Workstation Reviews
by Lyle Smith

Dell Precision 7510 Mobile Workstation Review

The Dell Precision 15 7510, just like the tower form-factor Precision Tower 7810 we reviewed last year, is a performance-driven workstation that is equipped with some serious processing capabilities. It leverages 6th Generation Intel Core i5 and i7, and the industry’s first ever mobile Intel Xeon processor, giving users options for virtually any power requirements they need. If you couple this with its maximum of 64GB of DDR4-2133MHz RAM, this mobile workstation packs quite the performance punch.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Precision Appliance for Wyse Review

The Dell Precision Appliance for Wyse is a rackmount virtual workstation solution built atop the Precision Rack 7910, and is designed to deliver high performance user workspaces to remote users. The appliance comes in two configurations – pass-through and vGPU. In the pass-through configuration, the appliance comes with three NVIDIA K4200 cards and three Teradici 2220 host cards. In the vGPU configuration, the appliance comes with two NVIDIA K2A cards. The appliance has enough compute power for some of the most demanding workloads with two Intel Xeon processors E5-2600 v3 family with six, ten or twelve cores per processor and up to 512GB of 2133Mhz DDR4 memory. The appliance also comes with either four or eight 900GB SATA RAID 10 HDDs or 400GB RAID 10 SSDs. The configuration that we reviewed is the vGPU configuration of the Dell Precision Appliance for Wyse.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Precision Tower 7810 Review

The Dell Precision Tower 7810 is a high-end desktop workstation that is highly customizable to its given need. The 7810 is all about giving users the power they need for intensive applications and graphics-rich workloads. The tower comes with either single or dual Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors, up to 256GB of quad-channel 2133MHz DDR4 ECC RIMM RAM, a range of different AMD FirePro or NVIDIA Quadro graphic cards, and the 7810 offers the option of traditional drives (with optional Intel CAS-W software solutions that enable I/O speeds close to SSD configurations) and SSD drives. New today is also support for Intel's P3700 PCIe SSD, which provides even more performance for hefty enterprise workloads within the workstation form factor.

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by Lyle Smith

HP Z620 Workstation Review

Like all HP workstations, the Z620 is designed to satisfy the ever-growing demands of professionals who work with large and complex datasets, complex 3D models, require multiple displays, or for businesses that just need a high-performance and reliable system for their employees. The HP Z620 Workstation is quoted to having four times the memory capacity compared to last generation systems, a larger power supply, and support for single- or dual-socket processor configurations. It is also equipped with (up to) 24 discrete processor cores, making the Z620 seems quite a powerhouse when it comes to computing and visualization horsepower. It offers all of this while having an unobtrusive build and footprint as well as producing very little noise when the workstation is doing its thing.

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by Lyle Smith

Supermicro SuperWorkstation 5037A-i Review

The Supermicro SuperWorkstation 5037A-i is a high-end workstation that is comprised of the SC732D4-903B mid-tower chassis and the single-processor X9SRA Intel Xeon motherboard. The X9SRA can be loaded with up to 512GB 1866MHz DDR3 ECC memory (512GB DDR3 ECC LRDIMM, 256GB DDR3 ECC RDIMM or 64GB DDR3 ECC/non-ECC UDIMM) and supports up to the Intel Xeon E5-1600/E5-2600 v2 series processor family. The 5037A-i SuperWorkstation comes equipped with an 80 PLUS High Efficiency Gold Certified 900W PSU, tool-less and rotating 3.5" hard drive cages, as well as whisper quiet 21db cooling system geared towards office operating conditions. The entire platform is designed to be highly reliable and easy to maintain to lower its operating costs and maximize uptime.

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by Josh Linden

Lenovo ThinkStation D30 Review

The ThinkStation D30 is Lenovo's most powerful workstation on the market and is configurable with up to two 8-core Intel Xeon E5-2600 processors as well as serious specifications to support performance-intensive applications ranging from 3D modeling to oil and gas extraction. The ThinkStation D30 is the largest client desktop in Lenovo’s workstation line. Those sizeable dimensions pay off by translating into more than enough space for upgraded RAM, additional internal storage (via SATA, SAS, or mSATA), and PCIe expansion cards for increased connectivity, storage, or video card performance.

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