Tower of Power: Dell Debuts 96-core Professional Workstation
The Precision 7875 leverages NVIDIA RTX™ Ada-generation GPUs to support high-end simulation, visualization and AI workflows.
December 8, 2023
Dell has released its latest high-powered professional engineering workstation – the Dell Precision 7875 Tower. The up-to 96-core workstation is equipped with dual NVIDIA RTX™ GPUs and can handle large simulation and artificial intelligence (AI) workloads.
Designed for engineers, architects, and designers, the Precision 7875 Tower offers multithreaded support for challenging applications, including AI, visualization, simulation and virtual reality. The tower, based on the AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7000 WX-Series CPUs, also offers the most cores of any single socket Dell Precision workstation, according to the company. (The new Threadripper 7000 WX-Series is available in configurations from 12 cores up to 96 cores.)
“There’s no better time to innovate and expand our Precision portfolio. As we learn more about the opportunities of AI and GenAI, our workstations will remain at the forefront to meet customer needs,” said senior director and GM of Precision workstations at Dell, Charlie Walker in a blog announcing the new computer.
Dell released its first Threadripper-based Precision workstation last year, the Precision 7865, which offers 64 cores and 128 threads, and supports up to the NVIDIA RTX 6000 Ada Generation GPU. Threadripper PRO processors also offer a very large L3 cache, which can improve application performance.
The 7875 can support a variety of AI functions, including model training, generative AI, machine learning and more. AI is increasingly incorporated in a number of engineering software solutions for modeling, analysis, and generative design.
“Our Dell Precision workstations are no longer just tools, they’re the engines of innovation. They let companies develop and fine-tune complex GenAI models locally before deploying them at scale,” said Walker.
Dell has also redesigned the tower housing with a taller, deeper chassis that provides better airflow to cool the processor, as well as a sixth PCIe slot to provide more expandability options. The computer also features the first Dell integrated Wi-Fi slot, and Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 self-encrypting drives with a lockable chassis design for added security.
NVIDIA RTX 6000 Ada is designed for professional workflows including high-end design, real-time rendering, artificial intelligence research and delivery, and other high-performance compute workflows. The GPU features 142 third-generation RT Cores, 568 fourth-generation Tensor Cores, and 18,176 CUDA cores, and 48GB of error correction code (ECC) graphics memory.
The GPU is certified with a range of professional engineering and design applications. The GPU uses DisplayPort 1.4 technology to run up to four 5K monitors at 60Hz, or dual 8K displays at 60Hz. Each DisplayPort connector can drive ultra-high resolutions of 4096x2160 at 120Hz with 30-bit color.
The Precision 7875 will be available with the NVIDIA RTX 5000 Ada Generation GPU at a future date, and will also eventually support the NVIDIA 4000 and 2000 RTX Ada Generation GPUs. Dell began offering the RTX 5000 Ada Generation GPU earlier this year and supports a range of Ada-generation laptop GPUs in its mobile workstations.
The new Dell Precision 7875 Tower was officially made available on Dec. 5. You can learn more about how Dell and NVIDIA technology can drive AI-based engineering workflows in this white paper.