Apple’s Mac Studio may be a popular solution for video editors right now, but PC makers aren’t taking it lying down. Especially Dell. The company has announced the new Precision 7865 Workstation with an AMD processor that’s the fastest the company has ever made.
Designed with a 64-core, 128-thread AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO5995WX CPU, the 7865 also comes with a choice of up to two AMD Radeon Pro W6800 graphics cards or Nvidia RTX A6000 GPU.
Toss in up to 1TB of DDR4 ECC RAM clocked at 3,200MH with RMT Pro, up to 56TB storage, and Thunderbolt 3 and Ethernet 10GB ports and users have a monster of an editing rig.
“Whether you’re creating the next animated blockbuster, developing trend-setting AR initiatives, or analyzing massive data sets, this professional workstation brings together immense power, flexibility, and reliability in one system,” says the company website.
Video professionals like Dan May of Blackmagic seem to agree. “We are seeing customers, from first-time filmmakers to huge studios, using DaVinci Resolve Studio with increasingly intricate and high-res video workflows.
The technology they need to create must be reliable as well as powerful. May goes on to say that the Dell Precision 7865 Tower provides the high-performance and complex computation that Resolve Studio was written for. “It’s a powerful and configurable system to run Resolve Studio.”
Other GPU options available include the Nvidia RTX A6000 with 48GB of GDDR6 memory, lesser RTX card options, Nvidia T1000 and T400 with just 2GB of memory, and lastly, the Nvidia Quadro GV100. Other AMD options include the Pro W6800 with 32GB GDDR6 memory, the W6600 with 8GB cache, and the W6400 with 4GB cache.
According to reports, the 5995WX Threadripper is based on AMD’s new Zen 3 microarchitecture and supports eight memory channels.
The CPU has a base clock speed of 2.7 GHz, however, users can opt for the 5945WX with a 64MB cache, 12 cores, 24 threads, and clock speeds reaching as high as 4.5GHz. Frankly, though, users are likely better served to keep the more powerful 5995 and rely on the 256MB of cache to make up the performance gap.
Other features include a 1350w power supply (which you’ll definitely need to drive all that performance), intensive cooling, WiFi-6e connectivity, and Bluetooth 5.2. The workstation also has self-encrypting drives via TPM 2.0, a lockable chassis, and onlooker detection for security.
The intensive cooling design consists of a hexagonal venting pattern that supports dedicated air channels rushing over critical components. Dell says that these channels enhance both thermal efficiency and acoustic performance, eliminating distracting fan noise and keeping the system running cool and quiet.
There’s no word on pricing or availability just yet, but the Precision 7865 is scheduled to be released in line with the 25th anniversary of the Precision lineup later this summer.
- Dell Precision 7865 Tower (B&H)
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