Dell Revealed What Could Be One of the World’s Most Powerful Windows work stationsthe Precision 7865 Tower, with the fastest x86 CPU to date, the AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX, a 64-core, 128-thread monster that should easily outperform what Intel has to offer.
The latest member of the Precision family will excel when working with large databases, 3D rendering, compiling programs, and any workflow that requires significant computing power.
In addition to the CPU, this system will be able to accommodate up to 1TB of DDR4 ECC RAM with RMT Pro (the chip supports up to 2TB), up to 56TB of storage (presumably a combination of SSD and HDD), optional Thunderbolt 3 connectivity (no TB4 though) and 10Gb Ethernet available by default.
under the hood
Users will be able to choose between AMD Radeon Pro W6800 and Nvidia RTX A6000 GPU cards on top (you can add up to two).
Powering it all is a 1350W power supply; note that the Precision 7865 also comes with WiFi-6e and Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity, courtesy of Qualcomm.
The 5995WX is based on the Zen 3 microarchitecture and supports eight memory channels. It has a much lower base CPU speed (2.7 GHz) than its smaller brethren; however, it has more cache (256 MB). At 280W, its TDP matches that of previous Threadripper Pro processors.
It’s worth noting that AMD has yet to release a non-Pro HEDT Threadripper line, a direct replacement for the 3990X. Could it be because the latter was cannibalizing sales of the 3995WX? This is a very real possibility.
Dell has confirmed that its first Threadripper-based workstation will launch in the summer, with exact pricing confirmed closer to launch.
That leaves HP as the only other major vendor without a Threadripper product; Lenovo has introduced an updated version of its P620 in early March that features the 5995WX and can be purchased now. one stacked Lenovo ThinkStation P620 (opens in new tab) system with 512GB of ECC DDR4 memory, two Nvidia RTX A6000 GPUs and two 4TB SSDs in RAID-0, will only cost you $33,561.