Dell adds to Precision workstation line
May 22, 2013

Dell adds to Precision workstation line

ROUND ROCK, TX — Dell ( has introduced new workstation models for both the high-end and entry-level user. The company’s new R7610 is the next model in its rack workstation line and follows the existing R5500.

The R7610 fits in 2RUs and offers more power than its predecessor, along with remote experience capabilities. The rack-mount R7610 is comparable to Dell’s flagship T7600 tower workstation and enables customers to centralize, secure and manage data, leverage their worldwide talent pool, and share resources for improved cost effectiveness.

A single R7610 workstation can be used by four artists without sacrificing performance. The R7610 achieves this via GPU pass-through and certifications with Citrix XenServer 6.1.0 using Citrix XenDesktop HDX 3D Pro, which allows all the resources of a dedicated discrete graphics card to be shared with multiple users in a hosted-shared environment or made available to a single user or virtual machine in a virtualized environment. The R7610 can support up to four single wide graphics cards such as the Nvidia Quadro K2000 and AMD FirePro W5000 mainstream cards, and high-performance Nvidia Quadro K4000 cards, or up to three double-wide Nvidia Quadro K5000 cards. Expanded capabilities, including Nvidia GRID with virtualized graphics, will be available later this year. The R7610 will be available May 21, with a starting price of $2,179.

Dell has also expanded its Precision workstation line with the introduction of two entry-level solutions that will have “near desktop prices” when they are released on June 4. The T1700 SFF is a small form factor workstation, while the T1700 MT has a mini tower footprint. Both are suitable for 2D and entry-level 3D work, as well as for use in educational scenarios. 

The new models mark the fourth generation in Dell’s entry-level Precision line and offer increased performance as well as smart design features. Both offer four USB slots, ISV certification and support for up to four monitors. The two units differentiated by their PCI-A slots, storage support, and optical bays.

The SFF unit is approximately 30 percent smaller than competitive systems, and is very lightweight. Both offer next generation Intel workstation-class processors, Nvidia and AMD professional-grade graphics with PCIx x16 Gen 3 slots and expanded ISV certifications.