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New Dell Precision entry-level workstations


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  • Dell introduces the world’s most powerful 1U rack workstation[i] to deliver secure remote access, versatility and great performance at an impressively affordable price point
  • Dell updates entry-level Dell Precision tower workstations to further meet the needs of value-conscious customers seeking powerful, compact industry-leading workstations
  • Dell enhances the price and performance of the Dell Precision 5820 Tower workstation with the addition of Intel® Core™ X Series E processors

London, UK – July 13, 2018 - Dell today announced the world’s most powerful 1U rack workstation and several new tower workstations designed to make it possible for companies of all sizes and budgets to access powerful, affordable, compact industry-leading workstations.

Built with customer feedback in mind, the Dell Precision 3930 Rack delivers powerful performance in a compact industrial footprint. The 1U height delivers better rack density, extended operating temperatures and features such as short depth, dust filters and legacy ports allow it to integrate seamlessly into complex medical imaging and industrial automation solutions. 

With the debut of Intel® Xeon® E processors and recently introduced 8th generation Intel® Core™ processors, the rack provides up to 64GB of 2666MHz DDR4 memory. In addition, the Intel® Xeon® E processor supports Error Correcting Code (ECC) for increased reliability.  

The rack offers best-in-class workstation performance and provides the flexibility of up to 250W of double wide GPUs, and scalability with up to 24TB of storage. With 3 PCIe slots including an optional PCI slot, this rack workstation can tackle complex tasks with ease.

A range of NVIDIA® Quadro® professional GPUs are available. With the Quadro P6000, users benefit from 24GB of GDDR5X and powerful ultra-high-end graphics performance. In addition, customers have the option to choose from a range AMD Radeon™ Pro graphics.

Experience versatile, secure and fast remote 1:1 user access with optional Teradici PCOIP technology with support for up to quad display zero clients. The rack seamlessly integrates into the datacentre bringing data, noise and heat isolation and reduced clutter at your desk. 

Powerful Performance with a Smaller Footprint

Going small can lead to big things, and Dell has purpose-built these new entry-level workstations to fuel the future of innovation across engineering design, science, mathematics and other data- and graphics-intensive fields. Having a highly powerful machine no longer requires having a large work space or a large budget, making this level of performance available to many companies and workers for the first time.

The Dell Precision 3630 Tower is 23 percent smaller [ii] than the previous generation with more expandability so workers can precisely get the solution they need regardless of workspace constraints. It features a range of easy-to-reach ports that make it possible to connect to external data sources, storage devices and much more. As workstation users often create IP, Dell will also offer an optional Smart Card (CAC/PIV) reader to make secure data management easier. 

It may be small in size, but it’s big in performance - ideal for creating or enjoying VR experiences and other resource-intensive tasks. It features 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i and new professional-grade Xeon® E processors with faster memory speeds up to 2666MHz 64GB and offers up to 225W of graphics support. 

The Dell Precision 3630 Tower offers scalable storage featuring SATA and PCIe NVMe SSDs, which can be configured for up to 14TB with RAID support.

The new Dell Precision 3430 Small Form Factor Tower is a great fit for many workstation users, offering many of the same benefits as the Precision 3630 but in an even smaller form factor and up to 55W of graphics support. It’s also expandable with up to 6TB of storage with RAID support.

Dell today also introduced support for Intel® Core™ X-series processors in addition to the Intel® Xeon® W processor options already available on the Dell Precision 5820 Tower. These new processor options bring the enhanced performance and reliability of a workstation at a more affordable price point for customers.

On all Dell Precision 3000 series workstations announced today, adding Intel® OptaneTM memory keeps responsiveness high and high-capacity storage costs lower. Customers can expect the same build quality and reliability of the Dell Precision line. Dell continues to partner with application providers for ISV certifications and Dell workstations provide professional features such as Dell’s Reliable Memory Technology Pro (with ECC memory) to protect your work from potential crashes by mapping out bad memory locations, and Dell Precision Optimizer AI software that optimises your system automatically to run your applications even faster. For example, Dell Precision Optimizer Premium with AI-based optimisation can improve the performance of Engineering applications by up to 552%.[iii]

Supporting quotes: 

“Customers across Engineering & Manufacturing, Media & Entertainment and beyond have come to rely on Dell workstations to deliver the highest performing systems for their critical workload. But as we enter the next era of workstations, power is becoming table stakes and the conversation is accelerating to immersive workflows utilising even smaller footprints. Dell is leading the way in this evolution with these new entry-level workstations designed to deliver the ultimate in performance with a substantially smaller footprint,” said Rahul Tikoo, Vice President and General Manager of Dell Precision. “When access to leading technology improves, innovation flourishes. Sometimes something as simple as a smaller form factor can unleash new ideas and capabilities that have the power to reshape an industry.”

“The new Intel® Xeon® E processor delivers a powerful combination of performance and capabilities for entry workstations,” said Jennifer Huffstetler, Vice President and General Manager of Datacentre Product Marketing, Intel Corporation. “The combination of the Dell Precision 3930 Rack with the Intel Xeon E processor is bringing new levels of performance in a small form factor to data- and graphics-intensive fields.”

“The new Dell Precision entry-level workstations pack a lot of punch into a small footprint,” said Bob Pette, Vice President of Professional Visualisation at NVIDIA. “Powerful NVIDIA Quadro GPUs deliver best-in-class performance and are a great fit for pro users who may have constraints due to their space or location.”

“AMD is proud to bring the full power of Radeon Pro graphics to Dell’s latest workstation offerings, further pushing the limit of what’s possible for enterprise professionals” said Ogi Brkic, Radeon Pro General Manager at AMD. “By delivering high-performance graphics for today’s most complex and innovative workloads, Radeon Pro continues to raise the bar when it comes to workstation productivity and stability.”


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