the systems includes quick-release hard drives, a tool-less, externally-accessible power supply, and a lockable front bezel.
Introduced today is the new Dell Precision Rack 7910, which offers all the capabilities of the Tower 7910 in a 2U rack form factor, with complete qualification and support for workstation virtualization with Citrix XenServer and VMware ESX hypervisors.
The Dell Precision Tower 5810 has a Xeon E5-2600v3 series processor, with up to 18 cores per processor. Up to 256GB of memory can be installed. Ports on the front of the case are three USB 2.0, one USB 3.0, one microphone port and one headphone port. Rear ports include three USB 2.0, three USB 3.0, one serial port, two PS2 ports, and Gigabit Ethernet. Up to three 3.5-inch, or four 2.5-inch, SATA drives can be installed internally.
The Dell Precision Tower 7810 can have two E5-2600v3 processors, with up to 14 cores per processor. A second processor being installed delivers twice the memory bandwidth. The case is the same as the Precision Tower 5810, so the external ports remain the same. Up to 256GB 2133 MHz DDR4 ECC RDIMM memory can be installed, with eight DIMM slots (four per processor).
The Dell Precision Tower 7910 can also have two "future" E5-2600v3 Xeon processors, but up to 1TB of DDR4 memory can be installed. Up to four 3.5-inch drives, or eight 2.5-inch drives can be installed, with the SATA/SAS bus capable of 12Gb per second. The Rack 7910 has identical statistics.
The new Dell Tower 5810, Tower 7810, Tower 7910 and Rack 7910 workstations will be available worldwide starting on September 9, 2014. Pricing is not yet available, and will vary widely by configuration.