Processor – Intel Xeon Bronze 3204; GPUs – AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200; 16GB memory, 256GB solid state drive; Ports – 2x USB-C, 8x USB-A, 2x Gigabit Ethernet, 1x SD card slot, 1x headset, 1 microphone, 1 line out, 2x PS/2, 1x serial; Dimensions – 433x218x566mm, 20.4Kg
Along with its attractive OptiPlex all-in-one systems, Dell also offers a range of workstations with more conventional designs. The recently updated Precision 7920 sits at the very top of the line, is available in tower or rack configuration and is intended for virtual reality, 3D graphics and artificial intelligence applications.
Customers in the United States get five pre-built tower configurations (with some recent price drops), starting at $2,219 for an entry-level system based on the 1.9 GHz Xeon Bronze 3204 with 16 GB of RAM, 500 GB 7,200 rpm HDD /min and an AMD Radeon Pro WX 2100 graphics card with 2 GB of dedicated video RAM. The high-end pre-built system in the US runs Ubuntu Linux on two 3GHz Xeon Gold 5217 processors, with 192GB of RAM, 256GB of SSD storage and an Nvidia Quadro RTX 6000 graphics card with 24GB of video RAM dedicated. This “science”-focused variant is considerably more expensive – $13,809 to be exact.
Dell’s UK website lists a Precision 7920 main configuration, which costs £2,602.82 (excl. VAT; £3,123.38 incl. VAT). It features a 1.9 GHz six-core Xeon Bronze 3204 processor, 8 GB of RAM, a 500 GB 7200 rpm hard drive and AMD Radeon Pro WX 2100 graphics. The dual Xeon ‘science’ model costs £9,186.02 (excl. VAT; £11,023.22 incl. VAT) in the UK.
These configurations are just a starting point, though: in the US and UK, Dell offers dozens of custom options to customize the Precision 7920. Maximize them and you can easily find yourself in six-person territory. figures.
- Great configuration options
- Ideal for 3D modeling and animation
- Expensive at higher configurations
- Not for Linux newbies