2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 5, 2012 12:49 PM by Jerry Steiger

    New Workstation

    Chris Zeien

      Just had a question on some specs my IT guy is looking at for a new workstation.  Please see the major specs below:

       

      Dell Precision T3600 Dell Precision T3600, 635W 

      Processor Four Core XEON (E5-1607, 3.0GHz, 10M)

      Memory 16GB, DDR3 UDIMM Memory, 1600MHz, Non-ECC (4DIMM)

      Graphics 2.0GB AMD FirePro™ V7900 

       

      Any opinions?

        • Re: New Workstation
          Jim Zink

          Get the E5-1620 CPU instead of the 1607.  The 1607 doesn't have TurboBoost and is fixed at 3.0 GHz.  The 1620 is a 3.6 GHz CPU with a 3.8 GHz TurboBoost mode.  Hyperthreading, too. 

           

          (Why do people insist on picking the slowest CPU available in expensive workstations?  It makes NO SENSE!)

          • Re: New Workstation
            Jerry Steiger

            Chris,

             

            You might want to look in the Administration forum, which is where most of the good discussions on hardware live. You might also want to ask this question there, after you have read through the relevant existing threads. Look especially at the latest thread from Charles Culp, I think it is his May suggestions.

             

            Jerry Steiger