Dell Precision Unveils New Mobile and Desktop Workstations10 Sep, 2013 By: Cadalyst Staff
Latest models are 'most powerful ever," company reports.
Dell this week announced it has expanded its workstation portfolio with the most powerful mobile and tower workstations, the Dell Precision M4800, M6800, T3610, T5610, and T7610, designed to run the leading content creation, engineering, scientific, and other professional software applications. In a press release, the company stated that the new units are outfitted with the latest high-performance, workstation-class processors, graphics, storage, display, and other technologies.
New mobile workstations. Referencing the new Dell Precision M4800 and M6800 mobile workstations, the company reports it is the first to bring a 15.6” Quad HD+ IGZO panel to the workstation market, with higher resolution than the Apple MacBook Pro Retina display, and the only to offer optional 10-finger Wacom multitouch on a 17.3” display for intuitive control and interaction with creative and design applications. Dell is also the first to offer WiGig wireless docking and has improved audio performance with WAVES MaxxAudio Pro integration, it reports.
The new Dell Precision mobile workstations also deliver the highest performance with up to 16 GB of 1866-MHz memory, fourth-generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processor options up to Core i7 Extreme Edition, and AMD FirePro and NVIDIA Quadro professional graphics, with up to 8 GB graphics memory on the M6800 configured with NVIDIA Quadro K5100M, for handling complex 3D work, including rendering and simulation.
Both systems also also are said to deliver all-day battery life, including a secondary slice battery, new AMD Enduro and NVIDIA Optimus, and endpoint security solutions that include comprehensive encryption, advanced authentication, and malware protection.
New desktop workstations. Offering an award-winning chassis design and cutting-edge technology, the new Dell Precision tower workstations include next-generation workstation-class processors and professional graphics, according to the company, as well as Windows 8 factory installed, new Intel Cache Acceleration Software, PCIe SSDs, and updates to Dell Precision Performance Optimizer. Designed for scientific analysis, professional engineering, and complex 3D modeling, the new tower models include the Dell Precision T3610 with advanced single-CPU performance; the Dell Precision T5610, a high-power dual-processor workstation in a small footprint; and the Dell Precision T7610, called the world’s most powerful tower workstation. The T7610 will offer up to 512 GB system memory and power up to three high-end graphics cards, including up to two NVIDIA Quadro K6000s cards starting in October.
The company is introducing new and updated tools designed to enable maximum performance and reliability, including the following:
- Dell Precision Performance Optimizer. DPPO, the world’s first automated workstation performance tool that configures settings based on the software application, will be updated with new profiles for Siemens NX 8.5 and Dassault CATIA and French and German languages starting September 17 via online and factory install on new workstations in October.
- Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor 3120A PCIe card. The Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor is a new manycore x86-based computational architecture built for high efficiency and exceptional performance on highly parallel workloads. Offered as a coprocessor on a PCIe card, it works with Intel Xeon processors to deliver accelerated performance on Dell Precision T7610 tower and R7610 rack workstations.
- PCIe Solid State Drives (SSDs). Dell is reportedly the first to bring Micron PCIe SSD technology to the workstation market on its tower and rack workstations starting in October. The PCIe SSD is one of the highest-performance storage options that merge SSD technology directly with the fast PCIe system communication bus.
- Intel Cache Acceleration Software–Workstation (CAS-W). Dell has collaborated with Intel to bring to market and tune the first workstation enterprise-grade storage acceleration software application, Intel CAS-W, which improves workstation application performance. It will be available exclusively on Dell Precision rack and tower workstations starting in November.
“Dell Precision workstations with the innovative Intel Cache Acceleration Software-Workstation gives a notable performance boost to Autodesk applications,” says Maurice Patel, head of Media & Entertainment Industry Marketing, Autodesk. “We have seen a many-fold increase in some of our internal tests. As the demand for larger data sets increase with 4K, stereoscopic projection, and next-generation consoles, the performance increase will be a great benefit for our 3D animation customers.”
As part of Dell’s Technology Partner Program, Dell Precision works with the top Independent Software Vendors (ISV) to test and certify the leading software applications including Adobe Creative Suite, Autodesk Design & Creation Suites, Dassault Systemes CATIA and SolidWorks, and PTC Creo, among many others, for maximum up time and productivity.
Pricing and Availability
The new Dell Precision tower and mobile workstations will be available worldwide on September 12 with U.S. prices starting at $1,099 for the T3610, $2,729 for the T5610, $3,059 for the T7610, $1,249 for the M4800, and $1,599 for the M6800. For more information, visit Dell.com/Precision and access the Dell Precision Workstation Advisor for recommended configurations for specific applications and workflows.
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