This powerful desktop by Dell is available in a “rack-mounted” configuration that has room for three dual-slot video cards in its 2U enclosure. It is designed for complex projects that require a great deal of power and performance, such as virtual reality workflows. Users can experience datacenter protection with the Dell Precision 7920, such as IT management and control, access to shared storage, and security. The extra iDRAC9 remote management hardware is very useful.
This version is configured similarly as the 7920 desktop tower version, with the only differences being the design and the server-like features. It can be customized with some impressive graphics power (up to 900W) and supports up to 48TB of storage thanks to Dell Precision ultra-speed drives and Enterprise-class SAS drives. Online shoppers can configure it with up to eight M.2 SSDs (PCIe NVMe).
Because the Rack is of the 2U form factor, it operates quietly. Its base hardware configuration includes an Intel Xeon Bronze 3104 processor (six-core I.6 GT/s with 8M cache). If that’s not powerful enough, it can be fitted with either an Intel Xeon Silver or Xeon Gold CPU. Or, better yet, a SECOND Xeon can be added for a dual processor configuration.
Memory is scalable and upgradable as well, with the cheapest configuration being 16GB (2 x 8GB). The costliest upgrade with the Dell Precision 7920 is a whopping 512GB of memory, which comes as 4 x 128GB 2666-MHz DDR4 LR DIMM ECC.
Optical Drive Options and Other I/O Ports of the Dell Precision 7920
In addition to the numerous hard drives, the Rack can be equipped with an optical drive as well, although there is none included in the starting price. Consumers can select either a Slimline DVD ROM SATA drive or DVD +/- RW SATA drive. Networking and Wi-Fi needs are taken care of with the Intel I350 Quad Port Network Daughter technology (4 x 1Gbit card).
While mounting rails are sold separately, they are definitely worth investing in, unless the user wants to simply keep the rack workstation sitting on the floor. Without the mounting rails, the Precision Rack measures 3.42-inches in height, 18.98-inches in width, and 28.17-inches in depth. Its starting weight is 63.05-lbs.
There are numerous I/O ports located all around the machine, including a VGA port for iDRAC9, USB 2.0 management port, USB 3.1 Type-A, SD Vflash media connector, – RJ45 for iDRAC, and many more slots and connections. The power supply is a single 1100-W “hot plug”; there is an option for a dual redundant 1600-W power supply.
With its impressive performance, amazing expandability, and IT functionality, the Dell Precision 7920 Rack is a great addition to any network.