Dell has just announced the release of its new workstation, the Precision 7865 Tower. Powered by AMD’s latest Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000 WX series processors and Nvidia or AMD graphics, it’s a powerhouse made for professionals who need next-level performance.
Aside from the sheer number of cores, the workstation brings several improvements ranging from heavy cooling to intense amounts of RAM reaching up to 1TB.
Dell’s Precision line consists of many well-received workstations, spanning both mobile and desktop variants. Today, the company unveiled the next iteration of the lineup, created to push the performance limits currently set by its predecessors. The Precision 7865 Tower will arrive on an undisclosed date this summer and is available in many flavors, and all of them are made for professionals.
Dell advertises this PC as the go-to for architects, content creators, designers, engineers and other users who can’t settle for one of the best desktop PCs made for everyday consumers. The powerful inside should blow through a variety of resource-heavy tasks, be it artificial intelligence, virtual reality, rendering, or data science. Let’s take a closer look at the components housed in the apparently well-cooled, yet modest chassis.
The crown jewel of the new workstation is undoubtedly in the beastly CPU. Equipped with the latest range of AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO, the Precision Tower should become a real multitasking devil. The processor options start with the Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5945WX with a 64MB cache, 12 cores, 24 threads and clock speeds of up to 4.5GHz. The best CPU available is the PRO 5995WX with a 256MB cache, as well as a whopping 64 cores and 128 threads. There are a total of five AMD CPUs available, and while they differ in specifications, they all have the same power requirements of 280 watts.
Dell paired the great CPUs with some equally impressive graphics cards, and this time customers can choose between AMD Radeon Pro and Nvidia. Nvidia options range from the Nvidia RTX A6000 with 48GB of GDDR6 memory, followed by lesser RTX options, two Nvidia T-series GPUs (T1000 and T400 with just 2GB of memory) and finally the Nvidia Quadro GV100. Those who want to stay with AMD can choose between the Pro W6800 with 32GB GDDR6 memory, the W6600 with 8GB and the W6400 with 4GB.
The Precision 7865 Tower also offers a lot of memory and storage space. In terms of memory, it still stays in DDR4 territory, but the capacity is impressive, with a maximum of 1 TB clocked at 3,200 MHz. It comes with 8 DIMM slots with up to 128 GB per slot. Users can choose between an SSD and an HDD for their storage choices, and while the HDD is up to 8TB, the SSD goes as high as 4TB. In total, you can get 56 TB of storage. There are also self-encrypting options for those who want extra security.
Dell clearly puts an emphasis on security when announcing the Precision 7865 Tower, and the SSD choices are just one of the many points it brings up. Aside from the self-encrypting drives, the workstation comes with TPM 2.0, a lockable enclosure that detects intruders and bystanders. Tons of ports and fast connection speeds (1Gb and 10Gb native) round out what seems to be one of the best workstations to hit the market this year.
With all these next level components, you might be wondering, how much is this thing going to cost? Unfortunately we don’t know that yet. Dell promises to lift the veil of mystery closer to the release date, which, as mentioned, will take place in the summer. The top-end variants will probably cost a small (or big) fortune, but then most users will never need the kind of power the Precision 7865 Tower can provide – and those who need it will probably be willing to pay for it.