Dell Precision 5820 Review: Find Out Why This Monster of a Machine Is Perfect for 3D Projects

Many people are concerned about the cost of the new Dell Precision 5820 workstation tower, although there really isn’t any reason to. Since there are so many configuration options, the price ranges considerably. Also, Dell discounts are easy to obtain. This giant single-processor desktop is ideal for professionals involved in architecture and any other industry that deals with 3D graphics. The cheapest configuration alone features an Intel Xeon W 2125 processor that runs at 4.0GHz (4.5GHz with Turbo) and has an 8.25M cache. This is one of many powerful components that fit inside the tower chassis. Even though it’s not really mobile, it still comes with an aluminum handle that can be used to move it around a room. There is another handle on the back that allows the workstation to be pulled. The ergonomics are good with the 5820: its design allows for good airflow and keeps the components from overheating. The multi-channel thermal design can be described as “revolutionary”. It delivers advanced acoustics and cooling so that users can enjoy more productivity under the heaviest of workloads. External connectivity is impressive as well. There are numerous Type-C and 3.0 ports, a PS/2 keyboard port, microphone and line-in port, optical drive, 5.25-inch bay (optional), security cable slot, serial port, network port, etc. While the base configuration of the Dell Precision 5820 doesn’t come with an optical drive, there is still a slot for one. There is room for up to 5 3.5-inch drives or 6 2.5-inch drives for front access storage. SAS, SATA, and PCe M.2 / U.2 NVMe solid state drives can be added to the tower for a maximum storage capacity of 24TB. What’s more is that these drives are easily swappable, and can be removed without having to shut the machine down. Dell Precision 5820 Choice of Graphics Cards There are tons of AMD Radeon Pro and NVIDIA Quadro video graphics cards for the buyer to choose from. The dedicated graphics power options range anywhere from 8GB all the way up to 24GB. These graphics cards are ca